Friday, September 13, 2013
Dolphins' Friday Q&A: K Caleb Sturgis
By James Walker
DAVIE, Fla. -- Miami Dolphins kicker Caleb Sturgis had a strong debut in a 23-10 win over the Cleveland Browns. Sturgis was 3-for-3 on field goals and made two extra points.
Sturgis spent a few minutes Friday with ESPN.com to discuss his approach entering Week 2 against the Indianapolis Colts.
James Walker: Kicking in Cleveland and kicking in the dome in Indianapolis are completely different. How does that change things for you?
Caleb Sturgis: I think it’s the exact same approach. You go out there and give yourself enough time before the game to get any kind of feeling for what’s happening. I’m not sure if they will open their window on the roof, which causes minimal wind and things like that. But you want to be prepared for everything. I go out there with enough time to see what your ball is doing that day, and I just try to hone in as best I can.
Walker: You were on the field really early last week. I think you and Browns kicker Billy Cundiff were the first two people on the field. Is that a normal routine?
Sturgis: Yeah, I like to do that. Coming in I saw the water was really rough on the lake (Lake Erie). So I just wanted to get a feel for what it was doing. I gave myself enough time to figure things out. [Cundiff] and I have the same agent. I worked with him a little bit in the offseason. It was more so just catching up.
Walker: Your counterpart Sunday will be Adam Vinatieri. What is that like for a rookie kicker?
Sturgis: Being a kicker, he’s someone you look up to. I was 11 years old when he kicked his first game-winner for New England [in the Super Bowl]. It’s kind of neat that I’m finally realizing "Wow, I’m going to be on the other side of the field as him."
Walker: Any thoughts on your Gators losing to Miami last week?
Sturgis: I hate seeing my alma mater lose. But they will be back. They will be fine. They shot themselves in the foot a little bit. They’re a better team than that.