Friday, April 2, 2010
Rackers retrospective: Kicking in clutch
By Mike Sando
The Cardinals didn't really need Neil Rackers to make clutch field goals over the past two regular seasons.
After a brilliant 2005 season, however, Rackers did miss several important kicks. And his 34-yard miss against Green Bay in the most recent playoffs, though tempered somewhat by circumstances beyond his control, could have been disastrous.
Rackers appears finished in Arizona following Jay Feely's signing Friday. I've put together a couple charts breaking out some of the clutch kicks Rackers attempted during his time with the Cardinals. I'll think of him as an often very good kicker who didn't always inspire confidence in pressure situations.