Friday, April 2, 2010
Feely gets another shot at Qwest
By Mike Sando
Facebook friend Jim gets the credit (blame?) for initiating yet another kicker-related item.
He liked the earlier item showing Neil Rackers' clutch kicks during Rackers' Cardinals' career. With an assist from Pro Football Reference, I went through new Cardinals kicker Jay Feely's made field goals, sorting for fourth-quarter and overtime kicks. I went through play-by-play books to find corresponding misses.
Feely has been pretty clutch against a lot of teams other than the Seahawks. Seattle fans recounted his struggles at Qwest Field while with the Giants in 2005. Feely also missed a 36-yarder for Atlanta during a 2002 overtime loss to the Seahawks. He did make his only attempt during a 2006 game for the Giants at Qwest Field (Seattle won, 40-32).
The charts tell the story.