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'Fins Sturgis Perfect Through First Four Games

Somebody knock on wood.   I know once I say this, he’ll probably miss his 1st field goal this Sunday vs. the Baltimore Ravens.  Then again, he probably won’t.  I am of course referring to Miami’s golden-boot rookie kicker Caleb Sturgis.  Through the first quarter of the season, the kid with the nerves (and leg) of steel has still not missed a field goal or an extra point.

Here is Sturgis’ stat line through the first four games: 30-39 yards – 2/2, 40-49 yards – 3/3, 50 yards or more – 2/2, XP – 7/7.  On top of that, he averages a touch back 63.16% of the time on kickoffs.  Point is, so far Sturgis has been flawless.  Out of NFL kickers with at least 7 field goal attempts, only 4 remain perfect.  Sturgis is one of these four.  His long of 54 yards is the 3rd longest so far this season.  He is kicking like a ten year veteran, not a rookie seeing his first action in the big leagues.

As fellow staff writer Paul L. Picken Jr. said, “Sturgis is boring.”  I couldn’t have said it better myself.  He trots in from the sideline, destroys the ball through the center of the uprights, then trots back off.  He leaves the excitement to the other plays on the team.  Sturgis is as methodical and as poised as they come.  And so far- as I sit knocking on my wooden desk- it’s working .

In Sturgis we trust.


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  • Paul L. Picken, Jr

    Ha! Thanks for the shout out, Eric! I’m loving watching this kid, and am still amazed any kicker, let alone a rookie, has made his way onto my man-crush list. Previously, the only spot for a kicker was reserved for Kathy Ireland in “Necessary Roughness” – but that one is easily understandable. The scary part is, BOTH of our kickers are on my man-crush list now, as Fields is just stupendous.

    • Eric Roddy

      Haha oh gah… But yeah I’ve been in love with fields for a while now too. Consistency wins games and both of our special team specialists are as consistent as they come!

      • Paul L. Picken, Jr

        Oh, me too… I hope you don’t mind, but I sent a note to Sturgis on twitter that you put this article up! I’ve had some interaction with him on there, so maybe he’ll read it!

        • Eric Roddy

          That’s great with me! Same here, I got him to follow me back and he replied to one of my tweets in the past. He is as humble a pro as they come!