The Titans struggled to find consistency by kicking throughout the 2019 season, and the 2020 season did not come off on the right foot on that front.
Stephen Gostkowski signed with the team earlier this month and made his debut for the team in Denver Monday night. It was not good. Gostkowski missed three field goals and an extra point before coming through from 25 yards out in the final seconds to allow the Titans to escape with a 16-14 win over the Broncos.
Gostkowski called the chance to kick a winner off an opportunity he did not deserve, saying he “really put them in a tough spot” with his past misses.
“You’re not always lucky enough to get a chance to redeem yourself,” Gostkowski said via Turron Davenport of ESPN.com. “But I’m just glad the guys got to celebrate. I’m disappointed with myself and embarrassed and frustrated, but at the end of the day we won, and luckily guys are happy to come home. ”
Cody Parkey was the last kicker to miss four kicks in a win, and the Bears stuck with him throughout the 2018 season. Parkey completed a game-winning field goal attempt in the playoffs, and we’ll see if Gostkowski is able to get that kind of race in Tennessee.