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Graham Gano Ready To Make Amends

Posted by Christopher Mudd on September 17, 2011 – 12:00 pm

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Down 7-0 in the first quarter kicker Graham Gano was given the first opportunity to put points on the board for Washington.

With 4:39 left in the first quarter, Gano took a deep breath, measured his shot, called for the snap, and booted the ball from the Giants 29-yard line.

The snap was good, the hold was good, and the kick was…just wide.

“It seemed like it came off my foot well, but then when I looked up it just barely missed right,” Gano said.

In the preseason Gano was perfect, hitting all 10 of his attempts. His miss from 39 yards out against the Giants, was his only attempt of the game.

Gano was able to watch game tape and analyze what happened.

“There was a big gust of wind, but you gotta make it in any situation,” he said. “The form looked good I just missed it.”

“Obviously you get frustrated about that but I’m not gonna change anything, I’m hitting the ball great,” he added. “Danny said the exact same thing, don’t change anything. We looked on film, the form looked good so I’m not gonna worry about it.”

Despite the fact that Gano missed his only field goal attempt, he continued to show how strong his leg his with his kickoffs.  On one kickoff, Gano boomed the ball 75 yards down the field, through the far uprights.

Afterward, Gano was all smiles.

“Kicking off was great, I love kicking off,” he said.  “We got a really good kickoff team, there’s a lot of positives to take out of that.”

This Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, Gano and the field goal unitl might be called out again. If so, Gano will have plenty of confidence when called upon

“As far as I’m looking at it I’m10-for-11 kicking field goals this year so I’m feeling pretty good about it,” Gano said. “The regular season field goals are the ones that are important. I’m just gonna bounce back, not change anything and just go back a 10-in-a-row streak.”

But for now, he’s just focusing on one-at-a-time.


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2 Responses to “Graham Gano Ready To Make Amends”

  1. By me on Sep 17, 2011 | Reply

    Thanks…I appreciate when there is content above and beyond what is in the pressers.

  2. By timmoe on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Gano cost us 3+ games last year. the difference from being tied for last in the nfc east and a wildcard is Gano’s leg. good on ya bro, good form, good connection, but you still missed. you are not 10-11, you are 0-1, you dont have any reason to feel good about anything. Think fans are gonna put up with another 2010 season, think again. put your change in your other pocket, gut some before the game, kill a live chicken, just stop missing!

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