Carolina Panthers kicker Graham Gano insists that the Broncos calling timeout in an attempt to “ice” him isn’t the reason he ended up missing the game-winning kick this past Thursday night.
“I’m perfectly calm in those situations. It’s not different than any other kick, really. I’ve been doing this for a long time,” Gano said. “Those are the moments that you dream of, so it hurts. You want it back. I’m human. I’ll probably think about it for a little while, but we’ve got another game next week. I’ve just got to move on.”
I’m not a believer that “icing” the kicker works a lot and I think Gano missed the kick because he’s not a very good kicker from 50 plus yards out.
There’s a reason Washington cut Gano a few years ago.