- Dec 8, 2005
I've thought of it before, and your post reminded me, I've often wondered if Adam intentionally kicked it low, to keep it out of the higher winds. Problem with that would be if he overdid it and kicked too high on the ball, it could have been blocked by any defensive Raider or died short of the goal posts. I remember Adam being interviewed after the Super Bowl by Cris Collinsworth (Inside the NFL?) and it would have been a perfect time for questions like that. Instead, they talked about Adam's wife telling him it was time to shave off the beard.If you rewatch it, you'll see that he doesn't get much elevation on it at all. It looks, coming off the foot, like it's just going to knuckle and die at about the goal line, but somehow it goes in. Easily the best kick of all time - even better than Tucker's 66 yard game winner vs. Detroit (which was amazing, obviously). Just the conditions and the stakes...Adam's kick is #1 all time.