Brett Maher lived his own nightmare in the Dallas Cowboys‘ win over Tom Brady‘s Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Dallas kicker missed four of the five extra points he attempted and went straight into negative NFL history.
Now, his team needs him to recover mentally for the game against the San Francisco 49ers. Quarterback Dak Prescott gave Maher his vote of confidence and he will continue to kick despite Jerry Jones‘ doubts.
Argentina’s Martin Gramatica, one of the best kickers in history, also wanted to show his support for Maher and gave him advice on what he needs to do, in an interview with TMZ.
“I would just say, do what you did all year. Short memory. Forget about it. You’re good enough. You got us this far,” Gramatica said.
Gramatica, with a 76.4 percent kick success rate over 11 seasons in the NFL, is an authoritative voice on the subject. He spent time with Buccaneers, Colts, Patriots and the Cowboys, where he played in the 2006-07 season at the end of his career, a year before retirement with the Saints.
Maher’s regular season numbers
The former player believes that it was all an off day and that Maher should not be worried based on his numbers during the season, with 29 of his 32 field goal attempts made.
He had shown no signs of faltering until his performance against the Buccaneers. A collection of mistakes that could have cost his team dearly and affected him on a per…