“Lawrence Tynes Kicks the Giants into the Super Bowl” was uttered twice by play by play announcer Bob Papa, much to the surprise of many fans. Lawrence was never the steadiest, and certainly never a “Sure thing” kicker for the Giants, but he did come through in the clutch.
Lawrence is now with the Tamp Bay Buccaneers and seems to have won the competition to be their opening day kicker. The Giants have signed Josh Brown and he will be the teams starter this season. Josh, who has kicked for the Seattle Seahawks, St. Louis Rams, and Cincinnati Bengals now tries his foot in the winds of the Meadowlands.
Josh is a lifetime 81% field goal kicker and has made 310 of 312extra points. Josh’s best year was 2004 when he made 23 of 25, and last year in 4 games with Cincinnati he made 11 of 12.
Of course being a part of Special Teams for the Giants means you have to deal with Steve DeOssie and Steve Weatherford. Here’s what Steve had to say about Josh Brown:
Q: How is Josh Brown fitting in with you and DeOssie?
A: He’s doing great. I’ve known him for a few years, he’s a hard working guy that comes early and stays late and fits in well with the plans that coach Coughlin and coach Quinn have for special teams. He’s not a guy that makes a lot of waves, he’s a professional, he’s been doing this for a long time so he’s fitting in really well.
Doesn’t make waves, professional, hard working, coachable………..sounds like a Giant to me.