It's going to be a natural reaction..."We Got (Lawrence) Tynes, he's a good kicker too"! Ever heard the story of the Fox and the Grapes?
But make no mistake about it, losing Connor Barth for the 2013 season is a huge loss, any way you look at it. The numbers show Tynes had just as accurate a season. Barth set a franchise record with his 84.3% accurace since being named a Buc in 2009.
Barth suffered a torn achillies tendon in his right leg by playing in a charity basketball game in North Carolina, where he starred as a Tar Heel kicker for University of NC. He has succesful surgury Monday and is expected to make a full recovery.
Tynes is no slouch at 81.5% lifetime, and having kicked in New York, at Meadowlands stadium (both old and new), few kickers veteran enough at the age of 35 are as ready to step into an NFL kicker role on the fast track like Lawrence Tynes.
He has made Super Bowl kicks, NFC Championship kicks. But when the money was on the line, Connor Barth ...