Now that's how you get the most out of a game winning kick. I suppose that safely booting a field goal directly through the middle of the uprights to end overtime would have had a similar effect on the standings. However, can you really say it would have given Chiefs players, staff, and fans the same level of euphoria as clunking one off the goalpost and making them think they had just witnessed a completely avoidable tie against a division rival on the road? In terms of elation and depression, nothing delivers quite like waiting on a referee's gesture to determine an official victor. If Cairo Santos was looking to give one fanbase the highest of highs and another the lowest of lows then his near-tragic miss was an undeniable success. His holder may have temporarily witnessed his job security flash before his eyes, but I'll be damned if that one second of impending doom didn't have his smile shining a little bit brighter when he learned of the actual result. Surely there's at least one Kansas City native out here that developed a severe heart problem during that re-direction, but who are we to question how a man gets the job done given the current state of field goal kicking in the NFL? They never congratulate you for missing pretty kicks, so why wouldn't Cairo Santos fully celebrate making an ugly one?
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