Nov 30, 2013; Auburn, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide kicker Cade Foster (43) is consoled by quarterback AJ McCarron (10) after missing a field goal during the fourth quarter at Jordan Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama kicker Cade Foster fires back at David Pollack on twitter


There have been a lot of people that are blaming last week’s Alabama loss to Auburn on Tide kicker Cade Foster.

In last Saturday’s Iron Bowl, Foster missed two field goals and had one blocked. Naturally, whenever there are stats like that in a close loss, everyone is going to blame the kicker. It’s the easy way out.

But, when I say most people, I mean the majority of fans. The analysts and experts are supposed to explore inside the game on offense and defense to find out what else could have been done differently. That’s not to say that the kicker should be exonerated of blame, but you win as a team and you lose as a team.

Tonight in the MAC Championship Game, Northern Illinois’ kicker has been spectacular, knocking through kicks from 45 and 51 yards out.

That prompted ESPN’s David Pollack to tweet this:

Kind of a subtle jab at Foster. But it was a subtle jab that Foster just wouldn’t have any of, which sparked him to give this epic comeback:

Seriously, good on Foster. He’s right.

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