Get ready for more Martin. The Saints have decided to keep curly-haired kicker Martin Grammatica on the roster for training camp. He’ll compete for the permanent kicking job against Olindo Mare. (Considering I could probably out-kick Ocrapo with both legs tied to a bear trap, we’re thinking Martin might be a shoe-in for the gig.)
We’d like to think this doesn’t mean the Saints have given up on looking for other kickers in the off-season. While Martin did a great job as a fill in toward the end of the 2007 season, we’re not confident he’s got the range or the consistency to be our long term solution. Is it worth looking into a rookie kicker at this point? Hard to say. What we know for certain is that we’re in no way sold on Lil Man.