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Colts’ Frank Reich calls Adam Vinatieri one of the ‘mentally toughest players’ ever to play

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Adam Vinatieri has been the kicker for two incredible franchises in an incredible 24-year career and is arguably the greatest ever to play the position.

Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich cannot help but appreciate the incredible career the seasoned kicker has made for himself.

Despite Vinatieri’s early-season struggles, Reich has kept the faith in the veteran, whom he showered with some well-deserved praise.

“You trust him. You trust your guys,” Reich said, per NFL’s Adam Maya. “The good news is, it’s easy to have belief and conviction about the person and the player that Adam Vinatieri is. This guy, as a kicker, you would have to talk about this guy as one of the mentally toughest players to ever play the game. That’s what it takes to do what he’s done.”

Vinatieri — who is affectionately called all over the NFL as Vinny — is one of the longest-serving players in today’s NFL. Starting his NFL career as an undrafted player in 1996, he went on to win four Super Bowls and playing for iconic quarterbacks like Tom Brady and Andrew Luck.

He had a fantastic outing against the Atlanta Falcons, making all of his field-goal attempts to help the Colts complete the narrow win.

“For me it was just about getting back out there, doing your job and doing what’s expected out of you,” Vinatieri said after the game, via the official Colts site. “It’s a hard-fought game and we needed every single point that we got. The guys played well and I’m happy that I got to contribute a little bit.”

Indy and football fans will do well to appreciate Vinny before he finally walks away from the game.