Mantra for every NFL player in the wake of a bad game is to forget it and continue, and no position is based on that perception stronger than the kicker. Specialists are often played as consumable by mistake.  Rookie Cleveland Brown’s kicker Greg Joseph, in the nine career’s regular season game, plays with this mentality as he tries to strengthen his position at the suddenly rejuvenated Browns.
Now on 11 of 13 goals scored for the season, Joseph tells ESPN his mindset has been: “Keep a short memory to the next kick.” Bounce back and you move on to the next. “
Has arrived in September, apparently from nowhere,” Who now?! “was the general reaction to Joseph’s signing when Zane Gonzalez got the head of Brown’s 21
-18 loss for the Saints.
Joseph, currently the only kicker in the league from South Africa, was born in Johannesburg where he lived until his family made the move to United States 2001, when he was seven.
“My whole family is from South Africa. My children will be the first generation not born there, “he says.
” I have been back once when I was 10, so three years after moving, but I have not been back late. But I remember where I grew up, I remember my school, where my grandmother worked, friends house, football plans I was playing. “
Greg Joseph completed his career at Florida Atlantic as the leading field target parker in program history. Mike Ehrmann / Getty Images