Chargers Won’t Make Kicker Change

Chargers kicker Caleb Sturgis has been less-than-perfect this season, but his job is not in jeopardy. Even though Sturgis missed a 49-yard try and an extra point on Sunday, coach Anthony Lynn says that he’s not considering a kicker change. 

The extra point kind of bothered me a little bit. We’ll figure out what happened there, but he’s been kicking well all week, been kicking with a lot of confidence and so I’m not concerned about it,” Lynn said (Twitter link via Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com).

Sturgis’ miss from 49 yards out is certainly understandable, but the missed XP marked his fourth of the season. Through five weeks, Sturgis has made 75% of his field goals and just 66.7% of his XP tries (8 of 12).

The 29-year-old has made 66 of 70 extra point attempts since the line of scrimmage was moved back to the 15-yard line in 2015, so that could help to explain why Lynn isn’t panicking. Sturgis will try to get off on the right foot next week when the Chargers face the Browns in Cleveland.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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7 comments on “Chargers Won’t Make Kicker Change

  1. Kwflanne

    Nah….. they’ll just blame the place holder instead haha. Classic chargers

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  2. snotrocket

    What about the Packers? Crosby cost them the win yesterday.

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    • Hannibal8us

      Please cut Crosby, he’s only been one of the most consistent kickers in the league. -Signed everyone else in the NFC North.

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    • Kenleyfornia74

      You dont cut a guy like Crosby after 1 bad game.

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      • itslonelyatthetrop

        Yeah, he’s earned the right to have a bad game.

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  3. duke1776

    Chargers are a team ran and coached by morons. I say this as a season ticket holder of ten years. It’s the same shit every year.

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  4. itslonelyatthetrop

    10 guys could take his place. Invite ‘em all.

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