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Kaeding misses Pro Bowl

The last time we heard from Chargers kicker Nate Kaeding, he was publicly apologizing for missing three kicks in San Diego’s divisional round loss.

We won’t be hearing from him this week at the Pro Bowl either.

Kaeding was a last minute scratch; Miami’s Dan Carpenter will replace him. 

We can’t help but wonder if Sebastian Janikowski was offered the spot first, but turned it down.  Or if Carpenter was just available because it’s nearby.

We feel badly for Kaeding, but also wonder what he used as an injury excuse.  Armando Salguero wrote it before we could: bruised confidence?

UPDATE: Kaeding was on hand at the Pro Bowl, but hurt his groin there.

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26 Responses to “Kaeding misses Pro Bowl”
  1. nfcbeast says: Jan 27, 2010 5:25 PM

    I think he wants to be as far away from center stage as possible right now. He should take a trip to Buffalo or Jacksonville.

  2. FumbleNuts says: Jan 27, 2010 5:25 PM

    “We feel badly for Kaeding, but also wonder what he used as an injury excuse?”
    Post-traumatic stress disorder maybe?

  3. jb10 says: Jan 27, 2010 5:27 PM

    didn’t look like he deserved it any way.

  4. raiders177 says: Jan 27, 2010 5:29 PM

    “Kaeding misses Pro Bowl”
    I heard he missed it wide-right.

  5. Bobby Bushay says: Jan 27, 2010 5:30 PM

    Kaeding misses Pro Bowl – wide right… Jano should have been there anyway. yawn.

  6. slipkid says: Jan 27, 2010 5:30 PM

    sliced left, i am sure

  7. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Jan 27, 2010 5:32 PM


  8. DookiesDeposit says: Jan 27, 2010 5:39 PM

    Kaeding cant make it because he and Scott Norwood were travelling together and they missed the exit ramp wide right.

  9. BornSlippy says: Jan 27, 2010 5:42 PM

    They told him to come to Miami to just kick-it,
    so he missed…

  10. Bwa Ha Ha says: Jan 27, 2010 5:45 PM

    Still trying to get Norv’s boot out of his butt?

  11. Raider B says: Jan 27, 2010 5:46 PM

    Kick his ass Sea bass!

  12. irishgary says: Jan 27, 2010 5:49 PM

    what doesn’t this guy miss??????

  13. ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says: Jan 27, 2010 5:50 PM

    I’ve never seen someone buckle under pressure as many times as this guy. Regular season heros don’t mean jack sh!t when they can’t perform in the playoffs.

  14. psyseb says: Jan 27, 2010 5:57 PM

    Janikowski deserved the spot. He was money all year AND had a 61-yarder against Cleveland.

  15. imalwaysright says: Jan 27, 2010 6:01 PM

    Kaeding was practicing for probowl and pulled something that is why he is out!!

  16. BoltsTrev2120 says: Jan 27, 2010 6:03 PM

    I heard they did call Jano but he couldn’t be reached because he was passed out on GHB at the local “discotech”….

  17. Tim says: Jan 27, 2010 6:13 PM

    Carpenter was in the running as a rookie too. I was bummed he wasn’t the starter this year. Next up Lou Polite.

  18. Peoples Champ says: Jan 27, 2010 6:24 PM


  19. batrack says: Jan 27, 2010 6:33 PM

    Carpenter only missed 3 field goals all year just like Kaeding and Janikowski. I gotta gloat, a University of Montana Grizzly at the Pro Bowl, life is good.

  20. raidertg says: Jan 27, 2010 6:35 PM

    The issue is Sea-Bass is a Raider so he is automaticly hated on by the NFL. He should have been in the Pro Bowl in the first place Kaeding even proved that!

  21. RacerX says: Jan 27, 2010 6:37 PM

    the word you mean to use is “bad” not the adverb “badly.” I know this and I had 2.4 GPA. Go figure.

  22. Raydahz says: Jan 27, 2010 6:58 PM

    They offered it to Carpenter just because he was nearby? That tells you what the NFL front office thinks about kickers, doesn’t it?

  23. snnyjcbs says: Jan 27, 2010 7:07 PM

    @BoltsTrev2120, ya, and next to your Mama. Fitting the Chargers have a kicker that folds like a deck of cards under pressure just like the Chargers teams have done decade in and decade out.
    You hold up those whole (2) AFC Championship games played in to date up against an NFL record (14) the Raiders have played in or the (1) SB made to date vs the Raiders (5) and you can see just what a garbage organization the Chargers have been for over 40 years.

  24. Grimmlock42 says: Jan 27, 2010 7:48 PM

    Nate Kaeding is up there with Scott Norwood and Ray Finkle from Ace Ventura Pet Detective. Thanks Nate. Keep up the good work.

  25. Mumakata says: Jan 27, 2010 9:20 PM

    batrack says:
    January 27, 2010 6:33 PM
    Carpenter only missed 3 field goals all year just like Kaeding and Janikowski. I gotta gloat, a University of Montana Grizzly at the Pro Bowl, life is good.
    Go Griz. As a Montana Dolphins fan, it makes my heart feel good. Next up Lex Hilliard.

  26. JSpicoli says: Jan 28, 2010 4:54 AM

    They should have a kicking skills contest at the probowl. Distance, accuracy, trick shots. HORSE.
    And Jano was robbed in the first place.

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