Chargers kicker Josh Lambo ticked some people off after Sunday’s loss to the Raiders when he was seen laughing while talking with Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski on the field after the game.
Some of his teammates were among that group, leading to a conversation between Lambo and coach Mike McCoy about why that didn’t sit right with everyone. On Tuesday, Lambo said he understood it was “a bad look” but that it was a “misinterpretation of what happened” to say that he wasn’t upset about losing the game and that he’s only human when it comes to laughing at things that are funny.
“In the kicking world, he’s a superstar. He’s a rock star,” Lambo said, via the Associated Press. “He’s a guy I look up to, a guy I consider a growing friend. We had a word, we had a laugh. We’re people. The work day was over and he said something funny and when Sebastian Janikowski says something funny to you, you laugh.”
Until the day of the robot kicker comes to pass, there’s going to be a chance of a kicker laughing on the field after a game. Lambo seems to have handled any negative reaction as well as possible, which leaves him more time to get used to the new holder that the Chargers are expected to employ after Lambo’s last partner Drew Kaser made a more egregious error than giggling at the end of the Raiders loss.