After San Diego Chargers kicker Nate Kaeding choked away Sunday’s playoff loss to the Jets, he offered a public apology to the people he let down.
“I never feel sorry for myself,” Kaeding said after the game. “I feel sorry for my teammates and coaches.”
Although many Chargers players avoided the media after the game, Kaeding answered questions for as long as reporters asked them, and they asked a lot. And he said he’s not going to let his horrendous playoff outing define him.
“It’s going to be a tough few months, but I have to get through it,” he said. “If you relish the good parts of it, you have to be able to work through the bad part as well. It’s a tough night, obviously, and we’ll let this rest and pick up the pieces.”
Kaeding said the snap and hold were good on all three missed field goals, and that he felt good during pregame warmups.
Ultimately, Kaeding said, the problem was quite simple: “I didn’t kick it between the uprights.”