Chargers may keep two kickers in the regular season

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No team struggled more in the kicking game last year in the Chargers.

So they may try to deal with that problem in bulk this year.

Via Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times, Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said the team would consider keeping two kickers in the regular season, but that he’d like for one of his kickers to make the decision easy for him.

“I’d love to make the decision sooner than later,” Lynn said. “I really would. But it’s so close right now.”

At the moment, the Chargers have Caleb Sturgis and Roberto Aguayo in camp, two guys overcoming their own issues. Sturgis suffered a hip injury in last year’s opener and never kicked for the Eagles in the regular season. Aguayo’s problems have been well-documented, as the former second-rounder bounced through short stints with the Panthers and Bears after the Buccaneers admitted their overdrafting mistake.

Sturgis made a 45-yard field goal and missed a 41-yarder in Saturday’s preseason opener, while Aguayo hit both his extra points. In practice Wednesday, Sturgis was 7-of-7 on field goals, while Aguayo was 4-of-7, with two of the misses coming from 50 yards or longer.

Lynn said he’d attach more importance to game results, and it would be great if one separated himself. Last year, the Chargers would have been a playoff team with a decent kicker, so the importance of finding an answer can’t be overstated there.

23 responses to “Chargers may keep two kickers in the regular season

  1. you absolutely cannot keep 2 kickers. every kick either misses the coach will be second guessed.

  2. Aguayo has a serious case of the yips…any golfer or kicker can tell you once you get em, many times you cant shake em

  3. Both are trash. Just wait until final cuts and pick up one of the two kickers other teams are trying to decide on. Better chances there…

  4. So weird! They cut Josh Lambo mid-year. He was signed by the Jaguars and helped get them to the AFCC by MISSING 1 KICK THE ENTIRE YEAR. He hasn’t missed much in the offseason and looks to be a long-term fixture at K.

  5. Last week, Josh Lambo nailed two 49 yard field goals for the Jaguars.

    Last season with the Jaguars, Lambo was 19 for 20 in the regular season and 4 for 4 in the postseason. That included a 45 yarder with a minute to go against Pittsburgh that ended up being the difference in the game.

    Just a reminder.

  6. LOL, while teams try to find a guy to cover kicks and punts to save a roster spot, these clowns wanna burn a roster spot….. how in the world this team doesn’t win a SB with Rivers is mind boggling. Thanks for Brees and Sporles

  7. The Bills had kickers Brad Daluiso & Scott Norwood both on the roster in 1991. Daluiso did kickoff’s keeping Norwood’s leg fresh for field goal’s. That was after the dreaded “Wide Right.”

  8. EJ says:
    August 16, 2018 at 9:52 am
    The Bills had kickers Brad Daluiso & Scott Norwood both on the roster in 1991. Daluiso did kickoff’s keeping Norwood’s leg fresh for field goal’s. That was after the dreaded “Wide Right.”

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    They also had FIVE!!! HOF players at their peaks, including two WR, RB, QB, i.e. every skilled offensive position, a HOF head coach, and a HOF GM. They could afford two kickers. I don’t see the Chargers lining up like that.

  9. amurdora says:
    August 16, 2018 at 10:14 am
    EJ says:
    August 16, 2018 at 9:52 am
    The Bills had kickers Brad Daluiso & Scott Norwood both on the roster in 1991. Daluiso did kickoff’s keeping Norwood’s leg fresh for field goal’s. That was after the dreaded “Wide Right.”

    ———————–

    They also had FIVE!!! HOF players at their peaks, including two WR, RB, QB, i.e. every skilled offensive position, a HOF head coach, and a HOF GM. They could afford two kickers. I don’t see the Chargers lining up like that.
    *********************************************************
    And they won squat.

  10. Telesco and the Chargers made a terrible screw-up by dumping Josh Lambo in whom they had lots of equity. Josh had an outstanding year in 2017. One of the top place kickers in the league. Then the Chargers got Koo, the trick place-kicker because LA has a large Korean community and they want to build a fan-base….. which isn’t happening. Now, they’re in trouble again on the place-kicker issue which Telesco said “it’s our top priority to fix the place-kicker problem this year.” It hasn’t happened. They are now resorting to keeping two place-kickers? One with a bad hip and one very questionable. Unbelievable. Spanos’s credo…”get rid of ’em. He costs too much money!”

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