Chargers will “reevaluate” their kicking situation


If the Chargers had lost Sunday’s game, Caleb Sturgis may have had to find his own transportation back to Los Angeles. The kicker had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

He missed a 42-yard field goal wide left and two extra points wide left. He made one of his three extra points.

For good measure, Sturgis also got a tripping penalty.

The Chargers won 25-17.

The team cut kicker Mike Badgley last week after Sturgis recovered from his quad injury. In two games, Badgley made all seven extra points and all three field goals.

The only question is: Have the Chargers already called Badgley’s agent to re-sign him?

“You don’t just throw [players] out when they’re down,” Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said of Sturgis’ future, via Ryan Kartje of the Orange County Register. “We try to help them and bring them back. But he didn’t kick well today. So we have to reevaluate the whole situation.”

Lynn quickly ended any further questions about Sturgis: “We won the football game,” Lynn said. “Don’t really want to talk about the kicking right now.”

Judging by Philip Rivers‘ face, he was even more annoyed with the kicking game Sunday.

9 responses to “Chargers will “reevaluate” their kicking situation

  1. Coaches like John Madden used to believe the saying that players do not lose their jobs because of injury. So, John Madden gave the job back to LB Floyd Rice after he recovered from injury, and sat his rookie LB back down. The result is that Floyd Rice had a terrible game, and the Raiders lost the game, and Rice was no longer with the Raiders the next season. BTW that rookie LB would soon become a star. That was back in the 1970s. If some coaches still think the same way, they will pay the same price that John Madden did.

  2. Should have stuck with Badgley until he missed (at least) and give Sturgis more time to heal the quad …. those don’t get better very quickly.

  3. hibcid16 says:
    November 4, 2018 at 9:09 pm
    Chargers really should have won this easily, but as they seem to traditionally do, retain average kickers.
    I’m hardly a professional, highly trained expert, but it still seems “average” is an exceptionally charitable evaluation.

  4. Telesco, with his Josh Lambo blow-out and koo fiasco has damaged the confidence of this team. The management keep piling pressure on Rivers who was livid with the missed extra point and field goals. Where is Badgley? I hope his agent sticks it to the Chargers for more money. Spanos may say “No, get rid of him he costs too much!”

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