Pete Carroll stands by Jason Myers: He’s our kicker

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The Seahawks escaped the Bucs 40-34 in overtime, though not for much help from their kicker. Jason Myers missed a game-winning field goal on the final play of regulation.

He missed a 47-yarder and a PAT earlier in the game.

Still, Pete Carroll volunteered his support for Myers before he even was asked.

“I want to say this: Our kicker, Jason Myers, he’s our kicker,” Carroll said, via Adam Jude of the Seattle Times. “It didn’t go right today for him, but it’s gonna. So we’re counting on him coming right back next week and kick the winners and do all the things we need him to do. He’s got magnificent talent and today got hard and didn’t work out right.

“But we won anyway and our guys won for him. They got his back.”

It’s fair to wonder whether Carroll might have had a different answer had the Seahawks lost the game. But they didn’t.

Myers finished Sunday 2-for-4 on field goals and 2-for-3 on PATs. He missed the potential 40-yard game-winner wide right.

“Tough day,” Myers said. “That’s the thing about being a kicker: When you have a tough day, it gets magnified.”

Myers made the Pro Bowl for the Jets in 2018, making 33 of 36 field goal tries, including 6-of-7 from 50 yards or longer. The Seahawks signed him to a four-year, $15.45 million deal in the offseason.

Myers is 12-of-17 this season, including 2-for-5 from 40-49 yards and 1-for-3 from 50 yards or longer.

“Sometimes the ball just doesn’t go where you want it,” Myers said.

12 responses to “Pete Carroll stands by Jason Myers: He’s our kicker

  1. He’s kicking whacked out slicing or hooking or weak wobblers……they arent clean shots…..how is that going to get better? It’s mental and you can tell that it is by people who were at the game saying the guy nails all his practice kicks pre game and halftime.

  2. Yeah all his kicks today, even the ones he made, were borderline. Not surprised at all he missed the last one.

  3. He is the kicker and will be so, until he isn’t. That will remain so, until it changes. Anyone thinking he will finish the season kicking as bad as we’ve seen the past few games? I agree.

  4. Has he missed ten kicks in eight games? No?

    The Colts will trade you a washed up 46-year-old. Fair warning, he comes with a legion of apologists who would defend him on the merits of legacy and loyalty if he missed another ten kicks – which he’s on pace to accomplish!

  5. The problem with Meyers is the expectations..with the Jets,they had none of him….on the Seahawks, who are good, the spotlight is on him. He will be cut and Cody Parkey will take his place

  6. He did the same thing here in Jacksonville- beautiful kicks in practice, then he struggles when the lights come on and even more so when the big lights come on.

    We were surprised when he was picked up by the Jets but…they are the Jets. Then the Seahawks signed him and, well, I guess this shows the state of kicking in the NFL. I’ve never played fantasy until this year and it really shows the lack of talented Kickers and tight ends.

  7. It was easy with the Jets…nobody expected to win anyway.

    Monday Night Football coming up vs the Niners in a pivotal game.

    At least they have RW to balance that out. He loves the bright lights… any kicks will be scary.

  8. what are you gonna do . . .there’s not likely some awesome kicker out there just waiting for a call. You hope he gets it together, and re-evaluate in the off-season.

  9. Penny-pinching Mode’s decision to let Stephen Haushka leave as free agent (to save salary cap space) is still haunting them. They have not found a replacement who is as consistent as Hauschka was. Their decision to let long snapper Clint Gresham go for the same reason has also been haunting them.

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