Jets will ‘keep working’ on finding kicker
The New York Jets have had some problem this offseason finding the right kicker, and it seems it’s still a work in progress. Last season Jason Myers was a Pro Bowl kicker for the Jets, but he signed a four year deal with the Seattle Seahawks, so this offseason was spent trying to find a new kicker.
The team signed Chandler Catanzaro, but during the first preseason game, he missed two extra points and promptly retired. The Jets then signed Taylor Bertolet after a workout earlier this week, but he also missed two extra points in Thursday’s game.
After the game, coach Adam Gase said that the team would go back and watch the film and see where they want to go from there.
“This is what we’re going with until we have those discussions,” Gase said, via the New York Daily News. “When we get back in the morning, we’ll be able to watch film. You want to make sure the operation was right. What were the reasons for the misses? That’s what [special teams coach] Brant [Boyer] is really good at. He’ll be able to figure out what’s going on and we’ll keep working on it.”
Gase didn’t exactly confirm that the team will bring in someone new, but it’s hard to imagine they won’t. During the open workout that Bertolet won a job, Blair Walsh and Chris Blewitt also worked out, and they could be options if the team decides to bring in another pitcher.
They still have a couple of preseason games to figure out, but it has to be concerning they don’t have it figured out yet.