LA Chargers News

Just for Kicks

By BoogaP

September 2, 2010; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers place kicker Nate Kaeding (10) watches from the sidelines during the first quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park. The 49ers defeated the Chargers 17-14. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

Two weeks ago today, I took an informal poll on Twitter about who should win the job of kicker for our San Diego Chargers.

Interestingly enough, Nick Novak started out with a 15 to 9 lead to start off the poll. That being said, there was a Team Kaeding resurgence that ended up with Nate winning the poll 32 to 21.

Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union Tribune, has said that it will be Nate Kaeding’s job. One of the 32 votes for Kaeding belonged to me.

Although I agree that it should be Kaeding, am I a glutton for punishment? I have predicted that this is the year that the Chargers win the Superbowl. Couple my prediction with my opinion that Kaeding should earn the kicking job, I have already given thought to his postseason kicking failures.

We all know that he is the most accurate kicker in regular season NFL history.  Nate posts 86.5% field goal percentage in the regular season contests.  It’s his 8-15 showing and multiple missed clutch kicks in the playoffs that stand out to many members of the Bolt Family.

We will be finding out soon enough if it’s Kaeding or Novak that earn the right to be kicking in the postseason this year.  Yeah I said it.

Please leave a comment stating your opinion on who should win the kicking job and why.  I would be very interested to hear what you think.

And a different note, to the recent rash of haters in the BoltBeat comments section:

The Union Tribune website and are both looking for additional haters to add to their hate-filled comments sections.  You would fit right in without missing a beat.

Thanks a lot for reading.