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Will the Los Angeles Chargers Cut Caleb Sturgis?

CARSON, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Caleb Sturgis #6 of the Los Angeles Chargers warms up before the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at StubHub Center on September 9, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Caleb Sturgis #6 of the Los Angeles Chargers warms up before the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at StubHub Center on September 9, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Will the Los Angeles Chargers make a move at the kicker position? For some reason, I doubt that they do! At least not yet.

After a horrible day attempting to make extra points on Sunday, the Los Angeles Chargers are sitting here and have not made a move for a new kicker yet.

Will they actually make a move on their kicker?

We have seen this too many times as Chargers fans and know that we will need Sturgis to actually miss a game winner or cost us a win completely before he gets a chance to lose his job.

Until then, just keep trotting him out and hoping that he doesn’t screw up. You can say the same for Jahleel Addae and Kyle Emmanuel.

The latest news that we heard is that the Chargers are going to look at the whole operation as a unit, from the long snapper to the holder. I don’t know how many kickers we can run out onto the field and keep seeing them miss. It hasn’t mattered who we have put out there.

Every kicker that has been brought in has struggled with their field goals, but the two players that remain the same are the long snapper and the holder. Could it be them? Philip Rivers is 100% as a holder!

Sturgis is a 80% in his career at kicking field goals and is at 77.8% this year. Not that far from his career with a small sample size. We know that he isn’t the kicker to be automatic past 50, but he will give you a chance.

The biggest issue is the extra points! He missed 2 yesterday and has missed 3 already this season in the first 4 games. Together he is 6 of 9 for a 67% clip. What is the deal here? These are free points! We might as well go for 2-points every single time.

I was encouraged that Sturgis did make his field goals when they were needed at the end of the game. I give him a pass for missing a 50+ field goal. Those are not easy. When the Chargers needed a go-ahead score in the 4th quarter, Sturgis was able to nail the easy 21-yard field goal. That shows that he can let the mistakes in the past go and move forward. After missing a couple of extra points, that could have shook younger players and cost us the game at the end, but Sturgis kept his head up and nailed it.

Will the Chargers make a move? Likely not.

Should they? I don’t even know anymore.

I have a feeling that there are more issues than just the kicker. I expect Sturgis back out there again on Sunday. What do you guys think?

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