Why do I have this feeling that the Los Angeles Chargers will keep 2 kickers on the roster?
I know that we all want to cut Caleb Sturgis. He is garbage! He shouldn’t be out there kicking field goals at all! It is more surprising when they go in at this point and I don’t even know how he has kept his job for this long.
Sturgis should not handle field goals at this point and the person that they have on the practice squad has “made all the damn kicks.” Of course he deserves an opportunity to kick! Michael Badgley has made every field goal that he has attempted this season. He gives the team more confidence at field goals at this point and should get more opportunities. His weakness is on kickoffs though.
Some people don’t care about kickoffs! I care about kickoffs! With the amount of times that we do score, we cannot afford to give the ball right back to the opposing offense with a short field. Even when are defense does get a stop, we will be backed up right into our own end zone. Field position becomes huge in close games. We don’t need to kick that ball off to players like Cordarelle Patterson or Tyreek Hill either.
Caleb Sturgis has a stronger leg on kickoffs and could be why the Chargers have to stick with two kickers for now. Instead of going that route, I would rather see the Chargers sign someone from free agency to fill the role. Go after Cairo Santos to take over both roles and don’t waste a roster spot with two kickers.