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Rex sounds off on kicker

Posted by Chris Brown on September 3, 2015 – 11:15 pm

Bills head coach wasn’t happy about a few things he witnessed in the team’s preseason finale Thursday night in Detroit. Foolish penalties and fumbles were among those mentioned, but when it came to missed field goals it was clear that irked him more than anything else.

Dan Carpenter hit a 43-yard attempt, but his 40-yard attempt in the second half clanged off the right upright. It left Carpenter 3-6 on field goals in the preseason. He also missed an extra point from the new 33-yard distance. Ryan was unhappy to say the least.

“Certainly we’ve got some issues, hell we can’t make a field goal so we better be looking for any guy who has ever kicked a football in his life. They will get an opportunity here,” said Ryan. “I’m tired of seeing us miss a field goal. We’ve got a kickoff guy and we miss field goals. I don’t get it. We’ll certainly be looking out there. I don’t know if anybody is out there, but nobody gets this job by default, and certainly you’ve got to earn your way out here. Very disappointed in that and I don’t care who knows it.”

Carpenter has kicked with a 90 percent success rate in his two seasons with Buffalo.


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