Inside The Bills

Carpenter understands Ryan’s frustration

Posted by Chris Brown on September 4, 2015 – 5:28 pm

Bills head coach Rex Ryan has made no bones about his dissatisfaction with the state of Dan Carpenter’s field goal success rate of 50 percent in the preseason. Add in a missed extra point and it hasn’t been pretty. Carpenter, a no nonsense guy himself, gets it.

“If you have a kicker who goes 3 for 6 in the preseason, you should be concerned as a coach,” said Carpenter Friday. “That’s their job. I need to do better. I know that, he knows that, everyone else in this building knows that, and everyone else in this building expects me to do better. That’s pretty much all there is to it.”

Carpenter doesn’t believe it’s anything mental that’s affecting him. The biggest problem was the time he had to spend on the sidelines at training camp with his hamstring injury.

“I think, with that it was just time,” he said. “There’s time missed that I can’t get back. All I can do is move forward from there and work to get better.”

The veteran kicker said he’s not going to have a meltdown and that he’s battled through rough patches before. He believes he can get back to where he was the past two seasons with the Bills, which was a 90 percent success rate.

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