All is not lost though. Chiefs special teams coach Dave Toub said that the problem with Santos on those kicks is easily correctable.
"In that game, he might've been a little nervous in the mental aspect of it but really physically what happened was he was looking," Toub said, via quotes from the Chiefs. "Really, he couldn't see the kick. His eyeballs were coming up every time he hit the ball. That's something that can easily be corrected and that's something we worked on yesterday and we're going to work on it again today. I think that'll help him."
Looking at the kick seems like an important step here. Santos went 1-for-2 on field goals in the game with an extra point, too.
It's way too early to say the Chiefs made the wrong decision at kicker -- keep in mind, Santos' (cheap) contract made this decision easier -- but you do hope that one kick isn't going to stick with him.
"The thing about him is if I felt like his confidence or mental aspect wasn't good, he wouldn't be here right now," Toub said. "I really feel strong about him going forward."
We'll just have to wait until he's put in a real pressure situation with the game on the line.