For the second consecutive week, the Kansas City Chiefs kicker missed a field goal. Cairo Santos, the rookie kicker out of Tulane, missed a 37-yard attempt on Sunday in Denver a week after missing a 48-yard attempt against the Tennessee Titans.
Kickers rarely have any true job stability so Chiefs fans have obviously already been wondering if the team plans to stick with Santos, whom they chose over veteran Ryan Succop shortly before the season. Reid was asked if he had any regrets going with Santos knowing now how the season has started.
"No, I don't," Reid said, via quotes from the team. "He's got to kick better. Our guy's got to kick better right now but I don't ever look back on those things."
Reid was asked if it was time to bring in competition and he said, "When he settles down he'll be he kicks it fine, he's just got to do that. We have trust in him."
They have trust in him for now. But kickers making the minimum don't have any job security. If the Chiefs think someone else will help them more this season at kicker than Santos, they should go with that kicker. The Chiefs can not afford missed field goals, not with a team that will be playing with little margin for error all season.
It's obvious that not everyone has trust in Santos, including former Mizzou kicker Jeff Wolfert.
With 500 RTs/Favs I'll show up to Chiefs facilities and ask to try out if they are bringing in kickers this week. Ready and waiting.— Jeff Wolfert (@jwolfert) September 14, 2014