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Bradley hasn't lost faith in Myers

Myers missed two extra points in loss to Titans

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(Associated Press)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – When the Jaguars decided to keep Jason Myers and trade Josh Scobee, Gus Bradley said that there would be growing pains. The good – Myers has had two game winning field goals against the Dolphins and Ravens. The bad – he’s at least partially the blame for a handful of losses.

Myers missed his fifth extra point of the season during Sunday’s loss to the Titans. When the Jaguars scored their next touchdown, Bradley decided to go for two in order to make up for Myers’ miss.

“It wasn’t much thought after that one what to do,” said Bradley. “That one, like I said, I think I admitted last night that the chart said to kick the extra point but at that point in time I just felt like our team needed a little bit of energy and momentum to go that way and get it back to where it was tied.”

Myers wasn’t the only kicker to miss an extra point during this weekend’s games. On Sunday NFL kickers missed more extra points than all of last season combined. That’s exactly what the NFL’s competition committee wanted when they made the decision to move the extra point attempt from the 2-yard line back to the 15-yard line.  

“It’s a play that I think everybody is paying more attention to and it’s changing how you call the game or the decisions you make in games, especially when you miss one, said Bradley after Myers missed two EP attempts against the Titans. “I think it’s what it was added to or why it was implemented was to create more of that in the game and it has.”

In the field goal department, misses are part of the game. Bradley thinks Myers has done a solid job there. “I trust him in field goals,” said Bradley. “I think he’s done a good job there. I don’t know what his stat is. He’s 22 of 26 in field goal attempts and 85% or somewhere in there. It’s pretty good. I think compared to other people that have been here in their career if he continues that that would be a good number, but it’s the extra points. His percentage of 79% on that drops, so that’s the part that we need to get right.”