Arizona Cardinals Kicker Jay Feeley may have to worry about his job once again after missing a 50 yard field goal that would have giving the Cardinals a 3 point half time lead. When division games are usually decided by three or fewer points, it really made that kick even more critical.
After the game at his press conference Coach Bruce Arians said that “Feeley has to make that kick” Arians also made it clear that Feeley’s missed kick was the difference in the game, seeing they lost the game by three points.
When most teams would kneel on the ball with 26 seconds left in the half and go in with the tie, coach Arians continued to be aggressive and three big throws later from quarterback Carson Palmer the Cards were in field goal range with the chance to keep the momentum going into the locker room, but it was all for not because of the inaccuracy of Feeley.
During training campBruce Arians brought in another kicker to challenge the 37 year old kicker for his job, Feeley ended up winning the job after a three day stint from kicker Dan Carpenter.
Carpenter was cut after his first and only kick in preseason was blocked because of his low trajectory on the kick. Arians showing that he has very little patience by cutting the kicker so fast, but how much more patients will he show toward Jay Feeley this season.
My guess is one more momentum missed kick it would have to be the end of Feeley’s stint in the dessert.
It will be very interesting to see if the quick trigger coach Bruce Arians will make another change at kicker, it’s safe to say that Feeley is definitely on a short leash.