The Cardinals need to bring in competition for kicker Chandler Catanzaro.
Most want him gone. There was even a time I said he’s done and the Cardinals need to look elsewhere. However after review, Catanzaro did some good things too.
Catanzaro struggled at times no doubt. If he makes his field goal attempts against the New England Patriots, the first Seattle Seahawks game, and the Miami Dolphins, we are talking about the Cardinals hosting the Detroit Lions this Saturday night in Glendale. But, we aren’t.
In training camp, the Cardinals allowed Catanzaro to go without competition. That needs to change in training camp 2017.
Catanzaro went 21-28 on field goals and 43-47 on extra points in 2016. He did go a stretch from the end of October until December without a miss. The Dolphins game was a disaster in December though.
He hit big field goals as well. He hit a 60-yarder in Buffalo. He hit the game-winner in Seattle on Christmas Eve. He went 3-3 in the regular-season finale this past Sunday in Los Angeles.