With the NFL’s move of extra point tries to the 33-yard line kickers were bound to miss more, but some kickers have struggled with the move more than others. On the August 12 Quick Kicks Podcast, Chuck Zodda and Mark Schofield look at Buffalo Bills kicker Dan Carpenter and his difficulties with extra points in the 2015 season. An average to above-average field goal kicker, Carpenter missed six extra points in 2015, after having never missed more than one in a season. His struggles led to a mid-season switch from kicking from the left hash mark to the trying extra points from the center of the field, but it didn’t change his effectiveness. Other topics include:
- How Dan Carpenter compares statistically to the rest of the league in extra point percentage (2:28)
- Do the location of his extra point kicks, left hash or center of the field, affect his success (6:24)
- Whether his struggles are mental or have something to do with his mechanics (8:34)
- How his plant foot changes from kick to kick (11:52)
- Reports out of Buffalo Bills camp and final thoughts on Carpenter (16:11)
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