In Strange Roster Move, Bears Will Have 2 Kickers This Season
The Chicago Bears will have two kickers on their roster for this upcoming season.
Sometimes, it's difficult to be a Chicago sports fan. The history is filled with disappointment, terrible teams, and bad luck.
One of the most recent events has been nicknamed the "Double Doink." Chicago Bears kicker, Cody Parkey, missed a game-winning field goal in the playoffs to crush all the fans' hopes of another possible trip to the Super Bowl. He bounced the ball off the goal post and crossbar. Hence, the name.
The team had a very reliable kicker for years. Unfortunately, the team got rid of Robbie Gould for salary cap reasons. Ever since then, the position has been plagued by issues.
After such a big mishap, there's no way the team could bring Parkey back even though it was a big hit financially. They held a competition in camp last year and Eddie Pineiro won the job. He flashed moments of greatness along with some awful ones.
All offseason, I've been wondering how they were going to handle the situation. Well, it looks like I've got an answer and it's definitely not what I expected.
According to chicagobears.com,
"What's better than one kicker you trust? For the Bears, the answer is two. Coach Matt Nagy told reporters Tuesday that the team plans on keeping both Eddy Piñeiro and Cairo Santos around this season."
It's not a bad idea as long as they are both decent. If they suck, it won't really matter. I won't get my hopes up. That way I'm not disappointed.
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