Chargers mocked over latest kicking woes
The Los Angeles Chargers’ thoroughly rotten luck with kickers this season continues, and the Internet is definitely showing them zero mercy.
The Bolts put kicker Nick Novak on injured reserve Saturday and promoted Travis Coons to the active roster, marking yet another change at the position.
Chargers placed Nick Novak on IR and promoted K Travis Coons to active roster. Coons is the Chargers' third full-time kicker this season.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 2, 2017
Before the season, the team controversially cut Josh Lambo for Younghoe Koo. They later cut Koo after he missed some pressure kicks and cost them a few games. They signed Novak to replace him. Then after Novak got hurt, punter Drew Kaser even kicked last week.
News of the move was met with some widespread mockery on Twitter, where many users drew attention to just how ridiculous the Chargers’ kicking carousel has been this year while others decided to provide the jokes.
Kicker situation this season
Cut: Josh Lambo
Signed: YoungHoe Koo
Signed: Nick Novak
Placed on IR: Nick Novak
Signed: Travis Koon
— #CLEvsLAC (5-6) (@ChargersLegion) December 2, 2017
#Chargers change kickers like you change pants – Travis Coons added to the active roster and Nick Novak heads to the injured reserve
— Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) December 2, 2017
— Mike Kaye (@mike_e_kaye) December 2, 2017
He becomes The Chargers 47th kicker this season https://t.co/CYYtHYe1CE
— trey wingo (@wingoz) December 2, 2017
Chargers have had more kicker this year than Browns have had wins the last 2 seasons.
— Craig Medeiros (@craigmedy) December 2, 2017
what’s the hourly rate for a part-time kicker? looking to pick up a few shifts and makes a few bucks. #HolidaySZN
— RDM (@ryan_maccarthy) December 2, 2017
— Keith M. Cordero Jr. (@kmcorder) December 2, 2017
— Rosh (@roshydewani) December 2, 2017
Tell them to sign me, I'll kick for free
— Brandon (@aYoBrandon) December 2, 2017
Chargers sign Travis Coons, and place Nick Novak on IR w/ back injury… Coons will be the fourth player to kick for the Chargers this season.
Chargers team total FG percentage this season: 63.1%
— Rich Ohrnberger (@ohrnberger) December 2, 2017
Sadly, this isn’t the first time the Chargers’ kicking struggles have gone viral recently. So hopefully, for their sake, Coons finishes out the season for them.