Chargers just might have a kicking competition on their hands
Nick Novak has kicked for the Chargers since 2011. In that span, the veteran has missed only nine times.
Former MLS draft pick Josh Lambo just won’t go away, though. The soccer-player-turned-placekicker had ice in his veins when he nailed three clutch field goals against the Cardinals on Saturday night.
The first: A 53-yard boot with time expiring that had one former NFLer buzzing about his potential.
Great 53 yard kick by Josh Lambo to end the first half. I worked with him at @NFLPABowl Big leg, lots of potential
— Jay Feely (@jayfeely) August 23, 2015
He wasn’t done. Lambo calmly nailed a 43-yard kick early on in the fourth and continued to outshine Novak on kickoff duty.
Then, head coach Mike McCoy trotted the rookie from Texas A&M to win the game from 47-yards away. He booted the overtime-avoiding kick with yards to spare — and set a message to the incumbent Novak.
Josh Lambo: "They brought me here for a reason. … I'm not here to be a camp leg. … I want a job."
— Michael Gehlken (@UTgehlken) August 23, 2015