Eagles K Alex Henery got one opportunity on Friday night, and missed badly. His 47-yard attempt in the second quarter never had a chance, sailing wide right.
“You’ve got to make 47-yarders in this league,” said Chip Kelly afterwards.
Henery made seven of 10 kicks between 40 and 49 yards last season. He had only one miss from that range over the previous two seasons.
Is Kelly confident that Henery is the answer at the kicker position?
"Yeah, I'm confident in Alex," he replied. "But again, we've got to convert in games, too. I've been real excited with him in practice and I think he's worked on some things with Coach [Dave] Fipp in terms of placing the ball on kickoffs better and hitting things as we've gone through training camp, but we also have to do it in the game."
Henery should be an attractive kicker for your fantasy team, but he's really not. He struggled at times last season, but the Birds didn't really address that area in the offseason and right now it looks like they'll continue to go with him. He's a shaky option in an offense that's going to move the ball and put up points.