"He was a Pro Bowl kicker last year," Kelly said. "In his first exhibition game, he missed an extra point and a field goal. He hit three from 40, too. I wouldn't hit the panic button right now."
Parkey missed an extra-point attempt from the new distance of 34 yards. The field goal he missed in the third quarter was from about the same distance. Both kicks went wide right.
"Obviously, it's all on me," Parkey said. "I missed the kicks. That just shows why we do the preseason, to get some kicks under your belt."
Kelly's reaction to questions about Parkey is understandable. The coach doesn't want to say anything that would undermine his second-year kicker's confidence. So far, that doesn't seem to be an issue.
Parkey burst onto the scene last year and was a savior for the Eagles kicking game as just a rookie. In his second year, Parkey is again one of our top kickers but it's worth monitoring if he continues to struggle.