The Jacksonville Jaguars built a 17-point halftime lead on the road against the Philadelphia Eagles. The lead could have been as many as 23 points, but both of kicker Josh Scobee missed both of his first half field goal attempts (one was wide left and the other was blocked) leading some to believe that Scobee's leg injury was a factor in the game.
But according to Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union, Scobee said his leg was "fine" and that the quad injury that led some to believe he might miss the season opener had nothing to do with the misses.
"The leg felt great," Scobee said in his post-game comments. "I hit the ball great. The first one (50 yards), I didn’t play it far enough right. I misjudged the wind a little bit. The one that got blocked, I hit it great. No one told me what happened, whether it was low or what. I guess I’ll see tomorrow [on tape]."
Also, the first attempt he missed was from beyond 50 yards. He's a career 23-for-37 from 50 or more yards and if you think that's low, you're spoiled on just how good Scobee's long distance kicking has been.
It really shows how good Scobee has been when the fans thinks a 51 yard fg is automatic.— Chaps McNealy (@UncleChaps) September 8, 2014
Attempts from 50 or more yards aren't easy. Scobee's 62% accuracy from beyond 50 yards is better than All-Pro kickers like Jason Elam (60%), Jason Hanson (56%), Sebastian Janikowski (55%), and Morten Andersen (48%).
tl;dr -- Calm down on Scobee, y'all.