Kicker David Buehler hit on three of four field goals attempt on Sunday night, but he left Canton disappointed in his performance.
“I was just a little too quick getting there,” Buehler said of his lone miss, on a 49-yard attempt. “I’m a little upset with myself. I’ve got to make those. I’ve got to make any one they put me out to kick. I expect to make them all.”
The job as place kicker is Buehler’s to lose--he is the only kicker in training camp--and he got off to a strong start on Sunday, nailing a 20-yarder on the team’s first drive. He followed that with successful attempts from 23 and 34 yards out.
Special teams coach Joe DeCamillis was less critical of Buehler’s performance, though he admitted that the second year kicker remains a sort of work in progress.
“I’m pleased,” DeCamillis said, per ESPNDallas.com. “I know he’s got work to do. He missed the long one. You’d like to make that, but that’s a tough field goal. I was pleased with the way his technique looked. I liked the way he handled things. I was impressed with how smooth he was. He was in good shape.
“Hopefully we get some work going in the next few games and make a decision.”
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