By Jenny Masters
Jake Elliott didn’t miss a field-goal attempt inside of 30 yards in his first three seasons, but has gone 1-for-3 on those kicks this season.
“First and foremost, I just want to say that it’s frustrating,” Elliott said yesterday. “I would say that from the other day, it’s embarrassing, for a lack of a better term. I’d say it’s frustrating because I feel like, especially that day, I was hitting the ball really well. I think you guys probably saw that on the other kicks. But my profession, If you’re not perfect, it’s a bad day. And so it was a bad day.”
Elliot said his struggles with shorter kicks don’t have anything to do with a mechanical change specifically for chip shots.
“I go out there and I approach them all the same way,” said Elliott, who missed a 22-yarder Sunday. “Obviously I’m not trying to go out there and miss the shorter ones. But I think … maybe it’s me just kind of finishing my swing too soon and looking up knowing it is one of those shorter kicks.”
#Eagles kicker Jake Elliott said he was embarrassed by his missed 22-yard field goal, and by other recent short misses. Said that he's "coming out of his follow through too soon." Said he remains confident in his abilities.
— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) December 16, 2020