7 thoughts on the Bears 28-19 loss to the Green Bay Packers
Chicago Bears Thought No. 6: What the heck is going on with Cairo Santos?
Cairo Santos is having a rough season. Let’s not kid ourselves. He has missed several extra point attempts and several field goal attempts in recent weeks. It is a cause for concern.
He has now missed more extra points (21 for 25 attempts) than field goals, which is wild. His missed extra point against Detroit ended in a one-point loss. He missed two in a monsoon-like condition in the season opener against San Francisco, which he deserves the benefit of the doubt at the time.
With the Bears holding onto a 2 points lead, the Bears were forced to settle for a field goal despite N’Keal Harry’s long completion. His 40-yard field goal attempt was blocked and changed the momentum of the ball game.
With the bye this week, he should be allowed to decompress and figure out his issues for the remaining season. We all remember the Bears gave up on Robbie Gould after he struggled in 2015 and let him go. After joining San Francisco, he is still kicking and steady as he has ever been. The Bears went through several different kickers before settling for Santos, who also had his struggles before joining the Bears.
It is too late to bring in a new kicker for a tryout now. But I will not rule out bringing a kicker this offseason for competition if he continues to struggle with four games left this season.