“I haven’t seen the film yet. I think I just picked my head up a little too soon. I wanted to see it go in, which is just a stupid mental error. I’m just a little frustrated that the miss came on such an, I don’t want to say easy one because obviously it’s not. That proves it....Chicago briefly kept their playoff hopes alive with a 26-24 win over Detroit. Recently signed kicker Olindo Mare contributed with four field goals (33, 40, 28 and 20 yards). His lone miss was wide right from 43 yards in the second quarter.
I look at it now, we got the miss out of the way, I’d rather have it now than next week. I’m coming back just as confident as I was coming into this game.”
Cleveland kicker Phil Dawson potentially concluded his career as a Brown in a 24-10 loss at Pittsburgh. Aside from one blocked kick earlier in the year, he missed his only other field goal attempt of the year in the second quarter yesterday - wide right from 39 yards. Later in the same quarter he made a 51 yarder.“It was just a bad kick. It was disappointing, and you can’t blame not kicking all year on it because I made those kicks in pregame and all week. It was just a bad swing.”
“I actually think I hit the miss better than the next one. [Heinz Field] isn’t an easy place to kick. I should know better after all these years not to aim outside the uprights, but I thought that was the best course and the ball just stayed out there. Everything was going to their bench all day and that one just stayed straight.”