Seattle Seahawks kicker Jason Myers couldn’t have asked for a better ending Monday night against the San Francisco 49ers. Just one week removed from a game he missed three kicks, Myers found redemption in Santa Clara.
Myers nailed two critical field goals Week 10 – including the 42-yard, game-winner in overtime – to ensure the victory for the Seahawks in prime time.
Coach Pete Carroll never doubted his kicker and his faith in Myers paid off in dividends.
“Yeah, man I’m so fired up for him,” Carroll said after the game. “We’ve got a long season. We’ve got so many kicks in so many games. We’re going to be like this all year and he’s going to have to keep making those kicks for us, and he will. Fortunately, it didn’t lose a game for us and here we go, we win a game with him. I hope you can see why it’s so important to support your people, and to stay with them, and hang with them and all that.”
Despite the misses against Tampa Bay, Myers was able to stay focused on the job ahead, kicking clean on Monday night. Myers was good on all three extra points and both field-goal attempts.
“It’s just, to hang him out there, and leave him out there, and ostracize him and whatever, I don’t even know how to think that way, ” Carroll continued. “We love him on through it and he came through and had a big night and shoot, they’re carrying him around in the locker room in there.”
The Seahawks will need to rely on Myers through the rest of the regular season as they continue their quest for the playoffs.