K Josh Brown
Postgame vs. Jets, Dec. 6, 2015
Q: Was it just a bad hit on the last kick?
A: Yeah, just a bad hit. I just have to keep my head down, look through the ball and thereís nothing else I can do about it. I have to keep striking the same ball. I had made everything; kicking well. I just have to hit that ball like I do every other one. I just didnít get through it like I needed to. It trailed left and stayed just left of the upright.
Q: You knew right away?
A: The moment I hit it.
Q: At the start of the overtime, you had gone out to do some practice kicking, but the officials wouldnít let you. Do they usually do that?
A: No. Especially in overtime, Iíve always been able to go out and kick a couple of balls and maybe work on operation. There were never any rules made aware to us that we were not able to do that. But they were pretty adamant about not doing that.
Q: So you hadnít kicked for a long time?
A: No, I was kicking into the net and I was always a little loose, like I always have been and always do, very prepared. Itís just a matter of staying with it and getting through the ball.
Q: Can you take us through the operation on that?
A: The operation was fine. It was a matter of getting through the ball and keeping my head down. I just didnít hit it like I like to and the ball trailed a little left. Itís got to stay consistent.
Q: You try to kick the ball the same. You donít try to think about time in game or what the repercussions are.
A: No. You try to keep the same rhythm as a PAT (point after touchdown) because everything is the same. But, unfortunately on that one, I didnít strike the ball the way I wanted to and it just tailed left. Had that been a 46-yarder, it would have been just enough. But it wasnít.
Q: You never want to miss a kick, but if you miss one in the first quarter of a game and win by 15 points, is that okay?
A: A ĎWí forgives a lot of things. But this is painful. We had that game in hand. We have to take advantage of the opportunities we are given and I didnít make my opportunity. I try not to be negative at all. I just concentrate on being consistent and in rhythm at all times.