Robbie Gould has already missed as many field goals in three preseason games as he did in the entire 2006 regular season and the 2009 regular season. He’s already missed 1 more field goal than he did in the 2008 regular season.
Gould has missed 4 of his 9 attempts in the preseason, but it’s not time to panic. Two of the misses came from 55 and 56 yards, but the other two were from 29 and 34 yards, which could be a cause for concern.
It probably isn’t. Gould is working with a new holder, punter Adam Podlesh, who was signed as an unrestricted free agent after the Bears parted ways with their punter of the previous 10 years, Brad Maynard.
The only holder Gould had ever worked with since he joined the Bears in 2005 was Maynard. So it might take Gould a little more time with Podlesh to achieve the same level of confidence he had with Maynard.
They have 12 days to get in sync.