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Kaeding facing playoff demons, moving on

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By Michael Blunda

To say Nate Kaeding's 2009 season didn't end well would be an understatement.

After missing all three of his field-goal attempts in the Chargers' shocking home loss to the Jets in the divisional round of the playoffs, the veteran placekicker went on to injure his groin during practices for the Pro Bowl, an injury that required surgery. Luckily for Kaeding, he's a quick healer with a short memory.

Despite undergoing the procedure, the NFL's leading scorer in '09 was back on the practice field in late May. Although not yet 100 percent, Kaeding expects to be there soon — San Diego's signing of PK Nick Novak was nothing more than a precautionary move.

From what we hear, the 28-year-old does not appear shaken at all by way last season ended. He also hasn't dodged any questions regarding his disastrous playoff performance, speaking openly about the situation to reporters.

While other kickers may have allowed such a confidence-threatening day to derail their careers, Kaeding, the league's all-time leader in field-goal percentage at .872 (for the regular season), is ready to move on and have another successful campaign in 2010.

 

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