Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski is not a big one for watching film of himself.
But after missing two field goals in Sunday’s 23-19 loss to the Tennessee Titans, Janikowski spent 2½ hours looking at every kick from the last two seasons and, according to ESPN.com, he thinks he found something.
“It seems like my step, I’m off to the side, I’m too wide. My plant foot is way ahead. I’m just not finishing. I’ve still got five games left [to correct it].”
It was the first time Janikowski has missed more than one kick in a game in more than three years, since September 2010, and with seven field-goal misses this season, he has matched his combined total from 2011 and 2012.
The kicker also downplayed any problems he might be having with holder Marquette King, who took over the duties along with the punting job from Shane Lechler, who held for Janikowski’s kicks for 13 years.
“There’s no issue at all,” Janikowski said. “During the game, I just pushed it. Marquette did a great job all the way around. We’re cool.”
Janikowski is the Raiders’ career leader with 339 field goals, more than twice as many as the No. 2 kicker on the list, Chris Bahr. He also tops the franchise list with 80 percent accuracy (Jeff Jaeger is second at 74.5 percent) and is the franchise’s all-time leading scorer with 1,458 points, well ahead of second-place George Blanda’s 863.