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Billy the Kid is no longer a Washington Redskin, but his play was bad enough that it warrants a spot on this list.
Cundiff was brought in chiefly to send every kickoff through the end zone for a touchback. While he performed well in that aspect, there was an assumption that he could make a 31-yard chip shot like every other kicker in the league.
He can't, and now he's unemployed.
It would be one thing if Cundiff accepted that he played poorly and moved on, but he consistently deflected blame for his shortcomings. The Washington Times reported this gem from Cundiff after the Atlanta loss.
“You look at the final score, and obviously even if I would’ve made that field goal, we still would’ve needed four more points,” Cundiff said. “So it’s one of those things that you obviously would’ve needed two more field goal attempts beyond that."
After missing the field goal against the Patriots in the AFC Championship game, Cundiff blamed the scoreboard at Gilette Stadium for the miss. Each time he did admit that it was his fault, but then came back with an excuse for why he shouldn't be blamed.
Yes, this is a bit harsh for a Pro Bowl kicker who has done a lot of good in the league, but you can't miss easy field goals at crucial points in the game if you're getting paid that much to do it.
Kai Forbath is your new Redskins kicker. He has yet to have a regular season field goal attempt in the NFL, but he was electric at UCLA. We'll see how he fares on Sunday.