Why the Lions draft choice of kicker Nate Freese was even worse than you might think
Freese didn't do well. He was cut. His replacement, Alex Henery missed three FGs in the Lions' 17-14 loss to Buffalo Sunday.
But it's the kicker the Lions let get away that really adds salt to the wound, Arizona rookie Chandler Cantanzaro. Beating out former University of Michigan kicker Jay Feely, Cantazaro already has two field goals in a late afternoon game today for Arizona at Denver, and is 11-for-11 this season. He was undrafted last May of Clemson.
He was the kicker the Lions should have drafted in the seventh round rather than Freese. It was very seriously wrong missed evaluation, and it proved tremendously costly for the Lions Sunday.