With David Akers missing two field goals during Sunday’s win over the Cardinals, 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh acknowledged that they’re going to “evaluate” their kicking situation.
“I don’t know if we have to,” Harbaugh said when asked about possibly changing kickers. “We’ll evaluate the position. It’s his job to make the field goals.”
As much as people don’t like to admit it, kickers are very important, especially when it comes to the playoffs where a lot of close games will come down to a field goal.
I’m not sure the right move for the 49ers would be to get rid of Akers right now. I think they’re stuck with him for now.