Randy Bullock’s 1-for-5 start as the Texans’ new field-goal kicker continued to draw attention Monday. Coach Gary Kubiak said the team is disappointed in Bullock’s early struggles but acknowledged he’s been placed in tough situations. Bullock’s 0-for-3 on field-goals attempts of at least 50 yards. He failed on three kicks Sunday during a home overtime victory against the Tennessee Titans including a 46-yarder that hit the left upright as time expired in regulation. “He’s got to make that kick to the end the game. … That’s his job” Kubiak said at Reliant Stadium. Bullock was selected by the Texans in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL draft out of Texas A&M. He didn’t play last season then replaced Shayne Graham this year. “We’ve got confidence in Randy” Kubiak said. “We’ll see if we can get him a little bit closer. But we expect him to step up and be strong here and work through this and do a good job for us.” Texans owner Bob McNair and veteran punter Shane Lechler have reached out to Bullock who hit a game-winner at San Diego in Week 1 then missed a potential game-winner against the Titans.
Texans disappointed in Bullock’s struggles but standing by kicker
Houston Chronicle | Sep 17