Oakland Raiders Sebastian Janikowski feels optimistic that he can recover from a rough 2013 season where he only made 70 percent of his field goals.
Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski had a down year in 2013, and he started to show signs of aging as he played his 14th season. The entirety of Janikowski’s career has been spent with the Raiders since they selected him in the first round of the draft.
The former first-round pick made 21 field goals out of 30 attempts in 2013, but he had made 91.2 percent of his field goals in 2012.
Janikowski is optimistic that he can return to form this season. “I don’t think I’ve lost any distance. The power has always been there. My final step is so powerful, I’ve always had the power, since high school. … I feel that I’m as strong as I was eight, 10 years ago,” the kicker told the SF Gate.
The longtime Raider may not have much time left in his career though since he turned 36 in March. The Raiders may be forced to move on from him in the near future. They already parted ways with punter Shane Lechler before last season.