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Drum Beats: Edwards Can't Give Up On Medlock

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Kansas City's rookie kicker, Justin Medlock, has been struggling. There's no question about it. The UCLA alum made only three of six field goal attempts this preseason, and against the Miami Dolphins, his two misses made the difference in the game. The Chiefs lost by a point, and had Medlock been merely average, the Chiefs likely would have won.

That's the sort of thing that drives head coaches crazy, particularly a coach like Herm Edwards, who depends on his kicker to be a difference maker. The Chiefs brought in a kicker or six on Monday to get a good look at the other options out there, but for now, Medlock is the guy, despite his struggles. That's the way it should be. "The punt, pass and kick contest was yesterday," said Chiefs...

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