With only two preseason games left, it appears the Houston Texans' kicking competition has started to take shape between Randy Bullock and rookie Chris Boswell. Today after practice in Englewood, Colorado, Head Coach Bill O’Brien weighed in on the position battle,
“I’d say Randy (Bullock) is in the lead. Randy has made some good kicks. He kicked decently in the game last week and made a game winner out here today, so
I’d say he’s in the lead right now.”
This comes on the heels of the Atlanta Falcons game where Boswell missed two extra points from the experimental distance of 33 yards, while Bullock was
perfect on the evening with a 40 yards field goal and two extra points.
The kicking competition was pretty even between the two during training camp, but leading up to the first preseason game Bullock started to distance
himself from Boswell. Experience kicking in the NFL seems to be benefiting Bullock and it shows with his standout ability to drive the football with
hangtime on kickoffs.
Bullock now needs to stay consistent heading into week one of the season and build on his 2013 season where he went 13 for 13 in field goals and finished
perfect in extra points going 26 for 26.