On Sunday, Arizona Cardinals guard Justin Pugh defended kicker Matt Ammendola.
Arizona lost 20-17 against the Philadelphia Eagles when Ammendola missed a game-tying 43-yard field goal attempt with 22 seconds remaining. The Cardinals had signed Ammendola in place of injured kicker Matt Prater.
After the game, a large number of media surrounded Ammendola’s locker, seeking reaction on the failed field goal.
Pugh then intervened to support his colleague.
Pugh addressed the scrum and stated, “It’s not on one f*cking man.” “Everyone is waiting for a single f*cking guy to return? This fucking is not correct. It is not proper. It’s not on a single fuckwit.”
Pugh then instructed Ammendola to keep his head held high before leaving.
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10 October 2022
Ammendola stated that he will attempt to get past the error.
“What it is, it is. Clearly, it stinks “He told the press. “It’s a terrible sensation, but you must persevere. You must recover from misfortune. What it is, it is.”
He claimed that practically every Cardinals player had instructed him to keep his head up.
Ammendola has endured a difficult beginning to the 2022 season. Previously, he filled in for the Kansas City Chiefs and missed a late extra point and field goal try in the Chiefs’ 20-17 Week 2 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.