You want to know why Tim Ruskell is hanging on to kicker Brandon Coutu? Take a look at what is happening in Kansas City: Since trading Lawrence Tynes to the New York Giants for a seventh-round draft choice, the Chiefs are on their fifth kicker since opening day 2007.
They've gone from Justin Medlock to Dave Rayner to John Carney to Nick Novak and now rookie Connor Barth, who replaces Novak. That's an average of one kicker every 4.6 games.
Novak made just six of 10 field goal attempts, including two misses against Tennessee. So now Barth, an undrafted free agent from North Carolina -- who battled Novak to a virtual tie in training camp – steps in.
I'm guessing the Chiefs might snap up Coutu were he made available.