Redskins punter-holder Sav Rocca said he isn’t worried about the botched exchange between he and long-snapper Nick Sundberg on Monday night and that he expects to come through for the Redskins the next time he is called upon.
Rocca’s error led to a blocked field goal in Washington’s 18-16 loss to the Cowboys. Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said that “the snap was good,” and Rocca said that he simply dropped the ball.
“I pride myself on my holding and that’s the first drop that I’ve had in five years,” Rocca said. “I’ve more appalled with myself for dropping a hold than I am for having a bad punt because I think it relies so much more on our winning games. You can’t let it affect you. You’ve got to get onto the next one because you might have another one, as we did.”
Following that second-quarter blooper, Rocca had no problem with the hold on a successful 50-yard field goal, or on a successful third-quarter point-after attempt.
Shanahan said that he had confidence that Rocca’s struggles won’t continue.
“Our holder is probably as good a holder as I’ve seen as I’ve been in the NFL,” Shanahan said. “I’ve never seen a guy that consistent, so for him not to put it down perfectly is probably something he hasn’t done in a long time.”