JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Josh Scobee didn't exactly make a good first impression with his new teammates.
The all-time leading scorer in Jacksonville Jaguars history misfired on his first two field goal attempts with the Pittsburgh Steelers against New England on Thursday night. Scobee missed attempts of 44 and 46 yards wide right, which, according to NBC's telecast, made him the first Steelers kicker to miss two field goals in a game since Allan Watson in 1970.
Granted, Scobee wasn't kicking in ideal conditions. It had rained heavily earlier in the evening and rained off and on throughout the game.
Scobee eventually hit a 44-yard field goal with three seconds remaining in the first half to cut the Patriots' lead to 14-3.
Scobee's strengths during his 11 seasons with the Jaguars were reliability and the ability to make long field goals. Scobee had an 80.7 field goal percentage and shares the team record with 20 consecutive field goals. He also had streaks of 15 (twice) and 14 (twice) consecutive field goals.
Scobee also holds the team record with a 59-yard field goal, which he made in 2010 to beat Indianapolis. He made 26 of 42 attempts from 50 yards and longer. He is Jacksonville's all-time leader in points (1,022) and field goals made (235).
The Jaguars traded Scobee to the Steelers on Aug. 31 for a sixth-round pick in 2016. The Steelers were in need of a kicker because Shaun Suisham suffered a torn ACL in the preseason opener and his replacement, Garrett Hartley, suffered a hamstring injury on Aug. 29. Scobee was expendable because of the success rookie Jason Myers had in training camp and the preseason, and GM David Caldwell said the team didn't want to risk losing Myers and that's why he agreed to trade the 33-year-old Scobee.