"I don't think I've ever done that in my kicking career, so I just need to keep working on it, and it's a small, little thing, but I think I've got it fixed, so hopefully I'll go out there and hit some good balls this week and get back on making a streak," Henery said. "It's just timing on my part and little things; it's not a huge thing like my swing or anything like that."
At the University of Nebraska, Henery finished his career as the most accurate kicker in NCAA history before being drafted by the Eagles in the fourth round in 2011. During his rookie season, he set a team record and rookie NFL benchmark of 88.9 percent field goals made. Four weeks into this season, Henery is 7-for-10, with his longest field goal coming from 48 yards away.
"I don't think he's struggling; he has just missed a few kicks," long-snapper Jon Dorenbos said. "Working with him is awesome, and his mental game is the strongest point of his game, and he is said to have one of the strongest legs, so that just tells you how good he is. I'm not worried about it, and, as long as he goes out there and keeps doing what he is doing, he will be fine."
With the three previous field goals Henery failed to convert missing left, right and left again, Henery worked on correcting his mechanics during this week's practices at the NovaCare Complex. Following Thursday's practice, Henery said he believed he corrected the mistake he had been committing week after week.
"I've been getting [to the ball] too early," Henery said. "The thing is that when you get there too early, you have to pull back on it to try to slow yourself up, and that's when your head comes up and everything, your hips open or close. It's a lot like swinging a golf club. If you're swinging and you bring your head up, you may miss, depending on which way you fall off, and that's probably the best way to describe it."
Coach Chip Kelly said he was happy with the work his kicker put in during the practice week and said he feels comfortable sending Henery out to put three points on the board.
"Alex did a nice job," Kelly said. "We put him in some kicking situations the other day. Today is another day we'll kick, we'll finish with a clutch situation at the end with a field goal. He's been really good in practice, and that's the - last week, he was banging them last week.
"I think it's one of those things, as I said earlier in the week, when we look at it, I think he's missed left-right-left, so it's not one consistent, one fundamental flaw that's always pulling the ball. I think he understands where he needs to be. It's just when he gets on the field, he know what he's got to do, and we have to put it through the uprights."
Off the field, Henery said he spent time this week in the film room looking over how to correct his mechanical mistakes. Watching alongside special-teams coordinator Dave Fipp, the two collectively discovered Henery's issue of arriving to the ball too quickly.
"Coach Fipp saw it, and when I watched the film, I saw it, too, so we kind of collectively worked with it and with kicking, it's not the last kick, it's the next kick so you have to keep moving on keep up your confidence," Henery said.
Tomorrow, Henery will attempt to overcome the challenge of kicking in potentially windy MetLife Stadium against the Giants. With his confidence remaining strong, Henery will be in the spotlight again, after missing a 28-yard field goal in the Eagles' 42-7 loss to New York last December to end the 2012 season.
"Thanks for bringing that up," Henery said with a laugh. "Honestly, I wouldn't have even remembered unless you brought that up. I'm over that season and whatever happened, and I'm on to this one. Now, I'm just focused on starting a new streak and beating the streak that I had last year."
The Eagles listed safety Patrick Chung as "questionable" for tomorrow . . . The Giants announced that guard Chris Snee will go on IR. Also out for the game for New York are center David Baas, corner Aaron Ross and defensive tackle Linval Joseph, along with cornerback Jayron Hosley and tight end Adrien Robinson.
- Daily News sports writer Les Bowen contributed to this report.
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