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Real Talk: Cody Parkey was off target — again — in whatever he was trying to accomplish with his 'Today' interview

Real Talk: Cody Parkey was off target — again — in whatever he was trying to accomplish with his 'Today' interview

Five days after missing a field goal that would have pushed the Bears into the second round of the NFC playoffs, Bears kicker Cody Parkey made an appearance on NBC’s “Today.” In a five-minute interview Friday morning with hosts Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Craig Melvin, Parkey discussed his failed 43-yard kick, the support he received from teammates afterward and his approach to processing the disappointment.

“I’ll continue to keep my head held high,” Parkey said. “Because football is what I do. It’s not who I am.”

Predictably, Parkey’s appearance became a lightning rod for those who saw the veteran kicker as a noble pro owning up to his error and those wondering just...

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