One would never guess by the smile he always sports but Raiders punter Marquette King was "stressed big time" by the timing issues he was having holding the ball for kicker Sebastian Janikowski.

Janikowski has missed two of seven field goals in the first two games after missing only three in 34 attempts last season. When backup quarterback Matt Flynn took some snaps holding on Thursday there was speculation that King's time as a holder might be over Monday night in Denver.

Not the case. Janikowski and King have made another adjustment in their technique and had their "best day of practice" on Friday King said.

"We're strong on Marquette" special teams coach Bobby April said. "We're not making any change. Seabass has confidence in Marquette."

Flynn was just getting work as a backup holder just as Janikowski occasionally gets in some punts at practice.

April said both Janikowski and King are "tough-minded" and that he liked how they responded with four field goals after missing the first attempt Sunday against Jacksonville. On the first one the ball was still spinning when Janikowski kicked it and that changed the trajectory off his foot.

King 24 has big gloves to fill as former holder and punter Shane Lechler was with Janikowski for 13 years.