Candlestick Park as it used to be called is one of the hardest places to kick field goals as has been proven time and time again. The wind tends to swirl in every which way. The 49er's have brought in all types of kickers since the Stick was first erected in 1960 and David Akers has been one of the very few that could kick field goals on a consistent basis.
Sure he's having a tough time now, but replacing him at this juncture would be a very difficult task.
Best to have someone work with him and see what he's doing wrong or if anything is wrong with him physically. The problem with field goal kickers is that once they miss a couple of kicks they start pressing and it just gets worse from there. Hopefully he can recover and that his current miscues doesn't result in a 49er loss.
Addendum: The only other field goal kicker who was pretty consistent was Ray Wershing. Other than these two, it was a hit and a miss affair and they've gone through a bunch of kickers.
[ Edited by Kauaiguy on Nov 26, 2012 at 11:17 AM ]