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08:00 AM ET 08.06 | Veteran Billy Cundiff may have a fight on his hands. Ravens PK Justin Tucker has made a favorable impression early in training camp, the way we hear it, and the undrafted free agent from Texas looms as a threat to at least push [Cundiff]. Tucker's leg strength and accuracy have been assets to this point, we're told. Preseason game performance could tell the tale in this competition. ... There's sentiment that if Cundiff, the winner of PFW's Golden Toe Award in 2010 as the NFL's top kicker, stays in reasonably good form, he could be tough to overtake. However, how he bounces back after a missed field goal in the waning moments of the AFC championship game ended his '11 campaign is being closely watched.

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August 6, 2012  08:06 AM ET

Cundiff we be out on the curb.

August 6, 2012  08:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Cundiff we be out on the curb.

That missed FG at the end last year cost the Ravens a trip to the Superbowl. Do you think anyone might remember that?

Somebody else will pick him up, though.

August 6, 2012  08:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

That missed FG at the end last year cost the Ravens a trip to the Superbowl. Do you think anyone might remember that?Somebody else will pick him up, though.

Yes they will. He will kick in the NFL for a long time. If you put it on your kicker to win the game for you, then you really have little complaint. Ya did not do enough.

August 6, 2012  09:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Yes they will. He will kick in the NFL for a long time. If you put it on your kicker to win the game for you, then you really have little complaint. Ya did not do enough.

And... if you didn't do enough and you need to put the game on the kicker's shoulders, you might want someone other than a retread.

August 6, 2012  09:06 AM ET

Missing that kick will haunt him his whole career...

August 6, 2012  09:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

And... if you didn't do enough and you need to put the game on the kicker's shoulders, you might want someone other than a retread.

There is that part too. But a certain receiver has a little cross to bear in that loss also.

August 6, 2012  09:33 AM ET

It's either Hit or Miss, Poor Guy! Lombardi will tell our offense had many shots at getting the ball in the end zone, our kicker had 1!

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August 6, 2012  10:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Cundiff we be out on the curb.

And he "kicked" himself there.

August 6, 2012  10:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

That missed FG at the end last year cost the Ravens a trip to the Superbowl. Do you think anyone might remember that?Somebody else will pick him up, though.

Beg to differ. That wasn't Cundiff's fault. At best what Cundiff could have done is extend the game. I entirely blame Evans. That was a perfectly thrown pass by Flacco to Evans.

August 6, 2012  10:31 AM ET

We will soon find out a lot about Coach Harbaugh!

August 6, 2012  10:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Beg to differ. That wasn't Cundiff's fault. At best what Cundiff could have done is extend the game. I entirely blame Evans. That was a perfectly thrown pass by Flacco to Evans.

Spot on. Evans cost his team a Lombardi trophy. Flacco put it in his chest.

August 6, 2012  10:51 AM ET
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Spot on. Evans cost his team a Lombardi trophy. Flacco put it in his chest.

half true. He cost them the AFC Championship. The Giants were on a roll and there is nothing show the Ravens would have won a Superbowl. flacco is good, but when under the kind of pressure the Giants were bringing he would have fared no better than Brady.

August 6, 2012  11:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Missing that kick will haunt him his whole career...

Probably. Most kickers understand that you don't make 100% of your kicks--some go awry. They just hope a bad one doesn't happen at the end of a big game.

August 6, 2012  11:43 AM ET

Man, NFL must be slow on news stories.

If you miss a kick that wins the game you need, you got one foot in the grave.

August 6, 2012  12:58 PM ET

Easy to say that the team had several chances to win without having it come down to a kicker. But that's what kickers are for. And like it or not, the reality is that it's all on the kicker when it comes down to that game-tying/game-winning FG. Just ask Scott Norwood.

August 6, 2012  08:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Easy to say that the team had several chances to win without having it come down to a kicker. But that's what kickers are for. And like it or not, the reality is that it's all on the kicker when it comes down to that game-tying/game-winning FG. Just ask Scott Norwood.

Your missing the point, after he missed the kick, the Ravens offense once again had the ball, the receiver dropped the ball, at best his missed field goal would have tied the game up! With Scott Norwood, time ran out and his team never got the ball back, that's a huge difference!

August 6, 2012  10:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Missing that kick will haunt him his whole career...

Eddie Murray against the 49ers, blows it, loses 'Eddie money' moniker

August 7, 2012  05:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Your missing the point, after he missed the kick, the Ravens offense once again had the ball, the receiver dropped the ball, at best his missed field goal would have tied the game up! With Scott Norwood, time ran out and his team never got the ball back, that's a huge difference!

Wrong order. The dropped pass came before the missed kick.

And, is any one really surprised the Ravens brought in competition for PK in camp?

 
August 7, 2012  08:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

half true. He cost them the AFC Championship. The Giants were on a roll and there is nothing show the Ravens would have won a Superbowl. flacco is good, but when under the kind of pressure the Giants were bringing he would have fared no better than Brady.

and you wish you have Flacco instead of your unproven RGIII.

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