The Ravens decided to leave behind Matt Stover and replace him with a younger, stronger leg in Steve Hauschka. That’s fine and dandy. I trust the guys in the front office and I think they know what they’re doing.

After Hauschka missed a 41-yard field goal in Sunday’s game I knew people would be out for his head and looking for Matt Stover to be making the kicks in San Diego.

Those people are always going to be out there. They were probably the same people that left the game after three quarters of play.

Anyway, I don’t have a problem with the guy missing field goals. I do however have a problem with him making excuses for missing field goals.

“The wind just sort of took it,” Hauschka told the media.

The wind took it? Seriously? It was 80 degrees on a September afternoon and you think the wind took it? I wasn’t at the game, but I live in Baltimore…not that windy on Sunday.

Man up and say you missed it. How is Hauschka going to handle making kicks in Pittsburgh in the wintery months? Hopefully he can judge the wind right.

To be fair he said he will learn from the mistake, but I’m not a fan of how he answered the question.

I still have faith in him and think he’s the guy for the job, but I don’t like the excuses.