Ravens fans should be pissed about Cundiff’s miss in the AFC Championship. That sucked, and really I am not sure there is any coming back from that. Trust me, I cheered for the Bills in the early 90’s and the reality of a huge miss killed Scott Norwood’s career. Cundiff would virtually have to have the perfect off-season to even be considered. That includes making his kicks and getting distance on kickoffs once again.
Word from camp on Monday was that Cundiff struggled, missing two kicks from 28 and 38. It wasn’t the first time he struggled in camp.
So who do the Ravens have waiting in the wings? Justin Tucker, the undrafted free agent out of Texas. Mind you, he had some huge kicks for the ‘Horns but it wasn’t like he was super consistent. He missed four kicks as a senior.
Okay, Tucker has been having a strong camp, especially given Cundiff’s blunder, but is a rookie kicker what the Ravens need as a Super bowl contender? The last time they went inexperienced, we had to endure Steven Hauschka, and those were not good days.
This kid could be awesome, but it seems like the starting kicking job is a lot to ask out of Tucker, and I have to admit, it will be a while before I could be confident that he was going to make the crucial conversions.
Cundiff has been below average for 8 of his 9 NFL years. If Tucker is the answer that’s great. If he’s not then they better find someone else because Cundiff is not good. Think about it in regular business terms. If a salesman has below average sales for eight years in a row then has a great year followed by another bad year what would you expect from him after? The Ravens usually make very smart front office decisions but this one was a clunker. You don’t pay someone big money for five years after one successful year out of eight.
Here’s another vote for ABC — Anybody But Cundiff…
Justin being a rookie should have no bearing on decision. He has out preformed a veteran this entire camp.
He has everything to be a great kicker in the nfl. Cundiff has been horrible his entire career!
Your article is very one sided. Are you friends with cundiff?
Go Justin Tucker!! You will be the Ravens next kicker!
Generally, the Ravens are fairly shrewd with who they spend cap money on. The near $15 million deal Cundiff signed before last season was one of their worst cap-unfriendly deals they’ve ever made. I realize that his deal is not guaranteed, but it will have cap implications over the 4 years remaining which is why they may be stuck with him.
Tucker may not be the answer , but he may be,,,,,,,,,,,I know Cundiff is not the answer , the fans and team-mates do not have faith in him , that alone means he must go,,,,,,,,,,,Tucker has kicked very well in camp and I believe the Ravens would save about a million on the cap each year Cundiff is gone,,,,,,,,,,,,it was a really bad contract and if Cundiff stays because of the contract = what does that tell you about Harbaugh and Ozzie , not too good huh………………
I think MGW is right, the Raven’s are probably stuck with Cundiff due to the contract. I hate to say it but the difficult schedule this year and Cundiff kicking makes me think it might be a 10-6 or 9-7 season and the first one without a playoff game since Harbs came to town turning this team into a corporation rather than a football team.
Hey Anvil,,,,,,,,,it won’t be the schedule that keeps the Ravens from the playoffs , it will be the terrible coaching decisions and the lack of ability to ‘coach’em up’………….
Here we go again, lets bash the first person that comes to mind. Typical bmore fans, glass is half empty. We’re not the Bills, we’re the Ravens. Then again, based on the lack of knowledge on the Romero comment, I hesitate in thinking that your comments have any basis at all anymore.
The reality is , the same can be said about all of your comments,,,,,,,,,,,,,
What is this, “I’m rubber and your glue, whatever you says bounces off of me and sticks to you” … haha, silly kid.
I knew you were still in elementary school , cherry hill no doubt…………….
Don’t spill your milk or drop your cookies on your keyboard , the teacher will get mad at you……………..
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