Sandwiched between a posts about Halle Berry’s baby daddy and Heidi Klum’s split from Seal on TMZ.com was an article about the sideline drama prior to Billy Cundiff’s missed 32-yard game tying field goal.

According to the post, Cundiff was reportedly distracted during the Ravens drive and was “unaware that his time to kick was looming.”

Perhaps the most concerning part of TMZ’s Exclusive report was that it says two players spoke with the gossip blog about their experiences on the sideline during the miscommunication.

According to our sources, coaches repeatedly called for Cundiff — at least 6 times — to no avail — he wasn’t responding. We’re told the coaches became “furious” because Cundiff wasn’t ready to go.

Our sources say players and coaches are saying Cundiff was distracted … not paying attention and not ready to immediately execute a kick.


What happened on the sideline? Why wasn’t Cundiff ready and who’s telling TMZ about it?

This whole issue could have been resolved if John Harbaugh called timeout. Cundiff was rushed on the field unnecessarily.