Good Luck, Justin Tucker! Hook ‘em!
In a shocking turn, rookie Tucker gets all the kicks while Cundiff sits
Asked about kicker competition after rookie’s perfect night, Harbaugh says, ‘We have to make some decisions here next week’
By Edward Lee
In perhaps an indication of rising sentiment within the organization, Tucker, an undrafted rookie — not Cundiff, the incumbent — played the entire 48-17 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars at M&T Bank Stadium on Thursday night.
Tucker made all six extra points and both of his field-goal attempts, connecting on a 33-yarder in the first quarter and a 53-yarder in the second. Meanwhile, Cundiff watched from the sideline while wearing a white Ravens ballcap.
After the game, Cundiff expressed “shock” when informed Wednesday night by the coaches of the plan to give Tucker all the kicks.
“I’m a competitor,” Cundiff said. “Anybody who would be OK with not playing — and there are situations where guys are beat up and want to rest — anytime you feel like you’re not getting reps, your competitive side comes out, and you feel like you want to be the one out there kicking.”
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