Harbaugh is watching every attempt by Ravens kickers

August 01, 2012|By Edward Lee

Under the watchful eyes of Ravens coach John Harbaugh and special teams coordinator Jerry Rosburg, rookie kicker Justin Tucker continued to put a little distance between himself and incumbent Billy Cundiff.

Tucker succeeded on all seven of his field-goal attempts Wednesday, including two simulated game-winners in overtime and a 55-yarder earlier in the afternoon. He has converted 35-of-37 tries thus far.

Cundiff went 4-of-5, with his lone miss coming from 41 yards. He has gone 29-of-35 in five days of camp.

Harbaugh said every kick is carefully evaluated by the coaching staff.

“We put weight on everything,” he said. “The guys get evaluated in everything they do, even the drills. So we don’t have a weighted measuring scale for that, that I could give you. I think you go by your instincts a little bit, but we know the stats inside out, and you certainly factor all that in. You get more kicks here, so that’s pretty important. But the kicks in the game probably weigh more per kick because they’re in games.”

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