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Ravens take a timeout back to Baltimore

Baltimore Ravens holder Koch watches as kicker Cundiff walks off the field while New England Patriots' Wilfork celebrates after Cundiff missed a field goal in the final minute of play during the NFL AFC Championship football game in Foxborough Reuters

There are a lot of crazy things to talk about after New England’s win over the Ravens.  But let’s start with the last one.

Why didn’t the Ravens call a timeout before Billy Cundiff’s failed field goal?

Cundiff raced on to the field very late and barely got set up in time. They barely got the snap off in time. The snap wasn’t great, but the hold looked fine.

And Cundiff hooked it in one of the most memorable misses in NFL history.

“I get paid to make field goals, I don’t get paid to miss field goals,” Cundiff said after the game.

Perhaps Ravens coach John Harbaugh didn’t want to ice his own kicker. Cardinals kicker Jay Feely points out on Twitter that it’s a kicker’s job to take the timeout if he feels rushed.

So perhaps Cundiff didn’t want to ice himself.

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  1. uvmcatamounts says: Jan 22, 2012 6:48 PM

    Why didn’t the booth look at the Lee Evans catch? I was always taught that possession in the end zone ends the play and Evans certainly had possession. He wasn’t “going to the ground” so why did he have to maintain possession for such an inordinate amount of time?

  2. tramonisland says: Jan 22, 2012 6:50 PM

    Why didn’t Harbaugh also challenge that Evans drop? So close and such a big play, u have to review it.

  3. anhdazman says: Jan 22, 2012 6:51 PM

    Come on, it was a chip shot. The kicker choked. Done deal.

  4. rbrow018 says: Jan 22, 2012 6:51 PM

    They say that if u let one play decide the game then u didn’t play good enough to win……Tonight poved that to be false. The ravens played with heart and intensity. Even in losing I’m PROUD TO BE A RAVENS FAN…..and for all the flacco haters. He got it done tonight. We’ll be ready next year

  5. nogoodell says: Jan 22, 2012 6:51 PM

    Ice the kicker then?

  6. snap0179 says: Jan 22, 2012 6:52 PM

    Yeah but if you call the TO and he misses then you ‘iced’ your own kicker, even on a bad snap that short of a FG should be automatic no matter what

  7. ottograham says: Jan 22, 2012 6:52 PM

    Laces out Dan

  8. purplepain5 says: Jan 22, 2012 6:53 PM

    Are you kidding me. I’m a Ravens fan and you are going to blame the coaching staff for him kicking the ball so wide left it was headed to a different area code.

  9. Erik says: Jan 22, 2012 6:53 PM

    Yeah, why didn’t you take a timeout after the kick. Who knows? Brady would have to kneel two times, and we all know that ANYTHING can happen in the victory formation.

  10. mike106 says: Jan 22, 2012 6:53 PM

    Instead of iceing him…. They need to cut him!!!!!

  11. jimbobobjr says: Jan 22, 2012 6:54 PM

    There’s plenty of blame to go around, but it’s pointless to blame one thing more than the other. The fact is they lost, aren’t going to the Super Bowl, and never will (again).

  12. bigbear536 says: Jan 22, 2012 6:54 PM

    Dear Steve Bisciotti,
    For my Birthday, Please FIRE Cam Camron……….. Thank you!!! A draw play on 3rd and 3 was one of the many horrible call he has made this season. Everyone know to play the sticks in the big games. I believe we have great players, its the coaching I have issues with.

  13. numberoneinthehoodg says: Jan 22, 2012 6:55 PM

    Maybe he had the ability to call the timeout, but why was he so late to get onto the field? Was he taking a leak on the sideline? This smells of a coaching error to me.

  14. rmc1995 says: Jan 22, 2012 6:57 PM

    Evans needs to get both feet down and he lost the ball simultaneously as his second foot hit. Simultaneous events go to incomplete. It was damn worth a review however.

  15. oriolesvsravens says: Jan 22, 2012 6:58 PM

    They played every snap to keep pace with Patriots instead of playing to win the game. Bad coaching and play calling. Hats off to the Pats.

    Evans had only one foot down before the ball came out.

  16. Sam Von Schamm says: Jan 22, 2012 6:58 PM

    Yes, the kicker missed a chip-shot FG, but that wasn’t the problem.

    Joe Flacco is a modern day Neil O’Donnell.

    It’s been obvious for years that like the Jets, the Ravens drafted a guy who is simply not a franchise QB.

  17. bahshah27 says: Jan 22, 2012 6:58 PM

    Stick a wilfork in the Ravens. They are done!

  18. grogansheroes says: Jan 22, 2012 6:58 PM

    As a Pats fan, I want to tell the Ravens they played a great game, and in fact out played the Pats. I thought Brady had a terrible game. Flacco played better than Brady. Kinda sucks to lose in that way. I feel bad for Reed and Ngata, but not for Suggs and Lewis.

  19. baltimoreballs says: Jan 22, 2012 6:59 PM

    somebody wake me up for the draft.

  20. patfic15 says: Jan 22, 2012 7:00 PM

    Thank God I don’t have to listen to Ray Lewis for the next 2 weeks.

  21. lbijake says: Jan 22, 2012 7:00 PM

    rbrowo18:
    Even in losing I’m PROUD TO BE A RAVENS FAN…..and for all the flacco haters. He got it done tonight. We’ll be ready next year

    Every year, the other 31 teams say they will be ready next year.

  22. willardj says: Jan 22, 2012 7:00 PM

    If that Calvin Johnson TD last year wasn’t a catch then that Lee Evans drop definitely wasn’t a catch

  23. wegonnadoitbaby says: Jan 22, 2012 7:00 PM

    I know the booth has to initiate a review inside of two minutes, and I can’t believe they didn’t look at the Lee Evans play. Maybe I don’t know the rules, BUT, full possession, both feet down, well past the plane of the end zone…should be touchdown…once two feet are down and you have possession I believe it is a touchdown and the play is over. What am I missing?

  24. rmc1995 says: Jan 22, 2012 7:00 PM

    @tramonisland
    Harbaugh couldn’t challenge the Evans catch. It was under 2 minutes. He should have called a time out to make them take a longer look though.

  25. maddog111 says: Jan 22, 2012 7:01 PM

    rbrow018 says:
    Jan 22, 2012 6:51 PM
    They say that if u let one play decide the game then u didn’t play good enough to win……Tonight poved that to be false. The ravens played with heart and intensity. Even in losing I’m PROUD TO BE A RAVENS FAN…..and for all the flacco haters. He got it done tonight. We’ll be ready next year
    —————————————-
    Congratulations on your moral victory.

  26. kurb21 says: Jan 22, 2012 7:04 PM

    As a Pats fan, I am very pleased with this win. The Ravens have superior talent, top to bottom, and I was happy to see the Pats fight through to win the game. There are three teams where it is especially gratifying to earn a victory:

    Pittsburgh
    Indianapolis (with Peyton)
    Baltimore

    There was luck on both sides, but the Pats had just a bit more today. Ravens are a tough team and I think that their steel will sharpen the Pats steel enough to make it a game against the Giants.

  27. dchuwo says: Jan 22, 2012 7:04 PM

    Should have at least reviewed the Evans play under the circumstances. Looked close. Wonder if league will comment. Patriots luckiest team ever. First team they beat with winning record was today and their road to Super Bowl was through Tebow and Flacco. And a kicker misses a chip shot. What a joke

  28. chrisjohnston10 says: Jan 22, 2012 7:04 PM

    Why didn’t Harbaugh also challenge that Evans drop? So close and such a big play, u have to review it.
    ————————–
    It was inside 2 minutes so Harbaugh couldn’t challenge. It also wasn’t a drop. Sterling Moore stripped that bad boy. Go Pats Go!!!

  29. KIR says: Jan 22, 2012 7:05 PM

    I don’t think you can challenge a touchdown after the two minute warning. However, it should have been reviewed by the replay official because it looked like he had possession with both feet down.

  30. cevice says: Jan 22, 2012 7:05 PM

    It’s was under 2 minutes we couldn’t challenge. Cundiff just blew it point blank. I hope Ed and Ray don’t go out like this. One more year guys.

  31. kuta82 says: Jan 22, 2012 7:06 PM

    Im a Bengals fan and I was cheering for my one-division guys to win but man they fell short. Kundiff and Evans owe their teamates an apology because their teamates did deserve better than..They played hard

  32. bebopa says: Jan 22, 2012 7:06 PM

    Cundiff blew it plain and simple , i hope this does away with the opinion that Flacco cant play well in big games. Little mistakes cost the Ravens this game. But all Ravens fans should be proud. Go Ravens.

  33. ampatsisahypocrite says: Jan 22, 2012 7:09 PM

    Chin up, Billy. Fact is, the game was really over when Flacco threw that 4th-quarter pick — only the defense somehow bailed him out again. That Flacco — he’s GREAT at throwing late-game picks in AFC Championship games.

    But I am glad to know the “it must be Cam’s fault” excuse makers are out in force. You go, guys!

  34. ravenunitas says: Jan 22, 2012 7:09 PM

    It was within the last two minutes..you cannot challenge it.It has to be made from upstairs.It was a Td.

  35. ls100 says: Jan 22, 2012 7:09 PM

    They need to change the rule about only reviewing scoring plays if its called a td. The lions titus young got robbed a few weeks ago and the ravens might have just got robbed too!

  36. dolphins4 says: Jan 22, 2012 7:10 PM

    It was Suggs fault.

  37. cowhawkfan says: Jan 22, 2012 7:10 PM

    Evans shoulda held it. He had possession, but didn’t quite get the 2ns foot down. Good D play to knock the ball out.

  38. whodeytn says: Jan 22, 2012 7:11 PM

    Well first off, the Ravens would have had to challenge the play.

    And second, he in no way had possession of that ball. And I was rooting for Baltimore.

  39. rexismybff says: Jan 22, 2012 7:13 PM

    Ahhh – the curse of the Dilfer strikes again.

    And how many times is Cam Cameron allowed to have no logical plan for a critical 3rd-and-short play before he gets fired? That last 30 seconds was everything bad about the Ravens’ offense, all at once. Cameron shouldn’t be allowed to board the team plane back to Baltimore – they should fire him in the locker room.

  40. frankvzappa says: Jan 22, 2012 7:13 PM

    Billy Cundiff = Ray Finkle

  41. 6ball says: Jan 22, 2012 7:13 PM

    .

    The final play seemed chaotic to me. I said that before he kicked.

    .

  42. st33lersnation says: Jan 22, 2012 7:14 PM

    Quit crying about the Lee Evans catch!! it wasn’t even CLOSE!!!!!!!

  43. mdp3646 says: Jan 22, 2012 7:14 PM

    Just glad They sent the rat birds home!!

  44. painkiller20 says: Jan 22, 2012 7:16 PM

    It was at least worth a review…. especially considering the circumstances.

  45. bensstinkyfingers says: Jan 22, 2012 7:16 PM

    Great game, ravens represented well. I almost Cundiff’ed on a hot wing when that field goal shanked. Hey it could be worse Ravens fans you could root for the Steelers. At least you guys made it out of the first round and didnt get Tebowed. Nice job Ravens you gave it your best!

  46. rbrow018 says: Jan 22, 2012 7:17 PM

    rbrowo18:
    Even in losing I’m PROUD TO BE A RAVENS FAN…..and for all the flacco haters. He got it done tonight. We’ll be ready next year

    Every year, the other 31 teams say they will be ready next year.

    -lbijake
    —————————————-

    But for the last four years we have been ready to at least make the playoffs. and for the d-bag talkin about the moral victory, nobody said anything about a moral victory, i just said i was proud to be a fan. Reading is fundamental

  47. runrickyrun34 says: Jan 22, 2012 7:20 PM

    It’s not icing the kicker when he’s sprinting out on the field and they rush the snap to beat the play clock. Calling a timeout there is called good coaching/sensible.

  48. jeb7524 says: Jan 22, 2012 7:22 PM

    Evans did not have 2 feet down with possession.

  49. chupiesgngbngrs says: Jan 22, 2012 7:23 PM

    The Baltimore Ravens of the 2000’s are the NFL’s version of the Atlanta Braves of the 90’s. So close, so close, but yet so far.

  50. bleedpurplenblack says: Jan 22, 2012 7:25 PM

    Cameron, Evans, and Cundiff can ALL get out of town. We’ll be a better team because of it.

  51. tfbuckfutter says: Jan 22, 2012 7:26 PM

    The extra timeout was Cam Cameron’s fault.

    Don’t worry though. Harbaugh already pushed him because of it.

  52. tiredofblatheringnflexperts says: Jan 22, 2012 7:29 PM

    Icing the kicker, that works what .0000001% of the time, Jon Harbaugh had a brain fart, he should have given the ball to the 2nd leading rusher on a 3 & 1, get it or not u call the timeout, best case scenario you have 4 fresh downs, worse case scenario you give your kicker time to tie the game. I guess Harbaugh thought he might need that time out for overtime.

  53. thebrownswillalwaysloose says: Jan 22, 2012 7:30 PM

    Oh well. Moral victories don’t mean a thing to me but at least we didn’t get Tebowed!

  54. jameswestphal says: Jan 22, 2012 7:32 PM

    Worst part of the whole thing? Having to call Baltimore home.

  55. ogre2010 says: Jan 22, 2012 7:33 PM

    The reason why Harbaugh didn’t challenge the catch because under two minutes any reviews has to be called from the instant replay official upstairs

  56. musicman495 says: Jan 22, 2012 7:33 PM

    Quit crying about the Lee Evans catch!! it wasn’t even CLOSE!!!!!!!
    —————————
    Actually, it was extremely close. Not a Ravens fan, but it looked to me in slo mo like the second foot touched down and the ball came out almost simultaneously.

  57. feloniusfarter says: Jan 22, 2012 7:35 PM

    Somebody should avoid Ray Ray

  58. rambo888 says: Jan 22, 2012 7:35 PM

    The kicker just missed don’t over analysis it

  59. rexismybff says: Jan 22, 2012 7:36 PM

    “rbrowo18:
    Even in losing I’m PROUD TO BE A RAVENS FAN…..and for all the flacco haters. He got it done tonight.”

    ===============================

    How could you say Flacco “got it done”?? They needed ONE YARD on 3rd down deep in Pats territory with the trip to the Super Bowl on the line. Typical Flacco can’t decide whether to run or throw (looked like he could have easily run for it if he had made up his mind early), and finally throws a weak grounder.

    How in the world is that “getting it done”?? He’s the guy that other teams count on year after year to come up small at the critical moments deep in the playoffs.

  60. jackybadass says: Jan 22, 2012 7:36 PM

    ravens offensive coaching stinks!

  61. pspring63 says: Jan 22, 2012 7:37 PM

    Modell moves Ravens to L.A. Cites lack of a Spago’s in Baltimore as the primary reason for the move.

  62. eastcoastv says: Jan 22, 2012 7:37 PM

    Sam Von Schamm says:
    Jan 22, 2012 6:58 PM
    Yes, the kicker missed a chip-shot FG, but that wasn’t the problem.

    Joe Flacco is a modern day Neil O’Donnell.

    It’s been obvious for years that like the Jets, the Ravens drafted a guy who is simply not a franchise QB.

    A lot of Ravens made a lot of mistakes. Joe Flacco is not the problem. We had 2 picks reversed because of flags, we had a facemask penalty, we had missed tackles from the defense (Ed Reed being one of them) We had dropped passes that should have been caught. I can go on and on………………..You can’t blame Joe Flacco for every thing that goes wrong.

  63. toasale says: Jan 22, 2012 7:37 PM

    Everybody is a Ref, everybody is an expert. Woulda shoulda coulda. Get one or two lives and watch “Everybody loves Raymond”

  64. ttommytom says: Jan 22, 2012 7:37 PM

    You’re all missing the point: Cundiff was LATE getting on the field as he sprinted over 50 yards. HE should have called a timeout. Run that far that fast and then hurry a kick was dumb.

    I see you read my previous post Gregg or you finally agree wirh me or both…

  65. vincentbojackson says: Jan 22, 2012 7:37 PM

    Ed Reed thinks Cundiff was rattled.

  66. mmmpierogi says: Jan 22, 2012 7:40 PM

    thebrownswillalwaysloose says: Jan 22, 2012 7:30 PM

    Oh well. Moral victories don’t mean a thing to me but at least we didn’t get Tebowed!

    **********************************************************

    No, the Ravens didn’t get Tebowed – they got Cundiffed. I’m pretty sure that doesn’t make them any better off – I’d rather make it to the OT and lose because of some crazy pass than bc my kicker couldn’t chip it in from under 35 yards.

  67. kingpel says: Jan 22, 2012 7:40 PM

    @ rbrowo18:
    Even in losing I’m PROUD TO BE A RAVENS FAN…..and for all the flacco haters. He got it done tonight. We’ll be ready next year
    ……………………………………………………………………………

    If he got it done, you would be heading to Indianappolis. He had the ball in his hands with a chance to go to the Super Bowl and he let it slip away. When you leave your hopes and dreams in the hands of a kicker, you get what you deserve.

    He should have converted that 3rd and 1 with his legs but was unaware of the down and distance and tried to force it to the tightend, passing up an easy first down. Tragic, man. Tragic.

  68. alwaters9 says: Jan 22, 2012 7:43 PM

    When will the Ravens get to the Superbowl?

    NEVERMORE!!!

  69. burghman says: Jan 22, 2012 7:45 PM

    The look on Suggs’ face was priceless. I think I’ll have it framed.

  70. bigsexymilkman07 says: Jan 22, 2012 7:46 PM

    I think sometimes u r meant to by the bridesmaid. My steelers kept u out and now u shoot yourself in the as””:;,: . Faced it Ravens fan u will Never and I mean Never get the prize in the bottom of the box. Foooooool

  71. nfl1818 says: Jan 22, 2012 7:46 PM

    As a pats fan, i thought the two mvps were flacco and wilfork. Flacco played way above my expectations. Worst play call goes to O’BRIEN on the long ball with 6 to go that got picked. Brady had no success long. Wasn’t it obvious that they play for tie on fourth down? Seems odd that the kick team was late. Overall a hard fought even game. Pats lucky to avoid ot. Minor point bc brady sneaked it in, but i Thought the second and third down spots were awful. Defense stil wins championships in my mind.

  72. steelerdynasty2010 says: Jan 22, 2012 7:46 PM

    @bensstinkyfingers:
    and we’re both watching the SB from home…………..

  73. noquickreactionshere says: Jan 22, 2012 7:47 PM

    And with the 29th pick in the 2012 draft the Baltimore Ravens select… Alshawn Jeffrey WR from South Carolina….

    Please only Ravens fans respond…. Thumbs up if you agree thumbs down if not

  74. aldashex86 says: Jan 22, 2012 7:48 PM

    For those saying Flacco played a great game, are you being sarcastic? Or are your standards just that low?? He is still captain checkdown, both of his TD’s were easy throws,1 a 5 yarder and the other a 2 yard turnaround route where Smith made something out of nothing.

    He consistantly helped the Patriots get pressure by either moving into it or staying in the pocket entirely too long. On the last 3rd and 1 he should have immediately ran for the 1 yard and called the timeout to give them 2 more chances. And he did throw a 4th qtr INT after they were running the ball right down the Pat’s throat on that drive. The game was lost before the kick was ever missed. I knew they were going to lose when the pats fumbled on the kickoff and Foo Man Choo couldn’t get the ball in the endzone.

  75. tombreck says: Jan 22, 2012 7:53 PM

    Hmmmm, Lee Evans a Clevelander drops a td pass and Cundiff a former Brown misses the fg.

    Just sayin

  76. nnagi says: Jan 22, 2012 7:54 PM

    they’re gonna use that last timeout on the flight home, just before ray lewis tries to kill billy cundiff…

  77. pooflingingmonkey says: Jan 22, 2012 7:59 PM

    I hate the Ravens, but I think blaming Flacco for the loss is totally insane. Can he win a Championship? I doubt it. But aside from one interception he played a pretty good game today. Ravenfans can feel good, or at least better, about their quarterback situation.

    Cundiff on the other hand…

  78. zonedogz says: Jan 22, 2012 8:04 PM

    Billy Cundiff + Lee Evans = Scott Norwood + Ronnie Harmon. Welcome to Billsville Ravens fans.

  79. pittsburghavenue says: Jan 22, 2012 8:44 PM

    The Ravens can point finders at everyone on this loss. Why don’t they try for a field goal on 4th and 6 instead of going for it? if they go for it, you assume they are relying on the D, and if that’s the case punt it.

    Then, Joe Flacco,put your shoulder down and run for the first down! it’s 3rd and 1 and the season’s on the line.

    Then the rest is history.

  80. phinsfan66 says: Jan 22, 2012 8:47 PM

    It wasn’t in the script for the catch, FG, or timeout:)) They should call themselves the NWFL… These games are looking more and more like wrestling every game… Alot of these plays are far too convenient for the NFL and TV ratings:)))

  81. kw27p says: Jan 22, 2012 9:16 PM

    Just got home from AFC game. It was my dad’s and I first year with the season tickets after 11 years on waiting list and to see the pats going to the SB is pretty cool. What a game. Ravens played tough and it really came down to mistakes. Flacco played well. This was there game to win with the mistakes made by the pats. I just think obviously the kicker buckled under pressure there. Would be surprised if he came back next year.

  82. bigperm33 says: Jan 22, 2012 9:23 PM

    This is a dumb complete second-guessing article. had the ravens called a timeout and he missed the FG, everyone, including this site, would be ripping Harbaugh (like they did to the cowboys) for icing their own kicker. It was an easy FG that the guy missed. Don’t try to manufacture stories. (and this goes too for the story on the no replay on the Evans drop – it was a clear drop).

  83. godzilla111111 says: Jan 22, 2012 10:26 PM

    Lee Evans had both feet down with possession-that’s a TD. Game over Ravens win!

    Oh wait-its the Pats! Hmm the refs want to keep their cushy jobs don’t they? Incomplete!

    Harbs can’t throw the red flag inside of two minutes but the booth will review given the importance.

    Wait there is no review! Pats Win!

    2007 Perfect Pats beaten by Kyle Boller! Ravens stuff Brady on 4th down! Under two minutes-Ravens win!

    Wait! Refs break the rules and allow Rex Ryan to call a timeout! Pats get a 5th down. Pats Win?

    Harbs will say nothing or get hosed by the League office.

    Watch the replay. Evans caught it. Game over.

  84. nfl1818 says: Jan 22, 2012 10:34 PM

    Not sarcasm on flacco, but yes my expectations were low. His receivers dropped many balls. He completed several third downs. He trailed most the day. Seam route int was briefly open. Amazing pick by spikes who had his back to the throw when it was made. Bottom line even game with both flacco and ne d exceeding expectations. Random ending.

  85. djaehne says: Jan 22, 2012 10:40 PM

    So who are the Jets playing this year in the superbowl?

  86. mistersmith22 says: Jan 22, 2012 10:46 PM

    Sam Von Schamm says:
    Jan 22, 2012 6:58 PM
    Yes, the kicker missed a chip-shot FG, but that wasn’t the problem.

    Joe Flacco is a modern day Neil O’Donnell.

    It’s been obvious for years that like the Jets, the Ravens drafted a guy who is simply not a franchise QB.

    ————————-

    Did you watch the game? Because I saw a game where Flacco outdueled Tom Brady, in Foxboro, in the playoffs. Had Evans not dropped that TD and had Cundiff not shanked a kick, the storyline would be “hey we were all wrong about Flacco, a game-winning drive at New England to get to the Super Bowl.” But no, you’re going to judge him based on the failings of others.

  87. borderline1988 says: Jan 22, 2012 10:48 PM

    Interesting to think about the 2 successful QBs in the championship games versus the unsuccessfull ones…
    Brady & Manning vs Smith & Flacco…

    At the end of the day, a QB who has presence and the ability to step up in the pocket, manage games, play under pressure, and make good decisions on the field….those are the guys who almost always win in the end.

    Athletic ability, arm strength, running ability…all a bunch of smoke. Smarts and leadership – I’ll take that any day over the likes of Smith, Vick, Flacco, or Newton.

  88. ravensman says: Jan 22, 2012 10:49 PM

    Even if Cundiff would have made the field goal, there’s no guarantee the Ravens would have won in overtime. Kudos to the Patriots on their win today; and best wishes against the Giants in the Superbowl.

  89. wfrman says: Jan 22, 2012 10:58 PM

    Now TSizzle, Reed and Ray Ray have another teammate to through under the bus. Karma is a mother.

  90. heckjeck says: Jan 22, 2012 10:59 PM

    Sam Von Schamm says:

    “Joe Flacco is a modern day Neil O’Donnell.”

    O’Donnell STILL has the lowest INT in the history of the NFL….but not in the Super Bowl…

    But at least HE’S BEEN TO ONE!

  91. bigblaw says: Jan 22, 2012 11:01 PM

    Timeout may help Baltimore pause the next time the Over Celebrate a reg season game on win ! -Woodley was right !

  92. ampatsisahypocrite says: Jan 22, 2012 11:02 PM

    Hey cool, now Suggs can disappear from ESPN and hide again — you know how he only likes to show up and talk smack when the Ravens win.

    Oh and Suggs — whose couch will YOU be watching the game from?

  93. tobiasjodter says: Jan 22, 2012 11:02 PM

    While I agree the field goal should have been made and there is no excuse for it – I still think a timeout should have been called. The field goal unit was late getting ready for that play – there was 1 second on the playclock when the ball was snapped. ergo, 1 second from being a delay of game penalty. For that reason alone a TO should have been called.

  94. tobiasjodter says: Jan 22, 2012 11:15 PM

    Baltimore punter Sam Koch, who is also the holder, acknowledged “we might have been” rushed.

    “But it’s something that we’ve practiced,” Koch said. “I thought there was plenty of time for him to get set up and do his thing. I’m not sure how rushed he really felt.”

  95. steveyurk36 says: Jan 23, 2012 12:39 AM

    lamarr woodley is right the ravens will never win a superbowl with joe (ben stiller)flacco at qb. the steelers show how you make plays in the big games thats why they have 6 lombardi trophys. nobody else in the league has as many. great to see both harbaughs choke in the big games. bwaahahhahahaha

  96. ducksouped says: Jan 23, 2012 12:45 AM

    I hope he falls off the jetway. Lloyd Christmas style.

  97. ampatsisahypocrite says: Jan 23, 2012 1:27 AM

    Wonder what Suggs will have to say on ESPN tomorrow?

    Oh wait I forgot — he only shows up and shoot his mouth off when his team wins.

    So I wonder what excuse Suggs will have when he doesn’t show up on ESPN tomorrow?

  98. mistersmith22 says: Jan 23, 2012 1:28 AM

    borderline1988 says:
    Jan 22, 2012 10:48 PM
    Interesting to think about the 2 successful QBs in the championship games versus the unsuccessfull ones…
    Brady & Manning vs Smith & Flacco…

    At the end of the day, a QB who has presence and the ability to step up in the pocket, manage games, play under pressure, and make good decisions on the field….those are the guys who almost always win in the end.

    Athletic ability, arm strength, running ability…all a bunch of smoke. Smarts and leadership – I’ll take that any day over the likes of Smith, Vick, Flacco, or Newton.

    ———————–

    Except Flacco had a much better day than Brady today. He was more accurate, better in the pocket, better stats (same completion percentage but Flacco had more yards, more TDs, and fewer INTs, almost a 40-point-higher QB rating), etc. The QBs did not decide that game.

  99. tone360 says: Jan 23, 2012 1:43 AM

    Blame the Chicago Bears… again.

  100. insider7 says: Jan 23, 2012 5:55 AM

    “I know Adam Vinitieri. Adam Vinitieri is a friend of mine. Billy, you’re no Adam Vinitieri.”

  101. blackqbwhiterb says: Jan 23, 2012 6:18 AM

    Quit picking on Suggs. It ain’t his fault Billy Cundiff’s piss got hot!!

  102. iluvwikileaks says: Jan 23, 2012 6:58 AM

    There is a new dance sensation going around this morning. It’s called the “Do the Ratbird Shank”. What a joke!

    Baltimore Ravens = 1 Super Bowl win, one appearence.

    Pittsburgh Steelers = 6 Super Bowl wins, eight appearences.

    GO STEELERS!!

    HA!

  103. mostlombardisintheleague says: Jan 23, 2012 10:47 AM

    Cundiff is Einhorn, Einhorn is Cundiff !!!!

  104. happster says: Jan 23, 2012 12:35 PM

    Some obvious answers for some stupid questions: The Ravens could not challenge the Moore play (it wasn’t an “Evans drop” … it was a great defensive play by Moore) because there was less than 2 minutes to play. The booth wouldn’t automatically review it because it wasn’t called a TD on the field (and thus was not a scoring play). They had the discretion to review it, and may have. But if you have it on tape with a quality video system, go frame by frame so you’ll understand why it did not matter if it was reviewed. The ball is dislodged a fraction of a second before his second foot comes down. We froze it at that frame and it was as clear as day. I urge you to check it out so the Pats’ D can get the much-deserved credit for this spectacular, season-saving play.

  105. happster says: Jan 23, 2012 12:39 PM

    Wegonnadoitbaby said: “I know the booth has to initiate a review inside of two minutes, and I can’t believe they didn’t look at the Lee Evans play. Maybe I don’t know the rules, BUT, full possession, both feet down, well past the plane of the end zone…should be touchdown…once two feet are down and you have possession I believe it is a touchdown and the play is over. What am I missing?”

    What you are missing is reality. The second foot was not down when the ball became dislodged.

  106. happster says: Jan 23, 2012 12:47 PM

    musicman495 said: “looked to me in slo mo like the second foot touched down and the ball came out almost simultaneously.”

    You’re right-it was close and anyone that says anything less clearly lacks objectivity and common sense. But the key word is “almost” simultaneously. Using standard DVR and HD, we found the frame where the ball is dislodged and his foot is still 2 inches from the ground. Live it was tough to see and god bless the official for getting it right. In slow motion there is simply no doubt he got it right.

  107. happster says: Jan 23, 2012 12:51 PM

    eastcoastv says: two picks reversed because of penalties? That’s a convenient take…how about Brady knew the defense was off sides on the second one and forced a ball knowing it was a free play? Duhhh

  108. happster says: Jan 23, 2012 12:55 PM

    godzilla111111 says:

    “Lee Evans had both feet down with possession-that’s a TD. Game over Ravens win! Oh wait-its the Pats! Hmm the refs want to keep their cushy jobs don’t they? Incomplete!”

    Wow, although it is difficult to decipher your third grade level grammar, it seems to me you are suggesting a conspiracy theory. Wow. That is so sad and pathetic. Adjust the rabbit ears in your trailer and look at it again with your good eye – the second foot wasn’t down when the ball was dislodged. It was a good two inches from landing. Thus ends another promising broadcasting career. I beg you not to procreate.

    Now where’s my pizza?

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