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Chris Culliver had a “tough one”

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49ers cornerback Chris Culliver became a lot better known during Super Bowl week thanks to his negative take on the idea of having a homosexual teammate and he garnered more attention for the wrong reasons on the field Sunday.

Culliver was targeted often by Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco and wound up figuring into a couple of the biggest plays of the game. In the first half, he was beaten badly by wide receiver Jacoby Jones when Flacco underthrew a bomb to Jones that the receiver caught while falling down as Culliver ran past him. Jones was then able to get up and run into the end zone to extend the Baltimore lead.

Then Culliver was flagged for pass interference on a pass intended for Torrey Smith on third-and-9 with under nine minutes to play in the game. The Ravens were able to get three points and eat 5:38 of clock on the drive, both of which were crucial to stopping the bleeding that had turned a 28-6 rout into a 31-29 nailbiter. Jim Harbaugh complained about the call after the game and Culliver was upset that Smith wasn’t flagged for offensive pass interference earlier in the game, but the damage was done.

“I know that he feels bad,” linebacker Patrick Willis said, via USA Today. “Cully is competitive, and he wants to win on every play. Today he had a tough one, and I stand behind him and I know what kind of player he is. This is only going to fuel him to make it better.”

If only there were some kind of video to remind Culliver that it can get better for him after a rough first trip to the Super Bowl.

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12 Responses to “Chris Culliver had a “tough one””
  1. fuglyflorio says: Feb 4, 2013 8:43 AM

    “Those penalty calls … like all the calls this year … were unjustified. Last year too. Wrong. All of them.”, Jim Harbaugh.

  2. psilenttype says: Feb 4, 2013 8:47 AM

    He has been horrible all season… Nothing new!

  3. logicalvoicesays says: Feb 4, 2013 8:48 AM

    I can’t believe this guy didn’t know who Artie freaking Lange was. That’s hilarious.

  4. Gordon says: Feb 4, 2013 8:48 AM

    I bet a gay CB would have played better than him. Dude got abused last night.

  5. wwwmattcom says: Feb 4, 2013 9:32 AM

    Didnt know who this guy was till last night. Noticed him and Whitner were the weakest links.

  6. nananatman says: Feb 4, 2013 9:56 AM

    He could watch the Hangover, it always makes me feel better when I jam my foot in my mouth and then lose the Super Bowl. He could watch Beyonce’ half time show, made me feel better.

  7. nyyjetsknicks says: Feb 4, 2013 10:53 AM

    He’s just afraid to get near any guys. People who come out against against gays are usually gay themselves. See: Republicans.

  8. stoptrippn says: Feb 4, 2013 10:53 AM

    This guy is a NOBODY. Please shut your mouth Chris and stop embarassing your family and team

  9. ravenator says: Feb 4, 2013 11:01 AM

    This guy is a joke, Ravens exposed him

  10. dgrowe213 says: Feb 4, 2013 11:02 AM

    If the final play of the Falcons/49ers wasnt holding or pass interference, then that one wasn’t either.

    Complain all you want, but youre not getting that call at the end of a significant game.

  11. doe22us says: Feb 4, 2013 1:39 PM

    Well played Josh with the last line. Dude got toasted.

  12. johntonioholmes says: Feb 4, 2013 4:33 PM

    ravenator

    For once we agree. If Flacco has success against you, you are a joke.

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