Justin Tucker vows to make the best of a bad situation

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Ravens kicker Justin Tucker missed the first extra point of his career at an inopportune time today, with seconds remaining in a 24-23 loss to the Saints. After the game, Tucker was a stand-up guy who spoke with the media and put the loss on his own shoulders.

“You play long enough you’re gonna have a kick you want back, and tonight was that night for me,” he said. “The only thing we can do is go to work and try to make the best out of a bad situation. I appreciate the efforts of my teammates putting me in a position to extend the game and unfortunately I wasn’t able to put the ball through the uprights.”

Tucker is one of the best kickers in NFL history. He was 222-for-222 on extra points in his career before missing today, and he’s also the most accurate kicker ever on field goals. The Ravens know they’re lucky to have a kicker as good as Tucker.

But even the best kickers miss sometimes, and today Tucker missed at a very bad time.

46 responses to “Justin Tucker vows to make the best of a bad situation

  1. I’m a Ravens fan, and i’m not even mad. You can’t be mad at the most accurate and reliable kicker ever. Everyone has a bad game.

  2. The way he owned his miss just made me a fan..Keep your head up Justin’ there were games you won by yourself with your leg. We’re all human.

  3. Steelers fan here – nothing but admiration for this guy. The anti-Jeff Reed. No beating up paper towel dispensers in Sheetz. (Or Wawa in Baltimore.) Unfortunately for us Steelers fans, we can’t count on him ever missing another kick. Who wouldn’t love to have him on your team?

  4. That was a crazy gust of wind that blew the ball off target. Been there, been on the receiving end of plenty of those! Regardless, I’m glad we only play Baltimore every four years. Now go beat Carolina!

  5. Was his God not looking down on that one or was that just the face of a man who’s comes to terms that there is no higher power and that he’s been living a lie all these years? I’m gonna go with the latter on this one.

  6. Matt Vasold says:
    October 21, 2018 at 8:14 pm
    I’m a Ravens fan, and i’m not even mad. You can’t be mad at the most accurate and reliable kicker ever. Everyone has a bad game.

    97 5 Rate Thi

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    seek help.

    vinatieri is going into the hof and tucker is not

  7. atlantablewa28to3lead said:

    “The Ravens would be foolish to cut him….The defense holds up, we’re not even having this discussion, not to mention all the ducks Flacco was throwing late in the game.”

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    What discussion? There wasn’t anything from the Ravens that had hinted or suggested that Tucker was at risk of being cut. This play wasn’t like Billy Cundieff in the AFC Championship Game who muffed a very makeable field goal.

    Also, the very same Flacco who you claim was “throwing ducks” threw a beautiful pass to John Brown for the potential game-tying TD.

  8. Timing is everything son…

    Now if the Ravens would stop doctoring the kicking balls on the sidelines, maybe this wouldn’t have happened.

  9. He’s an amazing kicker, but sometimes a miss like that gets in your head and affects your performance. I doubt that it happens, but the Ravens better hope it doesn’t.

    Meanwhile I’m a Bucs fans and feel like every kick (even extra points) is a 50-50 proposition.

  10. “Look up the river city relay on youtube. They you will see some real heartbreak with Mike Carney”

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    No matter who your team is, this is still the most heartbreaking play in NFL history.

  11. “The Ravens would be foolish to cut him…”

    I don’t think anyone, anywhere with the Ravens organization or any other team has suggested he would be cut. WTH are you talking about ? SMH

  12. Drew Brees is tough as nails.
    Not tall, not athletic, average NFL arm strength.
    Just smart, tough, accurate and savvy.
    I hate when the Ravens lose but I love how this guy plays football.

  13. All the Steelers fans are pathetically rejoicing about a RIGGED game by Cheating Goodell who wants to dethrone Brady and the Pats. He knows Brady will never beat 32 teams because his loyalty is unrivaled!!

  14. He and Mason Crosby are the best kickers in the league and even the best can have a bad game or two. Just keep your head up Tucker. Mason did and he redeemed himself.

  15. Wow, he missed a kick. Why the drama. He didn’t throw a pick on the one yard line in the Super Bowl, he missed a regular season PAT. There’s none of this soul-searching when a QB throws a game ending INT.

  16. Kind of a pet peeve of mine. When a player makes a mistake that would have tied the game, the blame is usually placed on that player. The reality is that if the Ravens were clearly the better team yesterday, they would have won by a bunch of points. All Tucker’s miss meant is there was no overtime. The Ravens could have still lost.

  17. Matt Vasold says:
    October 21, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    I’m a Ravens fan, and i’m not even mad. You can’t be mad at the most accurate and reliable kicker ever. Everyone has a bad game.
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    I was going to say the same thing. I’m more frustrated with the dropped passes/inaccurate throws/poor coverage/missed opportunities than Tuck’s miss.

  18. John Harbaugh doesn’t have the gut’s of Mike Vrabel. That’s how you avoid that from happening.

  19. If he had made the missed extra point it does not mean the Ravens would have won the game. There were still twenty-something seconds left and Drew Brees, then a coin toss, then OT. The Ravens Defense was gassed. They had not given up a SINGLE TD for the entire season in the second half. Brees drove the Saints for two of them from the late third quarter into the fourth. Ravens defense is great, Brees is better. If you had to be on the outcome if he had made the missed PAT, you would have still given the Saints about a 75% chance to win.

  20. atlantablewa28to3lead says:
    October 21, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    The Ravens would be foolish to cut him….The defense holds up, we’re not even having this discussion, not to mention all the ducks Flacco was throwing late in the game.
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    CUT HIM?!?! geez… guy missed ONE PAT in his career. Since the start of 2016, he’s made 85 FGs, missed 5, and made every PAT but 1. That’s 94.4% success rate just on FGs, and he’s not only making chip shots. He’s as money as they come.

    I think his job is safe for now. He’s been far and away the best kicker in the league since 2016.

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