Tyler Huntley: I just tried to make a play

AFC Wild Card Playoffs - Baltimore Ravens v Cincinnati Bengals
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Ravens quarterback Tyler Huntley turned in one of the strongest performances of his career on Sunday night in Cincinnati, but no one is likely to remember his good moments when they look back at the game.

They’re likelier to recall a failed quarterback sneak in the fourth quarter. Huntley jumped to try to go over the top of the line, but Bengals linebacker Logan Wilson knocked the ball out of his hands and defensive end Sam Hubbard returned the fumble for a 98-yard touchdown that became the final margin of victory in a 24-17 Bengals win.

After the game, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said the play “wasn’t executed the right way” because Huntley was supposed to go low and get pushed from behind into the end zone. Huntley said he thought his approach was the better one for the situation.

“At the time, I just felt like everybody was packed in, they shot for our linemen’s legs, the ‘backers felt pretty good up at the line. I just tried to make a play,” Huntley said, via the team’s website. “I’m going to be thinking about that the whole offseason, how just one play, they won the game. It’s going to be hard, but it’s going to motivate me to grind hard, work hard, and be ready for next year.”

Huntley is set to be a restricted free agent and it seems likely that the Ravens would move to keep him around, although sorting out the Lamar Jackson situation will likely be the first priority at quarterback in Baltimore.

16 responses to “Tyler Huntley: I just tried to make a play

  1. Baltimore has a bunch of non quarterbacks playing quarterback. Why can’t they see what we see?

  2. I didn’t have a dog in this race but my heart broke for Huntley on that play. He was just trying to will his team to a win and it ended up being the thing that cost them the game.

  3. Seemed like a good time for a RB. Undersized, backup QB probably not gonna bully his way through that dog pile.

  4. He was trying to make a play and cant fault him for that, but they should have handed it off. Harbaugh and Co. are just terrible at managing games and making the proper calls. Huntley filled in admirably against a superior opponent. The Ravens O has NO weapons outside Andrews to throw it to, what was Huntley supposed to do in this game?

  5. And the Ravens were sticking it to the ego inflated Bengals all game too. It’s shame that happened.

  6. riggedkangaroocourt says:
    January 16, 2023 at 9:48 am
    Baltimore has a bunch of non quarterbacks playing quarterback. Why can’t they see what we see?

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    Jackson is one of the 5 best QBs in the league. I’m guessing what you are seeing is something else.

  7. That’s gotta be one of the more hilarious plays in NFL history. It will live in infamy for Baltimore for decades to come.

    Classic postseason moment.

  8. It’s the fans that lost this year. We lost a chance to see what the ravens coulda done with Lamar. All because a billionaire company and a millionaire player couldn’t come up with a fair contract for an entire year. And both sides will play the victim

  9. The Patriots coach their players never to extend the ball like that, for exactly that reason.

  10. Not smart….that was a good yard-and-a-half away, and Huntley is not big enough anyways. I wonder…did he see the Lawrence leap-and-reach 2-point conversion from the previous night? Got that in his head, and tried it on his own?

  11. One of the great all time postseason blunders to call a sneak/dive from the 2 yard line.

    It was hilarious to watch the ball go right to Hubbard.

  12. It wasn’t Huntley’s fault.
    He played his butt off.
    Greg Roman called the play.

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