Anonymous Ravens Players Tell TMZ Billy Cundiff Wasn’t Paying Attention Before Missing FG
Can’t stand anonymous players throwing other players under the bus.
If you have something to say to the media, say it with your chest, don’t hide. If there are Ravens players who believe or witnessed Billy Cundiff not being prepared for the field goal, then say with your name attached to it.
The Ravens were saying all the right things in front of the camera, but behind the scenes is this how they really felt?
Two players on the team have spoken with TMZ -- one of whom says he witnessed the confrontation and another who did not witness it but says it is being widely discussed among Ravens players.
Our sources say … immediately before Cundiff attempted the game-tying FG, he was doing what he was supposed to do — practicing kicking on the sidelines. But as the Ravens marched down the field, Cundiff was unaware that his time to kick was looming.
According to our sources, coaches repeatedly called for Cundiff — at least 6 times — to no avail — he wasn’t responding. We’re told the coaches became “furious” because Cundiff wasn’t ready to go.
Our sources say players and coaches are saying Cundiff was distracted … not paying attention and not ready to immediately execute a kick.
As for how the team reacted to the botched attempt, we’re told players were gracious. As one player put it, “We didn’t give him a hard time because he looked like he was ready to kill himself.”
That was nice of them to be gracious because they thought Cundiff might try to commit suicide. I really find it hard to believe that Cundiff was unaware what was going on.
It was the 4th quarter and the Ravens were down by three points he knew that before the drive started.
What I do know is that there appeared to be mass confusion on the Ravens sidelines and the field goal attempt seemed to be rushed.
One thing I noticed in the Giants vs. 49ers game is the “freeze” timeout seemed to relax the Giants kicker and when it was a bad snap he didn’t panic and softly put it between the up goal posts.
Whereas Cundiff never had any time to gather himself.
Bill Bilichick best coaching move of the day was to not freeze Cundiff.