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Who do you think will be the 2012 kicker?
Billy Cundiff
 15%  [ 4 ]
Justin Tucker
 84%  [ 22 ]
Total Votes : 26

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:17 pm    Post subject: Cundiff vs Tucker Reply with quote

A couple articles I read today that I found interesting in regards to the battle between Billy Cundiff and Justin Tucker:

If Tucker does beat out Cundiff (and remember that in 2010, the Ravens ended up keeping Cundiff after he outperformed the presumed favorite, Shayne Graham, even though Graham was signed to be the PK), the Ravens will be able to create $1.81M in Salary Cap space for this year.


The last factor in favor of keeping Tucker over Cundiff, and this is a big one, is that, despite some possible Cap pain in 2013 from the dead money carry-over, Tucker will be far cheaper over the next 4 years than Cundiff. Cundiff is due $10.2M in base salary over the next 4 years and will count $12.6M against the Cap over those years.

Cundiff is last in FG%, and is 19th when only looking at attempts under 50 yards. And if you remove his 2010, calling it an anomaly, hes the only kicker lower than 75% for his career, and lower than 80% from inside the fifty.

And this from today:

Jason Butt ‏@JasonButtCBS

Cundiff went 2/4 on FGs. Missed from 29 and 34. Made from 39 and 47. Tucker went 5/5, long of 47.

Seems that Tucker is out-kicking Cundiff on an almost daily basis. And financially it would be more beneficial to unload Cundiff's contract even though he's only going into the 2nd year of the deal. So far Tucker has done everything he needs to do yet a lot of people in the media still consider it Cundiff's job to lose. He has the veteran status working in his favor but he's hardly been a model of consistency, and going strictly off camp performance, Tucker seems to have the edge.

I know this has been a frequent topic of discussion, but how do you all feel about the kicking competition now that we're almost half way through camp?
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