“The guys appreciate his talent, that’s where it starts,” Ravens coach
And he will continue to be, maybe for a while, if he keeps booting the ball like he did in his first five games.
Tucker has made 11 of his first 12 field goal attempts in the
“He’s huge,” defensive tackle
Interestingly, Tucker is one of 20 kickers who have made at least 90 percent of their field goal attempts. Twelve, including fellow rookie
Tucker has also alleviated concerns about his ability to generate touchbacks on kickoffs. So far, only 12 of his 29 kickoffs have been returned -- 58.6 percent of them have resulted in touchbacks -- and the average starting field position for opponents has been the Baltimore 21.1-yard line, according to Pro Football Focus. Last season, 63.6 percent of Cundiff's kickoffs resulted in touchbacks and the average start was at the Baltimore 22.9-yard line.
And that's sweet music to the ears of Harbaugh and the Ravens.