Found July 09, 2013 on Football and Futbol:
Similar to the quarterbacks, these special teams players have clearly defined roles.  Justin Tucker, Sam Koch and Morgan Cox are all excellent in what they do, and they get along really well.  Last season, was yet another successful year for Koch, as he averaged the seventh-best net yards per punt mark in the league.  His most important play of the year was when he purposely took a safety and eight seconds off the clock at the end of the Super Bowl. The Ravens dumped Billy Cundiff because he choked in the 2011 AFC Championship game.  Rookie Justin Tucker did a great job of replacing him.  Best of all, Tucker was actually clutch.  Tucker was a tremendous player for the Ravens last season.  He was an undrafted free agent and shined in practice every day during camp.  That momentum carried over to the regular season, as he converted 90.9 percent (30 of 33), including 4 of 4 from 50+ yards of his field-goal attempts.  Tucker also had 49 touchbacks in 2012 (5th best in the league).  In other words, this group is pretty much set in stone. Thanks to Jacoby Jones, the Ravens scored three special-teams touchdowns compared to none for their opponents in the regular season.  However, they surrendered two touchdowns to the Broncos in the second round of the playoffs. Special teams is something that gets overlooked but is one of the most important factors that could get you a victory.  Where is your opponent starting their drive?  Where is your offense starting their drive, on the 5 or on the 35?  Jacoby Jones is a very valuable asset for Baltimore and in addition to being clutch, Tucker has shown he has ice in his veins from 50+ yards.  Due to the toughness in schedule Baltimore faces for 2013, I’m sure games will be close.  Look for the special teams to be used much more throughout the season.   Follow me on Twitter @TheJADUKES

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