Tonight, I could talk about how NFL RedZone will be shown in all 32 stadiums. Or not. I could also write an awesome run-on sentence talking about an exciting new development involving one of the NFL’s most accurate kickers in the league’s history and how he’ll help the Ravens win because they’re about to sign him because they need a kicker because Billy Cundiff was a one-year stopgap after the Steve Hauschka experiment failed.
Sentence over. Now you can breathe.
Oh and I don’t know why his head got cut off in this picture. I could find a different one, but it hides that god-awful Bengals helmet, so I think I’ll keep it.
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I’ll make this post quick because you’ve heard my opinions on Billy Cundiff hundreds of times and the fact that I think the team needs to sign a new kicker. After not winning the Neil Rackers sweepstakes, Shayne Graham, former Bengal, is the best free agent kicker left. A guy who once hit 7 field goals at M&T Bank Stadium, and is the 4th-most accurate kicker in NFL history, hopefully Graham can bring the great kicking game Baltimore needs back.
Losing Matt Stover led to a lot of purple blood being shed, and a lot of purple hair falling out last season because of the sporadic kicking of Steve Hauschka and Billy Cundiff. Their kicking undoubtedly cost the Ravens a win or two, so getting an established kicker has seemed like a very good idea this offseason.
Here’s the ESPN story, basically it says that the two parties are pretty much in agreement on a one-year deal. Adam Schefter then goes on to state Graham’s player bio in poetic fashion, and the “article” is over. I always say it, and I’ll say it again here. Adam Schefter is right about 95% of the time, so I’d take his word on this. That means we have a new kicker in Baltimore, Ravens fans!
More analysis of Graham and how he will fit in on the team will be coming tomorrow.