On Now
Coming Up
  • Tue., Feb. 13, 2018 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST Cheerleader Prep Clinics The 2018 Cheerleader prep clinics will allow you to get a leg up on the competition. You will get to know our current squad, our dance/stunt styles, and some tips for how to have a successful audition. You will leave these classes feeling more prepared and confident for the approaching auditions.
  • Sat., Mar. 03, 2018 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM EST Cheerleader Tryouts Become a member of the best cheerleading program in the NFL! Tryouts for the 2018 Baltimore Ravens Cheerleading Squad will be held the weekend of March 3rd at the Merritt Club Downtown.
  • Sat., Mar. 10, 2018 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST Playmaker Tryouts The Playmakers are the Ravens promotional team that travels around Baltimore on the days leading up to Ravens home games. At each event they attend, they give out free gifts and tickets to Ravens fans, getting them excited for the upcoming game. Become a member and help get Baltimore ready for gameday!
  • Sat., Mar. 24, 2018 8:45 AM - 3:00 PM EDT Marching Band Tryouts Come join us and become part of the best marching band in the NFL! Baltimore's Marching Ravens are committed to bringing quality musical entertainment and a "traditional football atmosphere" to all Ravens home games. Comprised of more than 150 musicians and equipment crew, Baltimore's Marching Ravens is the largest musical organization associated with the NFL.
  • Thu., Apr. 26, 2018 8:00 PM EDT NFL Draft Follow the Baltimore Ravens through the 2018 NFL Draft.
  • Thu., May. 31, 2018 5:00 PM EDT Beach Bash Flock to the Beach with the Ravens for our annual Ravens Beach Bash presented by Miller Lite.

News

Print
RSS

Justin Tucker, Sam Koch Lead Ravens' Biggest Pro Bowl Snubs

Posted Dec 19, 2017

Baltimore’s pair of specialists are widely regarded as the best in the business and have earned multiple honors this season. Defensive tackle Brandon Williams and other Ravens also had a strong case.

The Ravens have three defenders named to the 2018 Pro Bowl, but their special specialists were snubbed.

Kicker Justin Tucker and punter Sam Koch both were left off the final list.

Tucker is a first alternate, but was beaten out by Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Chris Boswell. The AFC’s Pro Bowl punter is the Tennessee Titans’ Brett Kern.

Tucker has missed three field goals this season (29-of-32). One was from 58 yards, another was from 62 yards and the third was a blocked 46-yard attempt.

Named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for November, Tucker hasn’t missed since October with 14 successful boots over the past two months. He has made five attempts from beyond 50 yards.

Boswell has also missed three field goals this year (33-of-36), but all three of his misses were worse than Tucker’s. He had a 35-yard attempt blocked, a 44-yarder go wide left in Baltimore and hit the right upright from 37 yards out in the Indianapolis Colts' dome.

Boswell has also missed two extra points this season while Tucker has yet to miss one during his six-year NFL career.

Koch leads the NFL with 37 punts inside the 20-yard line. He had three inside the 5-yard line in Sunday’s 27-10 win in Cleveland. He only has three touchbacks.

Koch ranks 11th in the NFL in net average (41.3), but he’s much more than a big leg. No punter in the league has been as good at pinning opponents deep and controlling returners with a wide variety of different kicks. Koch has also thrown for a pair of first downs on fake punts.

Kern leads the league in net average (45.6), but has five touchbacks and 22 punts inside the 20-yard line.

Among the Ravens’ other players who had a strong Pro Bowl case but did not make the team are special teamer Anthony Levine, defensive tackle Brandon Williams, running back Alex Collins, cornerback Jimmy Smith and offensive linemen Ronnie Stanley, Ryan Jensen and Austin Howard.

Williams, who is a dominant run stopper, missed four games earlier this season because of a foot injury. The AFC’s three interior defensive linemen are the Bengals’ Geno Atkins, Titans’ Jurrell Casey and Jaguars’ Malik Jackson.

Collins, who is sixth in the league in yards per carry (4.9) got a late start which has kept him behind the league leaders in yardage. The AFC’s three running backs are Steelers’ Le’Veon Bell, Chiefs’ Kareem Hunt and Bills’ LeSean McCoy.

Smith, who was the NFL’s best cover cornerback for much of the year, went down with an Achilles injury in Week 13. The AFC’s four cornerbacks are the Jaguars’ Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye, Chargers’ Casey Hayward and Broncos’ Aqib Talib.

Please Note

The opinions, analysis and/or speculation expressed on BaltimoreRavens.com represent those of individual authors, and unless quoted or clearly labeled as such, do not represent the opinions or policies of the Baltimore Ravens' organization, front office staff, coaches and executives. Authors' views are formulated independently from any inside knowledge and/or conversations with Ravens officials, including the coaches and scouts, unless otherwise noted.

Related News

Recent Videos

Recent Photos

Save