After Billy Cundiff choked on the field goal in the Ravens vs Patriots AFC Championship Game on Sunday, I was very angry at first. After I saw the look on Billy Cundiff's face, my anger turned to pity. I could see the remorse and pain in his face. I started feeling sorry for the guy even though his missed field goal sealed the Ravens fate. Ray Lewis' speech after the loss made me feel better about the situation as well.
It is sad because just last season, Billy Cundiff was one of the best field goal kickers in the NFL. Billy Cundiff made 89.7% of his field goals last year but only 75.7% of his attempts this year. If the Ravens had the Matt Stover of 2000 as our kicker, we would be on our way to the Superbowl. This was probably the worse loss in Baltimore Ravens franchise history and many fans are pointing the finger at Cundiff. Billy Cundiff could very well be the most hated man in the Baltimore area right now. Like Ray Lewis said after the game however, no one person can be blamed. We as fans will have to forgive Cundiff, but we will probably never forget this loss.