So that's why Justin Tucker looks you in the eye and tells you he's confident he can do the job Sunday in Gillette Stadium, no matter what the game throws at him.
He says he and holder Sam Koch and long snapper Morgan Cox are locked in as a unit, and that when it comes to big kicks in big games, you push everything out of your head except the mechanics of your job.
"[Ravens special teams coach] Jerry Rosburg probably said it best: you think about the action, not the consequence," Tucker said. "That's all we do. Every day at practice, we go out there and follow our same routine."
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There's another reason not to think about the consequences: they can be too painful.
Billy Cundiff isn't the only kicker in the league who knows that.
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