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Kickin' it in San Diego

Steve Hauschka's campaign as the Ravens' primary kicker got off to an uneven start when he converted a 44-yard field goal but missed on a 41-yarder in the team's season-opening 38-24 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs this past Sunday.

While asserting that all blame should be directed at him, Hauschka did note that windy conditions at M&T Bank Stadium may have affected the football. On Thursday, special teams coordinator and assistant head coach Jerry Rosburg said Hauschka should use the miss as a teaching moment.

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"Veteran kickers have a catalog, and they keep track of what the flags looked like that particular day, what the ball flight looked like in warm-ups, and what happened during the course of the game, the field conditions," Rosburg said. "This is where the veteran kickers have that body of knowledge that young kickers don't have yet. Steve learned a lot from that one kick and unfortunately, I would have liked for him to have learned that same lesson just having it inside the left upright rather than outside."

Rosburg was then asked if there was anything tricky about Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.

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"It's Southern California. It pretty much doesn't get better than that," Rosburg said, drawing laughs from a group of reporters. "There's always concerns, but it's not like playing in Buffalo."

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