Both Stover, Hauschka to stay on

Both Stover, Hauschka to stay on

There are 30 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Nov 11, 2008, titled Both Stover, Hauschka to stay on. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

"The flexibility that a guy like Hauschka gives you as a kicker is another weapon," Harbaugh said.

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phish

Baltimore, MD

#1 Nov 11, 2008
R-E-S-P-E-C-T, just alittle bit, just alittle bit!
Joe Mess East BMore

Columbia, MD

#2 Nov 11, 2008
Nice of the NFL to alert us. Is it gametime yet???
Schlomo

Sparks Glencoe, MD

#3 Nov 11, 2008
Late in the season the NFL should be more limited in selection of Sunday night games. It gets dang cold at night sitting in the stands in December. Can't they find a New Orleans, Atlanta, Arizona, Tampa or Miami game to select instead. All those teams are in the running too.
Ravensman

Edgewater, MD

#4 Nov 11, 2008
It makes it a lot easier to refrain from unsportsman like penalties win you are winning. Let's see what happens when the chips are down.

Since: Sep 08

Baltimore

#5 Nov 11, 2008
Schlomo wrote:
Late in the season the NFL should be more limited in selection of Sunday night games. It gets dang cold at night sitting in the stands in December. Can't they find a New Orleans, Atlanta, Arizona, Tampa or Miami game to select instead. All those teams are in the running too.
The point is to be able to show games people want to see. It's basically a show of respect for our team and I'll take it.
Ravenmg

Parkville, MD

#6 Nov 11, 2008
I must be the only one who does not get all excited when the Ravens play on national television. I wish all of the games were at 1:00 or 4:00 on Sunday. The NFL could do away with Sunday and Monday night games and I for one would not be upset. I don't need the "respect" of the league to get excited about watching a football game.
norm

Harrisburg, PA

#7 Nov 11, 2008
who cares if they respect us....night games stink!!! with all the commercials they take too long and in my opinion our fans burnout and tend to loss interest.
GHT

Portland, OR

#8 Nov 11, 2008
Schlomo wrote:
Late in the season the NFL should be more limited in selection of Sunday night games. It gets dang cold at night sitting in the stands in December. Can't they find a New Orleans, Atlanta, Arizona, Tampa or Miami game to select instead. All those teams are in the running too.
why not just go to your local gym and find a cheerleading competition to watch or turn on the cooking channel? You gotta be kidding me right??!! LOL
helllooo

Baltimore, MD

#9 Nov 11, 2008
So hauschka is handling kickoffs and long kicks and Stover will get the opportunity to miss the short ones? great use of a roster spot
helllooo

Baltimore, MD

#10 Nov 11, 2008
Stover is definitely getting special treatment at this geriatric stage

Since: Sep 08

Baltimore

#11 Nov 11, 2008
helllooo wrote:
So hauschka is handling kickoffs and long kicks and Stover will get the opportunity to miss the short ones? great use of a roster spot
He makes more of the "short ones" then the most of the league...that's the point.
kros

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#12 Nov 11, 2008
Stover is now tied for the all-time consecutive PAT record (371); he's also third in all-time FG accuracy. Let him keep kicking extra-points and short FG's.

We've already seen what a difference Hauschka's kickoffs make in special teams coverage. And he nailed that 54 yard FG.

Stover should retire (or be retired) at end of regular season. If we make the playoffs, it's Hauschka time.
Peej

Atlanta, GA

#13 Nov 11, 2008
helllooo wrote:
Stover is definitely getting special treatment at this geriatric stage
I guess you have not been paying attention...the Baltimore Ravens organization is one of the classiest in the NFL.

Just ask players who have come here from other teams and they will say the same thing. Top flight facilities, great ownership, excellent management and a number of future Hall of Fame bound veterans are all hallmarks of the organization that Modell and now Biscotti have led.

How would YOU treat a 19-year veteran who has been such an integral part of the team since he entered the league?
Struds

Sterling, VA

#14 Nov 11, 2008
helllooo wrote:
So hauschka is handling kickoffs and long kicks and Stover will get the opportunity to miss the short ones? great use of a roster spot
When was the last time Stover missed a short one? If I read the article correctly, all four of his misses were from 40+ yards.
Bill K

Halethorpe, MD

#15 Nov 11, 2008
On Stover/Hauschka;

Don't throw Stover to the wolves just yet....b-4 this season, he was the man winning the games for the Ravens.

But this situation needs to be evaluated the rest of the season. I am not comfortable with two kickers on the roster. The extra roster spot needs to be a different position player.

I agree Stover should get the respect he deserves, but if his time is over, it's over. Much love to him for what he did for the team. He'll be in the Hall of Fame I believe and the Ravens are a class organization who will honor him at some point.

Matt, much kudos.
helllooo

Baltimore, MD

#16 Nov 11, 2008
Peej wrote:
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I guess you have not been paying attention...the Baltimore Ravens organization is one of the classiest in the NFL.
Just ask players who have come here from other teams and they will say the same thing. Top flight facilities, great ownership, excellent management and a number of future Hall of Fame bound veterans are all hallmarks of the organization that Modell and now Biscotti have led.
How would YOU treat a 19-year veteran who has been such an integral part of the team since he entered the league?
I'd ask him to show class and just retire and stop collecting two million dollar paychecks and stop hurting his other hall of fame teammates. We'd have won 1 or 2 more games without stover this year. Its actually more important to be good on kickoffs and long kicks than short ones bc of field position. Sunday should have been 22-6, but stover got it to 19-13 real quick and made a game out of what shouldn't have been. and beating cleveland took way too much heroics. This won't work against better teams. If you wanna give up a whole season for a kicker go right ahead.
helllooo

Baltimore, MD

#17 Nov 11, 2008
The Ravens have dropped plenty of other key FOOTBALL players over the years. Dilfer, JAMAL LEWIS, Hartwell, Demps, Starks, PRIEST HOLMES in his PRIME, Mike Flynn, Mulitalo, Tony Pashos, and you can probably add McAlister and sadly Bart Scott after this year. All actual football players. Look at the class McNair showed, he could've stayed on for another HUGE paycheck but he did the honorable thing. You think Stover has contributed more to the NFL than Steve McNair???.. what if he steals a championship year from vets like ray, ed, mason, rolle, trevor pryce..classy?? you're a moron
kevin

Hyattsville, MD

#18 Nov 11, 2008
Ravenmg wrote:
I must be the only one who does not get all excited when the Ravens play on national television. I wish all of the games were at 1:00 or 4:00 on Sunday. The NFL could do away with Sunday and Monday night games and I for one would not be upset. I don't need the "respect" of the league to get excited about watching a football game.
You're not the only one. I hope the Ravens are passed over for the flex primetime games. When was the last time the Ravens won a game in primetime? Broncos MNF 2002? I even chalked up the Cowboys game (already scheduled) as a automatic loss since it's an NFL network Saturday night game.

Since: Sep 08

Baltimore

#19 Nov 11, 2008
helllooo wrote:
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I'd ask him to show class and just retire and stop collecting two million dollar paychecks and stop hurting his other hall of fame teammates. We'd have won 1 or 2 more games without stover this year.
You mean two games we could have won with out stupid penalties (on our and the refs part). Or a possible challenge (Masons TD in the Steelers game). You don't drop a Hall of Famer without a sure replacement. If they drop him and Hauschka turns out less then expected, then what?
Schlomo

Sparks Glencoe, MD

#20 Nov 11, 2008
GHT wrote:
<quoted text>why not just go to your local gym and find a cheerleading competition to watch or turn on the cooking channel? You gotta be kidding me right??!! LOL
I once sat at Memorial Stadium in December (1970) in a heavy snowstorm and my butt froze to the metal bleacher seat. Sad but true. I've got more cushion now but I can't help but prefer day games in December. And, we all get worked up for these national TV games so often only to see the Ravens lose. I hate dealing with colleagues in Indy and Pittsburgh (ugh) after those games. And, I can't stand the announcers for those games when I get home from the games (yes I'll go anyway) and watch the replays. Lastly, you can't take in flasks anymore and the bars inside don't sell shots to warm you up.

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