So if they did their job, whose fault was it?
Cundiff knows the answer to that question.
According to our sources, coaches repeatedly called for Cundiff -- at least 6 times -- to no avail -- he wasn't responding. We're told the coaches became "furious" because Cundiff wasn't ready to go. Our sources say players and coaches are saying Cundiff was distracted ... not paying attention and not ready to immediately execute a kick.
Is Billy Cundiff the Reason the Falcons Lost?
While Cundiff's actions before the kick—and the fact actually missed that kick—bother me to no end, I can expect that from a kicker or a punter. They are what they are.
Any emotion is better than no emotion. While Cundiff was dispassionate before the kick, he is full of a wide range of feelings now.
We didn't give him a hard time because he looked like he was ready to kill himself.
No one deserves to die over a football game, but he still deserves all the blame.
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