He doesn’t care what you think, and that’s what makes him stand out from the rest of the bean poles who trot out and kick the ball through the uprights every Sunday.
Tucker does his job, mind you, and he does it well. Where he separates himself from the pack, however, is the manner in which he goes about handling himself after a job well done.
Some kickers skip about after a made field goal, others drum up a fist pump—but not Tucker. No, this man revels in the moment like a prizefighter who just dropped the big right.
He celebrates like he means it, and his latest moment of triumph occurred Sunday against the New York Jets.
The beautiful sight was spotted by Brandon Wenerd of BroBible, and it came after Tucker put a 53-yard kick through the uprights in the third quarter.
That’s how you celebrate with some guavas. Tucker motioned for the crowd at M&T Bank Stadium to "give him some," thus cementing himself as the most entertaining kicker in the NFL.
This wasn’t Tucker’s first noteworthy celebration of the season, either. Earlier this November, the Ravens kicker celebrated kicking a game-winning field goal against the Bengals by dropping that “Oooh kill ’em.”
Unlike other kickers, Tucker understands that his position doesn't preclude him from any and all celebration. The fact that he doesn’t sack quarterbacks or catch passes in the end zone doesn’t deter him from oozing confidence.
If you’re against kickers celebrating, well, you should remember that certain clowns still celebrate first-down conversions like they just cured lupus. Tucker put three points on the board and therefore deserves three points worth of celebration.
Let the record show that Tucker hit all four of his field-goal attempts against the Jets, his longest being the 53-yard mortar he launched before his celebration. He’s 24-for-26 on field goals for the season and hasn’t missed any extra points.
Keep killing ‘em, Tucker. It’s your world, we’re just living in it.
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