A big key in running fake field goals is disguising the play's true intentions, trying to make everything seem normal until it's time to surprise the opposition.
Someone forgot to tell that to the Ravens and Justin Tucker, though.
In the second quarter of Baltimore's Sunday game vs. the Redskins, Tucker and the field goal unit trotted out for what would've been a fairly routine kick.
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But instead of the right-footed specialist lining up, well, as a righty, he took a left-footed stance:
Seeing that had to be an immediate tip to the 'Skins that something was up, and sure enough, the ball was actually snapped to No. 9, who then rolled out and tried to find Crockett Gillmore with a soft toss. Safety Duke Ihenacho, however, was running back to cover the tight end, and prevented a completion with his helmet.
(You'll be spared from some sort of, "Wow, he really used his head, huh?" pun in this blog).
Here's a pro tip, Ravens and Co.: Next time you dial up a fake field goal, don't do something that makes it totally obvious you're dialing up a fake field goal.
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