Justin Tucker addresses 'Tucker Rule'

March, 26, 2014
Mar 26
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ORLANDO, Fla. -- NFL team owners voted to increase the uprights from 30 feet tall to 35 feet tall, which should help referees better determine whether a kick is good.

This really should be called the "Tucker Rule" because the proposal was made by the New England Patriots. It dates back to the Baltimore Ravens' 31-30 victory over the Patriots on Sept. 23, 2012, when kicker Justin Tucker's 27-yard game-winning field goal went over the right goal post.

Immediately after the kick, Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork berated officials and coach Bill Belichick placed his hand on another official to dispute whether the kick was good.

Click right here to see the kick if you want to see what the controversy is all about.

Tucker addressed the kick, which was the first game winner of his career, on Twitter on Wednesday:

"FWIW the only guys who know exactly where that GWFG went vs NE are Sam Koch and myself. Not my best kick but still inside by about a foot."

Jamison Hensley

ESPN Ravens reporter

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