Yard plans

November 22, 2018

Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker generated some buzz recently when he said the longest field goal he would attempt in prime conditions is 84 1/2 yards. His reasoning is he hit the crossbar in pregame warmups in Denver last year from 85 yards.

The Ravens don't appear to be interested in finding out.

Asked Friday about Tucker's comments, special teams coordinator Jerry Rosburg said, "We have no plans for such."

Ravens kicker Justin Tucker has supreme confidence in his powerful right leg. Ben Margot/AP Images

Tucker's boast led to a roll of the eyes from Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus, who challenged the Ravens kicker to kick one in Denver and said, “I will give him an all-expense paid trip if he can do it."

Tucker made headlines earlier in training camp, when he made a field goal from 69 yards. In his four-year career, Tucker has attempted only two kicks beyond 60 yards in games that have mattered. In 2013, he nailed a game-winning 61-yarder in Detroit (tied for the seventh-longest in league history). A year later, he had a 64-yarder blocked.

Tucker's success rate beyond 50 yards is 60 percent (18 of 30). He was 4 of 10 from that range last season.

So, what's the longest field goal the Ravens would allow Tucker to attempt at an end-of-game or end-of-half situation?

“That is a difficult question to answer, because you don’t know the conditions, " Rosburg said. "You don’t know the footballs, you don’t know the altitude. We would make that decision before the game, typically. We would extend [the range of the attempt] if it is the end of the half or the end of the game. I can’t honestly answer the question, because we are not there. Until that time ... we will see.”

Source: www.espn.com

Landscaping Tips

Though your home is your castle, there is no necessity to surround it with a moat. Here are 5 tips that will help you to make your landscaping feel more warm, welcoming and cozy.

1. Put some flowers nearby your entrance. Flowers make any area look more welcoming and attractive, so greeting your guests with Petunia, Snapdragon, Lily-of-the-Nile or some other garden flowers is always a great thing to do. What is more, to add some space between your house and the entrance, you can consider adding a little white fence. It will create an illusion that your front yard is bigger than it actually is. What is more, adding fence will create a great space for planting flowers to add some color and coziness.

2. Add rambling vines to make your yard look absolutely lovely. You can not deny that rambling vines always create romantic and even magical atmosphere. So why not to use this tip while decorating your yard?

3. To hide the unattractive driveway, consider adding some color, texture, and height. You can easily do it by adding various sorts of flowers. To start, create an island of green lawn right in the hub of a drive. Then add a couple of low boxwood hedges with flowers toward the back of your island.

4. If you want your yard to blossom and flourish bust still do not have enough time to maintain it, consider planting low-fuss lilies. Such flowers look absolutely gorgeous and come in the variety of rainbow hues, so you can pick the one you love most. What is more, low-fuss lilies do not care about the sort of soil, they love the sun and welcome hot, they do not afraid of drought. In other words, Crinums is an ideal flower for all those who are looking for low-maintenance solutions.

5. The last tip also touches the low-maintenance aspect. To make your life easier, group plantings into beds and islands. This will help you to avoid mowing and trimming around each individual plant, save a lot of time and even money.

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