Looking defenseless

Looking defenseless

There are 110 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Oct 13, 2008, titled Looking defenseless. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

A week after the Ravens believed a roughing-the-passer penalty cost them a game, there was no excuse given in watching Peyton Manning rough up their secondary.

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Mike

Palm Harbor, FL

#21 Oct 13, 2008
Did anyone realistically think we were going to waltz into Indy and beat Manning, Wayne, Gonzales, Clark and Harrison? Seriously???? What are you smoking?
LoneCrow

Lanham, MD

#22 Oct 13, 2008
PJG wrote:
I wonder why they don't try to line up Todd Heap in the slot or at WR. Mark Clayton and D. Williams have got to be two of the softest receivers to ever wear NFL uniforms. There's no way Flacco should have thrown the ball 38 times. Anybody have Daunte Culpepper's cell #?
I don't know about that. Do you remember Travis (the Big Bust) Taylor and Patrick (where's our deep threat) Johnson? haha.
FireTrembley

United States

#23 Oct 13, 2008
Mike wrote:
Did anyone realistically think we were going to waltz into Indy and beat Manning, Wayne, Gonzales, Clark and Harrison? Seriously???? What are you smoking?
The homers were out in full force last week. Funny how they are all laying low today.
Martin O Malley

Chicago, IL

#24 Oct 13, 2008
TAKEN FROM A NOTE TAPED TO THE CLUBHOUSE DOOR:

Corey Ivy: You stink, next time I see you, you better be picking me up in your cab.

Chris MacAllister: You're slow, and you look as though you are asleep or drunk.(Knowing you, Probably both)

McGahee: Learn how to run North/South. Still can't help the fact you have no heart.

Ray Rice/ McClain: Running backs usually know how to hold onto the ball, those that don't usually end up selling cars.

Suggs: Try hanging up the radio gig and focus on the game. Believe me, you are not very articulate, so it will be time well spent.

Bart: Ditto buddy. Besides, you'll be playing somewhere else next year, so make sure you look good for an audition.

Heap: Please just retire buddy, cuz you just don't want to work hard anymore. Go do another commercial for M&T Bank. Catch the ball/ block! Do something.

Harbaugh: Get a hold of your team, and your coaches. The next time you go up against a team that **** against the run, you better RUN IT DOWN THEIR THROATS! What's the best way to beat Peyton Manning? Keep him on the bench.
BTW: You need a new special teams coach. Is Yamon Figures stupid or lazy? Cuz he sure ain't fast. That guy can't get out of his own way.

Ozzie: Draft some players who love the game, more than they love themselves.

Eric: Get to work and start looking.

Biscotti?: Start liquidating lazy, stupid, selfish players. Forget the money. You're rolling in cake Pipes and you have a great tan, all year round baby.

Ted Kraycik
Ball Boy
FireTrembley

United States

#25 Oct 13, 2008
Figurs is the worst return man in the game right now. I pray everytime he returns a kick that someone will light him up and take him out for the season. I wouldn't mind seeing Zbikowski returning kicks. He may not be as fast, but he catches the ball, he's tough, and he's smart.
Harbaugh Must Go

Pasadena, MD

#26 Oct 13, 2008
You all busted on Billick for being cocky but have you ever looked and listened to Hardballs? Billick was confident not cocky, Hardballs is a cocky arrogant jerk. Just like last week when he got ticked because he was asked a question about his brother. Look hard at his press conferences, you can see he thinks all the questioners are idiots and that he is god. Even on the sideline, its beneath him to get into the game, yelling and ranting walking up and down. He stands there with that mic above his forehead and just stares! Bisciotti made a mistake hiring this Special Teams coach.

You all don't know how good we had it with Billick.
Harbaugh Must Go

Pasadena, MD

#28 Oct 13, 2008
The first two games...

McClain and Rice ran roughshod...

Leonhard looked like the 2nd coming of Devin Hester on kickoffs/punt returns...

Cocky Hardballs switches back to "I can't last a whole game" MacGahee and "I have cement in my shoes" Figurs for the last three games. What is the common denominator? They both have stunk up the place and McClain, Rice, Leonhard have barely touched the ball! Stick with what works!
Sandman

Dundalk, MD

#29 Oct 13, 2008
Karma wrote:
It's always nice to see your stolen franchise lose to the "Colts"! The sickening embrace of the team you stole from Cleveland has always amazed me. Soulless corporate fools. If real Colts fans from the 50's and 60's could observe you idiots paying for seat licenses and $150 a game, they would be dumbfounded. Yes, I know, some of you were real Colts fans...you are the saddest ones of all....
I think of we wanted to hear from A ** H O L E we would have farted.
XXX

United States

#30 Oct 13, 2008
The Ravens will probably finish around 6-10 and get a decent draft pick. It hurt to watch the game yesterday. All of the D-secondary is second-rate. Where is this good special teams play because Harbaugh used to be a special teams coach? And Flacco...has anybody noticed he's underthrown every deep pass? Our receivers aren't the best but they've been open deep a few times and always underthrown. And on a couple of those sacks...couldn't Flacco hear the commotion of his blocker and the D-man right next to him? Taken with those interceptions last week where he threw right at a defender standing in front of his receiver, I think Flacco has something like tunnel vision/hearing where he's concentrating too limitedly, and not on the ever-changing 'facts' of every play. I sure hope that's a skill he can learn!!
Mike

Norfolk, VA

#31 Oct 13, 2008
I think Jim Mora said it best about our game....but it was the whole game, not just the second half.

“Orioles, Colts, Bullets ”

Since: Apr 08

Brewster, NY

#32 Oct 13, 2008
Karma wrote:
It's always nice to see your stolen franchise lose to the "Colts"! The sickening embrace of the team you stole from Cleveland has always amazed me. Soulless corporate fools. If real Colts fans from the 50's and 60's could observe you idiots paying for seat licenses and $150 a game, they would be dumbfounded. Yes, I know, some of you were real Colts fans...you are the saddest ones of all....
I'm a "Real" Colts fan, dating back to 1971. I am still a "Real" Colts fan. next up: The Green Bay Packers. GO COLTS!
Sandman

Dundalk, MD

#33 Oct 13, 2008
Harbaugh Must Go wrote:
You all busted on Billick for being cocky but have you ever looked and listened to Hardballs? Billick was confident not cocky, Hardballs is a cocky arrogant jerk. Just like last week when he got ticked because he was asked a question about his brother. Look hard at his press conferences, you can see he thinks all the questioners are idiots and that he is god. Even on the sideline, its beneath him to get into the game, yelling and ranting walking up and down. He stands there with that mic above his forehead and just stares! Bisciotti made a mistake hiring this Special Teams coach.
You all don't know how good we had it with Billick.


3 Winning Seasons since the SB. Todd Heap the only offensive pick in 7 Seasons. Remember Billick wanted to bring Scott Mitchell here. Running up and down the sidelines yelling is not going to make you win Football Games. Makes you look like you don't know what you are doing. Billick was supposed to be an Offensive Guru. So why did he always run a pathetic offense that he, and Newesome assembled? 80-64 is not awful, but you would think we would have some semblence of an offense since Billick was so wonderful. I still find the Billick Apoligists laughable. This is essentially Billick/Newesomes Team until some talent can be brought here. Things were not going to magically change in one off season. And they won't in the next either. I give Newesome through next season. If he does not bring in some talent at least after next season (Yes, after next season) he will be gone.
Sandman

Dundalk, MD

#34 Oct 13, 2008
Harbaugh Must Go wrote:
The first two games...
McClain and Rice ran roughshod...
Leonhard looked like the 2nd coming of Devin Hester on kickoffs/punt returns...
Cocky Hardballs switches back to "I can't last a whole game" MacGahee and "I have cement in my shoes" Figurs for the last three games. What is the common denominator? They both have stunk up the place and McClain, Rice, Leonhard have barely touched the ball! Stick with what works!
Leonard looked like Devon Hester. Your a funny guy. Hey are you that Trembley Guy's Brother?
FireTrembley

United States

#35 Oct 13, 2008
Sandman wrote:
<quoted text>
Todd Heap the only offensive pick in 7 Seasons.
Are you kidding? We've taken 2 QB's in the first round since then. A number of WR's in the first couple rounds and Ray Rice. What are you talking about?
Sandman

Dundalk, MD

#36 Oct 13, 2008
Mike wrote:
I think Jim Mora said it best about our game....but it was the whole game, not just the second half.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =zX4ox7aX_wcXX
Thanks. I am trying to stop cracking up as I type this. Hysterical.
master10

Scarsdale, NY

#37 Oct 13, 2008
REBUILD RAVENS
1 - KEEPS THE COACHES
2 - FIRE OZ NEWSOME ( IMCOMPETENT)
3 - CUT RAY L ,ROLLE,MC CALISTER , MC GAGEE,HEAP, THOSE GUYS ARE BILLICK'S ITENTIDY
CMON THE SUPERBOWL WAS IN 2000 AND WE ARE IN 2008 . TIME FOR CHANGES
Rob

Lakeland, FL

#38 Oct 13, 2008
We were a much more solid team with Brian Billick. Harbaugh looks completly lost.

Shame on the media and venting fans for blaming Brian for the team's troubles. The Ravens simply don't have much needed high quality players on offense. They really need a wide receiver who's a playmaker. It's the players that needed to be replaced. Billick did a great job considering the players he was dealth with. Plus, I already miss his passion on the sidelines.
Sandman

Dundalk, MD

#39 Oct 13, 2008
FireTrembley wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you kidding? We've taken 2 QB's in the first round since then. A number of WR's in the first couple rounds and Ray Rice. What are you talking about?
Lets see, I can draft anybody. But can they play. That's what I meant, or do you need me to draw you a road map so you can evaluate talent like the Ravens front office under Billick. I was also talking about Billick. Rice was not drafted under Billick.

“Orioles, Colts, Bullets ”

Since: Apr 08

Brewster, NY

#40 Oct 13, 2008
master10 wrote:
REBUILD RAVENS
1 - KEEPS THE COACHES
2 - FIRE OZ NEWSOME ( IMCOMPETENT)
3 - CUT RAY L ,ROLLE,MC CALISTER , MC GAGEE,HEAP, THOSE GUYS ARE BILLICK'S ITENTIDY
CMON THE SUPERBOWL WAS IN 2000 AND WE ARE IN 2008 . TIME FOR CHANGES
It may be time for changes for your Ravens, but it is an exaggeration to insinuate that it has been 8 years since you guys had an excellent team. It has been TWO YEARS since you guys had an excellent team. In 2006, you went 13-3, and were the odds on favorites to win the Conference Championship until we upset you in the divisional playoff. Two years removed is a lot different than eight years removed.
FireTrembley

United States

#41 Oct 13, 2008
Sandman wrote:
<quoted text>
Lets see, I can draft anybody. But can they play. That's what I meant, or do you need me to draw you a road map so you can evaluate talent like the Ravens front office under Billick. I was also talking about Billick. Rice was not drafted under Billick.
Wait...you clearly wrote that we've only drafted two offensive players...no need to get upset because you just outed yourself as a moron.

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