C-Mac is back

C-Mac is back

There are 30 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Sep 18, 2008, titled C-Mac is back. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

When Chris McAlister lines up on game days, his assignment is usually the same: Take on one of the biggest and fastest wide receivers in the NFL .

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New Day

United States

#1 Sep 18, 2008
CMac has really matured while playing at a high level. It's good to have him back.

We need our pass rush to pressure the QB while our corners lock down.

Ravens 23-6
GoRavens

Richmond, VA

#2 Sep 18, 2008
Cmac is THE MAN!
veedub

Englewood, CO

#3 Sep 18, 2008
McAlister is a vital part of our defense, and it's so nice to see him back on the field. Obviously our defense hinges on pressure up front, but having CMac back there is a valuable insurance policy.

McAlister has always been one of my favorite Ravens, and I look forward to seeing him shut down Braylon this Sunday @ M&T.
Guru

Vienna, VA

#4 Sep 18, 2008
In the past, I have been a big fan of CMac's talent and a big critic of his attitude. And I still maintain that much of his success is due to the team on which he played. I think he had the chance to be a very selfish player - someone who's too talented for their own good, for example, Willis McGahee. Fortunately for him, he came up with teammates such as Rod Woodson, Ray Lewis, Peter Boulware, Tony Siragousa, etc. keeping him in line. This season, however, I've been very impressed with the level of maturity that McAlister has attained, and I'm hopeful that he can be the very kind of veteran leader that helped keep him straight in his younger days.

Since: Jan 08

Ruffs Dale, PA

#5 Sep 18, 2008
I hope our D smack them around like a wet paper doll this weekend !

Since: Aug 08

Chestertown, MD

#6 Sep 18, 2008
I have always had a great deal of respect for Chris McAlister, who could have easily went off the hinges mentally after having to deal with the franchise tag two consecutive seasons. Yet, he kept his cool enough, got the contract that he deserved and has remained loyal.

When you take a look at some of the big games for the Ravens, the wild card matchup against the Titans, numerous games against the Colts, last year against the Patriots, Chris McAlister has always stepped up in big games.

Even at 95% health, I believe that McAlister is a top 5 corner in the league. I believe that he has the right attitude in not trying to prove anything to everyone else, because Chris will never have the crazy interception seasons that some of these guys have anymore. Do you know why?, because when he is healthy, teams hardly throw his way at all. They may test him a bit early on, but if his health holds up, look for one side of the field to be vacant.
1ravensfan

AOL

#7 Sep 18, 2008
One of my favorite players on the team...he is a very important factor in our whole defensive scheme...he along with ed reed are vital to our success...rolle has to hold up his end so our defensive line can blitz like crazy...I see suggs with 14 or 15 sacks this year....landry struggled in coverage last year, we need a repeat of the five picks he had his rookie year....good to see CMac back....
Jeremiah

Woodstock, MD

#8 Sep 18, 2008
I was thinking about just how few Wrs have ever beat this guy. He has only had one or two bad games I can think of when healthy.

I have seen Champ Bailey get beat more times in one game than I have seen McAlister beaten in his entire time here.

If someone would do the reseasrch, I bet the number of Wrs who got TDs or big days on him is crazy small. You hardly notice how dominant he is, because teams don't test him very often, because he will get a pick or two for every TD he gives up.
pstroms

Woodstock, MD

#9 Sep 18, 2008
We are a better, healthier team than we were last year when we played the Browns and we should have beaten them. The Browns aren't as good as last year, the would need Derek Anderson and Jamal Lewis to have career years again in order to be as good as last year. Our defense, when healthy, should keep us in ANY game and our offense will continue to improve. I like our chances in this game.
RAIDER MISTERIO

Houston, TX

#10 Sep 18, 2008
New Day wrote:
Ravens 23-6
lol. it will be fun to "dog" you out after sunday.
Paul bleeds Purple

Columbia, MD

#11 Sep 18, 2008
A healthy C-Mac would be HUGE this yr.He has his work cut out all yr. with this schedule.
Thunderlipps

Cleveland, OH

#12 Sep 18, 2008
funny what a difference a year and one win will do... against a horrible Bengals team.
Look for a frustrated Browns team, who lost to arguably the two top teams in the league (right now). To make a statement against the Ravens.
bill

Plano, TX

#13 Sep 18, 2008
Thunderlipps wrote:
funny what a difference a year and one win will do... against a horrible Bengals team.
Look for a frustrated Browns team, who lost to arguably the two top teams in the league (right now). To make a statement against the Ravens.
Apparently of lot of your fellow Browns fans aren't seeing it that wasy as the Browns returned a few hundred unsold tickets back to the Ravens today.

“The Lombardi Sixpack”

Since: Feb 08

East Butler, PA

#14 Sep 18, 2008
Thunderlipps wrote:
funny what a difference a year and one win will do... against a horrible Bengals team.
Look for a frustrated Browns team, who lost to arguably the two top teams in the league (right now). To make a statement against the Ravens.
Good point. Andersen will have to pass because it is tough to run on the ravens front 7. however lewis is the guy to do it, he ran for 92 yards on 22 carries the last time they played. If he does that again the W will go to cleveland.

All this talk about cmac is pretty funny the guy has been around for a long long time (like most of the ravens D) and has had a few good years early in his career and in 06...other than that he just another bird-team-b!tch. LOL!
concerned citizen

Baltimore, MD

#15 Sep 18, 2008
For God's sake get the knee operated on and stop playing around.
Rob

Las Vegas, NV

#16 Sep 18, 2008
He didnt shutdown Ocho cinco.......Rex Ryan's bracketing,Johnsons damaged shoulder along withe fact that He doent want to play for Cincinatti and the inability of Houshmandzadah to be a factor because of his not playing in the preseason shutdown the Bengals passing attack...and still Mcalister had several consecutive penalties called that sustained a drive for the Bengals.......He's an alltime great corner...you could argue that he may be the most physical best jamming corner of all time...but his knee and his age will; be a weakness for this very good defense.....he and rolle are the soft spots...Ryan protected them well against a dysfuctional Bengals team....he will not have that luxury against teams with healthy functional offenses.
Joe Flacco

Fort George G Meade, MD

#17 Sep 18, 2008
Bob Roberts wrote:
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All this talk about cmac is pretty funny the guy has been around for a long long time (like most of the ravens D) and has had a few good years early in his career and in 06...other than that he just another bird-team-****. LOL!
Like most of the Ravens D???? I'm pretty sure the only players over 30 are Lewis, C-Mac, Pryce, and Roll. That's only 4....last time i checked 11 players started on D. Besides don't be hatin on C-mac just because the Squealers have never had a shutdown corner. Better hope Big Ben can keep his shoulder together other wise your going to be "Leftwich" out of the playoffs.....LOL
Joe Flacco

Fort George G Meade, MD

#18 Sep 18, 2008
Thunderlipps wrote:
funny what a difference a year and one win will do... against a horrible Bengals team.
Look for a frustrated Browns team, who lost to arguably the two top teams in the league (right now). To make a statement against the Ravens.
The only statement the Browns will make on Sunday is that last year was an aberration! They suck an the fans know it otherwise they wouldn't of returned almost 400 tickets today!

“The Lombardi Sixpack”

Since: Feb 08

East Butler, PA

#19 Sep 18, 2008
Joe Flacco wrote:
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Like most of the Ravens D???? I'm pretty sure the only players over 30 are Lewis, C-Mac, Pryce, and Roll. That's only 4....last time i checked 11 players started on D. Besides don't be hatin on C-mac just because the Squealers have never had a shutdown corner. Better hope Big Ben can keep his shoulder together other wise your going to be "Leftwich" out of the playoffs.....LOL
Indeed...and you will be Joe Flatso after S.Rodgers drops 350 lbs of blubber onto your carcass. LOL! Go Steelers...I thought Lewis was over 40??
Rich

Hampstead, MD

#20 Sep 18, 2008
One of the 3 best CBs in the league easily!

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