A run committee right step forward

A run committee right step forward

There are 28 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Sep 20, 2008, titled A run committee right step forward. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

The Ravens' running back-by-committee approach is appealing and should be effective.

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Joe Mess East BMore

Columbia, MD

#1 Sep 20, 2008
Amazingly positive.......even factual. What in the hell is going on around here??
jono

Hampstead, MD

#2 Sep 20, 2008
Joe Mess East BMore wrote:
Amazingly positive.......even factual. What in the hell is going on around here??
Seriously. First Preston takes the fans side against the fiasco the NFL created by canceling the game last week (as opposed to Steele's "shame on you" article), and now he's writing a nice article about our running game. It's unnerving to suddenly agree with Preston for two weeks in a row! Let's go for three.
What the F___

Silver Spring, MD

#3 Sep 20, 2008
He still made an idiotic comment about McClain being the only one to have the body to handle 25-30 carries a game.

okay....

I guess Mike never watched the Lions when Barry Sanders was around.
jdwilde1

Baltimore, MD

#4 Sep 20, 2008
What the F___ wrote:
He still made an idiotic comment about McClain being the only one to have the body to handle 25-30 carries a game.
okay....
I guess Mike never watched the Lions when Barry Sanders was around.
I agree this is an incorrect assesment. Last year McGahee had games w/ attempts of 26 (Jets), 25 (Rams), 30 (Patriots), and 29 (Miami). In 2004 he set a career high in attempts w/ 37 and has carried the ball 25+ times for at least 4 games in every season in his career.
McGahee is one of the bigger backs in the league at 6' 232 lbs but b/c of his style isn't thought of a guy that can pound it out. However, it is a fact that he has carried the ball at least 25 times in 1/3 of the games he has played since becoming the starter for the Bills in 2004.
disgusted

Manassas, VA

#5 Sep 20, 2008
Preston,

Are you a sports writer or an opinion columnist? Maybe this, could be that, reportedly something else... DO YOU HAVE ANY FACTS? Didn't you learn the 5 W's of writing in school? Get off your fat butt and go get the information instead of sitting on your soon to be vacant office and surmising (you do know that word right Mikey) the facts.
Aman

Baltimore, MD

#6 Sep 20, 2008
I think Mike was referring to the fact that McGahee is not 100% and should take limited snaps for now, and Ray Rice is a rookie who will undoubtly hit the "wall" by game 10. Heck, the kid hasn't really had a rest in over a year, with all the off-season work.

For now McClain is definitely the go-to guy, it showed in week 1. The Browns line will be a great test for this group.
Tyrone

Delray Beach, FL

#7 Sep 20, 2008
Le'ron McClain is a future star waiting for his chance. If he gets that chance, he will have over 1000 yards and double digit tds this season.
Cornell

Manchester, MD

#8 Sep 20, 2008
Tyrone wrote:
Le'ron McClain is a future star waiting for his chance. If he gets that chance, he will have over 1000 yards and double digit tds this season.
Interesting observations. I believe your right and he reminds me of a younger Jamal Lewis style of runner. Give the opposer the one,two, three and now four punch and mix in Heap, Mason and clayton with an occassional jumpball to D. Williams and you have the makings of a real threat to score.
Chris

Ocean City, MD

#9 Sep 20, 2008
Willis came to camp out of shape and he was a no show at the OTA's? SHOCKING!!!

"woulda, coulda, shoulda"..... Willis in a nut shell!
fatts

AOL

#10 Sep 20, 2008
What the F___ wrote:
He still made an idiotic comment about McClain being the only one to have the body to handle 25-30 carries a game.
okay....
I guess Mike never watched the Lions when Barry Sanders was around.
i think he meant on the ravens team
Detroit George

Melvindale, MI

#11 Sep 20, 2008
McGahee will be the reason my fantasy team fails, what a horrible pick!
Lewis

Clarksville, MD

#12 Sep 20, 2008
Tyrone wrote:
Le'ron McClain is a future star waiting for his chance. If he gets that chance, he will have over 1000 yards and double digit tds this season.
That's what everyone was saying about Troy Smith in Aug..
Harry Potter

Gwynn Oak, MD

#13 Sep 20, 2008
Joe Mess East BMore wrote:
Amazingly positive.......even factual. What in the hell is going on around here??
I agree I think he's taking some Happy Pills...LMAO!
Harry Potter

Gwynn Oak, MD

#14 Sep 20, 2008
Tyrone wrote:
Le'ron McClain is a future star waiting for his chance. If he gets that chance, he will have over 1000 yards and double digit tds this season.
WTF are you smoking?? Please tell me what makes a him a star after one game. Does he have break away speed & is he shifty???. After one game! one game! how's he a star???
Big Walt

Baltimore, MD

#15 Sep 20, 2008
Right. If the ravens o-line jell, look out AFC.Those backs will be to much to handle late in games down the stretch.and it woll be a big help to the Flacco development.
Rob

Las Vegas, NV

#16 Sep 20, 2008
If you notice McClain and Rice slip and fall more than any running back I can remember...is it their cleats...also Rice loses his balance when he does that stutter step move...he uses it to juke the defender but then he starts to fall him self....I hope they both can correct this problem...with Rice you would'nt think such a small man would have trouble keeping his balance.
Fostering a better future

AOL

#17 Sep 20, 2008
what do you expect?
Big Walt

Baltimore, MD

#18 Sep 20, 2008
There are defense's made to stop a run game like Mcclains. The Ravens are one but the browns are another. They have the bulk upfront but the lost of their DE Smith was a huge blow to what they were trying to do and that's stuff the run.

DEK

Since: Jun 08

Ocean City, MD

#20 Sep 20, 2008
Rob wrote:
If you notice McClain and Rice slip and fall more than any running back I can remember...is it their cleats...also Rice loses his balance when he does that stutter step move...he uses it to juke the defender but then he starts to fall him self....I hope they both can correct this problem...with Rice you would'nt think such a small man would have trouble keeping his balance.
I don't think it's them, but probably the field that day. They were not the only ones slipping.

DEK

Since: Jun 08

Ocean City, MD

#21 Sep 20, 2008
Big Walt wrote:
There are defense's made to stop a run game like Mcclains. The Ravens are one but the browns are another. They have the bulk upfront but the lost of their DE Smith was a huge blow to what they were trying to do and that's stuff the run.
Then it just sucks for them.

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