Rejuvenating bye week didn't work; Ra...

Rejuvenating bye week didn't work; Ravens, McNair appeared old ...

There are 163 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Nov 6, 2007, titled Rejuvenating bye week didn't work; Ravens, McNair appeared old .... In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

The Ravens still have some life in them, but it's draining away. On a night when the Ravens had to win to climb back into playoff contention, the Pittsburgh Steelers mangled them on national TV.

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Ken

Rosedale, MD

#1 Nov 6, 2007
This tells it like it is. Still, there is a little sugar coating.
RavensFan

Tucson, AZ

#2 Nov 6, 2007
Mike why pull McNair after the score was 28-0? No way the Ravens were coming back from that! Let McNair take the fall. He is finished!
Mr Biscotti please take charge. It wasn't just last night's game. The Ravens have looked unprepared and passionless all season.
Charles Rose bahrain

Fpo, AE

#3 Nov 6, 2007
Watching the game last night was very painful, especially when your a diehard Ravens fan. After the 3 turnover in the first quarter i was done. I cut the set off and went to bed, i woke up hoping that somehow they would get back in the game, you know maybe old Mo would jump on their side. Nope wrong ! I woke up to 35-7 and plenty of time on the clock in the third quarter. Long story short .....they suck! Billick should be fired, and Rex Ryan promoted to head coach. There is no easy fix and i'm tired of excuses for a team that just went 13-3 a season ago. The owner should know by now that it's not just the personnel it's the COACH ! No more spinns, no more changing the subject, it is what it is and it's not pretty. It's time for all Raven fans to where bags over there heads do to shame and disgrace because how their playing. All my millitary buddies are laughing at me for just mentioning the Ravens and you know what theres nothing i can say.
Tony

Mahwah, NJ

#4 Nov 6, 2007
I liked what Jaworski said about the Ravens. "Too much talking and not enough playing"
David JJ

Baltimore, MD

#5 Nov 6, 2007
I am a Ravens, Orioles, University of Maryland and any other Maryland team fan, win,lose or draw. I spoke to my brother before the game, we both agreed that Maryland season is over and the Ravens had to win to have any chance at post season play. They had their butts kicked. Both quarterbacks and defenses played under the same conditions, but you would never have known it. Go Ravens, win one more for the Gipper. Mike you are right about Boller, McNair looked like Boller 2 years ago. I feel all the Ravens fans pain, there is next year.
Dave in Frederick

Lutherville Timonium, MD

#6 Nov 6, 2007
Earth to Billick, Earth to Billick: McNair can NOT throw anymore! He is tough, he is gutty, but that will not get you a nice zipped pass beyond 15 yards. Go with Kyle and maybe, a BIG maybe, you can salvage a wild card.
Raven Hater

Sterling, VA

#7 Nov 6, 2007
Ravens haven't even earned the right to trash talk over the last 5 years! SHUT UP! I also have to admire that hit Ward put on Reed..killed him!
ravencaws from jax fla

United States

#8 Nov 6, 2007
The Ravens SUCK,how can the owner just sit there and do nothing,he has to get involved and crack a few heads,this is awful.
Bri

Raleigh, NC

#9 Nov 6, 2007
Billick's got to go and he can take McNair with him. I am so sick of watching this ofense.
Steelers fan in Towson

Cockeysville, MD

#10 Nov 6, 2007
Gotta disagree about Suggs' hit on Big Ben being "cheap" -- it was just hard and clean. Yeah, the QBs in the league need to be protected, but go any further and you might as well put them in a wire cage behind the line.

I think this win was all about payback. I remember how embarassing it was watching that first Ravens - Steelers game in a local sports bar last year. If it was bad for me, I can't imagine how devastating it must have been for the Steelers to actually live through those two humiliating losses last year. They remembered how bad it felt all during the offseason and brought all of that emotion to bear last night. Sure, the Ravens aren't a very good team right now, but give the Steelers a bit of credit where it's due. They showed up ready to play and absolutely dominated.

We'll know a lot more in four more weeks ... and we Steeler fans are already buying up all the tickets for the game at M & T on December 30th. ;-)
Sylvia

Miami, FL

#11 Nov 6, 2007
Billick should fire his offense coach- wait that's himself -- after being down 35 zero-- would it not be a smart thing to at least -bring in a new face-Boller or Smith.
Tricia from Baltimore

Indianapolis, IN

#12 Nov 6, 2007
I am a Ravens fan, but I must say that they played like a punch of amateurs last night. I basically had had enough in the first quarter. They should have just forfeited before they started. Open your eyes people it is time to clean house.
Sandman

Baltimore, MD

#13 Nov 6, 2007
Charles Rose bahrain wrote:
Watching the game last night was very painful, especially when your a die hard Ravens fan. After the 3 turnover in the first quarter i was done. I cut the set off and went to bed, i woke up hoping that somehow they would get back in the game, you know maybe old Mo would jump on their side. Nope wrong ! I woke up to 35-7 and plenty of time on the clock in the third quarter. Long story short .....they suck! Billick should be fired, and Rex Ryan promoted to head coach. There is no easy fix and I'm tired of excuses for a team that just went 13-3 a season ago. The owner should know by now that it's not just the personnel it's the COACH ! No more spins, no more changing the subject, it is what it is and it's not pretty. It's time for all Raven fans to where bags over there heads do to shame and disgrace because how their playing. All my military buddies are laughing at me for just mentioning the Ravens and you know what there's nothing i can say.
But with the exception of Mcnair, and Mcgahee, this is the Team that was 6-10 in 05'. I think that is what they really are. A below 500 club at best. And continually
Murph the man

Miami, FL

#14 Nov 6, 2007
The hit by Ward on Reed was a deliberate foul leading with the head-- Helmet to Reed's face mask. Just a side bar-- all the strange penalties called on the Ravens over the last 5 years- the one in which we were called for delay - because our receiver spun the ball - I saw 6 other games on Sunday and counted 5 other players spinning the ball after a catch including - Moss--no call
Sandman

Baltimore, MD

#15 Nov 6, 2007
Steelers fan in Towson wrote:
Gotta disagree about Suggs' hit on Big Ben being "cheap" -- it was just hard and clean. Yeah, the QBs in the league need to be protected, but go any further and you might as well put them in a wire cage behind the line.
I think this win was all about payback. I remember how embarassing it was watching that first Ravens - Steelers game in a local sports bar last year. If it was bad for me, I can't imagine how devastating it must have been for the Steelers to actually live through those two humiliating losses last year. They remembered how bad it felt all during the offseason and brought all of that emotion to bear last night. Sure, the Ravens aren't a very good team right now, but give the Steelers a bit of credit where it's due. They showed up ready to play and absolutely dominated.
We'll know a lot more in four more weeks ... and we Steeler fans are already buying up all the tickets for the game at M & T on December 30th. ;-)
Save your posts for a Pittsburgh Paper. Maybe you should go back there, and stay there! All the chest beating in the world is not going to win a Super Bowl for Pittsburgh. The team that cut Johnny U.
big G

Lutherville Timonium, MD

#16 Nov 6, 2007
The Ravens are who we thought they were!!!!!!! This offense is terrible!!!!!!! "Check-down" McNair's tank is almost on empty and the defense is asked to do too much, which means they have to blitz mostof the time and that leaves the cornerbacks exposed. Most of all, Billick does not seem to have that "it" factor to get this team inspired. He had it during the Super Bowl run and last year when he took over the play calling, but he has lost his mojo. It's time for a change, just for change sake.
Disgusted

Columbia, MD

#17 Nov 6, 2007
I bleed purple and i cant take this "we'll be better in next game" crap any longer, the ineptitude of the offense and the coaching staff is ridicoulous. Playoffs..Does any one really think were better than NE, Indy, Pitt, Tenn, Jacksonville, San Diego, Buffalo (yeah I said it) and the Brownies. A coach's responsibility is to prepare their team for any adverse situation that might occur gametime. Obvioulsy that didnt happen, after the first fumble someone should have reminded the players "Hey it's raining! Use both hands, take care of the ball !" Negative, Didnt't happen, and if it did someone should be benched. The defense with the exception of the "corners" didnt look bad, Pryce looked good, but obviously hampered by his injury. There is a need for change and Rex Ryan should have a chance. Let Boller take some snaps this year, trade up in the draft and hope that one of the Big 5 qb's coming out next year fall into our laps. This team as it is cannot and will not get any better, i hope Biscotti comes to that same conclusion.
Alex

AOL

#18 Nov 6, 2007
Murph the man wrote:
The hit by Ward on Reed was a deliberate foul leading with the head-- Helmet to Reed's face mask. Just a side bar-- all the strange penalties called on the Ravens over the last 5 years- the one in which we were called for delay - because our receiver spun the ball - I saw 6 other games on Sunday and counted 5 other players spinning the ball after a catch including - Moss--no call
That was a clean hit, idiot. grass-reed was just unprepared, as he was yapping away, and he got his clock deservedly cleaned. It wasn;'t the only time, though...he got wasted on a number of occasions.
Phineas

Derwood, MD

#19 Nov 6, 2007
Come on, folks. All this negativity, doom and gloom?...Haven’t you heard the glad, good news?!

Straight from the pen/keyboard of the redoubtable Mike Preston himself from earlier in the season (I am now quoting the great man):

“The Bengals have no defense. The Pittsburgh Steelers have no offense. The Cleveland Browns don't have a team. The Ravens will win this division running away.”

So no reason for despair, 0-3 in the division not withstanding,“The Ravens will win this division running away.” Mike Preston said so.
Alex

AOL

#20 Nov 6, 2007
Sandman wrote:
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Save your posts for a Pittsburgh Paper. Maybe you should go back there, and stay there! All the chest beating in the world is not going to win a Super Bowl for Pittsburgh. The team that cut Johnny U.
Chest beating? That's all the baltiless convicts were doing during the 4 quarters last night...yet when it came time to play, they were AWOL!

LOL LOL LOL LOL

Time to give ray ray his tutu and tell him to go join the ballet.

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