Who is the Most Valuable Raven at thi...

Who is the Most Valuable Raven at this point in the season?

There are 60 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Nov 25, 2008, titled Who is the Most Valuable Raven at this point in the season?. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

Impossible, in fact. Not a single one to be found in the top 10 in passing, rushing, receiving, kicking, touchdowns, sacks, tackles or interceptions.

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OC John

Ocean City, MD

#1 Nov 25, 2008
The most valuable player is the TEAM. When are you writters going to get it, this team have individual goals, whether it's next year contract, stats, staying in the league, money, etc. It appears they have put it aside and focus on the job at hand, winning. Yes, the outcome has an impact on their goals but the fans and the writters ( and radio sport talk host or sub-host) have to realize saying this guy or that guy is better is stupid. GO RAVENS)
Pat McD

Columbia, MD

#2 Nov 25, 2008
Have to agree with Kevin on this one. Ngata has been an absolute beast all season, and has to be considered among the Ravens most dominating players. I'd venture to say that more teams game plan to deal with Ngata than they do for Ray (not to say that Ray hasn't had a great year). I was just thinking this morning about the draft when we got Ngata by trading up a spot. Just think, we could have ended up Kam Wimbley or Broderick Bunkley, who many "experts" had rated higher than Ngata. Another draft day coup!
Mike Morgan

United States

#3 Nov 25, 2008
Hopefully, when Lewis retires, there will be a coaching position available to him on the Ravens. He is a motivator and a leader.


Cockeysville, MD

#4 Nov 25, 2008
I think John Harbaugh is the most important Raven this year. Without his leadership, drive and philosophy, the Ravens would be UGLY.
Finding IT

Silver Spring, MD

#5 Nov 25, 2008
Say what you want, but the Ravens D has been dominant now for over a decade. The only constant in the formula is Ray. He improves the play of all around him. Just look at the linebackers who have left and gotten worse.

Baltimore, MD

#6 Nov 25, 2008
This is a no brainer: Derrick Mason. His high level of play (catching passes that move the chains) actually has opened up the running game. His success also keeps a great Defense off the field, which is generally fresh in the fourth quarter.

Hunt Valley, MD

#7 Nov 25, 2008
Cam is the most valuable Raven. And thanks to Harbaugh for bring him here.

Moorestown, NJ

#8 Nov 25, 2008
I just hope the other players on the team don't read this article and get jealous, or feel resentment, or under achievers. Football has ALWAYS been a team sport. Qb's and running backs get a lot of glory, but noone can pass or run without the successful effort of the Offensive line. The Defensive unit has to play together as a unit as well. Ngata has had the opportunity to play on both sides of the ball this year.

Since: Sep 08


#9 Nov 25, 2008
It's funny the way this works out...I remember people trying to call out Ray when he was vocal about wanting us to draft Ngata. Seems like alot of people are glad we did.
Troy Mawyer

Naperville, IL

#10 Nov 25, 2008
I think its Derrick Mason. He has single handedly carried the team's passing game.

Other key cogs besides the usual suspects have been Jim Leonard, Fabian Washington, and Jared Gaither, mostly due to the big shoes they've had to fill.

Hyattsville, MD

#12 Nov 25, 2008
I would agree with some of the others . . . its got to be Mason. His professionalism on and off the field shows that he is also a leader on this team. Was in Houston the game he got hurt and not only the Ravens fans but the Texans fans were saying there is no way he could come back . . but he goes in the locker room and comes out to play the next quarter. Give that man his props . .

Port Tobacco, MD

#13 Nov 25, 2008
Mason deserves the imaginary award, no question. Without Derrick Mason, Joe would not have developed as quickly as he has, and the offense would not be as developed and successful as it is. A go to receiver is important to an offense.

Philadelphia, PA

#14 Nov 25, 2008
Gotta be Ray. Especially after the game in cleveland when the Ravens were down 14 points. After the game T Suggs said Ray got them mentally back in the game on the sidelines. He's one of the best field generals this game has ever seen and he is having another great season. Derrick Mason is second on my list. He is what makes this offense go and I dont like to think where they would be without him.

Hampstead, MD

#15 Nov 25, 2008
Flacco. By far. He has been steady and made only a few mistakes. I know we have not seen much of Troy, but we wouldn't be 7-4 if Troy or Kyle is our starting QB.

Dundalk, MD

#16 Nov 25, 2008
I think all the players mentioned are great players. But I am surprised nobody has said Flacco. Would we be 7-4 with Smith under Center? Would Mason have made those catches with out Flacco. The problem with this team all along has been they built it around a Middle Linebacker. Lewis is a great player, but you build a team around a Quarterback folks. They are the Field Generals of every team. Flaccos problem is the talent is so limited on the offense. He has very little to work with. WE NEED RECEIVERS!!!

Watertown, MA

#17 Nov 25, 2008
Funny thing is that the knock on Ngata coming out of college was that he took too many plays off. Definitely haven't seen any of that since he was drafted by the Ravens.

Dundalk, MD

#19 Nov 25, 2008
Thanks HayRay52. You got your post in before I finished mine.
Think of Teams that won multiple Championships. Only the Redskins come to mind when I think of teams that won a few championships, and did not have a great QB under center.

Washington, DC

#21 Nov 25, 2008
Sam Koch

United States

#22 Nov 25, 2008
As Coach Harbaugh said from the beginning the most valuable player is the team.
Ken Stewart

Hagerstown, MD

#23 Nov 25, 2008
Both Ray and Ngata have been spectacular and are more than worthy but I'd have to go with Mason. Where would this offense be...and Flacco's development be without Mason.

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