Cornerstones of secondary

Cornerstones of secondary

There are 11 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Aug 21, 2008, titled Cornerstones of secondary. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

With a little luck, he might get starting cornerbacks Samari Rolle and Chris McAlister on the field for the first time Saturday night against the St.Louis Rams.

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Mike

Virginia Beach, VA

#1 Aug 21, 2008
Well that explains Washington....but I see there is no excuse for Walker.

No explaination for Walker tells me that he just got beat, plain and simple.

Since: Nov 07

Baltimore, MD

#2 Aug 21, 2008
Mike wrote:
Well that explains Washington....but I see there is no excuse for Walker.
No explaination for Walker tells me that he just got beat, plain and simple.
Exactly. And while Rex can hope all he wants, the Ravens should have paid more attention to the corner problem -- as Rob from Vegas clearly pointed out -- so that they wouldn't have ended up in this mess to begin with.(For example, maybe a Suggs for Lito Sheppard deal should have been/should be looked at more seriously, since all the 2008 CBs from the draft are gone.)
Roy

United States

#3 Aug 21, 2008
The defense will be decent this year, but hardly dominating. Not that it matters much because the offense remains less than pathetic. The Ravens had a long string of years with a truly dominating defense that could have gone to the SB several times if only they had even a mediocre offense. This year the defense will be good, maybe even very good, but nowhere near good enough to pitch a shutout every game, which is what they'll need to go anywhere.
It's going to be a looooong season.
8-8 if they're lucky.
LoneCrow

Lanham, MD

#4 Aug 21, 2008
Our secondary is DONE...and we did very little to improve our depth in the offseason. Be prepared to get lit-up a lot this year.
Mike

Norfolk, VA

#5 Aug 21, 2008
Roy wrote:
The defense will be decent this year, but hardly dominating. Not that it matters much because the offense remains less than pathetic. The Ravens had a long string of years with a truly dominating defense that could have gone to the SB several times if only they had even a mediocre offense. This year the defense will be good, maybe even very good, but nowhere near good enough to pitch a shutout every game, which is what they'll need to go anywhere.
It's going to be a looooong season.
8-8 if they're lucky.
8-8??? Wow...good for you Roy. Way to be optimistic.
Harry

Rochester, NY

#6 Aug 21, 2008
Ryan loves to blitz, and when you do you need two very good cover corners. When you blitz and don't get to the Qb your Corners will probably be exposed & beat just like what happened in last wks pre game vs Minn.
I think getting McLister and Rolle back will help but I find it hard to believe that they with age and injuries are the same players they were a few yrs ago. When they missed time last yr Ryan may have done one of his best coaching jobs by adjusting his coverages. He will have hos work cut out for him again this yr. I think everyone realizes that this once great dominating defense is no longer dominating, yet still pretty good. It will need more help from the offense that it has gotten in the last 7 yrs and it really doesn't look like its going to get that help. Its not just who plays QB its the OL,Rbs,WRs,& TE the other 10 guys that just aren't as good as the offensive players in their own Div. Let alone the rest of the league with Brady, Manning, Rivers etc. Gonna be a long season and not sure Ozzie can pull us out of this down slide for a long time, esp since he can't judge offensive talent and conts to make dumb moves like not resigning Lewis and Thomas and trading 3 picks for McGahee and then paying him $40m. Ouch!
MJM

United States

#7 Aug 21, 2008
Does anyone have any clue what Ed Reed's mysterious injury is?
_READ_

Sterling, VA

#8 Aug 21, 2008
It doesn't matter who's in there..the result is still TOAST!
Mike

Norfolk, VA

#9 Aug 21, 2008
MJM wrote:
Does anyone have any clue what Ed Reed's mysterious injury is?
Yeah...he's hurt....

LOL...
Jacob

East Hampton, NY

#10 Aug 21, 2008
The Ravens need young AND talented players at CB. You have to think that next year's first or second round pick will be a CB.
X CBfan

Galena, OH

#11 Aug 21, 2008
you guys have been reading too much of prestons b.s. the defence is as strong as ever. the new training regements and weight lifting techniques have really improved the strenght and endurence according to the players.{ not some reporters ]. also most of the vetrens havent played in preseason to get a better look at the new guys and to give them a feel for the nfl. the offense hasnt looked very good but have you follwed sinsinnastys or the clowns? theyre not to hot either. have some faith then if things go swirlly, then pitch a bitch.

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