Pittsburgh gets payback on Ravens

Pittsburgh gets payback on Ravens

There are 27 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Nov 5, 2007, titled Pittsburgh gets payback on Ravens. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

Hall of Famers galore lined the Steelers' sideline, with Terry Bradshaw and Mean Joe Greene, Jack Ham, Mel Blount and Franco Harris out front.

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Invictus Sweeney

Saint George, UT

#21 Nov 5, 2007
Honestly, I'll be happy when the Ray Lewis era is over, as well. What ever happened to doing your job & keeping your giant catfish-sized mouth shut?
bmore birds

Kailua Kona, HI

#22 Nov 5, 2007
What Saints offense are you referring to the first 4 weeks of the season. You obviously do not watch football. Get off your computer!

Las Vegas, NV

#23 Nov 5, 2007
ok all you billick supporter's/retards that always accuse preston and anyone else that has an unpoisoned brain of having an agenda...keep posting your idiotic racist comments...remember their record was this and they won 13 games and all that other BS that has nothing to do with the clearest reality that ray charles could ever ask for... even a 2 year old could see...but not you stagnant yester year brains..or the already wealthy Busciotti whose gonna make money either way at our and Ray lewis' expense
Frederick Bouchat

Hyattsville, MD

#24 Nov 5, 2007
Invictus Sweeney wrote:
Honestly, I'll be happy when the Ray Lewis era is over, as well. What ever happened to doing your job & keeping your giant catfish-sized mouth shut?
Hey douche bag....complaining about Ray is the last thing that needs to be on the agenda!

Las Vegas, NV

#25 Nov 6, 2007
Brian Billick, please retire. And take Steve "Wheelchair" McNair with you. Any ex quarterback (including Bradshaw on the sidelines) could and would have looked better than the McChoker. Why did McBum start anyway? If they wrap up his abdomen with any more bandages, I think his over-inflated uniform will explode. Oh, and there's a sigh of relief...Boller...not!
Joe Fan

Finksburg, MD

#26 Nov 6, 2007
Time to clean house, starting with that "offensive genius" that calls the plays. Time to ditch the star-system in the clubhouse with players who want to win. Everyone on the Ravens, coaches and players alike, seem to think they can "turn it on" and win whenever they want to. If that's true, then they have shown that they don't want to win.

Since: Nov 07

Baltimore, MD

#27 Nov 6, 2007
Maybe I'm "old school" (or maybe I'm just plain old -- LOL) but what's the deal with all these players having radio shows? In the "old days", at most the head coach had a show, but that was it. Now...McGahee had a "show" before he ever even stepped onto the football field in a Ravens uni. I don't know if/how it factors into the collective bargaining agreement, but as far as I'm concerned, NO players on the Ravens should be allowed such a luxury, especially when it creates animosity between players and coaches.

Maybe that cat's already out of the bag and it's too late to reel it back in, I really don't know how it all works. But I do know that this team needs to be turned around 180 degrees in a different direction. These players are out of control and have little if any feel for the game. To see McNair laughing on the sideline standing next to Heap, who appeared to be smiling. And then see a show of JO with a big smile on his face late in the game just says to me that even the "stars" on this team -- the ones who SHOULD know better -- simply don't. Steve Bisciotti better be paying careful attention here or else this franchise can sink to the bottom of the barrel very quickly. The truth is, the sinking has already begun; it's really about damage control at this point.

To my way of thinking, it all starts with the Head Coach. And while he might have had some redeeming qualities back in 2000, Brian Billick has to go. He's lost control of this team yet again, and enough is enough. His total lack of feel for how to run an NFL offense is palpable. And while I've been reluctant in the past to shine the spotlight on Newsome because of the sheer number of talented players he's brought into the Ravens organization, I think it's time even he gets put under the microscope as far as what he is and isn't doing to help turn this situation around. As others have already pointed out -- it's time for a major housecleaning. Billick MUST go. Newsome must be looked at very carefully. And Bisciotti must act quickly and not let this thing drag on. This is not a knee-jerk reaction to last nights' embarrassing loss -- it's a reaction that's been building now for nine years. Enough is enough already.

As far as which head coach to bring in -- I'd start with Jason Garrett, the OC of the Cowboys. But he's only one example. I'm sick and tired of the apologists claiming there aren't any qualified head coach candidates out there. That's total nonsense. What I DO agree with is the reality that choosing a head coach is a MAJOR decision, and not one to be rushed into lightly. I think what we saw last night was the perfect example of an organization choosing wisely. By the same token, we ALSO saw what happens when a team sticks with a head coach too long. Last night was definitely a tale of two cities -- one that made the right choice, and one that didn't.

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