No fluke, no flinch, no contest

When Ed Reed was asked about the Gatorade shower given to John Harbaugh at the end of the near-gratuitous 36-7 beating of the Philadelphia Eagles yesterday, he said: "We plan to be doing this in late January ... Full Story
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notforu

Baltimore, MD

#1 Nov 24, 2008
playoffs?? playoffs??? not from a team that collapses quicker than you can say 'lol' in front of real competition. maybe by 2011-2012, but sorry cave-ins fans, no playoffs for u this year, or any time soon. as soon as you can beat the elite teams (the pats, g-men, colts, cowboys) you MAY have a chance. but i wouldnt bet on it.
trifin

Linkwood, MD

#2 Nov 24, 2008
Hey Preston, nice column-loved the soggy cheesecake metaphor. Put down your playoff potion. Don't start selling this drink too early. Your glass may be half full but I am leaving my glass in the cupboard for now.
Jeez

Annapolis, MD

#3 Nov 24, 2008
Making the playoffs is definitely doable. They're not quite built for a deep run in the playoffs without some bounces. But, this time last year, who had the Giants as the NFL's best?

This league has parity. That means that any team can beat any other team on any given day. Even the Bengals have NFL level talent, and on any given day, capable of beating anyone.
Prospect Expert

Baltimore, MD

#4 Nov 24, 2008
notforu wrote:
playoffs?? playoffs??? not from a team that collapses quicker than you can say 'lol' in front of real competition. maybe by 2011-2012, but sorry cave-ins fans, no playoffs for u this year, or any time soon. as soon as you can beat the elite teams (the pats, g-men, colts, cowboys) you MAY have a chance. but i wouldnt bet on it.
The Ravens have a competent offense and the BEST defense in the NFL. Just because you hate them, doesn't mean they're a second-rate team.
RavensFaninNY

Edmonton, Canada

#5 Nov 24, 2008
Has anyone noticed that neither of Preston's articles have a comment section? Hmmm...maybe because he doesn't want to hear about how bad his columns suck!
BigJ

Baltimore, MD

#6 Nov 24, 2008
notforu wrote:
playoffs?? playoffs??? not from a team that collapses quicker than you can say 'lol' in front of real competition. maybe by 2011-2012, but sorry cave-ins fans, no playoffs for u this year, or any time soon. as soon as you can beat the elite teams (the pats, g-men, colts, cowboys) you MAY have a chance. but i wouldnt bet on it.
ummm...it's 2008, not 2006. I wouldn't call any of those teams except the Giants "elite". The other 3 are 7-4. Hardly "elite". You might want to take off the star-shaped sunglasses and join us here in this time period.
RavensFaninNY

Edmonton, Canada

#7 Nov 24, 2008
Playoffs are a possibility but I wouldn't start counting on it. There are still a few more tough games coming up and the Ravens will need to win at least 3 of them.

As long as the secondary plays as well as it did yesterday, the Ravens have a great chance of winning all of the upcoming games! Go RAVENS!
Steve

Bethesda, MD

#8 Nov 24, 2008
Remember, this is the NFL. At any given time, any one team that is on top can fall to the bottom just as fast as they rose to the top. The Raven's weren't predicted to do anything in the 2000 season either and they ran everyone over and took the superbowl. Not to say that is going to happen in this case, but you never know. At this point, it is still way to early to determine who is going to make the playoff's and who isn't. Sidelining injuries of any player is just around the corner, as the great Pat's have shown, one player injured can make or break the team.
LoneCrow

Gaithersburg, MD

#9 Nov 24, 2008
The remaining teams on our schedule have shown glaring weaknesses. They've shown the ability to "cave-in" under pressure, too. It's very realistic to believe that we can finish with a 9-7 or 10-6 record and make it into the playoffs. The only team in this league that scares me is the Giants because we've seen what they can do to mediocre teams like the Ravens. Yes, I said it again, our boys are still just mediocre. Unless they run the table, they'll be a mediocre team. The only elite team in the NFL right now is the Giants (sorry Tennessee)...the rest are mediocre.
Ravensman

Edgewater, MD

#10 Nov 24, 2008
Ed Reed is the best safety in the NFL but every time I see him lateral the ball after an INT it reminds me that he is mentally deficient. Hopefully Harbaugh can get him to change his ways.
gbw

Glen Burnie, MD

#11 Nov 24, 2008
Thought this article was by steele the donut eating machine. It is laughable to think the ravens will make the playoffs. With the colts winning last night and a easy schedule, the ravens are out. Better to imorove against great teams and like the ravems chances next year. These sun reporters should stop with the dream articles and deal with what happened yesterday.
Ravensman

Edgewater, MD

#12 Nov 24, 2008
It wouldn't surprise me if the Ravens win the Division. The Steelers have a much tougher schedule at this point.

@NE
Home Dallas
@Balt
@Tenn
Home Cleve.

Their next 4 games could easily be losses.

I like our chances.
Nick

Ellicott City, MD

#13 Nov 24, 2008
When the Ravens lose next week, they'll be planning their rebuilding process. That's how it is in Raven's nation, WIN ONE GAME and suddenly you'll be playing in "January and February". then lose a game and you need to rebuild.

It's ONE LOUSY GAME against a team that appears to be in turmoil.
LoneCrow

Gaithersburg, MD

#14 Nov 24, 2008
Ravensman wrote:
Ed Reed is the best safety in the NFL but every time I see him lateral the ball after an INT it reminds me that he is mentally deficient. Hopefully Harbaugh can get him to change his ways.
I'll have to disagree. As much as I hate the Steelers, I think I'd have to say that Troy Palamaleu (sp?) is the best safety in football. Reed is the best ball hawk in the NFL but that comes at a huge price. Reed takes risks and too often gives up the big play because he bites on a fake or a misdirection and our CB's get blamed for blowing a coverage. Where's the Safety help? Troy is much better at being around the ball on EVERY play and giving big hits.
John

Centreville, VA

#15 Nov 24, 2008
Preston is upset the black Qb got benched while he continues to attack the Ravens white QB.
phish

Baltimore, MD

#16 Nov 24, 2008
Steve wrote:
Remember, this is the NFL. At any given time, any one team that is on top can fall to the bottom just as fast as they rose to the top. The Raven's weren't predicted to do anything in the 2000 season either and they ran everyone over and took the superbowl. Not to say that is going to happen in this case, but you never know. At this point, it is still way to early to determine who is going to make the playoff's and who isn't. Sidelining injuries of any player is just around the corner, as the great Pat's have shown, one player injured can make or break the team.


How about 16?

!!!!!!!GO RAVENS!!!!!!!!!!
Jon

Harrisonburg, VA

#17 Nov 24, 2008
trifin wrote:
Hey Preston, nice column-loved the soggy cheesecake metaphor. Put down your playoff potion. Don't start selling this drink too early. Your glass may be half full but I am leaving my glass in the cupboard for now.
This was by David Steele you idiot.
Robert

New York, NY

#18 Nov 24, 2008
LoneCrow wrote:
<quoted text>
I'll have to disagree. As much as I hate the Steelers, I think I'd have to say that Troy Palamaleu (sp?) is the best safety in football. Reed is the best ball hawk in the NFL but that comes at a huge price. Reed takes risks and too often gives up the big play because he bites on a fake or a misdirection and our CB's get blamed for blowing a coverage. Where's the Safety help? Troy is much better at being around the ball on EVERY play and giving big hits.
Reed is better than polamalu because he has better instincts. You don't see polamalu making the plays Reed can. This can date back to when Reed first got into the league. Polamalu and Reed are of the same caliber but if you need your DB making a play to put the game away Reed would be a better fit. Not taking anything away from Polamalu as I think he is a great player, it's just Reed makes more plays.

Since: Oct 08

Holland, MI

#19 Nov 24, 2008
LoneCrow wrote:
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I'll have to disagree. As much as I hate the Steelers, I think I'd have to say that Troy Palamaleu (sp?) is the best safety in football. Reed is the best ball hawk in the NFL but that comes at a huge price. Reed takes risks and too often gives up the big play because he bites on a fake or a misdirection and our CB's get blamed for blowing a coverage. Where's the Safety help? Troy is much better at being around the ball on EVERY play and giving big hits.
Who? you clown different system, different secondary and Reed is banged up. I'd take Reed any day over that idiot. Playing next to Ivy and Walker Reed has to babysit you moron.

Since: Nov 08

Maple Shade, NJ

#20 Nov 24, 2008
REMEMBER when FIRE TREMBLEY said that he was "six for six" in his predictions? Of course he was lying then, because he said that The Ravens would "get rolled" by The Steelers, and The Steelers BARELY beat The Ravens in overtime. You think he will come on here now, and claim that he is "11 for 11" in his predictions? Soooooooooooooo, here's another reminder, just in case he (FIRE TREMBLEY)tries to weasel out of it, and say that he never said that......

On September 19th, FIRE TREMBLEY WROTE:
..."We'll see how you feel in January...after we finish the season with 4 wins...." ..........

AS IF that wasn't bad enough. IN ADDITION to The Ravens ALREADY having THREE MORE WINS that you said they would have all season, here is what you zinged back at everyone last week.........

On November 17th, FIRE TREMBLEY WROTE:
..."Check back with me in 3 weeks when this team is 6-7, and all you homers are calling for John Harbaugh's head..."

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