Winds of change

Winds of change

There are 35 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Dec 4, 2007, titled Winds of change. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

Winds were gusting up to 35 mph near M&T Bank Stadium last night - in every way imaginable.

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Palatine, IL

#1 Dec 4, 2007
don't be a sore loser

Norway, ME

#2 Dec 4, 2007
The Patriots are NOT invincible and they have never said they were. They ARE good at keeping their heads in the last minutes of tough games and winning. The last two teams they have played have brought their A games to the show and it has taken every bit of whatever the Pats have to win.

And they have won.

Feeley last week and Boller this week have played what could be called the games of their lives and the Patriots have won. Commentators have noted that Brady wasn't at his best in the last two games and the Patriots have STILL won.

Sure there are kinks in their armor - it's been a long season, there's a long way to go and there are kinks in everyone's armor.

Will they go undefeated? Who knows? If they do lose one I hope they can start a new winning streak on January 13 at the latest.

Las Vegas, NV

#3 Dec 4, 2007
For a little while I thought I was dreaming....Billick was clling the right plays,giving MaGahee plenty of carries...Boller looked like an NFL quarterback and not a fireman..but then Boller threw his inevitable stupid interception... Billick got scared for good reason and made him a non factor. Billick started to call plays the Pats knew before the snap.Billick started to mismanage the clock as always, a timeout was called foolishly to take away the win. Once again the defense had been sabatoged by their coach.the air freshener was nice, but this thing really needs a good's the only way

Lumber Bridge, NC

#4 Dec 4, 2007
Rob, leave it to you to blame this deal on Boller-why the hatred? How about Ed Reed fumbling the interception? Give Boller some protection and he will beat people. Maybe you didn't notice how much time Brady had in the pocket--much more than Boller had. You need to let this obsession go.

Baltimore, MD

#5 Dec 4, 2007
The ball was not in control on that final touchdown. However, had it not been that, the Ravens, unfortunately, would have found another way to give the game to the Patriots. They self destruct in spite of very good play for a lot of the game. It's coaching that is at the heart of the bad psychology on this team. We could be in the hunt for a wild card, but Billick chokes at the most important times.

Glen Burnie, MD

#6 Dec 4, 2007
It's to much pressure on billick and ryan. To stand on the sidelines, calling plays game after game, takes alot out of a coach. As they try to out master mind the other team, they lose sight of time management. Give this lose to the coaches. The ravens players are winners for their effort last night.

Jupiter, FL

#7 Dec 4, 2007
Hey its been a long season for the Pats... You are right they are not going to kill every team they play every week.. The eagles and ravens have very solid defenses... they both played the patriots tough with that nothing to lose mentality.. Anyway it was a good game and exciting... But.. the patriots shut them up with that closing TD and that is the end of the story!
Shame on Maese

Cambridge, MA

#8 Dec 4, 2007
What an embarassing article for Raven's fans everywhere. "We lost but not by as much as they thought we would" so the other team is not so good afterall. Lets face the facts the Patriots's showed up to play, they did not bring their A game but they still won. What does this stay about the Ravens.

And Rick, please save the comments about Tom Brady the cover boy. It only looks petty. The guy is the best quarterback in the NFL. Just because you have a face that looks like an ad for adolescent pimple cream isn't a reason to start getting personal. ;-)

United States

#9 Dec 4, 2007
I think your article missed the mark a bit. Perhaps it was the winds of change. You saw a teem that is "vulnerable". I saw a team gut out a win for what Ray Lewis called "our Super Bowl". This was just another game on the Pats schedule. I thought we had a good chance to win thinking they would never be able to match our intensitiy. I was wrong. I have more respect for that team then I did before. We had the emotion, the weather, the crowd and what at times appeared to be questionable officiating the first 3 couple of quarters. I must have seen a 1/2 dozen defensive holding penalties never called. I figured the stars were aligned. But at the end of the day the cream rose to the top....
The Truth

Cobalt, CT

#10 Dec 4, 2007
Thoughts -

The Ravenplayers think the NFL is fixing games for the Pats? Clearly they didn't watch the Indy game or haven't been paying attention to the universal Patriot hate from every corner. They need to man up and take accountability.

Tough break for Rex Ryan. He coached a great game but calling that timeout was a killer.

You have tb be wearing heavily tinted purple and black glasses to not see that Watson was getting manhandled for 10 yards.

The TD catch was very close. There just wasn't indisputable evidence to reverse it. I think if it was ruled incomplete originally there wouldn't have been enough evidence to reverse it that way either.

With that said, if the call was reversed it would've been 1st & Goal at the 2 yard line with 44 seconds left and they would've had 1 timeout. They just would've scored and given the Ravens less time.

Good game.
karen rose

Baltimore, MD

#11 Dec 4, 2007
Ravens played an outstanding game and the refs took it away from them like they've been doing all season! great job ravens! Maybe besides cheating the Patriots pay off the officials too and they just haven't been caught at that.

United States

#12 Dec 4, 2007
You are an idiot!! The Patriots won ugly which all great teams do, instead of complaining about patriots chink in armour you ought to look at the total collapse of the ravens !!! A football game is 60 minutes not 55 and a half minutes. Take your blinders off!!!

Northborough, MA

#13 Dec 4, 2007
Guess Karen Rose didn't watch the same game as the rest of the USA. The Pats didn't call a time out on the fourth down play; the Pats DID commit a penalty that pushed them back 5 yards on the subsequent fourth down play; the Pats did score a touchdown to win.

As hard as it may be for the rest of the country to swallow the fact remains that not a single Patriots player or coach has intimated, stated or hinted that the Pats will go undefeated. It is only the media that keeps shoving this down the public's throat. No knowledgable football fan would have written off the Ravens going into this game: True, the Ravens have been on the skids offensively but their defense is one of the strongest in the league. The Pats had nothing but praise for the skills and ability of their opponent last night. It was a combination of determination, cool headed play calling, and focus that carried the Pats through in the last five minutes of the game.

As for the 'cheating' appelation attached to the team: Folks, it was old a week after the fine and penalty from the league office took effect.

And lastly: To those of you screaming about the Pats running up the score each week, where have you been lately?

Lusby, MD

#14 Dec 4, 2007
He had 10 fingers on the ball. That's a catch. Get over it.

Rhodesdale, MD

#15 Dec 4, 2007
Yo, Ricky boy:
The only thing that matters is the win.
The rest of your blather about Brady and the Pats is just that--blather.
This year, the Patriots win games.
The Ravens lose them.
But blather on, child....


#16 Dec 4, 2007
Hey Rick, you write this article about how vulnerable the Patriots are, but all they do is win. Who cares how vulnerable they are as long as they end up with the W. Excuses, Excuses. Get a life.........

New Baltimore, MI

#17 Dec 4, 2007
Don't you just love all the out of towners that have to leave their comments here at our newspaper.
I don't get it.

Grosse Pointe, MI

#18 Dec 4, 2007

Kansas City, MO

#19 Dec 4, 2007
The Ravens played a phenomenal game, except in one commit as many boneheaded penalties as they did shows you exactly why they're 4-8.

United States

#20 Dec 4, 2007
I believe in the whole Sun sports yesterday I was the only one who made referrence to the wind as a possible factor in the game. Making it a running game to which the Ravens can compete and did. Great game Ravens now go get the Kolts! That will make your season.

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