Mike Preston's report card

Mike Preston's report card

There are 31 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Oct 5, 2008, titled Mike Preston's report card. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

Quarterback: D Joe Flacco was intercepted twice, and a third was nullified. He had trouble completing outs to wide receiver Derrick Mason as the Ravens had no long or intermediate passing attack.

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Chris

Alexandria, VA

#23 Oct 5, 2008
With the all of the injuries the Steelers had playing the Ravens last week, I just can't see how they remain competitive. Looks like it's going to be down to the Ravens and the Browns, obviously. Wow, what a year.
Marcus

Baltimore, MD

#24 Oct 5, 2008
Mostly good grading but I certainly would've been surprised if you gave special teams an F, I did. I would give Flacco a C-/D+, it was definitely his worst game so far but he still looked poise an made some nice throws, he just made a few very bad decisions but he is a rookie.
Delenwoah

Denver, CO

#25 Oct 5, 2008
JAS wrote:
ummm. wow people in this town and their undying loyalty to players who cannot play currently. Stover is D-O-N-E DONE. Kicks over 40 yards should be ROUTINE for an NFL kicker. He did a great job for the ravens in the past but this league is and should be about "what have you done for me lately" and stover lost this game for us by badly missing a completely makable 45 yard field goal. Oh and his kickoffs are ROUTINELY ten yards short of the end zone. He can't kick off and he can't kick MEDIUM range field goals. What is he good for?
I have to agree. and to go further, there are seasons he has started off slowly, but it was what? misses 2 fgs the first game then automatic the next 8. THIS IS FOUR GAMES INTO THE SEASON. it is not the beginning of the season anymore, were are 25% complete if you dont know your math. But these field goals he has missed, he hasnt just barely missed them, they are WIDE OF THE FREAKIN NET. When you are that wide, there is definitely something wrong like he doesnt have the leg anymore to make those kicks so he tries to force it too much. This loyalty is really pathetic, because everyone knows he is past is time, and now is the time for someone else to step in. Loyalty can only go so far, and then it bites you in arse. And this loyalty to Stover is going to do just that. These kicks of his are embarrassing, and we need someone to fill the void fast. There is a time where everyone must hang up the cleats, and Stover's time is now. Or I will put him where he belongs...in a volcano
JAS

Gainesville, FL

#26 Oct 5, 2008
Jack Lee wrote:
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I think you've hit the nail on the head with Stover...
let me guess, you wish boller would still be healthy too right. ughh 3 kicks that could have cost the ravens the game. You people are so emotionally attached to these players it is pathetic. Boller was tough as nails, stover was so great for us. It's about performance. wake up

Since: Jul 08

Baltimore

#27 Oct 5, 2008
JAS wrote:
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let me guess, you wish boller would still be healthy too right. ughh 3 kicks that could have cost the ravens the game. You people are so emotionally attached to these players it is pathetic. Boller was tough as nails, stover was so great for us. It's about performance. wake up
It's called being loyal to those who have been loyal to you.
JAS

Gainesville, FL

#28 Oct 5, 2008
no no no. it is his job, that he gets paid for. would you continue to pay an employee that was loyal to you but that could no longer perform? If you would then that speaks volumes as to how you do business but if you have any interest in being successful you either correct the problem by getting that person back to being productive or you replace him with someone that can perform. This is not the be nice and polite to others warm and fuzzy league. If he continues to stay with the team, he will continue to cost us games. If you are willing to make the sacrifice of loyalty for losses then I don't think I can call you a true fan due to your subconscious desire to watch the team lose. grow a pair.

Since: Jul 08

Baltimore

#29 Oct 6, 2008
JAS wrote:
no no no. it is his job, that he gets paid for. would you continue to pay an employee that was loyal to you but that could no longer perform? If you would then that speaks volumes as to how you do business but if you have any interest in being successful you either correct the problem by getting that person back to being productive or you replace him with someone that can perform. This is not the be nice and polite to others warm and fuzzy league. If he continues to stay with the team, he will continue to cost us games. If you are willing to make the sacrifice of loyalty for losses then I don't think I can call you a true fan due to your subconscious desire to watch the team lose. grow a pair.
You're the definition of a Bandwagon fan. Stover has been here longer than anyone in the entire organization, you don't put him down, like a race horse, at the first sign of weakness. Most players choose to play here, they don't have to. Like i said, be loyal to those who have been loyal to you.
titansrok

Baltimore, MD

#30 Oct 6, 2008
good penalty call by refs of sugs. that was flagrant shot to the head of collins, and he should be fined! you NEVER go for the head of anyone much less the qb. titans 5-0! good luck w/ ur 2-14 season roflol
the one who knows

Henderson, NC

#31 Oct 6, 2008
1. Anytime the defense holds them to 13 you've got to win

2. We should give ray a fat contract at the end of the season. He deserves to retire a Raven.

3. We need to keep Suggs, and get a play making receiver.
SevernDave

Fort George G Meade, MD

#32 Oct 6, 2008
What stood out to me after watching yesterday's game was NO SACKS on Collins!! NONE!! The man is a statue back there and we didn't get him ONCE?? How did THAT happen?? A better QB would've picked us apart the entire game because he had ALL DAY to throw throughout the whole game. I just don't understand that.......And I agree with "bajadad" that Harbaugh/Cameron cannot continue to put the offense into hybernation when we have a 3-6 point lead on good teams. Ridiculous!! I remember a game we won against San Diego 2 years ago where Phillip Rivers was pickin' us apart in the first half. They built up a 10 point lead and Cameron shut Rivers down in the 2nd half and went conservative. The RAVENS came back and beat 'em!! This Billick-like offensive philosophy needs to stop NOW!!!
Fans AgainstDrunkPost ers

Baltimore, MD

#33 Oct 6, 2008
My problem is with Harbaugh and Cameron. This looks just like Marchibroda's "Prevent" defense with the BALTIMORE Colts in the 70's. Every time we would have a small lead, the defense would go soft. But with the Ravens it's the offense that is going soft. Throw the ball downfield, be aggressive and let the kid throw the ball. So what if he throws interceptions it's better than being pussified (is that a word?) with the play calling.

Also near the end of the first half with 14 seconds left, the right call would have been to take a shot at the end zone because we didn't have any time outs not attempt a field goal.

Harbaugh is coaching scared and that's not going to win the Ravens very many games.

What's with Figurs? He looks tentative running the ball back for the last two weeks. I think he's lost his fearlessness to run behind the wedge.

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