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End of year likely ends era as well for Ravens

There are 71 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Dec 31, 2007, titled End of year likely ends era as well for Ravens. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

This was The End, in so many ways. Ravens-Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium yesterday was it, for an awful season and for an awful losing streak.

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John

Apo, AE

#1 Dec 31, 2007
The "end of the era" was scoring 6 measly pts against the Colts in last seasons playoff game. This was just a one year extension of the misery.
mr positive

Ellicott City, MD

#2 Dec 31, 2007
why ndoes steele always have to be so negative?
Still a Fan

United States

#3 Dec 31, 2007
John wrote:
The "end of the era" was scoring 6 measly pts against the Colts in last seasons playoff game. This was just a one year extension of the misery.
I agree 100%. I believe the Ravens played this year in a funk. They never recovered from the Indy loss. They KNEW had they won that game, they probably would be S.B. Champs.
Charlie R

Starke, FL

#4 Dec 31, 2007
I also agree but as much as I detest the name Irsay,the Colts were the best team in the league last year.
Also, like it or not, injuries were the story this year. How can anyone look at a team without McNair, Ray Lewis, Trevor Price, Todd Heap, Chris McAllister, Samari Role, J.Ogden for much of the season and yes, Adalius Thomas, from last year's playoff team and expect anything more than what happened. Teams that reach the Super Bowl generally are ones that get through the season with the fewest number of injuries to key players. Any team during the season is going to have some bad breaks,(the Cleveland field goal) and some coaching mistakes (Rex Ryan's time out). These become magnified when everything else is going to you know where. This season may have a silver lining because so many second and third stringers got some meaningful playing time. Imagine that if the starters are healthy, and the bench has some depth, I believe the Ravens will contend.
MMM

Parkville, MD

#5 Dec 31, 2007
This team is a pathetic bunch of losers and thugs (especially the defense). What a disgrace to a city with such a great football tradition. Oh well our baseball team is just as bad. And they call this garbage professional and major league. Both teams are a sorry excuse to represent the city of Baltimore. Good buy and good riddens!!! YOU STINK!!!
ButchB

Philadelphia, PA

#6 Dec 31, 2007
Tough year and now it's over. As for MMM, please do an Irsay and sneak out of town!!! There will be changes and hopefully good ones. Both the Raven's and O's are still my teams no matter what.

“youbeateverythin g youknowthat ”

Since: Apr 07

Buffalo, NY

#7 Dec 31, 2007
I read that in 9 years under Billick, the average offensive ranking was 23rd. Isn't he an offensive guru? "offensive" is right..
AIRMULLER

Mineral Ridge, OH

#8 Dec 31, 2007
As a Steeler fan and the head of the Billick-Boller fan club, I say keep there here as long as possible. 13-3 was a fluke year where the Steelers, Browns and Bengals were soft as well as a weak schedule overall. As long as Billick runs the show, they will never go far. As a MD resident, someone who works in Baltimore and bleeds football, flush this loser back to the West Coast and promote Ryan. His no nonsense attitude will be refreshing.

Since: Apr 07

Maryland

#9 Dec 31, 2007
Samari Role is a bum, like his counterpart is very overrated. The fans tried to kill him last year he was so bad. The Ravens stink and have along way to get better. All of you can blame it on the coach all you want but he is not the one who has to make the plays. Without a top notch quarterback we will never win, all I can see is us get lower and lower. Maybe I will become a Pittsburg fan, we have enough of them in Baltimore.

Since: Nov 07

Baltimore, MD

#10 Dec 31, 2007
Gomer wrote:
I read that in 9 years under Billick, the average offensive ranking was 23rd. Isn't he an offensive guru? "offensive" is right..
That sounds about right. The only halfway decent year he had was in 2003, when Jamal ran for over 2,000 yards. But even then, the offense wasn't really great. 500 of those yards came in 2 games against Cleveland.

Billick has been milking the 2000 SB victory the way politicians milk tax cuts. He's a sham, a fraud, and until he's gone, the Ravens can forget about turning this mess around.

COME ON, BISCIOTTI. FIRE BILLICK NOW!
johnjames44

United States

#11 Dec 31, 2007
It maybe a better solution to the situation should the management of the SUN can the entire SPORTS STAFF and start with individuals that can do the job. The job is defined as "REPORTING" and 'EDITORIALIZING'. Ninty percent of the group there today insist that they must TALK DOWN to the population and the athelets. And do this since they have absolutely NO KNOWLEDGE or experience with anything but writing trash.
Depressed Die Hard

Phoenixville, PA

#12 Dec 31, 2007
4-12 would've been much better draft wise.
Chuck

Columbia, MD

#13 Dec 31, 2007
Get Billick and his "offensive" stench as FAR AWAY as possible from the Ravens and the Ravens will make the playoffs next year! Billick has been a weight around the Ravens neck, slowing them down, for TOO LONG! Let's hope Bisciotti has the smarts and balls to get rid of Billick and start a new era of winning football in Baltimore!
RevJMP

United States

#14 Dec 31, 2007
If I thought there were still a chance Bisciotti would fire Billick, I'd say there's still a chance I might root for the Ravens next year.

Please, Mr. Bisciotti. I'd love to cheer for the local team. I really would. But this pompous, defensive, thin-skinned, insecure man has been letting the inmates (Ray Lewis and company) run the asylum for too long. He has proven incontrovertibly that he has no ideas on offense, no capacity to evaluate or use quarterbacks, and no ability to create a watchable game plan, let alone an effective one. He has also become the butt of national jokes.(See Jim Mora's many comments this year ... "Brian ... loves to talk.")

Give us a fresh start, please, Mr. Owner, sir. Thank Mr. Billick but let him go.
Jerry

Fort Myers, FL

#15 Dec 31, 2007
David....on the last paragraph of your column, we, as fans, can only say..."from your lips to God's ears".
Canton Steve

Rosedale, MD

#21 Dec 31, 2007
Should we root for the Falcons then? Nice team you got down there, slack-jawed yokel!
Truth

Washington, DC

#22 Dec 31, 2007
GoodBar wrote:
THE RAVENS are the worst team in the NFL bar none.
and they most certainly have the worst fanbase EVER!
and you are the biggest loser in the world. If you aren't a Ravens fan, why are you here???? Than again, if you are a Falcons fan, I can see why. Actually, THEY are the worst team in the NFL. and you are the biggest moron. Shoo........fly away loser!
Truth

Washington, DC

#23 Dec 31, 2007
MMM wrote:
This team is a pathetic bunch of losers and thugs (especially the defense). What a disgrace to a city with such a great football tradition. Oh well our baseball team is just as bad. And they call this garbage professional and major league. Both teams are a sorry excuse to represent the city of Baltimore. Good buy and good riddens!!! YOU STINK!!!
To MMM, aka loser II, we gladly show YOU the door. You know NOTHING about sports or life. Crawl back into the hole you crawled out of you pathetic leech.
Ravens

Hollywood, FL

#24 Dec 31, 2007
Hey GoodBar, you want to talk about trash and low IQ's how about the Falcons and Michael Vick. You say we have low IQ's that's funny when you and the rest of your deliverance statesmen supported an A Hole quarterback who's been participating in dog fighting and a coach that knows you suck so BAD that he wants nothing to do with you and your pathetic team. Here's some advice go find some help to cope with the fact that you have a tiny brain inbreeding will do that you know.
terps19

Montréal, Canada

#25 Dec 31, 2007
MMM wrote:
This team is a pathetic bunch of losers and thugs (especially the defense). What a disgrace to a city with such a great football tradition. Oh well our baseball team is just as bad. And they call this garbage professional and major league. Both teams are a sorry excuse to represent the city of Baltimore. Good buy and good riddens!!! YOU STINK!!!
It is comments like this that piss me off. Boo freekin whooo we had a bad season. This is the same kind of thought that lead to the Colts leaving town. Will you keep selling your tickets to other cities' teams? Will there be more terrible towels than purple jerseys in the stands next year? For all the true fans sake I hope not. The Ravens could very well have laid down yesterday... instead they came out to fight... to give the HOME TEAM FANS a game to watch. Hey 'MMM' go be a Pats fan.

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