Mike Preston's report card

Mike Preston's report card

There are 101 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Dec 23, 2007, titled Mike Preston's report card. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

Quarterback: C- Rookie quarterback Troy Smith did OK for his first start. He was erratic at times and fortunate not to have two or three passes picked off.

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john

Baltimore, MD

#1 Dec 23, 2007
Your article last week was "Ravens hit rock bottom." Clearly we have seen nothing yet. This team continues to fall apart and has unlimited freefall potential. Please Bischotti, start over again before we (actually you) become the laughingstock of the NFL. Remember, it takes a long time to develop a winning culture on an NFL team. If things continue like this next year, we will be all the way back to the lousy expectations of 1996-1998. Your fans deserve better, and will not spend 80-200 bucks per game for this rot.
notraving

Parkville, MD

#2 Dec 23, 2007
The Yanda guy got beat every time
FireBillick

Washington, DC

#3 Dec 23, 2007
What does Billick have to do (or not do) to be fired?? This team was supposed to be good. Injuries have hurt, yeah... but come on. 4-12 is ridiculous.
Pennsy Raven Fan

Pompano Beach, FL

#4 Dec 23, 2007
I can't wait for the season to end. This game was down right painful to watch.
Errol Phillips

Odessa, FL

#5 Dec 23, 2007
You are mighty generous tonight !
Gnome Sane

Westminster, MD

#6 Dec 23, 2007
Makes you wanna question all those purple souvenirs, tickets, parking fees, cable TV packages the gullible fans bought. Also makes you question the need for sports reporters and armchair commentary. Who needs it? There are so many other important things going on in the world... save your money folks.
Bigdoodads

Nottingham, MD

#7 Dec 23, 2007
FireBillick wrote:
What does Billick have to do (or not do) to be fired?? This team was supposed to be good. Injuries have hurt, yeah... but come on. 4-12 is ridiculous.
did you think that the Ravens would actually WIN this game?? On the road, with a third string QB and four defensive All Pros on the injured list?? Billick has his weaknesses, and maybe SHOULD be fired for his cumulative results, but even Bill Belichick couldn't have coached THIS team to a win this week.
Wake Up

Jacksonville, FL

#8 Dec 23, 2007
Smith sucks. I don't want to hear anyone call for him to play again. Our line is awful and the position coach needs to be fired. Also, every single position on the line needs to be opened up for competition next year. We need to draft a tackle in the first round.
Jerry

Fort Myers, FL

#9 Dec 23, 2007
When does the bell ring in Bisciotti's head and realize that Billick has no clue on how to coach a team, call plays or manage the clock. Every team has injuries and as always, Billick did nothing to help the offense. Just his usual boring plays that get us no where. Sometimes you just have to wonder.. what do they do in practice?
John

Glen Burnie, MD

#10 Dec 23, 2007
It's really sad to see this team self destruct ..
confused fan

Covington, KY

#11 Dec 23, 2007
Why state the obvious? At this point, next year does not look good.
fan in Atlanta

United States

#12 Dec 23, 2007
A meaningless loss by a meaningless team led by a meaningless coach hired by a meaningless owner.
Jack12345

Westminster, MD

#13 Dec 23, 2007
Billick gets a C-- Come On - Come On - Give the Free Ride a rest - I know you want to be in the good graces of the guys at the Castle - But its time to "man up" and tell it like it is - This Coach has to go - If you remove the Laziest Coach in the NFL from the equation all of the other rating go up - He ran a Marshmellow Training Camp - The team started the season unprepared and unconditioned - No offense playbook - and erratic play calling - Time to cut our losses - We could have been in the pool to bring Purcells here - we lost out on an A Team type coach - and we are stuck with a 9 year offensive bust - pretty sad - The Sun has to put it in print - F - F - F - for the coaches grade
Jack12345

Westminster, MD

#14 Dec 23, 2007
Jerry wrote:
When does the bell ring in Bisciotti's head and realize that Billick has no clue on how to coach a team, call plays or manage the clock. Every team has injuries and as always, Billick did nothing to help the offense. Just his usual boring plays that get us no where. Sometimes you just have to wonder.. what do they do in practice?
I think last week in practice they watched Varsity Blues, Semi-Tough, and the Longest Yard (1972 Edition) for inspiration - The weather was a little wet so why mess up the uniforms - Billick was going to put together an offensive game plan but there was a big sale at the Owings Mills Mall - Also the movie "Walk Hard" was starting - Cut the Coach
Tommy January

Alexandria, VA

#15 Dec 23, 2007
Troy Smith has potential and was pressured all day. Billick, should have designed plays exclusively for Troy. So...maybe the 'Legend of Troy' will rise next week, since Pittsburgh need to rest their starters. Also, Ravens should draft connerback in the first and second rounds.
frox

Harrisburg, PA

#16 Dec 23, 2007
What do you expect at this point? The Ravens probably would not have won this game with a full roster, but with the JV Team they stood no chance. The O-line was horrible though and the Ravens seemed unable to adjust to the constant pressure of the Seahawks. Smith showed a lot of poise for the most part and I did not think he was that eratic. The deep ball was definitely nice. I see no reason Boller should play over this kid. What interests me the most is that in the 3 games he has played now, I have only seen one ball batted down at the line of scrimmage so his height does not appear to hurt him too much. The secondary definitely played better, but the run D was suspect. For those who think Ray is only good because of the D tackles in front of him, it looked today like the two benefit from each other. The Ravens definitely missed 52 out there.

Since: Dec 07

Odessa, FL

#17 Dec 23, 2007
fan in Atlanta wrote:
A meaningless loss by a meaningless team led by a meaningless coach hired by a meaningless owner.
written by a meaningless fan from Georgia
Wake Up

Jacksonville, FL

#18 Dec 23, 2007
Tommy January wrote:
Troy Smith has potential and was pressured all day. Billick, should have designed plays exclusively for Troy. So...maybe the 'Legend of Troy' will rise next week, since Pittsburgh need to rest their starters. Also, Ravens should draft connerback in the first and second rounds.
Potential? No QB has potential with this O-line. He looked worse today then any game Boller has played this year yet people are saying he played "ok"? Take off the blinders. Boller was not the problem. We should draft O-Line and CB in the draft and we MUST fire the O-Line and Dbacks coach. Our young players at those positions are regressing, not getting better.
Jack12345

Westminster, MD

#19 Dec 23, 2007
Errol Phillips wrote:
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written by a meaningless fan from Georgia
Completely agree - This Atlanta Fan has nothing to cheer for either - since they closed the dog fighting down
Louie

United States

#20 Dec 23, 2007
Everybody says Billick is coming back.

I call BS on that. I think the guy is coaching his last game as Raven's coach next week.

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