A hire calling

A hire calling

There are 33 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Jan 22, 2008, titled A hire calling. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

No offense, but here's hoping Rex Ryan becomes the next head coach of the Atlanta Falcons.

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Sim

Baltimore, MD

#1 Jan 22, 2008
Mike Preston is the worst writer of any sort that I've read! How does this dude still have a job. His writing is so childish and pointless. Say something that people could actually think about, not your stupid opinions that you hold onto like a 6th grader. I really think its time for a fresh start in the sports department! Go write your crap for Towson U!
Head Ball Coach

United States

#2 Jan 22, 2008
Mitt Romney for president...
HeWhoCannotBeNam ed

Berlin, Germany

#3 Jan 22, 2008
So in essence Chester is a bust lost on the line ? Cause he sure as
ykw aint Dermontti Dawson.(Nor Jason Peters, speaking of converted TEs)
Bob

Baltimore, MD

#4 Jan 22, 2008
I say keep the Quarterbacks we have and if they don't work out then draft one in 2009...
Marcus

Henniker, NH

#5 Jan 22, 2008
They do not need to take a QB or a WR as the 1st pick, that would be a complete waste. The receivers are young they should get one more year and if there is no progress than they should take one in 09. I say go with what they got at QB cause if they get a new QB this year it'll set them back even further. CB or DE is what the 1st round pick should be, although I wouldn't be opposed to them taking at a run at Asante Samuel or even Marcus Trufant in free agency. I don't expect them to be back in the playoffs this coming season but maybe by 09.
Matt

Stanford, CA

#6 Jan 22, 2008
I must say Mike, you've taken poor journalism to a new low.
A fire call

Gwynn Oak, MD

#7 Jan 22, 2008
PLEASE FIRE THIS IDIOT!!!

Anbody else notice else notice how ALL of the moron's article are identical in structure and composition. The only difference between them is a few adjectives and names. He must have a macro that allows him insert the name who is going to insult and the adjectives he will use to do. In the rare occasion he complimentary of someone, it would work the same way.

I can't believe anybody would employ the idiot. Luckily for him there a thing called equal opportunity employment. AKA give a homey a job even if he isn't qualified to write a children’s short story.
Matt

Woodbridge, VA

#8 Jan 22, 2008
Everything is about right execpt for the draft needs. Mason, Clayton, Williams, Darling and Heap can be an extremely formidable group. If you can get a franchise QB (Matt Ryan) then you take it, but I think The Rvens will be ok if they draft the best talent available, and maybe look in the later rounds for a guy like Brennan or Henne.I would love to see Ryan come back, his defenses are always amazing.
Steve

Bel Air, MD

#9 Jan 22, 2008
I always enjoy Preston's columns - good writing, some interesting angles, and he's not afraid to state his opinion. What's even more amusing though is watching people take his bait again and again. You can't stand reading him, and yet, you read him. Owned!!
GHT

Portland, OR

#10 Jan 22, 2008
Marcus wrote:
They do not need to take a QB or a WR as the 1st pick, that would be a complete waste. The receivers are young they should get one more year and if there is no progress than they should take one in 09. I say go with what they got at QB cause if they get a new QB this year it'll set them back even further. CB or DE is what the 1st round pick should be, although I wouldn't be opposed to them taking at a run at Asante Samuel or even Marcus Trufant in free agency. I don't expect them to be back in the playoffs this coming season but maybe by 09.
Maybe 09 with who at QB? No one on the roster now and no draft choice this year or next.

Since: Dec 07

Baltimore, MD

#11 Jan 22, 2008
Eric Ainge in the second round would represent very good value. He played in the SEC, started for a number of years, has good mobility and a strong arm with decent accuracy. Unless we could get the Clowns to part with Brady Quinn for a high second round pick, this is where I would go.
Steve Is Preston

Gwynn Oak, MD

#12 Jan 22, 2008
You freakin idiot, nobody reads his BS. We only post the same negative replies just he continues to publish the same tired crap. BUSTED Preston
Jacob

Baltimore, MD

#13 Jan 22, 2008
Bob wrote:
I say keep the Quarterbacks we have and if they don't work out then draft one in 2009...
This is why the Ravens shouldn't use the first rounder on a QB:

1. Ozzie does great with first rounders, when his hand isn't forced in taking a QB.
2. No QBs are sure-things.
3. This draft is deep in so-called second-tier QBs: Chad Henne, Joe Flacco, Erik Ainge, etc.
4. Troy Smith could be a more than serviceable QB. He hasn't thrown an interception in more than 70 attempts. He played pretty well against what was basically the Steelers starters. So, drafting a QB in the first round would be a wasted pick if the Ravens already have a good starter on their team.
Should Preston be fired

Gwynn Oak, MD

#14 Jan 22, 2008
We all know if he wasn't the only black "reporter" for the Ravens he would be. The team hates him, everbody except for a few delusional morons (Preston's alter egos) hate him. I am sure his family hates him, that would explain his anger management issues and lack of self esteem.
Regardless of Preston's personal issues, the Sun used to be a respectable newspaper. Now it is nothing more than a rag thanks to people like Preston and that other black racist the Sun employs.
Don

Baltimore, MD

#15 Jan 22, 2008
Preston that Is scary you and WNST(1570)are starting to agree a lot that Is scary.I agree with everything that you said except that I think that the Ravens can get a good QB In the second round.
Wolfe

Baltimore, MD

#16 Jan 22, 2008
If the ravens try to pick up Matt Ryan it will be a horrible move. Ryan was terrible in the bowl game this year and he wasn't overly impressive the whole season. He has good mechanics, but he doesn't seem to have that winning edge, not like a Troy Smith. Brian Brohm is winner, so is Henne, but they are not worth a top ten pick (bottom half of first round at best, including Ryan). The problem is too many teams will draft on need. Hopefully the ravens to fall for this as they haven't in they past. USC and Michigan has excellent left tackles who would be great pick up to replace Ogden, and there are several defensive ends worthy of a look at number 8, but not a QB!
Mark

Glen Burnie, MD

#17 Jan 22, 2008
"When the Ravens hired Harbaugh, they were basically saying it might take another two years for this team to get back on track."

Gee, I watched the New Year's Eve Press conference, the Harbaugh press conference, and read all the articles on the Ravens' search for a new coach. I never heard anyone say that or saw that in writing before.

Mike, your ability to get the scoop on any story is amazing. You're a real piece of work.
Pete

Middletown, DE

#18 Jan 22, 2008
Agree with everything (hey, hey!) except the two years to get back on track. Two years to the bowl is what you shoot for in this situation. You aim high here.
patrick

Baltimore, MD

#19 Jan 22, 2008
I think Mike Preston was 4-for-4 in his assessments -- that the Ravens would be better off if Rex Ryan didn't return (too much possible dissension in the locker if things don't go well); the Ravens are a couple years away from competing again; the OLine should be revamped exactly the way Preston suggested -- with Grubbs and Yanda being the guards and Brown moving to center; and what will the Draft philosophy be? Regarding the last topic, i think Newsome will go with his tried-and-true "best player available" mantra -- which could turn out to be OTackle Ryan Clady, CB Mike Jenkins or Aqib Talib, LB Dan Connor (which would allow Bart Scott to return to OLB) or DT Sedrick Ellis. If the Ravens want to draft a QB, take a flyer on Delaware's Joe Flacco in the second round.

Since: Nov 07

Baltimore, MD

#20 Jan 22, 2008
Mark wrote:
"When the Ravens hired Harbaugh, they were basically saying it might take another two years for this team to get back on track."
Gee, I watched the New Year's Eve Press conference, the Harbaugh press conference, and read all the articles on the Ravens' search for a new coach. I never heard anyone say that or saw that in writing before.
Mike, your ability to get the scoop on any story is amazing. You're a real piece of work.
Spot on. I think what Mikey really meant is that it'll take two years for HIM to get back on track now that they Ravens didn't hire Schottenheimer -- Preson's "one and only" choice. What a tool you are, Preston. You wouldn't even make a good smack writer, more less a sports writer.

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