Young defense hopeful

Young defense hopeful

There are 8 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Nov 12, 2007, titled Young defense hopeful. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

The Ravens' cornerbacks grew before Corey Ivy 's very eyes. In a 21-7 loss yesterday to the Cincinnati Bengals that offered little to cheer about, the defense may have found a glimmer of hope in the performance ...

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jeffro

Rocky Mount, NC

#1 Nov 12, 2007
That is alot of hard earned money to pay to watch a mess like that. If I am paying money, I would like to be entertained.... a little bit. I'm not forking out over $100.00 to be angry and frustrated. I can do that with my wife.
Hung Below

AOL

#2 Nov 12, 2007
We're making progress....NO ridiculous THUG dances yesterday after routine plays when we're down by 3 scores!! I think Brian Billick really has this team going places now!
Rob

Las Vegas, NV

#3 Nov 12, 2007
vast improvement from last week... I'd like to see more of Gaston ,I liked him in preseason...still bottom line.. pick's 1 2 and 3 need to be corners.
Mike

Pleasanton, CA

#4 Nov 12, 2007
It was a vast improvement from last week. All in all...Id say the DB's did a pretty good job. Good to see Landry step up and do something too. My hats off to the front 7 though. Gregg, Bannon and Ngata all did fantastic. If there is one good thing I can say about the Offense its this. We only have to see McNair and Ogden the rest of this year.
Mike

Pleasanton, CA

#5 Nov 12, 2007
OK...I tried to be nice and not say anything bad...but I cant.

What is Demetrius Williams problem this year? He cant catch worth a shit. Adam Terry...you suck too. I bet if someone was trying to get hold of your Twinky stash you'd block the HELL out of them. Oh by the way...I had a chance to speak to the new kid Gaithier....yeah...he started like 3 games and hes already a Pre-Madonna Punk.
gordon

Fredericksburg, VA

#6 Nov 12, 2007
The players, coaches, fans and especially the ownership need to lighten up and put this thing in perspective. The 2007 season is over for the Ravens and their fans. Deal with it. The most that can be hoped for is to salvage some pride and respect going into next season.

Do the Ravens want to be remembered as the chumps of the NFL this year, or as a tough and talented team that could have beaten anyone but underachieved in 2007?

Even now, the Ravens have the talent to beat anyone. What they don't have is the head coaching that can spark this team to do it. Like McNair, Billick's been good for Baltimore, but like McNair, Billick's become a liability. Both should go, NOW!

There will be no divisional championship or playoffs this year. That should be considered a given Mr. Biscotti. But there is a doable way to change the world's view of the Ravens and recoup fan admiration and league-wide respect regardless of what will be the season's record. Ironically, that redemption lies with the two biggest games on the schedule to come: the Colts and the Patriots, two teams everyone talks about as if they're invincible.

Fallacy.

They're both very beatable (as the Colts are now showing). The Patriots will go unbeaten until they encounter a team that has the talent and the requisite belief in itself to beat them and burst their bubble.

The team that, if for nothing else, will forever be remembered as the one that spoiled the Pat's unbeaten aspirations, the team that proved the pundits wrong, the team that despite its poor play and dismal record had accomplished something in 2007 that no other team was expected to do, that team could be the Ravens.

Biscotti, it is leadership (or more rightly the lack thereof) that’s keeping this team from achieving what it is innately capable of doing. If you want to hold your head high at the next owner’s meeting and preserve some chance of prime time exposure next year, now’s the time for YOU to show some leadership. Cut your losses. Dump Billick and McNair, now. They have ceased to be assets to you. Appoint Ryan as head coach. Tell your team you do not expect them to go to the Super Bowl, but you do expect them to kick ass (as in play hard and smart to win) the remainder of this year and have fun doing it.

And who knows? With pre-conceived expectations lifted and with a change in paradigm (team attitude), chemistry and leadership dynamic, they may just beat the unbeatable, and may actually win the Super Bowl (keep that under your hat). More amazing things have happened. It’s not too late.

But now, more than ever, it’s all on you Mr. Biscotti.
GHT

Portland, OR

#7 Nov 12, 2007
Mike wrote:
OK...I tried to be nice and not say anything bad...but I cant.
What is Demetrius Williams problem this year? He cant catch worth a shit. Adam Terry...you suck too. I bet if someone was trying to get hold of your Twinky stash you'd block the HELL out of them. Oh by the way...I had a chance to speak to the new kid Gaithier....yeah...he started like 3 games and hes already a Pre-Madonna Punk.
I've been saying for a while now with no response from anyone that D Williams misses a lot of catchable balls that would have put him in the superstar category fairly soon. If it's not right there in his chest with no defender inside a 5 yard radius, he isn't going to catch it. I am over the top but you get the point, he drops a lot of balls.
Mike

Pleasanton, CA

#8 Nov 13, 2007
Actually GHT...you arent over the top. That guy tries to make EVERY single ball thrown his way look like an impossible catch. If he would just catch the ball he'd get a TON more respect. He has the same idea as many on the team. Look good and lose...rather then look bad and win.

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