Report card

Report card

There are 38 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Nov 7, 2008, titled Report card. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

The Ravens have brought quarterback Joe Flacco along slowly with safe passes, but all the signs of a good quarterback are there.

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terps19

Flagstaff, AZ

#21 Nov 7, 2008
With CMac out this is great news
Harbaugh indicated that the Ravens have had "preliminary" discussions with cornerback DeAngelo Hall, who was recently released by the Oakland Raiders.
RavenKen

United States

#22 Nov 7, 2008
GHT wrote:
<quoted text>LOL, perplexing huh?
Maybe we need to bring in a coordinator who's had a terrible time with players being accountable and undisciplined?
That is why Oz is my favorite person on the Raven's 'team'. Billick was a black hole - gor getting and coaching talent. I am sure he begged for Boller as well as other 'talent' on O and let Oz do his majic on D. I am one of the people that think Boller could have actually turned out quite nice if it was not for Billick. Poor Boller - He got billicked.
Mark

New York, NY

#23 Nov 7, 2008
terps19 wrote:
What happened to Figures? Why isnt he running hard this year?
He is battling a hamstring and ankle injury which are two issues for a speed guy like himself to surely slow him down. I think that is why. This guy has 4.2 speed but he nearly been as quick as he normally is.
Bill

Brooklyn, NY

#24 Nov 7, 2008
Rice's contributions are no surprise. For one who has
followed his career since high school, his toughness is
the way he plays.
Peter

Clarksville, MD

#25 Nov 7, 2008
First of all im a huge Flacco fan and want to see the best in him, but just to make a point Kyle Boller also went 5-3 as a starter lets hope Flacco can be the QB this team has been missing the past years. I think he can do that.
Poe

Baltimore, MD

#26 Nov 7, 2008
Hall signed with the Redskins for 1yr at 1 million...why didn't Ozzie push harder for him?!!?
GHT

Portland, OR

#27 Nov 7, 2008
Poe wrote:
Hall signed with the Redskins for 1yr at 1 million...why didn't Ozzie push harder for him?!!?
I heard it was for $498,000 for the remaining 8 games. Nothing guaranteed after that, however, I am sure Snyder and him had a *wink**wink* agreement that he'll open up the bank for him next year.

Since: Jul 08

Baltimore

#28 Nov 7, 2008
Poe wrote:
Hall signed with the Redskins for 1yr at 1 million...why didn't Ozzie push harder for him?!!?
Because contrary to what most idiot minded Ravens fans think, the Oz knows what he's doing. Check out the stats, Hall has given up more big plays than ANYONE this season. There's more absurd specifics that i can't recall off the top, but Hall has been arguably the WORST corner in the league this season. Even if he does work out in Washington, this was without a doubt the right move, you have to base the decision on facts, not wishful thinking. And the fact is, Hall is having an embarrassing season.
Bob

Dover, DE

#29 Nov 7, 2008
Good stuff. A midseason report card seems as though it would have called for the extra coaching criteria I recomended (which you temporarily implemented) last year. I realize it may be hard to grade coaches every game as their role is more subtle and it may be hader to attribute certain things to them on a match by match basis unless they stand out. But, for midseason I would like to read your grade. With regard to my grading of the coaching staff, I give them a B+ for the first half of the season. Rex and Cam in addition to the oline, and qb coach have been brilliant, Harbaugh has been pretty solid, but the spec. teams coach and the man in the booth upstairs deciding whether or not to challenge have been very mediocre.
Mike

AOL

#30 Nov 7, 2008
When you have to take your talent from special teams to patch up a beat up secondary, special teams will suffer!
Are the Ravens going to wear those ugly girly man black tights again this week??
Mike

AOL

#31 Nov 7, 2008
Great music for the Ravens taking the field at home games...'Start Me Up' by the Rolling Stones!!
Jonosmith

Towson, MD

#32 Nov 8, 2008
Poe wrote:
Hall signed with the Redskins for 1yr at 1 million...why didn't Ozzie push harder for him?!!?
Maybe it's because Hall is a known nut job and selfish player?
Poe

Germantown, MD

#33 Nov 8, 2008
Budafinguz wrote:
<quoted text>
Because contrary to what most idiot minded Ravens fans think, the Oz knows what he's doing. Check out the stats, Hall has given up more big plays than ANYONE this season. There's more absurd specifics that i can't recall off the top, but Hall has been arguably the WORST corner in the league this season. Even if he does work out in Washington, this was without a doubt the right move, you have to base the decision on facts, not wishful thinking. And the fact is, Hall is having an embarrassing season.
And similar to most idiot Ravens fans, you fail to recognize that Hall was in the wrong system over in Oakland. Hall's best in zone coverage, and Oakland strictly runs man. Ryan would've been able to recognize that and maximize his talent. So, as your name implies...you dropped the ball on this one. The stats don't lie, and neither do their circumstances. Dig a little deeper than the surface next time before you call people idiots, especially when you wind up lumping yourself in that group.
jonosmith

Halethorpe, MD

#34 Nov 8, 2008
GHT wrote:
<quoted text>LOL, perplexing huh?
Maybe we need to bring in a coordinator who's had a terrible time with players being accountable and undisciplined?
In Minnesota, Billick had Randy Moss, Chris Carter, Robert Smith, Duante Culpepper, in their primes and a pretty fierce O line.

In Baltimore Lewis had, well I shouldn't have to tell you.

Now compare those players to what Billick and Lewis have had to work with since they became head coaches.

Not so perplexing is it?
phish

Baltimore, MD

#35 Nov 8, 2008
In my opinion, Heap has taken enough beating for three players, with the Q B's that have been here before, let the rest of the league think he is done as a receiver, and like the trick plays, bring him out towards the end of the season having not gotten beat up when we need a proven receiver!

!!!!!!!!GO RAVENS!!!!!!!!!!

Since: Jul 08

Baltimore

#36 Nov 10, 2008
Poe wrote:
<quoted text>And similar to most idiot Ravens fans, you fail to recognize that Hall was in the wrong system over in Oakland. Hall's best in zone coverage, and Oakland strictly runs man. Ryan would've been able to recognize that and maximize his talent. So, as your name implies...you dropped the ball on this one. The stats don't lie, and neither do their circumstances. Dig a little deeper than the surface next time before you call people idiots, especially when you wind up lumping yourself in that group.
Thanks for proving my point. You say the stats don't lie. Exactly, check the stats. He's given up more catches and more big plays than ANYONE in the league. Thanks for supporting my point. Furthermore, you say that he was in the wrong system in Oakland, you're exactly correct and i'm well aware of that fact, but as i said, you have to base it on the facts, not wishful thinking. We can't hope that he'll go back to being a top corner in a different system when he's did nothing but fail in another. You can try again if you'd like.
Poe

Baltimore, MD

#37 Nov 17, 2008
Budafinguz wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks for proving my point. You say the stats don't lie. Exactly, check the stats. He's given up more catches and more big plays than ANYONE in the league. Thanks for supporting my point. Furthermore, you say that he was in the wrong system in Oakland, you're exactly correct and i'm well aware of that fact, but as i said, you have to base it on the facts, not wishful thinking. We can't hope that he'll go back to being a top corner in a different system when he's did nothing but fail in another. You can try again if you'd like.
I don't have to "try" anything since you already failed. No one was basing anything on wishful thinking, just acknowledging that certain players do better in certain systems. Hall is a zone corner, plain and simple. The Ravens know a thing or two about system players with all of the linebackers who left Baltimore and dropped off the map.

At 492k, it is perfectly fine to bring someone in and see if they can be successful in a zone scheme, since zone is what they are best in. You don't get anywhere in life by playing everything safe and not taking any risks, and Hall could've paid off. Did you see the interception he had yesterday? Would've been nice if he could've done that for us against the Giants. Stop trying to be a know-it-all and call everyone else stupid, jerk.
Texans Suck

Houston, TX

#38 Nov 17, 2008
F's all around, to include the fans who said they would "crush" the Giants. I love it! Looked as stupid as the Texans do.

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