Defense shows its mettle is rust-proof

Defense shows its mettle is rust-proof

There are 22 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Sep 8, 2008, titled Defense shows its mettle is rust-proof. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

Had the fans squeezed in a few choruses of "Dee-fense" along the way, though, that wouldn't have gone unappreciated.

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jeffro

Pittsboro, NC

#1 Sep 8, 2008
Heap needs to go away now....
Fells Point Craig

United States

#2 Sep 8, 2008
The D was sick!!!
Kracker

Nottingham, MD

#3 Sep 8, 2008
jeffro wrote:
Heap needs to go away now....
"From out of the abundance of the fool's heart the jeffro posts"
You're gonna regret that statement. He was just knocking off the rust yesterday.
Scott G

Alexandria, VA

#4 Sep 8, 2008
Don't be hating. As the lingo goes. The time as come, we need to be SUPPORTIVE of the team. Anyone that is busting on one of our players after a win, that is a sick mentality. Really Jeffro, let's kill the party, ok,, we should lay over and lose the next 15 games, because Heap had a bad day, in a day the Ravens won!!!! You are one sick mother f****
Ruffus

Fairfax, VA

#5 Sep 8, 2008
Only mistake of game was that cutesie flip to ray Rice when they should have just kept pounding the ball. Can give him full blame for that fumble.....
Joe Mess EBmore

Columbia, MD

#6 Sep 8, 2008
Well said.
jpp

Baltimore, MD

#7 Sep 8, 2008
Only 89 passing yards from Palmer?
What happened to OCHO STINKO? Maybe he should change his name back.
Wil

Jacksonville, FL

#8 Sep 8, 2008
The score doesn't tell the true dominance of the ravens. The score could have been easily 30 - 3 . Joe Flacco was Mr. Cool. Ray Rice will improve with every game. Todd Hepp must learn that when you catch a 5yd. pass over the middle , protect the ball with both hands. The linebackers and safties are on you in a heart beat . he takes too many unnessary hits standing tall and running like a back in the open field. Over all Great Win!
huntman

Charles Town, WV

#9 Sep 8, 2008
completely generic, pointless column. Duh. He still doesn't get the point of of a column.
ecinoc

AOL

#10 Sep 8, 2008
All of the true football players showed up except you know who - wimpy ass HEAP. Another drop pass , another injury (?). Perhaps if his Honor could have showed up at some practice times he would know how it feels to get hit by a true NFL player and perhaps his Honor wouldn't have gotten a boo boo. What a panty ass.
lll

Royal Oak, MI

#11 Sep 8, 2008
I really like Todd Heap and I'm just hoping that the rust that built up from not taking game hits was the cause of his problems yesterday. Defense was dominant and what was considered our two biggest question marks(OL and QB) did great. The OL was dominant and now that we have Anderson we should have a solid OL, I believe he may take over for Terry within the next couple of weeks.
Dutch

United States

#12 Sep 8, 2008
The thing that upsets me the most is the stupid ass delay of game penalty that Rolle would have gotten. I thought harbaugh got rid of stupid plays like that. Apparently some of the veterans missed that memo.

Since: Jan 08

Baltimore, MD

#13 Sep 8, 2008
Wait until the Ravens play a team from the NFL.

Since: Jan 08

Baltimore, MD

#14 Sep 8, 2008
SteelerFansince1960 wrote:
Wait until the Ravens play a team from the NFL.
You mean like the team your team played yesterday? What was their name again - oh yeah "the little sisters of the poor"!
Ruffus

Frederick, MD

#15 Sep 8, 2008
David - nice column but fans DID chant D-Fense on multiple occasions - 1st one being right after Heap fumbled....ALL - with a solid running game and a not-so-dumb-a** QB, and a healthy defense, this team will compete in every game....AND if they get some breaks, they could win 9 games and with AFC this year, that may just be enough....NEIL IS A BEAST!!!
OC John

Ocean City, MD

#16 Sep 8, 2008
Dave, what stadium were in. Sitting up in section 510, I heard "DEFENSE" many, many times. Baltimore Ravens fans will never abandon their defense. Plus Carlson Palmer was called for delay of game, had to take time outs and didn't play his game. It almost looks like you are afraid to give the young QB credit for this game. Yes it was against the Bengals, but the last time I checked they were in the NFL.

Since: Aug 08

Chestertown, MD

#17 Sep 8, 2008
I believe that people are not taking into consideration the potency of the Bengals offense when measuring the significance of yesterday's victory.

Rudi Johnson may not be there anymore, but the fact is they never fully utilized him against us anyway. Carson Palmer was accustomed to getting the ball out quick and scorching us big time, with the exception of when they came to Baltimore last year when our defense(Without both starting DBs) somehow kept them out of the endzone.

Palmer did not have time to throw all day, but the most impressive aspect of their offense vs. our defense yesterday was the amount of times we put Scott or Suggs on the recievers and were successful with it. Suggs not only deflected a pass but cut off an in route and came close to an interception. Ed Reed's appearances in plays were low which meant the front seven were taking care of things before matters got to him. We got pressure with different combinations.

All of this without Kelly Gregg, Fabian Washington and with Ed Reed not at 100%.

This shows a depth about our defense that folks may be underestimating. We have promising young safeties, a much better nickel back in Fabian Washington(who, again didn't play), two young linebackers in Gooden and Barnes and we are deep at the DT position.
bob m

Santa Rosa, CA

#18 Sep 8, 2008
if the ravens defense stays healthy,

they will compete. the true test

starts on the road next week, where

the ravens have done poorly the

last several seasons. go joe!!!!
JTR

Pleasanton, CA

#19 Sep 8, 2008
OC John wrote:
Dave, what stadium were in. Sitting up in section 510, I heard "DEFENSE" many, many times. Baltimore Ravens fans will never abandon their defense. Plus Carlson Palmer was called for delay of game, had to take time outs and didn't play his game. It almost looks like you are afraid to give the young QB credit for this game. Yes it was against the Bengals, but the last time I checked they were in the NFL.
Thewriter has issues with white guys at QB. See his comments about McNair versus Boller last year. They both stunk but to Steele, McNair was an all-pro
Ali Vali

Raleigh, NC

#20 Sep 8, 2008
Shudom wrote:
I believe that people are not taking into consideration the potency of the Bengals offense when measuring the significance of yesterday's victory.
Rudi Johnson may not be there anymore, but the fact is they never fully utilized him against us anyway. Carson Palmer was accustomed to getting the ball out quick and scorching us big time, with the exception of when they came to Baltimore last year when our defense(Without both starting DBs) somehow kept them out of the endzone.
Palmer did not have time to throw all day, but the most impressive aspect of their offense vs. our defense yesterday was the amount of times we put Scott or Suggs on the recievers and were successful with it. Suggs not only deflected a pass but cut off an in route and came close to an interception. Ed Reed's appearances in plays were low which meant the front seven were taking care of things before matters got to him. We got pressure with different combinations.
All of this without Kelly Gregg, Fabian Washington and with Ed Reed not at 100%.
This shows a depth about our defense that folks may be underestimating. We have promising young safeties, a much better nickel back in Fabian Washington(who, again didn't play), two young linebackers in Gooden and Barnes and we are deep at the DT position.
Very well said friend. There are many folks out there who are not even aware of our depth in certain positions.

Cincy's Offense has ranked in top 10 for the past 3-4 years and we shut'em down. We also did that last year here when their Kicker set an NFL record 7 field goals if I'm not wrong!!

Our defense will take us deep if our Offense takes care of business. That has been the issue since Vinny T left. If our offense scores 20 points a game, we'll win 80% of those games. With that being said, if we POUND the BALL like we did yesterday and manage the clock, good things will definitely happen.

20 straight games and no 100 yards rusher?? Damn, if our D stays healthy and "BUDDY LEE" comes back, we'll finish the season with that streak on 35 straight games and that's a FACT.

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