Time to say it, Ravens: McClain is No...

Time to say it, Ravens: McClain is No. 1 back

There are 91 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Dec 9, 2008, titled Time to say it, Ravens: McClain is No. 1 back. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

Willis McGahee should pass the baton to Le'Ron McClain as the team's starting running back.

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Jack Lee

United States

#81 Dec 9, 2008
NoPrettyGirlsInBuffalo wrote:
The team is 9-4. Why is this an issue? Is it really that slow of a news day that this garbage had to be printed?
VA Ravensfan

Maidens, VA

#82 Dec 9, 2008
Mike--Why can't you leave this stuff alone. You are always trying to cause problems. I have been one of your supporters, but I will stop reading your articles if you continue to write problem causing BS like this. McGahee is one of the best running backs in the league when he is healthy. Granted he has been hurt a lot this year, but the Ravens need him for this run. He was a total stud last year. Not many backs could have done as well with that team. You can keep him as the starter because of his seniority and not piss anyone off. Make McClain the starter and McGahee would be pissed. He might check out for the rest of the season Like CMAC by getting some minor surgery, blame the demotion on his injury and prolong his pro career. Then McClain gets hurt and the Ravens' season is over. It makes sense to just leave McGahee as the number 1 back--it did not hurt us last Sunday!!

You are privledged to have access to local sports fans. Stop using this privledge to create controversy and problems for our local franchises. Otherwise people will stop reading your BS.

Since: Nov 07

Baltimore, MD

#83 Dec 9, 2008
Ravensfanner wrote:
Ray Rice is hurt and won't play Sunday...We need Willis to step up and have a great game!! Mike's just doing his job, but yea...can we talk about something significant??...Did anyone see Marcus Smith do anything last week? I'm excited to see what we have with him!?
Kinda makes ya wonder if it was such a great idea to let Marcus Mason go from the practice squad, doesn't it?
VA Ravensfan

Maidens, VA

#84 Dec 9, 2008
Just saw the article re: Portis unloading on his coach Zorn. Trade Mcgahee for Portis even up. Portis is an absolute stud. The guy can do everything and he is an incredible blocker. Skins don't realize what they have. He too is playing hurt. They were stupid to bench him against us. The game of football has become more physical than ever. Name the best running backs in the league over the last 2 years and every one of them has been hurt. LT, Peterson, Barber, Jacobs, Parker, Portis, Gore, Mcgahee and others. Need to rush multiple guys. The days of the 25-30 rush per game RBs are over!

Montgomery Village, MD

#85 Dec 9, 2008
McGahee is a Florida guy who does not play well in cold weather.
Glenn Gulliver

Baltimore, MD

#86 Dec 9, 2008
I think that a lot of McLain's success has to do with the fact that Lorenzo Neal is blocking for him. I think a part of the '3-headed monster' approach (and its success) is keeping the great old fullback Neal fresh, which means using McClain some at fullback, which in turn means McClain cannot get 25-30 carries at tailback.

Since: Nov 07

Baltimore, MD

#87 Dec 9, 2008
According to Aaron Wilson, the Ravens just signed Jalen Parmele from Miami's practice squad. The spot was opened up because DT Lamar Divens was placed on IR.

Some info on Parmele (from the article by Wilson): "Parmale was picked in the sixth round by Miami after rushing for 1,511 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior. Regarded as a tough all-around back with good hands and kick return capabilities, Parmale chose the Ravens over two other NFL teams' offers to join their active roster over the past day."


Lexington Park, MD

#88 Dec 9, 2008
I agree that Mclain should be the starter. With McLean and Neal we can run the ball for 3 or 4 yards a pop, draw the corners in and take a shot downfield with success. Clock eating drives not only wear down opposing defenses but eats up the clock which keeps the opponets offense off the field. As a Navy fan I loved that 8+ minute drive to put the way away. As a Raven fan I saw Ravens football that I remembered from the 2000 season

Henniker, NH

#89 Dec 9, 2008
You say they need to come out and say he is the starter yet still rotate the three. Why does it matter, Preston? Yeah McClain is pretty much the #1 back but there's no reason what so ever to announce that. Harbaugh and Cameron should go with whoever is consistent and gives them their best chance to win. That's all, case closed, no need to name a #1 back.

Arlington, VA

#90 Dec 10, 2008
What do you mean "black cloud"?

I'm just the dude, playin' the dude, who's playin' the sportswriter. Preston, you racist clown.
jon dey


#91 Dec 10, 2008
I'm still not ready to give up on Willis just yet. If we can do it, rest him for another game,if possible or feasible. He couldn't have gone down hill this fast. From Pro-Bowl to toilet-bowl. Hope not.

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