Harbaugh remains vague on McGahee

Harbaugh remains vague on McGahee

There are 17 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Dec 1, 2008, titled Harbaugh remains vague on McGahee. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

Ravens coach John Harbaugh continued to remain vague on why running back Willis McGahee didn't receive a carry in Sunday's 34-3 rout at the Cincinnati Bengals .

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Baltimore Sun.

terps19

Flagstaff, AZ

#1 Dec 1, 2008
Looks like McGahee is being phased out and he knows it. This might be the last time he wears a ravens uni... I hope he is getting stronger as the season goes on and I hope he is a big part of the success down the road. Ravens need the experienced back that we saw in 2006 and 2007. If McCalin, McGahee and Rice all stay healthy teams will have a hard time preparing for those three backs and Flacco.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#2 Dec 1, 2008
In Septemeber, it was "Ravens will go 4-12." Now that The Ravens are 8-4, it is "8-8 here we come." Which is it, FIRE TREMBLEY?

On September 19th, FIRE TREMBLEY WROTE:
..."We'll see how you feel in January...after we finish the season with 4 wins...."
chip

Cheyney, PA

#3 Dec 1, 2008
It's about the team not the out of shape-injury prone-no heart- McGahee.
Who the hell cares about Willis? We're winning and that's more important by a long shot. Wally Williams was just on MASN with Anita Marks and he said Willis should be pulling a T.O. and go to the owner about the 'situation'! Come on Wally! Are you serious? You just lost any credibility you had as a team player.
chip

Cheyney, PA

#4 Dec 1, 2008
It's not that Willis doesn't have talent. Of course he does. It's about the guys who are willing to work hard (from OTA's on) not about the McGahee's and Mcalister's of the world who feel 'entitled' to something. Get rid of them! Time to build a perennial winner who consistently wins year in and year out!
Mongo

Bowling Green, VA

#5 Dec 1, 2008
I swear Cameron and Harbaugh are alternating Rice and McGahee on purpose, to keep them fresh. Nice luxury to have. When Willis has gone in following a game off (ie. Texans) he plays with a chip on his shoulder and has a monster game.

If this group can run on the Skins, it will be a long night for DC fans. At least their arms won't get tired twirling their Stillers knockoff "Redskin Rags".

Since: Aug 08

Chestertown, MD

#6 Dec 1, 2008
I do not mean to sound arrogant when I say this, but that Bengals defender that commented has to understand that "trick plays" only have high success rates against defenses such as Cincinnati's.

There are some fans out there that are upset or wondering why we do not bring out the Suggs Package and other trick schemes against top tier defenses.

They don't work against top Tier defenses.

And our offense is still able to put points on the board.
GBW

Glen Burnie, MD

#7 Dec 1, 2008
After watching a billick coached team for years, this team has a attitude that the fans love. Finally, high scoring for the ravens, high time of possessions, and interesting gimmicks that work. It is a great year to be a Raven fan. With good draft picks next year and Flacco as QB, things are looking up for Baltimore. Win or lose, Baltimore has a team that entertains us.
Mike B

Waynesboro, PA

#8 Dec 1, 2008
I really hope that is the real McGahee talking and not just some BS public relations ploy. I think he could be a very productive back with the right attitude and work ethic, something that has been mising in his past, maybe maturity has set in and we will get to see a different and better McGahee. Let's hope so for his sake and the Ravens, I owuld love to be able to root for him!
Mike B

Waynesboro, PA

#9 Dec 1, 2008
chip wrote:
It's about the team not the out of shape-injury prone-no heart- McGahee.
Who the hell cares about Willis? We're winning and that's more important by a long shot. Wally Williams was just on MASN with Anita Marks and he said Willis should be pulling a T.O. and go to the owner about the 'situation'! Come on Wally! Are you serious? You just lost any credibility you had as a team player.
Right on, I could not agree more about [email protected] Williams a guy i had a lot of resoect for until today, it will tak a lot for him to earn my respect back!

Since: Aug 08

Chestertown, MD

#10 Dec 1, 2008
The Willis McGahee situation.

Personally, I would not be suprised if his lack of conditioning and poor shape coming into camps has an effect on his ability to stay healthy.

We see so many guys get hurt on the field by not going full speed and taking plays off. Take Wes Welker for example. Not that he took this one play off, but once the pass was tipped, he started jogging. Thus, no longer going full speed. He still got laid out and had to leave the game. I think the same can be said for MOST guys, who do not bring themselves to top condition.

McGahee definitely brings 100% effort on the field and we have not heard him publicly complain which is a plus.

However, McGahee has fumbling issues as bad as our rookie Ray Rice and Our fullback turned Running back on a rainy field in Cincy.

Against Houston, yes he had a great game. But what did he do late in the game while we were trying to put them away, fumble.

Against Miami, yes he had a great game,but what did he do down deep in the red zone, late in the game, when we were trying to put them away, fumble.

His other problem has been that he is doing too much dancing in the backfield rather than hitting the hole. He is not staying with the intended gaps, breaking off to the edges east and west, rather than going north and south.

1. He had a bad rep coming to Baltimore which made fans cautious.

2. He has come to camps out of shape.

3. He was gassed on the field several times last year and had fumbling issues last year.

4. He has had fumbling issues this year and cannot stay healthy.

He may have the POTENTIAL to be a great back, but his own habits hinder him from being that sort of back. He is not in the best condition, he handles the football poorly and cannot stay healthy.

I would trade him if I were the GM and get back as many of the draft picks I gave up for him, because I have no reason to believe that he will improve these poor habits, no matter what positive messages he sends to the media. He had his chance.

There should be no issue with drafting a running back late in the draft to continue the three headed attack.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#11 Dec 1, 2008
FIRE TREMBLEY SAID:
On September 19th
..."We'll see how you feel in January...after we finish the season with 4 wins...."

Now, FIRE TREMBLEY SAID:
On December, 1
... "Ravens fans, we haven't beaten anybody. Now that we have to face real teams, 8-8 here we come...."


Which is it, FIRE TREMBLEY? 4-12, or 8-8?
the sun is setting

Cockeysville, MD

#12 Dec 1, 2008
Frederick Fan wrote:
FIRE TREMBLEY SAID:
On September 19th
..."We'll see how you feel in January...after we finish the season with 4 wins...."
Now, FIRE TREMBLEY SAID:
On December, 1
... "Ravens fans, we haven't beaten anybody. Now that we have to face real teams, 8-8 here we come...."
Which is it, FIRE TREMBLEY? 4-12, or 8-8?
FIRE TREMBLEY is an a$$$hoole who is in hiding...until the Dallas game
jeffro

Edenton, NC

#13 Dec 1, 2008
Imagine what the offense could do if Billick was the head coach...and his son Boller was running that well oiled machine.
Rex J Steelman

Slippery Rock, PA

#14 Dec 1, 2008
the sun is setting wrote:
<quoted text>
FIRE TREMBLEY is an a$$$hoole who is in hiding...until the Dallas game
The Trembling Flamer is a Steelers fan who pretends to be a Ravens fan, but us Steelers fans can't stand him, either. Before he came along, the only people low enough to do that fake-fan shtick were Pats fans.
Tony

United States

#15 Dec 1, 2008
Jeffro - you're joking, right?
Mike

AOL

#16 Dec 1, 2008
I love the way the Ravens are playing now. Harbaugh is doing a great job. And Flacco impresses me more each week!
However the Ravens will have to run the table to make the playoffs because I don't see anyone else beating the G! D! Steelers!!
Have you noticed how every time the Ravens beat a team the national media always tells us how bad the other team played? The Ravens kicked the crap out of the same Eagles that scored 45 points after three days rest!!
charles rose

Fpo, AE

#17 Dec 2, 2008
I think the Ravens are playing very well, do i think it could be better yes. Right now i would say we are well ahead of everyones expectations of where we thought they'de be. We have three good running backs in McGahee,Mclain, and Rice. If used correctly they are every bit as good as the Giants Earth, Wind and Fire. We should name our 3 backs: Slash,Mash, and Dash.
As for trick plays working, they always work against any defense, if sold correctly, or scouted correctly, and practiced correctly. As for Fire Trembly, he's obviously not a Ravens fan because he's been drinking too much hater-aide ! GO RAVENS KNOCK OUT 3 OF THESE LAST 4 !

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Willis McGahee Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Cleveland Browns' Joe Haden brings up a familia... (Dec '13) Jan '14 MedMan 2
News Packers handle visiting Browns (Oct '13) Oct '13 GBPfan 4
News Should Cleveland Browns Give Maurice Clarett a ... (Sep '13) Sep '13 Weed In 3
News Oakland Bound? Willis McGahee Releases Free Age... (Jun '13) Jun '13 Corran Horn 6
News Should Denver Broncos Pull Trigger on Marcus La... (Mar '13) Apr '13 Austin Krone 3
News What Does Steven Jackson Voiding His Contract M... (Feb '13) Feb '13 Luke bronco beast 1
News Five hottest wives, girlfriends and exes of (an... (Feb '13) Feb '13 dumbass 3
More from around the web