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« on: Nov 07, 2007 at 06:48 »

I just had to post this artical. It made me laugh so hard I almost peed my pants.

Reeling Ravens left bitter
By Joe Starkey
TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Win or lose, it is never dull inside the Baltimore Ravens' locker room.
That was especially true Monday night, in the wake of the team's worst defeat under ninth-year coach Brian Billick.

In the far corner, defensive linemen laughed as they swapped Willie Parker anecdotes. They weren't real impressed with Fast Willie, who was held to 42 yards on 23 carries in a 38-7 victory.

Defensive end Trevor Pryce finally turned toward the showers and said, to no one in particular, "Willie (expletive) Parker. What a fraud."

Some players could not bring themselves to credit the Steelers, who'd held them to five first downs and 104 total yards. And how about Ben Roethlisberger throwing five touchdown passes in the first half and finishing with a perfect passer rating of 158.3?

"When you give somebody that many opportunities, anybody can make a play," linebacker Ray Lewis said, referring to his team's four first-half turnovers. "Now, come see us in Baltimore."

The rematch is Dec. 30 in the regular-season finale. Question is, will it mean anything to a Ravens team that looks older than Walter Cronkite and has dropped to 4-4, including 0-3 in the AFC North?

Somebody asked left tackle Jonathan Ogden -- he has to be older than Cronkite -- if the Steelers did anything different with linebacker James Harrison, who went Lawrence Taylor-crazy with nine tackles, 3 1/2 sacks, six quarterback hurries, three forced fumbles, one recovered fumble, an interception and a partridge in a pear tree (or least Ed Reed on a platter).

Ogden made a face so bitter you'd have thought he swallowed a case of lemons. "No," he said, before cutting off further inquiries.

Pryce called Roethlisberger's precision passes "luck" and said, "Whatever their game plan was, it didn't work."

You know it's not your night, Pryce said, "when a little 5-9 linebacker (Harrison actually is listed at 6 feet) gets four sacks. That will never happen again in his life. He knows that."

Harrison didn't seem overly pleased when that quote was relayed to him.

"Who is Trevor Pryce?" he said.

Reporter: "A defensive end for the Ravens."

Harrison: "He's entitled to his opinion. ... What did he do?"

Well, besides ring up zero tackles, Pryce failed to wrap up Roethlisberger on one of those lucky touchdown passes.

The only Ravens players who sounded semi-rational were linebacker Bart Scott and quarterback Steve McNair.

"They had a great game plan, went after our young guys," said Scott, referring to backup cornerbacks who were forced to start. "Ben was seeing the initial rush, getting out of the pocket and making plays. All the credit goes to them. They were the better team today."

That said, Scott was livid with Hines Ward, who laid out Scott and Reed with mammoth hits.

"He was being who he is, taking his shots," Scott said. "Next time it happens, I'll find him and make sure I take the most violent shot I can take. We'll see them again, and I'll play violent. I'll play all the way to the edges of the rules."

Watching these Ravens, you have to wonder if they'll return next season in anything resembling their current form. Billick, Lewis, Ogden, McNair. It's beginning to feel as if time is running out on this group.

Baltimore hasn't won a playoff game since 2001, for goodness sakes, a year before the AFC North was formed.

"The season's not over, but we are a team in crisis right now," Scott admitted. "There's no denying that."




 
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« Reply #1 on: Nov 07, 2007 at 07:26 »

As I have mentioned before, I live in Baltimore and just for shits and giggles I tuned into Bart Scott's radio show last night.  Typically he is less delusional than the rest of the hype machine Ravens.  The one thing that he said that bothered me last night was that he would go ahead and write the check to Goodell for what he is going to do to Hines at the end of December.  

Head hunting has no place in the league (unles they are heading for Tom Brady.)  

Seriously, they thought that Hines smiles all the time just to piss everyone off.  I can imagine how embarrassing it is for a Pro Bowl linebacker to get BLOWN UP by an undersized wide receiver that is missing one ACL but get over it.  Consider it payback for leveling Ben last season and move on...

I can't believe that I am going to have to root for the Bengals this week.

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« Reply #2 on: Nov 07, 2007 at 08:46 »

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"He was being who he is, taking his shots," Scott said. "Next time it happens, I'll find him and make sure I take the most violent shot I can take. We'll see them again, and I'll play violent. I'll play all the way to the edges of the rules."

Yeah, and Hines will still get up laughing at your a$$.

The whole thing makes for great comic relief.  You get blown up by a WR who weighs 60 lbs. less than you and you're pissed about it.  Tough crap.  I would expect you to come back and hit the guy as hard as you can.

Both hits were clean.  Heck, he came straight at Ed Reed and cleaned his clock.  Why do you want to get mad about that?
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« Reply #3 on: Nov 07, 2007 at 08:47 »

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Defensive end Trevor Pryce finally turned toward the showers and said, to no one in particular, "Willie (expletive) Parker. What a fraud."

Yeah, it only took nine of you to stop him.  He's a waste.  Just ask Ray Lewis after you watch the film of him getting jacked up on a blitz.
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« Reply #4 on: Nov 07, 2007 at 08:49 »

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"Willis (expletive) McGahee. What a fraud."

Yeah, it only took nine of you to stop him.  He's a waste.  Just ask Ray Lewis after you watch the film of him getting jacked up on a blitz.
Can't the same be said since they had similar stat lines?  

I guess if you ask the Ravens, Willie is a fraud and Willis just couldn't get traction.  

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« Reply #5 on: Nov 07, 2007 at 08:53 »

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In the far corner, defensive linemen laughed as they swapped Willie Parker anecdotes. They weren't real impressed with Fast Willie, who was held to 42 yards on 23 carries in a 38-7 victory.

Defensive end Trevor Pryce finally turned toward the showers and said, to no one in particular, "Willie (expletive) Parker. What a fraud."

I'd say they must have though at least a little of Willie (expletive) Parker considering they completely abandoned any semblance of a pass defense in order to stop him. Congrats...Parker only averaged 2 yds per carry...Unfortunately, it would have also been nice if you didn't let Roethlisberger throw for 5 TDs in the first half.

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« Reply #6 on: Nov 07, 2007 at 08:57 »

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In the far corner, defensive linemen laughed as they swapped Willie Parker anecdotes. They weren't real impressed with Fast Willie, who was held to 42 yards on 23 carries in a 38-7 victory.

Defensive end Trevor Pryce finally turned toward the showers and said, to no one in particular, "Willie (expletive) Parker. What a fraud."

I'd say they must have though at least a little of Willie (expletive) Parker considering they completely abandoned any semblance of a pass defense in order to stop him. Congrats...Parker only averaged 2 yds per carry...Unfortunately, it would have also been nice if you didn't let Roethlisberger throw for 5 TDs in the first half.

BTW...anyone with an account mosey on over to Extreme Ravens this week?

You must not be paying too close attention.  Ben through those TD's against the Ravens OFFENSE.  The defense can't be held accountable.

I do understand your confusion though...

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« Reply #7 on: Nov 07, 2007 at 11:50 »

I can't believe some of the shit they are spewing. Especially Pryce. He did absolutely fuck all in that game. And quit crying Bart. Totally legal play that no one was hurt on. Its not going to matter anyway. Not with their remaining schedule. I would expect the Titans, Jags, SD, KC, and the Stains finish with better records. Unless the Steelers lose their 3 remaining divisional games, the Turds will lose any tie-breakers, basically putting them 3 games back right now. Good luck with the offense....Oh and Ray-Ray, How 'bout a nice cup of shut the fuck up..
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« Reply #8 on: Nov 07, 2007 at 12:02 »

Aw, did we hurt the widdle Wavens widdle feewings?

We shouldn't gloat too much, though, since our Steelers did the same thing after our losses last year to them.

Oh, wait? They didn't? They didn't come out and say that Jamal Lewis is a fraud? Well, never mind.

By the way, Trevor: you're too stupid to even talk shit. IF Willie Parker is so terrible, than doesn't that make your defense "shutting him down" no kind of special accompishment? You're bragging that your "great" defense shut down the crappiest part of our offense, you realize that right?

All I can say is: thanks for the motivation for Week 17.  
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« Reply #9 on: Nov 07, 2007 at 12:35 »

Their offense has sucked all year. The Bengals and Browns needed an entire game to score 27 on them, and the Bills needed an entire game to score 19 on them. We scored 35 on them IN ONE HALF. This ain't "luck," Trevor. You wanna talk "luck"? You're lucky that it's taken this long for your team to be exposed as the overrated pile of shit that it is. You're lucky that you hadn't faced a good offense until the midpoint of the season.
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