Coach John Harbaugh Has Crossed the Line

As a loyal Ravens fan, I have been a long-time John Harbaugh supporter.  But lately his style of handling the media has crossed the line of civility.  Maybe his success over the years has gone to his head and caused him to lose the sense of humility that I formerly appreciated.  His half-time condescending approach to simple questions asked by Brent Harris during the Redskins preseason game was...
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Mike Tomlin – Sideline Shenanigans Interfering with Jacoby Jones

This topic has already been beat to death.  Hopefully the NFL’s levying of punishment today (significant $100,000 fine and possible loss of a draft choice)  will allow everyone to move on.  But I just wanted to share a few observations about how the incident looked to me. – We can never know the intent of someone else. – Tomlin’s initial positioning in the white restricted zone with...
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2013 Game #1 — Denver: 49 – Ravens:27

Not the start the Reigning Super Bowl Champions envisioned — but not surprising given the huge challenge of facing Peyton Manning in Mile High on game #1.  During the first half it seemed like the Ravens were in control of the game and should have had a 7 point lead at the half if Dallas Clark had hung on to the TD after an excellent drive to close out the half.  It just takes a couple of...
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“God Has Never Made a Mistake” — Ray Lewis

It mystifies me how people around the country view Ray Lewis as some type of thug or evil person.  I understand his serious incident with the law way back at the start of his career when he made the mistake of covering up for a friend who had stabbed someone to death rather than coming clean to the authorities immediately.  But he was not the perpetrator of that attack.  He was definitely...
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Super Bowl Shot Slips Out of Ravens Grasp — 23-20

This loss against the Patriots is too painful for much comment. [However, I need to moderate the strident initial tone here as I edit this after a day’s cooling off period!]   As always the play calling was too conservative and Cam did not let Joe Flacco compete until it was too late.  Instead of starting the game strong, we called running plays on first down on the initial three drives. ...
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Turf Toe Continues to Trip Up Ravens

Certain injuries seem to become the nemesis for a particular team.  Sometimes you experience a rash of hamstring injuries; lately in baseball it seemed like we were seeing a lot of oblique problems.  Now with the Ravens the seemingly innocent Turf Toe continues to afflict our major stars.  Until it caused the retirement of Jonathan Ogden, I can’t say that I had ever given this injury much...
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