Thursday, August 28, 2008

McNair to un-retire? Time for a Dilfer return to Baltimore?


With the Ravens rather dire situation at quarterback, I wonder if it has crossed the mind of Ozzie Newsome to bring back Steve McNair. Trent Dilfer is another former Ravens’ QB that has popped up in thought. Not that I am a big Dilfer fan – I supported the move to get Grbac and I would even support the move again today with all of the circumstances exactly the same save for one – a healthy Jamal Lewis.

Dilfer is on record saying that he wouldn’t consider his career in football complete unless he returned to the Ravens in some capacity. Now I know Dilfer has some injury concerns going on with his knee and Achilles’ but if those injuries could heal, would Dilfer be a viable option as a No. 3 and as a willing mentor for the Ravens? This isn’t an endorsement – it’s more a topic for around the watercooler.

Rain on the scarecrow, rain and the Falcons…While M&T has enjoyed a pretty decent history of good weather, it seems to me that whenever the Dirty Birds visit Baltimore, the Man above must think they need a good cleaning. Once again, rain is in the forecast for tonight’s Ravens v. Falcons game.

Rich Cimini from NBCSports.msnbc.com proved recently that he has far too much time on his hands by serving up a worthless list of the top coaches in the NFL. Cimini ranks all 32 coaches in descending order and then in some irrelevant way he assesses their abilities far too subjectively with far too little meaningful criteria.

Naturally you want to know where John Harbaugh is ranked, right? Put him at No. 32 on Cimini’s list and the rationale you ask: “He takes over an old team with no quarterback. Good luck.”

For what it’s worth, I’d take Harbaugh over several in the list including Marvin Lewis (20) and Herm Edwards (22) despite the fact that he’s never coached a down as a head coach in a game that mattered.

What did Momma Cimini put in your pasta Rich?
Photo by Sabina Moran

3 comments :

Anonymous said...

Yo, Tony -- what about Vinny, eh?

:o)

Harryos29 said...

Harry o 29
I say.. go with FLACCO..you just paid him a ton of CASH. It won't be the same as BOLLER
that people like Farve: Peyton and TOm Brady have;
its gonna be a long season in 2008!

Anonymous said...

Bring him back from the dead? :)