Sunday, November 08, 2009

Ravens @ Bengals: The Good, Bad, Ugly & The Megan Fox


THE GOOD: This won’t take long…Lardarius Webb continues to show signs that he is a playmaker and he was the only Ravens defensive back to stay stride for stride with a Bengals’ receiver and break up a pass. He was very physical supporting the run. This kid needs to play…Ray Rice’s effort is relentless and for all intents and purposes he WAS the Ravens’ offense…Dwan Edwards continues to show great hustle and contributed 8 tackles and 2 quarterback hurries…Terrell Suggs was the beneficiary of a rare Ravens’ coverage sack.

THE BAD: Team tackling was atrocious…Derrick Mason tried to catch a pass with his face with unsatisfactory results…Siamese twins get more separation than Mason and Mark Clayton were able to gain from Bengals’ corners Joseph and Hall…Conversely Domonique Foxworth couldn’t cover a cadaver with a blanket. The Ravens have realized little return on their investment in the former Terrapin…Why exactly is Chris Carr the punt returner? And for that matter why exactly is he a Raven?

THE UGLY: The Ravens did nothing to improve their next to worst league ranking in penalties by adding to their staggering totals with 7 more flags for negative 80 yards. The Ravens had 44 net yards of offense in the first half and they were penalized for 45 yards. It’s a little difficult to win football games that way…Joe Flacco looked desperate and chucked some very ill advised passes. He was fortunate not to have been intercepted at least two more times and “luckily” finished with an anemic 48.3 quarterback rating…The Ravens have managed to score 14 points on offense against the Bengals in 8 quarters…The Bengals had 16 first half first downs while the Ravens managed to get off just 18 PLAYS…Does anyone really think that Steve Hauschka can make an important kick at this point?...It’s a good thing that Chad Ochocinco provided all that deodorant to the Ravens’ players, otherwise the stench in Queen City would have rivaled that of Cleveland. Harbaugh’s troops just flat out stunk!

THE MEGAN FOX: Do you seriously think Fox would show up for a wretched team performance like the Ravens’ in Cincinnati on Sunday? C’mon man!

6 comments :

Down & Out in B'more said...

TL, thanks for the picture. Chris Carr makes me seriously miss Yamon Figurs. Where is BJ Sams? Ozzie really has made some mistakes this offseason. LJ Smith is a joke. Foxworth a waste of money. He let go of Stover. This cat Tony Moll for Derrick Martin who we could probably use and how does he keep missing on second round picks like Kruger?

We will lose both games to Pittsburgh and we will lose to the Colts. Seven losses will not get them in the playoffs. This is so upsetting after such a great start but losing 4 of their last 5 is enough proof that we really aren't all that good.

BJ Sams said...

Let's not forget the fact that Cincy had the ball 2/3 of the game, 40 minutes.

Who Dey! said...

Your team has no prayer. You might beat bad teams like the Raiders, Lions, Browns and possibly the Bears but you look like a .500 team to me. At least you will get a better draft pick and maybe you can score a wide receiver or someone who can get after the passer unlike your highly overpaid Terrell Suggs. That dude fleeced Ozzie Newsome.

Jerry B said...

That about covers it, TL! Not much to add except that I am convinced more than ever that Greg Mattison is a college coach out of his element in the pros. Pressuring the passer is essential to pass defense in the current "pass-happy" environment of the NFL and failure to do so is killing this defense! And, a team that consistently gives up 75-100 yds/game in penalties, usually in crucial, game changing situations, is evidence of lack of discipline! I rest my case......

ravcolt said...

As bad as they were the Ravens D allowed 17 points to the Bungles. It is the offense that needs a kick in the butt, and Mr Cameron should be the first one punted--literally. Why change what worked last year when we led the league in time of possession?

Harryos29 said...

Harry os 29 Nov 9th
All I can Say about the Ravens loss in Cincy is : They Deserved to lose worse than what they did. PITIFUL If Flacco was as Sharp at Palmer was, we would have WON. Every long throw and every short throw.. was OFF..the Bomb to Clayton, should have been a score..if JOE HAD STEPPED into his throw. ALL of his Throws were off hsi back Foot.. COME ON JOE..you knwo bette than that!
Looking for something positive on this blue monday?? Well...Tony did great while sitting in on the Rob Long show! Rave on!