NFL.COM – BALTIMORE RAVENS BLOG WEEK 4

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It hurts.  Physically and emotionally. Like the time Bill Gramatica lept in absurd celebration, tore his ACL and missed the rest of the season.

The Ravens lost a heart breaker to the Patriots on Sunday and it came down to the final drive.  The Ravens were right where they needed to be.  They had momentum & they were moving the ball with ease – a few yards here, a first down there.  Completion after completion.  You could feel it building.  Joe Flacco has em on the ropes!  We’re gonna score and win this game!
And then?  A perfect pass for first and goal.  Dropped.  Game over.  The excitement, the rush, the screams of joy…gone.  Just like that.
I’ve had that feeling before.  At my girlfriend’s place.  She was looking hot, we both had a few drinks and things were heating up.  I was right where I needed to be.  I had momentum and I was moving with ease – a bra here, panties there.  Completion after completion.  We felt it building.  It was inevitable.  I was gonna  score!
And then?  Doorbell.  Her parents.  “We brought Taboo!”  Game over.  The excitement, the rush, the screams of joy…my erection…gone.  Just like that.
I don’t mind losing.  Been doing it most my life.  It’s the way we lost that stings.  Fundamentals.  It always comes back to the basics.  You could look at a number of plays that hurt the Ravens but the one that everyone will remember is Mark Clayton’s dropped pass.  I’m not saying catching a potential game saving pass, under pressure, with other professionals trying to stop you, while thousands of fans scream at the top of their lungs is easy.  It’s not.  But when you get paid millions of dollars to do it?  Catch the damn ball!  If you were paid millions of dollars to make creamed corn, wouldn’t you make the creamiest damn corn anyone’s ever had?  You’d have to for that kind of $!  If not, you’re fired.  You’re not getting another opportunity next week.  They’ll find someone else to make the creamed corn.  Someone younger, quicker, smarter and better.  Who knows?  Might be Mark Clayton.

Next up, the Cincinnati prison squad, AKA, the Bengals.

New England.  See ya’s in the playoffs…

Kuh Kaw!

– Ryan Sickler, Ravens Blogger

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Sing it with me!
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I’m coming out
I want the world to know
Got to let it show.
I’m coming out
I want the world to know
Bout Joe Fla-a-co!

Awwww yeah!  Woo!  Feel it??  That’s the good stuff right there!  Now, I know some of you are gonna say, “Take it easy. It was only the Browns.”
Say what you want, but I’m keeping it positive.  The birds were hitting on all cylinders Sunday.  They needed to make a statement – not just to the Browns but to the NFL.  Statement made.
Playing the Browns reminds me of the time in high school when I had to wrestle a kid with no legs.  He had them during weigh-ins but when we hit the mat?  Nubs.
If I won?  Big deal.  I beat a guy with no legs.  If I lost?  I’d never hear the end of it.
I was damned if I did and damned if I didn’t…and I’ll be damned if I was gonna lose to a kid with no legs.  I pinned him in seconds!
And that’s exactly what the Ravens did to the legless Browns, limiting them to 186 total yards.  They took away the running game, the passing game, special teams AND Brady Quinn’s job. Probably took Mangini’s job too.  Did you see the look on Derek Anderson’s face after his second pick?  I had the same look on my face but for completely different reasons.
This game was important for the Ravens and this was the first time we’ve played the new Cleveland Browns without a member of the old Cleveland Browns (Matt Stover) on our team.  Joe Flacco and the offense put their foot in Cleveland’s brown ass and never let up.  479 yards of total offense, the D picked up 4 INT’s, and did you see the two laterals?  No team in the NFL plays defense like the Baltimore Ravens.  And now we have an offense to go with it.  Joe Flacco is the real deal. Baltimore, we finally have our QB!
This Sunday, it’s up to Foxborough to face Belichick and the Pats. If you wanna rank among the elite, this is the dragon you need to slay.

Kuh Kaw!

– Ryan Sickler, Ravens Blogger

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