Here are some news and notes from Friday’s media session:
-Coach Harbaugh said he thinks this is a game people are looking forward to watching, ” you have two teams that do play good fundamentally sound football. Two teams that like to run and two teams that like to stop the run, and two teams that are going to need the passing game probably to make a difference in the game. So it will be a fun game to watch.”
-Derrick Mason went through practice this morning although as Coach Harabugh pointed out not at full speed. Mason was a little sore after practice and will be a game time decision on Sunday. He is listed as questionable on the Friday injury report.
-Willie Anderson did not practice this morning, but is trying to get ready to play on Sunday. I still would be suprised if Anderson plays on Sunday. The Ravens have the luxury of having Adam Terry back now to fill in for Anderson. Anderson has been listed as questionable on the Friday injury report.
-Marcus Smith could see some playing time on offense soon, and in particular this week if Derrick Mason can not go or is limited against the Giants. Smith has made some big strides in picking up the offense and earning his way onto the field. Terrance Copper who was injured during the Texans game on Sunday is out with a shoulder/neck injury for this week against the Giants.
– For fans wondering about the Ravens and possibly how the flex schedule might change their game next week, no need to worry. The Ravens – Eagles game will not be changed next week. It will remain a 1p.m. game. The only change for week 12 is that Carolina vs Atlanta has now been moved to 4:15. Teams have to be notified no later than 12 days prior to that weekend, if their game is going to be changed.
– Here is the rest of the Ravens injury report from Friday:
Willie Anderson (ankle)
Derrick Mason (shoulder)
Ed Reed (thigh)
Samari Rolle (neck)
Dan Wilcox (thigh)
Tom Zbikowski (thigh)