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October 19, 2009 | Glenn Clark

Here’s a Ravens Report Card….says Harbaugh, staff must ‘regroup’ during bye week

Quarterback: A-

It wasn’t a perfect performance for the first 3 quarters, but it was just about perfect in the 4th. It is a shame they couldn’t have gotten anything going earlier.

Running Backs: A-

Ray Rice was amazing. Willis McGahee and Le’Ron McClain were again non-existent.

Wide Receivers/Tight Ends: B

Again, it’s just a shame they waited until the 4th quarter to get it going. Mason, Clayton and Heap all made big catches…..hell, even Demetrius Williams made a big catch.

Offensive Line: C+

Jared Allen is unreal. Michael Oher really didn’t play particularly poorly. Matt Birk should have done something to adjust the snap count earlier in the game.

Defensive Line: C+

They still didn’t get much pressure, and Adrian Peterson did not struggle to find holes. Though it was nice to see Brandon McKinney make a good play.

Linebackers: C

See above.

Secondary: D

They were put in some BAD spots, and unfortunately made them worse too much.

Special Teams: C-

You can’t miss that kick. You can’t have a bad snap there. Lardarius Webb WAS a bright spot for this unit, though.

Coaching: C-

The in-game corrections were much better than they had been in the past. But there were a LOT of problems….

Let’s see what everyone else has to say…..

From Sunday’s WNST Blogs:

Glenn Clark

Drew Forrester says Ravens defense played like Lions…..Detroit Lions

Nestor Aparicio says Hauschka, Frank Walker particularly ‘somber’ in locker room

Keith Melchior says Hauschka not only Raven to blame in loss

Glenn Clark says Hauschka not only kicker to miss must-make FG

And from the rest of the world:says Ravens forced to settle for ‘moral victory’ with comeback in Minnesota

The Official Site’s John Eisenberg

The Official Site’s Ryan Mink says Flacco did nice Favre impression in loss

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Ray Rice picked apart Vikings’ defense in loss

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Ray Rice doesn’t believe Hauschka reason why Ravens lost

The Official Site’s Sarah Ellison says win over Chargers only close game Ravens have won all season

The Official Site’s Sarah Ellison cleans up after me

The Official Site says Ray Lewis knows Ravens have things to correct

Vikings Official Site’s Mike Wobschall says Ryan Longwell’s FG with just under 2 minutes to play gave Vikes win over Ravens

Vikings Official Site’s Mike Wobschall says Longwell finished the game 4-4 on FG’s

Vikings Official Site’s Mike Wobschall says Sidney Rice got first career 100 yard game in win

The AP’s Jon Krawczynski says Mark Clayton, Derrick Mason hauled in TD catches in 4th quarter

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Hauschka failed in first big kick since replacing Matt Stover

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Ravens should never had let Stover go

The Sun’s Mike Preston gives high praise to Flacco, no praise to secondary

The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says Kelley Washington suffered ‘mild concussion’ in 4th quarter of loss

The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says Fabian Washington agreed with being benched

The Sun cleans up after me

The Sun’s Ken Murray says Dawan Landry also struggled in coverage

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck doesn’t necessarily think Ravens have to finish 11-5 to make playoffs in AFC

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Ravens must get ‘defensive issues figured out’ before playing Denver 11/1

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Fabian Washington benched in loss

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Brad Childress thought Hauschka would miss kick

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Oher would like second chance against Jared Allen

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson also offers high praise to running backs

Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s Sid Hartman says Matt Birk ‘disappointed’ in return to Twin Cities

St. Paul Pioneer Press’ Sean Jensen says Vikings join Saints, Colts, Broncos as only unbeaten teams left in NFL

USA Today’s Sean Leahy says Ravens had ‘worst luck’ on any team in NFL Week 6says Favre thought Vikes ‘dodged bullet’ in win

Sporting News’ Clifton Brown

SI’s Don Banks says Ray and Sidney Rice both had big games in Metrodome

SI’s Peter King says Adrian Peterson 2nd straight back to break 100 yards against Ravens

Yahoo! Sports’ Michael Silver says Hauschka failed to make big kick against team that previously cut him

Yahoo! Sports’ Charles Robinson says Vikings TE Shiancoe (2 TD’s) helped make Favre better

CBS Sports’ Clark Judge says Jared Allen ‘unblockable’ in win

CBS Sports’ Clark Judge says defense makes future ‘bleak’ for Ravens

NBC Sports’ Tom Curran says Ravens haven’t won a game since Mark Clayton’s drop in Foxborough

NBC Sports’ Mike Florio says Ravens may have found Baltimore’s next Unitas

Fox Sports’ Terry Bradshaw not impressed by Vikings’ pass defense

ESPN.com’s John Clayton says Ravens ‘not out’

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Hauschka will hopefully ‘learn from experience’ of missed kick

ESPN.com’s James Walker says with Broncos looming, schedule gets no easier for Ravens

Talk to you later today from Owings Mills….

-G

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