News and Notes from 1 Winning Drive (Thursday)

November 06, 2008 |

_ Cam Cameron pointed out that they are expecting to see Ray Rice on the field on Sunday, despite being on the injured report yesterday.  Willis McGahee had a very noticeable limp as he walked through the locker room today.

-Cam Cameron feels like that part of the reason that Jared Gaither has had the success he has had in playing football is just because of the athlete that he is. Cameron also pointed out that it did not hurt at all to have a guy like Jonathan Ogden around for Gaither to learn from.

-DeAngelo Hall’s name has been talked about between Rex Ryan and his players, but Rex pointed out that he has tried to call his brother Rob, the defensive coordinator for the Raiders, but Rob is not returning his calls Rex figures the only reason is because ” they must be having issues out there.” I still think it is a very long shot to think that Hall is coming to Baltimore.

-Samari Rolle is expected to play on Sunday, but how long will be the big question. You have to respect the way he has fought back from everything he has been through and still wants to get on the field and play.

– Cam Cameron was talking about the tight ends for the Ravens and whether Dan Wilcox will be available this Sunday. Cam pointed out that it is not known yet whether or not Wilcox will be ready, but that Edgar Jones and Adam Terry will be ready. Terry has been used as a tight end in the past and probably be used as a pass blocking tight end if Wilcox can not play on Sunday. Wilcox has been bothered by a hamstring and thigh issue and did not practice today.

-There is no difference between the offense that Texans run with the change of quarterback. Rex Ryan went as far as saying that the offense is “identical” with either quarterback.

– The Texans have been very good at home this year going 3-1. They have  scored more than 27 points in all five of those games. In their three wins, the Texans have scored 29,28,35, points. The one loss to the Colts was win the Texans scored 27 points.

– Houston is also the most successful team in the NFL in converting third-down conversions. The Texans are converting 48.1% of their third down plays(50-104).