After Baltimore Ravens victories, Ryan Chell and I award players who made positive contributions with “Pats on the Ass” during the “Nasty Purple Postgame Show” on AM1570 WNST.net.
To just about everyone’s surprise, there were no Pats to be given following the Ravens’ game Sunday, as they fell 26-13 to the Tennessee Titans at LP Field in Nashville.
So instead of offering “Pats on the Ass”, Ryan and I instead offered “Slaps on the Head” postgame. A slap on the side of the head from a coach tends to come along with them saying something along the lines of “you’ve gotta do better than that.”
Same rules as there were with Pats. Two offensive players, two defensive players, and a wild card (Special Teams player, coach, or another Offensive or Defensive player).
Here are our five Ravens that have “gotta do better than that.”
Glenn Clark’s Slaps…
With Ben Grubbs out, the Ravens needed McKinnie to play BETTER than he did against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Needless to say, they didn’t get it. He was embarrassed on Jason Hall’s sack.
Joe was on the run for a good part of the day Sunday, but still made multiple poor decisions. The good vibes surrounding him after Week 1 will turn back into lingering questions following Week 2.
That’s an old picture. I had to use an old picture because I don’t think Jameel McClain did anything Sunday. I’m using him to represent the entire LB corps, which was TERRIBLE in coverage.
He has to stop playing so far off receivers. He also has to improve his decision making in punt return situations.
John Harbaugh (two slaps)
I don’t care what his justification was. The decision to send on Billy Cundiff when the Ravens trailed by 13 was a losing decision. Also, Harbaugh has created a college football-like atmosphere around this team but couldn’t keep emotions high in the defeat. It has to fall on him.