Tuesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

July 15, 2008 | Glenn Clark

I’ll make this quick. I would really like to see Joe Linta and the Ravens come to an agreement quickly that will allow Joe Flacco to get into Training Camp. If he truly is the franchise QB of the future that we hope he is, then I don’t want to see him missing time here at the start of Camp. He needs to get in with the rest of the team, learn the guys, learn the new coaches, and learn the system. Brett Favre is not going to be a part of this team, and it looks more and more like Flacco will see time this season. There is no need to drag this process out.

Let’s see what everyone else has to say…

Best of Monday’s WNST Blogs:

Bob Haynie says former Terps recruit Taylor commits to Pitt

Rob Long says both Parker, Ogden amongst greatest ever at Tackle

Thyrl Nelson says Favre to Ravens could be realistic

Bryan Powell excited for M&T Bank Stadium events next year

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Bill Ladson says Sherrill considers long journey to All-Star game ‘overwhelming’

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says ’91 amongst Derby memories for Birds fans

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Sherrill ‘excited’ by All-Star experience

The Sun’s Ray Frager would love to see Tarasco get revenge on Maier at Stadium

The Sun’s Ray Frager says Darling thinks Roberts needs to get better jump

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. thinks organization could improve by giving Roberts, Markakis extensions

The Sun’s Roch Kubatko says Birds rushed to get to break

The Examiner is not pleased with Orioles’ performance going into break

The Examiner’s Gary Lambrecht says Birds needed break

The Examiner’s Dave Carey & Brian McNally say potential Sherrill-Guzman All-Star matchup would have been ‘unlikely’

Carroll County Times’ Rich Dubroff says Sherrill may be most ‘unlikely’ All-Star

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg thinks letdown ‘likely’ from Birds

Washington Post’s Marc Carig says Sherrill sitting beside K-Rod, Rivera, etc

CBS Sports’ Danny Knobler says Sherrill doesn’t want to be traded

RAVENS:

The Official Site announces media availability schedule for Camp

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Scott makes trip to NFL Network as studio guest

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens ‘unlikely’ to go after Favre

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens, Flacco to meet today and tomorrow

The Sun’s David Steele thinks Ravens SHOULD pursue Favre

The Sun’s Ken Murray thinks Ravens should NOT pursue Favre

Aaron Wilson says Flacco agent Linta has ‘confidence’ deal can get done with Ravens

The Examiner’s Phil Macek says Ngata, Gregg most important players on field

Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez thinks in Baltimore, Favre could make playoff run

TERRAPINS LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Cottle views M&T Bank Stadium events next season as ‘special’

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Byrd Stadium construction makes M&T Bank events perfect fit

Inside Lacrosse’s Bob Carpenter says Devils-Terps circled weeks ahead on calendar

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Skinner ready to help replace holes in secondary

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Bass could have helped QB depth

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps release QB Bass from scholarship

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens previews RBs

Turtle Sports Report’s Jeff Ermann says Good Counsel RB Porzel commits to Terps

Turtle Sports Report’s Jeff Ermann checks in with prospect Austin (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Holmes still considering Maryland, Rutgers (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Strickland working on conditioning in offseason

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh checks in with prospect Vinson at AA Camp (must subscribe)

HOPKINS LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Pietramala considers Day of Rivals ‘can’t miss event’

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says fans welcome at Media Day July 31

ESPN.com’s Graham Watson thinks Mids will win C-I-C Trophy again

ESPN.com’s Graham Watson says Niumatalolo not trying to change program in Annapolis

ESPN.com/Blue Ribbon College Football Preview thinks offense strength; defense, special teams weakness of Mids

NAVY LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Meade pleased to bring lacrosse rivalry to same venue as football

TOWSON FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says single game tickets on sale today

The Official Site’s Mike Hermann (AD) says tickets for Navy trip available now

REAL MARYLAND:

The Official Site says Alas leaves team

BOXING:

The Examiner’s Dave Carey says PG County’s Russell representing USA in Beijing

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-I do not expect to see George Sherrill pitch at Yankee Stadium tonight, but his story is still great nonetheless. It is remarkable to see someone like George in the All-Star Game; and I would like to see him get some work to remember pitching in a special game like this. But I’m not counting on it.

-Towson football fans-heed Mike Hermann’s advice and get your tickets to the Navy game. As Towson athletics clearly has invested in becoming a STELLAR program, games like this are great for College Football in the state of Maryland; and it would be nice to see Towson football fans travel to Annapolis and College Park in the future.

-Welcome Caleb Porzel; so long Tyler Bass. We hope Caleb is as good as his 4-star rating would make us want him to be. We hope Tyler Bass understands that unless you’re a VERY special talent, everyone has to wait their turn.

-Here’s the skinny on Cal and Raymond Berry today. Cal played 21 seasons in Baltimore-hitting .276 with 3,189 hits and 431 Home Runs. He was a 19 time All-Star, 2 Time MVP, won the 1982 Rookie of the Year award, two Gold gloves, two All-Star Game MVP’s, and a World Series title. He played in a major league record 2.632 consecutive games; and is widely credited with “revolutionizing” the SS position. Raymond played 13 seasons in Baltimore-making 631 catches for 9,275 yards and 68 TD’s. He was a 6 time Pro Bowler and a 6 Time All-Pro. He won two NFL Championships and is widely credited with “revolutionizing” the Wide Receiver position. Cal will clearly get my vote, but what Raymond accomplished should be understood by everyone.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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