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The Five Plays That Determined The Game-Ravens / Browns

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The Five Plays That Determined The Game-Ravens / Browns

Posted on 27 December 2011 by Glenn Clark

Following every Baltimore Ravens game this season, Ryan Chell and I will take to the airwaves Tuesdays on “The Reality Check” on AM1570 WNST.net with a segment known as “The Five Plays That Determined The Game.”

It’s a simple concept. We’ll select five plays from each game that determined the outcome. These five plays will best represent why the Ravens won or lost each game.

This will be our final analysis of the previous game before switching gears towards the next game on the schedule.

Here are the five plays that determined the Ravens’ 20-14 win over the Cleveland Browns at M&T Bank Stadium…

(NOTE: Not all pictures are of actual play.)

Glenn Clark’s Plays…

5. Bernard Pollard & Haloti Ngata tackle Peyton Hillis for no gain to end half (2nd quarter)

4. Phil Taylor called for encroachment on 4th & 2 (4th quarter)

3. Torrey Smith draws 60 yard pass interference call on Mike Adams (1st quarter)

2. Lardarius Webb intercepts Seneca Wallace on 3rd & 1 (1st quarter)

1. Brendon Ayanbadejo tackles Peyton Hillis for no gain after completion from Seneca Wallace on 4th & 5 (4th quarter)


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Our Ravens-Browns Pats on the Ass

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Our Ravens-Browns Pats on the Ass

Posted on 24 December 2011 by Glenn Clark

After every Baltimore Ravens victory, Ryan Chell and I take to the airwaves on “The Nasty Purple Postgame Show” on AM1570 WNST.net to offer “Pats on the Ass” to players who have done something to deserve the honor.

We give pats to two defensive players, two offensive players and one “Wild Card”-either another offensive or defensive player, a Special Teams player or a coach. We offer a “Pat on Both Cheeks” to someone who stands out, our version of a “Player of the Game.” Ryan & I select five different players to receive pats.

Here are our “Pats on the Ass” following the Ravens’ 20-14 victory over the Cleveland Browns at M&T Bank Stadium…

Glenn Clark’s Pats…

5. Joe Flacco

4. Vonta Leach

3. Ed Dickson

2. Brendon Ayanbadejo

1. Lardarius Webb

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Roar Restored, Ambrose Easy Choice as WNST Local Sports Person of the Year

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Roar Restored, Ambrose Easy Choice as WNST Local Sports Person of the Year

Posted on 22 December 2011 by Glenn Clark

There are only a few qualifications for WNST’s annual “Local Sports Person of the Year” award.

First, the person must be local. They must be an athlete, coach or front office member for a pro, college or high school team in the state of Maryland. Individual sport athletes who represent the state of Maryland also qualify.

Second, the person must stand out from other people over the course of the 12 calendar months. The accomplishments of that individual must be comparable to if not greater than the accomplishments of others in the area.

And finally, that person’s year must stand out from other years during their tenure/career in the area.

With those qualifications in mind it wasn’t difficult to determine candidates for the honor in 2011. Baltimore Ravens LB Terrell Suggs & RB Ray Rice, Former University of Maryland Terrapins basketball coach Gary Williams, University of Maryland lacrosse coach John Tillman and Kentucky Derby winning Shackleford trainer Graham Motion all seemed to be quality candidates.

In the end, determining a winner wasn’t particularly difficult.

Rob Ambrose arrived as the head football coach at Towson University with an introductory press conference in January 2009. At that introductory press conference, Ambrose boldly called for everyone connected to the Tigers to get on board with a program that hadn’t finished with more than seven overall wins or an above .500 record in conference play since the turn of the century.

“This is for everyone in the room and everyone watching and everyone that is going to read about this in the newspaper. This is not about me – not at all. It’s about the players in this room and it’s about all of you. It’s about all of the people outside this room – the community and the faculty and the fans and the students and the rest of the state that hasn’t figured it out yet. It’s our job to take this program and make it the program that we know it can be and know that it is supposed to be and it’s about time. So, tell your friends and your neighbors and your buddies. Call them all up. They’re invited. They’re all invited to this beautiful new house (Johnny Unitas® Stadium) and let’s turn this thing around and win some ball games.”

Through his first two seasons, any progress made in the football program wasn’t particularly apparent to the general public. Ambrose’s Tigers compiled a 3-19 record over those trying seasons and it was hard to imagine Ambrose was really making progress at his alma mater.

But something strange happened when I bumped into Rob Ambrose at CAA Media Day this summer at M&T Bank Stadium. Ambrose (and everyone around the Towson football program) was talking about word they hadn’t used much during the two previous seasons.

That word was “winning”. It had nothing to do with Charlie Sheen. I’ll let Coach Ambrose describe it himself…

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Our Ravens & Chargers Slaps to the Head

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Our Ravens & Chargers Slaps to the Head

Posted on 19 December 2011 by Glenn Clark

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 the surprise of many, there were no Pats to be given following the Ravens’ game Sunday. They fell 34-14 to the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium (or Snapdragon Stadium if you will).

So instead of offering “Pats on the Ass”, Ryan and I instead offered “Slaps to 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). One player gets “two slaps” (or a slap on both sides of the head), it’s the opposite of a “Player of the Game” honor.” Ryan and I select five different players after each game.

Here are our five Ravens that have “gotta do better than that.”

Glenn Clark’s Slaps…

5. Ben Grubbs

4. Ray Lewis

3. Cary Williams

2. Bryant McKinnie

1. John Harbaugh (Two Slaps)

(See Page 2 for Ryan Chell’s Slaps.)

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The Five Plays That Determined The Game-Ravens/Colts

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The Five Plays That Determined The Game-Ravens/Colts

Posted on 13 December 2011 by Glenn Clark

Following every Baltimore Ravens game this season, Ryan Chell and I will take to the airwaves Tuesdays on “The Reality Check” on AM1570 WNST.net with a segment known as “The Five Plays That Determined The Game.”

It’s a simple concept. We’ll select five plays from each game that determined the outcome. These five plays will best represent why the Ravens won or lost each game.

This will be our final analysis of the previous game before switching gears towards the next game on the schedule.

Here are the five plays that determined the Ravens’ 24-10 win over the Indianapolis Colts at M&T Bank Stadium…

(NOTE: Not all pictures are of actual play.)

Glenn Clark’s Plays…

5. Lardarius Webb 27 yard punt return to Indy 40 (1st quarter)

4. Ray Rice 9 yard catch from Joe Flacco on 3rd & 7 (2nd quarter)

3. Bernard Pollard defends Dan Orlovsky pass intended for Dallas Clark in endzone (2nd quarter)

2. Ray Rice 6 yard TD run (2nd quarter)

1. Dennis Pitta 7 yard TD catch from Joe Flacco (3rd quarter)


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Our Ravens-Colts Pats on the Ass

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Our Ravens-Colts Pats on the Ass

Posted on 11 December 2011 by Glenn Clark

After every Baltimore Ravens victory, Ryan Chell and I take to the airwaves on “The Nasty Purple Postgame Show” on AM1570 WNST.net to offer “Pats on the Ass” to players who have done something to deserve the honor.

We give pats to two defensive players, two offensive players and one “Wild Card”-either another offensive or defensive player, a Special Teams player or a coach. We offer a “Pat on Both Cheeks” to someone who stands out, our version of a “Player of the Game.” Ryan & I select five different players to receive pats.

Here are our “Pats on the Ass” following the Ravens’ 24-10 victory over the Indianapolis Colts at M&T Bank Stadium…

Glenn Clark’s Pats…

5. Jameel McClain

4. Bernard Pollard

3. Vonta Leach

2. Joe Flacco

1. Ray Rice


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The Five Plays That Determined The Game-Ravens/Browns

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The Five Plays That Determined The Game-Ravens/Browns

Posted on 06 December 2011 by Glenn Clark

Following every Baltimore Ravens game this season, Ryan Chell and I will take to the airwaves Tuesdays on “The Reality Check” on AM1570 WNST.net with a segment known as “The Five Plays That Determined The Game.”

It’s a simple concept. We’ll select five plays from each game that determined the outcome. These five plays will best represent why the Ravens won or lost each game.

This will be our final analysis of the previous game before switching gears towards the next game on the schedule.

Here are the five plays that determined the Ravens’ 24-10 win over the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium…

(NOTE: Not all pictures are of actual play.)

Glenn Clark’s Plays…

5. Lardarius Webb 68 yard punt return TD (4th quarter)

4. Haloti Ngata knocks down Colt McCoy pass intended for Mohamed Massaquoi on 3rd & 2 (1st quarter)

3. Jimmy Smith intercepts Colt McCoy, returns ball 32 yards (2nd quarter)

2. Bernard Pollard defends Colt McCoy pass intended for Greg Little (3rd quarter)

1. Ray Rice 67 yard run (3rd quarter)

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Our Ravens/Browns Pats on the Ass

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Our Ravens/Browns Pats on the Ass

Posted on 04 December 2011 by Glenn Clark

After every Baltimore Ravens victory, Ryan Chell and I take to the airwaves on “The Nasty Purple Postgame Show” on AM1570 WNST.net to offer “Pats on the Ass” to players who have done something to deserve the honor.

We give pats to two defensive players, two offensive players and one “Wild Card”-either another offensive or defensive player, a Special Teams player or a coach. We offer a “Pat on Both Cheeks” to someone who stands out, our version of a “Player of the Game.” Ryan & I select five different players to receive pats.

Here are our “Pats on the Ass” following the Ravens’ 24-10 victory over the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium…

Glenn Clark’s Pats…

5. Ed Dickson

4. Dannell Ellerbe

3. Marshal Yanda

2. Pernell McPhee


(McPhee will be LB Brendon Ayanbadejo’s guest Monday night for “Monday Night Live” (7pm) at Hightopps Backstage Grille in Timonium)

1. Ray Rice

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Loss Disappointing, But Terps Showed Positive Signs Against Illinois

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Loss Disappointing, But Terps Showed Positive Signs Against Illinois

Posted on 29 November 2011 by Glenn Clark

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — There are a lot of times when a 5:11 assist to turnover ratio and 15/25 performance at the free throw line would be cause for panic at the University of Maryland.

The 2011-12 version of the Terrapins (3-3) however showed enough positive signs in their 71-62 loss to the University of Illinois Fighting Illini (7-0) Tuesday night at Comcast Center that even their coach wasn’t focusing on the troubles after the game.

“I thought we did a lot of great things tonight” head coach Mark Turgeon said after the Big Ten/ACC Challenge defeat. “Our improvement since Puerto Rico is tremendous.”

Turgeon was referring to his frustration with a team that lost two of three games in San Juan just more than a week earlier in the 5-hour Energy Puerto Rico Tip-Off tournament. Following the team’s finale at the event (a brutal 89-63 at the hands of Iona), Turgeon had expressed frustration about his team’s unwillingness to play disciplined basketball.

Turgeon still voiced concerns after his team saw a halftime advantage disappear at the hands of the Illini, but his comments were drastically different than the frustration shown after being blown out by the Gaels.

“To me, the players have to care more than they are now. I think there is immaturity and we need confidence and the willingness to be good. It’s hard to be good. It’s easy to not be good.” 

The Terps played 20 minutes of their best basketball in the first half, establishing a 35-31 advantage at the break. The Terps worked the ball inside to C James Padgett for six early points and showed an ability to move the ball in a half court offense unlike they have regularly shown in the early part of the season. “We executed better than we’ve executed all year” Turgeon said of the first half. For their effort, the Terps made 12 of 23 field goal attempts (52.2%) and earned 15 free throw attempts (they made only eight).

That execution seemed to disappear after the intermission, thanks in part to adjustments made by Illinois head coach Bruce Weber and a (more) veteran team. The Illini ultimately forced the Terps into bad shots (Maryland made just nine of 27 field goal attempts) and only ten free attempts. These problems allowed the Illini to outscore the Terps 40-27 after half en route to victory.

Although Turgeon dismissed the possibility of fatigue in the second half, some of the team’s struggles can fairly be attributed to the fact that they are still playing with just seven healthy scholarship players. Five Terps again played more than 25 minutes in the loss, three (Guards Nick Faust, Terrell Stoglin and Sean Mosley) played more than 30.

For as much as the lack of depth is a concern, the lack of experience the team has is equally troubling. With would-be PG Pe’Shon Howard sidelined with a broken foot, the Terps have turned to Faust (City College) to run the point. The freshman had no previous point guard experience before the season, and has struggled at times to adjust to defensive looks. Turgeon said Stoglin also ran the point at times in the second half when Faust showed signs of fatigue. Unfortunately for Maryland, Stoglin appeared just as fatigued in the second half and the bad shots appeared contagious.

Maryland wanted to work the ball in to Padgett early. ”I told the team we were going to throw the ball to James to start the game and we were going to go right after (Illinois’) big guy (Meyers Leonard)” Turgeon said. “I thought that was big.”

And as much as the early play from Padgett was positive, Turgeon also noted that more production was necessary.

“James made his first two free throws and made some plays, but then (he) didn’t keep doing it. You’ve got to do it for 40 minutes. I’m proud of James, but I expect a lot out of James. James can give us more. He’s got to defensive rebound. If you do it on one end, you’ve got to be able to do it on the other.”

There were other positive signs in the defeat, including some solid minutes in the first half for guard Mike Parker and good team defense for stretches.

But it wasn’t hard to see why Maryland couldn’t maintain their positive play for 40 minutes and come away with a victory.

This team still has much to improve on to be at all competitive in their first season under Turgeon, and a date with Notre Dame in the BB&T Classic Sunday at Verizon Center won’t provide much relief.

After that test, the schedule opens up a bit and the team will be only a few games away from the end of big man Alex Len’s suspension.

Those factors and more experience should help a lot.

This team isn’t going to be very good this season, but perhaps they won’t be quite as bad as some feared.

-G

Hear from Turgeon, Padgett and Stoglin following the game in the BuyAToyota.com Audio Vault here at WNST.net.  

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The Five Plays That Determined The Game-Ravens/49ers

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The Five Plays That Determined The Game-Ravens/49ers

Posted on 29 November 2011 by Glenn Clark

Following every Baltimore Ravens game this season, Ryan Chell and I will take to the airwaves Tuesdays on “The Reality Check” on AM1570 WNST.net with a segment known as “The Five Plays That Determined The Game.”

It’s a simple concept. We’ll select five plays from each game that determined the outcome. These five plays will best represent why the Ravens won or lost each game.

This will be our final analysis of the previous game before switching gears towards the next game on the schedule.

Here are the five plays that determined the Ravens’ 16-6 win over the San Francisco 49ers at M&T Bank Stadium…

(NOTE: Not all pictures are of actual play.)

Glenn Clark’s Plays…

5. Lardarius Webb intercepts Alex Smith in endzone (2nd quarter)

4. Dennis Pitta 11 yard catch from Joe Flacco on 3rd & 6 (3rd quarter)

3. Lee Evans 8 yard catch from Joe Flacco on 3rd & 7 (3rd quarter)

2. Terrell Suggs sacks Alex Smith, forces fumble out of bounds (4th quarter)

1. Dennis Pitta 8 yd TD catch from Joe Flacco (4th quarter)


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