Tag Archive | "Cam Cameron"

Tags: , , ,

Baltimore Ravens win in Pittsburgh, Towson screwed by FCS

Posted on 19 November 2012 by BaltimoreSportsNut

Ok, I was having a great Baltimore sports weekend, the Blast won Friday Night, Towson absolutely destroyed New Hampshire at New Hampshire without their best defensive player, and the Ravens were about to play at Pittsburgh in the best rivalry in the NFL…..then I got pissed off to say the least.

How in the world did the FCS selection committee keep the Towson Tigers out of the tournament? They absolutely beat the hell out of New Hampshire, the 7th ranked team in the country, in their own stadium. Not good enough! Towson also scored the most points against LSU, yes that LSU, at Death Valley than any other team has all year! Not good enough, oh Towson also lost to a Kent State team that is currently in the top 25 in the BCS rankings as well, and played them close. Not good enough! I feel bad for the Tigers and WNST’s own Damon Yaffe, you litterally got robbed and those players deserve better.

UMBC played an outstanding game at North Carolina and took them to penalty kicks to decide the game, have to admire that effort and am proud of the Retrievers. UNC is the defending National Champs, not too bad for a school with county in its name!

The University of Maryland announces they are attempting to leave the ACC and head to the Big 10. WHAT?? Good luck with that, I know more goes into that move than just Athletics, but we all know Athletics are your biggest money maker, and its going to be pure embarassment when they join the Big 10. Wooo they have their own TV network, joyous occassion to get beat on TV every week. Maryland was already struggling to bring in big time recruits, don’t see the Terrapins beating out Ohio State and Michigan for top recruits much easier than beating North Carolina and Duke, or even Virginia Tech for that matter…..disappointing.

Ahhh some emotion uplifting, the Ravens beat the Steelers in Pittsburgh, couldn’t be happier, sure the offense could play better and undoubtedly Cam Cameron could have called a better game, but we are 8-2 with a two game lead in the AFC North! Turn on WNST this morning and all I hear is how disappointed fans are with the win?? the win?? Wow, simply stunning. Baltimore is 8-2 right? Sure we have to get better, but what team in week 11 doesn’t say to themselves, “we need to get better before the playoffs”. Zero, listen to the New England Patriots, they are always stating how they have pleanty of things to work on.

Bring on San Diego, and let’s make it 9-2!

Comments Off on Baltimore Ravens win in Pittsburgh, Towson screwed by FCS

Tags: , , , , , ,

Despite age and injuries, Pittsburgh defense still going strong

Posted on 15 November 2012 by Luke Jones

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — They’ve heard the same criticisms offered in Baltimore about a vaunted Ravens defense that’s taken a plunge to 27th overall in 2012, but the Pittsburgh defense continues to strike fear into opponents.

Ranked first in the league in yards allowed and seventh in scoring defense, the Steelers currently have seven starters over the age of 30 on the defensive side of the football. Seven-time Pro Bowl safety Troy Polamalu has played in two games all season and doesn’t appear likely to suit up on Sunday night.

But the Ravens are fully aware of the challenge facing them as they try to win their third straight regular-season game at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is out, but the Baltimore offense knows he has nothing to do with a defense that continues to excel despite a few more gray hairs and nagging injuries.

“They are a physical bunch. They haven’t changed a lot on defense, even with their stars out [like] Polamalu,” running back Ray Rice said. “They are still coming after you. They are going to hit you hard.”

The Steelers’ 16 sacks are an underwhelming total — tied for 22nd in the league with the Ravens — but defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau still brings pressure that will give quarterbacks fits.

Because of the various blitz packages the Steelers tend to dial up, it will be interesting to see if the Ravens try to use their no-huddle offense to keep Pittsburgh in its base 3-4 defense as much as possible. Of course, Baltimore has struggled to score points on the road, averaging only 17.5 points per game.

Outside linebackers James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley have combined for only four sacks this season, but the Ravens aren’t taking the duo lightly as they’ve wreaked havoc on quarterback Joe Flacco in the past.

“They’ve done what they always do. They pressure you, first of all,” coach John Harbaugh said. “They’ve got very good pass rushers. They do a good job of trying to get their guys in one-on-one situations. Their pressure package is predicated on creating the matchups they want in the pass rush. And then they’ve got play-makers who catch and run and make plays.”

In recent seasons, Pittsburgh has been vulnerable in the secondary, but cornerbacks Ike Taylor and Keenan Lewis have played at a high level this season as the Steelers have held opponents to just 171.1 passing yards per game. Making the feat even more impressive has been the secondary’s ability to limit passers such as Eli Manning despite the long-term absence of Polamalu.

The Ravens will likely use a similar approach to the one used in Cleveland two weeks ago as they used more balance in committing to the running game. The Steelers rank sixth in the league against the run, but Kansas City was surprisingly successful with the ground game in Week 10, rushing for 142 yards on 35 carries.

“We have to take what they are going to give us, but I think running the ball is something that we have to do well against them,” Rice said. “I’ve always said it: You don’t pick up and say, ‘We are going to run the ball at the Pittsburgh Steelers.’ They take a lot of pride in that. We’ll be smart when we run it, but we will try to execute at a high level and get some great runs.”

Ultimately, the Ravens’ chances of winning will come down to the play of quarterback Joe Flacco, who has orchestrated last-second drives to win the last two regular-season meetings in Pittsburgh. The fifth-year quarterback is more than familiar with the surroundings at Heinz Field as a former Pittsburgh Panther — before transferring to Delaware — and now has six road games (two in the postseason) under his belt against the Steelers.

Flacco wouldn’t characterize Pittsburgh’s stadium as a home away from home, but past experiences — good and bad — and recent triumphs have shaped him to be a more confident quarterback at Heinz Field. Last season, Flacco was 28-for-47 for 300 yards and threw a game-winning touchdown to Torrey Smith with eight seconds remaining in a 23-20 final. A year earlier, the Baltimore signal-caller was 24-for-37 for 256 yards and tossed another last-minute 18-yard score to T.J. Houshmandzadeh with 32 seconds left in a 17-14 win.

“I don’t know if that adds to it, but I’m sure it probably does, somewhere inside of all of us,” Flacco said. “We’ve played there a good amount. We’ve really gone and played pretty well there, so we should be happy and confident when we take the field, and I think that we are. I’m sure that does add to a little bit to why we are confident there.”

Left guard remains in limbo


Comments (5)

Tags: , ,

If Flacco and Cam want to shut everyone’s mouth, Sunday night is their big chance…

Posted on 13 November 2012 by Drew Forrester

“But when it matters, we play very well, no matter where we are.”

That quote came from Joe Flacco last Sunday in the aftermath of the win over Oakland when media members launched into “Steelers week” by asking the Ravens quarterback about his team’s lack of crispness on the road this season.

Flacco was referring to the fact that over the years, four before this one, his Ravens team has won some pretty significant games away from M&T Bank Stadium.  They’ve also won some big home games, too.

“But when it matters, we play very well, no matter where we are…”

Well, Joe, this Sunday night in Pittsburgh MATTERS.  A lot.

Both Flacco and his offensive coordinator, Cam Cameron, are the weekly scapegoats anytime the Ravens either squeeze out a road win or lose on foreign turf.  Some weeks, honestly, that criticism is warranted.  Other weeks, it’s not.  But fans are fans…they grab hold of an issue and refuse to let it go.  Ray Rice only carried the ball 13 times last Sunday and Baltimore trounced Oakland.  I thought the Ravens couldn’t win – EVER – unless Rice touched it at least 25 times.  Right…

Let’s be fair, though.  And Joe and Cam both know this is true, even they don’t like to talk about it — and I don’t blame them for not wanting to.  The Ravens are a different offensive team away from Baltimore.  It’s been that way for a while now, give or take a an exception or two.  For some reason, they’re a keg of dynamite at home and a fizzled out firecracker on the road.  All of the offense gets blame for that – or should – but Flacco and Cam are the ones everybody picks on about the good at home/bad on the road formula.

Well, this Sunday night gives both of them a real chance to shut everyone’s piehole here in Baltimore.

“When it matters” is what Flacco said after the game on Sunday.

What he meant, of course, is this:  “Yeah, we’re not always hitting on all offensive cylinders every single Sunday, but if you’ve been paying attention, when the games are really important, we’re usually on point.”

And for the most part, he’s right.

Look, we all know every game matters when you only have 16 of them, but the game in Kansas City in October doesn’t matter nearly as much as the game in Pittsburgh in December.  The game in Philly in week #2 was important, but no one will confuse it for a game against the Steelers.

“When it matters, we play very well, no matter where we are…”

OK, Joe.  We believe you.

Now, show us one more time that it’s true.

And bring your offensive coordinator along and let him shove it up the backside of the Doubting Thomas’s in town.

One more thing…be ready to prove it again the following Sunday in San Diego.  And the following Sunday in Baltimore against the Steelers.

Oh, and the Giants and Broncos come to Baltimore in December.  Prove it then, too.

“When it matters…”

Sunday night in Pittsburgh matters.  Big time.

Let’s hope you’re right, Joe.

If you’re wrong, we’ll let you know about it.

Comments (6)

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Rice ready for increased workload in second half of season

Posted on 08 November 2012 by Luke Jones

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — After watching Buccaneers rookie running back Doug Martin run for 251 yards against the Raiders in Week 9, Ray Rice tried to downplay what it meant as the Ravens prepare to welcome Oakland to Baltimore on Sunday.

But it’s only human nature for a Pro Bowl running back to be licking his chops after seeing a defense show such vulnerability.

“Obviously, you look at it,” Rice said, “and you do start getting excited when you see it happening.”

Rice was quick to point out reasons why the Raiders front seven allowed Martin to run all over them in a 42-32 loss, pointing to several occasions when Oakland defenders missed tackles that transformed modest gains into lucrative runs. It’s never a one-size-fits-all comparison from week to week in the NFL, but the Ravens have examined how they can exploit Oakland’s 21st-ranked defense in a similar manner as they begin the second half of the regular-season schedule.

The 278 rushing yards allowed by the Raiders in Week 9 pushed their season average to 124.1 per game on the ground after they had only allowed 102.1 rushing yards per contest through their first seven games, which would have landed them in the 11th spot in the league this week. While Rice and the Ravens are likely to test Oakland’s run defense in trying to win their 15th straight home game, they won’t count solely on the ground game to do it.

“When you look at the tape, you understand why those things happened,” coach John Harbaugh said. “They can play a lot better against the run. They do play better against the run. There are four or five plays in there that just went big for them. You see all those other plays where they do a great job, and they’ve got a real physical front.”

Despite an uneven performance in Cleveland last week, the Ravens displayed a renewed commitment to Rice and the running game after criticism of going away from it on several occasions earlier this season. The Pro Bowl back rushed for 98 yards on 25 carries, which wasn’t exactly a sterling day statistically, but the heavy workload could signal offensive coordinator Cam Cameron’s renewed confidence in the back to grind out wins in the second half of the season, especially on the road where the Ravens’ passing game has faltered.

The consummate team player, Rice always says the right thing, but you don’t reach his level of success without wanting the ball in your hands as much as possible. And the numbers prove it’s not a bad strategy as the fifth-year back has run for 622 yards on 131 carries (4.7 yards per attempt), which is 90 more yards than he gained on two fewer carries through the first eight games last season.

“I’ve never been a guy to say, ‘Give me this. Give me that,'” Rice said. “To be able to stick with the run [in Cleveland] no matter what it was, and on first down knowing we were going to dial it, it felt good. It felt good to get my young guy in there, Bernard Pierce, to switch it up. That one-two punch was really working.”

Pierce’s reliability as a rookie will alleviate the pressure on Rice in the second half of the season when the feature back figures to carry a heavier workload anyway, and the rookie from Temple has rushed for 148 yards on 30 carries this season.

Even with the helping hand, Rice figures to become even more important over the season’s final eight games and Cameron has said repeatedly that the Ravens have been cognizant of the running back’s carries in order to keep him fresh later in the season. After carrying only 133 times in the first half of the 2011 season, Rice received 158 attempts in the final eight games and rushed for 832 yards on his way to leading the league in yards from scrimmage.

The Ravens will need a similar herculean effort from Rice as four of their eight second-half games come against top-10 run defenses, including two with the Pittsburgh Steelers. A productive running game will only make things easier for quarterback Joe Flacco, who has struggled on the road this season, as the Ravens attempt to advance to the postseason for the fifth straight season.

“Later in the year as it gets cold, you know you have to run the ball a little bit more and be effective,” Rice said. “But that’s something that we want to grow as. We are going to get better as a run group.”


Comments Off on Rice ready for increased workload in second half of season

Tags: , ,

Baltimore Ravens offense looks great for 16 minutes

Posted on 05 November 2012 by BaltimoreSportsNut

Ok, let me get this out first, the Baltimore Ravens are 6-2 and atop the AFC North and currently hold the second seed in the AFC, which at the beginning of the season all us Ravens fans would take that at the half way point everyday and twice on Sunday.

Now, the offense came of on fire and it looked fantastic in the first eight minutes of the game, Baltimore was running the ball effectively and they marched down the field scored two touchdowns on their first two drives, led 14-0 and I got relaxed in my chair and was enjoying the good life. Then the offense took an almost three quarter nap, with countless three and outs and netting zero offensive yards in the third quarter and lost the lead after five Browns field goals, 15-14.

Just when I was about to need a new remote control (from throwing it across the room) Joe Flacco and the offense quit hitting the snooze button on their alarm clock and woke up for the final eight minutes of the game. With two nice drives netting in a touchdown and a field goal to come through with a 25-15 victory on the road against a much improved Cleveland Browns team.

I am not going to be very critical as the Ravens offense did exactly what I wanted them to do, they ran the football, but I will criticize the fact that Cam Cameron did not make any adjustments on the runs, as Cleveland shifted to run blitzes and completely shutdown the rushing offense of the Ravens the rest of the game. Why not some runs on the outside just to make the defense honor it, but hey we ran the ball and we won…..coincidence? I think not.

6-2 Baby!!!

Comments Off on Baltimore Ravens offense looks great for 16 minutes

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Uneven game against Browns shows offensive problems deeper than Cameron

Posted on 05 November 2012 by Luke Jones

As crazy as it sounds after going two whole quarters without even picking up a first down in their uneven 25-15 win over Cleveland, the Ravens offense made progress on Sunday.

Their point total nearly matched their output over the previous 10 quarters they’d played on the road (28 points), and their performance over the game’s first 15 minutes might have been the most polished offensive quarter of the season — home or away. The Ravens began the game with 58 rushing yards on 11 carries, went 6-for-6 in the air for 70 yards, were 4-for-4 on third down, and possessed the ball for more than 12 minutes to build a 14-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.

A beautiful play-action pass to tight end Dennis Pitta was good for 27 yards and another first down with 8:38 remaining in the second quarter. It was all looking too easy against the Cleveland defense.

And then the Ravens offense disappeared until midway through the fourth quarter.


It’s at this point in the narrative when critics typically begin blasting offensive coordinator Cam Cameron for not feeding the ball to Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice, but that wasn’t the case on Sunday. After carrying 11 times for 58 yards in the first quarter, Rice continued to receive carries but couldn’t do much with them, gaining 40 yards on 14 additional rushing attempts the rest of the way.

Rice received his 25 carries and, yes, the Ravens won the game, but anyone who watched a horrendous 30 minutes of offensive play in the middle of Sunday’s win saw they couldn’t move the ball consistently through the air or on the ground, going seven straight drives without collecting a first down.

The criticism against Cameron not involving Rice enough had been fair leading into Sunday’s game, but to point to the play-calling alone for the offensive struggles against the Browns is too simplistic. As has been the case all along, the problems run deeper than just the maligned offensive coordinator, though that doesn’t free him from blame, either.

“I think all of us were probably frustrated a little bit there,” quarterback Joe Flacco said. “We weren’t able to move the ball, we weren’t converting on third down, and so, yeah, I think you have to deal with it. It’s how well can you deal with the frustration and go back out there and pick yourself up.

“I think we’re tough physically, but being tough mentally is just as important or more important. I think we’re good in both of those areas.”

Fortunately, the offense awoke just in time after a 14-point lead and showed the mental toughness Flacco described, but you have to wonder where that confidence went for two quarters. The Ravens talked over the bye week about the need to be on the same page offensively, but the offense wilted quickly after an encouraging start.

Is the confidence level too fragile after extensive offensive struggles on the road this season?

Did complacency set in after building a two-touchdown lead?

Was the offense simply wearing down after playing a more physical style early on?

The disconnect that’s existed in contrasting the offense’s excellent play at home against their poor work on the road came into full effect Sunday as the good and the bad appeared in tandem at Cleveland Browns Stadium.

”We started fast and we finished strong,” Harbaugh said. ”In the middle? It was a little bit iffy there. But we came together at the end to win the game.”

They were able to snap out of their offensive coma when Flacco threw a 21-yard strike over the middle to Anquan Boldin to give the Ravens a first down with less than nine minutes to play, the first time they had moved the chains since the Pitta completion in the second quarter.

It was the catalyst for the eventual 19-yard touchdown pass to Torrey Smith who caught a quick throw from Flacco and spun away from cornerback Joe Haden to give the Ravens the go-ahead score with 4:26 to play. The third-down pass was the first third-down conversion for the Ravens since beginning the game 4-for-4 as they finished a meager 5-for-14 on third downs against Cleveland.

Whether it becomes the turning point of the season for a Baltimore offense trying to find its way on the road remains to be seen, but it prevented what would have been a full meltdown after jumping out to a 14-0 lead against the 2-6 Browns.


Comments (4)

Tags: , , ,

Baltimore Ravens and Joe Flacco need to put up or shut up on the road

Posted on 02 November 2012 by BaltimoreSportsNut

Let me let you in on a little secret, the Ravens offense is absolutely abysmal on the road, I would use a more emphatic word there but I am trying to keep this PG-13. For the past three or four weeks all we have heard from Flacco and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron is that they are not going away from the no-huddle and they will make the adjustments….well where are they? Myself, along with all the Ravens fans out there better see something this weekend.

Here is one that needs to be made, give the ball to your best offensive player Ray Rice! Not saying you need to run the ball 100 times a game, but give him the ball 20-25 times and allow him to set up your play action. Flacco is great out of the play action, but it doesn’t work when you never actually hand the ball off. Also, run the football out of the shot gun, can’t figure out why Flacco keeps getting sacked on the road? Newsflash, if you never run the ball out of the shotgun, the defense will pin their ears back go after the quarterback whenever he is in the shotgun, even football video game defenses do that!

Having said all of that, I still believe Baltimore is playoff team that can go deep, but if we can’t perform on the road, we are not going to the Super Bowl. Let’s go Ravens!

Comments Off on Baltimore Ravens and Joe Flacco need to put up or shut up on the road

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Ravens offense aiming to be “on same page” on road

Posted on 01 November 2012 by Luke Jones

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — A common theme has been echoed by Ravens players and coaches alike in describing the offensive woes away from M&T Bank Stadium this season.

In pinpointing what needs to be done after mustering just 28 points in their last 10 quarters of play on the road, members of the organization have uttered “execution” over and over, but making it happen is the challenge. An offense that’s looked like one of the NFL’s elite in four home games this season — averaging just over 32 points per contest — has been out of sync and unproductive in three road games this season in which they’ve scored a total of 45 points.

Taking the bye week to assess what’s gone wrong and how to fix it, offensive coordinator Cam Cameron reminded everyone the tools are there to be successful away from M&T Bank Stadium. The productive numbers at home prove the personnel and scheme are more than capable of being successful, but overcoming the challenges of communication and simply remaining calm have plagued the Ravens far too often in road contests.

“The one thing that we’re not as good at on the road as we are at home is being on the same page,” Cameron said. “It might be any combination — it could be in the passing game, it could be in protection, it could be in the run game. So, we’re looking at everything from a communication standpoint, how we can make sure, on the road, that we’re on the same page.”

Questions have once again surfaced about quarterback Joe Flacco and the amount of freedom he has to operate at the line of scrimmage and make adjustments if necessary. Cameron repeated the fifth-year signal caller has all the freedom he needs to read opposing defenses and make changes on the fly.

With the increased use of the no-huddle attack this season, the proclamation shouldn’t come as a shock despite some critics suggesting otherwise.

“It’s common knowledge all the leeway that Joe has at the line of scrimmage now,” Cameron said. “Everybody knows the options that he has.”

If Flacco holds as much influence as his offensive coordinator suggests, perhaps a more important question that hasn’t been asked very often is the amount of responsibility the on-field leader of the offense holds in explaining why Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice has seemingly disappeared at certain points in road games this season.

Has the Baltimore quarterback checked out of plays designed to feed Rice the football when it may not have been the best choice to do so? Or, has the quarterback simply made the necessary adjustments against certain defensive looks? Does the audible menu itself needs to be adjusted to include Rice more often?

The answer is open for interpretation based on comments made by Cameron on Thursday.

“We are at our best when everyone is involved,” Cameron said. “Ray is a big part of what we’re doing. We have to make sure that within our audible system, the audibles don’t take the ball out of his hands, based on what the defense might be dictating.”

Whether it’s making a concerted effort to give Rice more carries early in games or to target him more often out of the backfield in the passing game, nearly everyone invested in the Ravens’ offense has suggested the two-time Pro Bowl running back needs to have a bigger workload.

Sunday’s meeting with the Cleveland Browns will provide the first post-bye test in determining what breakthroughs the Ravens have made offensively, albeit against an underwhelming opposing defense.

Pees searching for answers defensively


Comments Off on Ravens offense aiming to be “on same page” on road

Tags: , , , ,

Ravens Identity Crisis

Posted on 01 November 2012 by Thyrl Nelson

Before the Ravens can be who they want to be, they have to decide who they want to be. This team can’t know where they’re going until they decide who they are; and so far at least, who they are seems to be a team suffering from an identity crisis.

The Ravens have never in their history experienced a sustained level of success that matches what they’ve accomplished over the last four years. And despite all of the “sky is falling” prognostications they look like a team that’ll be tough to keep out of a 5th straight playoff appearance. That said, it appears a safe bet that this season will end like the other four that preceded it…short of the Super Bowl.


It is the burden of expectations; a problem that more than half of the league’s teams would kill to have, but that will be of little consolation to those who have been along for this 4+ year ride.


Regardless of their previous successes or failures, the Ravens have always had an identity. Often times it was a frustrating identity, that of a team that would play to the strength of their defense and running game and that of a team that was seemingly being passed by as the rest of the league and its philosophies evolved.


For the last several years the team has appeared to be one in transition. Behind their (first ever) franchise quarterback and the franchise’s most versatile running back, Ravens fans have been pining for the switch to be flipped. This has put the offensive coordinator in a tough spot. Fans love the wide-open offense when it’s working (there were no calls complaining about Ray Rice’s touch numbers after the Ravens took apart Cincinnati in week 1) but still default back to their old school philosophies (Rice needs 25 touches per game) when it’s not working.


Cam Cameron has been the easiest of targets because he’s been the guy charged with authoring that transition, and because until he does so successfully, no one has any reason to be loyal to him. Owner Steve Bisciotti didn’t help Cam’s plight when he declared him “under fire” after the 2010 season.


In Cam’s defense though, he hasn’t exactly been set up for success. Throughout the Cameron/Harbaugh/Flacco era, the offensive line has been makeshift at best, the wide receiver corps dynamic and short staffed. The team still lacks a “go up and get it” threat that they can have confidence in between the hash marks and has instead invested heavily in a Pro-Bowl caliber backfield that’d be best served grinding out yardage on the ground.


The guy in charge of supplying that talent, Ozzie Newsome, has delivered a Super Bowl. He has a documented track record of draft successes that is tough to question much less match. And he has for that reason earned a status that insures he’ll hold his job for as long as he wants. That said, it seems that Ozzie is still building the Ravens to be a team that wins on defense and through their running game, while everyone else (in the league) is going in a different direction.


Lately Newsome has compounded those problems by “being too cute” on draft day. The Wizard’s willingness (or need) to forego first round picks in favor of stacking late round picks seems sound based on his history, but lately that abundance of picks hasn’t borne much fruit.


What the Ravens have now is an aged and beleaguered defense and an offense not built to overcome them. They have a real need to work out a long term deal with a quarterback who’ll wind up hamstringing their spending ability otherwise if he has to wear the franchise tag. And they’re a team that looks nothing like the wide-open “modern offense” that many expected them to be by now.


Steve Bisciotti took a great deal of pride back in 2005 with changing the process of communication in the building. It seems that we’re back to a place where one hand isn’t talking to the other. And it seems that the one guy who’s not on board with opening up the offense is the one who’s making the personnel decisions. That quite simply can’t work.


Before these Ravens can figure out where they’re going, they’ll have to decide who they are…and father time remains undefeated.



Comments (1)

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

10 Sports Limericks

Posted on 25 October 2012 by Thyrl Nelson

This week the Ravens are stammering,

The Texans just gave them a hammering.

You knew they were done,

When they threw out the run.

And now fans want to fire Cam Cameron


The Tigers had visions of grandeur,

And threw out an ace in Verlander.

But for being the best,

Maybe had too much rest.

And in Game 1 got beat by a Panda


There once was a QB named Cam,

Who wanted to be Superman.

But when things don’t work out,

He always starts to pout.

So now people are calling him Sham.



The Bounty-Gate thing was malicious,

Inspiring hits that were vicious.

But the players suspended,

Had their punishments ended.

And now have beef with two commishes.



There once was a Jag named Maurice,

Who called the Bears quarterback weak.

He should laugh at himself,

Because he’s now on the shelf.

With a little foot that he just tweaked.

Comments (2)