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Tuesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer, Tuesday Top 7

Posted on 20 October 2009 by Glenn Clark

Intern Super Jack is out today (swine flu, I believe)-so I’ll handle the Tuesday Top 7 within Crabs and Beer. Like Bob Haynie always says, we “improvise and adapt” at WNST.

Here’s MY Tuesday Top 7 for the Ravens’ 33-31 loss to Minnesota…..

7-Lardarius Webb
6-Michael Oher
5-Mark Clayton
4-Ray Lewis
3-Derrick Mason
2-Joe Flacco
1-Ray Rice

And Drew’s Top 7….

7-Marshal Yanda
6-Michael Oher
5-Trevor Pryce
4-Derrick Mason
3-Ray Lewis
2-Ray Rice
1-Joe Flacco

Now our season totals, starting with mine…..

19t-Frank Walker (1 point)
19t-Kelly Gregg (1 point)
19t-Brendon Ayanbadejo (1 point)
19t-Lardarius Webb (1 point)
19t-Sam Koch (1 point)
17t-Matt Birk (2 points)
17t-Kelley Washington (2 points)
15t-Trevor Pryce (3 points)
15t-Domonique Foxworth (3 points)
13t-Chris Chester (4 points)
13t-Haloti Ngata (4 points)
10t-Terrell Suggs (6 points)
10t-Jared Gaither (6 points)
10t-Mark Clayton (6 points)
9-Ed Reed (7 points)
8-Todd Heap (9 points)
7-Ray Lewis (11 points)
6-Willis McGahee (12 points)
5-Derrick Mason (14 points)
4-Jarret Johnson (16 points)
3-Michael Oher (19 points)
2-Joe Flacco (21 points)
1-Ray Rice (22 points)

And Drew’s season totals……

18t-Marshal Yanda (1 point)
18t-Frank Walker (1 point)
18t-Sam Koch (1 point)
15t-Dawan Landry (2 points)
15t-Kelley Washington (2 points)
15t-Matt Birk (2 points)
10t-Chris Chester (4 points)
10t-Todd Heap (4 points)
10t-Domonique Foxworth (4 points)
10t-Mark Clayton (4 points)
10t-Jared Gaither (4 points)
8t-Michael Oher (6 points)
8t-Terrell Suggs (6 points)
6t-Willis McGahee (11 points)
6t-Jarret Johnson (11 points)
5-Derrick Mason (12 points)
4-Ed Reed (13 points)
3-Ray Lewis (20 points)
2-Ray Rice (27 points)
1-Joe Flacco (31 points)

Let’s see what everyone else has to say…..

Best of Monday’s WNST Blogs:

Drew Forrester says Ravens staffer told him trades ‘unlikely’ before today’s 4pm NFL trade deadline

Glenn Clark says Harbaugh thinks Ravens ‘need’ to play Lardarius Webb more at CB

Chris Bonetti says today final day to sign up for WNST’s trip to Lambeau Field

Rex Snider says Harbaugh doing best Belichick impression

Bob Haynie says bye week adjustments won’t involve firing Mattison OR cutting Hauschka

Keith Melchior says not even Stover automatic from 44 yards

Glenn Clark says Shogun Fights best event of week

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Harbaugh ‘not very optimistic’ Samari Rolle will return

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Harbaugh thought Oher ‘acquitted himself well’

The Official Site says Flacco told media his ankle ‘great’

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Harbs confirmed Webb ‘officially’ kick returner

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Harbaugh standing by Hauschka

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Greg Mattison’s defense no longer ‘strikes fear’ in opponents

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Harbaugh ‘expects’ Gaither to play against Broncos

The Sun’s Mike Preston thinks Ravens should consider using ‘fresh legs’ of Antwan Barnes, Paul Kruger, Jameel McClain in pass rush

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Harbaugh admitted Katula’s snap ‘not perfect’ on missed FG

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Harbaugh has history with T.O. from Philadelphia

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Jared Gaither was ‘close’ to being able to go Sunday against Vikings

The Sun’s Mike Preston thinks Ravens have bigger need at CB than WR

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Ravens corners ‘can’t cover OR tackle’

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ozzie Newsome wouldn’t rule out chances of making trade

The Sun cleans up after me

The AP’s Lucas L. Johnson II says Kazemi texted McNair looking for money before murder

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says NFL Network’s Deion Sanders says Ravens don’t have ‘playoff-caliber defense’

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Harbaugh spoke kindly about Terrell Owens, but doesn’t think anything ‘happening’ on that front

The AP says Harbaugh believes ‘big plays the problem’

The AP’s David Ginsburg says Ravens don’t want to ‘mess around’ with Rolle’s neck

The Tennessean’s Kate Howard says McNair had transferred money to Kazemi’s account-explaining why Armen Keteyian found $2,500 in her bank account

Sporting News’ Clifton Brown has Ravens 12th in power rankings

Sporting News’ Albert Breer says Ravens should go after Dwayne Bowe

NBC Sports’ Mike Florio says Harbaugh’s T.O. comments ‘flirted with tampering’

CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco thinks Ravens may be missing Stover

Pro Football Weekly wonders if Ravens interested in Ted Ginn Jr.

ESPN.com’s James Walker doesn’t see how Ravens would be interested in T.O.

ESPN.com’s James Walker not sure if Dwayne Bowe rumors have any ‘traction’

ESPN.com’s James Walker says all 3 of Ravens’ losses have come to first-place teams

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site previews Saturday’s trip to Duke

The Official Site offers complete Terps-Devils release (pdf)

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Chris Turner, Terps must find ‘new inspiration’ this season

Examiner Matthew Bouchard says Danny O’Brien looking like he’ll be starter in ‘10

The Diamondback’s Adi Joseph says Travis Ivey thinks Terps might have to score defensively due to offensive struggles

The Diamondback has Terps 12th in power rankings

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Terps will be underdogs rest of season

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Blue Devils favored for just 9th time in last 118 games against ACC opponents

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Rutgers, Boston College also after Connor Wujciak (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says prospect Ashton Pankey to visit College Park Friday (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says Jordan Williams ‘should have’ chance to seize starting center position for Terps (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS LACROSSE:

Inside Lacrosse says Terps to face Duke, Loyola to face Notre Dame, Hopkins to face Princeton at Face-Off Classic March 6 at M&T Bank Stadium

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site previews Saturday’s Homecoming contest with Wake Forest

The Official Site offers complete Midshipmen-Demon Deacons release (pdf)

The Official Site’s Bob Socci says LB Nechak not typical for kid from Malibu

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Niumatalolo going with Vince Murray as starting fullback

Go Mids honors Vince Murray, Tyler Simmons, Michael Walsh for win over SMU

Go Mids’ David Ausiello grades Mids defensively through first half of season (must subscribe)

TOWSON FOOTBALL:

Northeastern Official Site previews Saturday’s visit from Towson

Northeastern Official Site offers complete Tigers-Huskies release (pdf)

Carroll County Times’ Patrick Stoetzer says Mark Orlando honored by Tigers by entering school’s Hall of Fame

MORGAN FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says punter Nicholas Adams honored by MEAC

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Robert Emrich says Josh Bell ripping cover off ball in Arizona Fall League

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Brandon Snyder hitting over .400 in AFL play

Examiner Jay Trucker hopes Birds sign Branyan or Delgado to improve lineup

BALTIMORE MARINERS:

The Official Site says AIFA team signed former Terps, Redskins OL Scott Burley

HORSE RACING:

Thoroughbred Times’ Mike Curry says Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird worked out in preparation for Breeders’ Cup Classic

BALTIMORE COLTS:

The Sun’s Dan Rodricks remembers Ricig’s Robert Irsay dummy

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-For the record, my question of John Harbaugh at the end of yesterday’s press conference (regarding Greg Mattison) was NOT asked to be an ass-or to put the coach “on the spot.” It was asked because one of the biggest storylines of the last 10 days has been Greg Mattison-with half of the city of Baltimore calling for Mattison’s head. I NEVER want to bring attention to myself during a press conference, I am just there doing a job. I needed a statement on the record from the Head Coach regarding his embattled Defensive Coordinator; and when challenged-I needed to make sure the Head Coach knew I was not going to let him belittle a relevant question. Please stop with your conspiracy “you just hate John Harbaugh” crap. I am a Ravens fan. I care about one thing, and one thing only. I want the Ravens to win. Other than that, I have a job to do as the Ravens analyst here at WNST.net.

Talk to you later today from 1 Winning Drive.

-G

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Wednesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 14 October 2009 by Glenn Clark

Barry Levinson’s documentary “The Band That Wouldn’t Die” last night on ESPN was OUTSTANDING.

It was a beautiful story told about the city of Baltimore, and the role the Baltimore Colts Marching Band played in bridging the gap between the Colts’ departure and the Ravens’ arrival.

It was a really well put together documentary. In fact, it made me FURIOUS that ESPN did not have Levinson put together their ’58 Championship Game doc last December-which they butchered terribly.

I can’t recommend you watching this enough. Jim Irsay’s insight was especially interesting. I thought he did a good job of saying he loved his father, but understood what a terrible person he had become.

I really can’t say this enough. The documentary was powerful. It was moving. It was probably what I should have expected from someone has talented as Barry Levinson.

Let’s see what everyone else has to say…..

Best of Tuesday’s WNST Blogs:

Glenn Clark, Drew Forrester say Ed Reed best Raven in loss to Bengals

Glenn Clark says Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf to call Ravens-Vikings for CBS

Mark Suchy was excited for “The Band That Wouldn’t Die” last night

Tom Clayton says Ravens looked ‘average’ in Sunday’s loss

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Ravens stayed with ‘hot hand’ of Ray Rice in loss to Bengals, know McGahee will be needed to contribute more this season

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Ravens signed David Tyree, let Tony Curtis go

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Harbaugh thinks Gaither ‘a lot better now’ than he was before Cincinnati game

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Samari Rolle’s status unknown as he reaches stretch where he’s eligible to return

The Official Site says Tyree made 85 tackles during his 6 seasons with Giants

Vikings Official Site’s Josh Fiedler says Ravens looking for ‘bounce back’ result in Minnesota

The AP’s Jon Krawczynski’s says Vikings TE Shiancoe expects Ravens to be ‘pretty mad coming in’ to Metrodome

The Sun’s Ken Murray says Marshal Yanda hoping to return to native Iowa after playing career over

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Birk thinks O-Line still ‘work in progress’

The Sun’s Ken Murray says Matt Stover didn’t ‘want to hurt anybody’s feelings’ by working out with Colts

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Harbaugh believes Tyree will help Ravens ‘in whatever way he can’

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck expects Ravens to get things back together Sunday in Minneapolis

The Sun says Ravens must find different ways to use Derrick Mason

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Ravens must use Lardarius Webb more

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Samari Rolle showed up in Owings Mills wearing neck brace

The Sun’s Ken Murray says former Ravens WR Figurs signed with Bucs

The Sun’s Ken Murray says Matt Stover had chance to sign with Browns

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Ravens have 26th ranked passing defense in NFL

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Demetrius Williams’ active status could be affected with David Tyree in Baltimore

Washington Times’ David Elfin has Ravens 10th in power rankings

Minneapolis Star Tribune’s Chip Scoggins says Vikes bring 2nd most takeaways in NFL into game

St. Paul Pioneer Press’ Sean Jensen and Rick Alonzo say reaching 100 yards doesn’t matter to Peterson

Fox Sports’ Adrian Hasenmayer has Ravens 12th in power rankings

ESPN.com has Ravens 11th in power rankings

Yahoo! Sports’ Michael Silver has Ravens 11th in power rankings

NFL.com has Ravens 13th in power rankings

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Sun’s Sandra McKee says Friedgen knows Terps still alive in ACC race

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Terps need to go 4-2 the rest of the way to get bowl eligible

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Mikell Simpson could go for Hoos Saturday at Byrd Stadium

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Fridge ‘proud’ of Terps

Carroll County Times’ Matt Zenitz says Cavaliers have similar offense to Middle Tennessee, James Madison-who gave Terps fits

The Diamondback’s Greg Schimmel says Hartsfield hasn’t decided when to have surgery on broken hand yet

The Diamondback’s Adi Joseph says max protection schemes have hurt James Franklin’s offense

The Diamondback’s Michael Katz says despite growing up in Virginia, Torrey Smith never rooted for UVa

The Diamondback’s Eric Detweiler says Don Brown thought first half against Wake ‘a huge step back’

The Diamondback has Terps 12th in ACC power rankings

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Terps having to change philosophies due to injuries

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Chris Turner has become ‘threat’ on ground

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Wahoos continuing history of October success under Groh

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Ralph ‘optimistic’ regarding Bruce Campbell

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Hartsfield will miss two games no matter what

Richmond Times-Dispatch’s Michael Phillips says Cavaliers QB Jameel Sewell redeeming himself after missing ’08 campaign

Terrapin Times’ Mike Ashley says Terps, Hoos have good ‘rivalry’ because they genuinely don’t like each other (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Claire Knudsen profiles freshman LB Ryan Donohue (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Lorne Goree ready to get to College Park for spring ball (must subscribe)

Turtle Sports Report’s Matt Birchenough says Jeremiah Johnson remains committed to Terps

Turtle Sports Report’s Carlos Olazagasti updates season for future Maryland opponents

Turtle Sports Report’s Ross Leonhart checks in with commit Brice Laughlin (must subscribe)

Turtle Sports Report’s Bill Greene says Hollywood Hills DE prospect Clarence Murphy to visit College Park this weekend (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says ‘atmosphere’ brought Alyssa Thomas to College Park

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Niumatalolo thinks Teich ‘questionable’ again this week for SMU game

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Mids won’t have easy go against Mustangs

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says trip to Texas big for Midshipmen recruiting-wise

Go Mids updates season for Navy opponents

TOWSON FOOTBALL:

The Official Site previews Saturday’s Homecoming showdown with Delaware

Delaware Official Site offers complete Tigers-Blue Hens release (pdf)

TOWSON LACROSSE:

The Official Site says fall season wraps up Saturday with Lacrosse for Leukemia event in Bel Air

TOWSON BASKETBALL:

The Official Site offers radio broadcast details for ’09-’10 season

UMBC BASKETBALL:

The Sun says Justin Fry will be out until January due to knee surgery

COPPIN BASKETBALL:

The Official Site offers details for Friday night’s Midnight Madness event at Coppin Center

HOPKINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site previews contest with Ursinus

The Official Site offers complete JHU-Ursinus release (pdf)

HOPKINS LACROSSE:

Inside Lacrosse’s Geoff Shannon says ’11 prospect Wells Stanwick committed to Blue Jays

ORIOLES:

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Trembley to bring back entire staff besides Jauss

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck thinks Birds should bring back Chad Moeller to mentor Wieters

BALTIMORE MARINERS:

The Official Site says AIFA team has one more open tryout left

SWIMMING:

Swimnetwork.com’s Bob Schaller says Phelps’ relay team drawing fans to sport

The Sun says Phelps amongst ‘most likeable’ celebrities

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Dave Jauss is gone, huh? I think BJ Surhoff would be a good fit in that role. Think he’s interested?

-Anyone have an American flag I can borrow for tonight’s game?

-Should I bet Eron Riley that if Maryland beats Duke, he has to go to the Ravens’ Halloween bash at Dave & Buster’s dressed as Gary Williams? If Duke beats Maryland, I would have to go as Coach K. Thoughts?

Talk to you from Owings Mills.

-G

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Friday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 09 October 2009 by Glenn Clark

Here are your weekend picks:

Ravens 24, Bengals 16

Everything comes down to red zone defense. If the Ravens keep Ochocinco and Benson out of the end zone, they’ll win. If they don’t…..this one could be close.

Wake Forest 30, Maryland 27

I think Maryland is improving; but they have ALWAYS struggled with outside running. If Wake can get the ball outside early, the Terps will be in trouble.

Navy 34, Rice 17

Rice is not any good at all. Navy hasn’t been putting up points the way they have in the past; but they won’t have a problem against the Owls.

Towson 10, Rhode Island 9

It won’t be pretty. But I think Rob Ambrose’s spirit can will his team to another win Saturday.

Morgan State 23, North Carolina A&T 10

The Bears are playing good football. They won’t lose at Hughes Stadium.

Let’s see what everyone else has to say….

Best of Thursday’s WNST Blogs:

Glenn Clark says Le’Ron McClain ‘disappointed’ he hasn’t been on field in big short yardage situations

Rex Snider suggests ideas for 2010 promotions at Camden Yards

Bob Haynie wonders if Flacco or Palmer will have more passing yards Sunday

Thyrl Nelson thinks Flacco, McGahee, Mason Top 10 Fantasy plays vs. Cincy

Rex Snider still would take Terrell Owens with Ravens

Tom Clayton says Ravens need ‘big play’ from Ed Reed

Ed Frankovic says Caps ‘lethargic’ in 4-3 loss to Rangers

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Chris Carr, Lardarius Webb will continue to be involved in return game

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Jarret Johnson, Derrick Mason returned to practice; Jared Gaither, Demetrius Williams remained out

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Reed will be ‘tested’ by Carson Palmer

The Official Site says Rosburg believes Ayanbadejo will return to team to work as ‘assistant coach’

The Official Site says Terrell Suggs knows Ravens ‘can’t stop being aggressive’ even with penalties against New England

The Official Site says Bengals returned 250 tickets for Sunday’s game; available via Ticketmaster

Bengals Official Site says Cedric Benson would like to be 2nd Cincinnati RB to snap long Ravens streak of not allowing 100 yard rusher (Corey Dillon snapped a 50 game streak in ’01)

The Sun’s Ken Murray says high draft picks Keith Rivers, Maualuga, Leon Hall, Jonathan Joseph paying off for Bengals

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens need to run football, protect Flacco, get big returns

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens must avoid turnovers, stay strong defensively in red zone, and can’t allow Bengals to put together dramatic drive late

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Jeff Triplette’s crew will officiate Ravens-Bengals Sunday; crew led NFL in holding calls last season

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says defense trying to ‘mesh’ with Greg Mattison

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Lardarius Webb will be primary kick returner Sunday

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Jarret Johnson knows defense supports Mattison

The Sun’s Mike Preston wonders if Tavares Gooden better served playing safety

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Lardarius Webb can get ‘wild’

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Reed, Ngata, Gooden fully practiced

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Tavares Gooden, Jameel McClain, Dannell Ellerbe will all play Sunday

The Sun remembers Flacco winning NFL debut last season against Cincinnati in Baltimore

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Ravens ‘comfortable’ if Oher has to start at LT

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Chris Carr remains primary punt returner, nickel back

Cincinnati Enquirer’s John Erardi says Bengals DT Tank Johnson believes Ravens capable of running for 300 yards or throwing for 300 yards

Dayton Daily News’ Kyle Nagel says Ray Lewis believes there’s still something special about facing Marvin Lewis

NFL Network’s Brian Baldinger and Joe Theismann picked Ravens, Shannon Sharpe picked Bengals

NFL.com’s Gil Brandt looking forward to seeing Bengals’ Andrew Whitworth vs. Ravens’ Terrell Suggs

Sporting News’ Vinnie Iyer picks Ravens 27-13

CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco gives Ravens B+ for first 4 games of season

ESPN.com’s Mike Sando has Flacco 8th in MVP rankings

ESPN.com’s James Walker doubts Benson can reach 100 yards

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Kelley Washington has something to show against former team

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Davin Meggett, Demetrius Hartsfield will carry flags for Terps before Wake kickoff

Wake Forest Official Site says Terps trying to avenge choke job in last trip to Winston-Salem back in ‘07

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Bruce Campbell OUT for tomorrow’s game

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Fridge believes Morgan Green ‘hasn’t really progressed’

The Diamondback’s Adi Joseph says Terps have chance to contend in ACC Atlantic if they beat WFU

The Diamondback’s Eric Detweiler says O-Line has allowed ACC-high 18 sacks this season

The Diamondback’s Michael Katz says Friedgen knows Jim Grobe likes to ‘think outside the box’ offensively

The Diamondback’s Adi Joseph says Mike Barbour out tomorrow, David May to travel as backup kicker

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell picks Wake 26-23

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Pinegar, RJ Dill to start at OT positions

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says freshmen D-Linemen Isaiah Ross, A.J. Francis, Zach Kerr, Carl Russell give Terps ‘bright future’

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens picks Terps 21-20

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps lead all-time series with Wake 41-15-1

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Travis Baltz ‘questionable’ for next week against Virginia

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps likely to ‘lean heavy’ on Da’Rel Scott, Gary Douglas this week

Washington Examiner’s Kevin Dunleavy says Terps must slow down Wake combo of Riley Skinner, Marshall Williams

Winston-Salem Journal’s Dan Collins says CB Kenny Okoro to make first start for Deacs Saturday against Terps

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Grobe believes Chris Turner ‘owned’ Deacs last season

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Terps have won 6 of last 8 with Wake

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Terps have offered Connor Wujciak (Alex’s little brother)

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich picks Deacs 21-14

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says Nick Ferrara putting together impressive resume with Terps (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says backup center Danny Edwards will miss tomorrow’s game with concussion (must subscribe)

Turtle Sports Report’s Matt Owings breaks down Terrapins-Demon Deacons

Turtle Sports Report’s John Talty says Maryland interested in ’11 prospect Lamonte Clark (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says Germany native/Point Pleasant Beach (NJ) prospect Jarelle Reischel visiting campus (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says commit Whitney Bays had ‘comfort level’ in College Park (must subscribe)

NAVY FOOTBALL:

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Teich won’t rule himself out of Rice game in native Houston

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says Buddy Green ‘preaching preparation’ for Mids

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says Tuani leader on field even if he isn’t stats guy

Washington Times’ Mike Fratto says Pospisil ‘emotional leader’ for Navy

Washington Examiner’s Kevin Dunleavy says Mids showing ‘improvement’ defensively even without Nate Frazier

Go Mids breaks down “need to know” facts about Midshipmen, Owls

TOWSON FOOTBALL:

Examiner Matthew Schlissel says Tigers, Rhode Island each looking for first CAA win tomorrow

LOYOLA BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Greyhounds AD Joe Boylan will end 19 year run as Athletic Director next year with retirement

HOPKINS LACROSSE:

Washington Examiner’s Brian McNally says former Blue Jay Rabil amongst greatest athletes in DeMatha history

ORIOLES:

The Sun says Markakis finalist for Hutch award

Examiner Jay Trucker thinks Matusz, Guthrie, Tillman, Bergesen looks for Birds’ rotation in ‘10

ORIOLES MINOR LEAGUES:

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Josh Bell top 3B in organization

CRYSTAL PALACE USA:

The Official Site says Palace hosting Team USA’s U-17 squad next Saturday at Loyola

HORSE RACING:

Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman says Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird reunited with jockey Borel for Goodwood Stakes

Daily Racing Form’s Jay Hovdey says New Mexico has rallied behind Mine That Bird trainer Woolley

RUNNING:

The Sun’s Mike Klingaman says Ellicott City’s Timothy Kirby to race ‘shadow’ run in Iraq while marathon held tomorrow

FIGURE SKATING:

The Sun’s Candus Thomson says Meissner withdraws from competition for spot on 2010 Olympics team

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Might as well give Lardarius Webb a shot to return kicks. It won’t change the team, but it’s worth the look.

Talk to you from Owings Mills.

-G

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Thursday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 08 October 2009 by Glenn Clark

This e-mail I got from a listener this morning was worth passing along….

“Do you think that with Dez Bryant ineligible now there’s a chance he could slip in the Draft and be available for the Ravens?”

God, we can only hope.

Let’s see what everyone else has to say…..

Best of Wednesday’s WNST Blogs:

Glenn Clark says Flacco didn’t feel need to talk to Clayton after costly drop in Patriots game

Drew Forrester rooting for Yankees in hopes of keeping Orioles ‘honest’

Derek Arnold says Terrell Suggs ‘played like a Raven’ against Pats

Rex Snider says Ochocinco running his mouth on Twitter

Tom Federline thinks Baltimore fans should watch “The Band That Wouldn’t Die” movie about Baltimore Colts marching band

Corey Johns says UMBC soccer bounced back with 2-0 win over Stony Brook

Paul Hoke thinks Glenn Clark should be supportive of Capitals (If they were the “Maryland” Caps, trust me-I would be!)

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Ochocinco already prepared to pay NFL fine for “The Ricky Bobby” dance he’ll do Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Harbaugh remembered Tony Fein as ‘really good teammate, tremendous American’

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says despite neck brace, Jared Gaither won’t rule out return Sunday

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Oher could be forced to face Antwan Odom Sunday with Jared Gaither possibly out

The Official Site says Ochocinco ‘targeting’ Ed Reed, Dawan Landry, Fabian Washington, Domonique Foxworth

Bengals Official Site’s Geoff Hobson says for a change, Marvin Lewis’ team comes in strong defensively, John Harbaugh’s with powerful offense

The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says Matt Birk thinks O-Line can survive even if Gaither can’t go

The Sun’s Kevin Cowherd says 52 ‘laughed’ off comments made by Ochocinco

The Sun’s Ken Murray says Todd Heap, Chris Carr Ravens’ new player reps

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley and Justin Fenton say no foul play believed in Fein’s death

7 of 7 Sun analysts pick Ravens

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Ochocinco challenged Terrell Suggs to boxing match

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Gaither has history of playing hurt

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Fein’s death apparently a suicide according to attorney Warren A. Brown

Carroll County Times’ Patrick Stoetzer says Troy Smith bringing big crowds to Westminster

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Ray Lewis remembers Fein as “humble young man”

Cincinnati Enquirer’s Paul Daugherty says Bengals unknown commodity through 4 games this season

The AP’s Joe Kay says Carson Palmer continues to perform well in most important moments

8 of 8 USA Today analysts pick Ravens

4 of 6 CBS Sports analysts pick Ravens

Fox Sports’ Peter Schrager picks Ravens 28-22

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Sun’s Jeff Barker
says Friedgen plans to put Jack Heise’s initials on Maryland helmets

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Heise attended almost every game for over 50 years

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says D.J. Adams, Caleb Porzel not concerned about burning redshirts

The Diamondback’s Adi Joseph says sacking Kyle Parker helped Demetrius Hartsfield ‘make his name’

The Diamondback’s Adi Joseph says James Franklin wanted to use Gary Douglas even before Da’Rel Scott hurt

The Diamondback’s Adi Joseph says Jamari McCullough playing at about 90 percent

The Diamondback’s Eric Detweiler says Tom Brattan expecting to have Bruce Campbell Saturday in Winston-Salem

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Friedgen’s decision to go for it on 4th down from own 29 in Clemson game inspired Terps

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Don Brown believes defense has come a ‘long way’

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says both California, Middle Tennessee State struggling after beating Terps

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says WFU’s Grobe thought loss to Maryland last year ‘embarrassing’

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Don Brown went with simple base defense against Tigers

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Tony Logan just 5th Terp in Friedgen era to return punt 43+ yards

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Wake really good when Riley Skinner doesn’t get intercepted

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Ralph likely to give bulk of work to Meggett, Douglas

Winston-Salem Journal says Jim Grobe concerned with Terps WR Torrey Smith

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says Fridge expects Davin Meggett, Gary Douglas, D.J. Adams, Caleb Porzel to fill in admirably for Da’Rel Scott (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Claire Knudsen profiles freshman OL deSouza (must subscribe)

Inside MD Sports’ Seth Hoffman says things ‘coming together’ for Demetrius Hartsfield

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Official Site announces details for next Friday’s “Maryland Madness” event

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Gary Williams doing fine after disc surgery

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says Desmond Hubert visited College Park over weekend (must subscribe)

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Navy, SMU to play for Gansz Trophy, named after Frank Gansz

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says trip to Texas big for Navy recruiting

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says injuries to Chase Burge, Shane Bothel leave Mids ‘thin’ at nose guard

Go Mids’ Chris Rohe breaks down matchups between Mids, Owls (must subscribe)

NAVY BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says former Midshipman Hugh Kilmartin to be honored by New England Hoops Hall of Fame

TOWSON FOOTBALL:

Rhode Island Official Site previews Saturday’s showdown with Tigers

Rhode Island Official Site offers complete Rams-Tigers release (pdf)

MORGAN FOOTBALL:

The Official Site previews Saturday’s contest with North Carolina A&T at Hughes Stadium

The Official Site offers complete Bears-Aggies release (pdf)

HOPKINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site previews Saturday’s trip to Dickinson

The Official Site offers complete Blue Jays-Red Devils release (pdf)

UMBC BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Midnight Madness highlights Homecoming celebration next weekend

TOWSON LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Tigers assistant Nadelen promoted to associate head coach

BLAST:

The Official Site says Blast to open season Nov. 13 at First Mariner Arena

Examiner Richard Crabbe says Blast opener will feature concert by band Kutless

ORIOLES:

Examiner Jay Trucker says getting to Detroit couldn’t turn Aubrey Huff into winner

BALTIMORE MARINERS:

The Official Site says AIFA team signed former Penn State/Linganore standout Lucian

HORSE RACING:

Thoroughbred Times’ Jeff Lowe says Mine That Bird looking for first win since Kentucky Derby in Goodwood Stakes

RUNNING:

The Sun’s Candus Thomson says Brian Boyle running Baltimore Marathon after nearly dying in car crash

The Sun’s Anica Butler offers details on what’s new this year at Baltimore Running Festival

The Sun’s Anica Butler says Lee Corrigan expects 20,000 runners this year

The Sun’s Meredith Cohn says marathon trying to limit trash left on course

SOCCER:

Washington Times’ Tim Lemke says DC United almost certainly not moving to Baltimore

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-I talked to some important advisors within Sheila Dixon’s office yesterday; and I think the one important thing I took away from my conversations about the possibility of an MLS team here in Charm City is what it could mean for Baltimore’s potential inclusion in the 2018 U.S. World Cup bid. Having World Cup matches here in Baltimore could mean somewhere in the range of a BILLION dollars, and a soccer stadium/MLS team could go a long way towards proving Baltimore as a viable soccer market.

Talk to you from Owings Mills.

-G

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Tuesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 06 October 2009 by Glenn Clark

RAVENS REPORT CARD:

Quarterback: B

I actually was going to give Joe a “B+” for the game, but after talking to national scouts and some people with the Ravens; I was told I was being OVERLY fair. Joe really struggled in the first half, looking nervous early on. He targeted Derrick Mason too much early on, and then zeroed in on his first receivers too much the rest of the game, not finishing progression. But he played well, almost well enough to win.

Running Backs/Fullbacks: B

Just a shame they didn’t get the ball more. Ray Rice had some stumbling problems, and they didn’t get one yard when they needed it most.

Wide Receivers/Tight Ends: C+

This was tough, as Derrick Mason was great early, but didn’t get going much the rest of the way. Kelley Washington and Todd Heap weren’t targeted much, and we all know what happened with Mark Clayton. It wasn’t as if they played poorly, but there wasn’t enough there to give them a high grade.

Offensive Line: B+

What Michael Oher did in moving from one side to the other was REALLY impressive, but it wasn’t the best game of the season for this unit otherwise. Chris Chester had a tough time after playing the best football of his career for the first 3 games.

Defensive Line: B

Actually a very good effort from this unit, but they did allow the Patriots some 6-9 yard rushes early in the game that opened things up for Tom Brady. The pressure was better though.

Linebackers: A-

I thought this group played really well. They got pressure; Terrell Suggs and Jarret Johnson made big plays, and Ray Lewis was all over the field. Even Dannell Ellerbe contributed in his first game action.

Secondary: B-

The safeties are not usually the issue in this unit. But Domonique Foxworth played pretty well (other than when Randy Moss pushed him out of the way) and Frank Walker made another really nice play.

Special Teams: B

Chris Carr’s gaffe really set the tone for the game, and it was a bad tone. Lardarius Webb played well. They’ll miss Brendon Ayanbadejo.

Coaching: B-

The play-calling was CLEARLY suspect from Cam Cameron. It might not have lost the game, but it didn’t help.

Let’s see what everyone else has to say…..

Best of Monday’s WNST Blogs:

Glenn Clark says Harbaugh claimed Ravens ‘not disappointed’ in Chris Carr

Drew Forrester says with Orioles season over, MacPhail should face media

Glenn Clark says Derrick Mason best Raven in loss, Drew Forrester picks Jarret Johnson

Nestor Aparicio says Birk doing community work in Baltimore AND Minnesota

Tom Clayton says Cam Cameron seemed to have ‘no interest’ in establishing control of ground game

Glenn Clark says Friedgen, Niumatalolo got ‘lucky’ over weekend

Rex Snider lost respect for Tom Brady after Ravens’ loss

Derek Arnold says Derrick Mason showing up everywhere

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s John Eisenberg says Patriots’ limited mistakes reason Ravens left New England on losing end

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Ravens expected to bring back Prescott Burgess with Ayanbadejo’s season believed to be over

The Official Site says Harbaugh just wants officiating to be ‘fair and consistent’

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Harbaugh ‘hopeful’ to have Jared Gaither Sunday against Cincinnati

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Flacco thought Ravens ‘took what (Patriots) gave (them)’ as far as play-calling was concerned

Bengals Official Site’s Geoff Hobson says Marvin Lewis expects all players to be available Sunday besides Andre Smith

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Harbaugh noted Flacco was hit 5 times, Pats got just 1 roughing call

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley breaks down roughing penalties that have gone against Ravens

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Ravens ‘more balanced and physical’ than New England

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Harbaugh didn’t define returner between Chris Carr, Lardarius Webb moving forward

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Harbaugh continued to describe Gaither’s injury as ‘not serious’

The Sun’s Edward Lee says NFL Network to re-broadcast Ravens-Patriots tonight

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Ravens took to Twitter after loss in Foxborough

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Harbs doesn’t believe Ravens’ ‘reputation’ affects how games are called

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Ravens not blaming Mark Clayton for loss to Patriots

The AP says Birk knows Ravens can’t dwell on officiating

The AP says Harbaugh knows Ayanbadejo a costly loss for Ravens

Cincinnati Enquirer’s Joe Reedy says Bengals will come to Baltimore struggling offensively

USA Today’s Sean Leahy says Belichick had informed Pats that Ron Winter’s crew was quick to throw flags

SI’s Peter King dropped Ravens to 8th in power rankings

Sporting News’ Clifton Brown drops Ravens to 9th in power rankings

CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco gives Ravens ‘B-‘ for effort in loss

NBC Sports’ Mike Florio has Ravens 6th in power rankings

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site
previews Saturday’s trip to Winston-Salem to face Wake Forest

The Official Site offers complete Terps-Demon Deacons release (pdf)

The Official Site says Nick Ferrara, Demetrius Hartsfield honored by ACC

The Sun says Terps, Cavs will kick off at 4pm on 10/17 (GET ON THE BUS!!!!)

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says future Terp Tyler Smith bounced back with big weekend

Examiner Matthew Bouchard says win over Clemson may have ‘saved’ season for Maryland

The Diamondback’s Greg Schimmel says Bruce Campbell underwent MRI yesterday, results expected in Ralph Friedgen’s press conference today

The Diamondback’s Aaron Kraut says Terps can’t rely on ‘luck’ moving forward (must subscribe)

The Diamondback’s Eric Detweiler says Ferrara shared specialist honor with Virginia’s Robert Randolph (ROBERT RANDOLPH?!?!?)

The Diamondback has Terps 8th in ACC power rankings

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Terps two games up on Florida State, Clemson in loss column early on

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Adrian Moten lead players only meeting last week

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Chris Turner ‘settled down’ in Clemson victory

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Torrey Smith continues to shine for Terps

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Ryan Donohue got first action against Clemson

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Lamar Young, Andrew Gonnella played well Saturday against Clemson

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps, ‘Hoos will be on ESPNU

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Hartsfield first freshman Terp to be honored since DHB

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Davin Meggett had most touches for Terps in win

Washington Examiner’s Kevin Dunleavy says Terps trust Don Brown

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Fridge got ‘cocky’ after Maryland’s win

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Hartsfield locked up weekly honor with final sack, strip of Kyle Parker

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says players-only meeting helped Terps get ‘focus’ for game against Tigers (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Adrian Moten ‘proud’ of Demetrius Hartsfield (must subscribe)

Turtle Sports Report’s Pete Volk says Jeremiah Wilson’s commitment ‘unwavering’

Scout.com’s John Wallpher profiles ’11 DeMatha prospect Kouandjio (must subscribe)

Scout.com’s John Wallpher profiles ’10 Gwynn Park prospect Khalek Shepherd (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Sun’s Mike Klingaman says charges dropped against Maryland freshman Jordan Williams

The Diamondback’s Adi Joseph says Gary Williams ‘happy’ Jordan Williams issue is over

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Jordan Williams’ attorney Bill Stevens noted Jordan appeared to be trying to play role of peacemaker in incident

Washington Times’ Tim Lemke says film about Len Bias’ death will be part of ESPN Films’ “30 for 30” series

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Gary defended Jordan Williams as ‘outstanding person’, ‘great representative of (their) basketball team’

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Jordan Williams ‘expected to contend for playing time’ with Terps

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says ESPN named Terps 14th best team of 2000’s

The AP says prosecutor Stilson says all parties in Jordan Williams case wanted charges dropped

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says St. Anthony prospect Ashton Pankey to visit College Park Oct. 16 (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says future Terp Alicia DeVaughn got ‘motherly’ feeling from Brenda Frese (must subscribe)

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site previews Saturday’s trip to Houston to face Rice

The Official Site offers complete Midshipmen-Owls preview (pdf)

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Greg Jones, Ross Pospisil recognized by coaching staff from win over AFA

Go Mids says Joe Buckley, Wyatt Middleton, Jon Teague top players from Air Force game

Go Mids grades Mids’ win over Falcons (must subscribe)

TOWSON FOOTBALL:

The Official Site previews Tigers’ trip to Rhode Island Saturday to face CAA foe

MORGAN FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says George Howard, Kemar Scarlett honored by MEAC

HOPKINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Alex Lachman honored by Centennial Conference

SALISBURY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site
says Brandon Norwood, Brandon Hudson, Paul Cynewski all honored by ACFC

ORIOLES:

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Russell Branyan, Hank Blalock, Mark DeRosa, Prince Fielder could be offseason bat options for Birds to pursue

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Bergesen top Oriole in ‘09

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Brian Roberts Orioles’ MVP

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says John Lackey, Rich Harden, Randy Wolf, Jason Marquis, Tim Hudson, Erik Bedard, Ben Sheets could be offseason pitching options for O’s to pursue

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Uehara Birds’ ‘biggest disappointment’

BALTIMORE MARINERS:

The Official Site says AIFA team added Jason Blackman, Ron Meehan, Bryan Milburn to coaching staff

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-For the record, Brian Roberts would have been my Orioles MVP as well.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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Friday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 02 October 2009 by Glenn Clark

Ravens 21, Patriots 19

Before the season, I would have said the Ravens had NO CHANCE to win in Foxborough. But they have a chance. I think the Patriots will struggle in the red zone. If the Ravens can keep Randy Moss and Benjamin Watson in check; they get a BIG win.

Clemson 30, Maryland 20

This pains me. I hope I’m wrong. I’m probably glad I won’t be in College Park tomorrow.

Navy 35, Air Force 30

As Drew Forrester said, “take the over.”

New Hampshire 41, Towson 17

Love Rob Ambrose, but it could be a long day tomorrow at Unitas Stadium

Let’s see what everyone else has to say….

Best of Thursday’s WNST Blogs:

Drew Forrester says Ravens won’t put Brigance in Ring of Honor

Glenn Clark says trip to Gillette Stadium could be ‘big’ for Hauschka

Drew Forrester says Orioles should allow fans to come to OPACY for free this weekend

Bob Haynie says Orioles ‘getting hot at wrong time of season’

Tom Clayton picks Ravens to beat Patriots

Lawson Lambert says Maryland ‘not a good football team’

Ed Frankovic says Caps opened season with win in Boston

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Cam Cameron believes Pats giving teams more of a 4-3 defensive look

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Ravens 0-4 all time against New England

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Trevor Pryce returned to practice, Troy Smith remained out with illness

The Official Site’s Sarah Ellison says Flacco/Brady being billed as matchup of ‘elite’ quarterbacks

The Official Site says Ray Rice thought scoring first TD ‘unbelievable feeling’

The Official Site says Kruger’s punt rush abilities in practice have been ‘really encouraging’ to Rosburg

The Official Site says Ray Lewis partnered with Gameloft to announce iPhone application

Patriots Official Site’s Erik Scalavino says Kaczur returned to practice; Mayo, Wilfork remained out

The Sun’s Ken Murray says Harbaugh ‘admires’ Belichick, Patriots

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Hauschka must keep cool, Ravens must pressure Brady, and red-zone defense must continue to step up

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Pats can beat Ravens by getting ahead early, holding on to football, throwing jump balls to Randy Moss

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens can ‘take advantage’ of Pats’ injuries in Foxborough Sunday

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Fabian Washington, Domonique Foxworth have history in AFC West with Randy Moss

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Antwan Barnes getting nod over Paul Kruger as Suggs’ backup

The Sun’s Mike Preston thinks Ravens’ secondary will struggle with Patriots’ WR’s

The Sun’s Ken Murray says Kelley Washington grateful for chance he had with New England

The Sun’s Ken Murray says Demetrius Williams, Lardarius Webb have made big plays on Sam Koch punts

5 of 7 Sun analysts pick Patriots to beat Ravens

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says ‘chess match’ between Brady, Reed worth watching

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Patriots’ Adalius Thomas bucking trend of defensive players struggling after leaving Baltimore

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Heap believes Flacco ‘special’

Boston Globe’s Michael Vega says Terdell Sands expected to ‘bolster’ Pats’ D-Line with Wilfork banged up

Boston Herald’s Karen Guregian says Randy Moss revealed he was dealing with intense back pain against Falcons last week

Providence Journal’s Shalise Manza Young says Tom Brady expects Ravens to be different defensively than Rex Ryan’s Jets

Worcester Telegram’s Jennifer Toland says Flacco third straight solid young QB (Mark Sanchez, Matt Ryan) Patriots have faced

ESPNBoston.com’s Mike Reiss says CBS’ Esiason likes Patriots Sunday

NFL.com’s Gil Brandt says Cam Cameron has done ‘nice job developing’ Flacco

Fox Sports’ Adam Schein says despite future Hall of Fame players on field, Flacco will be best player Sunday

ESPN.com’s John Clayton says Ravens, Patriots each throwing ball more

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Reed, Brady ‘cerebral’

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ravens can legitimately discuss Super Bowl

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Chris Waters stellar as Birds snapped 13 game funk with win over Rays

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of win

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Jason Berken takes Camden Yards mound tonight against David Purcey, Blue Jays

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Luke Scott missed Thursday’s game with sore left foot

Rays Official Site’s Bill Chastain says Garza’s quality effort not enough as Rays fell to O’s

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Dave Trembley particularly celebratory after Birds broke losing streak

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Jays come to OPACY playing hot baseball

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says he’s not protecting Peter Angelos

The AP says Waters beat Rays in front of family from nearby Lakeland, FL

SI’s Ted Keith has Birds 28th in power rankings

ORIOLES MINOR LEAGUES:

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Justin Turner best 2B prospect in organization

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Friedgen thought Chris Turner particularly good in practice this week gearing up for Clemson

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Adrian Cannon trying to ‘zone’

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Da’Rel Scott walking around campus with football this week

Carroll County Times’ Matt Zenitz says Torrey Smith believes Terps could easily be 3-1 right now

The Diamondback’s Adi Joseph says students even avoiding Byrd Stadium during struggles

The Diamondback’s Adi Joseph says Lamar Young, Andrew Gonnella will start at Guard for Terps

The Diamondback’s Eric Detweiler says Terps will be hard pressed to turn things around in ACC play

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Terps inspired by Johnny Holliday’s grandson Jack Rolle-who is battling cancer

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Bruce Campbell ‘blanked out’ when he drew personal foul against Rutgers

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Swinney expects Ralph to have Terps ‘ready to play’

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps missed in O-Line recruiting with Evan Eastburn, Zach Marshall, Joe Faiella, Bearthur Johnson

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens picks Clemson 23-7

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Ferrara will kick, punt, handle kickoffs

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says visiting team has won last four Clemson-Maryland matchups

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Fulper will backup Gonnella

Charleston Post and Courier’s Travis Sawchik says baseball helped Tigers QB Kyle Parker improve

Columbia State’s Paul Strelow says Swinney will rely on CJ Spiller, Jacoby Ford offensively

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Terps have no idea what backup QB Jamarr Robinson would bring to field

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says Terps don’t want to play themselves out of Clemson game with turnovers, penalties (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Lempa plans to start McCullough Saturday (must subscribe)

Inside MD Sports’ Seth Hoffman says McCullough’s return Saturday ‘pivotal’ for Terps

Turtle Sports Report’s Ross Leonhart says Fridge worked with Da’Rel Scott on fumbles this week

Turtle Sports Report’s Ethan Rothstein chats with Maryland prospect Josh Furman (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says future Terp Stoglin ‘loves’ Comcast Center

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says Terps interested in 6’11 Ontario (Canada) prospect Nastic, a native of Serbia (must subscribe)

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site’s Bob Socci says contest with Air Force about Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy, not ‘mind games’

The Official Site says Pospisil semifinalist for National Football Foundation’s Bill Campbell Award-to be given to nation’s top scholar athlete

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Dobbs, Air Force QB Tim Jefferson each have Atlanta background

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Niumatalolo, Troy Calhoun battling for recruits

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says Dobbs (Douglas County), Jefferson (Woodward Academy) went to rival high schools in Georgia

Washington Examiner’s Kevin Dunleavy says Air Force more ‘pivotal’ than Army for Midshipmen with C-i-C Trophy on the line

Denver Post’s John Henderson says Ricky Dobbs wants to beat Falcons, become President

Go Mids’ Adam Nettina breaks down Navy-AFA tomorrow (must subscribe)

TOWSON FOOTBALL:

Examiner Matthew Schlissel says New Hampshire 5-0 all-time against Tigers

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Carroll County natives Brady Smith, Dan Bridges making impact for Tigers

HOPKINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site previews Saturday’s trip to Muhlenberg

The Official Site offers complete Jays-Mules release (pdf)

UMES BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Hawks took lanes with highly regarded women’s bowling team

GOLF:

The AP says Lonnie Nielsen shot 65 to lead Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship through one round at Baltimore Country Club

The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says Tom Watson one stroke back on Five Farms course

Washington Examiner’s Kevin Dunleavy says Jay Haas also one stroke back of Nielsen

HORSE RACING:

Daily Racing Form’s David Grening says Belmont winner Summer Bird returns to track Saturday for Jockey Club Gold Cup

Thoroughbred Times’ Jeff Lowe says Summer Bird will face older horses in Gold Cup at Belmont Park

The Sun says Luis Garcia could reach 1,000 career wins today at Laurel

BLAST:

Examiner Richard Crabbe says future of Blast, NISL in question

BALTIMORE MARINERS:

The Official Site says AIFA team re-signed former Hereford star Goloboski

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-The Orioles WILL lose 100 games this season. No chance they win 2 this weekend.

Talk to you this weekend.

-G

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Thursday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 01 October 2009 by Glenn Clark

I get an incomplete again today. My apologies. Have to get out to 1 Winning Drive to find out if Troy Smith and Trevor Pryce are felling better.

Let’s see what everyone has to say….

Best of Wednesday’s WNST Blogs:

Glenn Clark says Ravens had to dismiss outsider trying to watch practice yesterday at 1 Winning Drive

Drew Forrester says Orioles NEED to win before end of season

Luke Jones says Melvin Mora should leave Baltimore with pride

Drew Forrester says Joe Angel took stab at Red Sox

Tom Clayton chose Golden Girls over Orioles (I would too)

Derek Arnold says Ravens have won their last 10 games against teams not named “Steelers”

Rex Snider says Ravens haven’t been world beaters against NFL’s best in recent years

Thyrl Nelson says Flacco, McGahee pretty good fantasy plays Sunday

Ed Frankovic picks Capitals 2nd in Eastern Conference

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says David Hernandez struggled as Rays beat Birds again

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of 13th straight loss

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Chris Waters takes hill tonight at Tropicana Field against Matt Garza, Tampa Bay

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Bob McCrory to undergo surgery for torn labrum Friday

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says MacPhail, executives visited new Spring Training home in Sarasota

Rays Official Site’s Alden Gonzalez says James Shields strong as Rays topped O’s

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Wigginton crushed 2 run bomb in loss

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Bergesen can’t run 2 months after injury

The AP says Luke Scott left game with strained muscle in left foot

St. Petersburg Times’ Marc Topkin says Zobrist drilled 3 run homer in victory

Tampa Tribune’s Marc Lancaster says Carl Crawford also homered in win for Rays

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Ray Lewis, Tavares Gooden, Jarret Johnson, Todd Heap, Justin Bannan, Kelley Washington all ‘limited’ in practice

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Harbaugh, Ravens want to be like Belichick, Patriots

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Paul Kruger willing to do anything to get on field

The Official Site says Harbaugh expects ‘chess match’ between Tom Brady, Ed Reed

The Official Site says Adalius Thomas not thinking about Baltimore anymore

The Official Site’s Mallory Steinberg says Heap, Flacco, Birk, Ayanbadejo, Frank Walker, Jameel McClain amongst Ravens involved in community this week

Patriots Official Site’s Erik Scalavino says practice squad TE Robbie Agnone thinks Flacco “same old dude” he was when two were teammates at Delaware, Pitt

Patriots Official Site says Prescott Burgess came back to practice squad

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Jarret Johnson views A.D. as ‘playmaker’

The Sun’s Ken Murray says Kruger continues to work on Special Teams, offered to play Tight End

The Sun’s Ken Murray says Derrick Mason can’t even think about ’07 loss to Patriots at M&T Bank Stadium

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Domonique Foxworth knows Randy Moss ‘great player’

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Trevor Pryce, Troy Smith didn’t practice due to injury

Boston Globe’s Michael Whitmer says Tom Brady thinks Ed Reed, Ray Lewis, Ravens defense ‘instinctive’

Boston Herald’s Ian Rapoport says Terrell Suggs thinks Tom Brady ‘one hell of a quarterback’

Providence Journal’s Shalise Manza Young says credit for Ravens’ offensive success belongs to Flacco, Cam Cameron

Worcester Telegram’s Rich Garven says Pats struggling in red zone

ESPNBoston.com’s Mike Reiss says Wilfork, Kaczur, Mayo did not practice; Moss, Welker, D. Butler, M. Slater, Springs, Wilhite, M. Wright all limited for New England Wednesday

SI’s Don Banks keeps Ravens 1st in power rankings

4 of 8 USA Today analysts pick Ravens to beat Patriots

NFL.com has Ravens 2nd in power rankings

Fox Sports’ Peter Schrager picks Ravens 27-26

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Diamondback’s Aaron Kraut says Play by Play Voice Johnny Holliday to enter Athletics Hall of Fame tonight

The Diamondback’s Eric Detweiler says CJ Spiller comes into Maryland game struggling

The Diamondback’s Adi Joseph says James Franklin thinks Chris Turner needs to improve when pass protection breaks down

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Nick Ferrara will handle punting responsibilities for Terps

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Ralph thinks Da’Rel Scott ‘hurting’ over fumbles

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Ralph believes QB’s need to be ‘tough suckers’

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says only Miami (Ohio) has turned ball over more than Terps

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Fridge ‘not overjoyed’

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Nolan Carroll wants to be near Byrd Stadium field to watch games

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Ralph Friedgen told ACC teleconference he held team meeting Tuesday

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Pinegar will apparently be available Saturday

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Clemson beat writer Larry Williams thinks Swinney’s personality helping him through struggles

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says career over for OT Tyler Bowen

Charleston Post and Courier’s Travis Sawchik says Swinney wants Tigers to ‘stay the course’

Columbia State’s Paul Strelow says DC Kevin Steele knows Tigers’ red zone defense must improve

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich picks Clemson 31-14

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Terps must avoid ‘turnovers and penalties’

Terrapin Times’ Mike Ashley says Terps get shot for “2nd season” as ACC play opens up Sunday (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says Maurice Hampton ‘blossoming’ on O-Line for Terps (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says Tyler Bowen to be student-coach now (must subscribe)

Turtle Sports Report’s Matt Birchenough says practice ‘light’ Wednesday as Terps gear up for Tigers

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens offers changes to hoops schedule, including UNC Greensboro game on Comcast SportsNet

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says Terps added French forward Tchatchouang

NAVY FOOTBALL:

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says center Curtis Bass will have his hands full with AFA’s Ben Garland

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says lacrosse team to give away “rally towels” at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Saturday

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says Bobby Doyle does a lot with a few carries

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says Joe Buckley will handle kicking against Falcons

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says Gee Gee Greene will continue to return kicks for Midshipmen

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says Blake Carter regularly has big games against Air Force

Colorado Springs Gazette’s David Ramsey says Falcons have lost 6 straight in Commander-in-Chief Trophy series because Midshipmen have beat them in ‘clutch’

Go Mids picks Navy 28-27 over Air Force

MORGAN FOOTBALL:

The Official Site previews Bears’ MEAC opener Saturday at Bethune-Cookman

The Official Site offers complete Bears-Wildcats preview (pdf)

TOWSON LACROSSE:

The Official Site says home games against Navy, Virginia highlight Tigers’ 2010 schedule

The Official Site offers complete 2010 schedule (pdf)

UMBC LACROSSE:

The Official Site announces Don Zimmerman’s incoming class of 19

GOLF:

The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says Fred Funk wants to win Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship in front of home fans

The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says Nick Price, Loren Roberts, Larry Mize, Bernhard Langer, Mark O’Meara all have good shots this week

The Sun offers Tournament details for this week at Baltimore Country Club

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Should Dave Trembley come back? No, he’s not any good. Will he definitely get fired? I won’t say definitely, but my gut is that he does.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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Tuesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 29 September 2009 by Glenn Clark

From everything I’ve gathered, the Jordan Williams situation is not a big deal for the Terps. Certainly it is embarrassing, but it doesn’t appear to be anything that will affect Jordan Williams moving forward on the court. In fact, the charges can possibly be dismissed if Jordan agrees to participate in an anger management program.

I do not know the details of the arrest (nor does anyone else), but from what I could gather in speaking to people yesterday who know about law enforcement, these are usually the types of charges that come from minor incidents where a fight was involved. It shouldn’t reflect on Jordan Williams being some sort of violent character.

With all of that being said, it is NOT okay for a Division 1 athlete to put himself in those types of situations. Jordan Williams is an important part of what is expected to be a renaissance for Gary Williams’ program. I wouldn’t be surprised if Jordan was suspended for the exhibition game this season (similar to how Greivis Vasquez was last season), but I would find any further punishment unlikely.

Let’s see what everyone else has to say….

Best of Monday’s WNST Blogs:

Drew Forrester believes Ravens will win in Foxborough Sunday

Glenn Clark says Trevor Pryce knows Ravens most pressure Tom Brady even if they can’t sack him

Drew Forrester says McGahee has been Ravens’ ‘best’ player thus far in ’09

Glenn Clark says Oher was best Raven on field Sunday, Drew Forrester says Flacco

Nestor Aparicio says 100 losses would be particularly embarrassing for Orioles

Drew Forrester hearing rumblings about Tom Kelly around Baltimore

Glenn Clark hopes to visit Samuel Adams Brewery while in Boston with Ravens this weekend

Bob Haynie wonders if Ravens fans still root for Kyle Boller

Ed Frankovic breaks down likely opening night roster for Capitals

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Alden Gonzalez says bullpen couldn’t back up Hendrickson as Birds fell in Tampa Bay

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of 11th straight loss

The Official Site’s Alden Gonzalez says Jeremy Guthrie to face Wade Davis, Rays tonight

The Official Site’s Alden Gonzalez says Brian Roberts now one of just 5 players in MLB history to register 25 stolen bases, 50 doubles, 70 walks, 100 runs scored in 3 straight seasons

The Official Site’s Alden Gonzalez says Orioles shut down Chris Tillman for season

Rays Official Site’s Bill Chastain says 10,352 at Tropicana Field to see Rays rally past O’s

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says MacPhail met with Peter Angelos last week to discuss Trembley’s future

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says after 11th straight loss, Markakis said ‘there’s only so much we can do’

The Sun’s Candus Thomson remembers “Why Not?” Birds 20 years later

The Sun’s Candus Thomson talks about memories of ’89 Orioles with Dave Johnson

The Sun’s Candus Thomson talks about memories of ’89 Orioles with Bill Ripken

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Jim Johnson, Chris Ray will ‘probably’ compete for closer job in ‘10

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Birds would be better off beating out Pirates for Number 2 pick in Draft

Examiner Jay Trucker says Albers, Danys Baez, Chris Ray all struggled out of pen for Birds

The AP says Dave Trembley not feeling sorry for (him)self despite Orioles’ 11 game losing streak

St. Petersburg Times’ Joe Smith says Zobrist homered for Rays in win

Tampa Tribune’s Tony Fabrizio says Willy Aybar connected for 3 run HR in Rays’ win

Sporting News’ Ryan Fagan has Birds 28th in power rankings

Fox Sports’ Aram Tolegian has Birds 29th in power rankings

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Harbaugh credited coached John Matsko and Andy Moeller for O-Line success

The Official Site says Harbaugh reports team dealing with ‘new concussions’, does not identify which players

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says John Eisenberg joined BaltimoreRavens.com as columnist

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Ray Lewis was back out at 1 Winning Drive Monday for meetings after suffering stinger Sunday vs. Browns

New England Patriots Official Site says team waived Prescott Burgess, added DL Terdell Sands

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Cam Cameron has offense ‘firing on all cylinders’

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Patriots, Bengals, Vikings will all ‘test’ Ravens

The Sun’s Edward Lee says defensive backs happy coaching staff didn’t adjust strategy for Cleveland game after struggles against Chargers

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Harbaugh ‘complimentary’ towards Belichick in Monday press conference

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Derrick Mason credited Steve McNair after reaching 800 catch milestone

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Flacco on pace for 4,474 yards passing; 32 TD’s and 10 picks

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Kruger’s agent denied report rookie DE/LB doesn’t want to play Special Teams

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says only Ravens QB’s to throw as much as Flacco were Grbac, Testaverde-who made more mistakes than Joe Cool

Boston Globe’s Christopher L. Gasper says Fred Taylor happy to lead RB by committee group for New England

Boston Herald’s Ian Rapoport says Wilfork diagnosed with ankle sprain, status for Sunday unknown

Worcester Telegram’s Rich Garven says Patriots amongst NFL leaders defensively

Providence Journal’s Shalise Manza Young says Jerod Mayo was off crutches in Pats locker room Monday

ESPNBoston.com’s Mike Reiss says Patriots don’t have to give up Draft pick to Ravens for Burgess because Burgess didn’t play Sunday against Falcons

Sporting News’ Clifton Brown has Ravens 4th in power rankings

NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi imagines Ravens will be in AFC Championship Game in January

CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco gave Ravens B+ for performance in win Sunday

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ravens will learn about Patriots from Jets, Rex Ryan

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Domonique Foxworth, secondary bounced back well after struggles in San Diego

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site previews Saturday’s ACC opener against Clemson

The Official Site offers complete Terps-Tigers release (pdf)

Clemson Official Site previews Saturday’s trip to Byrd Stadium

Clemson Official Site offers complete Tigers-Terps release (pdf)

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says future Terp Titus Till returned to field over weekend

The Diamondback’s Greg Schimmel says Friedgen ‘dismayed’ by mistakes Terps making

The Diamondback’s Eric Detweiler says Terps must fix -10 turnover margin

The Diamondback’s Adi Joseph says Adrian Moten, Wujciak playing tough despite struggles

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Fridge thinks Chris Turner a bit ‘skittish’

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Terps, Deacs to kick off at 6:30 on October 10

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says money owed to Ralph, James Franklin makes situation tricky for Debbie Yow

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Maryland on ESPN360 again against Wake Forest

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Wujciak moved into EJ Henderson, Erin Henderson area of individual game tackling performances in Friedgen era

Charleston Post and Courier’s Travis Sawchik says Xavier Dye, Dwayne Allen also unhappy about roles with Tigers

Columbia State’s Paul Strelow says Clemson QB Willy Korn ‘wants to play’

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Virginia has more reason for ‘hope’ than Maryland

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Boys Latin CB prospect Michael Turner visited College Park (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says WR Kerry Boykins getting attention for blocking (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Wujciak had big day for Terps in loss to Rutgers (must subscribe)

Turtle Sports Report’s Carlos Olazagasti updates season for Maryland opponents

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

Register Citizen’s Ronald DeRosa says Jordan Williams turned himself in on charges of breach of peace, third degree assault

The Sun’s Mike Klingaman says Jordan Williams was arrested with four other defendants for an incident near a mall

The Diamondback’s Aaron Kraut says details of Jordan Williams arrest not available due to sealed warrant

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Jordan Williams turned himself into Torrington (CT) police Saturday

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Jordan Williams due back in court Monday for arraignment

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says charges against Jordan Williams stemmed from incident last month

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Gary Williams released statement saying Terps will ‘let judicial system run its course’ in Jordan Williams case

MORGAN FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says George Howard honored again by MEAC

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site previews Saturday’s contest with Air Force

The Official Site offers complete Midshipmen/Falcons release (pdf)

Air Force Official Site previews Saturday’s trip to Annapolis

Air Force Official Site offers complete Falcons/Mids release (pdf)

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Niumatalolo understands Commander-in-Chief Trophy makes game with AFA more important

Washington Post’s Camille Powell looks back on close games during Navy’s 6 game win streak over Air Force

Colorado Springs Gazette’s Jack Schaller says game against Midshipmen may be ‘most important’ game in Troy Calhoun’s tenure in Colorado Springs

Go Mids breaks down performances of Mids in win over Western Kentucky (must subscribe)

TOWSON FOOTBALL:

Examiner Matthew Schlissel says Rob Ambrose believes Tigers ‘getting a little better each and every week’

SALISBURY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Sean Kelly, Brandon Hudson honored by ACFC

HORSE RACING:

Daily Racing Form’s Steve Anderson says Borel to ride Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird in Goodwood Stakes

GOLF:

The Sun’s Don Markus says Tom Watson will be ‘star’ of Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship in Timonium this week

BALTIMORE MARINERS:

The Official Site says AIFA team brought back Brian Bradford

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-I hear Drew talking about how the Orioles should be a 70+ win next season, and I can only think to myself “with what players?” Having Chris Tillman and Brian Matusz take a step forward would only solve PART of this organization’s problem.

-Tom Kelly? I guess. Certainly he’s a guy who knows a thing or two about winning, but I think if the Orioles are really committed to winning, they need to go with a younger guy who can grow with the players but already knows about winning. I said before that Bob Melvin would be my guy, and I still think he should be.

-The Ravens WILL have interest in bringing back Prescott Burgess, but I doubt he ends up back in Baltimore. Burgess was let go because the team just didn’t have room for him on the roster anymore. They don’t suddenly have any.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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Monday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 28 September 2009 by Glenn Clark

Here’s your Ravens Report Card for their win over the Browns:

Quarterback: A-

I know he put up a personal record 342 yards in the victory, but there WERE areas where Joe could improve. He STILL seems to overthrow Ray Rice in dangerous spots on the field; but he has been very good otherwise.

Running Backs: A

In fairness, Drew and I could have probably run behind the holes that offensive line was giving them. The only area that this unit could improve is seeing more explosiveness from space from Ray Rice. That will come with his touches. Willis McGahee has been absolutely tremendous.

Wide Receivers/Tight Ends: A-

Kelley Washington and Derrick Mason were tremendous again yesterday. It was nice to see LJ Smith get involved as well. It is still frustrating to not see Demetrius Williams contribute.

Offensive Line: A+

I would put more pluses on this if I could. That was one of the most impressive performances I have EVER seen from an offensive line. Only Jared Gaither’s penalty was a mistake. Through three weeks, this has been the team’s best unit.

Defensive Line: A

Not that I thought the Browns would run on this team, but they didn’t. There could still be more pressure here, but we’re basically nitpicking.

Linebackers: A-

Need more pressure, and they cannot lose their assignments like they did a couple times yesterday on short passing plays. Otherwise, this was another very good game for their unit.

Secondary: B+

This is going to look like a bad grade, but it isn’t. Ed Reed with a bad penalty on Joshua Cribbs (he said he thought the ball was uncatchable, but he clearly mistimed that hit), and Mike Furrey wiggled free a few times. But they really did play well.

Special Teams: B+

Again, B+ is a REALLY good grade. Don’t forget that. This team needs to figure out what’s going on in the return game. They really need more explosiveness, and ability to use returns as an offensive weapon. Chris Carr has been disappointing. He doesn’t need TD’s, he just needs to create.

Coaching: A

I thought (like Drew) that John Harbaugh left Joe Flacco in the game too long. Other than that, it is hard to criticize a win like that.

Let’s see what everyone else has to say…..

Best of Sunday’s WNST Blogs:

Glenn Clark says play up front from Oher, Gaither, Birk, etc. making Ravens look like Super Bowl contenders

Drew Forrester says Ravens ‘very good’, Browns ‘very bad’

Glenn Clark can’t imagine how anyone watched any Orioles-Indians this weekend

Ed Frankovic says Caps topped Rangers in final preseason game

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Flacco threw for career high 342 yards and TD as Ravens trounced Browns

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Cameron, Flacco ‘comfortable with opening playbook to fullest extent’

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Ray Rice finally breaks through for first career TD

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Mason hauled in 800th career reception in win

The Official Site’s Sarah Ellison says McGahee’s 2 TD’s made him leading scorer in NFL

The Official Site’s Sarah Ellison wonders if McGahee should be Ravens’ top back

The Official Site’s Ryan Mink says Foxworth set tone for good day from secondary with early INT

The Official Site says Harbaugh happy with win, thinks Ravens ‘can play better’

Cleveland Browns Official Site’s Zac Jackson says 29 yard FG from Cundiff only good news of day for Browns

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens stayed in first place in AFC North with win

The Sun’s Mike Preston says LJ Smith made first catch in purple in victory

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Brendon Ayanbadejo added 2nd INT of career in victory

The Sun’s Mike Preston gives especially high praise to all Ravens units for performance against Cleveland

The Sun’s Ken Murray says Derrick Mason abused Brandon McDonald and Abram Elam on 72 yard TD

The Sun’s Kevin Cowherd says Patriots up next for red hot Ravens

6 of 6 Sun analysts thought Browns woeful in defeat

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says 70,950 at M&T Bank Stadium saw Ravens spank Browns

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Dawan Landry added pick for Ravens in win

Carroll County Times’ Rich Dubroff says ’09 Ravens looking like ’00 Super Bowl champion Ravens

Carroll County Times’ Ryan Chell says Cribbs ‘very disappointed’ with inability to get anything going against Ravens

Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Tony Grossi says neither Brady Quinn nor Derek Anderson could get anything going for Brownies

Akron Beacon Journal’s Marla Ridenour says D’Qwell Jackson thought Flacco ‘much better in person’ than on film

Canton Repository’s Steve Doerschuk says Mangini wouldn’t settle on QB after loss

USA Today’s Sean Leahy says Ravens have allowed just 153 rushing yards through 3 games

Sporting News’ Vinnie Iyer says Mason proving to be more than just ‘possession’ receiver

SI’s Don Banks imagines Ravens will remain atop power rankings

SI’s Peter King says Ravens best team in NFL

Yahoo! Sports’ Charles Robinson says McGahee ‘difference maker’ for Ravens

CBS Sports’ Clark Judge says McGahee helped himself by staying in Owings Mills this offseason

CBS Sports’ Gregg Doyel thinks Browns could be quitting

ESPN.com’s James Walker thinks Ravens will stay on top of power rankings

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Matt O’Donnell
says Chris Tillman rocked as Birds swept by Tribe

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of sweep

The Official Site’s Matt O’Donnell says Hendrickson takes Tropicana Field mound tonight against Niemann, Rays

Indians Official Site’s Anthony Castrovince says David Huff outstanding as Indians shut out O’s

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says 29,930 at Progressive Field saw Tribe sweep Birds

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Tillman shut down after losing to Indians

The AP says Trembley thinks streak ‘rough 10 games’ for Birds (It’s been a ‘rough 10 years’ for Orioles fans)

Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Dennis Manoloff says Shoppach crushed 3 run bomb for Indians in win

Akron Beacon Journal’s Sheldon Ocker says David Huff made strong case to Mark Shapiro to start in 2010 with performance Sunday

Canton Repository’s Josh Weir says LaPorta also homered for Tribe in win

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Ralph expects Travis Baltz to miss 2 weeks

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Ferrara ‘likely’ to punt in place of injured Baltz

Examiner Matthew Bouchard says Terps still haven’t beaten FBS team this season

The Diamondback’s Greg Schimmel says Terps off to worst start since 1997

The Diamondback’s Greg Schimmel says Ralph reported Pinegar had ‘bruised butt’

The Diamondback’s Adi Joseph says Terps not necessarily dead in the water in awful ACC

The Diamondback’s Eric Detweiler says Terps were ‘lifeless’ at end of loss to Rutgers

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Chris Turner, Da’Rel Scott, Adrian Cannon have been disappointments for Maryland

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Fridge ‘plans on getting better’

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says OG’s Bennett Fulper, Lamar Young both nicked up

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps as bad statistically as they’ve been on field

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps have -10 turnover ratio right now

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps allowing way too many points off turnovers

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens looks back on lowest moments for Chris Turner

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Friedgen imagines Jamari McCullough will be back at ‘full strength’ against Clemson

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich has Terps 11th in power rankings

Turtle Sports Report’s Matt Birchenough says ’10 prospect Max Garcia interested in Terps (must subscribe)

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says CB Blake Carter leader for Midshipmen

The Official Site says Staubach, Kaheaku-Enhada amongst best players in Navy-Marine Corps Stadium history

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Academy auctioning off uniforms worn by Mids against Toppers

Go Mids’ Matt Zemek says Mids were particularly good on 3rd down against Hilltoppers

Go Mids recognizes Ricky Dobbs, Kwesi Mitchell, Brian Ackerman for their play in win over Western Kentucky

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Not having Travis Baltz for 2 weeks is bad news . If they’re 1-5 going into the Virginia game that we’re taking the bus trip to, I might kill myself.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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Friday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 25 September 2009 by Glenn Clark

Ravens 28, Browns 13

I might be giving the Browns too much credit.

Maryland 30, Rutgers 27

Facing a more methodical offense will help the Terps, even if they are a BCS opponent. Their QB issues will help the Terps even more.

Navy 37, Western Kentucky 17

The Midshipmen should put together a much more complete performance against a bad Sun Belt team.

Towson 21, Morgan State 14

This should be a really good game.

Let’s see what everyone else has to say….

Best of Thursday’s WNST Blogs:

Glenn Clark says Greg Mattison thinks Frank Walker may need to get on field more

Drew Forrester says he’s fine with Orioles bringing back Trembley or letting him go

Nestor Aparicio offers highlights from Billick event at Mother’s in Federal Hill

Nestor Aparicio offers funny Ric Fair video

Ed Frankovic says Capitals dropped preseason contest to Rangers

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Matt Birk has history of facing Shaun Rogers

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Fabian Washington returned to practice

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says ST Coordinator Rosburg believes Browns KR Cribbs dangerous because he ‘gets free in so many ways’

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Harbaugh believes game against AFC North opponent ‘critical’

The Official Site’s Sarah Ellison says Flacco showing up on early MVP lists

The Official Site’s Mallory Steinberg says Heap, Mason, Le’Ron McClain involved in community this week

The Official Site says Browns returned tickets for Sunday’s game, now available via Ticketmaster

Cleveland Browns Official Site’s Matt Florjancic says Mangini, Fraley showered praise on Ray Lewis

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says ‘history suggests (cornerbacks Domonique Foxworth and Fabian Washington) will bounce back’ against Cleveland Sunday

The Sun’s Ken Murray says Nakamura knows Raven must try to get ball when Brady Quinn goes to air

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Kelley Washington might not do “The Squirrel” anymore, but he’ll keep dancing

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ray Rice, McGahee need to ‘run over’ Browns

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Braylon Edwards could make things tough for Ravens

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens would be in trouble if Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers , Carson Palmer were to get ‘comfortable’ in pocket

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Jared Gaither, Jarret Johnson missed practice again

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Ray Lewis, Jonathan Ogden, Ed Reed honored by Sporting News

The Sun says Browns gave back 300 tickets for Sunday’s game at M&T Bank Stadium

The Sun remembers ’99 win over Browns-first win of Brian Billick era

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Ray Lewis doesn’t want to let Brady Quinn get ‘comfortable’

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Derrick Mason 3 catches away from 800 for his career

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Ravens, Kelley Washington ‘perfect fit’

Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Tony Grossi says Jerome Harrison, James Davis took reps in practice with Jamal Lewis again sidelined

Akron Beacon Journal’s Marla Ridenour says Mangini ‘reluctant’ to play rookies like James Davis, but may have no choice if Jamal Lewis can’t go

Canton Repository’s Steve Doerschuk says rookie Alex Mack will face tough matchup with Kelly Gregg, Ngata

USA Today’s Tom Pedulla says Ray Rice primed for ‘breakout’

USA Today’s Pete O’Brien picks Ravens 34-6

SI’s Peter King picks Ravens 37-13

NFL.com’s Gil Brandt looking forward to Flacco vs. Eric Wright

Fox Sports’ Adam Schein thinks Ravens will shutout Browns

NBC Sports’ Mike Florio and Gregg Rosenthal pick Ravens 27-10

ESPN.com’s James Walker thinks Ravens could put together ‘complete game defensively’

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Ralph thought Terps had ‘good week of practice’ in preparation for Scarlet Knights

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says eliminating programs would be ‘last resort’ for Debbie Yow in getting athletic department healthy economically

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Bruce Campbell, Jamari McCullough now ‘probable’ tomorrow

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Torrey Smith leads country in all-purpose yards

The Diamondback’s Greg Schimmel says Saturday ‘must win’ for Terps against Scarlet Knights

The Diamondback’s Eric Detweiler says Ralph MUST be tougher on players moving forward

The Diamondback’s Eric Detweiler says LB Adrian Moten says Fridge won’t take any ‘bull-jiving’ from players

The Diamondback’s Adi Joseph says Jamari McCullough’s return should help take pressure off Kenny Tate

The Diamondback’s Adi Joseph says Schiano believes QB Savage ’50-50’ to play against Maryland

The Diamondback’s Aaron Kraut picks Terps 27-20

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell and Steve Yanda say Friedgen recruits New Jersey, Schiano recruits Maryland and DC

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Bruce Campbell’s return means Pinegar will move back to RT

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Friedgen believes Tom Savage will play tomorrow

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Ralph believes young players ‘working hard’

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Don Brown believes defense ‘making progress’

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says James Franklin doubts Ralph any ‘softer’

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps have Twitter under control

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens picks Terps 27-23

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps slightly concerned about Special Teams

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens breaks down Special Teams units

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says R.J. Dill will come off bench

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Vellano out until late October

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Gary Douglas well ahead of Morgan Green on RB depth chart

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens expects Rutgers to make ‘game time decision’ at QB

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps could score 30+ points in 3 straight games for first time since ‘03

Washington Examiner’s Kevin Dunleavy says Germantown natives Jourdan Brooks, Joe Lefeged return home this weekend with Knights visiting College Park

Newark Star-Ledger’s Tom Luicci says Dom Natale may have to play if Tom Savage can’t

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Ralph thinks Travis Ivey making ‘best contribution’ right now (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says OL prospect Havenstein visited campus again (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says Ralph still looking for ‘consistency’ at Guard due to struggles of Justin Lewis, Lamar Young (must subscribe)

Inside MD Sports’ Seth Hoffman says true freshmen Nick Ferrara, Darin Drakeford, Bennett Fulper, Zach Kerr, Isaiah Ross, Avery Murray have already played this season

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says Natasha Cloud came to Maryland for ‘family’ feeling

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says athletic department auctioning off throwback jerseys Mids will wear tomorrow against Western Kentucky

Western Kentucky Official Site says Jihad Morris, Jeremy Moore, Jared Clendenin, Jack Doyle will be captains for trip to Annapolis

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Niumatalolo gave kicking job to Jon Teague because he hit kick to end practice

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Ricky Dobbs was ‘disgusted’ after performance in loss to Pitt

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says Niumatalolo will get Stukel into Slotback rotation

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says injured players Clint Sovie, Ram Vela, Jabaree Tuani, Andy Lark will all be available against Toppers

Washington Times’ Mike Fratto says Navy defense needs to set tone early against Hilltoppers

Go Mids’ Adam Nettina says things should be ‘significantly easier’ for Midshipmen Saturday against Hilltoppers (must subscribe)

TOWSON FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Tigers, Bears have played plenty of close games in recent history

The Official Site says Baltimore County residents can get $8 tickets to New Hampshire game

MORGAN FOOTBALL:

The Sun’s Mike Klingaman says RB Devan James ready to ‘go to war’ with Tigers

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says teammates selected Markakis as Team MVP

Indians Official Site’s Matt O’Donnell says Fausto Carmona takes Progressive Field mound tonight against David Hernandez, Birds

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Melvin Mora to leave Baltimore ‘with head up’

The Sun looks back on 2000 deal that brought Mora to Baltimore from Mets

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Birds go to Cleveland with Tribe on 10 game losing streak

ORIOLES MINOR LEAGUES:

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Waring, Brandon Snyder, Rhyne Hughes top 1B prospects in organization

Carroll County Times’ Matt Zenitz says Arrieta ‘patiently waiting’ for chance to pitch in Baltimore

BOXING:

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Eldersburg native Mark “TNT” Tucker fighting for USBO light heavyweight title tonight in Westminster

BALTIMORE COLTS:

Baltimore Ravens Official Site checks in with former Colt Jim Mutscheller

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-The Orioles will win 1 of 3 in Cleveland. No one will notice. Does Perry Hall play Parkville? They’ll win that one too.

Talk to this weekend.

-G

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