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The Five Plays That Determined The Game: Ravens/Browns

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The Five Plays That Determined The Game: Ravens/Browns

Posted on 17 September 2013 by Glenn Clark

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

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

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

Here are the five plays that determined the Ravens’ 14-6 win over the Cleveland Browns Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium…

(Note: not all pictures are always of actual play)

Glenn Clark’s Plays…

5. Torrey Smith 23 yard catch from Joe Flacco on 3rd & 6 (3rd quarter)

4. Marlon Brown 10 yard catch from Joe Flacco on 3rd & 7 (3rd quarter)

3. Brandon Stokley 11 yard catch from Joe Flacco on 3rd & 8 (3rd quarter)

2. Marlon Brown 5 yard TD catch from Joe Flacco (4th quarter)

1. Brandon Weeden deep pass intended for Chris Ogbonnaya incomplete (3rd quarter)

(Ryan’s Plays on Page 2…)

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Your Monday Reality Check: Look, I love Brandon Stokley and all…

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Your Monday Reality Check: Look, I love Brandon Stokley and all…

Posted on 12 August 2013 by Glenn Clark

I can’t stress this part of this enough.

I LOVE Brandon Stokley. If he ran for governor of the State of Maryland I would vote for him. Hell, I’d register under the names of six or seven dead guys as well so I could just keep voting for him.

If he hadn’t re-signed with the Baltimore Ravens, I probably would have offered to invite Stokley and his family over to the Glenn Clark compound for dinner. I would have offered to grill. My fiancé and I are partial to kabobs, but if Brandon Stokley was coming over we would have grilled a meal called “anything he wants.” We probably would even use real plates instead of the regular paper plates that we regularly use when we eat outdoors.

I REALLY love Brandon Stokley. I’ve been planning a “Bachelor Road Trip” with my best friend recently before I get married. If he wasn’t going to be playing football this Fall, I would have asked him to come along. I could just envision the two of us chugging beers at a Lone Bellow show in Memphis and belting out every word to “Green Eyes and a Heart of Gold” before posing for goofy pictures together at Graceland the next day.

You know as well as I do that my outpouring of love is going to have to be followed by a sentence that starts with the word “but.” I’m just trying to delay it because I would to make sure my love for Brandon Stokley is fully conveyed.

There are only roughly 150 current or former NFL players who can claim to have won a Super Bowl for the city of Baltimore. We’ve lost a number of the Super Bowl V champion Colts, we’ve lost a couple of the Super Bowl XXXV champion Ravens as well. The fraternity gained 55 or so new members earlier this year, but remains incredibly exclusive.

Of those 150 or so members, even fewer can claim to have scored touchdowns in a Baltimore Super Bowl victory. Tom Nowatze, John Mackey (who is the only member of this group to have passed away), Duane Starke, Jermaine Lewis, Jamal Lewis, Anquan Boldin, Dennis Pitta and Jacoby Jones (two) join Stokley on the very exclusive list. Stokley’s TD haul in Super Bowl XXXV will forever be special

Whether Brandon Stokley ever rejoined the Ravens or not, I would like to think he would have never had to pay for another beer or dinner in our city. If that meant I had to personally purchase every one of those beers and dinners, I would be willing to. That’s how much I love Brandon Stokley.

Okay, now here’s the “but” of it.

(Continued on Page 2…)

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Ravens reunite with former Super Bowl hero Stokley

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Ravens reunite with former Super Bowl hero Stokley

Posted on 10 August 2013 by Ryan Chell

The Baltimore Ravens plan to sign former wide receiver Brandon Stokley, a source told the Baltimore Sun.

Stokley, 37, was a fourth-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens in the 1999 NFL Draft out of Louisiana-Lafayette, and was a part of the Ravens’ Super Bowl XXV victory, catching a touchdown pass from quarterback Trent Dilfer in Baltimore’s 35-7 victory over the New York Giants.

With the Ravens’ receiving corps reeling over the losses of WR Anquan Boldin in the off-season via trade and the season-ending injury to TE Dennis Pitta, the Ravens are looking for veteran leadership in which GM Ozzie Newsome and Eric DeCosta-all too familiar with Stokley-are hoping the 37-year old receiver can provide.

Stokley talked with WNST host Thyrl Nelson at the end of July, and said he wasn’t ready to call it quits.

“”No. I don’t think so,” Stokley said when asked if retirement was approaching.  “I’m training, staying in shape, and working hard.”

But Stokley, who was on the market along with fellow ex-Broncos WR Brandon Lloyd, knew what probably had to happen for him to find his way back to an NFL team-including the Ravens.

“Usually in my position, it takes an injury, so I stay in shape,” Stokley told Nelson. “”I’m just waiting to see what pops up during training camp, and if not, I just stayed in shape for a little while longer.”

Stokley even thought that Baltimore could be a possibility.

“Maybe you all can put a good word in for me with Ozzie,” Stokley joked.

Stokley played in 15 games last season for the Denver Broncos and started nine. He caught 45 passes for 544 yards and five touchdowns, including a score in the Broncos AFC Divisional game loss to the Ravens.

Stokely’s career numbers are 384 receptions, 5,224 yards and 39 TDs in his near-15 year NFL resume.

Stokley’s best season came in 2004 with quarterback Peyton Manning under center-a season in which Stokley was a part of Manning’s then-record-breaking season catching 68 passes for 1,077 yards and 10 TDs.

Stokley has suited up for the Ravens and Broncos in two different stints should the deal be reached, as well as the Colts, Seahawks, and Giants.

Follow @WNST and me @RyanChell87 for your Ravens news! WNST-We Never Stop Talking!

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The Five Plays That Determined The Game: Ravens/Broncos

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The Five Plays That Determined The Game: Ravens/Broncos

Posted on 15 January 2013 by Glenn Clark

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

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

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

Here are the five plays that determined the Ravens’ 38-35 2OT win over the Denver Broncos Saturday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in an AFC divisional playoff game…

(Note: not all pictures are always of actual play)

Glenn Clark’s Plays…

5. Ma’ake Kemoeatu tackles Ronnie Hillman for no gain on 3rd & 7 (4th quarter)

4. Dennis Pitta 27 yard catch from Joe Flacco on 3rd & 13 from Baltimore 3 (Overtime)

3. Justin Tucker 47 yard field goal GOOD (Double Overtime)

2. Jacoby Jones 70 yard touchdown catch from Joe Flacco (4th quarter)

1. Corey Graham intercepts Peyton Manning pass intended for Brandon Stokley (Overtime)

(Ryan’s Plays on Page 2…)

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