Drew’s Morning Dish

September 30, 2013 | Drew Forrester

Drew’s Morning Dish

I’m going to do my very best to not blow a gasket during today’s show.

I’d almost consider it a miracle, though, if I don’t.

Based on the garbage I heard and read after Sunday’s loss in Buffalo, it’s inevitable that I’m going to lose it at some point over the nearly four hours of radio I’ll be doing this morning.

Some of the stuff you people come up with is dangerously dumb.

I think my favorite “theme” after Sunday’s loss is a tie between:  A) Flacco really hasn’t been all that good since he got here.  He was bailed out by Derrick Mason in his first couple of years and then he latched on to Anquan Boldin and let “Q” carry him. – or – B) Harbaugh never gets the team prepared.  Just look at the way they start games.  Without Ray and Ed Reed around to kick people in the butt, we’re going to see these types of losses all the time.

Yeah, it’s a shame Flacco had Derrick Mason and Anquan Boldin “carrying him”.  Sort of like the way Joe Montana had Jerry Rice “carry him”, I guess.  And that Harbaugh, he has no idea what he’s doing.  Anyone can make the playoffs five years in a row when they have really good players.  Just ask all of those other coaches in the league who have made it five years in a row since Harbaugh took over in 2008.  Wait, no one else has made it since then.  Must be dumb luck, I guess.

Those are just two of the idiotic themes I heard and read after yesterday’s loss.

Then again, you’re buying the tickets, so it’s your lawful right to be nuts.

Please remember — you are more than welcome to have an opinion about that awful performance – by just about everyone not named Torrey Smith and Terrell Suggs – on Sunday in Buffalo.  Flacco stunk, period.  So did Gino Gradkowski.  So did Kelechi Osemele.  So did Art Jones.  Losing to the Bills is inexcusable.

But, if you try and combo your attack about Sunday’s loss in Buffalo with some sort of asinine observation that Flacco has somehow finally been “outed” as a terrible quarterback, I’m gonna blow my stack.  Likewise, if you start blabbing about Harbaugh and his “lack of coaching ability finally catching up to him”, you’re gonna get blasted.

I’ll do my best to sit back and let you have your say without hitting myself in the head with a two-by-four.

But I can’t make any promises.

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9 Comments For This Post

  1. Chris Says:

    It was just a loss where everything that could go wrong offensively, did go wrong offensively. It’s fine. We lost no ground in the division and most teams have occasional duds (see:49ers, San Francisco).

  2. J Says:

    Just think how exciting football would be to watch if the team that was supposed to win always won. And if we couldn’t decide we could just let madden run couple of simulated games for us.

  3. Chuck Says:

    Drew,

    Calm down. It’s just a stupid game. Life is short. Some of us want you to live long enough to see your kid graduate high school.

    According to Gallup, 75 percent of Americans are unable to name a single member of the Supreme Court. People are very stupid.

    The most wise and honest thing stated recently by a coach was when Belichik was asked about a play by another team based on the “all-22″ the reporter viewed. He responded “I have no idea because I don’t know what play they were running and I don’t know who had responsibility.” If the best coach in the NFL doesn’t know whom to blame without the benefit of the play book how can an any fan OR talk show host have a clue?

  4. The Armchair QB Says:

    Two things that need immediate attention and are correctible: changes in the blocking schemes to what worked in the past and changes in TE personnel where Ed Dickson continues to demonstrate that he is NOT NFL caliber! Flacco had a terrible day, but look at the talent, or lack thereof, that he’s working with,including an offensive line that SUDDENLY can’t run or pass block! He’s one tough guy, but unless they get the “O” line straightened out, he’s going to get hurt and then the season will be officially…..OVER! One or two other suggestions: when teams put 7 in the “box” as the Bills did most of yesterday, try a screen or swing pass occasionally to offset the pass rush and try something other than running between the tackles……

  5. unitastoberry Says:

    I’m hoping this was our only annual drop a game to a suck A** team so we don’t get home field advantage blah blah blah. The whole division stinks right now but your going to have to win it to get into the playoffs.

  6. Steve from Sandpoint Says:

    You know, there defending S.B. champs so I give them a pass for this year. That said, Caldwell has to take some of the blame with his play calling & lack of making adjustments to the play calling. We all know that if Cam Cameron was still here we would be calling for him to be fired !

  7. Jason Manelli Says:

    Didn’t seem like the fans were too bad after the loss – I think right after the game with all the drunks chiming in you get a skewed perception.

    I would say yesterday could have been a lot worse…how often do you see a team stop running the ball. Just conceding yeah, we can’t execute the most basic football play, the run, so we’re just not even going to call anything from that half of the playbook. No doubt, Flacco tossing picks like a peanut vendor is what ultimately killed us – but time has come for the O line to be scrutinized. I don’t care if Reid and Shipley are no good, put them in – maybe it will get the others to wake up.

  8. justafan Says:

    The Baltimore Sun’s Mike Preston’s graded 9 categories in the Raven’s debaucle. The breakbown of the grades were, Grade F-6, Grade D-1, Grade C-2. This is quite an indictment. The Ravens played Horse Sh-t, but unbelieveably still had a chance to win the game.

  9. matt Says:

    i think his point was that fans are crazy

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