Friday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

November 07, 2008 | Glenn Clark

Ravens 27, Texans 17Yes, I’m picking the Ravens. Stop the presses. The Ravens NEED to win this game, and I feel as though they are in the type of groove that will continue on the road Sunday. Expect a big day for the Ravens’ LB’s.


Delaware 24, Towson 20If this was a home game, the Tigers would get a win.


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

Best of Thursday’s WNST Blogs:

Joe Flacco says Ravens in ‘really good groove’

Brian Billick says Oakland’s Russell opposite of Flacco

Casey Willett says McGahee had ‘noticeable limp’ yesterday

Glenn Clark says last night’s game, Simpson’s performance last season examples of why Cosh could be out

Ed Frankovic says Caps get two goals in final minutes to beat Canes

Nestor Aparicio says Puck Bus included thrilling game


The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Suggs thinks Harbaugh doing ‘good job night before the game getting (Ravens) ready’ on road

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says decision coming on Landry

The Official Site says Rex Ryan not talking to brother Rob regarding DeAngelo Hall

The Official Site’s Patrick Gleason says many Ravens thought last week’s game ‘defining’ moment for team

Texans Official Site’s Brooke Bentley says Kubiak will play Adibi 15 to 20 snaps

Texans Official Site’s Michael A. Lutz says Texans must get job done on 3rd down

Texans Official Site’s Nick Scurfield says Texans ready for Ravens’ 3-4 front

Texans Official Site says Kubiak thinks RB Green ‘should be fine’

The Sun’s Mike Preston gives highest praise at midway point to D-Line, LB’s

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens need production from Suggs, RB’s; must force Rosenfels to make mistakes

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens in playoff mix, but face difficult schedule

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says despite matching records, Flacco’s first 8 games better than Boller’s

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Clayton ‘refreshed’ by TD in Cleveland game

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Boller won’t be ‘bitter’

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Rolle found watching from sidelines ‘tough’

The Sun’s Mike Preston believes Ravens will be interested in Hall

The Sun’s Edward Lee says L. McClain dealing with sore ankle

The Sun’s Edward Lee says previously released Wheelwright back at practice

All Sun writers pick Ravens

The Examiner’s Ron Snyder says Ayanbadejo happy to make impact on special teams

Aaron Wilson says Ravens respect Texans WR Johnson

Aaron Wilson says Ravens ‘don’t have much salary-cap room’ to use on Hall

The AP says Rice ‘invaluable’ to Ravens

Houston Chronicle’s John McClain picks Texans 23-20

Houston Chronicle’s Jerome Solomon thinks Kubiak could be coaching for job

Houston Chronicle’s Megan Manfull says Texans, Ravens each getting lift from rookie RB’s

Houston Chronicle’s Megan Manfull says Okoye could miss game

3 of 5 ESPN Sunday Countdown analysts pick Ravens

All ESPN analysts (except Chris Mortensen) pick Ravens’s John Clayton says Ravens ‘desperately’ need to beat Texans’s James Walker says Harbaugh has high approval’s James Walker says Scouts Inc’s Kidd thinks teams MUST account for Suggs

SI’s “Dr. Z” has Ravens 17th in power rankings

Sporting News’ Vinnie Iyer picks Ravens 20-14

4 of 6 Sporting News analysts pick Ravens


The AP says strong efforts from Turner, DHB not enough as Terps lose 23-13

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of loss

The Official Site says Ralph frustrated by inability to tackle, stop run, get run going

The Official Site says DHB continues to move up career charts at Maryland

Virginia Tech Official Site says Evans outrushes Terps 253 to -12

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Terps still control destiny in ACC

The Sun’s Rick Maese says 8 Bowl officials on hand to see Terps lose

The Sun’s Jeff Barker wonders if Portis experiment over

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Scott had ‘nowhere to run’
The Examiner’s Steve DeClue says Cosh ‘failing to take away other team’s strength’

The Diamondback’s Eric Detweiler says Warren’s hit on DHB permanently shifted momentum back to Tech

The Diamondback’s Greg Schimmel says Terps ‘never really had a chance’

The Diamondback’s Eric Detweiler and Greg Schimmel say Terps fall to 3-6 on Thursday nights under Ralph

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says ACC race further ‘muddled’ after Maryland loss

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says defense failed to stop run despite focus in practice

Washington Post’s Zach Berman says Glennon ‘gutsy’ in playing hurt

Washington Post’s Matthew Rennie says Ralph ‘berated’ Cosh before half

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Terps tied for 1st with FSU, Wake now in Atlantic Division

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps post worst rushing output in Ralph’s tenure

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Turner ‘fortunate’ to only be sacked thrice

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Carroll injured ankle, T. Smith injured achilles in loss

Richmond Times-Dispatch’s Darryl Slater says Glennon found Boone for TD pass to open scoring’s Heather Dinich says Evans ‘proved doubters wrong’’s Heather Dinich says Terps ‘not looking like ACC Champ’’s Heather Dinich says ‘deja vu’ for Glennon in earning job back


The Examiner’s Dylan Waugh says Gist blogging about pro experience

Frederick News-Post’s Greg Swatek says Vasquez knows he must stay ‘calm’

SI’s Luke Winn says Old Spice Classic best early season Tournament

CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish has Terps 8th in ACC


The Sun’s Matt Bracken says Townsend wanted ‘family’ atmosphere in College Park

The Examiner says Toliver collecting preseason accolades


The Official Site says Niumatalolo holding another luncheon next week

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Bryant ‘likely’ to start vs. Irish


Delaware Official Site offers Hens-Tigers release (pdf)


The Official Site says Tigers visit Loyola to start ’09 season


The Examiner’s Dave Carey says Bears again leading MEAC on ground


The Official Site previews trip to Franklin & Marshall

The Official Site offers complete Franklin & Marshall release (pdf)


The Official Site says 7 games will be on TV this season


The Official Site says McKee named mid-major All-American


The Official Site says Eers picked 22nd amongst Mid-Majors

The Official Site says Mitchell looking forward to Loyola contest


The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Baez wants to start

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Bascom, Henson continue struggles in Hawaii

The Examiner’s Jay Trucker says trading for Greene would be ‘risky’

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Wieters, Tillman, Matusz, Arrieta, Reimold named top prospects by Baseball America


The Sun’s Bill Ordine says slots could lead to improvements at Pimlico, Laurel


The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says Phelps, Bowman to partner at Meadowbrook


-Congratulations to “Unheralded Athlete of the Morning” Jenna Benke from Mercy.

-The highlights of last night’s game and Mikell Simpson’s performance vs. Virginia last season will be why Chris Cosh will likely be gone at the end of the season.

-Why shouldn’t Baez start? Who else do the Orioles have?

Talk to you Monday.