I know the old saying – “beggars can’t be choosers” – but if the Ravens ARE going to lose in Cleveland on Sunday, I sure as hell hope they do it the same way the Bengals did it on Thursday night in Miami.
Can you imagine what doing my job would entail next week if Paul Kruger, for example, sacks Joe Flacco in the end zone in overtime to give Cleveland a 15-13 win?
I wouldn’t have to say anything at all. Just open the mic, sit back, and listen to it all.
“Welcome back to the D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction, let’s go to the phones to discuss yesterday’s Ravens loss in Cleveland…Smedley’s in Perry Hall. What’s up Smedley?”
“I can’t believe Jim Caldwell called for a pass play on 3rd and 10 from the 8 yard line…that guy needs go. I’m telling you, we can’t win the Super Bowl with that bum calling plays.”
“Well, they did win the title last year when he was the offens –”
“That’s not the point, Drew. We won last year, yes. But he didn’t have much to do with the offense. This year the whole offense is his and we can’t get the job done. Caldwell has to go.”
“Back to the phones we go, Fred’s in Parkville.”
“OK, anything else?”
“Not really. That guy has to go, Drew, I’m telling you. Did you see the start of the game? We were completely unprepared to play from the jump. I don’t know what everyone sees in him.”
“Phil’s in Manchester.”
“This is what the Ravens get for giving Flacco a hundred and twenty million. He has no field vision at all. Without Boldin, he might as well be Brady Quinn.”
“Dave in Towson, what’s up today?”
“You have to put some of this on the zone blocking scheme.”
“But, the Ravens didn’t use the zone blocking scheme in the game yesterday.”
“That’s what I mean. They should have used it. See, the problem is, Drew, Harbaugh has no feel at all for the offense. One thing about Cam Cameron, he had a feel for that stuff.”
“Steve, you’re up in Towson, what’s going on?”
“Someone mentioned Harbaugh earlier. I was thinking the same thing. I’m going all the way back to the coin flip at the beginning of the game. First, he sends the guys out there to call ‘heads’, which we all know is stupid. It always comes up tails. Then, heads comes up, he wins the coin flip, and he defers anyway. You have to take the ball to start the game. The whole game went downhill right away, in my opinion. He has no feel at all for the coin flip.”
You might be laughing, but you know what you’re reading above is true.
I don’t know what they’re talking about in Cincinnati this morning, but I can’t imagine they’re saying stupid stuff about their offensive coordinator the way we would be in Baltimore today.
Cameron Wake made one helluva play on the safety to win the game for Miami.
Andy Dalton HAS to get rid of the ball there, yes, but give some credit to Wake for making an All-Pro move to win the game.
By the way, none of this will happen next Monday, because the Ravens aren’t going to Cleveland and losing on Sunday.
It won’t be pretty, because it rarely ever is when it comes to the Ravens.
Baltimore 20 — and the Browns 12