If the Ravens lose on Sunday in Cleveland, please let it be on a safety in overtime

November 01, 2013 | Drew Forrester

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.”

“Harbaugh sucks.”

“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



8 Comments For This Post

  1. Craig Baumer Says:

    That’s why I swear off sports talk radio any time the Ravens lose!! I think people let there emotions override their brains.

  2. Dan Says:

    Yes , you will get 15 or 20 calls like that , but the other One Million fans who DON’T call , will not think that way at all.

  3. The Armchair QB Says:

    Four reasons why the Ravens could lose Sunday: 1.) they always seem to struggle against journeyman QB’s; 2.) They always seem to struggle against Cleveland; 3.) they always seem to struggle on the road; 4.) the offense this year always seems to struggle against everybody! So, it won’t surprise me if they lose. Here’s hoping I’m……WRONG!

  4. Dan Says:

    v Dan Says:
    November 1st, 2013 at 7:46 am

    “The Ravens said, “Well, we don’t think you’re worth $6 million, so we’ll have to part company.” And just maybe The RAVENS were WRONG , The “Market” -San Fran-, thought he was worth $6 Mil , lets wait and see who was right on judging Bouldin’s worth . The last time I checked The 49ers were 6 and 2 and THEY don’t have the highest paid Quaterback.
    D T

  5. Kolo Jezdec Says:

    Emotions override brains whether the team wins or loses. Remember a few years ago when the Ravens clobbered the Steelers (35-7, I think)the first game of the year? The fans were making reservation for the Super Bowl, Ravens were the Best Team Ever, etc. Then the next week they went to Nashville and lost to the Titans, gave up 400+ yards to a Matt Hasselbeck-led team, and it was, “Woe is us, the Ravens might be lucky to go 9-7!” Turned out to be a pretty good year after all, a dropped catch from a SB appearance.

    If fans did not get emotional (and a bit nuts), Nestor would have to turn his station to We Never Stop Talking News, or something.

  6. Chris Says:

    So funny and so true. Sometimes I actually enjoy listening after losses b/c of all the contradictory statements.

  7. unitastoberry Says:

    If you can’t get up for Browns after the Bangles handed us one Thursday you never going to get up.

  8. Joe Says:

    @Armchair…Struggle against Cleveland? We’ve beaten them 11 straight times! What are you talking about? Geeeesh

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