Monday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

November 10, 2008 | Glenn Clark

It was a great win. It was a fun win. It was good to see Todd Heap step up, especially with Mason getting hurt. Haloti Ngata continues to amaze.Once again, we’ll play it week by week. If the Ravens beat or even hang close with the Giants next Sunday; they’re an AFC Championship contender. If they get blown out; they’re still a playoff contender.

But let’s take it week by week. And let’s get Joe Flacco to work on taking sacks. And not throwing the ball where his best receiver can get hurt!

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

Best of Sunday’s WNST Blogs:

Nestor Aparicio

says Ravens ‘for real’

Casey Willett says Ravens face ‘huge test’ vs. Giants next week

Bob Haynie says 6-3 ‘ain’t a bad place to be’

Drew Forrester says Ravens can think they’re good enough to go to the Super Bowl

Drew Forrester doesn’t think anyone could have been worse than Rosenfels

Glenn Clark says Ryan keeping Flacco out of Rookie of the Year picture

RAVENS:The Official Site’s Mike Duffy


says Flacco throws for 2 TD’s in win

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Ravens come up with four picks to get 41-13The Official Site’s Kristen Deahl

says Ngata was ‘all over field’ for Ravens in win

Texans Official Site’s Brooke Bentley says Rosenfels accepts blame for 2nd half mistakes

Texans Official Site says Kubiak thought team ‘self destructed’

Texans Official Site’s Nick Schenck says Ravens scored 16 points off giveaways

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Flacco more ‘clutch’ than ‘rookie’ in win

The Sun’s Rick Maese says even keel locker room ‘refreshing’ after big win

The Sun’s David Steele says healthy McGahee gets 112 yards, 2 TD’s in win

The Sun’s David Steele gives highest praise to Flacco, LB’s

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens have scored at least 27 in 4 straight games for first time in franchise history

The Sun’s Rick Maese says Heap finally gets involved with 5 catches, 58 yards, and 2 TD’s

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Ravens put together ‘most complete performance of year’

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley and David Steele say Ngata had ‘best overall game’ of any player on team

The AP says 52 collects 2 picks in win

Aaron Wilson says Ravens ‘brutal’, ‘relentless’, ‘physically dominant’, ‘instinctive’, ‘merciless’ in win

Aaron Wilson says Heap thought scoring first TD of season ‘great feeling’

Aaron Wilson says Mason returned from dislocated shoulder in 2nd half to catch 3 passes, 43 yards, 2 point conversion

Aaron Wilson gives QB’s, D-Line highest praise

Houston Chronicle’s Richard Justice says Kubiak critical of DC Smith after game

Houston Chronicle’s John McClain says Texans look ‘pathetic’ enough to finish 3-13

Houston Chronicle’s Dale Robertson says Rosenfels’ run at starter ‘couldn’t have got off to worse start’Houston Chronicle’s Megan Manfull

says defense accepts “flak” for Flacco performance

Houston Chronicle’s Megan Manfull and Dale Robertson say Suggs thinks Ravens kept Texans’ ‘heads under water’’s John Clayton says Flacco ‘ahead of schedule’’s James Walker says Ravens would be amongst hottest AFC teams if not for Titans’s James Walker says Ravens ‘proving to be legitimate threat’ in AFC

SI’s Peter King ‘can’t tell difference’ in 52 from age 28 to age 33

CBS Sports’ Clark Judge says Flacco extends no INT streak to 4 games



says Terps out of first place, out of Top 25

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Ralph relieved to play next two at home

The Diamondback’s Eric Detweiler says despite falling out of first; Terps still control destiny

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Terps have toughest schedule of teams fighting for division title

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Ralph blames O-Line, Scott’s injury for rushing struggles Thursday night

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps 3-3 all-time at home vs. ranked Carolina teams

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says C. Jackson could be ‘most irreplaceable’ Terp

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says ‘confusion’ caused Terps to call timeout before 3rd and 18 at end of first half

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Scott, C. Jackson ‘no worse for wear’ injury-wise

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says only one writer still voting for Terps’s Mark Schlabach says Terps Charlotte-bound, Bruce Feldman thinks Terps headed to’s Heather Dinich

drops Terps to 9th in power rankings’s Heather Dinich says inconsistency not only problem for Terps

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says Terps get better injury news than thought after loss (must subscribe)TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Sun’s Don Markus

says Dupree, Burney will ‘have to grow up fast’

The Sun’s Don Markus picks Terps 9th in ACC

The Diamondback’s Mark Selig says Terps want to be better vs. ‘lesser’ teams

The Diamondback’s Greg Schimmel not hailing Kim as ‘savior’ yet

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Gary thinks half of ACC deserves Tourney bid

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Mosley will return to practice today

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Gary thinks Milbourne becoming ‘leader’



says Liles has double double in exhibition win

Washington Times’ Mike Fratto says Terps must ‘replace stars’

NAVY FOOTBALL:Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens


says Mids likely to play BC or Virginia in EagleBank Bowl

ORIOLES:The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin


says Birds looking for ‘new identity’ in offseason

SWIMMING:The Examiner’s Jon Gallo


says Bowman, Phelps want to make Meadowbrook ‘world class facility’

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:-Congratulations to SunTrust Athlete of the Morning Tony Johnson…..the Fallston RB who had 5 TD’s in the Cougars’ 35-14 victory over Rising Sun. Congratulations to our other nominees as well; including Poly RB John Marcus (2 TD’s in the 2nd half as Poly rallied from down 13-0 to beat City 16-13); Fallston Senior Derek Hyde (game winner as Fallston beat La Plata 1-0 in the state semifinals); his cousin Marissa Hyde (6 saves as Fallston’s girls’ team advanced to the state finals as well); and the VERY deserving Zack Kane (12th clean sheet of season as Perry Hall beat Magruder to advance to state finals).

Talk to you tomorrow.