Morning Reaction Tuesday Top 7 Ravens for Week 15

December 20, 2011 | Luke Jones

Yes, I get it.

It’s nearly impossible — or even inappropriate — to select seven players who are really deserving for inclusion in our Tuesday Top 7 Ravens in the 34-14 defeat to the San Diego Chargers. But, we do it every week, and we’ll track our rankings throughout the 2011 season using the following point system:

No. 1 – 7 points
No. 2 – 6 points
No. 3 – 5 points
No. 4 – 4 points
No. 5 – 3 points
No. 6 – 2 points
No. 7 – 1 point

To hear our full explanation for our respective lists, click HERE.

Luke Jones’ Top 7 …

7) Matt Birk
Birk

6) Dennis Pitta
Pitta

5) Marshal Yanda
yanda

4) Haloti Ngata
Ngata

3) Ed Dickson
Dickson

2) Torrey Smith
Smith

1) Ray Rice
Rice

Drew Forrester’s Top 7 …

7) Joe Flacco
Flacco

6) Ricky Williams
Williams

5) Jameel McClain
McClain

4) Marshal Yanda
Yanda

3) Torrey Smith
Smith

2) Ray Rice
Rice

1) Ed Dickson
Dickson

SEASON TO DATE:
Luke Jones
1. Ray Rice (56 points)
2. Terrell Suggs (43 points)
3. Joe Flacco (39 points)
4. Haloti Ngata (34 points)
5. Torrey Smith (25 points)
6. Anquan Boldin (20 points)
7. Lardarius Webb (19 points)
8. Bernard Pollard (15 points)
9. Cory Redding (12 points)
9. Ed Dickson (12 points)
11. Cary Williams (10 points)
11. Bryant McKinnie (10 points)
11. Dennis Pitta (10 points)
14. Ed Reed (9 points)
14. Marshal Yanda (9 points)
16. Ray Lewis (8 points)
16. Terrence Cody (8 points)
16. Billy Cundiff (8 points)
16. Jameel McClain (8 points)
20. David Reed (6 points)
20. Pernell McPhee (6 points)
22. Jarret Johnson (5 points)
22. Vonta Leach (5 points)
24. Sam Koch (4 points)
25. Paul Kruger (3 points)
25. Dannell Ellerbe (3 points)
27. Matt Birk (2 points)
28. Ben Grubbs (1 point)
28. Ricky Williams (1 point)

Drew Forrester
1. Ray Rice (45 points)
2. Joe Flacco (43 points)
3. Terrell Suggs (36 points)
4. Torrey Smith (23 points)
5. Haloti Ngata (22 points)
6. Lardarius Webb (21 points)
7. Ed Dickson (20 points)
8. Bryant McKinnie (19 points)
9. Bernard Pollard (18 points)
10. Anquan Boldin (17 points)
10. Ed Reed (17 points)
12. Cary Williams (16 points)
13. Dennis Pitta (15 points)
14. Ray Lewis (12 points)
15. Cory Redding (11 points)
16. Jameel McClain (10 points)
17. Billy Cundiff (9 points)
18. Marshal Yanda (8 points)
19. Sam Koch (7 points)
20. Paul Kruger (6 points)
21. Jarret Johnson (5 points)
21. Michael Oher (5 points)
21. Ricky Williams (5 points)
24. Dannell Ellerbe (4 points)
25. Andre Gurode (2 points)
25. Pernell McPhee (2 points)

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2 Comments For This Post

  1. waspman Says:

    Two Top Seven’s and only one — ONE — defensive player?

    The first four SD drives started from their own 26, 20, 20 and 20. They scored 7, 3, 7 and 7. Not counting two-point conversions, that’s 24 out of a perfect 28 points!

    Sure, the Ravens should have scored seven on their opening drive. And even if Cundiff’s FG was good (amazingly, he wasn’t listed either), the Ravens would still have been within two scores with 35½ minutes to go. But at 24-7, the already predictable Raven offense was forced to go uber-predictable.

    And maybe Flacco has fallen in love with hoisting soft balls to catch too often. Zing it in there, Joe. Pretend you’re knocking down pizzas for ten.

    But where is the defensive blame? Cameron is everybody’s favoritem whipping boy. Mine, too. But the defense didn’t do squat. There was not one adjustment made. The worst part as SD had the ball for over 35 minutes was they NEVER had to punt. They missed one FG and went nine yards on four plays in devouring clock as their only black marks which were only light gray.

    Sure, there was no pressure on Rivers. But he was using quick drops and releases. Where was the coverage? Where was the blockage of the lanes? Where were the paws in the air to knock down throws?

    Flacco and the rest of the offense don’t get off Scot free. Cundiff should get a dishonorable mention. But the defense should be littering the Top Seven. That’s what would be fair.

  2. waspman Says:

    Oh, Top Seven “good” players. Never mind.

    (L.J. – No problem. Was about to say… )

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