It would be hard to argue that Trent is the most significant QB in Baltimore Ravens history; as while McNair and Testaverde had more significant contributions number-wise; they certainly did not have the success Dilfer did. I think he goes 4th on the list of most significant QB’s in Baltimore football history. (Johnny, Bert Jones, Earl Morrall).
Let’s see what everyone else has to say….
Best of Wednesday’s WNST Blogs:
Nestor Aparicio thinks Dempsey shouldn’t do color on MASN
Rob Long won’t blame Trembley for losing
Drew Forrester wants Birds to pay for witch
Drew Forrester thinks Birds should give Wieters taste of bigs in September
Thyrl Nelson thinks Jones should move up in order
Ed Frankovic says Caps close to deal with Federov
The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Birds’ rally falls one run short in loss to Jays
The Official Site provides numerical evidence of loss
The Official Site’s Amanda Comak says former Bird Parrish faces Guthrie in series finale tonight
The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says today final day to vote for Roberts
The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Scott slumping badly in July
The Official Site’s Alan Friedman says Arrieta feels good, pitches well on farm
Blue Jays Official Site’s David Singh says Jays get seven in fourth, hang on to beat Birds
The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Olson can’t get through 4th in loss
The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Markakis homers, extends hitting streak to 16
The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Birds 4-7 in last 11 despite scoring 72 runs in stretch
The Sun’s Roch Kubatko thinks Olson should be sent back to minors, but doesn’t know who would replace him
The Sun’s Roch Kubatko says Phillies fans trying to help Roberts
The Sun’s Roch Kubatko says Miller gets first save on farm
Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Arrieta can transfer success on farm to spot on Olympic team with performance at Yankee Stadium this weekend
Washington Post’s Marc Carig says Birds score 6 in 6th but can’t get all the way back
Washington Post’s Marc Carig says Trembley to stick with slumping Scott
Toronto Star’s Cathal Kelly says Burnett didn’t feel he deserved to win
Toronto Sun’s Mike Rutsey says Jays start Parrish so Halladay can face Yanks
CBS Sports’ Eric Mack drops Birds to 17th in Power Rankings
Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal says Birds still ‘desperately seeking SS’
SI’s Jon Heyman thinks odds of Sherrill getting dealt 4-1
The Official Site says live mascots named Rise & Conquer
The Official Site’s Mike Duffy breaks down QB battle
The Sun’s Peter Schmuck thinks Ravens should look past Favre
The Examiner’s Gary Lambrecht thinks Favre should stay retired
Carroll County Times’ Barry L. Silverman says Clayton takes over Westminster football Camp from Monk
Carroll County Times’ Barry L. Silverman says Clayton excited to take over for Monk at Camp
The Official Site says Gronkowski wears 13 because of Marino
Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem previews Special Teams (must subscribe)
Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem checks in with prospect Young-Wiseman (must subscribe)
ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich thinks Terps third in ACC Atlantic
ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich thinks Terps can beat Clemson
ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich thinks Maryland-Clemson amongst best games of year in ACC Atlantic
ESPN Insider/Blue Ribbon College Yearbook previews Terps (must subscribe)
Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter checks in on prospect Robinson at Reebok Camp (must subscribe)
Turtle Sports Report’s Jeff Ermann says Mosley officially qualified
TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:
Washington Post’s Matthew Stanmyre says incomer Kizer working with under 18 national team
Go Mids previews D-Line (must subscribe)
Inside Lacrosse’s Christian Swezey imagines dream scenario where Mids win National Title
The Official Site says Patsos gets extension
The Official Site’s Matt Skinner previews Friday’s match with Bermuda
Thoroughbred Times’ Frank Angst says Kentucky moving forward on steroid regulation
The Sun’s Candus Thomson says Annapolis native D’Andrea looking for Women’s Golden Gloves title
SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:
-Here’s the skinny on the Moore-Mackey matchup. Lenny played 12 seasons in Baltimore; was a 7 time Pro Bowler, won 2 NFL Titles, and was Rookie of the Year (named by UPI) in ’56. John Mackey played 9 seasons in Baltimore; went to 5 Pro Bowls, and was a member of the Colts’ Super Bowl V Championship team. Interestingly enough, despite being a Pro Football Hall of Famer; John Mackey’s number is not retired by the Colts franchise (although he HAS been honored by the Ravens in the Ring of Honor!). Lenny will clearly get my vote, and I expect him to win somewhat easily.
-Garrett Olson PROBABLY needs to be sent back down to the minors, but the Orioles REALLY do not have any other pitcher who is ready to step in. Jon Leicester has CLEARLY struggled, Hayden Penn MIGHT be an option, and I don’t know NEARLY enough about Andy Mitchell to say if he can make the start. This is where this team needed Matt Albers again.
-For those who think Heather Dinich is too critical towards the Terps, please check out her work today on ESPN.com; as I think she is OVERLY fair about Maryland’s football fortune.
-Even though we already knew he was going to get qualified; I will admit that when I read Jeff Ermann’s story last night; I still let go a HUGE sigh of relief when I heard the Sean Mosley news was official. There’s just been too much negative stuff this offseason.
-Jimmy Patsos may not have delivered Loyola Tournament appearance yet, but he certainly deserved the extension he just received, and the Hounds are fortunate to have a coach of his caliber stick around to get the program to the next level.
Talk to you tomorrow.