Tuesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

August 05, 2008 | Glenn Clark

John Harbaugh SHOULD have named a starting QB by now; if for no other reason than because it would have avoided the distraction. He could continue to give each QB equal reps, and just say that one of the QB’s (Boller would be the easiest I imagine) was going to be the first on the field Thursday night.

It really DOESN’T matter who the starting QB is Thursday night, as the starter can clearly be changed before Sept. 7. If you’ll remember; Kyle Boller played only sparingly at the end of his first preseason game before being named starting QB going into his first regular season with the Ravens.

If this is all a ploy for John Harbaugh to announce a starter tonight on the flagship; I will have serious problems.

Let’s see what everyone else has to say…

Best of Monday’s WNST Blogs:

Drew Forrester offers personal invites to Friday’s party

Drew Forrester says Harbaugh ‘trying to establish newness’

Casey Willett says McAlister sat out in afternoon due to right knee

Ron Long says Tackles problem for Ravens

Nestor Aparicio doesn’t think new arena justified

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Birds get four in top of 9th; Sherrill gives up bases loaded walk to lose in bottom

The Official Site offers numerical evidence of loss

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Birds waiting on test results on Jones

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Waters making major league debut tonight vs. Garland, Angels

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin expects Birds to sign Matusz

Angels Official Site’s Rhett Bollinger says K-Rod blows save, gets win anyway

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Sarfate gets just 9 outs in rough start

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Huff finished second behind Cabrera in AL Player of the Month voting

The Sun’s Ray Frager enjoyed joke during last night’s broadcast

The Sun’s Patrick Gutierrez says Snyder heating up on farm

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Fahey sent down to make room for Waters

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Jones headed back to Charm City for further evaluation

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says outcome ‘doesn’t matter’ after comeback (Couldn’t disagree more)

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Montanez likely to replace Jones on roster

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Trembley dropped Payton in lineup

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says service time amongst reasons some minor leaguers won’t come up

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck thinks 60 doubles for Roberts long shot

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck thinks Jones done for year if foot fractured

The AP says Markakis, Mora get 2 RBI apiece in 9th to tie game

Fox Sports’ Aram Tolegian has Orioles 19th in Power Rankings

Sporting News’ Ryan Fagan has Orioles 19th in Power Rankings

LA Daily News’ Doug Padilla says K-Rod blew just 4th save

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Harbaugh yet to name starting QB

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Rolle in attendance at Camp Monday

The Official Site says Harbaugh pleased with Slaughter in pass protection

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Thursday important for Wheelwright, M. Smith, Harper

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Flacco leader of QB Derby yesterday

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Barnes taking leadership on, off field

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says QB derby ‘difficult to decipher’

The Sun says McCants no longer eligible bachelor

The Sun’s Ken Murray says Stover hit Mason’s car with short kick

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Mayor Dixon visited Camp

The Sun’s Mike Preston thinks Gaither should have returned by now

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Ngata, Cousins moved without braces

The Sun’s Mike Preston says offense ‘came together’

The Examiner’s Ron Snyder says Heap amongst those not practicing

The Examiner’s Ron Snyder says QB job ‘Boller’s to lose’

The Examiner’s Eric Detweiler says Ravens need contribution from Ivy

Aaron Wilson says QB decision could come as early as today

Aaron Wilson says Heap’s calf improving

Aaron Wilson says Flacco had best day amongst QB’s

Carroll County Times’ Ryan Chell says Koch enjoys spending Camp in new home Westminster

Frederick News Post’s Stan Goldberg says Flacco ‘anxious’ about first NFL game Thursday

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ravens should flip coin like Browns did

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Friedgen thought QB’s ‘sharper’ yesterday than in Spring

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Friedgen wouldn’t rule out using multiple QB’s

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Terps move Tate to safety

The Examiner’s Sean Welsh says Turner believes he has ‘momentum’ going into Camp

Frederick News-Post’s Greg Swatek says OC Franklin views Terps as ‘fastest team’ he’s even been around

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Terps want to establish depth charts earlier

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps not selling any more season tickets

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps comfortable without having stars

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says race between Terps, Deacs, and Tigers will be closer than people expect

CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd says Terps’ Orange Bowl defeat amongst worst BCS games of all time

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh talks with Penn State commit Thomas due to program problems (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mike Ashley says Turner starts Fall at top of depth chart….’for now’ (must subscribe)

Turtle Sports Report’s Seth Hoffman says Friedgen wants to get depth chart set earlier (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter checks in with ‘Triple Threat’ prospect (must subscribe)

NAVY FOOTBALL:

Go Mids’ David Ausiello continues his ‘inside look’ at plebe summer

Go Mids’ David Ausiello says Niumatalolo thinks Navy ‘better than’ Army (must subscribe)

TOWSON FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Combs pleased with Day 1 of practice

HOPKINS LACROSSE:

Inside Lacrosse’s Jon Brand says Rabil inks with Maverik

BALTIMORE MARINERS:

The Official Site says Morris sells team to Alan Taylor

HORSE RACING:

Daily Racing Form’s David Grening says Prado inducted to Hall of Fame

Thoroughbred Times’ John P. Sparkman says Prado believes Hall induction proves ‘dreams can be accomplished’

The AP says Hall of Famer Prado grateful size allowed him to be jockey

SWIMMING:

The AP says Phelps avoids crowds on arrival in Beijing

Washington Times’ Ryan O’Halloran says Phelps ‘face’ of Games

Fox Sports’ Michael Rosenberg hopes Americans don’t overlook Phelps’ accomplishments

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-I liked a lot of what I heard at Media Day yesterday. I liked the fact that Ralph said he wants to establish his depth chart earlier in August. I think it is IMPERATIVE that Ralph knows who is team is before the season starts; not as the season progresses. I did NOT like the thought that multiple QB’s might be used. No matter whom it is, this team needs to have ONE starting quarterback. I really get the feeling that it will be Jordan Steffy; but either is a fine choice. The only way the Terps should use multiple QB’s should be if there is an injury issue; or if they have a special package for Josh Portis somehow.

-Congratulations to Edgar Prado on being inducted into Horse Racing’s Hall of Fame. It is a very deserving honor for a man who has had a very storied career.

-Peter Schmuck is wrong. The outcome of last night’s game DID matter. Yes, the Orioles showed great heart in rallying after midnight to tie the game. But a loss is a loss-even if you get 4 runs after 2 outs against the game’s best closer. The Orioles STILL lost; and they HAVE to learn how to finish games.

  Dennis Sarfate shouldn’t have been in the rotation to begin with. Hayden Penn should have that spot. Best of luck to Chris Waters; but I’m not expecting much.

-Is the Alan Taylor that bought the Baltimore Mariners the same Alan Taylor from Alan Taylor Communications? I wish someone of actual significance would get involved in Arena Football in this city.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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