Wednesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

November 19, 2008 | Glenn Clark

The one advantage John Harbaugh should bring to the Ravens Sunday as a former Eagles assistant is that he should have an idea of the tendencies Andy Reid and his staff have. Whereas the Eagles might not know what Rex Ryan or Cam Cameron could be thinking, John Harbaugh should have an idea of what Jim Johnson is thinking in a particular situation.

Otherwise, this will be nothing more than a chance for old friends to catch up; with the Eagles DESPERATELY needing a win to take some pressure off of Reid and McNabb in Philly. This could be a dangerous spot for the Ravens. We’ll talk more later in the week.

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

Best of Tuesday’s WNST Blogs:

Drew Forrester imagines Boras’ Orioles call with Teixeira

Drew Forrester doesn’t think you should spend money on O’s until they spend money

Bob Haynie says Ravens ‘very much alive’ in AFC playoff hunt

Rob Long says Ravens more deserving of MNF than Browns, Bills

Glenn Clark says Terps need to get off to quicker start vs. Vermont

Ed Frankovic says Caps doing good work off ice as well

RAVENS:

The Official Site says Flacco enjoys playing Rock Band

The Official Site finds out what Ravens families are doing for Thanksgiving

The Official Site says Harbaugh thinks Stover’s PAT record ‘amazing’

Eagles Official Site’s Dave Spadaro says Eagles’ run ‘D’ must come up ‘big’ vs. Ravens

Eagles Official Site offers complete Eagles-Ravens release (pdf)

Eagles Official Site’s Merrill Reese says Eagles’ DC Johnson ‘should be able to confuse’ Flacco

The Sun’s Edward Lee says F. Washington feels transition to Baltimore off to ‘awesome start’

The Sun’s Rick Maese says Flacco’s ‘nature’ appears to fit with Ravens’ ‘nurture’

The Sun’s Mike Preston thought Ravens opened Giants game with ‘conservative’ plan

The Examiner’s Ron Snyder says Ravens have third best home record since 2000

The Examiner’s Ron Snyder says Harbaugh, Ravens disagree on impact Giants had Sunday

Aaron Wilson says Ravens RB’s need to bounce back from tough game against Giants

Carroll County Times’ Haruki Nakamura says he understands value of working in community

Philadelphia Inquirer’s Bob Brookover says Harbaugh supporting Eagles coach Reid

Philadelphia Daily News’ Sam Donnellon says Eagles ‘flat out awful’ in close games

ESPN.com has Ravens 13th in power rankings

ESPN.com voters have Ravens anywhere from 10th to 17th

ESPN.com’s James Walker says ‘most expected more’ from Ravens

ESPN.com’s James Walker says stock falling for McGahee, defense

Fox Sports’ Adam Schein says Giants ‘embarrassed’ Ravens

Fox Sports’ Adrian Hasenmayer have Ravens 13th in power rankings

Sporting News’ Vinnie Iyer has Ravens 11th in power rankings

CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco has Ravens 16th in power rankings

Yahoo! Sports’ Michael Silver has Ravens 16th in power rankings

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The AP says Navarre looking to ‘go out with a bang’

Florida State Official Site says Noles practice in cold weather, preparing for frigid conditions Saturday night

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Ralph learning to stay calm in disappointing situations

The Sun’s Matt Bracken looks back at season for commit Franklin

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Ralph ‘emotional’ when discussing seniors

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Franklin wants players to offer input during games

The Examiner’s Sean Welsh says Terps ‘ready’ for Florida State

Frederick News-Post’s Greg Swatek says E. Williams trying to keep focus on game, not emotions of senior night

The Diamondback’s Adi Joseph says Terps fans ‘deserved’ chance to celebrate on field with team Saturday night

The Diamondback’s Eric Detweiler says Terps hoping to learn from failure to win title in ‘06

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Ralph ‘loosened’ up to keep control of team

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says LB Fokou wants Terps to ‘win out’ and get to Tampa

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Terps want fans wearing black Saturday night

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Terps’ losses all came to teams who lost previous game

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Terps 6-0 at home, 0-3 at night

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says E. Williams has brought ‘energy’ to Terps during career

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says FSU game nearly sold out

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps have remained relatively healthy

ESPN.com has Terps 24th in power rankings

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Noles’ J. Robinson will start for Rolle

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says FSU safety McClure has torn cartilage in knee, status unknown

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Terps haven’t lost at home since painting state flags in endzones

Sporting News’ Matt Hayes thinks Terps Jacksonville-bound

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says E. Williams ‘in constant motion’ (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says future Terps amongst those playing in Crab Bowl (must subscribe)

Turtle Sports Report’s Allen Wallace says proximity could get prospect Nunez to College Park

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Vasquez scores 28 as Terps pummel Penguins

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of win

The Official Site says Gary thinks Terps need to improve offensively at start of game

The Official Site says Vasquez has reached double digits in 29 of last 30 games

The Sun’s Don Markus says Greivis’ family in town to see big game

The Sun’s Don Markus says Terps went first 3 and a half minutes without scoring

The Sun’s Don Markus says Mosley gave Terps ‘energy’ early

The Sun’s Don Markus says Padgett first Terp from NYC since Garfield Smith

The Examiner’s Dylan Waugh says Milbourne ‘needs to score more’

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Terps finished first half on 20-2 run

The Diamondback’s Mark Selig says Vasquez gets ‘positive’ game under belt

The Diamondback’s Greg Schimmel says blowout scores not totally ‘indicative’ of Terps’ play thus far

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Hayes thinks Terps just didn’t hit shots early on

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says full court press good, big men bad in win for Terps

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Gary wants to improve ACC marketing, defends Duke

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Terps believe bigs will become ‘adequate contributors’

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps best when Vasquez, Neal on floor last night

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps went to bench early

Terrapin Times’ Mike Ashley says game started late, Terps started later in win (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says Tucker’s family has background in dancing (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

The Diamondback’s Aaron Kraut says Terps need to ‘learn’ from loss to TCU

NAVY BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Kina scores 19 to lead Mids past St. Francis

NAVY FOOTBALL:

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Niumatalolo hoping to get ‘spark’ from Dobbs

Go Mids’ Chris Swezey breaks down Navy’s success on onsides kick (must subscribe)

Go Mids updates results for Navy opponents this season

LOYOLA BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Lewis scores 23 but Hounds fall to Cornell in NIT

MT. ST. MARY’S BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Goode Athlete of the Week

UMES FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says ESPN honors former Hawks Shell, Sample

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Alden Gonzalez says Bergesen, Reimold added to 40 man roster

The Official Site’s Alden Gonzalez says Huff finishes 16th in MVP voting

The AP says political protests cut Ripken’s Nicaragua camp short

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Krivsky ‘candidate’, but hasn’t interviewed for front office job

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says O. Salazar still hitting well in Venezuela

The Examiner’s Tony Giro wonders what Orioles doing to lure Teixeira

Washington Post’s Marc Carig says O’s add catcher Reyes

SI’s Joe Pasnanski says Mussina Hall worthy

HORSE RACING:

Thoroughbred Times says all other horses at Laurel test negative for equine herpes

Thoroughbred Times says Magna gets extension on loan

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

Terps in the NFL week 11…..

-LB Eric Barton had 17 tackles (14 solo) and forced a fumble in the Jets’ 34-31 win over the Patriots
-DE Jon Condo had 2 tackles (2 solo) in the Raiders’ 17-15 loss to the Dolphins
-TE Vernon Davis had 1 catch for 2 yards and a TD in the 49ers’ 35-16 win over the Rams
-CB Domonique Foxworth had 5 tackles (5 solo) in the Falcons’ 24-20 loss to the Broncos
-QB Shaun Hill went 15-20 for 213 yards and 2 TD’s, and ran 3 times for 5 yards and a TD in the 49ers’ 35-16 win over the Rams
-LB D’Qwell Jackson had 11 tackles (5 solo) and defended 1 pass in the Browns’ 29-27 win over the Bills
-P Adam Podlesh punted 10 times for 409 yards (40.9 yd. avg.) with 1 inside the 20 in the Jaguars’ 24-14 loss to the Titans
-DT Randy Starks had 2 tackles (2 solo) in the Dolphins’ 17-15 win over the Raiders
-S Madieu Williams had 1 tackle (1 solo) in the Vikings’ 19-13 loss to the Bucs
-CB Josh Wilson had 10 tackles (10 solo), forced a fumble, and returned an interception 58 yards in the Seahawks’ 26-20 loss to the Cardinals

Morgan Bears in the NFL Week 11…..

-TE Visanthe Shiancoe had 2 catches for 41 yards in the Vikings’ 19-13 loss to the Bucs

-I’ll say Morgan 74, Manhattan 70 tonight. This will be a good matchup.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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