Like Drew said; this was tougher to do because there were 12 worthy candidates. But here’s my Tuesday Top 7…..7-Ray Lewis
He’s on the list because of “The Speech”. He had a solid game, but apparently the rallying cry was legit.
You’re just not getting anywhere near him. Forget it. He might well be the best interior lineman in the NFL.
If the Ravens can go downfield to Mark Clayton, this is an entirely different offense. But asking him to climb the ladder in double coverage is NOT a good idea.
This team is better when the defense scores. Terrell Suggs has done that twice in the last 3 weeks.
If he plays like he did in the 2nd half the rest of the season; he will beat out Matt Ryan for Rookie of the Year honors.
Totally dynamic back. Just needs to make sure he holds on to the football.
The true “savior” of this offense. The catch on 3rd and 16 was unbelievably big; and he just keeps giving Joe Flacco a sure target. Braylon Edwards might be more explosive; but Braylon Edwards dropped the most important ball thrown to him all day. Derrick Mason didn’t.
Let’s see what everyone else has to say……
Best of Monday’s WNST Blogs:
Drew Forrester still ‘puzzled’ by Ravens
Nestor Aparicio struggled to root for Skins
RAVENS:The Official Site’s Mike Duffy
The Official Site’s Scott Garceau says 3rd & 16 conversion will be ‘defining moment’ of season
The Official Site says McGahee ‘will be ready’ vs. Texans
Texans Official Site’s Brooke Bentley says Rosenfels to start for injured Schaub
Texans Official Site says Kubiak ‘not sure’ if RB Green will be available vs. Ravens
The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens have decision to make at RB
The Sun’s Ken Murray says losing bye helped Harbaugh decide to give Ravens day off yesterday
The Sun’s Mike Preston says coaching staff getting ‘everything’ possible from Ravens
The Sun’s Mike Preston says Ravens can stick with both RB’s
The Sun’s Mike Preston says Flacco’s improvement not just about statistics
The Examiner’s Ron Snyder says Harbaugh just thinking about Texans
The Examiner’s Ron Snyder says McAlister out, Rolle should play Sunday
The Examiner’s Jay Trucker thinks 52 should do morning show
The Examiner’s Steve DeClue says Flacco ‘real deal’
Aaron Wilson says Rice has ‘expanded himself’ in Ravens’ offense
Houston Chronicle’s John McClain says Ravens game will be 2nd start of season for Rosenfels
ESPN.com’s James Walker thinks Ravens will go with ‘hot hand’ Rice
SI.com’s Ross Tucker says Rice one of many rookie backs with big days Sunday
Sporting News’ Mike Florio says Rice has ‘arrived’
CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco gives Ravens ‘A’ for win over Browns
Yahoo! Sports’ Michael Silver has Ravens 19th in power rankings
TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:The Official Site
Virginia Tech Official Site offers complete Hokies-Terps release (pdf)
The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Terps haven’t always known which QB would play
The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Carolina game will be on ABC locally; ESPN nationally
The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Ralph credits O-Line for running improvement
The Sun’s Jeff Barker says despite what Ralph says, Terps do care about rankings
The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Ralph ‘loyal’ to fault
The Sun’s Matt Bracken says Stinebaugh highlights weekend action for Maryland commits
The Diamondback’s Eric Detweiler says Egekeze has background at Augusta National
Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says coaching staff will try to keep Terps ‘focused’ for night game Saturday
Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Ralph ‘hopeful’ Moten can play Thursday
Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says some fans frustrated Terps haven’t competed for national championship
Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Terps wax political
Washington Post’s Matthew Rennie says Hokies concerned about QB depth Thursday
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Beamer not saying much about QB’s
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps making first 3:30 ABC appearance since last year’s Clemson loss
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Hokies’ beat writer Slater thinks running attack would be hurt if Taylor can’t play
Richmond Times-Dispatch’s Darryl Slater says Hokies 33-5 at home since 2003
Richmond Times-Dispatch’s Darryl Slater says Times’ Stevens thinks Terps will play ‘decent’ in Blacksburg
ESPN.com has Terps 24th in power rankings
ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Virginia Tech QB’s remain ‘questionable’
TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:The Official Site
says Gary ‘very happy’ to have Kim ready to playThe Sun’s Don Markus
The Examiner’s Dylan Waugh says Kim will create matchup problems
The Diamondback’s Mark Selig says Gary thinks Kim one of ‘best shooters’ on team
Washington Post says online courses were problem for Kim
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says third time charm for Kim
Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh offers breaking Jin Soo Kim news (must subscribe)Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter
says Terps looking at sophomore prospect Gibbs (must subscribe)NAVY FOOTBALL:
The Official Site
The Official Site offers complete Navy-Notre Dame release (pdf)Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner
TOWSON FOOTBALL:The Official Site
MORGAN FOOTBALL:The Examiner’s Dave Carey
SALISBURY FOOTBALL:The Official Site
UMBC BASKETBALL:The Official Site
says new mascot named “Gritty”HOPKINS LACROSSE:
The Official Site
Inside Lacrosse’s Jon Brand says Rabil wins Laxie for Player of the Year
The Examiner’s Sean Welsh says Jays open season vs. Siena
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Jays playing all ACC teams except Duke
ORIOLES:The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin
The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Birds outright Castillo to Norfolk
The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Wieters cooling off, Reimold heating up in Arizona
The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says ‘little indication’ Angelos would give Teixeira $20 million per year
BLAST:The Official Site
BOXING:ESPN.com’s Dan Rafael
FightNews.com says Rahman replaces Povetkin in fight
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL:Ravens Official Site
SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:-When the Eagles visit Baltimore November 23; don’t forget to shout “Joe” instead of “O” during the national anthem.
-Kudos to everyone who sent us Flacco-isms this morning. Congratulations to Mark from Parkville for his choice “When Joe Flacco met Joe Greene; Joe Flacco threw Joe Greene HIS jersey.” Funny stuff.
-Jin Soo Kim might be a decent basketball player; but if he’s 6’8” and can’t play inside I am concerned as to how he will help this particular team.
-One of two things will happen in December when Hasim Rahman faces Wladimir Klitschko. Either Rock will stun the world; or he won’t fight in the spotlight ever again. I hope.
Talk to you tomorrow.