Tuesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

November 04, 2008 | Glenn Clark

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.

6-Haloti Ngata

You’re just not getting anywhere near him. Forget it. He might well be the best interior lineman in the NFL.

5-Mark Clayton

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.

4-Terrell Suggs

This team is better when the defense scores. Terrell Suggs has done that twice in the last 3 weeks.

3-Joe Flacco

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.

2-Ray Rice

Totally dynamic back. Just needs to make sure he holds on to the football.

1-Derrick Mason

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

thinks Rice top Raven Sunday

Drew Forrester still ‘puzzled’ by Ravens

Nestor Aparicio struggled to root for Skins

Casey Willett says practices will be less physical this week to make up for loss of bye

RAVENS:The Official Site’s Mike Duffy


says Harbaugh ‘not worried’ about losing this week’s scheduled bye

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

Aaron Wilson says Harbaugh not taking much from good record early on

The AP says Harbaugh not thinking playoffs…….or not admitting it anyway

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



says Terps to face Heels at 3:30

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’



says Gary ‘very happy’ to have Kim ready to playThe Sun’s Don Markus

says Kim now eligible

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

previews Navy-Notre Dame

The Official Site offers complete Navy-Notre Dame release (pdf)Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner

says Niumatalolo successfully replacing Johnson



previews Towson-Delaware

MORGAN FOOTBALL:The Examiner’s Dave Carey


says Bears aware they have chance to accomplish something they never have



says Gulls drop to 17th in poll



says new mascot named “Gritty”HOPKINS LACROSSE:

The Official Site

says Jays will play 8 Tournament teams this season

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


says Birds WILL pursue Teixeira

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


says Massachusetts replaces Orlando in new league

BOXING:ESPN.com’s Dan Rafael


says Rahman will face W. Klitschko

FightNews.com says Rahman replaces Povetkin in fight

The AP says Rahman-Klitschko fight will be for IBF title



says Queen Anne’s County’s Graef Coach of the Week

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.