Tuesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

November 11, 2008 | Glenn Clark

Your Tuesday Top 7……7-Steven Hauschka

If he can regularly deliver 50+ yard field goals; then the Ravens have another new element to their exciting offense. And the kickoffs are a weapon too.

6-Todd Heap

Not only did he have 5 catches for 58 yards and 2 touchdowns, but he also had one of his best blocking games of the year.

5-Terrell Suggs

It figures he would be having an impact season with a payday looming….

4-Joe Flacco

He can’t put passes where his receivers can get hurt; and he needs to learn how to take a sack. But his performances have been pretty special.

3-Ray Lewis

He controls the pace of the defense, and the pace of game play on the field. The stiff arm was a joy to watch as well.

2-Willis McGahee

McGahee is the difference for this team offensively. He is the only home run hitter on the field; and can control the pace offensively the way Ray can defensively.

1-Haloti Ngata

The guy ABSOLUTELY looked like the most dominant player on the field Sunday. It is a pleasure to watch him play. The INT; the hits on Rosenfels that caused INT’s, the blocking at the goal line…..it was all there.

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

Best of Monday’s WNST Blogs:

Drew Forrester

thinks McGahee top Raven vs. Texans

Drew Forrester not a fan of new Orioles hats

Casey Willett says Harbaugh praises Coaches H. Jackson, Montgomery

Thyrl Nelson has Ravens 8th in power rankings

Nestor Aparicio wants more than just “Baltimore” from Orioles

Alex Thomas gives game ball to Ngata

Ken Zalis thinks Ravens 5th best team in NFL

RAVENS:The Official Site


says Harbaugh thought win ‘team victory’

The Official Site’s Scott Garceau says offense finally catching up to defense

The Official Site says Ravens made ‘numerous’ mistakes

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Ravens averaging NFL high 33.5 points per game over last four weeks

Giants Official Site’s Michael Eisen says team knows Ravens ‘great challenge’ Sunday

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says offense has ‘tough tests’ in upcoming games

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Ravens can start using ‘P’ word

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Ravens keeping both Stover, Hauschka

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Harbaugh ‘hopeful’ Mason will play SundayThe AP

says former Ravens WR Hunter sentenced to six months in prison

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Harbaugh expects W. Anderson to ‘fight like crazy’ to play Sunday

The Sun’s Mike Preston says McAlister wanted to push surgery, doctors told him playing would ‘jeopardize career’

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Heap ‘never complained’ about not getting ball

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Ravens should continue using all RB’s

The Examiner’s Dave Carey gives highest praise to D-Line, LB’s

The Examiner’s Ron Snyder says players more ‘positive’ about Ravens’ direction

The Examiner’s Phil Macek says Ravens looking at ‘huge game’ with Giants

The Examiner’s Steve DeClue gives highest praise to D-Line, LB’s

Aaron Wilson says Ravens have ‘sprinted’ from Colts loss

Aaron Wilson says ‘too early’ for Harbaugh to determine Mason’s status for Sunday

The AP says things have changed dramatically for Ravens over last month

New York Post’s Paul Schwartz says Giants formidable run game faces Ravens’ formidable run D

New York Daily News’ Gary Myers says this Giants team could be better than ’86 Giants

Newark Star-Ledger’s Frank Della Femina says some in New York talking ‘repeat’

Newark Star-Ledger’s Jenny Vrentas says Giants can’t afford to keep fumbling

ESPN.com Page 2’s DJ Gallo says McGahee’s bye week frustrations misguided

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Clayton’s play good sign if Mason can’t go Sunday

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ravens ‘very well-conditioned football team’

ESPN.com’s James Walker says ‘settling’ QB position has made Ravens playoff contender

ESPN.com’s James Walker says 52, McGahee ‘hot’

CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco gives Ravens another “A”

Yahoo! Sports’ Michael Silver says Neal compares Flacco to hot high school sophomore



previews Maryland-Carolina

The Official Site offers complete Maryland-Carolina release (pdf)The Official Site

says Terps will play Florida State on ESPN

North Carolina Official Site says Heels will be without TE Pianalto Saturday

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says Porzel, O’Brien, Stinebaugh highlight big weekend for commits

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Davis talking up Terps

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Terps, Heels to kick off at 7:45

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Terps have slumping run defense, Heels have red hot run offense

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says MTSU over Maryland amongst most unlikely outcomes all season

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Terps will bring 0-3 record at night to Florida State game

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell breaks down Terps, Heels statistically

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Terps must run ball, stop run to beat Heels

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says tailgaters excited for Florida State at night

Raleigh News & Observer’s Robbi Pickeral says Davis thinking about Terps; not Tennessee job

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says UNC’s Houston getting tips from Va Tech’s Evans

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says defense must improve for Terps

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Terps don’t have defense, offensive playmakers to match Noles, Hokies

SI’s Stewart Mandel has Terps headed to Boise

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Kerr ‘looking forward’ to hitting campus in January (must subscribe)TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Sun’s Don Markus

wonders how Vasquez will respond to benching

The Diamondback’s Mark Selig says Milbourne embracing captain role

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Neal featured prominently on media guide

ESPN.com Page 2’s Paul Lukas says new Under Armour jerseys ‘flashier’, not ‘better’

CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish thinks Terps on ‘bubble’

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says ’10 prospect Regan visiting this weekend (must subscribe)Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter

recaps New Jersey event (must subscribe)NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site

previews Navy-Notre Dame

The Official Site offers complete Navy-Notre Dame release (pdf)The Official Site’s Bob Socci

says Bryant ‘tough as nails’

The Sun’s Don Markus says Weis will have ‘active’ role in Notre Dame offense

The Examiner’s Tom Flynn remembers when Navy, Notre Dame battled in Ireland

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Dobbs tends to struggle in practice

Fox Sports’ Jason Whitlock says ‘there are rumors’ Weis will be fired if Irish lose to Mids



previews hoops season



previews Towson-Villanova

MORGAN FOOTBALL:The Examiner’s Dave Carey


says Bears must win out to have any shot at MEAC title



says Coach Monroe to host show today

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens has UMBC, Morgan, Mt. St. Mary’s IN; Terps OUT



says Eagles building around MEAC star McKee

MT. ST. MARY’S BASKETBALL:The Sun’s Mike Klingaman


says Coach Brown trying to keep Eers ‘humble’ after Tourney run

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Atupems playing together for Eers

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Eers bring back 7 of top 8 scorers



says Jays should continue good ‘trends’ from last season

ORIOLES:The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr.


says Matusz collecting strikeouts, giving up runs in Arizona

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Matusz, Tillman get some love in Baseball America

The Examiner’s Jay Trucker says Palmer, Markakis, Guthrie, Sherrill will attend rally

MARINERS:The Official Site


says team hosting another tryout this weekend

BALTIMORE COLTS:Newsday’s Neil Best


says Gifford wondered whether last year’s Super Bowl ‘greater’ than ‘Greatest Game Ever Played’

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:-Congratulations to Suntrust Athlete of the Morning John Jenkins; who had the game winner for Lutheran in their 2-1 victory of Chapelgate in the C Conference title game. Congratulations also to Amy Chotikul and Christie Brown; who were both starters for the Boys’ team at Lutheran.

Talk to you tomorrow.