Tuesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

November 18, 2008 | Glenn Clark

Here’s my Tuesday Top 7……7-Ray Rice

He didn’t really have a good game; but he was an option out of the backfield on 3rd down; which is a help. No one else was really making plays on 3rd down, so it was good that Rice was there.

6-Ray Lewis

He didn’t really have that great of a game either; but he did make an interception at a crucial time; when the game was still in the balance.

5-Terrell Suggs

I was surprised to see that Suggs had collected 7 tackles, but I did know he had played a decent game. Drew also says the Ravens graded him high, which I guess is good too.

4-Haloti Ngata

He jumped a couple of times; but otherwise just played one more great game in what has been a great season.

3-Joe Flacco

If I was grading the first half alone; he wouldn’t be on the list. If I was grading the 2nd half alone; he’d be number 1.

2-Derrick Mason

Other than the miss that lead to the Interception, he was the best player on the field BY FAR. Unfortunately, that was a pretty costly miss.

1-Jarrett Johnson

I’ve said before that when the game is still in the balance, I am more generous in grading. When Johnson went to the air to make sure he sacked Eli Manning, you could tell how much effort he was giving to try to turn things around.

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

Best of Monday’s WNST Blogs:

Drew Forrester

says Birds finally start spending money

Thyrl Nelson has Ravens 10th in power rankings

Casey Willett says Harbaugh believes W. Anderson has ‘chance to play’ Sunday

Casey Willett says some in Cleveland want Browns to pursue Scott

Rob Long says Giants were ‘licking their chops’ to face Ravens

Nestor Aparicio wants you to enter your Ravens basement in Miller Lite contest

Ken Zalis didn’t care Ravens were running ball in 4th quarter

Chris Pika says Eagles will present ‘another tough challenge’ for Ravens

Mark Mussina not surprised Ravens lost to Giants

Alex Thomas thinks Flacco deserved game ball

RAVENS:The Official Site’s Mike Duffy

 

says Harbaugh preparing to battle former Eagles team

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Ravens lost TOP battle for first time all season

The Official Site’s Denver Parler says Mason toughed out Sunday’s game with shoulder injury

The Official Site’s Scott Garceau says Jacobs ‘may have had best 73 yard game in NFL history’

Eagles Official Site’s Dave Spadaro says team needs to ‘jump on things earlier’ vs. Ravens

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens will have chances to ‘prove themselves’

The Sun’s Mike Preston says loss to Giants shouldn’t cause ‘despair’

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Harbaugh ‘hopeful’ Terry can play

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Harbaugh ‘concerned’ with Ravens’ penalties

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Ravens in ‘big trouble’ if Gaither can’t play

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Ravens only had ‘10 percent chance’ to beat Giants

The Examiner’s Phil Macek says Ravens ‘face long road to playoffs’

The Examiner’s Steve DeClue gives only Sunday praise to Flacco

Aaron Wilson says Ravens looking to ‘build’ from tough loss

Aaron Wilson says Harbaugh thinks Gaither will be ‘touch and go’

The AP says Ravens must fix flaws to get to playoffs

Philadelphia Daily News’ John Smallwood thinks Reid’s time should be done in Philly

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ravens can’t suffer ‘long losing streak’ rest of season

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Giants may give NFL ‘blueprint’ for running on Ravens

CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco gives Ravens ‘D’ for Giants game

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:The Official Site

 

previews Saturday night’s showdown with Florida State

The Official Site offers complete Maryland-Florida State release (pdf)Florida State Official Site

says Bowden thinks Terps’ defense similar to BC’s

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Terps hoping to ink JuCo star this week (must subscribe)The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg

says Terps fans should ‘trust’ in Ralph

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says Stinebaugh’s big game highlighted weekend action for Terps’ commits

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Terps will play at Boston College at noon or 3:30

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Terps, BC each control own fate

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says OC Franklin ‘frustrated’ with Portis

The Diamondback’s Eric Detweiler says Franklin took players’ advice and kept running vs. Heels

Washington Post’s Josh Barr says Cosh’s son rising QB prospect

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Turner thinks Terps ‘like playing at home’

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says FSU safety McClure injured celebrating against BC

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says ACC won’t determine Maryland-BC kickoff until we know what game means

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says projections have Terps in Orange, Gator, Champs Sports Bowls

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Williams named ACC offensive lineman of the Week

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Terps don’t control clock, but have put together long drives

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Terps must ‘handle success’

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell has already booked hotel room in Tampa

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps leading ACC in 4th quarter scoring defense

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says running success helped Williams to ACC honor

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich thinks Terps end up in Atlanta

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich has Terps 2nd in power rankings

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:The Official Site

 

previews tonight’s tilt with Youngstown State

The Official Site offers complete Maryland-Youngstown State release (pdf)The Official Site

says Padgett officially inks with Terps

Youngstown State Official Site says tonight’s game features two of 8 coaches with 600 career wins

The Sun’s Don Markus says scoring ‘least of (Gary’s) worries’ for big men

The Sun’s Don Markus didn’t hear booing during Terps’ opener

The Examiner’s Dylan Waugh says Padgett joins J. Williams in important big man class for Terps

The Diamondback’s Mark Selig says Tucker ‘solidified’ starting job with performance against Bucknell

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Youngstown State team features new players

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps can’t rely on interior defense anymore

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps 3-1 all-time vs. teams from Horizon League

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Padgett signing ‘anticlimactic’

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Greivis had top +/- vs. Bucknell

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says many helped Bowie improve jumper this summer (must subscribe)Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter

says Barton amongst most ‘valuable’ ’10 prospects (must subscribe)TERRAPINS SOCCER:

The Official Site

says Terps 2nd overall seed in NCAA Tournament

The Diamondback’s Aaron Kraut says Terps would have home field advantage in Tournament until College Cup

Washington Post’s Steven Goff says only Deacs seeded higher than Terps in Tournament

TERRAPINS LACROSSE:Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens

 

says Terps open season in Jacksonville

UMBC BASKETBALL:The Official Site

 

says Greene sets all time assists mark, but Dogs fall at Morgan

MORGAN BASKETBALL:The Official Site

 

says Bears avenge ’07 loss by beating UMBC

The Sun’s Jeff Seidel says Bears held Dogs to 37 percent shooting

LOYOLA BASKETBALL:The Official Site

 

says Hounds run out of gas vs. Eagles in NIT last night

The Official Site says Harvey honored by MAAC

LOYOLA SOCCER:The Official Site

 

says Hounds 9th overall seed in NCAA Tournament

MT. ST. MARY’S BASKETBALL:The Official Site

 

says Mount hangs tough, but falls at Virginia Tech

The Official Site says Goode named NEC Player of the Week

Carroll County Times says Eers blew 8 point lead with 6 minutes to play

Washington Post’s Zach Berman says Hokies ‘mostly outplayed’ by EersNAVY FOOTBALL:

The Examiner’s Tom Flynn

says Navy-Notre Dame had ‘festive bowl-like’ atmosphere

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Niumatalolo doesn’t think going to Dobbs would solve all offensive problems

Washington Post says Niumatalolo starting Dobbs because he has Mids’ offense ‘moving’

Go Mids’ David Ausiello says Navy needs ‘leader’ to emerge on offense

NAVY BASKETBALL:The Official Site

 

previews tonight’s contest with St. Francis

The Official Site offers complete Navy-St. Francis release (pdf)Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens

says Mids trying to replace Sprink’s production

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Navy keeping ‘busy’ early

TOWSON FOOTBALL:The Official Site

 

previews Saturday’s finale vs. #1 James Madison

HOPKINS FOOTBALL:The Official Site

 

says Jays to play Catholic in ECAC Southeast Bowl Game

SALISBURY FOOTBALL:The Official Site

 

says Gulls to play in ECAC Southwest Bowl Championship

ORIOLES:The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin

 

says veterans like Mussina, R. Johnson unlikely to want to finish career in Baltimore

The Official Site’s Alden Gonzalez says O’s exec Proefrock joins Phillies as Assistant GM

The Official Site’s Alden Gonzalez says Birds sign Hennessey, D. Murphy to minor league deals

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Birds have not made offer to Teixeira yet

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says former Oriole Townsend to miss season again

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says former Reds GM Krivsky could be candidate for Proefrock’s job

The Sun says Hennessey, D. Murphy invited to Spring Training

The Examiner’s Jay Trucker says with Loewen gone, Birds should discontinue ‘Magic’

HORSE RACING:Thoroughbred Times’ John Scheinman

 

says Laurel horse with equine herpes euthanized

The Sun’s Bill Ordine says 50 other horses test negative for herpes at Laurel

SWIMMING:The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg

 

says Phelps, Bowman claim top honors from USA Swimming

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:-I’ll say Maryland 94, Youngstown State 62. This is lesser competition than Bucknell was and Vermont will be. Also, I’ll say Loyola gets a 59-54 win over Cornell, but they have to be tired. Navy 74, St. Francis 67 as well.

-Congratulations to SunTrust Athlete of the Morning Kourtney Salvarola, who had 12 kills and 16 digs to lead the Broadneck Bruins to a 4 set win over Thomas Johnson in the state 4A Volleyball final. Congratulations to Centennial as well, who beat Towson in straight sets for the 3A title.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

 

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