Tuesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

December 09, 2008 | Glenn Clark

Tuesday Top 7….

7-Lorenzo Neal

Call him Carlos Marmol; cause he’s setting up “The Closer”. How great was that last drive?

6-Fabian Washington

Could have had a couple picks on Sunday, instead he settled for being a shutdown corner. And he’s been doing it for a few weeks.

5-Derrick Mason

If you call that pass in that situation, it had BETTER work. Thankfully for Joe Flacco; Derrick Mason made it work.

4-Le’Ron McClain

Call him Mariano Rivera, because he is officially “The Closer.”

3-Ray Lewis

He was all over the field……..again. He was the captain of a STOUT defensive performance…..again. What else can you ask for?

2-Terrell Suggs

He set things up from the get-go, and plays were made thanks to him. Maybe his line included just one sack; but his day was much better than that.

1-Ed Reed

What more do you want? He was everywhere. And the plays he made are plays that would have died with a lot of other defenders. He’s never satisfied with a solid play; he wants the home run.

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

Best of Monday’s WNST Blogs:

Bob Haynie wonders if not making playoffs would be such a big deal

Drew Forrester says Mason, Flacco, 52 top nominees for Team MVP

Casey Willett says just making playoffs not enough for Ravens

Rob Long now realizes why coaching change important for Ravens

Alex Thomas thinks game might be most important game in regular season history

Jason Jubb says Neal making impact

Drew Forrester says Steelers fans can only call if they pre-register

Drew Forrester rooting for Norbel

Ed Frankovic says Lepisto back to Hershey

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says more than ‘bragging rights’ on the line when Ravens face Steelers

The Official Site’s Scott Garceau says Ravens just don’t play 14 point leads at home

The Official Site says Harbaugh thought McGahee played well

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley looks back on important regular season games in Ravens history before Sunday’s showdown

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Suggs was worried about Campbell’s health when Skins put Geisinger in game

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Ravens should still use 3 backs, but with L. McClain as starter

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Harbaugh would have rather seen Flacco slide than run into L. Fletcher

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Reed again amongst Defensive Player of the Year nominees

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Flacco appeared ‘flat-footed’ in Redskins game

The Sun’s Mike Preston didn’t like L. Landry’s ‘flex’

The Examiner’s Ron Snyder says L. McClain knew Skins ‘couldn’t stop’ him

The Examiner’s Ron Snyder says Leonhard filling multiple roles for Ravens

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

The Examiner’s Phil Macek says Ravens playing like team no one will ‘want to face in January’

Aaron Wilson says winning division important to Ravens

Aaron Wilson says none of new Ravens injuries particularly serious

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Reed ‘amazing’

The AP says Ravens would be ‘virtually eliminated’ from division race with loss to Steelers

ESPN.com’s James Walker thinks Sunday will be defensive battle

ESPN.com’s James Walker says with physical limits, Reed playing better mentally

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Steelers fans won’t take over M&T Bank Stadium

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Reed ‘hot’

Sporting News’ Mike Florio says Ravens have chance to beat ‘elite’ team Sunday

CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco gives Ravens ‘B’ for Redskins win

Yahoo! Sports’ Michael Silver has Ravens 8th in power rankings

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Sun’s Don Markus says Vasquez AC C Player of the Week again

The Sun’s Don Markus says Vasquez in discussion of ACC’s best all-around players

The Examiner’s Sean Welsh says Terps can reach 20 wins by winning out remainder of regular season, going 8-8 in ACC play

The Examiner’s Dylan Waugh says Vasquez honored by ACC for 2nd time in 3 weeks

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Milbourne hoping to be more ‘consistent’

The Diamondback’s Mark Selig says Bowie spent summer shooting at Comcast Center to improve shot

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Terps’ scoring top-heavy in win over George Washington

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Vasquez wanted reception Sunday night

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says 20 ppg, 11.5 rpg why Vasquez received weekly honor

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda not sure whether Terps more effective or GW more inept

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Vasquez worked as ‘decoy’ for Hayes early

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps finding ‘continuity’

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Vasquez wanted Gary to put him back in so he could get applause

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Vasquez’s honor 3rd of his career

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says Terps looked at players at Good Counsel event (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

Loyola Official Site previews tonight’s contest with Terps

The Diamondback’s Aaron Kraut says Terps must erase Pitt loss quickly with Loyola tonight

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Terps hosting Bowl kickoff event before basketball game Friday night

The AP’s Mark Evans says former assistant Locksley takes over at New Mexico

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says DHB not practicing ‘immediately’, should be available for Humanitarian Bowl

The Sun’s Matt Bracken recaps season for commit Drakeford

Washington Post’s Josh Barr says Franklin, Brattan visited Dunbar to woo Austin

Washington Post’s Josh Barr wonders if Locksley will take DC players with him to New Mexico

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens offers ideas for how fans can spend their time in Boise

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich thinks Terps could be in trouble making trip to Boise

TERRAPINS SOCCER:

The Diamondback’s Adi Joseph says teamwork carrying Terps to College Cup

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Examiner’s Dave Carey says Niumatalolo ‘grateful’ for chance to face Wake again in EagleBank Bowl

The Examiner’s Tom Flynn says Army’s uniforms better than their play Saturday

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Deacs REALLY wanted to play in DC

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Deacs 2-4 in Bowl rematch history

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Mids 2-2 in Bowl rematch history

NAVY BASKETBALL:

The Official Site previews tonight’s trip to Navy

The Official Site says Kina named Player of the Week again

MT. ST. MARY’S BASKETBALL:

The Official Site previews tonight’s tilt with Navy

TOWSON BASKETBALL:

The Official Site previews tonight’s showdown with St. Joe’s

The Official Site offers complete Towson-St. Joe’s release (pdf)

LOYOLA BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Winbush named MAAC Rookie of the Week

LOYOLA LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Hounds picked to finish second in ECAC

MORGAN BASKETBALL:

The Official Site previews tomorrow night’s trip to DePaul

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Birds discussing trade to send R. Hernandez to Reds for Freel

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Japanese pitchers amongst players Birds interested in at Winter Meetings

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Birds getting ‘mixed signals’ regarding Burnett, Teixeira

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Trembley thinks O’s can be like Rays

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says MacPhail ‘lays groundwork’ on first day in Vegas

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Birds meet with Teixeira, don’t make offer

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Sherrill, Ray could both close

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Trembley, MacPhail will look at Reimold in Spring Training

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Birds trim roster to 38 by outrighting Quiroz, Deza

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says MacPhail ‘reluctant’ to turn catching job over to Wieters|

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Birds ‘likely’ to sign Izturis to play SS

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says O’s ‘in play’ for Garland

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Birds have received ‘several inquiries’ regarding D. Cabrera

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Birds would have to pay some of R. Hernandez’s salary to make Freel deal
BOXING:

The AP says Rahman nearly fell asleep at Mannheim press conference

SWIMMING:

ESPN The Magazine’s Chris Jones says Phelps might have had best year of anyone

BALTIMORE COLTS:

ESPN.com’s Jeff Miller says Myhra unsung hero of ’58 title game

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Congratulations to SunTrust Athlete of the Morning Shatyra Hawkes; who scored 11 points for #1 St. Frances as they beat #2 Arundel last night; 56-45.

-Ramon Hernandez for Ryan Freel is fine. Freel can play a role, and Hernandez is on his way out the door. However, neither of them can pitch.

TERPS IN THE NFL WEEK 14 UPDATE:

-LB Eric Barton had 6 tackles (4 solo) in the Jets’ 24-14 loss to the 49ers
-TE Vernon Davis had 3 catches for 29 yards in the 49ers’ 24-14 win over the Jets
-CB Domonique Foxworth had 3 tackles (3 solo) in the Falcons’ 29-25 loss to the Saints
-QB Shaun Hill was 28-39 for 285 yards, 2 TD’s, and 1 INT as well as 1 rush for 8 yards in the 49ers’ 24-14 win over the Jets
-LB D’Qwell Jackson had 15 tackles (12 solo, 1 TFL); 2 INT (13 return yards) and defended 3 passes in the Browns’ 28-9 loss to the Titans
-DT Kris Jenkins had 1 tackle (1 solo) and forced 1 fumble in the Jets’ 24-14 loss to the 49ers
-RB LaMont Jordan rushed 4 times for 18 yards and fumbled once in the Patriots’ 24-21 win over the Seahawks
-CB Lewis Sanders had 4 tackles (3 solo) in the Patriots’ 24-21 win over the Seahawks
-DT Randy Starks had 2 tackles (1 solo) and .5 sacks in the Dolphins’ 16-3 win over the Bills
-S Madieu Williams had 3 tackles (2 solo) and defended a pass in the Vikings’ 20-16 win over the Lions
-CB Josh Wilson had 6 tackles (6 solo), forced 1 fumble, and defended a pass in the Seahawks’ 24-21 loss to the Patriots

MORGAN BEARS IN THE NFL WEEK 14 UPDATE:

-TE Visanthe Shiancoe had 5 catches for 65 yards and a TD in the Vikings’ 20-16 win over the Lions (He also could have used a towel when Fox was filming in the locker room)

NAVY MIDSHIPMEN IN THE NFL WEEK 14 UPDATE:

-FB Kyle Eckel rushed once for 2 yards in the Eagles’ 20-14 win over the Giants

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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