Tuesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

December 16, 2008 | Glenn Clark

Tuesday Top 7:7-Brandon McKinney (me)/Terrell Suggs (Drew)

I think McKinney’s pick SHOULD have been a major difference in the game. Drew thinks the Ravens HAVE to figure out a way to pay “T-Sizzle.”

6-Ray Lewis (me)/Fabian Washington (Drew)

I think 52’s sack was a significant ‘momentum’ play when it happened. Drew says the Ravens’ game plan changed when Washington got hurt.

5-Ed Reed (me)/Le’Ron McClain (Drew)

If it wasn’t for the late whiff, I think Reed would have been in my Top 3. Drew thinks McClain did everything the Ravens asked of him.

4-Le’Ron McClain (me)/Bart Scott (Drew)

I think that given the choice, I might take Le’Ron McClain over LenDale White. Drew thinks “Hot Sauce” played like a “monster” Sunday.

3-Fabian Washington (me)/Ed Reed (Drew)

I think Fabian Washington made MULTIPLE plays Sunday to prevent the Steelers from moving the ball. Drew thinks Reed is continuing to define his Hall of Fame career.

2-Jim Leonhard (me, Drew)

Nothing you can argue about this. Leonhard consistently made plays Sunday, including the punt return. Drew thinks the Ravens will have a tough choice to make between Leonhard and Landry.

1-Sam Koch (me, Drew)

What else can you say? He made MULTIPLE plays to help the team win the game. He was outstanding all day; and did everything you can ask from him. This was easily his greatest day as a Raven.

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

Best of Monday’s WNST Blogs:

Bob Haynie


still not happy with Coleman’s overturn

Drew Forrester surprised by fans’ reactions to loss

Casey Willett says Harbaugh thought fans ‘amazing’ Sunday

Thyrl Nelson has Ravens 7th in power rankings

Alex Thomas says Flacco, McGahee amongst reasons Ravens lost

RAVENS:The Official Site’s Mike Duffy


says Harbaugh not dwelling on controversial call

The Official Site’s Scott Garceau thinks Leonhard should be returning punts

The Official Site says Harbaugh thought Ravens ‘attacked’ Steelers’ defense

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens again looking to ‘rebound’

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Harbaugh ‘doesn’t believe’ F. Walker spit on Steelers’ Berger

The Sun’s Bill Ordine and Edward Lee say calls like Sunday’s aren’t ‘black and white’

The Sun’s Mike Preston says F. Washington now amongst ‘irreplaceable’ Ravens

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Harbaugh ‘optimistic’ regarding Washington

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Harbaugh part of reason Ravens kept quiet about officiating

The Sun’s Mike Preston says selling tickets to Steelers fans not related to fans’ ‘loyalty’

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Ward tried to take ‘cheap shot’ at Scott, but missed

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Ravens need to fix Flacco’s ‘mechanics’

The Examiner’s Dave Carey says Reed wins Ravens’ Ed Block award

The Examiner’s Ron Snyder says J. Johnson ‘uncertain’ for Cowboys game with calf injury

The Examiner’s Ron Snyder says Bannan believes Ravens ‘resilient’

The Examiner’s Phil Macek says Ravens can benefit from short memory

Aaron Wilson says Ravens not eliminated from playoffs with loss to Cowboys

Aaron Wilson says Harbaugh ‘hopeful’ Rice can return Saturday

The AP says Harbaugh thinks Ravens gain nothing by ‘lamenting’ end of Steelers game

Dallas Morning News’ Kevin Sherrington says defense leading Cowboys right now

Dallas Morning News’ Rick Gosselin says playing in Texas Stadium finale particularly meaningful for Stover

ESPN.com Page 2’s DJ Gallo thinks Steelers defense better than ’00 Ravens

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ward wanted to go for it if TD hadn’t been overturned

Sporting News’ Mike Florio thought Coleman’s call ‘horrible’

CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco gives Ravens “B-“ for loss

ORIOLES:The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin


says Izturis, Roberts could make ‘spectacular’ double play combo

MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro says Izturis deal all but done

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says D. Cabrera has ‘no bitterness’ towards Orioles’ decision

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Baysox holding holiday event

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Sarasota officials not overwhelmed with Birds

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says D. Cabrera’s agent reports 11 teams interested

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Izturis could be introduced today

The Examiner’s Jay Trucker thinks rotation would go Guthrie-Waters-Olson-Liz-Burres



says Terps really believed they were headed to ACC Championship

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Boise particularly cold right now

The Sun’s Matt Bracken recaps season for commit Mackall

Washington Post’s Josh Barr says Woodbridge RB De’Antwan Williams picks Rutgers over Maryland

Washington Post’s Josh Barr says Terps offer Wise safety Till

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says 8 Terps playing in Crab Bowl

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Terps’ unpredictability ‘microcosm’ of entire league

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says Gloster adjusting to other side of ball (must subscribe)Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem

profiles commit Arnett (must subscribe)TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Examiner’s Dylan Waugh

thinks season ‘rests’ on Milbourne, Bowie, Tucker, Dupree

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Gary ‘more comfortable’ with Bowie in starting lineup

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says former Terp G. Gilchrist okay, but loses college debut to Niagara

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens thinks Terps 39th best team in country

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Dupree trying to get out of ‘funk’ (must subscribe)TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

The Sun’s Matt Bracken

says PA guard Cloud commits to Terps



says 7 Terps nab Inside Lacrosse honors

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps have no players on IL’s preseason All-American first team

TERRAPINS SOCCER:The Examiner’s Sean Welsh


says Zusi, Gonzalez honored for College Cup performance

NAVY FOOTBALL:Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner


says 68 yards from Kettani would give Navy 2nd ever 1,000 yard rushing combo

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Navy had most improved defense this season



says Kina collects honors

NAVY LACROSSE:The Official Site


says four Mids honored by Inside Lacrosse

TOWSON BASKETBALL:Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens


says Tigers top team in Baltimore



says Ricci honored by Inside Lacrosse

BLAST:The Official Site


says Aristodemo named Player of the Week

BALTIMORE COLTS:Ravens Official Site’s Geoff Peckham


says Moore, others didn’t see “Greatest Game” as so great



says Century’s Shermeyer Coach of the Year

SWIMMING:The Sun’s Sam Sessa


says Phelps to get own video game

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:-I had an email conversation with Greg Aiello from the NFL Office in New York this week regarding what happened on the review of the Santonio Holmes TD catch in the 4th quarter Sunday. I asked Greg about the definition of “indisputable” evidence; considering two things. ONE-There are some, like Cris Collinsworth from NBC; who think that ‘indisputable’ evidence means that NO ONE, ANYWHERE, could POSSIBLY question what happened. There are others that believe the individual official determines what he thinks is “indisputable.” When I posed the question to the Aiello-the NFL’s spokesman-here is his response….

“The referee must determine whether replay video presents “indisputable visual evidence.” Collinsworth seemed to be suggesting that in this case it was not indisputable enough, which is an oxymoron.  In replay review, the referee decides that the call is there or it is not. If he is not sure, he would not reverse it. If it is there, even if it is close, he would reverse it. Remember, they are looking at high-def video and multiple shots.

“Even if it is close”? How can evidence be indisputable if it is also close? Brian Billick never liked replay; and the more I see it myself, the less I like it.

-Congratulations to SunTrust Athlete of the Morning Mary McKay; who scored 15 points to lead the Mercy Magic past Franklin 51-31 Monday.


-LB Eric Barton had 9 tackles (8 solo) in the Jets’ 31-27 win over the Bills
-TE Vernon Davis had 5 catches for 31 yards and 1 rush for 11 yards in the 49ers’ 14-9 loss to the Dolphins
-TE Jeff Dugan rushed twice for 4 yards in the Vikings’ 35-14 win over the Cardinals
-CB Domonique Foxworth had 3 tackles (3 solo), 1 interception (1 return yard) and defended 3 passes in the Falcons’ 13-10 (OT) win over the Buccaneers
-TE Joey Haynos had 1 catch for 19 yards and a TD in the Dolphins’ 14-9 win over the 49ers
-LB Erin Henderson had 6 tackles (5 solo) in the Vikings’ 35-14 win over the Cardinals
-QB Shaun Hill was 30-46 for 233 yards and also rushed 3 times for 17 yards in the 49ers’ 14-9 loss to the Dolphins
-LB D’Qwell Jackson had 6 tackles (4 solo) and defended a pass in the Browns’ 30-10 loss to the Eagles
-DT Kris Jenkins had 2 tackles (1 solo) in the Jets’ 31-27 win over the Bills
-RB LaMont Jordan rushed 12 times for 97 yards and a TD in the Patriots’ 49-26 win over the Raiders
-CB Lewis Sanders had 4 tackles (4 solo) and defended 1 pass in the Patriots’ 49-26 win over the Raiders
-S Madieu Williams had 4 tackles (4 solo) in the Vikings’ 35-14 win over the Cardinals
-CB Josh Wilson had 7 tackles (7 solo) in the Seahawks’ 20-17 win over the Rams


-TE Visanthe Shiancoe had 1 catch for 8 yards in the Vikings’ 35-14 win over the Cardinals
-RB Chad Simpson rushed 7 times for 17 yards and a TD, and rushed 1 time for 6 yards in the Colts’ 31-21 win over the Lions


-FB Kyle Eckel rushed 9 times for 28 yards in the Eagles’ 30-10 win over the Browns

Talk to you tomorrow.