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Bottom Line, You Can’t Sit on the Ball
by November 30, 1999 @ 12:00 am (Category : Uncategorized )

Sep 30th 2008 12:59AM by Shane Bacon (author feed)
Filed under: Ravens, AFC North
The Ravens have obviously played over their heads this season. A 2-0 start with a hurricane bye week to boot has this Baltimore team we all thought would finish last in the AFC North on the top of their division, an awkward position considering the circumstances.

They were playing without their top two quarterbacks, the star running back was struggling with estranged injuries and the defense was aging faster than Blink-182. That is why, when facing what appears to be the cream of the crop in the AFC, no matter their injury struggles, you don’t sit on the ball with 1:30 left in the 4th quarter with a chance to beat the defending division champions. You don’t. You just don’t.

What you need to do is give Joe Flacco a chance. The guy looks as awkward as a virgin in a strip club behind center, dumping off five yard check downs all night long against a Steelers defense with nothing but intensity and a little nastiness. The rookie quarterback from Delaware with nothing to hang his hat on needed a rack and this was the chance to give it to him. Win or lose, you’re telling Flacco he is the quarterback you’re putting your trust in and no matter if Troy Smith comes back in a week or two, this is your man right now. Running the ball in hopes of something positive happening in overtime isn’t professional football and it definitely isn’t taking advantage of what food is being served in front of you.Continue Reading

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