Listen, I have always said In Ozzie We Trust. But wow, I just cannot believe that Anquan Boldin is gone. I guess the ravens meant what they said. It looks like Kruger ($12 Million to the Colts), Ellerbe ($6+ mill to the Browns) Listen, I have always said In Ozzie We Trust. But wow, I just cannot believe that Anquan Boldin is gone. I guess the Ravens meant what they said. It looks like Kruger ($12 Million to the Colts), Ellerbe ($6+ miliion to the Browns) will be gone. My own thoughts are if you pay #5 120 million don’t you have to surround him with the right guys?
But then I look at the Patriots –the list of guys they have released over the years was swelled exponentially with the oncoming release of the best slot receiver in football, Wes Welker. Wes will catch 100 passes for whoever he signs with. Remember we love the team –not the players. I don’t blame any player one bit for squeezing the last dollar out of the system. Furthermore, I only wish Q the best of luck. If the Ravens can’t repeat, I only hope Q takes his team to the promised land. Anquan helped give Bmore a going away present and for that, he joins Trent Dilfer in Ravens lore.
Now for the other side of the coin. Don’t be shocked to see what Ozzie, DeCosta, Harbaugh, and Caldwell have up their sleeve. This story has just begun. I say this will all my heart, as long as Joe Flacco is the QB the Ravens will always be competitive and in contention.liito the Browns) will be gone. My own thoughts are if you pay #5 120 million don’t you have to surround him with the right guys?
PS—Can’t wait to buy the DVD tomorrow.
An incredible victory concluded an incredible season for the Ravens. This is the story of Baltimore and how intertwined the Ravens and the city have become. In typical nail biting fashion the Ravens surviving.
What a way for Ray Lewis’ career to end –a goal line stand to secure the victory. I thought Jim Harbaugh’s play selection at 1st and goal from the 7 was horrendous. The mis direction runs had been unstoppablle all day yet 3 passes that were futile were attempted.
John had his team much more ready to play. The Ravens totally dominated through the 1st half and established a lead they were able to hold on to. However, I have never seen a game turn so fast after the lights went out. All of a sudden the 49ers mowed through the Ravens like they weren’t there. A sack, a fumble by 27 tremendous running by Gore and Kaepernick brought the 49ers to the brink of victory.
A case could have been for Jacobi Jones as MVP. His TD catch and kickoff return created 2 scores that put the Ravens comfortably in the lead.
I have some great pics of the post game celebration that I will post when I return tomorrow.
Some of the unusual parts of the game
I loved the fake FG —from where I was sitting in the upper end zone it looked Tucker might have hesitated for a split second. 4th and 9 was a strange time for the call. Anyway no harm as the Ravens stiffened on d–got great field position and scored.
I still don’t understand the 3rd and goal from the 1 for the Ravens. And you gotta love Joe’s checkoff on 3rd and inches –thenthrowing a 50-50 to Anquan successfully.
As for the Terps–vernon 6 catches 104 yards but 1 drop of a tough pass–was his usual tremendous self. Torrey –2 catches but the threat was always there. SF doubled hoim most of the game.
Ray Rice 60 on 20. 4 catches for 19 yards–1 fumble but there wasnt much there as far as holes go.
While I am thinking about it, Joe Cool will always have the Ravens in contention but one thing I know. The first time he has a fair game and we lose the fans will be all over him. I’ll say it and I mean–he is the man in the arena –he is 9-4 in the playoffs with 7 road wins. Baltimore has another great QB–I wouldn’t trade him for anyone including Peyton, Brady, RG3, Colin, or Drew. He is the man and we are lucky —Much more tomorrow
This Super Bowl will forever be remembered for Deer Antler Spray. Why? Because this will be the straw that puts the Ravens on top. Imagine that someone criticized someone you love. Told half truths and intended to ruin their reputations. And then you have a chance to avenge the criticism. Listen Ray Rice, Torrey Smith, and too many more Ravens to mention worship 52. Deer antler spray.
I do believe that their will be many surprises tomorrow. The brothers will not enter this game with normality.
I have total faith in #5 vs a QB making his 10th start on the biggest stage?
99 and 55 are at full strength. Look for a stronger pass rush then the Ravens have had.
Maybe Frank Gore is the greatest running back ever? I doubt it. Brian Billick says our line will be mauled by SF. Remember thats the same Coach who cut Dilfer for Grbac and set the franchise back.
30,000 Raven lunatics will descend upon the Dome tomorrow. Listen for the O.
Jim is a much better coach then John. Why?
If the Ravens win, my surprise MVP is Torrey.
Who could spoil the dream—#85 formerly #18 at Maryland Vernon Davis.
Like my chances with Justin Tucker vs Akers.
What will Bernard Pollard do? Ed Reed? Pich me because I still can’t believe the Ravens are here.
Baltimore needs and wants this one in the worst way.
Got to run –going to see Snoop Dogg at midnight at the House of Blues.
I will be on Twitter all day tomorrow until my battery runs out. @terptalk
Deer Antler Spray!!!!!!!!
The highlight replay for me last night was watching the New England bench in disbelief when Welker dropped the wide open pass. No it ws not perfect but I guarantee you the Lombardi Award presenter –Raymond Berry –would have caught it.
I guess Coach Bill figured lightning could never strike twice when he allowed the Giants to score the Touchdown rather then lose by a lock field goal. However, Tynes must have been the happiest guy on the field not being put in the position to pull a Cundiff.
As I said the loss of Gronkowski was too much to overcome. I should have known no one recovers from a high ankle sprain in 2 weeks. Todd Heap is still recovering 5 years later.
I have to admit I was sick watching the game without the Ravens. For whatever reason I was rooting for New England but would have been more pleased if Da’Rel Scott scored a TD for the Giants.
Tough day for the legacy of Tom Brady. Big day for Eli. I am glad the season is over and refuse to watch any of the Giants’ celebration or press conferences.
Note to Coach Bill—Ochocinco might have helped win that game.
The best halftime show ever? Here are Slash and Fergie singing Sweet Child of Mine:
Lots of my readers wanted the Steelers to lose in the worst way. I am happy they lost. It takes a little of the sting out of the Ravens disastrous 2 losses to Pittsburgh. It was great to see the defensive player of the year, #43, get beat by Jennings. It was fun to watch the Mike Tomlin interview. I am waiting for the Hines Ward interview. The Steelers were unable to attack a totally depleted Packer secondary.
However, the pain of the Ravens collapse still stings, It could have been us. I only hope that the players feel the same as the fans. Now its up to Steve Bishotti and the owners to get the labor deal done. Next year the Ravens have a tremendous home schedule–Jets Indy and of course the Steelers. THE PLAY is history, the season is history, let’s move on.
This should have been the Ravens year but the Ravens are at home watching like we will. Quickly my take on the game:
Pittsburgh’s defense is better then Green Bays–Green Bay ran over some weak teams
Big Ben is 10-2 postseason but more important 2-0 in the Super Bowl. This is Rodgers 1st. Look for jitters.
James Harrison vs Clay Matthews—Give me a break Harrison will disrupt the Green bay offense.
Ben is 4-0 against Dom Caper defenses
The NFC stinks
The second Polamalu made THE PLAY. I knew the Ravens were doomed. It will be absolutely sickening to watch the Steelers win our title.
All of you Old Timers out there. name me 1 play that Johnny U ever made in a crucial game that equals the disastrous interception Peyton threw to realistically end the game. Even when the Jets defeated the Colts, it was an ancient Johnny U who had barely played that season, that came off the bench to rally the Colts. I really don’t remember any big time int against the Browns in 64 when Gary Collins caught 3 touchdown passes to beat the Colts. By the way Jim Polian , your season started to slide the second you made that idiotic decision to forfeit the game to the Jets ruining a possible perfect season. Yes the Indy Colts, Jim Irsay , and #18 were knocked down a few pegs in this loss. Too Bad. REMEMBER THE MAYFLOWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Super Bowl is clearly the 2nd biggest game of the day today. Just for reference I saw the Who perform Tommy at Merriweather in 1969 –over 40 years ago. And Tommy was a few years old back then. Perhaps next year Bill Haley and the Comets will perform. (Rock Around the Clock). About my only interest in the Super Bowl is to root for a true Raven, Matt Stover, to be the hero. This is not out of my unhappiness over not resigning him but the fact that #3 still loves Baltimore.
To me there is only 1 game I care about tomorrow.