Honestly, I went into the Texans game with the assumption of a loss. It was going to be a hard game to win even without the injuries, considering the Texans are a really good team, and the Ravens don’t play well on the road. I realize it’s a negative attitude to have, but I didn’t want to get my hopes up, only to be crushed with the weight of disappointment, thus ruining my amazing Sunday. However, while I figured a 5-2 record would be inevitable, I didn’t expect the beating that was delivered upon our beloved Ravens.
The secondary is atrocious! I’ve about had it with Cary Williams. Jimmy Smith isn’t much better, but at least he didn’t begin the season as a starter. Regardless, they are both ineffective in coverage and quarterbacks are picking them apart. A better pass rush may help, but not much. Let’s hope the coaches get something figured out in the next two weeks, or we’re in for a long season.
Speaking of pass rush, welcome back T-Sizzle! Like 99% of the football watching community, I figured a return in November and a slow progression back into playing time would be the plan. I did not expect him to be one of the best defensive players on the field for week 7. Yes, he gained weight and was visibly winded at some points, but when he’s back in football shape, he’ll be a beast to be reckoned with!
9 carries for Ray Rice. Really??? Didn’t we find out last year that the Ravens lose when Rice doesn’t get the ball? Ok, I get that the score got a little out of hand, but the game was still manageable at half time. Give the number one offensive play maker the ball, for cryin out loud! The offense is stale and predictable otherwise.
Cam Cameron is not earning any favor in this town. What happened to the explosive, no huddle offense they prepared in the offseason? Guess what, boys? It only works if your offensive line can hold their blocks and the receivers can get some separation. If it’s not working, scale it back and find a way to move the chains. Get in a rhythm and then try to light it up.
Jacoby Jones is proving to be valuable offseason pickup. Not only has he been useful as a receiver, he’s an awesome kick returner! With such good field position, it’s astonishing that our offense can’t seem to put points on the board.
This is a notice to every player on every team: Stop calling for flags!!! It’s annoying, the fans don’t like it, and the announcers make fun of you. If the refs see a penalty, they’ll call if. If they miss it, too freaking bad. Just hope they make up for it by unfairly penalizing the other team in the next quarter.
The Patriots made the Jets look good on Sunday. And I’m not a Mark Sanchez fan, but his offensive line is not doing him any favors. It looks like they collapse in two seconds and then he has to run for his life from the giant mass that is Vince Wilfork.
I knew I jumped on the Arizona bandwagon too soon. They’re still in it, but three losses in a row is rough. Plus, my fantasy teams would really appreciate it if Larry Fitzgerald got a few more targets each week.
I’ll be spending the bye weekend at the beach, and enjoying the lack of a high blood pressure Sunday. I think fans need the break almost as much as the players do sometimes.
Time to regroup, Bmore! We still have a lot of season left.