2010 Baltimore Ravens

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  1. whiteathlete33

    whiteathlete33 Hall of Famer

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    Excellent news for Tommy Z. His competition is Ken Hamlin. Ken who? From Rotoworld:

    Tom Zbikowski has all but "officially seized" the temporary starting
    free safety position, according to beat writer Aaron Wilson.
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    Wilson says that it's not even close between Zbikowski and declining
    veteran Ken Hamlin. With Ed Reed's (hip) timetable for recovery unknown,
    Zbikowski will have a major opportunity to take a leap forward.
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  2. Liverlips

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    Awesome! The Ravens could actually start 7 whites this year. Remember when they were one of the most racist teams under Billick the Buffoon?
     
  3. whiteathlete33

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    Tommy Z will start for now at least. We don't know when the over rated Reed will return.
     
  4. Deadlift

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    they should move Pitta to WR! he's fast enough, and his short speed and agility is impressive too!

    here's a link to his combine heroics
     
  6. Deadlift

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  7. Jack Lambert

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    Caste Football Looks at the 2010 Baltimore Ravens</font>


    Under Brian Billick, Baltimore was one of the most caste teams in the NFL, annually competing with the Saints and Cardinals, among others, for the title of blackest team in the league. With Billick as coach, the Ravens had around 10-12 white players on their roster every year. A staple of his teams were starting inexperienced white QBs, like Kyle Boller, with an all-black team, a lot of them thugs, which of course never worked very well for Baltimore. Billick was fired after the 2007 season, and Jim Harbaugh was hired to replace him. Harbaugh has done a little bit to improve the Ravens demographically over the past three years, with this years' roster having 16 white players. The Ravens are around the middle of the pack when it comes to white players.

    The Ravens finally have a good QB in third year man Joe Flacco, out of Delaware. Joe was thrown into the fire his rookie season, but performed well under pressure, taking his team to the AFC Championship game his rookie year. Flacco has a cannon for an arm, and decent accuracy to boot. Capable veteran Marc Bulger, the former Rams' QB, is Flacco's backup, after they released the overrated Troy Smith.

    Todd Heap is an athletic veteran at the tight end position. In his tenth year out of Arizona State, he still makes plays for the Ravens when they need them. Rookie Dennis Pitta, out of BYU, should be a great recieving TE for the Ravens in a couple of years. He was a great tight end for the Cougars of BYU the last couple of seasons. He is a better reciever than fellow rookie TE Ed Dickson.

    Baltimore starts two whites on the offensive line, with only one white backup. Center Matt Birk is in his 13th year out of Harvard, and the six time pro bowler is still playing at a high level. The former Viking anchors the Ravens' offensive line. Marshal Yanda is starting at right guard for Baltimore this season. Yanda starting out of the gates as a rookie in 2007 for the Ravens, he was hurt in 2008, but Yanda reclaimed his starting spot around halfway through the 2009 season, and looks to keep it this year. Backup swingman Tony Moll is the only other white lineman on the 2010 roster.

    The Ravens have a total of 6 white defensive players on their roster, which is more than most of the league's team. Nose tackle Kelly Gregg is one of the best in the business at his position. He routinley racks up big tackle numbers for a nose tackle, but never gets noticed for his work. So far, Gregg has prevented sumo Terrance Cody from eating into his snaps. Unfortunatly, most of the time, Gregg is the only white defensive lineman on Baltimore's roster.

    Jarret Johnson, out of Alabama, is one of Baltimore's better pash rushers, when they let him rush the passer. He posted a career high six sacks last year, and had 2 interceptions. He also is a great tackler, racking up 94 tackles last year. Talented second year DE/LB Paul Kruger, hasn't really been given an oppurtunity, but has produced when he's played. He'll likely serve his mandatory racial apprenticeship for a couple more years before he's given a chance to start. Jason Phillips is a backup linebacker and special teams demon.

    Tommy Zibikowski, the third year safety out of Notre Dame is finally getting chance to start at free safety, with the perpetually injured, media proclaimed "superstar", Ed Reed out for at least six weeks to start the season. Hopefully, Tommy will finally be able to keep his spot. He is also the punt returner to start the season, but is already under fire after only one game. Such is the life of a white safety in the NFL, though. Haruki Nakamura, a half white, half asian safety out of Cincinnati, is considered white by the media. Nakamura has done good filling in due to injuries in the past, but is mostly a special teams demon.

    17 of the team's 22 coaches are white.

    NUMBER OF WHITE PLAYERS ON THE 53 MAN ROSTER: 16

    NUMBER OF WHITE STARTERS: 7

    GRADE: DEdited by: Jack Lambert
     
  8. Don Wassall

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    From Weenieworld. I thought Derrick Mason was one of those "complete pros" so venerated by the media and DWFs alike:

    Derrick Mason and Joe Flacco had a heated exchange in Week 11 to the point where they had to be separated. Mason was upset about Flacco not releasing a pass to him fast enough and as a result got in Flacco's face on the sidelines. He also reportedly had words with offensive coordinator Cam Cameron just before halftime because the team didn't have a fast enough pace. The Baltimore Sun's Mike Preston writes that Mason "has been known to erupt" during games and that the team "considers it just another day at the office." It sounds like there is no chemistry issue here and is more just Mason being Mason.
     
  9. whiteathlete33

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    Another afflete who loves criminal activity.



    A police spokesman said Friday that authorities raided the home of Baltimore Ravens rookie kick returner David Reed earlier this week to investigate potential drug activity.

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    Robert McCullough of the Baltimore County police said no charges have
    been filed in the case, but police did take evidence from Reed's
    residence.



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    McCullough said police enteredReed's home around 10:30
    p.m. Tuesday to "investigate potential narcotics activities." McCullough
    said the evidence that was confiscated is being analyzed and Reed
    "currently is not being charged with anything."


    Reed hasn't been
    disciplined by the Ravens and is expected to travel with the team when
    they head to Houston for Monday night's game against the Texans.


    "We're
    aware of the situation, and we have talked about it with David," said
    Kevin Byrne, the Ravens' senior vice president of public and community
    relations. "He'll have his due process and his opportunity to talk about
    the circumstances."


    Should Reed be charged and convicted, he would be subject to the NFL's personal-conduct policy.

    Reed,
    a fifth-round draft pick out of Utah, has made an impact on the Ravens
    as a kickoff returner. Reed has returned 14 kicks for a 26.1-yard
    average, including an 84-yarder in a Nov. 21 game against the Carolina Panthers.
     
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    Don't sleep on Flacco.. this may be HIS YEAR. He is truly a talent.
     
  11. whiteathlete33

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    This is too funny. Afflete makes a movie and Weenieworld also mentions Tommy Z. LOL!

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    Team Sizzle Worldwide's short film, "When Beautiful People Do Ugly Things," will be shown at next week's Cannes Film Festival.
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    The short film is produced and co-written by Ravens OLB
    Terrell Suggs. "It was always something I've wanted to do, since I was a
    little boy," said Suggs. He started pursuing that dream in 2008 when he
    injured his shoulder, and he's had even more time this offseason. With
    Tom Zbikowski also knocking fools out in the ring, there's not a more
    successful lockout team than the Ravens.
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