2007 Ravens

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  1. Don Wassall

    Don Wassall Administrator Staff Member

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    After having as few as 7 whites on his 53 man roster (not counting the kickers and long snapper), tied with the Jaguars for the fewest in NFL history, Caste System true believer Brian Billick soared all the way to 12 white players on his roster in 2006 before falling back to 10 white non-kickers this season.


    The team's premier player remains tight end Todd Heap, who continues to thrive as an increasingly feeble Steve McNair has always liked to throw to the TE. Now beginning his seventh season, ASU grad Heap remains a topnotch field stretcher with sure hands.


    Quinn Sypniewski is the third string tight end.


    Two whites start on the offensive line -- RT Adam Terry and C Mike Flynn. Terry was a second round draft pick in 2005. Matt Katula and rookie Marshal Yanda are backups.


    Kyle Boller is McNair's backup. One of the most hated players in the NFL, Boller could use a change of scenery. Billick is a notorious destroyer of white quarterbacks on his thuggish team, and Boller should leave when his contract is up and let Troy Smith try to succeed McNair, who though being, altogether now, "a great leader with incredible toughness," is ready to get on with his life's work.


    Left defensive tackle Kelly Gregg remains one of the most under-rated players in the league. All he does is make a truck-load of tackles every season for a d-lineman while being studiously ignored by the media, except for an occasional laugh at his expense when he rumbles downfield after recovering a fumble.


    Jarret Johnson, the fourth year man out of Alabama, is very talented but faces the unenviable task of replacing Adalius Thomas as the team's combination down lineman and roving linebacker. It's unlikely that Johnson will be given much credit no matter how well he plays.


    The very capable Justin Bannan backs up both starting tackles and should be active in the team's rotation on the line.


    NUMBER OF WHITE STARTERS: 5


    APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF WHITE PLAYERS ON 53 MAN ROSTER: 13


    GRADE: F
     
  2. Bart

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    Billick : Jets used 'illegal' ploy to draw Ravens offside. Will thecommish investigate?


    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3024755


    OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Ravens coach Brian Billick accused the New York Jets of using an "illegal" ploy to draw Baltimore offside during Sunday's game.


    Billick said Monday that the Jets' defense shouted out signals to intentionally throw off the Baltimore offense. Billick claimed the tactic led to the three illegal procedure penalties against the Ravens.


    "They did an outstanding job. I credit the New York Jets. Their defensive line and linebackers did a very, very effective job of illegally simulating the snap count," Billick said. "They did it the whole game long. It needs to be caught."


    Tackle Adam Terry bolted offside in the first and third quarters. Tight end Quinn Sypniewski jumped in the first quarter.


    "That's not an excuse by any stretch of the imagination. But it is illegal," Billick said.
     
  3. backrow

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    Ravens | Team signs Greisen
    Wed, 19 Sep 2007 07:49:29 -0700

    The Baltimore Ravens announced Wednesday, Sept. 19, that they have signed free-agent LB Nick Greisen (Jaguars). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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  4. referendum

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    Excellent, I like it when victims of the worst Caste teams find homes elsewhere, such as when Schlegel of the Jets found a spot with Cincinatti.
     
  5. Realgeorge

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    Billick is still a Black worshipper. He made a comment about Kyle Boller in a Baltimore newspaper the other day. Paraphrasing, he said that Boller has some difficulties "fitting in" and "being vocal" with all the "strong defensive personalities" in the locker room.

    The translation is so familiar: Boller is a decent White man, and the Ravens are run by criminal Black thugs on defense, so he ought to be in awe, and sit down and shut up and let the "Men" of the Ravens' defense run the team.
    Billick IMHO is a Caste Maggot extraordinaire.
     
  6. backrow

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    from rotoworld:

    The Ravens have scored two touchdowns in four red-zone trips this season with Kyle Boller at quarterback. Baltimore has three scores in ten red-zone appearances with Steve McNair behind center.

    - McNair hasn't been stepping into his throws, presumably due to his groin injury, which is causing his balls to sail. Coach Brian Billick isn't considering benching McNair yet, but may change his mind if the problems continue.
     
  7. White Shogun

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    I'm not sure how anyone can explain this situation other than sheer racial prejudice against Boller. He is a better quarterback than McNair, at least in this stage of his career. The team scores more touchdowns when he is in the game instead of McNair. The truth is, Billick's black football players will throw a temper tantrum if he benches the 'leader' of the Ravens' football team. These guys are creating monsters of their own making.

    It's a similar philosophy as that revealed by Woody Harrelson in the movie "White Men Can't Jump," when he tells Snipes that black men would rather look good and lose than look bad and win. The Ravens would rather lose with McNair because of his race, than win with Boller because of his.
     
  8. highschoolcoach

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    BALTIMORE, MD--U2 lead singer Bono toured the devastated Baltimore Ravens locker room Sunday after the team's 21-9 loss the Bengals, speaking with players and coaches along the way. He saw first hand the decrepit condition of the offense, and the total lack of morale on defense. Afterward, he appealed for help on behalf of the group of losers.

    "The world needs to open its eyes to the conditions on this Baltimore Ravens team," Bono told reporters, wearing his trademark wrap-around sunglasses. "While other teams enjoy competent coaching staffs, skilled quarterbacks, and functional offensive lines, the Ravens are suffering needlessly with this dogsh*t of a roster. Somebody do something. The inaction of the global community is shameful."

    Bono decided to pay a visit to the team after being alerted to the crisis by Ravens fans. What struck him most, he later said, was the shocking incompetence of the offense.

    "I've seen a lot of hardship and turmoil in my life, but nothing that could prepare me for the unparalleled clusterf**k that is the Baltimore Ravens offense," he said. "From the quarterback to the running backs to the offensive line, there is a complete lack of cohesion. The only good thing that's happened to them this year is me stopping by to visit. I see another Nobel prize in my future."

    During his visit, Bono met with head coach Brian Billick to discuss the team's most immediate needs. Afterwards, Billick called the meeting "productive."

    "It was a frank, honest, and productive meeting," Billick said. "Bono really does care about this team and this city. He's also very honest. Still, no matter how much concern he showed, no matter how much compassion he offered, I still could not bring myself to forgive him for How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb. If he wants to alleviate suffering in the word, he should stop making records like that."

    The visit did very little to lift the team's spirits. Many of the players didn't even recognize him. The ones that did couldn't figure out what he was doing in their locker room.

    "Um...what the hell was Bono doing in here?" asked receiver Derrick Mason. "I saw him earlier walking around talking to reporters about how sh*tty we are. Then we he got to me he patted me on the back and said 'Hang in there, Derrick. We're gonna get you some help, you hear me?' Yea, right. He's going to get us some help. That's what they all say. He'll just end up abandoning us like everybody else. "

    Another player nearly lashed out at Bono after the singer made a disparaging remark about him.

    "I was sitting at my locker getting dressed and Bono came over surrounded by a bunch of reporters," said running back Jamal Lewis, who has struggled this year since returning from a suspension. "He pointed at me and said 'This is one of the team's most pressing needs. The poor bastards have had to get by with this flimsy excuse for a running back.' Then he wiped his eyes and started choking back tears and said 'Nobody should have to live like this.' That was the last straw. I got up and walked away and hid in the men's room. Taught him a lesson."

    Still, Bono's visit was a fruitful one since it did manage to call attention to the Ravens' plight. The singer said he would return next year to monitor the team's progress.

    "I have seen the depths of human misery today, but I have also seen something else: hope," Bono told reporters outside the locker room. "The hope of a coaching staff, the hope of the fans, and the hope of the players who, against all reason and logic, continue to take the field every week. That is a stirring example of human endurance. With their resilience, these players make the Sudanese refugees look like total pussies. Of course, they also have it much, much worse than those people."

    copyright 2005, The Brushback - Do not reprint without permission. This article is satire and is not intended as actual news.
     
  9. ToughJ.Riggins

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    Good one coach, that was funny.
     
  10. highschoolcoach

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    Thanks, i like The Brushback alot. They say what everyone wants to say, but don't.
     
  11. gsm1988

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    That's one of the funniest things I have read in a long time.
     
  12. Don Wassall

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    Comic relief of the day. This"Great Warrior and Leader"was washed up years ago:


    Ravens quarterback Steve McNair is attempting to revive his career following an injury-plagued season while recovering from a December surgery to repair the labrum in his non-throwing shoulder.

    McNair has nearly regained full range of motion in his left shoulder and has gotten in better shape, according to team officials, while significantly increasing the amount of time he spends at the Ravens' training complex.

    The Ravens have made it clear that McNair remains the frontrunner to start under center with caveats including his health status, conditioning and performance.



    http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/articles/2008/03/18/sports /fsports31808.txt
     
  13. Colonel_Reb

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    Oh man Don, that is comic relief! As Daffy Duck used to say, thats rich! [​IMG]If the Ravens do make him the starter, he might get hurt really bad.
     

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