Coach McDaniels said it best after the game. They’re a good football team and you can’t play poorly on the road against a good football team.
Both lines of scrimmage were dominated by the Ravens. I’ve always been told, “give credit, where credit is due.” They earned it. Our crew had dominated that sacred ground up until this Sunday. That’s really where the game is won when you really pay attention. No one knows or understands when you win because all ESPN, FOX and the rest of the TV shows share, are highlights.
Highlights: High flying catches, diving catches, great runs from scrimmage, dipping and dodging. Never the blocks that sprung them or the line of scrimmage being pushed back during the running plays or at the goal line and the amount of time Kyle Orton has to go to his third or fourth read.
I’ve been caught up in it too, so no offense to anyone. I’m as guilty as anyone. I’ve been taking the line of scrimmage for granted for seven weeks. It was easy…we dominated.
I won’t call the Ravens the birds, the black birds, etc, because they are due the respect they earned by whooping our tails. That’s a good group in Baltimore and they probably make the playoffs if they keep playing like that. I was impressed. I knew it would be hard fought but didn’t think it would be that lopsided.
First half was a stalemate, second half kickoff return was a nail in the coffin. Whew. Don’t even need to look at the stats on this one … it was (all telling) during the game.
So what do you do? Get up, dust off and get the film behind you and learn from the mistakes because Pittsburgh will be watching the same film and will be ready for Monday Night Football.
And yes the (obnoxious Cowboys) neighbor kept texting me during the game asking me the score and asking if I was alright, etc. He’s been waiting seven weeks to do that and I had to admit it was pretty funny for all the grief I’ve been giving him about the Cowboys and their loss to us earlier (yes Bill, LOSS to us earlier) )
One good thing I thought of while the game was going on … I thought we’d still make a comeback. Yep, that’s a good thing because we have the talent to do it and it’s a long season and I didn’t think we’d go undefeated. There’s a lot of good teams out there. One game at a time and win in the trenches is really the name of the game. Learn from mistakes and press on!!