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Cheap Shot | The Sports Report Girl

One Little Cheap Shot, But A Whole Lotta “Whine”

October 8, 2009 by SRG  
Filed under Football, NFL Football, SRG's Blog

If you saw the Patriots/Ravens game this past weekend, you saw a great
NFL game with a lot of close calls and some crucial missed
(or better yet, DROPPED) opportunities, especially by the Baltimore
Ravens.

And if you stuck around for the post-game interviews, you heard a lot
of whining from a bunch of sore losers.

The uber-vaunted and thus far over-hyped defense of the Ravens
(they’ve given up 24+ points in 3 of 4 games this season) represented
by their captain Ray Lewis, complained of the calls late in the game
on Sunday.

There was one play in particular where Terrell Suggs got flagged for
diving at Tom Brady’s knees. Although I agree he wasn’t intentionally
going for Brady’s knees, rules are rules. And you can’t complain after
the game about a new rule that you know is going to be called,
ESPECIALLY on the guy that caused the rule to come into effect!

Lewis said that “it is embarrassing to the game…”

Not as embarrassing as dropping a sure first down on 4th down with
less than a minute to go Ravens!

Bottom line is the Ravens still had a chance to win the game. And
although Ray did concede that the calls did not decide the game, why
then bring it up and talk about it at length?

Oh, and it used to be that defenseless kickers were going on IR left
and right, but defenses seemed to have adjusted to not running into
the kicker after all these years.

Hopefully, we will never have to regard QBs in the same light as
kickers, but I’d rather see the Ravens get flagged time and again
until they adjust, than have to pick up Brian Hoyer on my fantasy team
‘cus Brady has to go on IR again.

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