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Finally, the preseason game that is really worth watching. Lets see how we do against the champs.

 

 

 

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Any word on how long the starters will play?

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cue shrieking binaries

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Any word on how long the starters will play?

 

I would guess into the first series of the 3rd quarter

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Well tonight should be a good test for the Oline.

 

 

Gulp.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Defensive line could be the Ravens' best

 

The Ravens have all the vital ingredients. They've got the stud in nose tackle Haloti Ngata, who gave the team a special bonus by reporting to training camp in good shape. In Ngata, the Ravens have a player who specializes in stopping the run, but can also get pressure on the quarterback.

Fourth-year defensive tackle Arthur Jones could have a breakout season. He emerged as a strong pass rusher at the end of last season, but needs to play more consistently this year. So far, he might be having the best camp of any defensive linemen.

And then there is Canty, possibly the missing link of this defense for the past decade. General manager Ozzie Newsome always had the big, beefy, burly players in the middle, but Canty is from a different mold. He is long, lean and can play the run as well as the pass. With those long arms and the ability to work leverage, he can collapse a pocket or knock down passes.

 

 

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2013-08-19/sports/bs-sp-preston-ravens-column-0820-20130819_1_dean-pees-the-ravens-haloti-ngata

 

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Spotlight comin up on espn...right after they finish talking about how kappernickel could be one of the greatest qbs of all time hahahahahhahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahah

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I'm waiting for this ESPN piece and I have no idea why. All the advertisement for it has been "CAN CAM FINALLY PLAY LIKE HE HIS ROOKIE YEAR? SOPHOMORE SLUMP!!!"

 

We're gonna get the same recycled misinformed garbage

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Injuries besides Hixon and Armanti? 

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http://www.delmarvanow.com/viewart/20130822/SPORTS/308220071/Operation-progress

 

 

I expect their defense to be ahead of our offense but it will be great to get some work against them.

 

They have a lot of receiving changes, with pressure and continued solid play from Josh squared would like to see us continue the positive turnover margin.  Would also be nice to shut down some drives before they get in the red zone.

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Well tonight should be a good test for the Oline.

 

 

Gulp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2013-08-19/sports/bs-sp-preston-ravens-column-0820-20130819_1_dean-pees-the-ravens-haloti-ngata

 

I just got that "walked into class 30 minutes late on the first day" feeling in my stomach.

 

I really hope our guys step up and surprise us all tonight.
 

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Injuries besides Hixon and Armanti? 

 

I thought Hixon was back practicing/playing?

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I just really hope cam isn't running for his life tonight....biggest test so far for the suspect right side of our Oline...I refuse to speak ill of Kalil and gross

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http://espn.go.com/blog/afcnorth/post/_/id/73744/what-to-watch-ravens-panthers

 

 

what to watch (Ravens perspective)

 

1. Time for Joe Flacco and the starting offense to get on track: None of the concerns about the Ravens' starting offense have been alleviated so far this summer. Even though the Ravens have kept the play calling basic, Flacco and the Ravens have been awful in their execution over two preseason games, showing a lack of rhythm without their top two tight ends (Dennis Pitta and Ed Dickson are injured) and no proven No. 2 receiver. In three quarters this preseason (eight drives), the Ravens' starting offense has produced one touchdown, two turnovers (both interceptions) and three three-and-outs. 

Baltimore is far from panicking over the lack of production, and Flacco isn't worried about his efficient but far from electric numbers (14-of-18 for 175 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions). The Ravens, though, would feel a lot better about themselves if they gain some momentum in what should be the last extensive playing time for the starters this preseason. This is the Ravens' best chance for a good showing. Pro Bowl guard Marshal Yanda (shoulder) is scheduled to make his preseason debut, tight end Dallas Clark will take the field for the first time for the Ravens, and wide receiver Brandon Stokley should get an increased number of snaps. 

2. The No. 2 wide receiver battle: It's been more of a quandary than a competition.Jacoby Jones was the favorite to win the job and he is still listed as the starter oppositeTorrey Smith on this week's depth chart, but Jones can't get separation in this battle if he can't get separation from cornerbacks. In the four passes thrown his way this preseason, defenders have caught more passes (two interceptions) than Jones (one catch for 4 yards).

Jones' disappointing preseason has created an opening for Stokley and a handful of young receivers to earn more playing time. Tandon DossDeonte Thompson (who isn't expected to play because of a foot injury), Aaron Mellette and Marlon Brown are all vying for a spot behind Smith. I thought Doss and Thompson would be fighting for the No. 2 job at this point, but neither has shown much this preseason. The only receiver who can been ruled out is David Reed, who was traded to the Indianapolis Colts on Wednesday. 

3. Rebound time for Jimmy Smith: There was a sense that the Ravens wanted Smith, a 2011 first-round pick, to assert himself and take a starting job this summer. That hasn't happened. Smith struggled against Atlanta last week, when quarterback Matt Ryanrelentlessly targeted him. Although Smith didn't get the inside help that he expected, the coaching staff pointed out that Smith didn't play well and needed to work on his technique. 

Smith may have not won a starting job even if he played better. Corey Graham has played extremely well and isn't about to lose his starting job after working so hard to prove he's more than a Pro Bowl special-teams player. Lardarius Webb has a chance to play in his first game since tearing his anterior cruciate ligament 10 months ago. If Webb can show he's healthy enough to start, Smith will likely be the Ravens' No. 3 corner.

 

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haha, compare that Raven write up to this comparative piece from Pat;  When does the new ESPN guy start?

 

http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcsouth/post/_/id/50095/things-to-watch-for-the-panthers-2

 

 

Cam Newton and Jimmy Clausen. Newton will get his most extensive playing time of the preseason, and the Panthers hope he and the offense can get in a rhythm. Newton has led only one touchdown drive this preseason. Clausen is expected to play with the second team. That’s not a sign that Clausen has a chance to beat out Derek Anderson for the backup job. It’s more of a sign that the Panthers want to take a good look at Clausen before deciding if they want to carry two or three quarterbacks on the roster. 

The receivers. Armanti EdwardsDomenik Hixon and Joe Adams aren’t expected to play due to injuries. That means more playing time for Ted Ginn Jr. and David Gettis, who are having strong preseasons and have a chance to be among the top backups at receiver. 

Garry Williams. He’s been getting the first-team work at right guard since the team released veteran Geoff Hangartner. Williams needs a strong showing because it still is possible the team could bring in a veteran as other teams trim their rosters.

 

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I thought Hixon was back practicing/playing?

He aggravated the injury in practice.  According to Person.   

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Giant waste of time waiting 30min for that spotlight...

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Joseph Person on Sportscenter....  Just got cut off mid-sentence for commercials lol.

 

I'm watching on my phone, not sure if that happened on TV.  Pretty standard for us haha.

 

 

 

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ESPN:  Joe, I'm sorry, I think we're having technical difficulties...  You were saying?

 

JP: Vacation dude.

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Did that happen on TV as well?

 

If so that is horrible.

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I'd like to stake my huddle reputation here and give a big shout out to Joe Person for not going on and making a joke out of this team.

 

they bombarded him with the typical espn crap youd expect and he stayed the course and didnt give them an inch or any validation to any of their ridiculous misconceptions about this team.

 

i'd also like to say a quick prayer for jay crawford who is clearly shellshocked from all those years on whatever that show is with those two loud annoying guys. It is clear, after gauging his appearance and the ease in which he parrots any of the aforementioned misconceptions about this franchise. a good man, consumed by the darkness of espn.

 

he will be missed.

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But, how sad is it when the only people representing us on national broadcasts of the likes of ESPN and NFLN are Marc James and Joe Person. 

 

Man, I miss Gantt.

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But, how sad is it when the only people representing us on national broadcasts of the likes of ESPN and NFLN are Marc James and Joe Person. 

 

Man, I miss Gantt.

 

yeah like what about that guy who did Hot on the huddle for the local news. it doesn't get any lower than that.

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Cut Hixon. He can't beat out Edwards, Gettis, or Ginn. Cut Hixon, stash joe and keep Pilares, or bring in a veteran who doesn't get injured as easily as Kevin Kolb.

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Ray Rice 100 yards

 

Over/Under

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