Re: Ravens Think Patriots Are Overrated, and Soft
posted at 1/17/2012 11:00 AM EST
In Response to Ravens Think Patriots Are Overrated, and Soft
[QUOTE] No doubt...that's how Ray Lewis, Terrell Suggs, Ed Reed, Ray Rice, John Harbaugh, and the rest of the Buzzards see the Pats. After bullying Brady and the Boys, 33-14, two years ago in Foxboro, they come into this game with a bully's mentality. It's up to the Pats to knock that chip off their shoulder, and reclaim their manhood...that was taken from them during that playoff loss. For those of you who have forgotten, the Ravens kicked sand in the Patriots' face by scoring on their very first play from scrimmage...an 83 yard TD run by an untouched Ray Rice...right over Vince Wilfolk. The Buzzards went on to outscore the Pats, 24-0, in the first quarter, alone. Here's a summary of perhaps the worst, most embarrassing quarter of football, in Patriots' history: http://scores.espn.go.com/nfl/playbyplay?gameId=300110017
For the game, here are a few stats to chew on: 1.) Passing Game: a.) Ravens' QB Joe Flacco completed just 4 of 10 passes, for 34 yards, and a pick. He finished with a passing rating of 10. b.) Tom Brady completed 23 of 42 passes for a paultry 154 yards, 2 TDs, 3 interceptions, and a passer rating of 49.1; 2.) Running Game: a.) Ray Rice rushed for 159 yards, and scored 2 TDs, on 22 carries. b.) Kevin Faulk was the Pats' leading rushere, with 52 yards on 14 carries; 3.) Defensive "Highlights": a.) Ray Lewis had 13 tackles, and a sack. For the game, Tom Brady was sacked three times, and lost a fumble. Ed Reed Duwan Landry, and Chris Carr intercepted Brady; b.) After getting run over on the 83 yard Ray Rice run, Vince Wilfolk finished with 13 tackles, including 9 solos. Flacco was not sacked. Here are the rest of the gruesome stats: http://scores.espn.go.com/nfl/boxscore?gameId=300110017
Don't believe that the Ravens think that the Pats are a bunch of sissies? Check out these comments...and it's only Monday: 1.) Ed Reed: “We’re coming and they know it,” Reed said about the Patriots: http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/01/15/early-signs-for-ed-reed-look-promising/
; 2.) Ray Lewis: “Bill (Belichick) and Tom Brady know they’re definitely going to see a totally different team,” said Ray Lewis , who wore his Super Bowl ring after the game. “We’re not the Denver Broncos.” 3.) Terrell Suggs: “Tom Brady... He’s good looking..."They’re a good-looking team. We’re not a good-looking team.” 4.) Ray Rice: “If they don’t play their best game, they’ll get beat." (The last 3 quotes from: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/baltimore-ravens-face-england-patriots-afc-championship-beat-houston-texans-20-13-article-1.1006458
). Here's more: This, from the Ravens' Fan Forum, after the 33-14 win: Nuff said.
Posted by TexasPat[/QUOTE]
If you need to read into things that much to find your fandom motivation, that's pathetic. And using a raven fan site to define the raven's attitude is laughable.