Re: Ravens Trash Talking Again
posted at 1/15/2013 10:43 PM EST
In response to bobbysu's comment:
Ravens are treading on thin water, I am always nervous about upcoming games, always. But this week, I really got that feeling Pats are going for blood. I have a real good feeling about this game.
As I stated in my initial post to start this thread, the Ravens to a man see the Patriots as soft sissies, who were extremely lucky to beat them last year. The Baltimore media evidently sees thing the same way...as do the fans of so-called Raven Nation. The Ravens were rooting for the Pats to beat the Texans, so that they could get their "revenge". Here's some examples of thinly veiled expressions of comtempt by Raven players for the Patriots:
1.) DT Haloti Ngata: "I think we, personally, kind of wanted to play the Patriots again," Ngata said. "If we were to go the Super Bowl, it would be great to go through Foxborough and win there. So, it's another matchup that I think that we're excited about...The feeling that we had in that locker room, I think we all wanted to get back to the AFC championship," Ngata said. "And then to actually have it be back in Foxborough, it's a good story.";
2.) TE Dennis Pitta: "We're excited about this game," tight end Dennis Pitta said. "It's been a long road getting back to this point, and the way we left it last year didn't sit well with us. We're excited to be in this game and to be able to get a rematch with these guys.";
3.) Coach John Harbaugh: "It's definitely grown into quite a rivalry, we would like to say. I don't know how they feel about that,";
4.) LB Brendon Ayanbadejo: "New England does some suspect stuff on offense. Can't really respect it. Comparable to a cheap shot b4 a fight," Ayanbadejo tweeted. In tweets that followed he also called the Patriots' hurry-up offense "a gimmick" and made references to the Spygate scandal. "Are you watching the game pats vs texans?" Ayanbadejo tweeted. "If so you see the hurry snap offense catch em b4 they set up. It's a gimmick." He later tweeted: "Their offense is good enough to be successful with out that." "You know the same organization that did spygate and cut a guy the day b4 the Super Bowl," he tweeted.Ayanbadejo also referred to the Patriots' 2007 season, when they completed the only 16-0 regular season in NFL history but lost to the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII. "18-1," he tweeted;
5.) WR Torrey Smith: "It's definitely hard to take that loss," wide receiver Torrey Smith said of the Ravens' 2011 setback. "But everything happens for a reason. If we make those plays we're not talking about this. We know what it's like to be there. We just need to make the plays...we definitely believe...";
6.) OG Marshall Yanda: Ravens Pro Bowl right guard Marshal Yanda estimated that it took him about two months to get over last year’s loss to the Patriots. John Harbaugh joked that he didn’t put a “red dot” on the calendar to commemorate the date, but the loss clearly lingered with the upbeat head coach who had his team just seconds away from the franchise’s second Super Bowl berth.
For those Ravens who don’t remember any of the particulars from that day, including Yanda, who claims that he doesn’t recall Week 1 of this season, they will surely get a reminder this week if they are anywhere near a television. The images of quarterback Tom Brady plunging in for a one-yard touchdown run to give the Patriots a fourth-quarter lead, of Lee Evans getting the potential game-winning touchdown pass slapped out of his hands by Sterling Moore and of Billy Cundiff missing a game-tying 32-yard field goal in the final seconds will be fixtures this week in the lead-up to the game.
The Pats must grind these Buzzards into the turf, this Sunday.