As previously discussed in these parts, yesterday’s game against the Ravens had a friendly wager on the line. Below, please find his very solid “thank you” to Braylon Edwards.
You’ll have to click on the link for the full-size image. After the jump, the words of the winning team’s blogger, Dewey Hammond. Click at your own risk…
Thanks for dropping that pass, B.
Field position: The Ravens didn’t dominate field position, or at least not special teams, but Baltimore did enough to keep Cleveland’s back against the wall. I have no idea why Baltimore kept kicking it to Joshua Cribbs, especially late in the fourth.
The running game: The Ravens had 3x more rushing yards than Cleveland (193 to 64). Ray Lewis dominated Jamal Lewis. I counted at least four or five reunions between the pair. Baltimore chewed up the clock, which it has been doing week after week.
The defense: Joe Thomas needed help all day against T-Sizzle, who sealed the victory with his late-game Pick 6. Baltimore’s D forced five-straight three-and-outs in the second half. Ray Lewis, Trevor Pryce, Haloti Ngata. Imagine how good Baltimore’s defense would be if it still had Kelly Gregg? He’s better than Shaun Rogers.
The poise: Down 14 on the road in the second half, Cam Cameron, Joe Flacco and the defense put 24 unanswered points on the board. The play calling and execution were both sloppy at times, but there was still a lot of poise out there. Cameron didn’t abandon the running game, a la Billick.
Derrick Mason and Mark Clayton: Derrick Mason has played mistake-free all year long. Joe Flacco’s favorite target is catching balls in traffic, and the rookie QB is getting production out of guys who in past seasons were largely silent (e.g. Mark Clayton). The only guy making zero noise is Todd Heap.
See you next season.