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Ravens-Browns one-liners

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Ravens LB Ray Lewis referred to Browns RB Peyton Hillis as a “blind cat” entering Week Sixteen, and the blind cat “went home hungry” with a season-low 40 total yards in Sunday’s 20-10 loss to Baltimore.

Ravens S Ed Reed has a history of dominating the Browns, and continued to do so Sunday with two interceptions of QB Colt McCoy.

According to Mike Preston of the Baltimore Sun, Jameel McClain has been the Ravens’ best inside linebacker in the past two weeks.

Ravens TE Todd Heap tried to test his injured hamstring in warmups Sunday, but ultimately played it safe and sat out the game.

Browns 2009 second-round pick Brian Robiskie is finally showing signs of life.

Hillis revealed that an early-game hit to his back and ribs from Reed “took a toll” on the running back throughout Sunday’s loss.

The Browns have double-digit losses in nine of their last 12 seasons.

For whatever it’s worth, Ravens coach John Harbaugh believes that Browns coach Eric Mangini should keep his job into 2011.

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15 Responses to “Ravens-Browns one-liners”
  1. hobartbaker says: Dec 27, 2010 1:42 PM

    Ray Ray neutered PHillis.

  2. PFTiswhatitis says: Dec 27, 2010 2:03 PM

    It was the Browns. The real question for Ray Ray is…will the Ravens succeed past one-and-done this year? Doubt it.

  3. Jimbo says: Dec 27, 2010 2:05 PM

    They didn’t exactly shut Hillis down, considering he got injured in the first quarter, and only got 12 carries on the day.

    Mike Bell got the ball more yesterday than he has all season combined.

  4. ruggerlad says: Dec 27, 2010 2:10 PM

    Right now I would much rather Hillis on my team than Lewis. Rey’s play is slipping and mouth is still running – Joey Porter anyone. Peyton sees a stacked box every play and has the whole season. The man is a beast.

  5. bonesuggsnharmony says: Dec 27, 2010 2:20 PM

    The Browns problem isnt coaching… they need the players. If it wasnt for Hillis, their skill players would be absolutely horrendous

  6. trickbunny says: Dec 27, 2010 2:23 PM

    Meh… I blame Brian Daboll for Hillis only getting 40 yards more than I credit Baltimore’s D for it.

    If you’ve paid any attention to Hillis, you’ll know that he is a much better outside runner. When he is given a pitch-out or sweep play, it’s pretty much a guaranteed 5 yards… but, for whatever bizarre reason, Brian Daboll calls run plays that send Hillis up the middle over and over and over again. Brian Daboll is truly from the Mo Carthon school of offense: If something isn’t working, just keep trying it over and over. Duh.

    You might’ve noticed that the couple times Daboll did call a pitch out, Hillis gained yards. But that happened less than a handful of times. 95% of Hillis’s runs were up the middle. Looking back over the games where Hillis has gained less than 100 yards, you’ll see the same pattern- mostly runs up the middle… and if you look at the games where he’s had over 100 yards, there’s a lot more sweeps/pitch-outs mixed in. While Hillis is a bruising back, he is obviously helped out a lot by getting a good 4 or 5 steps to gain a head of steam.

    …And in case you also didn’t notice, it’s hard to get a lot of yards out of an RB when he spends half the game on the bench, whether it’s injury or not. I’ve never seen so much of Mike Bell in a Browns game.

    Anyway, like I said- I’m not giving the Ravens D line all the credit for stopping Hillis. It’s more on Daboll. If Daboll hadn’t restricted him to trying to run through a brick wall on the majority of the plays and instead had called more runs to the outside, I’m sure Hillis would have gained a lot more. But no- Cleveland has an inept, clueless OC who doesn’t recognize how to utilize his players. What’s new?

    The Ravens won the game, but it was a boring, low-powered output by both teams. If this is how Baltimore is gonna play in the playoffs, I expect the Steelers to slaughter them. One thing is for sure- they’ll choke somewhere along the line to the SB- as usual.

  7. djeg07 says: Dec 27, 2010 2:26 PM

    all things must end there will be a time when cleveland gets it together. this year was a springboard toward that. mangini gone…yes, hello all-star coordinators on staff nexxt along with a much improved coach. fox, mcdaniels, gruden, rhodes to name afew.

  8. bebopa says: Dec 27, 2010 2:28 PM

    The Browns are a team constantly on the downside, they never win meaningful games, they always 1 or 2 good players, they always change coaches every year are so. Its not hard to predict that they will lose.

  9. browniebuck says: Dec 27, 2010 3:08 PM

    Peyton Hillis has been a victim of the lack of any other offense for the past 4 or 5 weeks. He emerged as a stud, defenses realized that to beat this team, all they had to do was stop him. Put 8 in the box, make the receivers beat you…problem is, they can’t beat anyone!

    Offseason priorities….
    #1 – GET RECEIVERS (notice the “s” on the end of that word…get MORE THAN ONE).
    #2 – Find a consistent pass rush
    #3 – Find someone to take Eric Wright off of our hands.
    #4 – (assuming we keep our coaching staff as is…which won’t happen) – Tell Brian Daboll that he is to OPEN UP THE PLAYBOOK EVERY WEEK.
    #5 – Ship Jake Delhomme to Siberia.

  10. crabcakeandfootball1 says: Dec 27, 2010 3:14 PM

    PFTiswhatitis says:
    Dec 27, 2010 2:03 PM
    It was the Browns. The real question for Ray Ray is…will the Ravens succeed past one-and-done this year? Doubt it.
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    Considering Ravens have more playoff wins than Colts and Pats combined in the past two years, I DOUBT you know anything about Football.

  11. crabcakeandfootball1 says: Dec 27, 2010 3:17 PM

    ruggerlad says:
    Dec 27, 2010 2:10 PM
    Right now I would much rather Hillis on my team than Lewis. Rey’s play is slipping and mouth is still running – Joey Porter anyone. Peyton sees a stacked box every play and has the whole season. The man is a beast.
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    Rey Lewis doesn’t play football. But, Ray Lewis does and is a perennial pro-bowler. Also, because Ray and Hillis play different positions, perhaps your team could use both, just a thought!

  12. brownsforlife says: Dec 27, 2010 4:11 PM

    I am not a Mangini fan…but he has made some great draft decisions and well, he has got Cleveland moving in the right direction, but I do not think he is the coach of the future for Cleveland. I agree with needing more WRs, but it seems like we let alot of 3rd and shorts kill us…maybe another big guy on the D line and possible replace a secondary member (Wright). Daboll…well…he’s just not cutting it…

    In regards to the “Ray Lewis” comments…I wish Cleveland had a player that was a smashmouth and in your face kinda player that he is….the Ravens play with fire….Cleveland seems to be all ho-hummed when they play….

    I’m excited for what next year has in store….

  13. browniebuck says: Dec 27, 2010 6:28 PM

    brownsfanforlife…if you believe that Mangini’s draft decisions have been “great”…you are giving Massaquoi and Robiskie FAR too much credit. Mangini’s one, and only, draft that he was in charge of (Heckert and Holmgren were holding the phone this past year).

    Alex Mack in the first round was a solid pick…I’ll give that to him. Brian Robiskie followed by Mohamed Massaquoi and David Veikune in the 2nd round was simply foolish. They left current NFL starters (at positions of need at the time) LeSean McCoy (RB), Rey Maulaluga (LB), Phil Loadholt (RT), William Moore (S), and Jarius Byrd (DB) on the board while they took Robo, Mass, and David Veikune with their 3 2nd round picks. This should have been a draft that allowed the Browns to develop a strong young core…instead, they are left with 2 3rd or 4th receivers and a bunch of what if’s.

    Heckert and Holmgren picked up Joe Haden, TJ Ward, Shawn Lauvao, and Colt McCoy as well as possible impact players that were injured this season (Larry Asante and Montario Hardesty). The only known bust was Clifton Geathers, who has since been let go by the team.

  14. brownsforlife says: Dec 28, 2010 2:38 PM

    browniebuck….let me stand corrected….I guess I didn’t realize that Mangini didn’t have any say on the drafts of Hade, Ward, and McCoy. Robiski and Massaquoi have potential (they are young and can still be developed).

    I’m guess I am torn with whether or not Mangini should stay or go…it seems like we have a revolving door of coaches and quarterbacks…would like to see someone stay awhile and build…(with that said…Delhomme should go). But, believe in Holmgren and good things will come….

  15. somesome says: Dec 29, 2010 3:30 PM

    ruggerlad says:
    Dec 27, 2010 2:10 PM
    Right now I would much rather Hillis on my team than Lewis. Rey’s play is slipping and mouth is still running – Joey Porter anyone. Peyton sees a stacked box every play and has the whole season. The man is a beast.

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    Just shows you know ABSOLUTELY nothing about football. Currently Ray-Ray is 6th in total tackels, that is in his 15th year. SIXTH amongst all NFL player, just selected STARTER for his 12th pro bowl. Will Hillis see another 1,000 yards – we have to see. So if being 6th is on the downside than you just KNOW JACK ABOUT FOOTBALL. And if the Ravens are one and done in the playoffs again then that is at least something the Browns still have to achieve this millenium let alone making the playoffs three years in a row.

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