Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Super Bowl Buzz Kill

Why your team won't win the Super Bowl:

You have to wonder what Raven coach Brian Billick was thinking when he sent a fourth-round draft pick to the Titans for Steve McNair. That’s not a knock on McNair. He should have a fine season. It's actually a perfect situation for backup Kyle Boller. McNair, sometime around week four (of the preseason) will become too injured to practice. That means that Boller will get all of those valuable practice snaps without the embarrassment of having to play quarterback for the Raven. McNair surpassed 3,000 passing yards last season and could match those numbers after being reunited with Derrick Mason and paired with rising star Mark Clayton.

And that's the problem. If Raven gets solid play from the quarterback position, how is Billick going to explain how his team underachieved again? His title of offensive genius could be in jeopardy.

And everybody knows what a sham that is.

Billick came to Baltimore as an offensive guru after riding Randy Moss to a 15-1 record in 1998 and has ushered in the worst offensive era in NFL history. After Raven won a Super Bowl by employing a strategy of punting on third-down and letting its defense score its points, other teams copied that strategy. Just look at the Steelers last year. It has to end here.

And that is not even the worst part of the Raven legacy. This is. That's just wrong. Isn't there a Van Halen tribute band he can front?

Other previews: Jets, Texans, Vikings, Jaguars, Bills, Eagles, Bears Buccaneers, Chiefs and Falcons.


Jimmy said...

The Ravens are my sleeper.

TheBigO said...

Keep sleepin.