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JAR
12-03-2012, 09:33 AM
Mark Kaboly | Tribune-Review

BALTIMORE – Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch put together one of the finest games of his career as the soon-to-been 38-year-old quarterback threw for 276 yards and a touchdown in a 23-20 win over the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium.
So, of course, the hot topic in the Ravens’ locker room was how the third-stringer was able to perform so well against one of the top teams in the NFL.
The Ravens were complimentary of Batch, for the most part that is.
Perennial All-Pro and future Hall of Fame safety Ed Reed, well, he said nice things about Batch, but also took a couple shots at him as well.
When asked if he was surprised by Batch’s performance, Reed said: “It is not surprising at all … well, maybe a little bit.”
But that wasn’t anything compared to a couple minutes before that when teammate Bernard Pollard was asked the same question about Batch.
“Were you surprised that Charlie Batch was able to make those kind of throws against you guys,” a reporter asked.
Pollard responded with: “No, he is a professional quarterback. He is on the roster for a reason …”
Just as Pollard said that, Reed, whose locker is next to Pollard’s and was getting dressed at the time, did the old pretend-like-you-are-coughing-but-saying-a-derogatrory-word-under-your-breath gimmick.
“Bull(expletive),” Reed said trying to mask the comment with a cough.
Give Pollard credit because he kept on with his praise of Batch without even blinking an eye.
“He can make throws, but I look at like we let some things get away,” Pollard said.

Jooser
12-03-2012, 09:38 AM
Ed Reed can disrespect THIS. Jerk-off. :ratsuck

fezziwig
12-03-2012, 10:00 AM
Their entire organization is all about being disrespectful. I have no respect for their front office, coaches or teams. They do have some good individual players I'm sure when it comes down to having talent and manners but as a whole, they are a classless organization and always will be. That was their identity from the start and it will be that way forever.

Lewis has an ego that could fill the Grand Canyon and he is this teams identity and they feed off of him and it will pass from low life player to low life player from now on. We thought they they had a tool in their last coach Billick and they did but, they have a real piece of work in this new coach.

Do you see how unproffessional their players act on the field and how they mouth off non stop ? Antoin Boldin is the biggest piece of sh*t I have seen in a long time and he fits right into the Raven ways.


I have no respect for the team, organization, coaching, 97% of their players or their fans. Someday I'll tell yinz how I really feel.

flippy
12-03-2012, 10:03 AM
These douchebags stole a team from Cleveland. What did anyone expect? You lie down with dirty dogs and you're gonna get fleas.

Jooser
12-03-2012, 10:05 AM
These douchebags stole a team from Cleveland. What did anyone expect? You lie down with dirty dogs and you're gonna get fleas.

Yep. ....and ticks. :Hater

phillyesq
12-03-2012, 10:26 AM
I'd expect nothing better from a team coached by a Harbaugh.

Notleadpoisoned
12-03-2012, 10:37 AM
These douchebags stole a team from Cleveland. What did anyone expect? You lie down with dirty dogs and you're gonna get fleas.
I still can't figure out how anyone could be a fan of the Cave-ins. No tradition, USFL-looking uniforms and helmets, idiotic team nickname, smug head coach, etc. Just not a very appealing organization to root for.

Oviedo
12-03-2012, 10:43 AM
The Ravens team has a "street punk" culture primarily because Lewis and Reed brought that with them from Miami and have instilled that on the other players especially the defense. Unfortunately, their head coach has also bought into that. Players and coach lack class.

I do have very high respect for Ozzie Newsome. I think he is one of the best GMs in football. They do a great job evaluating talent.

phillyesq
12-03-2012, 10:45 AM
I do have very high respect for Ozzie Newsome. I think he is one of the best GMs in football. They do a great job evaluating talent.

Yeah, no denying that Ozzie does a very nice job.

virgilbosetti
12-03-2012, 10:49 AM
....and now he's complaining about poor treatment, like he knows what it is. Article from ESPN.com

BALTIMORE -- Baltimore Ravens (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/bal/baltimore-ravens) safety Ed Reed (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/3552/ed-reed) offered a pointed critique of the NFL on Sunday night, specifically about the way the league has been policing its defensive players.
Speaking after the Ravens' 23-20 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/pit/pittsburgh-steelers), Reed said the NFL is turning into "powder puff" football and compared commissioner Roger Goodell to a president who doesn't have to answer to Congress and simply can pass whatever laws he pleases.


“ http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/headshots/nfl/players/full/3552.png&w=65&h=90&scale=crop&background=0xcccccc&transparent=false If they was really so concerned about the violence and the injuries and players getting hurt, answer this question for me: Why is there 'Thursday Night Football?' We played three games in 17 days (earlier this season)? Why?
” -- Ravens safety Ed Reed Reed had his recent one-game suspension for a series of illegal hits overturned on appeal, but the eight-time All-Pro player feels like the changes in the game are affecting the way he plays.
"It sucks, man," Reed said. "It sucks really bad. It affects me, man. I thought about it coming into this game, cause obviously it happened the last time we played."
Three weeks ago, when the Ravens and Steelers met at Heinz Field, Reed was flagged for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Pittsburgh wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/13295/emmanuel-sanders). The NFL, saying it was taking into account Reed's history as a repeat offender under the league's "defenseless player" policy, said it was suspending him for Baltimore's game against the San Diego Chargers (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/sd/san-diego-chargers) the following week, a decision that would have cost Reed $423,529 in salary.
Reed and the NFL Players Association appealed the league's decision, and arbiter Ted Cotrell overturned the suspension and reduced the fine to $50,000.
Reed, however, remains angry about the experience. In fact, he went so far as to say he feels like he was being punished for declining when the NFL asked him for a favor, although he wasn't specific about what he was asked to do.
"I feel like (the NFL) was trying to make an example out of a couple of things that happened a week before," Reed said. "I didn't want to do something for the NFL. A little bug told me there was something in the air about that, that they kind of had it out for me. That's bad. I was like, 'If you're not going to support me as a player in your league, in our league, why would you think I was going to come back and wear something on my shoulder pads to support you when you're just fining us?' "
Reed's not the only player to criticize the NFL and Goodell this season. Several Steelers have expressed frustration over what they perceive as Goodell abusing his power under the new collective bargaining agreement. Reed said Sunday he believes the league is trying to promote "powder puff" football.
"It's definitely changing the game," Reed said. "It's become an offensive league. They want more points. They want the physical play out of it, kind of. They want like powder puff to where you can just run around and score points 'cause that's going to attract the fans. I understand you want to make money, but bending the rules and making the game different, you know, it's only going to make the game worse."

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Even though Reed won his appeal, he said he feels as though there aren't enough checks and balances in the system.
"All of the sudden the NFL is about to be sued for all the stuff that they haven't protected over the years and they haven't done," Reed said. "Now you want to take it out on us? Nah, take it out on yourself. It's easy for them to do the things they're doing, fining us and make us look bad, like we're the bad guy, when we're not."
Reed said he feels particularly let down by Ray Anderson, the NFL's executive vice president who helped make the initial decision to fine and suspend him.
"That was crazy for the wording they were using, like 'malicious,' " Reed said, "(that) 'I'm a malicious player.' Ray Anderson talking about how I'm a dirty player. After 11 years now I'm a dirty? Serious man? ... It's definitely hurting the game, but they don't care so much about it 'cause they're going to continue to make their money. If they was really so concerned about the violence and the injuries and players getting hurt, answer this question for me: Why is there Thursday night football? We played three games in 17 days (earlier this season)? Why?"
Kevin Van Valkenburg is a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine.

steeler_fan_in_t.o.
12-03-2012, 11:32 AM
Guys, relax. When you read the facts of this article, and not the author's slant, I don't see any disrespect.

A player is asked if he is surprised that Batch played well.
He says no.
Reed calls bullsh!t on him, meaning that he probably is, or should be, surprised with how well Batch played.

I being surprised that he played so well disrespectful? No. I know a lot of fans on this board who called this game a guaranteed loss. There were threads in which we were proclaimed a 6-6 team going into the last 4 games, so how can we feel disrespected by their surprise.

We all know that there is enough garbage in that organization, beginning with their HC, but this is not disrespect.

Sugar
12-03-2012, 12:06 PM
Guys, relax. When you read the facts of this article, and not the author's slant, I don't see any disrespect.

A player is asked if he is surprised that Batch played well.
He says no.
Reed calls bullsh!t on him, meaning that he probably is, or should be, surprised with how well Batch played.

I being surprised that he played so well disrespectful? No. I know a lot of fans on this board who called this game a guaranteed loss. There were threads in which we were proclaimed a 6-6 team going into the last 4 games, so how can we feel disrespected by their surprise.

We all know that there is enough garbage in that organization, beginning with their HC, but this is not disrespect.

That was the take I had as well.

papillon
12-03-2012, 12:17 PM
Ed Reed saying things of this nature doesn't bother me at all, he's probably the best free safety to ever play the game. Joe Flacco saying he should have hung 30 or 40 on the Steelers is the statement that hits a nerve, he hasn't done anything in this league to speak of and to make that statement after losing to the Steelers with their third string quarterback, their pro-bowl center playing guard, a 7th round pick projected to be a guard playing tackle and giving up another strip sack fumble late in the game, that takes some big brass ones.

Pappy

JAR
12-03-2012, 01:21 PM
Guys, relax. When you read the facts of this article, and not the author's slant, I don't see any disrespect.

A player is asked if he is surprised that Batch played well.
He says no.
Reed calls bullsh!t on him, meaning that he probably is, or should be, surprised with how well Batch played.

I being surprised that he played so well disrespectful? No. I know a lot of fans on this board who called this game a guaranteed loss. There were threads in which we were proclaimed a 6-6 team going into the last 4 games, so how can we feel disrespected by their surprise.

We all know that there is enough garbage in that organization, beginning with their HC, but this is not disrespect.


I'm taking it as disrespect because I love more reasons to loathe the Ratbirds. :)

Jigawatts
12-03-2012, 05:10 PM
Antoin Boldin is the biggest piece of sh*t I have seen in a long time and he fits right into the Raven ways.

I know it's common for a receiver to push for a flag when there's some contact, but he's is on another level. Boldin is in the refs face after just about every play involving him.:Binky:Binky:Binky

RuthlessBurgher
12-03-2012, 05:13 PM
I know it's common for a receiver to push for a flag when there's some contact, but he's is on another level. Boldin is in the refs face after just about every play involving him.:Binky:Binky:Binky

Cedrick Wilson was his hero.

flippy
12-03-2012, 07:54 PM
I know it's common for a receiver to push for a flag when there's some contact, but he's is on another level. Boldin is in the refs face after just about every play involving him.:Binky:Binky:Binky

At least it's better than Wally looking for and trying to get a flag while the ball is still in the air.

Mister Pittsburgh
12-03-2012, 09:34 PM
The Ravens are dirty and they have no respect. I want to knock them off in the playoffs and then hear Ryan Clark interviewed and call Flacco out as the ****tty QB that he is.

hawaiiansteel
12-03-2012, 09:48 PM
Ed Reed saying things of this nature doesn't bother me at all, he's probably the best free safety to ever play the game. Joe Flacco saying he should have hung 30 or 40 on the Steelers is the statement that hits a nerve, he hasn't done anything in this league to speak of and to make that statement after losing to the Steelers with their third string quarterback, their pro-bowl center playing guard, a 7th round pick projected to be a guard playing tackle and giving up another strip sack fumble late in the game, that takes some big brass ones.

Pappy

good post $$$$