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    Baltimore Newspapers take...

    Not the crack-pot stuff from the crazies on the message boards, this is from the guys who get paid...

    Ken Murray, reporter: Ben Roethlisberger doesn't own the Ravens any longer. He was reduced to a middling, mistake-prone quarterback Sunday, incapable of making the plays he once tormented the Ravens with. The Steelers were a step slow on every big play, and when they couldn't intimidate the Ravens, they knew they were done. Consider the table turned. The Ravens are the team to beat now. It's downhill from here for the Steelers.

    Edward Lee, reporter: Maybe there is something to the Steelers' fall from grace after Super Bowl appearances. Pittsburgh looked flat and incapable of executing its offense, while the Ravens flexed their muscles early and often. Fortunately for Ravens fans, the team avoided the epic second-half collapse that it absorbed in the AFC divisional playoff loss to the Steelers.

    Chris Korman, Ravens editor: Though a long season full of good times and bad still awaits, Ravens fans could not have hoped for a better beginning to the latest quest for a Super Bowl title. Even the most cautious of fans will admit that the Ravens are at once more dynamic in what they can do on the field and more composed in how they deal with the emotions of the game. Veterans newcomers such as left tackle Bryant McKinnie, fullback Vonta Leach and safety Bernard Pollard all made significant contributions with their play. More than that, though, their presence seemed to keep the Ravens from faltering at points when the game could have turned. Finally, the Ravens did not cower below Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers.

    Kevin Van Valkenburg: This wasn't just a victory, it was a statement. The Ravens made the Steelers look old, slow, frustrated and miserable. It was as close to perfect as they could ask for. With all the disappointment of previous years in this rivalry, this game had to feel cathartic for the Ravens and their fans.


    Don't have an issue with most it, but I'm going to keep an eye on Mr. Murray during the season to pay attention to how much Kool-Aid he keeps drinking .
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    Re: Baltimore Newspapers take...

    It better be bulletin board material, in big bold type.
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    Re: Baltimore Newspapers take...

    Quote Originally Posted by DukieBoy
    It better be bulletin board material, in big bold type.
    Unfortunately no...I apologize, I did that to draw emphasis to what I thought was an outrageous assertion after only one game.

    Saw this too & thought it interesting...

    With 20 new players on their 53-man roster, the Ravens looked stronger and faster than Pittsburgh, appearing to be a step ahead of the Super Bowl runners-up.
    It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust & sweat & blood...

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    Hard to argue with any of that.

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    It's a single win following 6 straight losses to the Steelers when Roethlisberger was at the helm. Seems to me like the type of braggadocio that Ochocinco did once upon a time when he proclaimed that the Steelers were black & white TV and the Bengals were color following a rare Cincy win after numerous losses in a row to the Steelers. How did that work out for them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher
    It's a single win following 6 straight losses to the Steelers when Roethlisberger was at the helm. Seems to me like the type of braggadocio that Ochocinco did once upon a time when he proclaimed that the Steelers were black & white TV and the Bengals were color following a rare Cincy win after numerous losses in a row to the Steelers. How did that work out for them?
    Excellent perspective.

    The Ravens won their Super Bowl. Unfortunately, their Super Bowl is in Week 1, and not at the end of the season.

    The loss was ugly, and I hope it motivates the Steelers. But for now, it was a bad game, nothing more, nothing less.

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    Damn, they sure are all getting pretty cocky over one win at the beginning of the season. Its like they won the SB. That's cool, get all excited over in Ratbird land, the Steelers will rip your hearts out, again.

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    This happens every few years. A division rival beats us, and all of a sudden we are passing the torch, for a few weeks.

    Week 1, 2003

    Tommy Maddox has one of the best games of his career in a home blowout over the Ravens, 34-15. A few months later, the Ravens win the division, and we are drafting Big Ben after having the worst year in the Cowher era.

    Week 1 means nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAR
    Damn, they sure are all getting pretty cocky over one win at the beginning of the season. Its like they won the SB. That's cool, get all excited over in Ratbird land, the Steelers will rip your hearts out, again.

    Remember this is the former Browns. Ozzie Newsome interviews with questions about beating the Steelers from the get-go. Read an interesting article about this being important to them to bring guys in who can buy into this.

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