Here at Glenn Clark Radio, we always reflect on the Baltimore Ravens game in a more jovial manner. In retrospect, we like to choose five players on the team who — depending on the outcome of the game — deserve a Pat On The Ass or Slap To The Helmet.
The rules are simple: pick two players on defense, two players on offense, and one “wild card” (an offensive player, defensive player, special teamer or coach) who stuck out from the pack.
As you all are surely aware, the Ravens’ lost to the Patriots in Week 10, and as a result, we have some Helmet Slaps to hand out.
They will count down in sequential order before we name the ultimate detriment — Two Slaps to the Helmet. That one player who one single Slap just wouldn’t sit right.
Without further ado:
Glenn’s Slaps to the Helmet, Week 10:
5. GM Eric DeCosta
Look, I am leaving Greg Roman off only because I want to make a point. The 4th down call was absolutely insane and he deserves criticism for that. But we have to address how this organization has CONTINUED to fail in the wide receiver department and has again put together a roster without a qualified outside receiver somehow. (And I acknowledge that this is “cheating” too.)
4. QB Lamar Jackson
Lamar wasn’t “the” problem. But we can’t pretend like he wasn’t part of it. The Ravens needed points before the half. That pick was unacceptable and killer. And while no one believes the Ravens were going to score on the final possession, you still can NEVER just give up and check down there. Also can’t help but notice there were a few times where he had the time/opportunity to take off and just didn’t.
3. DL Justin Ellis
This is an awkward conversation because Justin Ellis shouldn’t be the guy who is in these situations. But he was. And if he was going to be, he has to be better.
2. LB Patrick Queen
Obviously his worst day in what has been an otherwise promising rookie season.
1. C Matt Skura (two slaps)
Yes, the rain was a factor. A major one at that. But an NFL center has to be able to snap the ball in the rain. There’s no getting around that.
Kyle’s Slaps to the Helmet, Week 10:
5. Marcus Peters
He was not particularly good in this game, whether it be the penalty he got called against him or not showing much effort getting off his block on the outside at the end of the game.
4. Greg Roman
I put Greg Roman fourth. Get it?
3. Hollywood Brown
I get that he shouldn’t have that ball thrown to him, and that’s all fine and well, but he was nonexistent otherwise. It’s a bigger problem that the team needs him to do so much, but here we are.
2. Patrick Queen
Didn’t really do anything well last night. The breakdown in coverage was the most noticeable, but that Patriots don’t gash the Ravens on the ground like they did unless Queen was negated.
1. Matt Skura
There really is not much to say. It’s just unacceptable.
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