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.
The Ravens fell just short against this Rams this week, so Glenn and Paul have some Slaps to the Helmet to hand out.
They will count down in sequential order before we name the ultimate prize — Two Slaps to the Helmet. That one player who one slap just wouldn’t isn’t enough.
Without further ado:
Glenn’s Slaps to the Helmet:
5. EDGE Justin Houston
It’s not so much that I think Justin Houston had a BAD day, per se. It’s that the missed sacks-the plays where a Ravens has had a quarterback dead to rights and didn’t get him on the ground-have been a MASSIVE issue in their losing streak and he is representing that on this list.
4. HC John Harbaugh
As a whole, it’s remarkable that he had THAT team in THAT game against THAT opponent at all. And what we’re mad about is the delay of game. BUT…when is he supposed to call the timeout? They were lined up with 1 on the play clock, so is he supposed to assume that the ball won’t be snapped and waste a timeout? But it happened and it was significant so I have to put him on the list.
3. LB Patrick Queen
On the whole, I’m happy with where Patrick Queen is as a player. But this was not his best day. Missed tackles, pass coverage issues. Just not his day.
2. QB Tyler Huntley
The truth is that Tyler Huntley is the biggest reason why the Ravens lost the game. We just don’t like saying that because 1-we like Tyler Huntley and know he’s outperformed reasonable expectations and 2-he’s a backup quarterback. But there were a number of bad throws (the interception obviously being the worst) and the final possession is inexcusable.
1. OT Alejandro Villanueva (two slaps)
It’s almost like a “season achievement award.”
Paul Valle’s Slaps to the Helmet
5. Patrick Mekari
He earned himself a nice payday and then proceeded to get beat badly by Von Miller, especially on that final sack in the fourth quarter where Miller ran through him like he wasn’t even there.
4. Tyler Huntley
Look, its admirable that he keeps the Ravens in these games when he has to play. But that isn’t enough. He needs to win, and he made some flat-out awful throws Sunday that cost his team
3. John Harbaugh
Not calling a timeout on the delay of game on third-and-goal is inexcusable. Clock management has always been John’s biggest flaw, and it possibly cost his team a TD
2. Patrick Queen
One tackle? One tackle. He slid off ball carries and over pursued a number of times, and for some reason he was the last line of defense on the Cooper Kupp TD and he might as well have been on the other side of the field
1. Kevon Seymour (Two Slaps)
He was the worst player on the field Sunday. He got beat badly, he played soft, he was just terrible.
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