Well, it has happened. Our mighty Broncos have fallen in the Charm City in unremarkable fashion. We now stand at 6-1, with a 2 gm lead in the AFC West. Were to lay blame? Where to point the finger? Nowhere, IMO. We lost to a desperate team with a great balance. The Ravens are better than many may think. Remember, this Ravens team made it to the AFC Championship game last year, with a rookie QB, no less.
I want to raise a few questions for our outstanding members here at MHR.
1.) Can Ben Hamilton be replaced by Russ Hochstein? I understand that I lead off with not laying blame, or pointing fingers, but Hammy's play recently has got to be questioned. Hamilton might as well have been nicknamed Turnstile 50, because on consecutive plays, he was turned inside out. As has been stated throughout our fair website, Hamilton is the weakest link in our O-line, and will draw most of the pass rushers of our upcoming schedule of teams with great pass rushers. I don't think I can sit through 9 games of watching guys stunt, bullrush, and push around Hamilton. Is Hochstein a better fit? I think we may need to find out.
2.) Is Britton Colquitt on another teams Practice Squad? I'm happy Brett Kern has found employment, especially with his newborn child. Hey, at least his team won, right? Anyhow, I agree with just about everyone here in their opinion of Mr. Mitch Berger. He may have been with the Steelers last year, but he cannot be the answer for our punting woes. I am hopeful that our braintrust of McDaniels and co. recognize this, and have another open call for punters on Wednesday, if not sooner.
3.) Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?!?! Its November, folks. Turkey Day is right around the corner, and the stretch run is upon us. How many good teams will we see this month? Just one...the next one. Pittsburgh. The defending champs. 2008 Defensive Player of the Year James Harrison. The Hair. And "Big" Ben Roethlisberger, who I told one of my friends kinda reminds me of our #7. Oh, and did I mention that its Monday Night Football? Well, folks, its Monday Night Football. Oh yeah, and its AT HOME!!! Time to put this Ravens game to rest. We have to learn from it, correct what needs to be corrected, and prepare to punch the Steelers in the face. You think our D won't be fired up for this game? Guess again. The Steelers can be had.
Thanks for reading this post, all who have chosen to do so. I'm already over the Ravens, and I would wager that our guys will be better prepared for MNF @ home. Have a great week, everyone, and GO BRONCOS!!!