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Ward on Ravens game: 'We'll remember everything'

Posted on: September 12, 2011 11:50 am
Edited on: September 12, 2011 11:53 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

In today's edition of Sorting the Sunday Pile, we noted that Baltimore was highly motivated by last year's playoff lost to the Steelers. So motivated, in fact, that Jim Harbaugh and the Ravens decided to rub things in a bit, scoring on a fake extra point/two-point conversion, despite being up three touchdowns.

They also kept chunking the ball around with less than two minutes to go and up a lot of points. Predictably, this did not sit well with the Steelers, who plan to remember the Ravens actions, according to Hines Ward.

"It leaves a taste in your mouth," Ward said, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "The 2-point conversion [when the Ravens led, 27-7]. The passing at the end ...

"We'll remember everything."

Look, as Ryan and I said on the podcast, if you don't want someone to score on you, stop them. This is true in every game, but especially so in a rivalry game where there's so much hatred between the two sides.

And I'm with colleague Clark Judge (and, as you'll see below, Jim Nantz and Phil Simms) on the fact that the biggest storyline of this game is actually the emergence of the inexplicably hated-in-Baltimore Joe Flacco.

And it kind of stinks for the Ravens to have the rivalry storyline outweigh the importance of his first win in a head-to-head matchup with Ben Roethlisberger.

But what puzzles me the most is that the Ravens would waste an absolute lock of a two-point conversion on the home opener when they're up a ton of points. That's the sort of play that wins you a game later in the year if executed correctly.

Maybe the Ravens had designs on using it all along on Sunday, and maybe they wouldn't try to pull it off in a close game (why not?) and maybe Jim Harbaugh just wanted to kick the Steelers in the ribs while they were already lying unconscious on the turf at M&T Bank Stadium.

Any one of those is fine, and I have no problem with the sportsmanship issue. I just think it's stupid to get in a fistfight with a bear, knock said bear to the ground, and then stand there poking it with a stick for a few hours.


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Since: Dec 21, 2010
Posted on: September 13, 2011 1:47 pm
 

Ward on Ravens game: 'We'll remember everything'

Does the writer of this article just makes stuff up as he goes along, or did he step in front of a Buick head first?  I am a Steeler fan all the way, but even I took offense at this guy making statements like "chucking the ball around with 2 minutes", and that Flacco was "hated in Baltimore"  Have you ever been to that town?  Those goofs love that dork to death and after watching his strength and accuracy, I see why. 

Brinson, I went to the game and did not fall asleep in my recliner watching re-runs of the Golden Girls.  It was an embarrassing loss, but what my man Hines should start remembering is 7 turnovers, and not getting his butt knocked into a different time zone.

We were beat in every phase of the game, and no they didn't run up a score, and the 2 point conversion was a good idea at the time.  I don't mind getting beat, but I never though the Steelers would get out classed.  We acted like cry baby school boys who just had their lunch money taken.   Its time for Steelers to go back to playing the kind of ball we have grown used to and take our losses like men.  Now I love this rivalry.   Don't ruin it, and please for God's sake, don't make the Ravens any more perturbed than they are by not even knowing their coaches name.  We have to play them again.  lol




Since: Jun 17, 2011
Posted on: September 13, 2011 1:41 pm
 

Ward on Ravens game: 'We'll remember everything'

As a Baltimore fan, I would like to say this is a great blog...between Ward, Flacco being hated, and how we lost by playing conservative in the playoffs.  Good job.



Since: Dec 21, 2010
Posted on: September 13, 2011 1:11 pm
 

Ward on Ravens game: 'We'll remember everything'

I traveled down to Baltimore just to watch my Steelers play.  It was embarrassing to say the least, but the last thing I need to hear is Ward going off about how unfair it all was after one of the worst performances I have ever seen from the Steelers, and Ward too. . ..and after we turn the ball over 7 times, all Ward can say is "We'll remember".  We will too Ward, and so will the Steeler Nation, 7 turnovers is a tough thing to forget. 

Baltimore not only beat us, but for the first time, and I hate to say this, they out classed us, and tWard embarrasses us further by pouting like someone stole your lunch money.  I like you guy, but you have to be a man, shut up, and play ball.  That's sure what Baltimore did.....and please, if I were in Baltimore's shoes, i would have done the same thing with the extra point and late passing.  They lost in the playoffs last year by going conservative after a they got a lead on us, so my thinking is stop them and don't beg them to stop themselves.

Also, I read this article and was amazed at the lack of real knowledge the writers seem to have.  Their couches name, and some outlandish statement how Baltimore hated this Flacco guy.  I have visited that city many times, and they love that dork, and from what I saw of his strength and accuracy on that day, I see why.  So, don't tell me how you're going to remember, tell me how you are going to come back next week and play. 



  
   



Since: Dec 4, 2007
Posted on: September 13, 2011 12:37 pm
 

What a joke

Running up the score??!! The Ravens scored that TD within 15 seconds of the start of the 2nd half! That put us up 3 TD. That's running up the score? Give me a break. What are the Raves supposed to do? Kneel the ball every possession for the whole 2nd half? Sure. If you don't want to get scored on, don't fumble the ball, Mendenhall, and then stop the Ravens on offense, and then pay attention on an extra point and don't line up the same obvious way every time so Harbaugh doesn't notice and make that easy call to do it. And on top of it that put up up 22 points. You're telling me that a team has never scored 3 TD in a whole half? Come on man. I understand if the Ravens were throwing bombs to Lee Evans with 2 minutes left, but there was a whole half to play. Is Hines saying that they gave up when they came out of the tunnel in the 2nd half? Please. The Ravens won the game in every facet. Just say it and move on to the next one, buddy. As a Ravens fan, I respect the Steelers and Hines because he has been a great player for them, but those statements are asinine. 



Since: Sep 23, 2008
Posted on: September 13, 2011 12:22 pm
 

Ward on Ravens game: 'We'll remember everything'

From a Raven's fan....well said...

I think Seattle is going to be victimized this week by a highly agitated Steeler team.



Since: Sep 23, 2008
Posted on: September 13, 2011 12:15 pm
 

Ward on Ravens game: 'We'll remember everything'

Will Brinson is a d-bag.  Baltimore DOES NOT hate Flacco.....It's JOHN Harbaugh....and it's the NFL people.  The Steelers got paid a lot of money to take their a$$-whipping like men....just like the Ravens did when they got their teeth kicked in the second half of the division game last year (where they lead 21-7 at half time).

This moron shouldn't be allowed near a keyboard for the next 4 mos....



Since: Sep 24, 2007
Posted on: September 13, 2011 12:10 pm
 

Ward on Ravens game: 'We'll remember everything'

I'm a Steelers fan and I have no problem with what the Ravens did in that game.  They outscored em, outhit em and most of all out-coached em.  Baltimore wanted that game, prepared for it and took it.  In all honestly the Ravens probably did Pittsburgh a favor.  The Steelers have been in three superbowls in the last 6 years and every season after the superbowl years they come out with full bellies and dont make the playoffs. If A butt whoopin from a division rival doesnt motivate Pittsburgh, nothing will.  Baltimore has gone and poked the bear and now we will see if the Bear comes out of hibernation or is just too old to get up and do something about it.  If the Steelers do wake up round 2 in Pittsburgh is going to be a dont miss event on a national level.  On a lighter note, I dont envy the Seattle Seahawks this week.



Since: Sep 13, 2011
Posted on: September 13, 2011 11:32 am
 

Ward on Ravens game: 'We'll remember everything'

Are u kidding me!?! Ravens lose in play-offs with a 2 touchdown lead and now were supposed to take a knee with over 1/4 left in the game against Big Ben.  Ravens were FINALLY aggressive the whole game instead of trying to win 6-3 and they get sh*t for it.  Unbelievable.  As far as Whines Cry Baby Ward Flamingo.  He's always been a guy with no class.  He used to bait our players into unsportsmanlike penalties by talking sh+t about personal lives during the game.  When that stopped working he starts cheap shots on players away from the play. Trust me Whines, WE WANT YOU TO REMEMBER. And when you forget, you'll get it again from JJ Ray Ray or Haloti!



Since: Sep 14, 2010
Posted on: September 13, 2011 11:19 am
 

Ward on Ravens game: 'We'll remember everything'

Obviously its the ravens that remembered everything said over the last three years when Pittsburgh was so high on themselves. They still are, They did not make any changes to speak of and it showed. I loved it so much mainly because it was Still all of the trash talking same steeler curtain guys who have been fighting close games with the Ravens all of those years and now it comes back to haunt. So Remember, Remember Real Good or else, Or Else it will happen to you again and maybe even worse. Remember that the Ravens O-line had never played before as a group or in the particular positions and that they will only get Better. Remember what a Ravens Defense can do when they have a ballsy coach and all of thier players are healhy.



Since: Sep 14, 2010
Posted on: September 13, 2011 11:18 am
 

Ward on Ravens game: 'We'll remember everything'

Obviously its the ravens that remembered everything said over the last three years when Pittsburgh was so high on themselves. They still are, They did not make any changes to speak of and it showed. I loved it so much mainly because it was Still all of the trash talking same steeler curtain guys who have been fighting close games with the Ravens all of those years and now it comes back to haunt So Remember, Remember Real Good or else, Or Else it will happen to you again and maybe even worse. Remember that the Ravens O-line had never played before as a group or in the particular positions and that they will only get Better. Remember what a Ravens Defense can do when they have a ballsy coach and all of thier players are healhy.


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