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Michael Crabtree Manages To Make Both Lists (Somehow), Defense Doesn't Deserve Much Criticism

October 9, 2018
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 turned in an unimpressive performance against the Cleveland Browns on the road, and as a result, we have some Helmet-Slaps to hand out.

They will count down in sequential order before we name the ultimate honor -- Two Slaps To The Helmet.  That one player who one single Slap just wouldn't sit right.

Without further ado:

Glenn's Pats on the Ass:

5. CB Tavon Young

He made a great interception and MAYBE had a concussion. But he struggled after he returned and on a day where it was tough to find defensive players for this list, that's enough to make it. 

4. LB CJ Mosley

Mosley was fine yesterday. But on a day in which we're admittedly nitpicking defensively, the biggest issue I had was that the Ravens lacked big plays defensively. Mosley wants to get a huge contract. He needs to make some bigger plays. 

3. RB Buck Allen

You just can't put the ball on the ground.  

2. Offensive Coordinator Marty Mornhinweg

My apologies for lavishing him with praise a week ago (and congratulations to Tim White for missing the list because we can only include one "Wild Card.")

1. WR Michael Crabtree (two slaps)

This ain't it. 


Kyle's Pats on the Ass...

5. S Tony Jefferson

I get that at this point I should expect him to cover poorly, but it's not getting any easier to watch.

4. QB Joe Flacco

The interception at the beginning, coupled with what I assume is partially his fault with the check-downs late in the game, earns him a spot.

3. TE Nick Boyle

5. Marlon Humphrey

We are nitpicking on defense in this one, but I do feel pretty strongly that there shouldn't be many lapses in coverage from a first-round cornerback against Rashard Higgins, however crafty he may be.

4. Tyus Bowser

I don't even know if he played. There probably should be more times we've remembered him playing by now.

3. Buck Allen

As the guy who is on the field because the other guy fumbles too much, it would be in Buck Allen's best interest to not fumble.

2. Marty Mornhinweg

They actually had success running the football. And I get that it's not easy to run when your running backs fumble, but this game was always a one-possession affair.

1. Michael Crabtree (two slaps)

I mean, there really isn't much to say. He lost the game on the final drop, but the others were drive killers. While drops were always a problem in his NFL career, this appears to be a new low.


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