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Ravens Put Together A Defensive Performance For The Books, Wide Receivers Step Up To Make Big Plays

October 15, 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 impressive shutout victory in Tennessee in Week 6, and as a result, we have some Ass-Pats to hand out.

They will count down in sequential order before we name the ultimate honor -- Pat On Both Cheeks.  That one player who one single Pat just wouldn't sit right (pun intended).

With no further ado:

Glenn's Pats on the Ass:

5. QB Joe Flacco

With apologies to Wink Martindale (who I had to leave off the list because I chose to include a third offensive player), we should recognize the fact that Flacco was great again yesterday on another day when the Ravens struggled to run the ball. That's significant. 

4. CB Jimmy Smith

And with apologies to Patrick Onwuasor (who I had to leave off), I think when a team has an incredible 11 sack game, it's important for us to recognize that it happens because of the presence of a cornerback that teams just flat REFUSE to throw at. 

3. WR Willie Snead

It was his best game as a Raven. You would have loved for him to come with the one that ended up being the interception, but when you have a game like Snead had otherwise, you can get a pass for missing what would have been a really difficult play. 

2. WR Michael Crabtree

Look, he's PROBABLY going to end up dropping more balls this season (and probably some in big situations). That's part of who he is. But the reason he's such an enigma wrapped in a riddle wrapped in a puzzle wrapped in a conundrum is because he's capable of doing what he did yesterday too. 

1. LB Za'Darius Smith (Pat on both cheeks)

His finest pro moment. Outstanding.

Kyle's Pats on the Ass...

5. Willie Snead

He continues to assert himself as the most competent slot receiver the Ravens have had.

4. Patrick Onwuasor

A name that often gets overlooked, he was in the fray on a lot of the Ravens' defensive action yesterday and deserves mention.

3. Michael Crabtree

Please continue to catch the ball. It is very fun when he snatches it out of the air. Please continue to do that.

2. Za'Darius Smith

A fantastic outing for a player who entered the season on the roster bubble, depending on who you asked. He's asserting himself as a legitimate threat across from Terrell Suggs. He was also helped greatly by the work of...

1. Wink Martindale

Going against his former superior, Dean Pees, Martindale put forth one of the most dominating defensive performance in Ravens history. Credit where it's due.

If you missed the segment, click play below to listen.