Writing a preview about the Ravens facing a squad that quite possibly has the youngest, milk-breathed, just got of diapers and not fully pancake-trained offensive line, is not the easiest of tasks. But I will do my best to give you some insights to the game against the junior varsity Kansas City Chiefs.
Terrell Suggs, after sitting out the preseason, will wreck havoc on the Chiefs with his fresh legs and fresh breath. (Has anyone noticed his regiment of missing the past few training camps and coming on strong throughout the season? It’s a bit Iverson-ish).
The Ravens will lick their beaks against this young o-line and look to make QB Matt Cassel even weaker kneed than he looked on Thursday with a hobble. It’s bad enough to play the Ravens with a young rebuilding team, but would you play a hobbling quarterback against “Organized Chaos?” Maryland's finest state senator Clay Davis from The Wire says, “Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeit!”
According to CC (Cam Cameron) WR Mark Clayton is going to dress for the game, so let’s see how Clayton’s pork loin hammy can contribute for Joe Flacco and the offense. Otherwise, we should look to the Quantum 3 – Ray Rice, Willis McGahee and Le’Ron McClain for heavy production on the ground. Rice will also provide some help in the flat ala the Iggles' Brian Westbrook.
While the Ravens have lost 5 of their last 7 season openers, I suspect/believe we will find Troy Smith entering midway through the 4th quarter demonstrating what he learned in Hooked Phonics Lesson #109 – Reading NFL Defenses.
The Ravens will and should hand a pacifier to the young Chiefs in an overmatched season opener.
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Written by Lea Anderson