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Beck Leads Baltimore Over Falcons; 20-3


John Beck may be the third string quarterback heading into the 2009 season but last night he was at the controls of the offense the entire game. He made the most of his opportunity throwing for 232 yards and tossing two touchdown passes to help led Baltimore to his first perfect preseason since the Super Bowl year in 2000 as the Ravens beat Atlanta 20-3.

Coach Harbaugh wasn’t taking any chances as many players didn’t even suit up as he used the game to try and help make decisions at some of the Ravens key positions.

But the lone starter that did appear made an impact. Terrell Suggs looked like his old self as he sacked Matt Ryan on a second a two and then on the next play stopped an inside Draw. Suggs moved well and looked ready to for the team’s opener against Kansas City and showed no ill effects from his nagging heel injury.

Now all we can do is wait as the staff sifts through the evidence to cut 75 down to 53.

Only 9 days left until it all counts for real.

Points to Ponder

Any other Wide-outs help their case? Demetrius Williams hauled in 4 catches for 77 yards. It can’t be said enough. If Williams can establish some durability and consistency he could be a potent weapon in the air attack. Undrafted rook, Eron Riley had two huge catches, one for 47 yards and the second was a touchdown. Justin Harper dropped two passes and in general all but sealed his fate to a second trip to the practice squad. Ernie Wheelwright was a long shot anyway but he dropped a sure TD on an inside slant.

Is it finally Steve Hauschka’s job? I give two thumbs or should I say arms up in the air. It’s good. Let Matt Stover enjoy life with his family and save his spot in the Ring of Honor. He hit 5 of 6 during the pre-season and he showed great concentration handling an awful snap from Matt Katula to connect on a 33 yarder. It’s time to move on.

Is Suggs ready for the season opener? YES. He ran around the field and racked up three tackles and a quarterback sack. I’m predicting double digit sacks this season.

Will Frank Walker survive the cut? Well, he could have used a strong performance last night and he picked up two penalities on one play. He simply has looked horrendous. I wouldn’t be shocked if he were let go.

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2 Responses to “Beck Leads Baltimore Over Falcons; 20-3”

  1. […] Gab has a recap of the win over Atlanta with a few questions about the upcoming roster cuts.  And for the record […]

  2. Sharron Lawrence says:

    Preseason 4-0 Holla!!! Watchout regular season the Ravens gon mak it RAIN!!!

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