The word around town is that Chris McAlister is back. His knee isn’t completely healthy, but it’s good enough that he’s making starts and all about making statements on his match-ups with opposing teams’ best receivers.
This week, its Braylon Edwards.
Yeah, the same Braylon Edwards that burned McAlister deep in the Ravens first game against the Cleveland Browns last season early in the first quarter for a 78-yard touchdown.
Going up against Chad Ocho Cinco wasn’t really a test for McAlister, as the Cincinnati Bengal offense was lethargic at best two weeks ago. The same could be said about the 2008 Browns, who are at the bottom of the league in points per game and passing yards.
And who are we kidding? There’s no chance for the Browns offense to match the intensity of the Ravens defensive pressure on the quarterback, so there may not even be an opportunity for Edwards to be a factor. Predictions are later in the week, but let’s just say that it won’t be pretty for the AFC North rivals.