A day after a heartbreaking loss to the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football, the Ravens put up a bravado front about the outcome. In today’s Baltimore Sun, reporter Jamison Henley takes the team to task for not addressing the things that could’ve ensured the outcome of the game for the Ravens.
Turnovers, play calling and undisciplined behavior.
The Ravens may be a number of things, but one thing they’ve never been accused of was being a collective bunch of crybabies. They may point fingers in losses, but at least everyone can agree that they control their own destiny. Perhaps they wanted this game so badly, and feel that other forces stepped into play on Monday night. But the truth of the matter is that the Ravens threw a careless interception in the fourth quarter, inexplicably threw on a running down with a little over three minutes left in the game with a lead on the NFL’s most prolific scoring team, and lost its cool and a chance to win in the end.
With that in mind, their tears make them look worse than the refs could ever hope to. And the worst part is that refs, like players, stick together, and know just how to solve being showed up by disgruntled players.