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Coffee Companion (9/26): What they're saying about the Ravens

Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.

Running it back:

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Rookie receiver

Torrey Smith

had three touchdown catches in the first quarter Sunday

, 37-7. ... The

, especially in a near-perfect first half that saw Baltimore enjoy a 27-0 advantage at halftime. ... The offensive line played better with

. ...

Lee Evans

said he understood the decision

. ...

Brian Matusz

was rocked again in his final start of 2011

. ... Suspended

Maryland

receivers Ronnie Tyler and Quintin McCree will start Saturday against Towson, but safety Matt Robinson

.

Hitting the links:

1. Mike Preston: This is the kind of dominance you want to see against a winless team like the Rams [

]

2. Here is Preston's report card [

]

3. KVV's Five Things We Learned [

]

4. The Ravens pounded the Rams [

]

5. It was a dream start for Torrey Smith [

]

6. Peter King talked about Torrey Smith and

Orlando Brown

in "Monday Morning Quarterback" [

]

7. Torrey Smith's performance was "astonishing" [

]

8. It looked as if the Rams never saw Torrey Smith coming [

]

9. Baltimore's offense will finally be more explosive and versatile under

Cam Cameron

[

]

10. What else happened in the

AFC North

on Sunday? [

]

11.

UFC

fighter Jon Jones, the brother of

Arthur Jones

, may be America's best athlete [

]

12. Breaking down

Buck Showalter

's Orioles nuggets for 2012 and beyond [

]

13. Is

Brian Roberts

one? He was on ESPN's "Outside the Lines" this weekend [

]

14. Do you care how the Orioles do against the Red Sox? [

]

15. Here is the Baltimore bullpen in suits and fedoras [

]

16. The Terps must treat their embarrassing loss to the

Temple Owls

as a wakeup call [

]

Video of the morning:

You're going to have to click to see this video of

Patriots

coach

Bill Belichick

roller skating in a pirate costume, but I figured you wouldn't mind.

.

Send me your funny and/or interesting links, photos, YouTube videos, blogs, Tweets, comments, emails, ideas, etc. and I’ll give you a plug. You can reach me at Matt.Vensel@baltsun.com and twitter.com/mattvensel.
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