Over the past five months, I have rambled and ranted about the
While pecking at my keyboard, often in the wee hours of the morning, I tried to be fair and to avoid drawing concrete conclusions based solely on emotions or one eyebrow-raising performance, whether it was a good one or bad. Still, there were some things I got wrong, though I feel there were a lot more that I got right.
So with the Ravens beginning their preparations for the
WRONG: “If nothing changes, the Ravens might not beat a quality team the rest of the way.” -- Week 15. Let’s just get this one out of the way. I said this after the Ravens lost to the
RIGHT: “Offensive tackle
WRONG: "The Ravens will have a tough decision to make with
RIGHT: "The Ravens are impossible to figure out, but they are also impossible to count out, and you can't help but think that something magical might be brewing in Baltimore." -- Week 12. This, if anything, probably rings truer today than anything else that I have thought, even though I am one of the many who were guilty of counting them out when they traveled to Denver and New England. Now, I'm done waiting for their magic to run out.
RIGHT: “The past 15 weeks won't matter much if
WRONG: "If the Ravens want to win the Super Bowl, they are either going to have to get a first-round bye or pull a complete 180 when it comes to their play on the road." -- Week 7. This is another one that I hedged, saying they needed to "pull a complete 180," which I guess they have, at least when it comes to the offense. But yeah, after their early-season road struggles, I thought the road to the Super Bowl would have to go through M&T Bank Stadium. I was wrong. The Ravens beat two very good teams in their houses to get here.