For the last couple years here at the Nest, we’ve had a weekly segment called “Play Like a Raven.” In it, I chose a player (or group of players) who most “played like a Raven” in that week’s game and gave them my e-game ball. I also picked a guy or a group to berate a bit for what I deemed sub-par performances.
Well, for no reason other than I’m a little bit bored with it, “Play Like a Raven” is going on indefinite hiatus around these parts.
Instead (for now at least), it will be replaced with a new weekly feature, “W.I.N. – What’s Important Now.” For some background on this slogan, let’s look at the Ravens’ official page:
According to Foster’s official website, “W.I.N.” means: “To make change; to influence; to use this moment to be better than the last; to achieve greatness in all aspects of your life; win at home. Win at school. Win at business. Win at life.”
The Ravens have embraced “W.I.N.” ever since Harbaugh arrived in Baltimore three years ago.
For our first installment of “W.I.N,” let’s take a look at what was important in Week 1 – Pittsburgh Steelers players getting their clocks cleaned:
Let’s not save the best for last. Cheap Shot, come on down!
Ed Reed got some revenge on Hiney as well, forcing an incomplete pass and nearly ripping #86’s head off in the process:
Rashard Mendenhall, have you met Haloti Ngata?
“God can have his soul, but his ass is mine.”
One more time, just for good measure:
I could watch that all day.
The Ravens thoroughly outhit the Steelers on Sunday, as evidenced above. They physically intimidated them and imposed their will, directly leading to the WIN. That’s What’s Important Now.