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Late For Work 5/28: Mount Crushmore

Plus the Ravens’ most overrated and underrated players and Cam to visit NCAA lax squads.

Posted by Sarah Ellison on Friday, May 28th, 2010 at 9:16 am | Categories: Late For Work, Sarah Ellison

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Mount Crushmore

Ah, yes. The classic cut and paste over the faces of Mount Rushmore. And it never gets old.

Especially when you take Ravens second-round draft pick Terrence “Mount” Cody’s nickname and apply it to his coworkers in the defensive line.

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Terrell Suggs (260) + Kelly Gregg (315) + Terrence Cody (360) + Haloti Ngata (345) = 1,280 pounds.

I’ll save you the trouble of googling a metrics calculator to confirm the weight conversions you vaguely remember learning in grade school. There are 2,000 pounds in a ton. That puts Mount Crushmore over a half ton.

And yes, you did read that right. Cody is indeed listed 100 pounds heavier than Suggs. Folks, ‘T-Sizzle’ is a big, big boy.

The Ravens’ defense is already well-known for stuffing the run, but their 39-game streak without permitting a 100-yard rusher was snapped last season vs. the Bengals. Meanwhile, the Crimson Tide did not allow a 100-yard rusher while Cody was at Alabama.

Cody puts the Ravens in a spot to make another run at that streak. And while he’s at it, can Mount Cody go ahead and bring some of those nasty field goal blocking skills to Baltimore as seen below?

But before I move on to the You Tube video, I need to give a shout out to @BaltimoreMVP for creating the entertaining picture. They’re the same peeps that brought us “I want you to vote McClain 4 RB” twitpic.

 


Prisco: Boldin Overrated, Yanda Underrated

In his annual list of the NFL’s overrated and underrated players, CBSSports.com’s Pete Prisco named receiver Anquan Boldin as the Ravens’ most overrated player while guard Marshal Yanda was named the team’s most underrated.

Prisco hasn’t been shy in the past about expressing his opinion that Boldin isn’t a true No. 1 receiver, and it looks like he’s sticking to his guns.

“He’s a good player, but not a great one,” Prisco said. “The Ravens will find out he isn’t a No. 1 receiver. He can’t beat corners deep.”

Boldin hasn’t had much opportunity to show he can excel as the go-to passing target because he played behind Larry Fitzgerald for six of his seven-year NFL career. So he’ll have a chance to prove Prisco wrong come September.

As for Yanda, Prisco gave high praises.

“On one of the best lines in the NFL, he had the best season in 2009,” Prisco said. “He is a mauler who keys the run game. It might be Pro Bowl time for him in 2010.”

For me, linebacker Jarret Johnson would be high on the Ravens underrated list too.

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