Ravens: Reading between the goal lines
The beauty of the razzle-dazzle play by Troy Smith and Joe Flacco on Sunday is that it's a gift that keeps on giving. Coach John Harbaugh said on Monday that the "Suggs Package" of plays involving both QBs would be an ongoing part of the Ravens' game plan going forward, but that's not what I'm talking about.
What I mean is that particular play may have more impact on future games than it had on the game against the Raiders, even if Ravens fans never actually see the team run it again.
The Cleveland Browns, for instance, have to factor the whole concept into their defensive game plan, which makes the whole thing more complicated and uncertain. It's just one more thing to take up practice time this week.
Frankly, I'm guessing if Harbaugh was talking it up at all yesterday, he and Cam Cameron have something completely different cooked up for Sunday's game in Cleveland. Hopefully, the "Suggs Package" won't actually include Terrell Suggs this time, but I don't think you can rule anything out at this point.
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