"Because they shut you down?" asked the reporter.
Boldin's entire demeanor changed, as if he was in grade school and someone had stolen his lunch money.
"Just because we lost to them," Boldin said.
Those moments were intense.
The Ravens need that type of attitude. Who cares about the Broncos having the most balanced team in the NFL and two great pass rushers?
Everybody seems to want a New England vs Denver match in the AFC title game, and for that, the Ravens should be ticked.
This game has to be personal. So much that Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis should break out the "Where Would You Rather Be?" speech, the 2013 version, one more time.
On game day, the Ravens should attack instead of being attacked, and go after Manning and the Broncos because there is nothing to lose, and everything to gain.
There are few positions in sports better than being an underdog except when you pull the upset of the year and win one of the biggest games in franchise history.