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After Monday night, I initially thought the Ravens had rushed left tackle Jonathan Ogden back too soon with his injured toe, but the team did the right thing. The Ravens have one of the best and most respected trainers in the game in Bill Tessendorf. I can't see Tessendorf sending Ogden out there if he didn't think Ogden was ready. Also, I can't see Ogden going out there, either unless he thought he had a reasonable chance of succeeding.

Ogden is a very smart man, and very proud. I did think coach Brian Billick's comments on his WBAL-radio show were a little strong. Basically to me, he was telling Ogden to suck it up and adjust, or call it a season. "It's going to be painful all year long," said Billick. "It's a matter of him adjusting to it. I don't know if Jonathan will be able to come back from this or not."

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It will be interesting to see how this plays out, but you wish the best for Ogden because he is a quality person.

* If there was one coach I thought would get caught cheating it was the Patriots' Bill Belichick. Around the league, he is known for trying to get an advantage on another team regardless of what happens. Also, Belichick is arrogant enough not to care if he gets caught.

* The Browns bench starting quarterback Charlie Frye in the second quarter of the first game and then trade him to Seattle for a sixth-round draft pick. New starter Derek Anderson has to be looking over his shoulder at rookie Brady Quinn, knowing it's only a matter of time. For some reason when it comes to football, Cleveland just can't get it right.

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