Ravens linebacker Bart Scott said one of the reasons he nailed Cleveland running back Jamal Lewis so hard on a swing pass late in the third quarter was because he owed Lewis one.
According to Scott, Lewis dissed on him when Scott was in his second year with the Ravens. Scott said it occurred on a running play in practice, when he came up to make a tackle on Lewis. He stopped, but Lewis looked at him like "he would have run over me in a real game. I never forgot that."
"I owed him that one," said Scott after the game Sunday.
It was a nice hit, and both players went down and bounced up easily. Scott has played well in the first two games.
Lewis ran extremely hard Sunday. He was one of the few Browns skilled players that actually played hard for the entire game.
Ravens rookie quarterback Joe Flacco has good pocket presence. He moves well, and has that ability to evade tackles by stepping up, or stepping aside in the pocket.
Ravens outside linebacker Jarret Johnson is developing into a pretty good pass rusher. He made Cleveland quarterback Derek Anderson move a couple of times Sunday. He is underrated because he plays with several Pro Bowlers, but Johnson earns his money.