Poor Antwan Barnes. He isn't in the Ravens' dog house, but under it.
Even with the injury to Terrell Suggs that has sidelined him the past two weeks, Barnes was inactive for Sunday night's game against the Steelers. Ever since Barnes, an outside linebacker, missed the tackle that resulted in a long touchdown run by the Bengals' Cedric Benson in the Ravens' first game with Cincinnati, he hasn't played much.
Before the Colts game in which he played only on special teams, Barnes was inactive in the previous four games. Barnes is a good athlete and can rush the quarterback, but he makes a lot of mental mistakes. And once you get in coach John Harbaugh's dog house, it's hard to escape.
-- Mike Preston