None of that should lessen what Rice did this year. Putting up 2,000 all-purpose yards is proof that he is someone the Ravens can build around. Rice is a more consistent player in the passing game, he's younger, he has a great attitude and he's great in pass protection. So going with him, in the long run, was definitely the right move. But McGahee helped make it work by stepping aside and allowing it to happen without a fuss. Locker room chemistry and harmony are really important in professional sports, because there is nothing collegiate to bond players together. They're independent contractors who understand that it's a very cold business. A little complaining can easily undo the concepts of brotherhood and selflessness. McGahee can still play a big role on this team in the playoffs, and he'll be glad, 10 years from now, about all the carries he didn't get during the regular season.2. It's hard to go across the country and win a football game in the NFL, even if the other team has nothing to play for. Let's concede that up front. And ultimately, it doesn't matter what the final score was as long as it was a victory, because the Ravens are going to the playoffs for the second consecutive season. That's something to be proud of, regardless of what expectations were this year.