The Ravens obviously are happy to have this week off and there are all sorts of reasons why this was a perfect bye week for them -- and you can check out my latest column on that subject right here -- but that doesn't mean we have to like it.
The Orioles season ended on such a unexpectedly high note, that there actually was a bit of a letdown from that this week, and it's hard to get too pumped up for a weekend of college football when the Terps appear to be cruising for a bruising against Georgia Tech on Saturday.
I wish I could find some reason to think the Terps will rise up and bite Paul Johnson's undefeated Yellow Jackets (5-0) on the rear end, but this one just looks like a major beatdown waiting to happen. Hope I'm wrong, because I think Randy Edsall is going to get the program on the right track -- both competitively and academically -- over the next couple of years.
Meanwhile, Ravens fans will have to settle for rooting against the Steelers and Patriots on Sunday. The AFC North will gain a game in the wild card race on at least one NFC East power, since the Patriots and Jets play each other in the only significant rivalry game of the weekend.
And, no, there hasn't been any word on the Orioles front office situation, though I think that's coming soon.