Carl Davis, Ken Niumatalolo, Mary Reuland and William Vanzela all chimed in on Glenn Clark Radio this month. Here's what they had to say:
"[Ravens center Ryan] Jensen's really a good dude. He's just a physical player, and that's what you really want out of your offensive linemen. You want a bunch of dirt bags up there that are finishing guys over the pile. Those are the guys you want on your team. He gets after people and he gets under their skin. To be honest, I feel like he throws guys out of their game because they're so focused on him that they can end up trying to take something out on him. They end up giving up a play not being in their gaps, so I think it works to his advantage. It's more of a mental thing."
- Ravens defensive end Carl Davis Oct. 27 on the toughness of center Ryan Jensen
"We knew he was a dynamic player and a really good football player, and he hasn't disappointed. He's played phenomenal. He's been really, really good. He's added a knockout punch, an explosive player to us that allows us to really be able to score from anywhere. He's a hard guy to tackle, he can make you miss, and he's got the speed to take it to the house. He's just a really, really good football player. He's also a really good blocker. He's a complete football player for what we do. He's not just a runner that won't block. He's a tough, hard-nosed blocker. He's a really good football player."
- Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo Oct. 12 on the emergence of sophomore slotback Malcolm Perry
"His text to me was, 'Mom, thanks for the pep talk. I'm going to kick this thing's butt with the help of God. He had something big in store for me and this had to manifest in order for it to happen. I can't wait to see where His will brings me.' His absolute last text to me that night his aneurysm burst. That's why I think he's up there orchestrating a lot of what's going on. He's getting his orders from the big guy. He used to call Him the big guy. He's getting his orders from Him and bringing them down to us, and I'm just trying to fulfill them the best way that we can."
- Mary Reuland Oct. 27 on the last message she received from her son, former Ravens tight end Konrad Reuland, before he died of a brain aneurysm in 2016 (Reuland's heart was donated to Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew to help save his life)
"The goal from every Brazilian kid is to become a soccer player, a professional soccer player; we play soccer in the U.S. to try to get a full ride for a college, and this is the difference. I'm not talking about the system, which I think is better for the 99 percent of the kids [who do not become professional soccer players], but I'm talking about soccer itself, it's just the reality."
- Baltimore Blast goalie William Vanzela Oct. 11 on the issues facing U.S. Soccer after missing the World Cup
Issue 239: November 2017