NFL Notes: Ravens lose Lewis, Webb for season
Play-calling has been a constant criticism of Andy Reid's tenure in Philadelphia, and Sunday's loss to the Lions added fuel to the fire. On Monday, Reid didn't close the door on the possibility that Juan Castillo and Marty Mornhinweg could lose their play-calling responsibilities (see story).
Brent Celek would have scored a touchdown that could have prevented the Eagles' 26-23 defeat to Detroit, but the play was called back because of pass interference and he took responsibility for the loss (see story).
Here are some notes from around the NFL:
Ravens lose Lewis, Webb for season
Baltimore's aged but still effective defense took a massive hit Monday when the Ravens confirmed what FoxSports.com's Jay Glazer
first reported that 13-time Pro Bowl linebacker Ray Lewis will miss the rest of the season after completely tearing his triceps in Baltimore's 31-29 win over the Cowboys Sunday.
At 37, Lewis is a shadow of his old self. He wasn't flying around the field and acting as a menace to his opponents, but he was still leading the Ravens in tackles and his leadership in the huddle goes unquestioned.
Now, it's a question of whether Lewis will play football again. Lewis is in his 17th season and there has been talk about this being his final year.
In addition to Lewis, the Ravens also lost cornerback Lardarius Webb for the season with a torn ACL, according to CSNBaltimore.com
Losing Webb serves as a big blow to the Ravens' secondary. The fourth-year player is not only Baltimore's top cover corner, but also a very good tackler. He's seventh on the team in tackles.
Second-year corner Jimmy Smith is expected to replace Webb in the starting lineup.Murray has ligament damage in foot
DeMarco Murray was on his way to a big game against the Ravens until the Cowboys decided to remove him from the game after one carry in the second half because of a foot injury.
On Monday, the Cowboys received some good news. Murray didn't break any bones and the initial diagnosis of a sprain remains in tact.
But he did suffer some ligament damage, according to the team's website
, via ProFootballTalk
Murray's status for Week 7 against the Panthers remains unknown, but if he does miss time, Felix Jones will get the brunt of the workload.
Jones gained 92 yards on 18 carries and scored a touchdown against the Ravens.