Bad decision by Flacco and not the only one, but he redeemed himself with some serious help from Rice, Boldin, Pitta et al
I don't get it. Or, why not call Flacco's number again? I mean, if you're going to forgo the points (which was dumb IMO) then at least go with the highest probability play, which in that position was either to trick them (PA pass) or QB sneak.
However, considering that the audible moved Leach from one side to the other would suggest that they were intending on running it with Pierce regardless.
Again, I don't think it would matter anyway. This OL has had issues with short yardage blocking for a few seasons now. This is nothing new.
Cam lacks creativity but until Harbaugh sees the light this is what we are going to get.
Harbaugh needs to be 'Dropped' (for those of you familiar with the movie Drop Squad you'll know what I am talking about.
Cam calls some of the dumbest short yardage plays.
Especially considering that he should know that our O-Line does not block well on those kind of plays.
Why don't we ever run a counter? Every D knows it's either up the middle or to the right on a stretch play.
This freakin OL gives ANY offensive co. all sorts of issues.
They can't get push for a 6' 6" QB to get a yd on 3rd down.
Then they get destroyed after said QB checks out of the called play.
You said our OL doesn't block well on "those kind of plays".
You mean plays that any competent OL should be able to block?
Give it a rest and start pointing some blame at the GD players.
Some variety would reduce the predictability, the other defense won't be able to load up on the right side like they did on that 4th and 1 to Pierce because they'll have to account for a counter or a trap to the left--but only if we actually ran it more than once every presidential administration.
Let's start with this. The OL on the road does not play well, the DL knows the snap count it is obvious. Yanda taps, 1-mississippi snap, the D gets a great jump on the ball.
Joe struggles on the road as well, often over throwing easy passes.
As far as the 4th and short, I like Pierce in on short yardage, Rice has not done well with power plays at all. Joe switched sides and I don't blame him, I seen McKinnie about 5 seconds before the snap still asking Oher what he was doing/who was he blocking. McKinnie has whiffed a few times this year.
So take the lack of confidence in the Left side with McKinnie in and the fact that the D is all over the snap count, end result Pierce stuffed.
lol the cam defenders just wont give up
We don't know right now if the problem is Cam, Flacco or other players. We'll never know what the problem is until something changes and it's a helluva lot easier to replace a coordinator than a QB and/or 10 other offensive starters. Cam may not be the problem but the Ravens need to see what Flacco does with another coordinator. The thing is we knew all of this in the offseason and Cam got extended anyway. Until some part of this dynamic changes, I can't see getting any different results.
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Either way, i"m gald it all worked out in the end. As Yanda said in training camp, Embrace the Grind!
Great road win for the Raven.. Let's get the north crown next week.