It's like Cam is saving plays/sets for a rainy day, but that day never comes...
The ONLY time I remember seeing that day was after the first 3 or 4 drives in the Championship game against New England. Not all but the majority of the way that game was called (after the first 3 or 4 series) was called pretty well.
That's a disturbing stat. The Air coryell offense is not working with the personnel we have. We need to get our guys in motion. One thing I read in a sports illustrated story on Torrey Smith is that the Ravens receivers are often ask to "bend/round" out their routes instead of "stepping" out of their routes. I thought that comment by Torrey was quite telling because he explained the difficulty in doing that. To me that's asking Joe to be perfect on those throws. Personally I don't see how that philosophy gives our receivers an edge in separation and when you combine that trend with our inconsistent OL line play and Cam's playcalling it yields the current results we see.
I think it's time to get back to smash mouth football and run the ball with Ray Rice and Pierce and start attacking the middle of the field with 10-15 yard routes.
I think the real reason, and the reason you'll never get a straight answer, is that Harbaugh and/or Cameron still do not trust Flacco to completely run the no-huddle, spread offense. And they may have very valid reasons not to....I myself am not convinced that Flacco has the field vision and quick decision-making it requires.
The good news? I can't see any of the next 4 opponents putting up anything less than 20 points on the Ravens defense. They will HAVE to let the reigns loose to win these games. Flacco has a great opportunity to go up against some of the best QBs in the league and show what he can do.
Different weeks, different defenses, different game plans. The Ravens game plan against PIT was very conservative both times. The second time that game plan bit them in the ass when PIT scored some late points that our offense couldn't scramble to cover.
That doesn't tell me the team is incapable of putting up more points, it just tells me that in the 2d PIT game we didn't win. Poor scheme, poor execution, probably both, but I do not conclude that the Ravens are incapable of putting up points in the future. Obviously they *can*, they just *didn't*.
You can't say "If I mangle the numbers in this way, I get this result," and then in the next breath say "The numbers don't lie," and expect nobody to point out the inconsistency.
Cam Cameron is INCOMPETENT - and the sooner Biscotti realizes it the sooner he will begin to get to where he wants to go - the Superbowl.
The wheels are going to come off theRavens cart the next four games - and there is nothing the team can do about it - absolutely NOTHING - because Cam doesn't change - he's still waiting for the play execution to improve.
Here are stats: 5 years, 5 winning seasons. 4 full years, 4 postseasons, with at least one victory in each, including one on the road in each.
I'm not saying you're wrong to be concerned after the debacle we saw late Sunday afternoon. I'm just saying numbers *do* lie, particularly when you dice them up as you've done.
People around here - and everywhere, really, but here is no exception - want black and white in a world of gray.