Getting ready to start now.....
Why isn't Clarence Brooks getting his well deserved chance as DC?
Could be any number of reasons. Maybe the players and coaches like Pees' style more. Maybe Brooks just wants to stay DL coach.
None of us can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Brooks is clearly better than Pees. All we have is Pees' track record as a DC in NE, versus Brooks' work as a DL coach. Pretty hard to equate the two.
when is this thing actually going to start? 11 my A**
Last season Housh dropped a pass on 4th and long that would have extended the drive rather than ending the game and a series or two prior to that Boldin dropped a go ahead TD pass. That said, the D gave up a 3rd and forever to a rookie WR who made a catch with 1 hand and his helmet.
It's really not even worthy of debate as to who is better. The talent is there, the execution needs to improve on offense, defense, and ST's.
My point was your claim that the offense was the reason that they couldn't get over the hump, but I disagree because for the past 3 years that "hump" has been not having a home playoff game...Joe Flacco and the offense engineered a come from behind victory over Pittsburgh. That was the deciding factor in a homefield game or not. This offense isn't the Patriots or Saints and cant put up 40+ points per game and honestly it's never going to be that way, but the defense getting blown out by the Chargers and forcing the offense to constantly have to play from behind is no way to win a ball game. That was my point. This isn't the Ravens of 2000 with the best D the NFL has ever seen. There were just as many plays left on the field from the defense and special teams as there was the offense.
And they can't contact positional coaches directly, they would have to go through the team first.
And something is to be said for not letting it get out that they contacted maybe 2 teams for permission knowing you may be bringing your coach back.
For all we know this could just be them annoucing who they're considering and interviewing.
He's our OC for the foreseeable future. Better football brains than 99% of the people who post here have determined that he remains our best choice to succeed.
3 people in the room - wow they must've kept this quiet until now
Official: Pees is DC.
And cue the "Harbaugh just hires his buddies" in 3...2...1...
Pees as DC, official.
JJ's there too. Interesting.
Quite frankly, I think it's ridiculous to even make the suggestion that anyone and everyone the Ravens may have been interested in for their OC position was blocked by their current team from interviewing.
Glimmer of hope for some of you: Despite some initial reports, Cam Cameron is NOT at the press conference...
EDIT - Nevermind, Cam is staying as OC, official
Think Harbs just half announced Cam's retained.