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    This is INSANITY



    So the Ravens dicked along for 3 quarters until (figuratively) somebody whispered into somebodys ear that they might lose the game - so they opened it up. If that's the way the Ravens are being managed it is absolutely, positively INSANE.

    Go out there and open it up from the start of the game and keep it going until the final whistle blows. Don't play down to the opposition - what's the point of that.

    http://www.baltimoreravens.com/news/...0-f52c4ed95b84




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    Re: This is INSANITY

    Oh....my.....god




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    Re: This is INSANITY

    Thank you for acknowledging my presence.

    But even you must be frustrated at how the offense is being managed (and I didn't even mention Cam)



    Quote Originally Posted by leachisabeast View Post
    Oh....my.....god




  4. Re: This is INSANITY

    One of two things here..

    A.- They're idiots

    B.- They don't trust Flacco enough on the road


    I'd be open to other explanations if they make sense.
    Will Die A Ravens Fan!!




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    What stood out to me is that player's should not have to tell the coordinator what they should be doing. Passing along some insight as to the minutia of what defenses are doing is an invaluable form of input a coordinator can receive from players. However, a coordinator should not have to be told that the opponent is sitting on out routes because that's all they're running.

    That exchange showed me that Cam has a hard time seeing the whole field from the sideline. Pees made the adjustment to the booth, and the D seems to have tightened up or at least shown an ability to adjust.

    Just my .02 but I think calling plays from the booth just makes way more sense. I don't know why a coordinator wouldn't want to.




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    Re: This is INSANITY

    Alright, I hate the play calling as much as the next man, but is this article really saying anything?

    We got into a little more of a no-huddle, up-tempo type of a deal
    They operated almost exclusively out of the shotgun and passed 79 percent of the time in the fourth quarter and overtime
    Doesn't this happen in every NFL game? A team is down by multiple scores so they go hurry up and pass a lot and have success against an opponent that is playing soft and sitting on a lead?




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    Re: This is INSANITY

    Yes. This bothers me a little given our road struggles on offense. I'm kind of flabbergasted at Harbaugh's comment about being forced to open it up a little. That's a headscratcher. Why sleepwalk for 3 quarters and allow the inferior opponent to hang around. We've seen this before.

    There's something telling about why the offense plays the way it plays on the road. Yes I get it. We are stilling winning games and that's awesome. There's got to be two underylying issues here. It's either a confidence factor or trust factor. One of these elements is suspect.




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    Re: This is INSANITY

    Harbaugh said he wanted to make it into an AFCN type game (not really sure why though)




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    Re: This is INSANITY

    If you want our offense to go up tempo 100 % of the time even when it doesn't make sense, go root for an NFC South team, or better yet go watch basketball or our version of football.




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    Re: This is INSANITY

    Quote Originally Posted by The Fanatic View Post
    I'd be open to other explanations if they make sense.
    Quote Originally Posted by pslholder96 View Post
    Why sleepwalk for 3 quarters and allow the inferior opponent to hang around.
    Because this "inferior opponent" ran you out of the gym the last game when you had a much better defense and the Ravens were trying to slow it down this time and keep it close. (And yes, this goes right to "They do not trust Flacco" comment from Fanatic). Harbaugh himself said he wanted this to be an "AFC North" type of game.

    Not exactly thrilled with Harbaugh's comments, either...but this is the best I got.




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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnBKistler View Post
    Because this "inferior opponent" ran you out of the gym the last game when you had a much better defense and the Ravens were trying to slow it down this time and keep it close. (And yes, this goes right to "They do not trust Flacco" comment from Fanatic). Harbaugh himself said he wanted this to be an "AFC North" type of game.

    Not exactly thrilled with Harbaugh's comments, either...but this is the best I got.
    The "inferior" opponent from last year was not the same "inferior" opponent from this year. This notion of keeping it close is ridiculous and you know it.




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    Re: This is INSANITY

    Its Bo Schembechler football. Since Harbs and Cameron are disciples, we are going to see that football mentality. I dont agree with it but it does win a lot of games. In Bo's case, he never won the big one. So far Harbs is following that path. I sure hope our fortunes are different.




  13. Re: This is INSANITY

    Quote Originally Posted by leachisabeast View Post
    If you want our offense to go up tempo 100 % of the time even when it doesn't make sense, go root for an NFC South team, or better yet go watch basketball or our version of football.
    For me, it's about adjusting during the game in attempt to counter what the defense is doing causing you to be unsuccessful.
    The object of the game (other then to win it any way) is to score points making it more likely and giving you a better chance at winning the game.

    When you go series after series after series after series doing basically the same thing with no success you are leaving the door wide open for the opposition to adjust and have success against your defense.

    A team like the Chargers can make that happen at any given time (and has done so on multiple occasions against us)

    Not scoring puts an enormous amount of pressure on your defense to basically have to play perfect.

    Fortunately they have stood up to that challenge for most of the season against inferior teams or teams that didn't have all their tools for success.

    It took a miracle play to get that win because we were trying to turn it into a slug fest rather then trying to curb stomp the opponent from the get go.

    We try that crap against teams in the playoffs and I'm not so sure the outcome will be the same.
    Will Die A Ravens Fan!!




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    Re: This is INSANITY

    Quote Originally Posted by leachisabeast View Post
    If you want our offense to go up tempo 100 % of the time even when it doesn't make sense, go root for an NFC South team, or better yet go watch basketball or our version of football.
    2 thoughts:

    Staying out of the higher octane no huddle reduces chances of turnovers (we didn't turn the ball over, just an
    Oher-recovered sack fumble and a dropped pick). Pls.see "No trust Joe" thesis;

    San Diego/Qualcom was an undersold, Surf Bro setting in which the no huddle was possible (.though it was used more once the crowd had awoken)




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    Re: This is INSANITY

    I noticed something a while back and what to pose the question to see if the fans have picked up on something that our coaches have not seemed to have picked up on.

    When does Flacco and our offense, but mainly Flacco, do well on the road? I know the answer (it is my question after all), does anyone else?
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