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    Re: From the top down.



    Quote Originally Posted by Purpleguy View Post
    The thing that tells me everything I need to know is that Flacco plays his best when the clock is against us and we are down. That is probably because we are running the no-huddle and Joe is directing the offense. He is obviously running plays that he is comfortable with. The question is that even if the coaches don't want to turn the whole thing over to Joe, then why not at least call plays that he has shown he is comfortable with, and very successful at?


    It's mind boggling. It seems like the coaching staff doesn't want to fully commit to running a no huddle, and they pulled the plug as soon as they hit a bump in the road.




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    Quote Originally Posted by The Excellector View Post
    Then, they need a TE that can block his tail off and looks to knock someone's head off.

    Not sure if you can hit the page below, but would you trade a 4th or 5th for one? ...because there's no clear dual skilled TE in the draft this year.

    https://www.profootballfocus.com/blo...cy-tight-ends/


    Then again, if you re-tool the OL do you still need that blocker? But even if you don't, could you low tender Dickson (hoping to get a bite) and then draft Gavin Escobar in the early/mid 3rd? (a certain upgrade).

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    The NEXT 4 games are going to be a bigger bump in the road than anyone at 1 Winning Drive has ever imagined.


    Quote Originally Posted by Paintballguy View Post


    It's mind boggling. It seems like the coaching staff doesn't want to fully commit to running a no huddle, and they pulled the plug as soon as they hit a bump in the road.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Paintballguy View Post
    Look at the routes... They force Joe to hold onto the ball waiting for the receivers to get open. Plus, Cam's system wants receivers to round routes off. You can't exactly throw a ball to a receiver before he cuts if the receiver is rounding routes. That's a recipe for an easy pick when the corner recognizes the route and drives on it.
    Philip Rivers gets his share of picks also but he has had some great years / games in that same system. I think part of it is the 'gunslinger mentality' of just throwing the damn thing. Yes it leads to more INTs but it leads to more receptions too.
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    Ex, totally agree with you here in regards to the Oline. If we're going all in on Joe, we need to give him better protection and improve the run power scheme that worked so well from 08 to 09.




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    Re: From the top down.

    Quote Originally Posted by rharris1986 View Post
    The NEXT 4 games are going to be a bigger bump in the road than anyone at 1 Winning Drive has ever imagined.
    What W-L record are predicting for the last 4?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    What W-L record are predicting for the last 4?
    We should be 0-16 according to him, I question his loyalty as a Ravens fan.




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    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    What W-L record are predicting for the last 4?
    Did you really need to know the obvious answer?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenswintitle View Post
    They gave Harb a new contract last year so he's going to be here a while.
    Three year extension signed in Feb 2011 IIRC, which means he's got little more than a year left. Bisciotti dropped Billick right after he'd signed him to an extension, so if he wanted to make a change, that wouldn't stop him. Not that I expect he will...




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    Re: From the top down.

    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    What W-L record are predicting for the last 4?
    GOTA- I know this question wasn't directed at me, but I honestly think the team will go 2-2 in the last 4 games. Some people think they'll go 0-4, however this team has never lost 5 games in a row( counting Pittsburgh ) since Harbaugh has been coach.




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    Quote Originally Posted by palukaraven View Post
    GOTA- I know this question wasn't directed at me, but I honestly think the team will go 2-2 in the last 4 games. Some people think they'll go 0-4, however this team has never lost 5 games in a row( counting Pittsburgh ) since Harbaugh has been coach.
    I agree. My prediction is also 2-2.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Offense View Post
    Part of my concern though is how slow it seems for Joe to get rid of the ball. There are times that he seems to look for the WR to make a cut or get separation before he lets it go. For a quick pace you need to let it go before the receiver moves so that his separation is just as he changes his pattern.... He sometimes seems to be in slow motion, which leaves him vulnerable for the sack/strip.
    True Dat. He has always waited too long for his targets to get separation (which was particularly hard for aging receivers like Mason & Heap). Sometimes he needs to throw the ball not to, his receivers, but to where they will be. That's part of the elusive definition of "elite QB": the success w/ timing patterns of a Brees, a Brady, a Goober, etc. Script some quick releases - maybe start w/ the bubble screen to Jones or Smith.

    Joe can quickly become a statue in the pocket. One of my pet peeves is his reluctance to sprint & slide for 5-10 yds. when the defense/pass rush gives it to them (say in the 4Q last Sunday?). I would be interested to know if he is counselled against such runs, or if it is his call to pass up what should be at least one free lunch per game.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker: M&T Sec 527 View Post
    Sometimes he needs to throw the ball not to, his receivers, but to where they will be. That's part of the elusive definition of "elite QB": the success w/ timing patterns of a Brees, a Brady, a Goober, etc.
    Dincha get the memo? Cam's version of Air Coryell doesn't allow for that. Instead of sharp cuts creating separation, receivers are spozeta "bend" their routes, which means a decent DB can stay on them like glue.
    Script some quick releases - maybe start w/ the bubble screen to Jones or Smith.
    Makes sense. Bet these are already in the playbook but they're "saving" them for the playoffs. I hope someone pulls them out if they can't steal a win without them in the next couple of weeks.
    Joe can quickly become a statue in the pocket. One of my pet peeves is his reluctance to sprint & slide for 5-10 yds. when the defense/pass rush gives it to them (say in the 4Q last Sunday?). I would be interested to know if he is counselled against such runs, or if it is his call to pass up what should be at least one free lunch per game.
    Look who his backup is--what do you think?? Of course he's been told not to run & give the defense a free shot at him in the open field--he goes down & the season is over.




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    Quote Originally Posted by s.r.genovese View Post
    What specifically about him do you miss?

    It wasn't Matsko. It's not like he's lighting the world on fire in Carolina. In fact their o-line sucks.

    The Ravens just had a lot more talent on the line when he was around. Jason Brown, Gaither (when he tried) and Grubbs provided a hell of a lot more options than what's on the roster now.
    I agree.

    Too bad Jonathan Ogden has no interest in coaching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leachisabeast View Post
    We should be 0-16 according to him, I question his loyalty as a Ravens fan.
    I think it might be one of those "if it works, it isn't crazy." He's been predicting a Ravens implosion pretty much from Day 1, and they're sitting atop the AFC North with the inside track to repeat as champs for the first time in Ravens history. Why quit now?




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