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  1. #91

    Re: Calls to fire Harbaugh are ridiculous



    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    How many damn times are we going to see 3rd down situations where the only open guy is Pitta, Rice, or LEach on bleed out routes that are substantially shorter than the 3rd down marker? There were at least 3 3rd down situations yesterday where Flacco went right to Pitta and/or Rice/Leach and they couldn't pick up the 3rd down.

    I'm just saying, the situation is kind of fucked from the start. The OL can't give him more than 3-4 seconds on avg to get the ball out and the receivers aren't getting open down the field, so he HAS to get the ball out quickly...and more often than not that is to Pitta or Rice.

    This has been a big problem all year.
    It's a coaching failure. I get all the injuries, I get all the additional adversity this team is facing, but they HAVE THE SAME ISSUES GAME AFTER GAME and they NEVER make progress on them.

    On defense, even when we were 100% healthy, you could drive a truck through the holes in the zones, nobody could tackle, and the entire defense played soft as sheep's wool.

    On offense, when not running the no-huddle, they continue to look lethargic, they take far too long to get up to the line, the QB doesn't audible or change protections, Birk's snap routine is unchanged, they still average 4 OL penalties a game, miscommunications on stunts and zone blitzes are rampant (on at least 3 occasions yesterday a tackle doubled an interior rusher while allowing a free runner on the edge) the playcalling is pathetic, the receivers run bleed outs well short of the sticks and can't get open downfield anyway, blah blah blah...

    It's the coaching, stupid! When was the last time you can honestly see this team had a glaring deficiency that was summarily addressed and solved? There are none! When Belichick lost Hernandez and later Gronkowski, he moved away from 2TE alignments and back to moving the offense through Wes Welker and the run game. When the Jets lost Darrelle Revis they asked Cromartie to step up and play the shadow corner role, and lo and behold they're 3rd in pass defense.

    The Ravens will point to injuries and execution issues, but the reality is that I cannot remember a time in which they out-coached or out-schemed a problem. I'm not sure the John Harbaugh Ravens have ever won a game primarily due to coaching excellence. I don't put a ton of blame for that on Harbaugh because he is strictly a motivator and knows little to nothing about X's and O's and football gameplay, but for a coach like him he NEEDS to have genius coordinators and he does not, and he needs to bear the blame for choosing them.




  2. #92

    Re: Calls to fire Harbaugh are ridiculous

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevlar View Post
    Some of us thought the same thing when they brought Zorn in. How did that work out?
    I have literally no idea who thought Zorn was brought in to be Cam's prospective replacement. I never heard that once.

    Quote Originally Posted by bmorecareful View Post
    It's a coaching failure. I get all the injuries, I get all the additional adversity this team is facing, but they HAVE THE SAME ISSUES GAME AFTER GAME and they NEVER make progress on them.

    On defense, even when we were 100% healthy, you could drive a truck through the holes in the zones, nobody could tackle, and the entire defense played soft as sheep's wool.
    Pretty tough claim given that the defense hasn't been 100% healthy for a game yet this season.

    BTW, with Cam gone, one of the major complaints about Harbaugh's deficiencies has been taken care of.

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