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    Re: Ray Rice has been quiet



    Quote Originally Posted by leachisabeast View Post
    Do you realize how worthless OTAs and minicamps are to veterans? Highly doubt it had any effect on him at all. He still had a pretty decent statistical year.
    I hear that. But he wasnt around the team at all. That includes the trainers. His playoff struggles and somewhat down year could be attributed to conditioning issues.




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    Re: Ray Rice has been quiet

    Quote Originally Posted by bt12483 View Post
    Last 3 years...

    Regular Season:
    2010 4.0 ypc
    2011 4.7 ypc
    2012 4.4 ypc

    Postseason:
    2010 3.1 ypc
    2011 3.0 ypc
    2012 3.6 ypc

    I think using Pierce more will preserve Rice better for the long season.
    Youre also facing the best of the best in the playoffs- whereas the regular season stats have a way of balancing out. Stats can fatten up against the Browns of the world...
    "Sorry officer, nothing wrong here. I'm just watching the Ravens game!"




  3. #33

    Re: Ray Rice has been quiet

    Quote Originally Posted by AirFlacco View Post
    See Ozzie thread on Pierce. He wants to draft RB depth because Pierce was injured too much during practices
    and games.


    As people keep forgetting, some of Rice's poor stats occurred in the playoffs because all the defenses were
    stopping Rice up the middle which opened up the great plays to Boldin on the outside.

    The 3rd and inches from Joe to Boldin was on the outside lane made possible by teams shutting down Rice.

    They can't stop everyone which is why we won the SB - geesh!

    Same thing happened to the great Jim Brown in the 64 championship game. Colts threw everything at him to
    stop him and they did but that opened up the outside lane to former Terp Gary Collins who scored 3 TDs from
    Frank Ryan.

    Rice was our Jim Brown and people down't even know it.
    Umm, actually they only put 7 in the box for that crucial 3rd and 1 call where Joe hit Anquan. They were hardly concerned with over committing to stopping Rice.
    "Sorry officer, nothing wrong here. I'm just watching the Ravens game!"




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    Re: Ray Rice has been quiet

    Quote Originally Posted by Rex Thunder View Post
    Youre also facing the best of the best in the playoffs- whereas the regular season stats have a way of balancing out. Stats can fatten up against the Browns of the world...
    Good point.




  5. #35

    Re: Ray Rice has been quiet

    I think the team sent him a message in the Parade. All the "Superstars" got their own Humvee's. Ray Rice, you get in the Humvee with the 2nd team. The positive in all of this is that Rice knows he screwed the pooch in the playoffs and hopefully it will make him a better player.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Poeboy View Post
    I think the team sent him a message in the Parade. All the "Superstars" got their own Humvee's. Ray Rice, you get in the Humvee with the 2nd team. The positive in all of this is that Rice knows he screwed the pooch in the playoffs and hopefully it will make him a better player.
    ??? He was on a float, and he was with all the backfield players. He wasn't with the "2nd team".

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    Re: Ray Rice has been quiet

    Quote Originally Posted by leachisabeast View Post
    Do you realize how worthless OTAs and minicamps are to veterans? Highly doubt it had any effect on him at all. He still had a pretty decent statistical year.
    Actually, I'd suggest with the limitations on training camp activities under the new collective bargaining agreement that OTAs and mini-camps are more important than ever, even for veterans.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Poeboy View Post
    I think the team sent him a message in the Parade. All the "Superstars" got their own Humvee's. Ray Rice, you get in the Humvee with the 2nd team. The positive in all of this is that Rice knows he screwed the pooch in the playoffs and hopefully it will make him a better player.
    Huh!? That's crazy... If that was the case then Bolden and Pitta should have gotten separate humvees.




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    Re: Ray Rice has been quiet

    A single season lower yards/carry wont put doubt in the coaches until a trend emerges; Rice will get and should get a mulligan for that this year. The fumbles on the other hand, especially in the big games would be end of a career cause once those seeds of doubt are planted they stay, and it's been more than a one time thing.

    Was it the Colts game he fumbled and after the missed field goal the camera panned to him and his sigh of relief?




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    Re: Ray Rice has been quiet

    During the season John told rice to be patient and wait for the holes to open up. With Pierce its one cut and go and off to the races. I would like to see Pierce bulk up and Rice in the slot.
    When Ray goes to Canton, I'm going too.




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    Re: Ray Rice has been quiet

    Quote Originally Posted by bt12483 View Post
    Yeah. It seems the media has hopped on Jacoby instead, partly because of his personality.

    But Ray Rice also has a bubbly personality, and would have easily been a media darling. But like you said, no one latches onto the guy's that struggled.

    I just fear that it seems to be a pattern.

    Of course it could be that in the playoffs teams key on Rice because he has historically been our playmaker, and they don't want to let him beat them. So they shut him down and force us to use other players to beat them, to Rice's detriment.

    Bingo!! Good call, and I see other's agree.




  12. #42

    Re: Ray Rice has been quiet

    Ray Rice is fine. You obviously play stiffer competition in the playoffs. They try to take away what you do best, which has historically been run for the Ravens and especially since Ry Rice has been here, the offense has run through him. His confidence is fine, his attitude is great. By all accounts he will be the team leader with the departure of Lewis. I think people are reading way too much into things.




  13. #43

    Re: Ray Rice has been quiet

    I had been clamoring for a formation with Pierce in the backfield and Ray out wide, and they finally did that in the Super Bowl. Hope to see more of that next year.




  14. #44

    Re: Ray Rice has been quiet

    Rice put the ball on the ground at the worst possible time in the SB........giving SF that short field kept the momentum shift big time, and it was not a really hard hit either.
    Way Down South in New Orleans




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    Re: Ray Rice has been quiet

    Quote Originally Posted by Miz89 View Post
    I had been clamoring for a formation with Pierce in the backfield and Ray out wide, and they finally did that in the Super Bowl. Hope to see more of that next year.
    I almost spilled my beverage when I saw that. I'm betting we see it fairly often next year.




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