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  1. #181
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    Re: GAME THREAD - Ravens/Bengals II



    Rushing TD in the redzone!


    Maybe those pages of Billick's playbook were stuck together?




  2. #182

    Re: GAME THREAD - Ravens/Bengals II

    Quote Originally Posted by Beerracuda View Post
    What I said earlier in the thread.... they'll get a garbage time TD.

    This team is SO predictable
    I'm pissed too, but in all fairness, what do you want them to do? Forfeit?
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    On this given sunday you will witnesses why we'll called steeler nation!!!




  3. #183

    Re: GAME THREAD - Ravens/Bengals II

    So we can score running touchdowns from the 1.

    Too bad we are throwing out of the shoutgun from the 2 and beyond....

    Guess that extra yard is an insurmountable running obstacle ....
    Last edited by Dont Know; 11-11-2007 at 08:02 PM.




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    Re: GAME THREAD - Ravens/Bengals II

    We've scored more touchdowns than the Bengals!




  5. #185

    Re: GAME THREAD - Ravens/Bengals II

    Actually, Boller has pitched a stinker that was much worse than this appears to be - Denver in 2005. Kicked the ball out of his own hands while running unscathed by an opposing defender.




  6. #186

    Re: GAME THREAD - Ravens/Bengals II

    At least that guy yelling is entertaining.




  7. #187
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    Re: GAME THREAD - Ravens/Bengals II

    I think we could do better with this guy at coach or QB.

    Put the smile back on your face.This is a 60 minute ball game.




  8. #188

    Re: GAME THREAD - Ravens/Bengals II

    What does the "film" guy (srory but I am new to this blog but I have read some of his stuff and it seems like valuable insight) see when McNair is in there? Is it all McNair that is causing this, is McNair not to blame for anything and it is simply the other offensive players not doing their job, or is the scheme putting both McNair and the rest of the offense in a bad position and screwing evreyone over?




  9. #189

    Re: GAME THREAD - Ravens/Bengals II

    I heard Aubrey Huff was signed to the practice squad as our next QB.




  10. #190

    Re: GAME THREAD - Ravens/Bengals II

    Are there different playbooks for McNair and Boller and if so, why?




  11. #191
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    Re: GAME THREAD - Ravens/Bengals II

    Quote Originally Posted by purple bird View Post
    What does the "film" guy (srory but I am new to this blog but I have read some of his stuff and it seems like valuable insight) see when McNair is in there? Is it all McNair that is causing this, is McNair not to blame for anything and it is simply the other offensive players not doing their job, or is the scheme putting both McNair and the rest of the offense in a bad position and screwing evreyone over?
    It really is McNair's age and Billick's ego that hurts the offense.




  12. #192
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    Re: GAME THREAD - Ravens/Bengals II

    Purple Bird,

    First off, welcome to the board.

    To answer your question, the fault no doubt relies mostly on Brian Billick and his pathetic offensive schemes. McNair though, has plenty of blame, since he can't throw worth a shit anymore. Which now leads me back to Billick, since it was he who insisted on keeping a QB at the starting position, when all of us fans knew he was washed up.




  13. #193

    Re: GAME THREAD - Ravens/Bengals II

    When was the last game that "Film" did a technical study of the offense? I would like to read it for my own educational puposes.




  14. #194

    Re: GAME THREAD - Ravens/Bengals II

    Sorry purplebird, this and the Pittsburgh game were MUCH worse than the Denver game.




  15. #195

    Re: GAME THREAD - Ravens/Bengals II

    I must admit, despite however much crap I will get, that I do subscribe to the "Brian Billick's fault theory" more than McNair showing his age. I am not going to say I am correct when I am not however, which is why I would like to see what the film guy has to say. You guys who say it is just that McNair is old combined with Billick are probably right, but the thorough breakdown would be much more reassuring before throwing anyone under the bus.
    If the same playbook and plays are being called for both Boller and McNair, then McNair definitely has to go.

    My opinion, which I am opening up to all logical criticism, is that he (McNair) hasn't thrown the longball because the plays Billick tells him to run do not put the recievers in longball position. The result of continually calling these plays and playing an extremely predictable passing ball control offense allows opposing defenses to look like the 2000 Ravens defense causing turnovers left and right as they know every play before it is called.

    That being said, I don't actually think Billick is as "Mr. pro Steve Mcnair" as some people on this board have said, but I do believe he knows some very vocal players would mutiny (read Ray Lewis if McNair were removed for Kyle Boller). Of course it doesn't matter whol Billick really wants if his playcalling is destroying the offense more than any one individual's performance.




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