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    Hypothetical question - Denver vs. Ravens



    Let's say Denver wins Saturday and the Ravens win Sunday. If you are Pagano how do you gameplan for Tebow? If you pass rush him he'll take off. You've got to be able to cover the deep threat, the option and a QB run all at the same time. How should the Ravens play it? When they just had to worry about Rivers throwing, they couldn't stop him, granted it was without Webb.




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    Re: Hypothetical question - Denver vs. Ravens

    No more than 8 in the box, zone behind it. Pitt tried to play man with no safety help and the rest is history. You can play man press but you have to have a deep safety in the middle of the field IMO.
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    Re: Hypothetical question - Denver vs. Ravens

    the advantage the Ravens have if/when they face the Broncos is this--- Tebow is an inaccurate version of BR....they are used to playing a large, mobile QB who can throw on the run or just run....

    stopping the Denver version of the option requires a significant amount of discipline.....One of the things that Steelers kept doing yesterday was biting on the dive part of the option...I counted at least 5 times where Harrison got sucked inside by wanting to hit McGahee rather than set the edge....I think JJ can maintain that discipline..I think Suggs is going to spend as much time in Denver's backfield as their backs....

    Ed Reed cannot under any circumstances play the run...leave that up to Pollard....I think doubling Thomas and leaving Webb to cover Royal is a good plan....




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    Re: Hypothetical question - Denver vs. Ravens

    Containment is key. Suggs can't over pursue. Tebow can find the mismatch in man coverage, but struggles against zone. The front 7 would be able to handle McGahee and limit Tebow. If nessessary bring Pollard in the box occasionally. And mix in some zone blitzes.
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    Re: Hypothetical question - Denver vs. Ravens

    Ravens Dline is also much better; Pitt has injury issues and with their safety being out, Hair's gambles weren't covered.

    If you watch that OT play, you can see all 11 guys on the line, then the corners shadow the receiver but there is no safety deep so when he catches it ...
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    Re: Hypothetical question - Denver vs. Ravens

    Well I hope it is denver cause that means the game will be played in baltimore.

    Tebow does present a problem in that you have to contain him while playing tight coverage down field. I'm sure pagano will dial something up but I wouldn't expect to see him turn the dogs loose on every down.




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    Re: Hypothetical question - Denver vs. Ravens

    I think the Ravens are one of the few teams that doesn't have to change much to contain Tebow. The key is backside contain which the Ravens are very good at. Ed Reed would need to stay behind the receivers to take away the long pass. Oh yea, attend church that morning and make sure you're leading by 4 touchdowns in the 4th quarter. lol




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    Re: Hypothetical question - Denver vs. Ravens

    Ravens would be at full strength. injury bug bit the steelers a little too hard this year. Tebows won't make it past foxboro.




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    Re: Hypothetical question - Denver vs. Ravens

    Jimmy on Thomas as he is big and physical, Webb on the speedster Royal
    Williams can double as needed

    Keep Ed Reed back to do his thing, Pollard up at the line
    Suggs and JJ out wide and they must stay disciplined

    Ruki and Chris Carr to work the middle but mix them up and keep them guessing




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    If Denver wins in New England I will be too busy stockpiling for the apocalypse to come up with a good game plan.

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    Re: Hypothetical question - Denver vs. Ravens

    Personally I love Tebow. Although he had great numbers against the steelers, i'm not sold. I will guarantee you he will not average 31.6 per completion against us. Even with that they were a 500 team during the season and one game doesn't all the sudden make them the 72 Dolphins. If the steelers would of just played a standard defense they would of won the game. The Ravens should let their defense do what it does. Thomas had 1 good game and all the sudden he's Jerry Rice? Who knew anything about him till last night? If we changed our defense to try to do something we don't do, we would be doing our self a disservice. Just play Raven football in our house and I would predict a blow out. With that being said we will be heading to NE so it won't matter.




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    Re: Hypothetical question - Denver vs. Ravens

    Last week I heard an analyst on the NFL channel on SiriusXM say that Denver had 0% chance of winning against Pittsburgh. With Tebow running the option, liking to throw a deep ball and keeping a good defense like Pittsburgh guessing, I would not be so quick to dismiss them in NE.




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