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    Re: Experience PointsóDefensive Notes vs. Texans 1/15/12



    Film--
    As always, I truly appreciate your contributions, and this Ravens-Texans analysis does not disappoint.

    I do have a question(s) --

    I don't see any mention (perhaps I missed it) of Pollard. IMHO, it looks as if he's playing very well, adding to the picture on D, and laying some serious lumber on opponents carrying the ball with whom he, uh, "meets". Any comments/thoughts on how you view him?

    Thanks.




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    Re: Experience PointsóDefensive Notes vs. Texans 1/15/12

    Great analyisis!

    Webb was POG in my book.




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    Re: Experience PointsóDefensive Notes vs. Texans 1/15/12

    Hopefully they were just trying to get BA a little rest, since he's absolutely going to be needed this week.




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    Re: Experience PointsóDefensive Notes vs. Texans 1/15/12

    Quote Originally Posted by Filmstudy View Post
    It was the first time in Ravens history they have played an entire game without a penalty. Previously, they had just 1 penalty on 5 occasions (last 12/26/10).
    How is that possible?
    Marvin Lewis said the Ravens were the most penalized team in the league.




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    Re: Experience PointsóDefensive Notes vs. Texans 1/15/12

    Quote Originally Posted by Filmstudy View Post
    I go through quite a few DVRs, since I don't have a way to archive HD (please PM me if you have a way).

    There isn't anything about the amount of equipment we have that helps with the analysis directly, but we've been very fortunate (as has DirecTV) to be able to organize our house around watching the NFL.
    If you're close enough to Baltimore get the game via antenna, you can pick up an ATSC/Clear QAM Tuner and save the game to your PC. Windows Media Center is decent for HTPC software and it's part of windows, but there are other options if you need more media streaming capability. A Ceton Infinitv4 quad tuner is another option (pricier) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815706001, but I don't know if DirecTV does cableCARD. It will record up to 4 channels at a time via cableCARD.

    PM me if you want some help setting up an HD HTPC.




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    Re: Experience PointsóDefensive Notes vs. Texans 1/15/12

    While the Ravens may have played a make Yates beat us defense, that does not excuse the poor play from the DLine, IMO. Very little pressure, and Foster had a very good day. Their play needs to improve in NE.




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    Re: Experience PointsóDefensive Notes vs. Texans 1/15/12

    Thanks, FS.

    I was troubled by what I saw as the failure of our pass rush, thanks for explaining what I was watching. I expect it will be very different against NE.
    Festivus

    His definitions and arguments were so clear in his own mind that he was unable to understand how any reasonable person could honestly differ with him.




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    Re: Experience PointsóDefensive Notes vs. Texans 1/15/12

    Film, great job as always. Got a question, if you were calling the Pats game how would you attack their offense?




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    Re: Experience PointsóDefensive Notes vs. Texans 1/15/12

    Quote Originally Posted by Filmstudy View Post
    Should you be worried about pressure unable to get home? Not more than a little. The Texansí offensive line is excellent and the Ravens didnít bring a complex pressure scheme.
    Quote Originally Posted by Filmstudy
    Foster scored the Texansí only TD on 3rd and goal from the 1 with 4:48 remaining in the first half. Thereafter, the Texans went 0 for 7 on 3rd and 4th down.
    I was hoping you'd conclude that our pass rush didn't suck as much as their OL just blocked well. We need to confuse the Pats w/ some organized chaos from both the usual (Suggs, Ray, Ngata) and unusual ( McPhee Kruger, McClain.blitzing DBs, etc.) suspects.

    3 and out defense for 35 minutes!! That might could slow down some Brady.




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    Re: Experience PointsóDefensive Notes vs. Texans 1/15/12

    Quote Originally Posted by Carey View Post
    Film, great job as always. Got a question, if you were calling the Pats game how would you attack their offense?
    Lots of coverage variation (some, but not all press) with some jamming on the TEs, Webb on Welker, fewer numbers in the pass rush, but lots of different pressure schemes (stunts, delays, zone blitzes, linemen dropping to spy/cover etc.).

    For the Ravens to defense the TEs effectively, some corner is going to have to have a great game in man coverage on the outside.




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    Re: Experience PointsóDefensive Notes vs. Texans 1/15/12

    Quote Originally Posted by Filmstudy View Post
    They forced Yates to throw into 7-man coverage for most of the day. I scored the Ravens with just 3 deceptive blitzes and one of them was with 3 men. They dropped 18 men to cover from the LoS which is something the Ravens have often done regularly to inexperienced QBs in the past.
    I hope they let us do that against the Patriots.




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    Re: Experience PointsóDefensive Notes vs. Texans 1/15/12

    Quote Originally Posted by TimTheEnchanter View Post
    I hope they let us do that against the Patriots.
    I see I didn't write the following clearly:

    They forced Yates to throw into 7-man coverage for most of the day. I scored the Ravens with just 3 deceptive blitzes and one of them was with 3 men. They dropped 18 men to cover from the LoS which is something the Ravens have often done regularly to inexperienced QBs in the past.


    What I was trying to say was that the Ravens have often tried to confuse young QBs with pre-snap movements and zone blitzes where a lot of men drop from the LoS into coverage. 18 is just a moderate number for the Ravens for 35 pass plays.

    Versus jittery or inexperienced QBs they have often used many more. For example, in last year's WC game at KC, they dropped 18 on just 21 pass plays vs. Cassel.




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    Re: Experience PointsóDefensive Notes vs. Texans 1/15/12

    Ah. Since you had just mentioned a deceptive blitz with only 3 rushers I figured it was a typo that was meant to be 8 in coverage. I understand now.

    Do you think that was a sign of respect for Yates (that they didn't think they would be able to confuse him like other inexperienced QBs) or a sign of disrespect (we think you'll be confused just with a standard defense - no sense dressing it up)




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    Re: Experience PointsóDefensive Notes vs. Texans 1/15/12

    Quote Originally Posted by TimTheEnchanter View Post
    Ah. Since you had just mentioned a deceptive blitz with only 3 rushers I figured it was a typo that was meant to be 8 in coverage. I understand now.

    Do you think that was a sign of respect for Yates (that they didn't think they would be able to confuse him like other inexperienced QBs) or a sign of disrespect (we think you'll be confused just with a standard defense - no sense dressing it up)
    That's a really good question, but if I were Yates, I would not feel respected.

    The Ravens essentially said:

    "We're going to contain you in the pocket and if we can get pressure, great, but if not, you're going to make plenty of mistakes for us to win."

    Were this Peyton Manning circa the mid 2000's, the same exact strategy would correctly be interpreted as:

    "We can't rush more than 4 regularly because you'll read the blitz and beat us, but we think we can get some pressure with 4 and get you off the field enough to give us a chance."




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    Re: Experience PointsóDefensive Notes vs. Texans 1/15/12

    great stuff FS
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