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    Re: Pressuring Tom Brady



    I see the Ravens playing a nickle formation throughout the game. Its the only way to counteract Brady's hurry-up offense and keep the right package on the field without the benefit of substitutions. I would guess there will be some blitzes but very few and they will need to be very well disguised. Pressure is going to have to come mostly from the middle. Ngata and Redding will need to have career games against an great O-Line. This is going to be a tough assignment. The Ravens have to find a way to force the Patriots to win running the ball or else they will never keep up.

    I also think Flacco and the offense need to put up 10 points in the first qtr. If so we probably will have a game.








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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenswintitle View Post
    I'm watching clips from the Pats game against Denver and he could've done his taxes in the pocket. They never laid a finger on him
    The Pats offensive line consistently keeps Brady off his back and this year has been no exception (32 sacks all season). Ngata will have to (overcome injury to?) play lights out, plus there will need to be at least one surprise performance from the defensive line rotation. Suggs will be big time, but I don't think bringing 5+ is the answer Sunday. Our front 4 is going to have to play by far their best game of the season to keep Brady off rhythm and keep this in reach if the offense doesn't come out playing with its hair on fire. And when exactly was the last time they did that on a big stage?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    If the bring the LB's, that opens them up to a lot of underneath stuff to their TE's.

    And I hear they are pretty good.
    Exactly my point. I think if we attempt to blitz our LBs were going to get burnt badly. Not saying we cant do it a few times but the more we do it the more likely we pay for it.
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    Re: Pressuring Tom Brady

    If the Ravens can make Brady have to move around in the pocket, they will win.




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    Quote Originally Posted by JAB1985 View Post
    Exactly my point. I think if we attempt to blitz our LBs were going to get burnt badly. Not saying we cant do it a few times but the more we do it the more likely we pay for it.
    It really depends All depends on their formations. If they go 3 wide or less I say you blitz, 4 or 5 wide, I say show 4 and drop a man off the line to cover the quick slant or to jam a TE, depending on where he is lined up.

    I really think the Patriots are going to do a lot of different formations and mix personnel to try to keep the Ravens off balance.

    The main thing (to me) is keeping the LB's and safeties in the center of the field and the CB's play press/man coverage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAB1985 View Post
    Exactly my point. I think if we attempt to blitz our LBs were going to get burnt badly. Not saying we cant do it a few times but the more we do it the more likely we pay for it.
    When we do it we will need to play man to man from the line of scrimmage or from 5 yards out. Then it will be a race between the LB getting to Brady, vs a receiver coming open.

    It can be done, if schemed up well. Look at some of the past games where the Jets have been successful doing that.

    You're right though. We can't go to it all day. It has to be in the right circumstances.




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    The Jets tried the same thing this year and it didn't work. One thing about Belechick is that he isn't going to make the same mistake twice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    The Jets tried the same thing this year and it didn't work. One thing about Belechick is that he isn't going to make the same mistake twice.
    What do you mean same thing? Blitz or man?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NCRAVEN View Post
    What do you mean same thing? Blitz or man?
    Sorry, I meant blitzes. Rex through all sorts of different things at them and then he would stop and not blitz at all trying to throw Brady off. That worked in the playoffs last year but not now.
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    Re: Pressuring Tom Brady

    Brady on NFL Netw. right now.

    Showed his stat line vs Ravens:

    6 TD, 6 INT.

    71.4 QB rating, lowest vs. any team in NFL.




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    From rotoworld:

    "Since 2009, four of Tom Brady's 15 interceptions on throws at least 15 yards downfield have come against the Ravens.
    That's despite the fact that the Pats have faced the Ravens only three times since 2009
    . Both Brady and Bill Belichick made sure to praise Ravens FS Ed Reed at their Wednesday pressers, and there's little doubt Reed's (ankle) health will play an important role in the AFC Championship. Baltimore is likely to have a hard time pulling the upset if it can't force at least one or two turnovers."




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    Stats show Brady is not a Ravens killer.




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    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    Sorry, I meant blitzes. Rex through all sorts of different things at them and then he would stop and not blitz at all trying to throw Brady off. That worked in the playoffs last year but not now.
    I did not see those games, do you recall what type of coverage they played?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    Sorry, I meant blitzes. Rex through all sorts of different things at them and then he would stop and not blitz at all trying to throw Brady off. That worked in the playoffs last year but not now.
    I think it came done-blitz successfully-but it has to be schemed right so there is a free runner getting to Brady while the man to man plays tight from the line of scrimmage.

    If I was playing against the Pats, I would dial this up according to the offensive formation they are in (5 wides) for example, maybe 3 times a game. It has to be unexpected. Like a cb blitzing while covering the slot guy. (The slot guy has to be picked up of course) Or a free safety blitz.

    If the free runner gets picked up though, the defense gets exposed.

    I don't think the way to go is to rush 4 guys all day and flood the secondary. Maybe 70-80 percent of the time though. We have to really mix things up and keep Brady guessing. And put him on his ass a few times or at least move him off his spot.




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    Dan Connolly at center is a question mark. Mankins & Waters at guard? not so much.

    Quote Originally Posted by BleedPurple92 View Post
    McPhee man.. this game has his name written all over it. He's going to play a lot. I'm not sure the Pats interior line is good enough to keep up.




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