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    Welcome to a new era of Baltimore Ravens football



    I thought our defense have played very well, but what about that offense.

    I don't need to tell you, I am so excited.




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    Re: Welcome to a new era of Baltimore Ravens football

    Great offense
    Opportunistic defense

    That's all you need.




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    Re: Welcome to a new era of Baltimore Ravens football

    Defense had most of us freaking the f##k out early on, but they got their legs eventually and turned into the unit we know. Ray and Ed too old? Two biggest plays of the game were the Reed pick-six and Ray's strip.

    The offense. Oh, the offense. I haven't been this excited about a Ravens offense since I made out with Todd Heap in a dream six years ago.




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    Re: Welcome to a new era of Baltimore Ravens football

    leach-
    SWMBO - She Who Must Be Obeyed! - actually sat with me for almost the 1st half giggling about how cool it was to see the Ravens offense playing like they were!

    I was stunned, to say the least....




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    Re: Welcome to a new era of Baltimore Ravens football

    Courtney Upshaw really had a nice game as well. Forced the Ed INT and was stout in the run game. The D does have to improve against the run a little bit and those dink and dunk throws underneath, but overall they were really sound. Ray led the LB core, Pollard flew around, and the D got better and better.

    Flacco is just so improved. He really has grown a lot. I think if he keeps this up, we can go all the way. The OL was solid, Rice and Torrey didn't even get many touches. Just amazing. Leach was a beast tonight as always. Just a great game. I think we have the capability to go toe to toe with Philly and New England in two weeks.




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    Re: Welcome to a new era of Baltimore Ravens football

    Defense started to tighten up when the Offense made the Bengals one dimensional. Great win, but this team has a hard time stopping the run. Hopefully they get better, as soon as next week when they'll be seeing LeSean McCoy in their nightmares...




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    Re: Welcome to a new era of Baltimore Ravens football

    Lime-
    Good points, all.

    My summary comment might be -- The Ravens are not dominant, but in control. I'm thinking of how Manning dominated Pitt last night v. how the Rvens just methodically controlled the opponent this evening, leaving no doubt in the 2nd half as to the final outcome.




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    Re: Welcome to a new era of Baltimore Ravens football

    Quote Originally Posted by Lime in the Coconut View Post
    Rice and Torrey didn't even get many touches. Just amazing.
    This was the thing that struck me. The Bengals clearly gameplanned around stopping Ray and Torrey, to the point that we were running play-action after play-action after play-action despite the fact we were hardly running at all!

    And the threat of Torrey (made a reality on the first play, of course) kept them backpedaling and opened the everything underneath.

    It was just the THREAT of Rice and Torrey that we took advantage of.




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    Re: Welcome to a new era of Baltimore Ravens football

    Great watching a game where both the defense and offense perform better then expected. Should be a record setting year for the offense. The defense has always done well and should do so again this year.




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    Re: Welcome to a new era of Baltimore Ravens football

    I am glad to report that I watched the game with a bunch of Steeler fans (my family) and they were literally stunned. I heard HOLY SHIT their scary being muttered more than once. And they thought Denver gave them fits. Enter in the year of Flacco.




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    Re: Welcome to a new era of Baltimore Ravens football

    I got this Jay Z joint playin in my head but i see Flacco.highlights in it "ALLOW ME TP REINTRODUCE MYSELF MY NAME JOE!"




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    Re: Welcome to a new era of Baltimore Ravens football

    That sound you just heard was the rest of the NFL gasping after seeing what just happened tonight. The Bengals were a good defense last year, and it wasn't like they played poorly tonight. A ton of completions were very tightly covered and contested, but Flacco was so freaking ridiculously accurate they couldn't stop it.

    The defense had that stretch of not being able to stop the Bengals junk, but the offense forced their offense into being more aggressive, and it bit them in the ass.

    Can you imagine this team with Suggs back? Good lord.




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    Re: Welcome to a new era of Baltimore Ravens football

    What else is there to say? The offense play calling was fantastic. Damn they are exciting with that new O. Hopefully, golne are the days of conservative play calling. Let dem defenses wonder whats comin next. all; alone at the top even though its only week1. Should I say entering week 2?




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    Is this?

    The year we see the offense take the place over the defense? I know it's the first game but J5 look real nice hitting his targets. Hitting different Wr and adjusting to the blitz.
    Last edited by Purple Maniac; 09-10-2012 at 11:29 PM.
    When Ray goes to Canton, I'm going too.




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    Well, the offense might get all the headlines if this keeps up, but the truth is, that this team is very balanced, in all phases. The two teams that impressed me the most in the AFC were the Patriots and Ravens, who might be headed for a collision course in the post season. It will be really interesting to see how they do against each other in week 3. They both appear to be good in all phases.




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