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    Re: Do you wanna know why the Ravens don't run this offense on the road?



    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    True. Against most defenses in the NFL you're not going to get anywhere close to the time that Flacco got today. On the first of those long TD passes Ray Rice made one of the great blitz pickups I'd every seen. Against a Woodley or Harrison it's not going to be Rice pancaking a blitzer. You can't take away anything from this game because it was at home against crap defense. There just aren't too many others as bad as the Raiders.
    Thank you. I'm not minimizing a victory, this is what should happen against a team like this. Now, we go into Pittsburgh and come out with a victory of any kind and give teeth to this victory.




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    Re: Do you wanna know why the Ravens don't run this offense on the road?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dade View Post
    Quick passes should negate that pass rush. That and screen passes.
    Trolling, huh?




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    Re: Do you wanna know why the Ravens don't run this offense on the road?

    What do you mean by "this offense"? I think they do run this offense at home and on the road. The difference today was that Joe had all kinds of time to throw the ball. The receivers got separation. Oakland made many mistakes in coverage. The running game was effective enough to make the play action work.

    So in summary, the offense hasn't changed at all. When the players execute it works well, when they don't it can look pretty bad. And it really works well when your opponnent sucks.
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    Re: Do you wanna know why the Ravens don't run this offense on the road?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4G63 View Post
    I'd like to see some slants and screens next week. Those two things will negate many things the Stoolers will try and it would definitely alleviate their pass rush.

    Is that asking too much?
    I don't know if screens are going to work against the Steelers. Running screens against the Steelers is almost disrespectful. Screens haven't worked on them in years.
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    Re: Do you wanna know why the Ravens don't run this offense on the road?

    Quote Originally Posted by lowrider View Post
    What do you mean by "this offense"? I think they do run this offense at home and on the road. The difference today was that Joe had all kinds of time to throw the ball. The receivers got separation. Oakland made many mistakes in coverage. The running game was effective enough to make the play action work.

    So in summary, the offense hasn't changed at all. When the players execute it works well, when they don't it can look pretty bad. And it really works well when your opponnent sucks.
    The running game was almost totally ineffective... we only really ran the ball well on draws out of the shotgun. So, I don't really buy into that... but obviously play action WAS working and there were plenty of plays available downfield, so maybe the Raiders were just selling out to stop the run.

    The Raiders are a very bad team defensively, so I agree that the offense was more affected by playing a bad opponent than anything else.




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    Re: Do you wanna know why the Ravens don't run this offense on the road?

    Quote Originally Posted by leachisabeast View Post
    Way to downplay a 55 point victory and going 7-2 at home. I expect nothing less here though.
    I think you were looking for the "Blindly Optimistic Homer" forum--I think it's a couple of clicks down.




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    Re: Do you wanna know why the Ravens don't run this offense on the road?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Excellector View Post
    I don't know if screens are going to work against the Steelers. Running screens against the Steelers is almost disrespectful. Screens haven't worked on them in years.
    Agreed but throwing one or two in there to Rice is not a horrible option.

    Slants on the other hand can be effective against them. Would like to see them get the ball in Jones and Smith's hands a few times via this method and see what they can do with it .
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    Re: Do you wanna know why the Ravens don't run this offense on the road?

    Quote Originally Posted by lowrider View Post
    ...[T]he offense hasn't changed at all. When the players execute it works well, when they don't it can look pretty bad. And it really works well when your opponnent sucks.
    Here's a theory for you: At home the OL moves at the sound of Flacco's call & keeps its heads up & aware, whereas the opposing defense moves when they see the ball snapped. On the road the OL moves when they see Birk snap the ball, which means they're looking down the line & moving (at best) at the same time as the players they need to block or separate from. The half-second differential turns a top-5 offense into a clusterfuck. How do you address that? No idea.




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    Re: Do you wanna know why the Ravens don't run this offense on the road?

    Quote Originally Posted by lobachevsky View Post
    Here's a theory for you: At home the OL moves at the sound of Flacco's call & keeps its heads up & aware, whereas the opposing defense moves when they see the ball snapped. On the road the OL moves when they see Birk snap the ball, which means they're looking down the line & moving (at best) at the same time as the players they need to block or separate from. The half-second differential turns a top-5 offense into a clusterfuck. How do you address that? No idea.
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    Re: Do you wanna know why the Ravens don't run this offense on the road?

    it's not unusual at all for teams to abandon no huddle and play differently on the road. SiriusNFL did a segment on it two days ago. I can go nuts on the playcalls as well as anyone but last week was all Joe, he just went into a funk. Luckily he played well early and we hung on for the win




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    Cool Re: Do you wanna know why the Ravens don't run this offense on the road?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenswintitle View Post
    it's not unusual at all for teams to abandon no huddle and play differently on the road. SiriusNFL did a segment on it two days ago. I can go nuts on the playcalls as well as anyone but last week was all Joe, he just went into a funk. Luckily he played well early and we hung on for the win
    Not really. He was throwing on third and long all day mostly due to failed first and second down runs. The browns rushed four, played tight man and bracketed Pitta and sometimes Boldin forcing most passes outside. Any first down pass would have to be a perfect throw.

    He made a couple of bad decisions but he also gave Torrey a good chance on a long ball and had a couple Dickson drops.

    The entire offense was in a funk. First off, play calling. Secondly, player execution.

    Tom Brady wouldn't be nearly as good if he was only throwing on third and long.




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    Re: Do you wanna know why the Ravens don't run this offense on the road?

    It's been 4 and a half years.

    This offense is not consistent enough doing the basics on the road to opine that we should act like the damn Patriots 24/7.

    When they can go on the road and do basic things like...the OL picking up simple stunts, or not letting blitzers run free while having lineman stand there not doing anything (or hell, hold off a basic 4 man rush)...or WR's that can actually run good routes, and CATCH the ball when it is thrown to them...or the QB making accurate throws when things around him aren't perfect.

    If you can't do those things in the passing game even when you are running the ball and making the defense adjust and account for the run, what the hell makes anybody think we should just go balls to the walls throwing all over the place and running a hurry up offense?

    When the OL actually blocks someone, WR's get open and catch the ball, and the QB doesn't look flustered when things aren't going right around him...on a consistent basis, THEN you can expand the offense and do more.
    Although Walsh's system of offense can compensate for lack of talent; however, defense is a different story. According to Walsh, talent on defense was essential and could not be compensated for. What did Walsh do in 1981? He acquired physical and talented players on defense.




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    Re: Do you wanna know why the Ravens don't run this offense on the road?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Excellector View Post
    Because they ditched it, due to 'communication' issues, only to resort back to their ever predictable 'run run pass' offense of old, which is what they've done for past three years (Every time they've tried to open up the passing offense, at least) EVERY TIME THE PASSING OFFENSE STRUGGLES ON THE ROAD. Instead of trying to tweak some things to fix the problems, they just go, 'Oh, Joe can't handle it, let's just run Ray Rice into the ground'.

    That's why you haven't seen this offense on the road. When they finally wake up and realize that Joe is going to have to throw them to a Super Bowl, they'll figure it out.
    Sure, let's go ahead try to fix it, but when it doesn't work on the road because we're working out the kinks, Nobody is allowed to complain about losing. Deal?
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    Re: Do you wanna know why the Ravens don't run this offense on the road?

    Quote Originally Posted by lobachevsky View Post
    How do you address that? No idea.
    Better offensive lineman.

    Also, that's where the lack of communication comes into play. Oline presnap communication for picking up rushers is a whole different animal on the road.
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    Re: Do you wanna know why the Ravens don't run this offense on the road?

    Quote Originally Posted by lobachevsky View Post
    Here's a theory for you: At home the OL moves at the sound of Flacco's call & keeps its heads up & aware, whereas the opposing defense moves when they see the ball snapped. On the road the OL moves when they see Birk snap the ball, which means they're looking down the line & moving (at best) at the same time as the players they need to block or separate from. The half-second differential turns a top-5 offense into a clusterfuck. How do you address that? No idea.
    This, plus when the passing offense isn't working initially, Cam almost always goes into a shell (run, run, pass, punt--3 and out, 3 and out) and when that happens the offensive players often stop playing with confidence.




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