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  1. Kubiak had a system that emphasized strengths and kept a defense thinking about multiple options off the snap. The Trestman / Mornhinweg era is so predictable it physically hurts to watch. Even guys like Cameron and Cavanaugh going way back threw in more wrinkles and deception...
  2. You know what makes me sigh? The blatant late hit on Brock Osweiler that the Pats just got away with, running in the open, with the ref close behind watching it all... That's one of those moments that makes a mockery of the idea that the NFL is somehow "out to get" the Patriots. Not in a million years would anyone go flag-less if that same play happened against The Brady.
  3. Went through city public schools in the 80s - early 90s. There were always more than a few kids in every grade that got shoved along despite issues like never coming to school, never doing homework, never passing a test, never learning to read, etc. This is a decades old problem...
  4. Getting off topic, but I'll continue. I made this case first as a joke many moons ago, but it doesn't have to be a joke. If players in any pro sport don't like the way they're treated, walk away. En masse. What does that mean? Play out your existing contracts, then don't renew with ANYONE. Ban together and start a "player's league"... owned and operated by the players, where all profits go to the players. Take the same risk that many businessmen do... risk bankruptcy, fail, learn, fail again, learn some more, etc. Eventually it'll happen. The problem there is... just assuming in dream-world for a second that they would collectively have the will to try it... is that the guys making the most money NOW would want to be the ones profiting from it the most later. And why not? If 30 guys (players) with a billion dollars in their coffers collectively bankroll the lion's share of the start-up costs for the "new league"... those 30 guys are going to want their money back first, and a higher percentage of the profits as time goes on. They're going to want to decide how the league is run, how business is handled, how players are treated, etc. They'll want far more say in matters, even in the "player's league" than the rest of the players / co-owners, like the 51st guy on the roster, or next year's #1 draft pick. Ultimately, they'll become the new set of "owners"... and the same problems / complaints will arise...
  5. Oh look, deep ball to Perriman, he tries to wait for it to come in to his chest instead of reaching out and going up strong for it, and the Titans wind up with the ball. Why is it you hardly ever see a Ravens receiver running BEHIND the defense? Always 2 or 3 guys around him. Because their opponents know what's coming...
  6. So if you look back at Marty's past stops as OC and HC, here's what you'll find... When he's had a HOF QB, or at least QBs with great mobility / run threat potential... his offenses have ranked statistically high in yards / points. With SF it was Steve Young for a couple seasons. With PHI, it was McNabb / Vick. Young was mobile, accurate, and fabulous. McNabb wasn't incredibly accurate, but posed a problem for opposing defenses because he could make LBs and DBs freeze / hesitate for just a split second to see if he left the pocket (which creates space for receivers!). Vick was even MORE of a mobility threat than McNabb and could throw the ball a mile too. You can see it like a freakin' heart monitor read-out... give him a mobile QB that can also throw to at least some degree, and his teams put up points and yards at a respectable clip. His last year in PHI with Vick... Vick started to lose the leg threat quickly, and they dropped to 29th in points scored (and Marty was then gone...). Every stop where his offense hasn't been led by a mobile QB, his offense has struggled and winds up in the bottom third / bottom quarter of the league in points. The Lions, the Jets, his last year with the Eagles, and now the Ravens. The difference here is that while Joe is not immune to criticism in my eyes... he's also been to three AFC title games and one Superbowl (in which they won and he played very well). Joe presents more upside than ANY of the other "non-mobile" QBs that Marty has ever had (and failed with) before. Joe is not a mobile, run threat QB. Never has been, and obviously never will be. In fact, Joe coming off the injury of just over a year ago is less of a mobility threat now than he ever was before. Joe is not what Marty's system needs to be credible. But Marty won't change his system. He CAN'T change, he's incapable. What season in Marty's career did his team log it's highest pass-to-run ratio? 2016 with Baltimore. Next highest... 01/02 with Detroit, where Batch couldn't move and Harrington literally almost got killed. He's incapable of devising a credible offense without a run-threat QB behind center. It's as though he saw Steve Young, decided that was the ONLY WAY to win in the NFL, and has been trying to recreate it ever since. If he doesn't have "that" kind of guy, then the alternative is to chuck it up at a break-neck pace and hope for the best. But they just keep letting him do the same failed things over and over. Your best chance with a pocket QB and O-line pass protection problems is doing everything you can to establish a run, try to keep a D guessing a little, play conservative and field position. It's not asking your statue-esque QB to drop back and throw more than ever, and pray that nobody blows a blocking assignment... like your backup guard who's suddenly playing LT. SFO 97/98 - 5th and 3rd in points... Steve Young (they ran more than threw in 97, and it was close in 98) SFO 99/00 - 22nd and 6th in points... Jeff Garcia DET 01/02 - 26th and 26th in points... Batch / Harrington PHI 06-11 - Averaged about 8th overall in points... McNabb / healthy Vick PHI 12 - 29th in points... Vick began to break down fast NYJ 13/14 - 29th and 28th in points... Geno Smith (the only recent stop he actually ran more than threw, because even he realized Geno stunk) BAL 16/17 - 21st and 19th in points... Flacco (and 30th in yards this year, the defense and ST has scored a bunch of points for them too) Only one of those seasons bucks the trend a bit, 2000 in SFO with Garcia... but even Garcia had some mobility for a while, and had the luxury of throwing 20 TDs that year to Terrell Owens and Jerry Rice. I was actually a little surprised to see that, in the first 7 seasons of Harbaugh's tenure here, despite all of our angst and griping about the offense for decades now, the Ravens ranked in the 20s in points scored only 1 time in 7 years. The other 6 seasons they were at least in the top half, 3 times Top 10, and 5 times Top 12. Since the beginning of the Trestmann / Mornhinweg era... they're 25th, 21st, and now 19th (thanks largely to some DEF/ST return scores).
  7. I didn't say "don't count" anything. I think it was pretty clear... as OC / HC, when he's had a remotely decent mobile QB (Geno Smith was not even remotely decent), his offenses have performed well. When he doesn't have a mobile QB at all, they generally haven't done well... and have almost always been in the bottom 3rd of the NFL. If the Ravens had a Russell Wilson or similar, a guy who can move and throw competently, I'd bet their production would have been better the last couple years. He doesn't have a very fleet-footed QB here. His offense here has been anywhere from bad to disappointing in terms of point production. He doesn't have an ability to adapt to a different style of QB, in my opinion, and still produce a credible offense. I think the evidence is pretty clear. THAT is his problem.
  8. Kubiak took an O-line that we had griped about mercilessly the year before, and what were considered mediocre RBs, and turned that offense into something respectable. Since then we've been back to griping about the quality of talent on offense. The roll-outs and play action stuff worked more in Kubiak's system because they sold the run well enough, and kept the D on their toes enough, that Joe could roll out and find space and time to make a throw. Right now if Joe fakes the pitch and rolls right, that DE is going to laugh as he hones in on Joe's head... Marty has only been successful in the NFL with mobile QBs. That's not Joe. Marty never adjusts well to the talent on hand, and his offenses / teams fail. I don't see it changing. Perriman shouldn't be in positions to lose the game for them in my opinion...
  9. I would gladly take 6-3 over 4-5, but I highly doubt they'd be 6-3 under CK... and not because of CK, but because they'd still have Marty. And I think he's problem 1 through 5 with the offense (and thus the team) right now.
  10. They came out of the gate flinging it around yesterday. 9 of their first 13 offensive plays were passes. Not counting the fake punt pass. They had a FG and an INT to show for it, and the INT gave TEN possession at the BAL 46 yard line... which turned in to a TD only 3 plays later. TEN had all sorts of help over the top on the ball that Perriman short-armed in to an INT... BECAUSE THEY KNOW THE RAVENS ARE GOING TO FORCE THE PASS AND FORCE THE DEEP BALL. 16 of the first 25 were called passes. They've been doing it for 3 years now, week in, week out, regardless of whatever bullcrap they spout about the run for 6 days between games. They never trailed by more than 10, and the defense for the most part played pretty well. The B.S. late hit call gave TEN an extra 4 points, or they would have only trailed by 7 at the half. 52 throws, 21 carries. And you can't use the Perriman sucks excuse anymore. We know he can't catch. We know he won't fight for a ball. If you're still putting him in positions where he's the one you rely on to catch the bomb, or catch the 1st-down-making slant, and he drops it... that's your fault as much as it is his.
  11. Bringing Tillman back will take innings away from Ubaldo... so no chance that happens!
  12. In other news... I wish the NFL would ban the choreographed group celebrations again. Most of them are just stupid now...
  13. True, but the same can be said for most Ravens fans that have to continue watching this offense as it is...
  14. Sadly you feel like either the guy who gets the pick has to score, or they're not scoring...
  15. Of course... replay is a fricking joke in this league. Crystal clear on review...
  16. That replay seems to clearly show Allen keep his knees / butt off the ground, turns over and pushes WELL past the marker. Curious to see how this goes out of TV timeout...
  17. Defense giving them every opportunity to make this a game...
  18. Watson can't hold on to a short first down catch... punting 2 plays later.
  19. Possibly the best screen of any kind they've run since Ray Rice was here, and Stanley comes off as a result. Great.
  20. Carries between the tackles not working much, so of course there's been no attempt to stretch it to the outsides at all...
  21. Horrible choice, horrible throw. Marty will go all pass from here. Long shot unless the D gets 4 takeaways this half.
  22. Late hits along the sideline need to be reviewable.
  23. Well, maybe Marty gets canned on the bye. One can dream...
  24. I liked the last 3rd and 2 run... backs lined up right of Joe, the entire Titans front 7 is pointing to Joe's left pre-snap, at the snap they all crash to their right / Ravens left, and Joe hands off inside to Collins who runs right in to the Titans defense. It's hard to succeed consistently when you're so vanilla that the defense always knows what's coming...
  25. Flacco probably threw the last one at Perriman's feet figuring it was less likely to be picked off than if he threw it at his numbers.