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You have just been named coach of the Ravens - name your 1st five moves

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1) Oline reshuffle - They have faired OK but McKinnie is probably the best Olineman on the team (doghouse/salary stuff has factored in to not fielding the best team)

 

2) Implement more rotation (Oline, Dline, LBs, etc) keep these guys fresh.

 

3) Incorporate more shotgun/no huddle - what happened to this? why is it being used so infrequently? This is Flacco's best setup. Rice runs well out of this formation, you can have Leach in there also.

 

4) Assign a review point man (to quickly review replays and decide if a review is required). No more stupid wasted timeouts!

 

5) Attitude change. Black is back, all black uniforms for the alternate uniform games. No more stupid press conferences saying, "we try to get better ever week" (when you are getting worse). I will tell the coordinators what to do, not stand there and watch us lose a game and do nothing.

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1. Replace Cam Cameron with Jim Caldwell -- IMMEDIATELY.

2. Bench Ed Reed.

3. Bench Ray Lewis.

4. Replace Dean Pees with Clarence Brooks.

5. Put Oher back at RT, McKinne at LT, and Osemele at LG.

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1. Replace Cam Cameron with Jim Caldwell -- IMMEDIATELY.

2. Bench Ed Reed.

3. Bench Ray Lewis.

4. Replace Dean Pees with Clarence Brooks.

5. Put Oher back at RT, McKinne at LT, and Osemele at LG.

 

It's my understanding that Jim Caldwell has never called plays at any level. Not a very good choice for OC, IMO.

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1. Replace Cam Cameron with Jim Caldwell -- IMMEDIATELY.

2. Bench Ed Reed.

3. Bench Ray Lewis.

4. Replace Dean Pees with Clarence Brooks.

5. Put Oher back at RT, McKinne at LT, and Osemele at LG.

 

6. Call my brother and see if Alex Smith is available. :)

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It's my understanding that Jim Caldwell has never called plays at any level. Not a very good choice for OC, IMO.

 

just comparing notes/line of reasoning...

 

It's my understanding that John Harbaugh has never been a head coach at any level. Not a very good choice for HC, IMO.

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just comparing notes/line of reasoning...

 

It's my understanding that John Harbaugh has never been a head coach at any level. Not a very good choice for HC, IMO.

 

Knee jerk reaction vs. vetting and multiple candidates interviewed by the Ravens FO in a comprehensive HC search. Not a good comparison, IMO.

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1. Replace Cam Cameron with Jim Caldwell -- IMMEDIATELY.

 

I really don't understand why ppl think Caldwell would be a good OC :confused:

 

IMO, he hasn't even done a good job as a QB coach for Flacco. Where's the improvements????

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just comparing notes/line of reasoning...

 

It's my understanding that John Harbaugh has never been a head coach at any level. Not a very good choice for HC, IMO.

Exactly. I was going to post that but it wasn't even worth the time. You have more patience than I do. Thanks.

 

And for anyone questioning the choice of Caldwell to replace Cameron this year:

 

1. Turner is NOT available NOW.

2. Caldwell was a HEAD COACH, has seen this offense for a year, has worked for years with Peyton in the past, and IN NO WAY SHAPE OR FORM COULD DO A WORSE JOB THAN CAM CAMERON, and could very well provide a spark and add some life to this lifeless, dying offense that is currently in place. It would be a 4 week job interview to see what he's capable of doing. I swear...sometimes y'all act like a bunch of whiny little biatches. You whine and moan and complain, then when it comes time to make any sort of changes you run and cower and ruminate over the prospect of a change. Honestly...you really deserve the suffering and misery that IS the Baltimore Ravens.

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For starters no one gets fired on my staff this time of year.

 

1. No more Bernard Pierce for a full series. He just comes in when Ray Rice needs a breather. Hence, Ray Rice get more touches.

 

2. Stress more ball control to the my coaches. We need to win the time of possession every game. Likewise, the no huddle will be used a lot less.

 

3. No more O-line experiments. Pick the best 5 and that's it for the year.

 

That's about it. At 9-3 I think the team only needs tweaks and not a major overhaul. I don't like the idea of replacing coaches in December, so we go with what we have.

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For starters no one gets fired on my staff this time of year.

 

1. No more Bernard Pierce for a full series. He just comes in when Ray Rice needs a breather. Hence, Ray Rice get more touches.

 

2. Stress more ball control to the my coaches. We need to win the time of possession every game. Likewise, the no huddle will be used a lot less.

 

3. No more O-line experiments. Pick the best 5 and that's it for the year.

 

That's about it. At 9-3 I think the team only needs tweaks and not a major overhaul. I don't like the idea of replacing coaches in December, so we go with what we have.

 

You are kidding, right?

 

Being thoughtful and reasonable has no place in this forum!

 

Come on man!

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You are kidding, right?

 

Being thoughtful and reasonable has no place in this forum!

 

Come on man!

 

LOL You're right!

 

4. I'd fire the equipement manager just to make a statement that I won't stand for anything less than wins, 500 passing and 250 rushing yards a game, a shutout by the defense and basically 40 point wins. Suggs and Kruger must get 3 sacks a game each and the first pass Cary Williams gives up signifies his unconditional release from the team.

 

5. Oh yea, next year I'd make sure we draft all ProBowl caliber players and I'd hire Sean Peyton as my offensive coordinator.

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Assumption- assume Rikman takes over right now

 

1. Use Ray Rice as a split out/flanker type reciever on occasion with Vonte Leach as a blocker/enforcer to protect Joe's blind side in the backfield.

 

2. Use Leach inside the 5 yard line. Man's got a nose for the end-zone and I think is underutilized. Ray Rice would approve!

 

3. Ravens lack serious defense pressure on the QB. Blitz a linebacker or Bernard Pollard or both on every passing situation. Yes, you might get beat sometimes but you'd get your share of turnovers.

 

4. Ravens not good in stopping the run. Play a 4-3 on 1st down with as much beef as you can put on the line. 3rd string backs have been running through us.

 

5. Give Joe the option to call any play he think would work at the line. I still don't think he's been turned loose.

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1. Replace Cam Cameron with Jim Caldwell -- IMMEDIATELY.

2. Bench Ed Reed.

3. Bench Ray Lewis.

4. Replace Dean Pees with Clarence Brooks.

5. Put Oher back at RT, McKinne at LT, and Osemele at LG.

 

Well, your tenure as coach would come to an end quickly.

"Bench Ray Lewis and Ed Reed"

Hmmm. Yep, that is a really smart move. Won't cause any problems in your locker room, right?

Do you manage people at work? Do you have any expereince in management? Apparently not.

Those 2 moves would cause divisiveness in the locker room like nothing else. The changing of the guard must be handled carefully and in a calculated way.

If other people on the team are to become team leaders - (like Ray Rice is becoming) - they'll need to do so on their own merit. Not by your benching of two prominent leaders. Players become leaders on their own - and players will gravitate to those they view as leaders. You can't fix the situation as a coach through benching - you think players wouldn't see through that?

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I would tell everyone in the Sun's forum to #$&^%$% off!!! I'm the coach and I don't need to take advice from any one of you living in their mother's basement. :P

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I would tell everyone in the Sun's forum to #$&^%$% off!!! I'm the coach and I don't need to take advice from any one of you living in their mother's basement. :P

 

 

already tried doing this to fans... and it doesn't work...

 

 

Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh reportedly lashed out at fans who complained and expressed anger over losing 13-10 to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night.

 

"I'm proud of our defense. I'm proud of our offense. We will fight our tails off to be the best team we can every single week," Harbaugh said in response to a caller on his WBAL radio show. "If that's not enough for you then go find another team to cheer for. If you're not proud of this team then you don't know football."

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/09/john-harbaugh-angry-fans_n_794534.html

 

 

In addition, I went upstairs and told my mom about your comment, she isn't happy. She said you couldn't hold Frank Walker's jockstrap.

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Find a fan base that doesn't moan over a 9-3 record?

 

Haha! Is a fan base ever satisfied? I'd be curious to know right now if the fan base in Houston or Atlanta (with their 11-1 records) are completely satisfied with their teams?

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Haha! Is a fan base ever satisfied? I'd be curious to know right now if the fan base in Houston or Atlanta (with their 11-1 records) are completely satisfied with their teams?
That's why I like Belichick. No matter how good his team's record is, no matter how many points he'd just beaten a team by, when he talks to his players, and to the media, he always points to things that could be done better and areas that need improvement. No one seems to question his "fandom", or his knowledge of the game, or calls him a "Debbie Downer". He's simply HONEST, knows that there is no perfect team or perfect player, and that things can always be done better. How that concept gets so totally lost on some of these so-called "real fans" is beyond me.

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The first full day at the office, Cam Cameron would be relieved of his duties. Sorry, good luck to your future but these upcoming weeks are too important to have this offense continually going back and forth like night and day. Then I would get the offensive unit along with the new OC(Caldwell would be fine, even if on an intermin basis) and tell them flat out that I will not tolerate Ray Rice not getting 25-30 touches a game. I don't care if that means 20 rushes, 10 receptions, 25 rushes, 5 catches, etc...it doesn't matter. Just give the man the damn ball! And I also would finally put to rest this insanity of trying to make Joe Flacco something he isn't. I wouldn't insult him by telling him he's another Trent Dilfer but I definetly would demand a more conservative, time consumption offense and with plays that reflect that. I would decide who are the best run blockers at a specific place on the line and put their asses out there. The no huddle offense would be terminated immediately and the visions of granduer of Torrey Smith catching 70 yard bombs from Flacco would also be over. This would be a West Coast pass attack with a heavy concentration on running the football. And while I have Joe in the room, I'll tell him to his face to not be tentative about running down the field for a first down when there's nothing in front of him. That's why the slide rule in is place and if some moron wants to hit him, we'll gladly take the 15 yard penalty. He's a big guy with decent speed and is durable. He'll be fine. No, it won't be an exciting offense and the fans will probably hate it but they'll also notice that RGIII, the Manning brothers and Andy Dalton are spending the bulk of their time on the side line. Enough said.

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