Bye comes at opportune time for your Baltimore Ravens

Lombardi's Way Bye comes at opportune time for your Baltimore Ravens

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4+ Comments Josh says Careful what you wish for. Caldwell has never been an offensive coordinator in his coaching career and this is only his first year with the team. The road woe
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So Nnamdi Asomugha doesn’t like the defensive play calling and he shares those concerns with the media.

The next day Eagles’ defensive coordinator Juan Castillo is fired.

Cam Newton, frustrated by the Panthers 1-5 start and his passer rating of 79.3 and proceeds to cry a river to anyone who will listen. And then he champions the concept of a suggestion box looking for someone’s, anyone’s recommendations to help change Carolina’s losing ways.

“I’m going to bring in a suggestion box. And I want your suggestions in that suggestion box, because I sure don’t know. I really don’t.”

The next day GM Marty Hurney is fired.

Are you starting to see a pattern here?

What suggestions would you give to John Harbaugh if he implemented a suggestion box of his own?

Speaking of suggestions, I suggest that the Ravens keep all microphones away from Ed Reed. Reed and a mic go together like Lindsay Lohan and a motor vehicle. It’s just a matter of time before there’s a wreck.

And while we’re on the topic of wrecks, what about the Ravens’ offense on the road this season? Pretty nauseating if you ask me. Thankfully I didn’t feel out of place with my super-sized bottle of Pepto next to me during the month of October.

Apparently Joe Flacco wasn’t all that upset about the Texas-sized thumping Houston put on them this past Sunday:

“They put some pressure on us. They definitely tried to bring a couple guys there maybe in the second series we had. But after that, they weren’t doing things that we didn’t expect. They were coming at us, doing what they do. We knew what they were doing, we just probably didn’t execute as well as we think we should have.”


So you knew what they were going to do but still insisted on throwing passes into JJ Watts’ armpits?

For once I’d love to hear Joe say: “We sucked; I sucked; the game plan sucked and we all need to get better if we want to have a successful season. The bye comes at a great time for us to get our act together and finish the back end of the season strong.”

Is the truth too much to ask? Isn’t admitting one’s mistakes the first step towards recovery?

The bye has come at SUCH the perfect time!

That said, November 4 can’t get here soon enough!

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here is a MEGA suggestion: fire cam and make caldwell OC


Careful what you wish for. Caldwell has never been an offensive coordinator in his coaching career and this is only his first year with the team. The road woes come down to execution. Cam only calls the plays; he's not on the field. Joe needs to lead better away from M&T, plain and simple. We have the talent as evidenced by our four straight playoff appearances. It's a matter of having that talent translate onto the field when we are not in Baltimore.


The problem is that too many players, coaches, and fans are focused on just the 5-2 record and not giving much attention to the recent trends. Our record could easily be 1-6 right now. Is that what it would take for them to get serious? It's going to take a serious effort if we want to make it anywhere in the playoffs. As it is, if we keep playing the way we've been playing the last few weeks, it could be difficult just to make it to the playoffs.


Joe, its year 5 - "Watch out for them damn pits..."


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