Too much Laquan Williams?
I understand he carries more value because he can cover kicks as well as return kicks but he’s done absolutely nothing as a 3rd Wr. Now that there’s depth in the return game with a healthy David Reed and the signing of Bryan McCann why not give Tandon Doss a shot? Or more snaps for Pitta whose size and hands could be a welcome sight for a floundering pass offense.
What Danny Gorrer’s emergence could mean for the cornerback position in the future.
Gorrer has been a nice surprise, he’s played sound and aggressive, he shown he’s capable when called upon. Looking at the rest of the depth chart you have Jimmy Smith, a first round pick who obviously was brought in to be the number one guy. Lardarius Webb and Cary Williams have played well as starters , depending on what they do contract wise with those two guys we could be looking at a situation where Jimmy Smith’s progression determines Chris Carr’s existence on the roster. If Smith looks like the number one guy sooner rather then later the Ravens may look to save some money and go with Danny Gorrer and Chykie Brown as the 4th and 5th corners next season.
Staying tight on TE’s
For what the Ravens LB’s lack in pass coverage skill DC Chuck Pagano has made up in scheme. Two weeks in a row against talented TE’s the Ravens have bottled them up with a combination of double teams, bracket coverage and some zone. Houston tight end Owen Daniels was held to 2 catches for 13 yards, Jacksonville tight end Marcedes Lewis was held to 1 catch for 13 yards. Great job making a perceived weakness a strength.
Thank god the Ravens didn’t listen to me
When the preseason ended I thought there was no way Torrey Smith was ready for significant snaps. He looked as if he was in over his head, and lacked confidence. The Ravens stayed the course and have been rewarded for it. Torrey has flashed his speed and playmaking ability. He had the reputation of being a body catcher but he’s made a few very impressive fingertip grabs in recent weeks. It’ll be interesting to see how things shake out in the WR core when Lee Evans returns.
Teams now have a book on the Ravens offense if the choose to read
Stack the box on early downs to take away the run. If you have a formidable front 4 you can get pressure against this unit without blitzing. On obvious passing downs you do just that and play zone coverage behind it. Mix in some disguise, perceived rushers drop back into zone and you’ll consistently see routes that don’t get to the open areas of the zone and a QB that will hold the ball. This must be rectified and it’s beyond troubling that this is still the case.