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    Two straight losses by defense



    For the second straight week, our "defense" gives away a game on the opponent's last possession of regulation (they did that vs. Eagles, too.) Last week, a six minute drive allowed to Batch, this week a nearly five minute drive to the Foreskins (capped by allowing a rookie backup to throw a pass down the middle to yet another uncovered receiver, to throw a TD in a must score situation, then allowed said rookie to stroll in untouched for the tying two point conversion!) No red zone defense the past two games (Steelers 2 for 5, Skins 4 for 5.)

    Prevent victory defenses don't work.

    Not enough no huddle by Clam, as well as twice not using play action on second down when he should have (play before Fletcher pick, and another on, I believe, the next possession.) Only one or two rollouts.

    Bah.

    Edit - I'm so pissed I can't spell straight.
    Al




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    Re: Two strakght losses by defense

    Not only has this defense cost us against Pittsburgh and Washington (back to back weeks no less), but at the hands of a retirement home third string QB and a rookie backup.

    Think about that.
    "When questioned, the Elders explained that they were in search of magical powers. However, they're actually searching for the whereabouts of a certain ring. This ring is a legendary treasure that long ago was known to exist"




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    Re: Two strakght losses by defense

    4 touchdowns and 20 points should have been enough to end those games.




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    Re: Two strakght losses by defense

    Defense shit the bed for certain, but they didn't turn the ball over on the 15 yard line in opponents territory coming away with no points in the redzone. A field goal there most likely would have secured the win. Or how about how special teams allowed the Redskins to run the kickoff back to the Ravens 30 yard line in OT?
    Too many different mistakes to pin the blame solely one side of the ball.




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    Re: Two strakght losses by defense

    Quote Originally Posted by palukaraven View Post
    Defense shit the bed for certain, but they didn't turn the ball over on the 15 yard line in opponents territory coming away with no points in the redzone. A field goal there most likely would have secured the win. Too many different mistakes to pin the blame solely one side of the ball.
    When your offense goes on the road, puts up 28 points and gives you an 8 point lead with under three minutes left in the game, you have to close that deal. When your offense gives you twenty points against Charlie Batch, you have to close that deal.
    "When questioned, the Elders explained that they were in search of magical powers. However, they're actually searching for the whereabouts of a certain ring. This ring is a legendary treasure that long ago was known to exist"




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    Re: Two strakght losses by defense

    Quote Originally Posted by The Excellector View Post
    When your offense goes on the road, puts up 28 points and gives you an 8 point lead with under three minutes left in the game, you have to close that deal. When your offense gives you twenty points against Charlie Batch, you have to close that deal.
    Agreed. However, there are too many mistakes on all sides of the ball to point the blame specifically on the defense. False starts, poor kick off coverage by special teams, turn overs in the opponents red zone, fumbles, etc. etc. The defense absolutely sucked and showed a pathetic performance, I just see too many mistakes all over the field. The Ravens just aren't a good team on offense or defense.




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    Re: Two strakght losses by defense

    Quote Originally Posted by The Excellector View Post
    When your offense goes on the road, puts up 28 points and gives you an 8 point lead with under three minutes left in the game, you have to close that deal. When your offense gives you twenty points against Charlie Batch, you have to close that deal.
    In addition to palukaraven's points... exactly which UDFA were you expecting to save the day?




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    Re: Two strakght losses by defense

    I hate three man rushes... a wide open middle of the field sure... I think our DC is Mattison 2.0

    Yet, I really believe this is a team cluster fuck - I am never surprised to see us sit on drives at the end of the half (the coach is too risk averse), stupid timeouts (really stupid in the second half).. and yes, I know we put up points but when we can't stop someone else its up to our offense to out score them/keep the ball away.




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    Look at all of the injuries. We had Chris Johnson at CB on that last drive. It is what it is
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    Re: Two straight losses by defense

    Offense is much healthier than the defense. (though Yanda's injury is a concern)

    The offense should be carrying the defense, instead of expecting such a worn down defense to continue to do it.




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    Re: Two straight losses by defense

    Quote Originally Posted by PerpetuallyBored74 View Post
    Offense is much healthier than the defense. (though Yanda's injury is a concern)

    The offense should be carrying the defense, instead of expecting such a worn down defense to continue to do it.
    yup everyone came into the season knowing that the O will carry the team, that is not the case this year




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    Re: Two straight losses by defense

    The Ravens d is just totally messed up now due to injuries which is a rare thing so asking the Offense to put up 30+ a game while on the road is a bit tough. i remember a few seasons ago, the D would collapse in the 4th quarter (the season they lost a 4th q lead to the Pats in regular season but beat them on the road) and they were far more healthier then. If you told me back in September that the Ravens would be going up against RG3 WITHOUT Ray or Suggs, I would've penned it in as an L so I'm not too shocked. lets just hope they heal up a bit going into the Playoffs and start playing better since other teams still have to play and could easily lose their playmakers as well. This is the NFL, the last 2 super bowl winners should tell you every week counts.




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