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    CAMP NOTES: Tyrod Taylor, a poor man's RG III?



    Its interesting to observe the differences between the Ravens No. 1 and No. 2 offenses during training camp practices. And clearly those differences start with the wide disparity in skill sets between the No. 1 and No. 2 quarterbacks.

    One is a 66 statuesque, classic drop back pocket passer. The other is a 61 (listed) poor mans answer to RG III.

    In the past, Cam Cameron has had Tyrod Taylor execute the offense the same way as Joe Flacco. But given the vastly inferior sight lines and release points, the former Virginia Tech star abandons the pocket quickly and attempts to make plays with his feet.

    This has left his offensive mates with a mild feeling of helplessness, as they become mere spectators, while opposing defenses attempt to corral the elusive quarterback.

    But executing a Joe Flacco-style offense given his physical shortcomings is a steep challenge for Taylor. Yet it was thought to be the best way to manage the offense should the Ravens be faced with the undesirable predicament of handing the reins over to their back-up.

    Apparently that approach has been ditched.

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    Re: CAMP NOTES: Tyrod Taylor, a poor man's RG III?

    Make that an extremely poor man...




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    Re: CAMP NOTES: Tyrod Taylor, a poor man's RG III?

    Tyler Thigpen is still out there...
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    Re: CAMP NOTES: Tyrod Taylor, a poor man's RG III?

    A few days ago, I had thought this was mentioned in camp notes, but heard that Tyrod was not really excelling in the read-option yet. Basically, still very clumsy/rusty in it.
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    Re: CAMP NOTES: Tyrod Taylor, a poor man's RG III?

    This might also help to explain why so many different WRs have had their opportunities to run with the first unit.
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    Re: CAMP NOTES: Tyrod Taylor, a poor man's RG III?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker: M&T Sec 527 View Post
    Make that an extremely poor man...
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    Re: CAMP NOTES: Tyrod Taylor, a poor man's RG III?

    Yeah lets not kid ourselves, if Flacco ever goes down, we are completely fucked.

    We haven't had a serviceable backup QB since Marc Bulger retired.




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    Re: CAMP NOTES: Tyrod Taylor, a poor man's RG III?

    This is why I love Caldwell. He doesn't try to force guys into a specific system *cough*Cam Cameron*cough*. He'll do whatever he thinks works best with what guys he has.




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    Re: CAMP NOTES: Tyrod Taylor, a poor man's RG III?

    Quote Originally Posted by ikethegreat View Post
    Yeah lets not kid ourselves, if Flacco ever goes down, we are completely fucked.

    We haven't had a serviceable backup QB since Marc Bulger retired.
    Tyrod as a traditional style QB? Yes, fucked.

    Tailoring the offense to his strengths? Probably no Super Bowl, but hardly fucked.

    Tyrod has a good arm on him, is a gamer, and makes things happen. He has a lot of intangibles that you can't coach.
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    Re: CAMP NOTES: Tyrod Taylor, a poor man's RG III?

    Just like Pitt always survives when Ben goes out a few games, the Ravens could do the same. It would probably be a benefit to run a completely different style, especially 'mid game' when the opponent had no chance to prepare. Hope TT never gets to run it in a real game unless it's due to the Ravens blowing out the opponent, but it's a good plan just in case. I'd still rather see a more competent backup
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    I hope we see the option in the pre season games.




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    Re: CAMP NOTES: Tyrod Taylor, a poor man's RG III?

    Sounds logical, but:

    Curious as to what other changes would be made in the offense if this experiment is to play out. Bryant McKinnie and Vonta Leach would be mis-fits. Taylor has thus far looked overwhelmed in trying to play with the big boys. He's not in a league with, or even on the same planet as RG3.

    Wouldn't it make more sense to go out to get a qualified pro offense backup QB? There are plenty out there.
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