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    The Good, Bad & Ugly: Ravens @ Bucs



    Graduating from training camp to the preseason has its adjustments. The effort elevates and the intensity level picks up along with the tempo.

    And unfortunately so does the number of mistakes.

    Players understand that careers and playing time are at stake. Its incumbent upon each of them trying to make his mark, to make plays to show up on film.

    Veterans with their roles already defined get their work in but they are not as vested in the results of a preseason contest. They just want to get in their reps and escape unscathed. Players on the bubble fight for survival. Mix the varying objectives together and its difficult to draw conclusions or to project similar results or failures for the regular season.

    For the Ravens their biggest objectives heading into the preseason were to:

    Address uncertainties at inside linebacker
    Develop cohesiveness on defense given the many new faces
    Determine who might step up at wide receiver

    Of these three objectives its so far so good with two of them. The third, not so much.

    With that in mind, lets go to the Good, Bad & Ugly in Tampa last night
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    Re: The Good, Bad & Ugly: Ravens @ Bucs

    Great overview, thanks for posting. Haven't seen the game but I'll catch the replay tomorrow morning.
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    Re: The Good, Bad & Ugly: Ravens @ Bucs

    Love hearing that LQW continues to shine.

    Agreed he needs to run with the #1's going foward. Can't wait to watch the replay!
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    Re: The Good, Bad & Ugly: Ravens @ Bucs

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    Love hearing that LQW continues to shine.

    Agreed he needs to run with the #1's going foward. Can't wait to watch the replay!
    He had himself a game. He deserves time with the 1's.




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    Re: The Good, Bad & Ugly: Ravens @ Bucs

    Yeah, LQW was everywhere on ST's. Tyrod finally looked comfortable and Caldwell really played to his strengths which was nice to see.




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    Re: The Good, Bad & Ugly: Ravens @ Bucs

    I have more confidence in Laquan than Doss and Thompson to be honest.


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    Re: The Good, Bad & Ugly: Ravens @ Bucs

    Quote Originally Posted by Raveninwoodlawn View Post
    I have more confidence in Laquan than Doss and Thompson to be honest.


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    Same here. I'd like to see in the next few games Brown and Mellete get some time against better competition.
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    Re: The Good, Bad & Ugly: Ravens @ Bucs

    we seem to forget LaQuan has some valuable in game experience already. Didn't he make a pretty crucial catch in a game at Pitt a few years ago?




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    Re: The Good, Bad & Ugly: Ravens @ Bucs

    Quote Originally Posted by Raveninwoodlawn View Post
    I have more confidence in Laquan than Doss and Thompson to be honest.


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    I am not ready to give up on Thompson yet. He has great speed and by all accounts great route running. I think he will step up, if the foot/ankle injury isn't too severe.




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    Re: The Good, Bad & Ugly: Ravens @ Bucs

    Quote Originally Posted by bt12483 View Post
    we seem to forget LaQuan has some valuable in game experience already. Didn't he make a pretty crucial catch in a game at Pitt a few years ago?
    He did--on third down I believe. At some point they have to give him a shot, all he seems to do is make plays.




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    Re: The Good, Bad & Ugly: Ravens @ Bucs

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    Love hearing that LQW continues to shine.

    Agreed he needs to run with the #1's going foward. Can't wait to watch the replay!
    I really like him. He had a hell of a game last night. Hope they move him up the ladder to see what he can do.




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    Re: The Good, Bad & Ugly: Ravens @ Bucs

    Mellette seemed to make the most of his playing time as well. That was a very nice catch late in the game, up and over a defender.




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