Originally Posted by 2012Champs
Since Yates got wins in his first few games people seemed to have had high expectations or thought he was better than he really was. Fact is TJ didnt lead the offense in a way in which we would score like we normally do. TJ also had many almost, should have or called back ints that seem to go unnoticed imo. Balt could have easily had 5-6 picks instead of 3, in the Cinn game there were 1-2 that should have been picked, Atlanta his pick 6 was called back because of a play on the other side of the field totally unrelated to his int. Fact is he is a rookie and he is no Matt Schaub. Schaub's 2011 ppg average wins us 2 out of our last 3 games and would have put us 2-0 in the playoffs
Good observations. Folks forget those picks that should have been because the defense dropped them or that were called back due to penalties. And even with his much younger legs and better mobility he still managed to nearly match the number of sacks in 5-1/2 games (15) that Schaub had in 10 (16). Now unless the O-line mysteriously got worse, that's another sign Yates needs seasoning.
The Ravens would have never sat back in coverage on Schaub the way they did with Yates. They knew the kid would be fooled by their coverages and that he couldn't disguise where he really intended to go with the ball as a vet like Schaub could. So they just sat back, read his eyes, and jumped routes repeatedly.
The kid has some potential but it's still just potential at this point.
What happened to him? Nothing that shouldn't have happened to a rook going against a veteran defense. He was outfoxed.