John Clayton: Looking ahead to HOU vs BALT

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  1. GP

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    OK, Clayton found our path to success in terms of how to run on the Ravens. His stat research turned up a real gem, so I bolded it and put it in red (below). The stretch run play, and the fake stretch play-action pass could be HUGE for us.

    Link to full story HERE.
     
  2. buddyboy

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    I'd have Joseph on Boldin and Allen on Smith when Allen is in the game, but then KJ on Boldin and Joseph on Smith when KJ is in.

    I'm particularly concerned about Yates and the pressure he's going to face. Cinci's pass rush is no slouch, and Yates did...average. We gotta pick up the blitz and prevent our young QB from getting rattled.
     
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    In the Bengals game we passed 20 times and ran it 35. Some of those runs were to drain the clock at the end, but I imagine we will see a 60-40 split of run to pass this game to keep TJ from getting too rattled. Although, I would love to see AJ burn Pollard for a couple TDs. We all know he can't cover worth a damn... :D
     
  4. TheMatrix31

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    No mention by Clayton of not having Andre in the first game and having Andre this week. Considering him not being around the first time was the biggest reason why we lost, I'd say that's pretty important to have him back.
     
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    Agreed here but disagree on how well Yates handles pressure. No picks, no devastating sacks, no fumbles...It wasn't epic offense but it WAS all moving forward. Can't ask for too much more than that from the rook.

    Why make good points about the Texans when the only people that will read it are Texans fans?:toropalm:
     
  6. Hervoyel

    Hervoyel The Right Track

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    True but he's probably thinking "Last time they had Schaub but no AJ, this time they have AJ but no Schaub so it will be a wash".

    It will be nice if we can get TJ and AJ in sync early and often. Keep the Ravens from going nuts around the line of scrimmage.
     
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    The thing I'm most nervous about is TJ Yates vs Ed Reed. Yates had a couple of throws last week that could have been turnovers. If we can limit sacks and turnovers, I think we have a great shot. If we can't...its going to be a long Sunday
     
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    To me this will be the biggest key to our success on Sunday. If you notice, the game vs. Cincy, once AJ caught the long ball for a TD, it allowed Arian to start going crazy. If AJ comes up with the earlier stab at the endzone this game is over before halftime.

    Does anyone remember when AJ started going bananas against Bmore when we forced overtime? We began to run even better and then in the 4th quarter the Ravens got tired.

    But really the importance of Yates and AJ connecting early is because we have to keep Yates out of 3rd and long. He's not good at converting 3rd downs. He really only had that miracle run but nothing significant after that.
     


  9. buddyboy

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    I agree for the most part, but Cinci had some opportunities, they just didn't capitalize. Crocker dropped a for sure pick-6, something Ed Reed will not fail to do. That would have changed the dynamic of the game completely.
     
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    Key word there is dropped! Haha....yeah, Cincy had a shot and dropped it. Baltimore will have it's shot, I don't think anybody is expecting perfect football. But the Texans will have their shot too. It's all about who makes the play. JJ > Crocker. Texans > Bengals. We've got the hosses to match up with them boys from B-more.
     
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    I think the key to this game is playing the same way we played the Steelers: him them hard enough to break some bones. If we come out and punch them in the mouth, we can send them reeling. Neutralize Terrell Suggs, Ed Reed, and run the hell away from Ngata and I think we can manage this.

    I think they are just old enough that a young and hungry team can beat them with fire and tenacity. If we show them we want this bad enough that we will outhit and outrun them, we can win.

    Let the defense get pressure (particularly on Winston's side) and this game is lost unless the Ravens offense gifts us several times.
     
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    From the Washington Post.

     
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    I hope we run alot of 2 TE sets with Casey at FB. We aren't going win this game running alot of 3 WR sets.
     
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    For what it's worth: Ravens favored by 7.5
     
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    :mariopalm: should be fun to beat them by 17 :bravo:
     
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    The city of Houston would come unhinged. Sodom and Gomorrah would seem like a hayride in the country.
     
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    That was not a for sure pick 6. Casey was right there and taking a bead on tackling him. Casey plays STs and knows how to tackle.
     
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    Hey CND -- Boldin didn't play in the last 2 games for Baltimore.

    Is he 100%?
     
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    Ravens fan here.

    He says he feels better than he has all year after having surgery three weeks ago.

    But, of course, you know how that goes.
     
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    God I hope Flacco doesn't drop dimes all over the field like when we played them earlier this year. I don't think we have much of a shot if Flacco puts his big boy pants on. That is of course, unless Yates puts his big boy on too!
     

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