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#1 vmax

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 04:47 PM

Hard to believe but it's true.

Here's the logic....

 


 

 

"The bottom line is we improved tremendously and we faced a great deal of adversity on offense," Harbaugh said in his season-ending press conference. "I'm not going to stand and make excuses but there were a lot of tough situations that we faced on offense. But, at the end, over the last half of the season, we're the second highest scoring team in the league. That's not something we take lightly."

Baltimore ranked No. 9 in scoring (24.7 points per game) after getting hot in the second half of the season. The Ravens averaged an AFC-best 29.4 points since Week 8. Only the Los Angeles Rams (29.5) put up more points than Baltimore during that stretch.

This came after the Ravens lost three starters -- tight end Dennis Pitta, Pro Bowl right guard Marshal Yanda and left guard Alex Lewis -- two weeks into the regular season. Quarterback Joe Flacco was also sidelined in training camp and the entire preseason because of a lower back injury.

"I understand what kind of an offense we're capable of building," Harbaugh said. "I believe in these coaches and I understand the job they did this year because I see it close up. I think our offense make a heck of a lot of progress especially considering the adversity we faced and the challenges that we were up again this year."...http://www.espn.com/...ive-coordinator

 

And they might lose Greg Roman who made such a huge difference in the running game and forcedMarty to not throw 50 times a game.

 


 

Roman can go anywhere, possibly as an offensive coordinator, after completing his one-year contract with Baltimore. He made a major impact in his first season with the Ravens, who went from No. 28 to No. 11 in the NFL in rushing.....

Baltimore, which is hoping to keep Roman, improved by 24.6 rushing yards per game this season, which is surprising considering the Ravens lost both starting guards (Marshal Yanda and Alex Lewis) to season-ending injuries and last year's starting running back Terrance West was injured midway through the season.

But the Ravens' running game was one of the most consistent parts of the team this season. Roman mixed up the running schemes for each game...http://www.espn.com/...nd-running-game

 


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"For 17 years, we could point to No. 52 and tell the other players: 'Follow his lead. Practice like Ray practices. Prepare like Ray prepares. Be a great teammate like him,'" Ravens general manager and executive vice president Ozzie Newsome said in a release from the team. "It was our privilege to have him as a Raven. We are all better for having him here. His play on gamedays speaks for itself.

"Even in that small group who have the honor of being a Hall of Famer, Ray stands out. When you talk about the great players of all time, no matter position, he is among the greatest of the great."


#2 oldno82

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 04:55 PM

Well, it's obvious that this franchise is fatally f---ed up and is not open to the changes it needs to make in both coaching and the front office in order to become one of the NFL's better teams. Instead, I foresee a long declining period of mediocrity with falling attendance, and interest, followed by Bisciotti selling rather than fixing the team.

 

What a downer...


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#3 tsylvester

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 05:13 PM

Don't bother to factor in the bad defenses they faced when the offense "improved".

I understand wanting to not have to have another offensive coordinator for Joe & the offense to adjust to, five is enough... Nonetheless, the offense was bad even with the scoring improvement; look no further than the lack of touchdowns when starting drives from their own 25 or less...

The lack of scoring touchdowns given the number of turnovers the defense created. Using Pita as an injury example, as if they truly depended on him after 2 hip surgeries! If they truly did, this coaching staff is more screwed up than we thought.
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#4 oldno82

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 05:18 PM

I'm sick of Harbaugh's platitudes like this one (which he said today) too...

 

Harbaugh said. “And I’m excited about that going into next year.” He's always excited and says things will be great. Unfortunately, I think we just saw a season that is now 'normal' for the Ravens. 

 

What he should be saying is that there's a lot of hard work ahead and changes are coming.


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Posted 04 January 2018 - 06:12 PM

Well, it's obvious that this franchise is fatally f---ed up and is not open to the changes it needs to make in both coaching and the front office in order to become one of the NFL's better teams. Instead, I foresee a long declining period of mediocrity with falling attendance, and interest, followed by Bisciotti selling rather than fixing the team.

 

What a downer...

:thumbup:  :thumbup:  :thumbup:  :thumbup:

 

It is so obvious that It is more important to have  fiends around to Harbs than winning.  It is is obvious that it is more important too have a firmed around than winning to Biscotti.


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Fako, Joe Fako I am the Pick Machine!!!


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Posted 04 January 2018 - 06:50 PM

nerd.jpg"What do you think Mike?"

 

 

“The bottom line is we improved tremendously,” Harbaugh said, referring to the second half of the season compared with the first. “The creativity that I saw and the ways we schemed guys open, schemed the run game, schemed the pass game, schemed plays to be created, I was happy with that.”... :sing: ...

Oh, some days you don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

The Ravens had a better passing game in the second half of the season because they played teams such as the Detroit Lions, Cleveland, Indianapolis Colts and Green Bay Packers, who had some of the worst secondaries in the NFL. In fact, the Ravens played the third-worst schedule in the league and beat only one team with a winning record. This was a great opportunity for them to make the playoffs.

And they failed...http://www.baltimore...0105-story.html

 

This is really a great article by Preston.

He nails it.

http://www.baltimore...0105-story.html


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"For 17 years, we could point to No. 52 and tell the other players: 'Follow his lead. Practice like Ray practices. Prepare like Ray prepares. Be a great teammate like him,'" Ravens general manager and executive vice president Ozzie Newsome said in a release from the team. "It was our privilege to have him as a Raven. We are all better for having him here. His play on gamedays speaks for itself.

"Even in that small group who have the honor of being a Hall of Famer, Ray stands out. When you talk about the great players of all time, no matter position, he is among the greatest of the great."


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Posted 04 January 2018 - 06:55 PM

He is just echoing what he reads here and other message boards. Last week Harbs was using the late time as an excuse for poor fan turn out. Last month, it was the kneeling and how sorry they were, in that stupid letter.
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#8 papasmurfbell

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 07:10 PM

nerd.jpg"What do you think Mike?"

 

 

This is really a great article by Preston.

He nails it.

http://www.baltimore...0105-story.html

So when I have said for how long that Joe has been better bc they played crap teams I am full of shit.  But Mike is on point.


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Fako, Joe Fako I am the Pick Machine!!!


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Posted 04 January 2018 - 08:43 PM

Well, folks, with Marty at the OC helm, buckle up your chinstraps for .500 ball for the foreseeable.
Max, you probably have the movie image, but the Titanic and chair reshuffling pic fits right here.
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Posted 05 January 2018 - 12:51 AM

Great article by Preston. Maybe Bisciotti will read it. Then again, it probably wouldn't make any difference. I think he believes listening to the fan base is a waste of his time.

 

By the way---WHEN IS THE GREAT POST-SEASON PRESS CONFERENCE with B., Newsome, Cass, and Harbaugh? I'll watch it if just for laughs.


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Posted 05 January 2018 - 04:31 AM

This was my experience this year....

 


 

The Ravens are tone-deaf.

They didn’t hear what the fans were saying or understand their anger. People weren’t showing up just because of the players kneeling for the national anthem earlier in the season, but mainly because of the poor quality of play most Sunday afternoons......They weren’t entertained. It wasn’t just this year but for the past couple of seasons. The Ravens haven’t been to the NFL playoffs for three straight years and four of the past five. That should lead to some changes being made, but the Ravens will keep the status quo......http://www.baltimore...0105-story.html

 

He should have added that we were really let down.


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"For 17 years, we could point to No. 52 and tell the other players: 'Follow his lead. Practice like Ray practices. Prepare like Ray prepares. Be a great teammate like him,'" Ravens general manager and executive vice president Ozzie Newsome said in a release from the team. "It was our privilege to have him as a Raven. We are all better for having him here. His play on gamedays speaks for itself.

"Even in that small group who have the honor of being a Hall of Famer, Ray stands out. When you talk about the great players of all time, no matter position, he is among the greatest of the great."


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Posted 05 January 2018 - 02:20 PM

Roman is staying.


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Posted 05 January 2018 - 03:32 PM

Ravens hire Bengals’ James Urban as Quarterbacks Coach. (friend from Eagles days)


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Posted 05 January 2018 - 03:38 PM

Thanx Grub. Odd move, he has little experience coaching quarterbacks, save a few years with Andy Reid mostly a wide receivers coach. Ah nepotism, gotta love it, one day it has to pay off, right?
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Posted 05 January 2018 - 03:49 PM

He coached Vick and McNabb, both years they went to the pro bowl


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Posted 05 January 2018 - 05:18 PM

Thanx Grub. Odd move, he has little experience coaching quarterbacks, save a few years with Andy Reid mostly a wide receivers coach. Ah nepotism, gotta love it, one day it has to pay off, right?


Maybe we can get Jim Harbaugh to hire his brother away from the Ravens??
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Posted 05 January 2018 - 05:40 PM

He is to smart for that, his team has solid special teams but no offense... Sound familia-ar?
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Posted 05 January 2018 - 08:25 PM

Ravens hire Bengals’ James Urban as Quarterbacks Coach. (friend from Eagles days)

Why am I not shocked.


Yeah Jim knows too keep his brother away.


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Posted 08 January 2018 - 10:59 AM

Roman remains as "assistant HC".

 

Hope he is given a top hierarchy position on offense, and take the mike

away from Harbaugh when the Ravens have the ball.


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Posted 08 January 2018 - 04:07 PM

Mornhinweg is part of the problem but after reading this he does deserve a little slack....

 

 

 

Baltimore ranked last in the NFL with 37 plays of 20 or more yards and five touchdowns of 20-plus yards last season. Asked if the Ravens need to add more offensive playmakers, coach John Harbaugh said, "Absolutely."

"I do not think it is any secret that we need to add playmakers to the mix," Harbaugh said.

Joe Flacco wasn't on top of his game for most of the season but received little help from his supporting cast. His top wide receivers in 2017 were Mike Wallace, who has one 1,000-yard season over the past six years; Jeremy Maclin, who was cut in June after one of the worst seasons of his career; and Breshad Perriman, who is looking like the biggest first-round bust in team history.

Flacco's top target at tight end was Benjamin Watson, a 37-year-old coming off an Achilles injury, and his best running back was Alex Collins, who spent training camp and the preseason with the Seattle Seahawks.

"I think if anyone looks at the needs on our team, that's where we're going to be looking to fill our roster," Harbaugh said. "I'm not giving away any secret there. Everybody in the league knows that. We have to do that."......http://www.espn.com/...sive-playmakers

 

Really, that is one weak cast of characters. Throw in what happened to the O line and Joe's back and that's how Marty kept his job.

 

Roman, as Assistant HC, now out ranks Marty.


Edited by vmax, 08 January 2018 - 04:15 PM.

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"For 17 years, we could point to No. 52 and tell the other players: 'Follow his lead. Practice like Ray practices. Prepare like Ray prepares. Be a great teammate like him,'" Ravens general manager and executive vice president Ozzie Newsome said in a release from the team. "It was our privilege to have him as a Raven. We are all better for having him here. His play on gamedays speaks for itself.

"Even in that small group who have the honor of being a Hall of Famer, Ray stands out. When you talk about the great players of all time, no matter position, he is among the greatest of the great."





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