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#1 vmax

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 07:38 AM

They're dropping passes again....

 

 

 

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Thursday's practice was a bad one for the Ravens wide receivers. Rookie fifth-round pick Jordan Lasley had three drops, and John Brown, Willie Snead and Breshad Perriman each had passes go off their hands. Baltimore needs more consistent play from its receivers in order for the NFL's No. 29 passing attack to improve.

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Jamison Hensley
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Joe Flacco is passing the ball at a different level than the other three quarterbacks on the Ravens roster right now. He has been throwing tight spirals and showing good touch on deep throws into tight coverage. On Thursday, Flacco connected with Chris Moore and Breshad Perriman on downfield passes and he should have had another big completion if not for a Perriman drop. Flacco looks healthy and leaner than previous years.

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I can't believe I beat papa to the punch with this one.


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An airtight defense can get the Ravens to the playoffs, but the Flacco who showed up Sunday resembled the one who led the franchise to its last Super Bowl berth. He was the one who coaches and teammates, all preseason long, had said was capable of this.


#2 papasmurfbell

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 10:55 AM

Just as I expected.


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#3 tsylvester

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 11:04 AM

Of those mentioned it is par for the course, a major reason they are players for the Ravens...
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#4 papasmurfbell

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 11:19 AM

:thumbup:


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#5 vmax

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 06:19 AM

Here's another perspective......

 

 

 

In fact, I came away thinking it was a strong outing for the group overall, and some players had excellent individual days. Here’s why:

­The Ravens had 86 pass attempts with three drops during the competitive portion of practice, according to my colleague Garrett Downing. Zero drops would be best, but three of 86 is isn’t bad.
Yes, Lasley had consecutive early drops, but it was during the warmup portion of practice, which is when receivers are specifically honing new elements of their technique. A drop’s a drop, and you never want to have one, even in warmups, but the “game” carries more weight. In this case, the “game” is the competitive potion of practice, which is when Lasley had nine catches.
Snead dropped one during the competitive portion, but he also had one of the better overall practices of the group with eight receptions. He did a good job out of the slot, finding soft spots in the defense between linebackers and safeties. Outside of Crabtree, Snead is one of the savvier receivers that knows what he’s doing, and he seems to be creating a bit of an early rapport with quarterback Joe Flacco. “Willie Snead was a frequent target,” wrote Russell Street Report’s Ken McKusick. “After an early drop, he settled in and seemed to regularly find a hole in zone defense.”

Breshad Perriman’s day was a mixed bag. He had one deep pass bounce off his hands and also hauled in four catches, including a touchdown. “Amid all the fresh faces, 2015 No. 1 pick Breshad Perriman has become something of a forgotten man, written off by many Ravens fans as a bust after his dismal 2017,” wrote The Baltimore Sun’s Childs Walker. “But he also made several deep catches Thursday, flashing the speed that tantalized so many evaluators in the first place.” Speaking of Perriman’s speed … Defensive Backs Coach Chris Hewitt yelled at rookie corner Anthony Averett, “Hey Anthony, I thought you ran 4.3,” after he was beaten on a vertical route by Perriman, according to McKusick.
Chris Moore wasn’t mentioned in Hensley’s tweet, although he was in another one of his posts, and the third-year player easily had the play of the day. He may have even had the top two plays of the day. On the first, Moore got a step on cornerback Brandon Carr and hauled in a diving one-handed catch about 40 yards down field. On the second, he made a leaping grab in the end zone that drew praise from his teammates, including Snead who bowed to Moore after the play.....https://www.baltimor...-still-trash-ta

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An airtight defense can get the Ravens to the playoffs, but the Flacco who showed up Sunday resembled the one who led the franchise to its last Super Bowl berth. He was the one who coaches and teammates, all preseason long, had said was capable of this.


#6 oldno82

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 01:48 PM

We'll find out in pre-season which I am impatiently awaiting.


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Martindale will bring pressure from anywhere on the field under any situation. He has the psyche of former Ravens defensive coordinator Rex Ryan. He doesn’t give a damn because his style rules.





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