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Harbs finally got around to putting our best offensive line out there. McKinnie at LT, K.O. at LG, Birk at C, Yanda RG and Ohrer RT. Preston (and I) has been clamoring for this all year. WTF took him so long?

 

Even the offensive line players are saying its the best configuration.

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Ellerbe had a pretty awful game yesterday. Missed tackles and bad angles.

 

Honestly, I don't have a problem with coaches having "dog houses." If you've ever coached or taught (or in my case, both), there's a fine line between doing what's best for the team on a weekly basis and doing what's best in the long-run. You can start a player to win a game, but lose the long-run battle about player respect and expectations. It's hard to know where that line is, but it's easy be too lenient. How many guys get to play when they show up out of shape before everyone is out of shape? And then add in the other complication: McKinney has earned his way out of the dog house, but his replacement has been working hard and, even if not playing perfectly, earning his spot. You can bet there are teammates rooting for that guy to keep his job.

 

It's easy to say Harbs was too tough. But what about next week or next year when no one respects that you have to show up on time, in shape ...?

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Ellerbe had a pretty awful game yesterday. Missed tackles and bad angles.

 

I didn't see the same thing with Ellerbe. I thought he was fast and disruptive as he usually is. And wasn't that Ellerbe that had deep pressure on Luck that forced the intentional grounding? I love his play because he makes the Defense so much better. I just hate that he's always hurt.

 

As for the Oline, WTF took him so long indeed? Harbs always talked about playing our best 5...well I can't believe that Bobby Williams was ever at any point in the season a better option and he started at least 2 games. I trust Harbs' judgement on personnel so Mckinney must have really @#$# up to not see the field for most of the regular season.

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With the exception of Osemele, this is the line that almost took them to the Super Bowl.

I love it. :gorave:

The majority of teams in the NFL would be too scared to make the changes that the Ravens have made coming down the stretch and into the playoffs.

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Ellerbe had a pretty awful game yesterday. Missed tackles and bad angles.

 

Honestly, I don't have a problem with coaches having "dog houses." If you've ever coached or taught (or in my case, both), there's a fine line between doing what's best for the team on a weekly basis and doing what's best in the long-run. You can start a player to win a game, but lose the long-run battle about player respect and expectations. It's hard to know where that line is, but it's easy be too lenient. How many guys get to play when they show up out of shape before everyone is out of shape? And then add in the other complication: McKinney has earned his way out of the dog house, but his replacement has been working hard and, even if not playing perfectly, earning his spot. You can bet there are teammates rooting for that guy to keep his job.

 

It's easy to say Harbs was too tough. But what about next week or next year when no one respects that you have to show up on time, in shape ...?

 

It has been pretty well stated that he had a good game. Yeah bencha guy for a game or two, but for seasons?

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OK....come out with it and make your friggn'n point.

You want Harbaugh fired right?

Or are you just trying to start a list of why he's the problem with the Ravens?

 

Take a good hard look at the HC candidates out there who are looking for work. It's one sorry lot to pick from. Damn good thing the Ravens are not looking for one.

 

You do not lead your team to the playoffs for 5 straight years by putting your ego in front of the teams best interests. They'd quit on you...like the Brownies on Bitch Davis.

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I would take Arians so fast. Fewell would be strongly considered. McCoy in Denver. That is 3 right off the top of my head.

 

The grass is always greener with you Papa.

 

I don't see what the big deal is with McCoy either. Manning makes OCs look good.

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Arians is 76 years old, what are you giving him a year and a half contract?..

 

Also the proof is in the pudding where the problem was..Cam Cameron..He stalled Drew Brees' production, and he stalled Joes' production..Cam with Joe went dump off to the back, or bomb to Torrey Smith...Look what Caldwell did sunday, he utilized Quan!!!!!

 

Harbs is safe, our season is far from over, yes we have a tough task at hand but look at the end of the tunnel..NE for the AFCCG...REVENGE MATCH!!!!!!!!!!!

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The grass is always greener with you Papa.

 

I don't see what the big deal is with McCoy either. Manning makes OCs look good.

So Tebow makes OC's look good too?

 

Arians is 76 years old, what are you giving him a year and a half contract?..

 

Also the proof is in the pudding where the problem was..Cam Cameron..He stalled Drew Brees' production, and he stalled Joes' production..Cam with Joe went dump off to the back, or bomb to Torrey Smith...Look what Caldwell did sunday, he utilized Quan!!!!!

 

Harbs is safe, our season is far from over, yes we have a tough task at hand but look at the end of the tunnel..NE for the AFCCG...REVENGE MATCH!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Arians is what in his 50's?

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You bench a guy for 2 games, sure. But is he in shape? Does he understand the problem? Is he game ready? What about the guy playing in his place... if he's working his ass off and doing an alright job, does he lose out to the other guy who was lazy as hell?

 

I still argue the long-term picture matters. Not that Harbs was right, just that it's hard to know the when the right time is and what the long-term consequences will be. Based on all we know about McKinney - specially based on his history in Minnesota and how we got him the first place - maybe he needed 16 games to understand that this team is willing to move on without him.

 

Again, go coach a competitive team (a little above rec league even), and tell me how easy it is to walk that line. Sure, I want kid X to swim for me because we will do better in the relay... huge deal. But as soon as everyone else knows that you can act like kid X and still get to swim, well, there goes the ballgame. So how long do I hold kid X out? He behaved well for a week... does that earn him the spot? His replacement also did well, in fact, behaved better and improved his performance. But now he gets benched because jackass decided to be nice for a week? Justice!

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