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Ravens Insider and others are reporting that "The Bengals used bracket coverage to take Mason out the game and his signature routes."

 

Meaning? Fancy word for double team.

 

And what does that mean? It means two things... if Mason was double covered ALL GAME we should have known and adjusted - it should have created some openings elsewhere on the field when we spread the defense and it definitely should have created some holes for our running game. But Flacco and our run game both failed to find those weaknesses.

 

Secondly... it again tells us that the Bengals succeeded where we failed. First, we failed to neutralize Chad Johnson. Then, when we did quiet him a bit, Palmer and the Bengals were able to rip open the rest of our secondary as well as run through our front seven - with the help of some missed tackles and stupid plays.

 

Bottom Line: They simply executed. The Ravens didn't.

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Ravens Insider and others are reporting that "The Bengals used bracket coverage to take Mason out the game and his signature routes."

 

Meaning? Fancy word for double team.

 

And what does that mean? It means two things... if Mason was double covered ALL GAME we should have known and adjusted - it should have created some openings elsewhere on the field when we spread the defense and it definitely should have created some holes for our running game. But Flacco and our run game both failed to find those weaknesses.

 

Secondly... it again tells us that the Bengals succeeded where we failed. First, we failed to neutralize Chad Johnson. Then, when we did quiet him a bit, Palmer and the Bengals were able to rip open the rest of our secondary as well as run through our front seven - with the help of some missed tackles and stupid plays.

 

Bottom Line: They simply executed. The Ravens didn't.

 

 

 

Bengals have pretty much shut down B. Marshall, Jennings, Santonio, Edwards and Mason. They've taken the other teams number one receiver away all year. Yesterday just made it 5 out of 5.

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Bengals have pretty much shut down B. Marshall, Jennings, Santonio, Edwards and Mason. They've taken the other teams number one receiver away all year. Yesterday just made it 5 out of 5.

 

 

Bearcat 7777,

 

Hats off to you guys. Your team showed up yesterday. Your team has been overlooked up until now. It will be interesting to see how you guys respond as leaders of the AFCN.

 

Good luck to you the rest of the season except for next month in Cincy.

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I'm not saying the Bengals shouldn't have been able to shut down Mason... that's entirely likely and possible and good for you for doing it.

 

But if you are double-covering one man, there is a weakness somewhere else. I'm blaming the Ravens for not finding that. The Steelers, Browns, Packers... even without great days offensively all put up 20 points... no reason we couldn't as well.

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