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Time Of Possesion - Does It Have Effect On Our Game?


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#1 DocMartin

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 02:26 PM

Have you wonder why we have so many players injured and banged up on Defense? In most of the games this season Ravens Defense has been playing well over 30 minutes, sometimes 40 minutes a game. What do we need to do?
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If you poke somebody's eyeball out, you get a a 15-yard penalty.

If you make "contact" with the receiver, it could be 60 yards

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Makes a lot of sense.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 02:29 PM

I'm assuming the no huddles and muddle huddles have an impact on the numbers, but I'm still surprised that we're dead last in offensive TOP.
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 02:30 PM

Two things need to be done.

The defense needs to help itself out and get some stops.

The offense needs to do more to win the TOP battle. This means fewer 3 and outs.
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 03:49 PM

We knew the defense would struggle some and the offense would have to carry the burden but right now neither is doing anything to stop the bleeding. I feel like the offense stalls early causing the defense to become gassed which leads to the problems we are having. The offense needs to maintain balance between the run and pass within reason. The game in Houston got out of hand quickly due in part to the offense not moving the chains and pinning us into bad spots. We need the offense to start quicker or attempt to want to keep our injury plagued defense off the field.
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 04:26 PM

Run. The. Ball. We should be running it at least once every 3 downs. There is no reason we shouldn't be. Ray rice is a stud, feed him the ball
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 05:06 PM

Run. The. Ball. We should be running it at least once every 3 downs. There is no reason we shouldn't be. Ray rice is a stud, feed him the ball

I am with this man. What a better way for the offensive line to mesh and gel. You know, we need it for the switches, changes, and tweeks on the OL that have taken place the first part of this season. Oh well, I guess I am the only one who wants a new OC, too. We need someone who understands our offensiven personnel better; we need someone who understands that Ray Rice is a sure-fire way to reach a Super Bowl.

Edited by baltravens, 02 November 2012 - 05:52 PM.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 05:15 PM

When you have a weak defense as we have then the time of possession means everything. We need to keep the opposing offense off of the field because we cannot stop any decent running or passing attack.

Controlling the ball is the only chance we have to win a road game. I know Suggs is coming back strong but he does not have the supporting cast he had before to fill gaps etc. From here on out it will be hard fought to keep even a .500 record. 2 games against the Steelers who wre finding their stride, Chargers, Redskins, Denver and the Giants. We will be lucky to end the season at 8-8.

I know it is just 3 wins past this point but tell me who are the wins against ? Browns, raiders and Who else ?
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 07:10 PM

Two things need to be done.

The defense needs to help itself out and get some stops.

The offense needs to do more to win the TOP battle. This means fewer 3 and outs.


yes yes and yes.

That in a nut shell is the major issue this season.

Knowing that is the really easy part.
Solving that is just a wee bit more difficult.
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 12:46 AM

Run. The. Ball. We should be running it at least once every 3 downs. There is no reason we shouldn't be. Ray rice is a stud, feed him the ball

Amen X 1,000,000.

After we were trailing Houston 16-3 - NOT AN INSURMOUNTABLE LEAD - we had 43 Offensive plays. Cam called 38 passes and 5 runs.

All the Texan pass-rushers had to do was pin their ears back and rush Flacco - they didn't respect the run, because we only ran 11% of the time.

Indianstick, you should get an opportunity to be our Offensive Coordinator... ;)
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 07:20 AM

Amen X 1,000,000.

After we were trailing Houston 16-3 - NOT AN INSURMOUNTABLE LEAD - we had 43 Offensive plays. Cam called 38 passes and 5 runs.

All the Texan pass-rushers had to do was pin their ears back and rush Flacco - they didn't respect the run, because we only ran 11% of the time.

Indianstick, you should get an opportunity to be our Offensive Coordinator... ;)

OK. He is our new OC and you could then take Ozzie's place.lol

Edited by Thepeas, 03 November 2012 - 09:01 AM.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 08:28 AM

This is why the no-huddle needs to go.
Our D will improve.
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 12:04 PM

OK. He is our new OC and you could then take Ozzie's place.lol


I wonder why more people from this site do not send in their resume...
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:16 PM

I think it's pretty impressive that our O has been somewhat productive despite the super sloped TOP. I'm just looking at the silver lining of a very dark cloud.
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:17 PM

No huddle + 3&out : a killer way to lose the game fast
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 03:03 PM

I have no clue how we are 5-2 when we are in the bottom of the league in TOP.
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 07:00 PM

The Ravens are 22nd in both offensive 3rd down conversions (35%) and defensive third down stops (42%). If those two percentages were switched, I'd be much more confident.
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 05:08 PM

After I saw this thread, I really was paying attention to TOP in this game and this was the final TOP for the Ravens and Browns.

Ravens: 31:32
Browns: 28:28

Which means the Ravens had the ball for 3:04 longer than the Browns. While it's great that our Defense wasn't on the field for 30 minutes or longer that still is a lot of time for our defense to be on the field. They need to slow down a bit and try to take as much time off the clock as possible when on offense.
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 05:16 PM

I am still of the opinion that our defense is as responsible for TOP as the offense. The defense is the one letting the Browns have those long drives.
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 05:19 PM

The over all TOP might a bit misleading though.

I would like to see the TOP for the second and third quarter. We had WAY too many three and outs in a row. Our D was looking exhausted at some points in time.
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 05:22 PM

The over all TOP might a bit misleading though.

I would like to see the TOP for the second and third quarter. We had WAY too many three and outs in a row. Our D was looking exhausted at some points in time.


Maybe our offense gets "cold" standing around while our defense lets the Browns run 5+ minutes off the clock.
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