I was on the Ravens game forum and this is what I saw.
1. Yay Cam is finally running the ball.
2. Lol I can't believe he is still running the ball while it clearly isn't working. At least people got what they wished for.
*Ray Rice runs for a touch down*
3. HAHA thats what happen when you actually stick with the run Cam. FIRE CAM.
4. Joe Flacco is currently 11/17. CANT BELIEVE HE PASSED THE BALL.
Usually I agree about some bad play calling but whenever we run and it doesn't work, or we pass and it doesn't work you guys are using 100% hindsight to say we should have done it differently. Against the Texans was a good time to complain about the run but while the playcalling may not have been superb, the decision/balance of run vs pass was fine today
I have nothing against the play calling. It isn't always the right play, but then, no coach can do that all the time, or you'd have teams that literally score a TD on every single offensive possession.
What I Have a problem with is the play designs and our pre-snap execution.
First let me address pre-snap execution: it's really mostly on the offensive linemen. It just seems like the defensive line is too frequently improperly blocked, whoever is pointing out blocking assignments is just not doing a good job, there are all too often free defensive players who can make a play whether it's in rushing the QB or in stopping the run. Second, the snap seems to be too obvious, like the defensive knows exactly when it's going to happen, and they get an instant jump on the line of scrimmage because the snap isn't disguised well. Third, we have too many pre-snap penalties (particularly false start, but also illegal formation, delay of game, and taking unnecessary time outs to avoid delay of game). Fourth, I think we are tipping our hand as to what kind of play we're going to run. It can't be a coincidence that once we get into the second quarter and beyond, the offensive just dies, and it seems like the defense has the perfect play dialed up for whatever play we're about to run every single time. Run play? They're right in there to stop it, pass play, same thing. I think we're not doing a good job of deceiving the defense.
Now, about play design: I just don't like the routes I'm seeing, and I don't think it's the execution of the receivers, I just don't think that the routes are tricky, they don't deceive the opposing secondary. The routes all seem so obvious and so easy to cover. The designs need to be improved to incorporate some moves that will make opposing defenders jump one way, when our receiver is going the other way. I watch as much football as I can, and most teams seem to have a fairly regular occurrence of receivers getting what I'll call "WIDE THE freak OPEN!", and our receivers, that just doesn't happen. Not ever. Almost every completed pass is a tight window, narrow throw, contested with a possibility of being batted down, and the receiver is tackled nearly instantly unless he makes an amazing spin or juke move like Torrey did yesterday to shed a defender, and situations where there is enough room to even make a move like that seem increasingly rare in our offense.
I think Cam doesn't have the goods to design plays that are effective at helping our receivers get open. He just can't do it, I firmly believe that. He isn't an NFL caliber offensive coordinator. His play calling can be bad, where he stubbornly refuses to adjust according to what he's seeing on the field, but even if he always got the play call right, you couldn't tell because the plays themselves aren't very good. That's what people fail to consider... The quality of the plays as they are designed and exist in the playbook. They aren't creative, they aren't effective, and they're just not NFL worthy.
Cam and the O Line coaching, that's the problem with this offensive. A coaching overhaul on offensive would do these players wonders.