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#1 BR News

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 11:13 AM

Outsiders have given up hope, but the Ravens defense says it will get back to being great.

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#2 YYZ66

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 11:31 AM

The D better improve if we want to go anywhere in the playoffs......

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 11:32 AM

I really doubt that we will get back to "Great" but i do think we can get back to at least respected.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:01 PM

it will take 2 solid drafts and a def coord. that can run the organized chaos to get us back to a top 3 defense

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:12 PM

Promises, promises and some more promises.

What about some production instead?

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:25 PM

Upshaw is young and growing
Mcphee getting healthy and still growing
Ngata... getting healthy
Jimmy...learning and growing
Ellerbee... still learning and growing
Krueger... same
McClellan... same
McClain...same

make no mistake about it we have the personal... but we are having some grwoing pains...
but as the growth is happening...we will continue to get better!

Infact... I think that defensively the best is yet to come for this young team!




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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:35 PM

I'm getting tired of hearing about communicating. These guys have been together so long they should know when each other is going to fart. Can we say the talent isn't there? At this point thats my take. Free agency, injuries, age have taken it's tole on us. I just don't think the "the next man up" has the talent to make us the caliber team we need to be.

#8 bioLarzen

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:41 PM

Upshaw is young and growing
Mcphee getting healthy and still growing
Ngata... getting healthy
Jimmy...learning and growing
Ellerbee... still learning and growing
Krueger... same
McClellan... same
McClain...same

make no mistake about it we have the personal... but we are having some grwoing pains...
but as the growth is happening...we will continue to get better!

Infact... I think that defensively the best is yet to come for this young team!


The real danger is that by the time they'd mature and gel into a great D, many of them may be playing somewhere else...

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#9 bioLarzen

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:42 PM

These guys have been together so long they should know when each other is going to fart.


Well, Joe certainly knows when Matt farts :D

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:49 PM

Im glad SOME of these fans dont speak for me! Personnaly, I like watching the Defense "Persevere" through this season the Ups and the Downs! Show's the growth and they are gonna perform for Ray because they know he will be watching if he isnt on the sidelines! Just when you thought the Defense was down "BOOM"! Black and Purple! And, now the Offense can return the favor, since the Defense been Covering their So and So for I dont know how long! No Dis, just keepin It 100!

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:50 PM

I agree, quit saying we need to fix something.....start fixing...




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Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:11 PM

yea we need alot of improvement if we wanna go deep into the playoffs and have a shot at playing in the superbowl. i really think it was our year last year and we blew it not nearly as confident this year that we got a shot.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:39 PM

it will take 2 solid drafts and a def coord. that can run the organized chaos to get us back to a top 3 defense


Nope, one more draft and everyone being healthy. Defensive coordinator is so-so.
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:21 PM

Its gonna come down a huge change .. Dean Pees

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:44 PM

CxM_27: You are so right about Dean Pees. I hear a lot of complaining about Cam, but how anybody can take a top-ranked defense and turn it into a bottom-dwelling defense in 8 games is absolutely beyond me. Better for all of us if he stayed home on Sundays.

Are we positive that he wasn't planted in Baltimore by Bill Belichick to sabotage our D?

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:59 PM

We are 6-2, but if you look ahead to our schedule...as a football fan i could easily see us struggling a lot. If we don't play good defense and play all around good football, we could easily finish 8-8....we have to get better. The steelers are a lot better than we are right now, and im not afraid to admit that even though im a die hard Ravens fan.




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Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:39 PM

I'm more worried about Carson beating us through the air than the running game of Oak. They are down to back-ups of back-ups for running backs. I hope we're better in the coverage area this Sun. I see a good win coming if Oak. implodes and can't pass the ball. Otherwise, it's the home-field adv. that's gonna earn the win. 12th Man rules in Balt.

#18 jrs034

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:50 PM

as long as they constantly force turnover limit the big plays and don't give up to many TD's yards are a meaningless stat

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 04:12 PM

All season harbs has been saying things will get fixed...show us

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 04:27 PM

Here we go with the communication thing again.