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[News] Torrey Smith's Big Plays Spark Offense

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The second-year receiver came up with key catches in the second half and overtime.

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As someone correctly observed on another thread and was aptly shown yesterday, Torrey is far more dangerous taking a high percentage, shorter pass and running after catch than he is streaking for a one-out-of-four deep completion!

Likewise, Joe said about deep balls, it's often,... "throw deep and hope"!

Sportscaster and former Charger QB Dan Fouts observed that: "The Ravens have the tools" but said the play-calling [read: game calling] "... lacks creativity"!

He played for Cam,................... ijs
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I remember when a lot of fans were ready to dismiss him in last year's pre-season....not me then, and certainly not now!! What an offensive "pro-bowl" type player he is to our team!!! Love Torrey!!
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Boldin blowing up those 2 defenders on RR insane run was the play of the game.....
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That was a very hard catch to make as well, as a point of reference I've seen Wes Welker drop a few like that.
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I said it before and I'll say it again. Torrey Smith deserves to be Player of the Year because of his committment to keep playing for his brother. In addition, Ray Rice should be No. 2 because of that RIDICULOUS 30 yd reception in overtime.
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I knew once our Offense started incorporating slants, rubs, drags, and crossing routes, good things would happen. Why we waited until 8 minutes left in the 4th to do so, is beyond me. I will take it though. It was pretty obvious how successful our Offense became when we started using the middle for passes.

If we keep doing that, I wont have as much to fuss at Cam for!
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I loved Torrey's play in this game! He finally started to show that he trusts his ability to make plays after the catch. You have skills kid! Trust those skills and make plays for us! I can't wait to see how he develops once he is 100% confident in what he can do and what he is capable of.
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This was a great draft pick. His tremendous ability to go for and catch the ball. Between Torrey and Ray Rice (Ray actually ran 60 yards on the play to gain 30 yards gamesaver) I am so proud of them both.
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Give Norv Turner an Offensive Coordinator's contract in February! He'll be available!

Cam? He can test the FA coaches' market!
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[quote name='Gashman' timestamp='1353951480' post='1234790']
I knew once our Offense started incorporating slants, rubs, drags, and crossing routes, good things would happen. Why we waited until 8 minutes left in the 4th to do so, is beyond me. I will take it though. It was pretty obvious how successful our Offense became when we started using the middle for passes.

If we keep doing that, I wont have as much to fuss at Cam for!
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I agree. But what I dont get is why Cam waits so long to do what he should be doing from jump. We always pull out these type of plays only when we have too. But if we played like that all game we may not always have to fight to win in the first place. Its like he brings these plays out of a secret vault at times. I just dont get it. The Steelers have been usuing Mike Wallace like this since he began his career . Cam has to actually use his talent to their potential all game and not only in "secret mode" time.
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Im just over here sitting back and thinking how sick out offesne could really be if the guys were used right. Lets be honest. We can just start with our tight ends. Imagine getting Pitta and Dickson rolling in a game. Who could really stop those guys? Out offensive potential is limitless at times but we barely even scratch the surface. Cam please come out of your comfort zone and let the wings fly. At times Cam's lack of creativity holds us back. This is the time for him to really earn his stripes and get everybody invloved.
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Torrey is exceeding all expectations. And Give Cam some credit, as stubborn as he is, he is making adjustments. No one is blaming the O line coach for giving up 5 sacks and all the pressure Joe has been facing all year. Who knows what we would look like if Joe had a half second more time each drop back.
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the catch by torrey and the 4th and 29 play was just flat out incredible, especially the 4th down...if anquan had given up on that play it was game over...usually he makes some clutch 1st down catches to keep us in it, but the effort on that play from rice and boldin...talk about nailbiter.
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ravens will have to start looking at using some other guys, because teams are going to start doubling up on Torrey...he not just a mike wallace type that just runs deep routes, he can kill you on the right slant play and short hook routes too...glad to see doss in the mix...we need a little better pocket to have time for some double moves.
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We need to get all our players in involves more often! From Boldin, Smith, Jomes, Pitta , Dickson, Rice, and even Leach and get a couples of plays to Doss! Go Ravens!
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We should have been running these drags and slants all year with Torrey, this is what he can do. He took a 5 yard drag 60 yards. We need to get this really involved in our offense with all of our recievers.
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We win the Division as early as this upcoming week with a win over Pittsburgh and a Cincy loss! Go Ravens and just win even if ugly as hell!
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yes please!!! Doss and Pitta everyone by now should know about their hands... we should bunch Boldin, Doss and Pitta together... someone among those three would come down with the ball.. and place Jacoby and Torrey on the left on streaks someone like Doss with enough speed/strenght/catch should be able to catch a seam or slant route and rack up massive yards after the catch...

am just saying use your talents CAM use ur talents!!!! gee.
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Please use Torrey more on crossing patterns and drag routes, I know we love going on the deep 9 routes to him, but once we get the ball in his hands hes a threat to take it to the house anywhere on the field.
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[quote name='Mystigo_Dragon' timestamp='1353950530' post='1234760']
As someone correctly observed on another thread and was aptly shown yesterday, Torrey is far more dangerous taking a high percentage, shorter pass and running after catch than he is streaking for a one-out-of-four deep completion!

Likewise, Joe said about deep balls, it's often,... "throw deep and hope"!

Sportscaster and former Charger QB Dan Fouts observed that: "The Ravens have the tools" but said the play-calling [read: game calling] "... lacks creativity"!

He played for Cam,................... ijs
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Actually Fouts predates Cam with the Chargers. Cam's QBs on the Chargers were Brees and Rivers and I believe they had 3 seasons above .500 and 2 playoff appearences during his tenure. Cam does have the distinction of beating the Ravens in 2007 as the head coach of Miami when they won 1 game!?!?

Cam seems to have a hard time deciding when to go deep and when to go for 1st downs. We have playmakers who can get yards but only if they get the ball in their hands. Rice once again demonstraed what he can do in space. Smith's speed is much more dangerous when he's not having to go for jump balls. Boldin will catch almost anything near him. We have too too many weapons to be so inconsistent. Yesterday Flacco threw a jump ball fade route to Smith in the corner of the endzone when he was double covered and Boldin was uncovered in the middle of the field just outside of the endzone!?!? Seems like Flacco doesn't go through any progressions and forces balls to a predetermined receiver!!??

At any rate, short high percentage passes generate 1st downs and 1st downs generate momentum and momentum generates points and keeps the defense fresh. Hopefully Ben will still be hobbled and the D will continue to improve because Washington, Denver and the Giants can put points on the board. We should be able to beat the squeelers at home without much trouble but Washington is a trap game for sure. Winning out at home will help to legitamize our record and put us on a roll for the playoffs.
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When I saw 5 wideouts, I got all excited! This was the formula the Packers used against the Texans. Note to Cam: If it worked, KEEP DOING IT!
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Sometime back, being the hardcore and very passionate Ravens fan that I am, I went off on our coaches saying they were doing a terrible job with the talent we have.

After putting together 4 straight wins I now say that I was very wrong. Our team has gotten better every week. McClain has done a good job stepping in for the God Father #RayLewis. Our DC is doing a great job putting our players in the right places to make plays. Cary Williams is doing a good job. Every player on our defensive line is playing better. Our team is 9 and 2 and are in second place in the AFC.

Good job Team. Great job coaches.

Cam Cameron.. keep up the good work. Now take us to the Superbowl.
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