Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

BR News

[News] Eisenberg: Please. Ravens Aren’t 9-2 Because Of Luck

101 posts in this topic

The Ravens’ season statistics aren’t typical of a 9-2 team. Their opponents have gained 271 more yards, generated 27 more first downs and averaged over five more minutes of ball possession per ga...

[url=http://www.baltimoreravens.com/news/article-1/Eisenberg-Please-Ravens-Aren’t-9-2-Because-Of-Luck/f90f4daa-e20b-44cd-bfc9-4f20f47f7fd9]View the full article[/url]
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I don't call it luck, I call it football. Luck didn't convert 4th and 29, Ray Rice, Boldin and Flacco did that and so on.
3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Well, Im sure all of us as Ravens fans know that but, Apparently we are the worst 9-2 team ever .. The only way we can prove we are Legit is to beat the Broncos & Giants which i know we can do.
1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
& Also, Ray is a really great player but, I feel like with his age and now coming off this injury, he is actually going to make our defense worse. He is definitely an emotional leader, but .. I dont know if he can really help our defense
-13

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
This is true, although I think the Dallas game came pretty close to luck. But on the other side of the coin, we lost the Eagle's game which we probably should have won due to outplaying them and having little league refs officiating. Some wins this year may be called ugly, but we definitely outplayed most opponents.
1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The 2012 Ravens have proven to be the true cardiac kids. Seems as though we play to just to be in it at the mid-point of the 4th quarter before focusing on the final kill shot. I'm not saying it's a bad thing necessarily, especially this year with all the good fortune we've had. Makes for a stressful 3.5 hrs though each weekend for Ravens Nation... haha.

Go Ravens! Win it any way you can!
1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
we are a good team takes more then luck to win games in the nfl.
2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I remember all the ups and downs we endured during the Super Bowl run in 2000!

This, is how we do it! I firmly believe we're beginning to reach our peak, especially on defense as we get closer!

Couldn't come at a better time in the season as Houston seems to be slipping back to earth! They are like the 1999 Titans we beat!
1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[quote name='CxM_27' timestamp='1354375644' post='1239462']
& Also, Ray is a really great player but, I feel like with his age and now coming off this injury, he is actually going to make our defense worse. He is definitely an emotional leader, but .. I dont know if he can really help our defense
[/quote]

So you're saying Ellerbie and McClain are better than Ray? Ellerbe has definitely stepped up this season, but he still makes a lot of mistakes. He still has trouble with coverage and misses tackles. McClain has been pretty solid for us, but I think what we're getting out of McClain right now is the best we're going to get. He wil always just be that solid #2 guy. Ray is still our best ILB. The only thing Ellerbe has on Ray is speed. Ellerbe is better in Blitz packages, but that's about it. Ray tackles better than both Ellerbe and McClain, reads defenses better, has better instinct, has better knowledge, and is by far the better leader.
3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
texans and falcons are lucky cmon man the guy missed the kick and before that the lions couch made that stupid call with the red flag why exist that rule?
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
@bigdaddycompton- he has all the instincts i know but, his performance hasnt beenn all that good, He doesnt cover well, and didnt really helped our Run defense. Ray has the Legacy. But i feel his name is bigger than his play
-3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
When he comes back and our defense doesnt perform as well as they have (AKA: @Chargers last year) Youll notice we are good as is.
-2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
That%u2019s just sound, solid football.
Hit hard.
Don%u2019t give anything away.
Let your defense keep you in it until something good happens.

Good things happen to great teams ...

The Baltimore Ravens are a GREAT TEAM!!!
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
@ NaveSenrag ...

Well of course we aren't wining because of luck. He plays for the Colts!!!

That is the best line I've heard all day! :-)))
1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
When we went on our SuperBowl run in 2000, and we played the Raiders in Oakland for the AFC Championship, and Dilfer hit Shannon Sharpe on a slant from DEEP in our own territory, and Sharpe took it the distance... I had a very distinct feeling that this MUST be our year. It wasn't feeling lucky, it was more like confidence in the destiny of the team that year.

Well I don't know about you all, but I had a similar feeling when we moved the chains on that 4th and 29 in San Diego last week. #RavensNation
4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[quote name='CxM_27' timestamp='1354381983' post='1239562']
When he comes back and our defense doesnt perform as well as they have (AKA: @Chargers last year) Youll notice we are good as is.
[/quote]

That San Diego game last year was a blowout because Rivers was dropping back and completing passes down field to his receivers at will. That didn't have anything to do with Ray. After that game, the defense was very good again. Ray Lewis was still leading this team in tackles by a lot before he got hurt. He will still make this defense better.
1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Look folks I have 1 Jersey #52 ! Saying that Ray does not show that same POP when he hits people or as he tries to shed a block. NO doubt there are some good hits. His speed is OK still, he lost all that weight. BUT I believe with Ray in in 1-2 downs a series, and swap the other 2 to their individual strengths. McClain Stuffing the run and Ellerbe Covering the TE and rushing the passser will keep this D improving. With a heavy Heart Ray is not a 3 down MLB any longer!
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
luck is just preparation meeting opportunity. tomorrows game is an opportunity to lock up the division, and i think they will be prepared to do it. (i know the bengals have to lose, but theres nothing the ravens can do about that on sunday.)
4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Luck is something that happens to people/teams that are prepared when an opportunity arises. We are well coached, well trained and have a ton of heart. When we pull out close wins it just shows we have more drive down the stretch than the other teams.
2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
most of the writers are bitter cynical people. one in particular is a Pats supporter who still cries about the replacement refs supposed impact on the week 3 game
1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Well put Mr. Eisenberg!! I think people like to overlook the things that the Ravens do well and the things that they have overcome, simply because they aren't popular stats. They're stats that matter, as the 9-2 record shows.
1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[quote name='jrs034' timestamp='1354375988' post='1239466']
I'll tell you who had real luck this season is the Falcons
[/quote]The Falcons would destroy us.
-9

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
John Eisenberg you play both sides of the ball in this article the Ravens are very lucky to be 9-2. I know alot of Raven fans watch these games with rose colored glasses but to say this team is not lucky sitting on 9-2 with the way they struggled against horrible teams is amazing.
-4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Remember when we were said to be "jinxed" when we played the Squealers or Patsies?

Well, we now have the personnel to beat them at any time! That ain't luck,.... that's preparation, as hugostiglitz so aptly illustrated!
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites