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[News] 5 Questions For A Jim Caldwell Offense

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A look at the different factors that go into a change at offensive coordinator.

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jim caldwell helped lead the colts to a super bowl... cam cameron helped lead the dolphins to one of the worst seasons in NFL history... just sayin
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Ray Rice will be moving the chains as Caldwell is no dummy. He will get Ray his touches via run and pass.

Can't wait !!!
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Anything will be better than what we were putting out there under Cameron. And I like the element of surprise at home against Denver, who won't know how to plan for us this week
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Only thing with Ray rice and Cam was that Cam always called plays to get Ray through the center and guard which I hated. Ray has always been better cutting back to the outside behind the tackles and TE's. Pierce would be more of a guy I would run down the middle cause he is a lot bigger and can really keep his legs turning when those big DL get on him. More Sweeps and outside runs for Ray will instantly make us better. A lot more Zone rushing (it was working in Washington) but cam got away from the zone scheme. I think we are about to see a lot of no-huddle and quick tempo offense for the last three games and also a lot more quick short and intermediate throws to help with flaccos release. This move can only make us better. (I hope)
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if he calls plays on 3rd down where the WR actually runs a route that will get enough yards to make it...he will be a vast improvement over Cam. Tired of seeing 3rd and 8 and all the WR's run 5 yard button hooks/ins and outs....moronic.
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Offensive Coordinators are not born, they ger their "bones' on the job! Let Jim Caldwell be the "Figurehead O.C.-by-committee" this season and if he does well, fine,.... or, until such time as Norv Turner decides to send his kids to Mid-Atlantic schools at season's end! *wink*

Jim will still make Joe E-Lite better, Turner will make the whole Offense better!
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when ray rice has 20 carries a game we have a much higher winning percentage. Then that's when you can take Torrey deep, but you have to keep teams honest with screens, crossers, and hitches.
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maybe, just maybe, for this next game... caldwell should be helping on the D side of the ball... i mean who knows mr manning more than him from our staff
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How about replacing Oher on the left side with the guy who did the job last year at a much better level. If changes are going to be made let's not forget he let both end rushers open shots at Flacco the last two weeks causing strip sacks which led to the points by the opposing team that got the opposing team back in the game. Protect Flacco and give him time and the offense will shine. The decisions about the O-line cost us more than anything else this year. Flacco is a pocket passer, pocket passers need at least 6 blockers on every play and the remaining receivers need to learn how to get separation and catch the darn ball.
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Im sick of the vanilla flavor. I cant stand anything vanilla no more, icecream,sundaes, nothing i want a lil of everything now open this offense up change the philosophy and rally together around caldwell communicate better and come together as a offense!
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One more question who plans to fix the o-line with yanda out birk is starting to get pushed around ,,,,,,again and michael oher is getting blown up .Reid is turning into a penaalty machine I think joe is going to handle his business might help if the online get there busniess in gear
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I think with yanda out we will see a return of mckinnie fat or not he is needed esp with yanda out .
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Cameron had a lot to do with the Oline playing bad as well. If you are going to run a play action 7-step drop pass, its probably not the best idea to leave your blind side tackle on an island with the opposing team's best pass rusher. Hopefully Caldwell will chip with a TE/RB on those plays going forward. Not making an excuse for Oher's average play, but Mckinnie is an old garbage tackle who won't even be on the roster next year.
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Caldwell can tbe any worse than Cameron was, period! All I want to see is something other than the basic vanilla plays that we have used for the past 4 years.
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[quote name='Purple&Black' timestamp='1355241952' post='1257875']
when ray rice has 20 carries a game we have a much higher winning percentage. Then that's when you can take Torrey deep, but you have to keep teams honest with screens, crossers, and hitches.
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Good point and in my opinion was the final straw for Cam. We were having success running the ball and we still managed to get Torrey the only once? This happened after a week that Rice didn't receive a touch in the fourth quarter. You can't continue to lose games and when you look at the stats your 2 playmakers don't receive touches.
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I think you will see a more up-tempo game and alot more no-huddle trying to keep Flacco in a steady rhythm and the rest of the offense on the same page.Cameron just killed that on offense when the ravens were flowing Cam always pulled back for reasons I could never understand and I think thats where the disconnect was between him and Flacco and the rest of the offense.
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I'm happy that Caldwell isn't Cam.

But I also realize that Peyton could likely win ~12 games on his own with a scarecrow holding a clipboard as his coach. Caldwell inherited a really good team that Dungy built. And left that team with a record almost as bad as Cam's Dolphins.

I'd love to see the offense suddenly become a top-10 offense. But I'd be happy to see the offense become more consistent, move the ball, use up the clock, and score points. If Caldwell can do that, great. I he can't do that, then I hope we find someone who can next year.
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Gotta love these groundbreaking questions. (So do you plan on using what they call a "forward pass?") ("Are you a boxers guy, or do you prefer briefs?")
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berkely raven you forgot to mention that caldwell lost manning in the entire last season and didn't have a really good backup. Nor did you mention that he also was mannings qb coach during mannings best years. nuff said.
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I've been wondering why we use Torrey Smith the way we do. Just because he is blazing fast doesn't mean we have to send him on deep routes. I actually think opposing defenses would have a fit if we fed him the ball on more short routes and let him make a guy or two miss.

I really like the sound of running WR screens to Torrey more often. The Steelers and Skins have success with these screens and we have Anquan "so strong" Boldin who can throw up blocks outside the numbers better than more wide receivers. Plus when opposing defenses start expecting these plays, they are more likely to press, which can be risky against guys as fast as Torrey and as strong as Boldin.

Just something I would like to see more of :)
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Berkeley_Raven, I was scant milli-seconds from hitting the Plus until I saw the "left the team" part of your statement! Yes, Dungy built the team and yes, Caldwell took over but you failed to mention that Peyton Manning wasn't playing for that vaunted offense!

Now, I am certain that Jim Caldwell is savvy enough to see that, right now, Joe E-Lite can't carry Peyton's cleats, so he is tasked, right now, with getting input from his staff and creating game plans to beat Denver and Cincy!

We'd love to "run the table" but we can survive losing to Ely because he's NFC but not to an AFC team! 11 and 5 as AFC-North Champs ain't too shabby!
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Caldwell has been here long enough to witness Cam's piss poor play calling firsthand and i believe that he has learned more of what "NOT" to do and therefore, knowing "WHAT" to do (in order for the offense to be successful) should come relatively easy for him. remember, he has Joe, Rice, and Q to lean on. i believe that these guys will step it up big time in order to help Caldwell be successful as our new O.C. let the no huddle revolution begin! lol!

~Mili
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As long as Flacco is happy and has his no huddle offense I think we will do great!! Caldwell is qualified and a good coach, he has will now have to step up! #Istillbelieve
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Even handicapped with the loss of Peyton, and being stuck with Kerry Collins, Orlovsky, and Painter (who was almost our #3 QB, and looking a lot better than he did in blue), Caldwell should have mustered out more than 2 wins. He benefited as much, if not more, from his relationship with Peyton.

I'd love to see Caldwell turn Joe into the second coming of Johnny U. But I won't be disappointed if it doesn't happen.
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Seriously all we need on Offense is a better O-LINE darn-it. Oher is not a " blind side " blocker , his push offs arnt good. .. Just not happy with our offensive line play at all. excluding yanda.
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