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Jim Caldwell / Offense Week 16 Thread

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Great game called by Caldwell. We saw the use of Torrey in multiple routes, we saw Anquan over the middle a lot, a lot of routes to the flats for Pitta, and a nice WR screen that got negated by a stupid Oher penalty. Also, we saw great use of the run game.

Questionable calls were the draw on 3rd and goal (that shouldn't even happened after the stupid call by the refs)and the PA pass on the last 3rd and goal. Other than those two, great game from Jim and the offense.

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Caldwell and Pees called great games. I am amazed at how we played tonight. I thought our offense was done and the defense could get no worse but i admit when i am wrong and i was so very wrong and apologize. Joe played like Joe should play, the defense played way above the level of their talent and Ngata came to life. What about #51 Brendon. He was everywhere. I wanted to hear Upshaws name called more and Krugers as well but hey, we showed up to defend our house and i am more then ecstatic about it. Great play on every level.
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[quote name='arnie_uk' timestamp='1356309281' post='1276560']
Best game I can remember
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Agreed.... He keeps it up, we have no more problems at OC for awhile.... Now if we can hire Jim Zorn.....
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[quote name='Mr. Irrelevant' timestamp='1356309468' post='1276582']
Agreed.... He keeps it up, we have no more problems at OC for awhile.... Now if we can hire Jim Zorn.....
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Why Zorn friend, seems like Joe has found a groove and needed no hand holding. He was the QB we all knew he could be and finally it has shown through.
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I think this will make it harder for opposing defenses to game plan for us because we will breaking those Cam tendencies. We have the ability to add a few new wrinkles that hasn't been seen just in time for the playoffs. We looked like a complete offense rather than that fight for every completion offense. Joe looked the most comfortable I've seen even with pressure in his face. Oline didn't have to hold as long. Jim's playcalling allowed him to make some easy completions to get into rhythm. Hope this continues!
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[quote name='RavensMillz' timestamp='1356309609' post='1276594']
I think this will make it harder for opposing defenses to game plan for us because we will breaking those Cam tendencies. We have the ability to add a few new wrinkles that hasn't been seen just in time for the playoffs. We looked like a complete offense rather than that fight for every completion offense. Joe looked the most comfortable I've seen even with pressure in his face. Oline didn't have to hold as long. Jim's playcalling allowed him to make some easy completions to get into rhythm. Hope this continues!
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There are enough posts on Caldwell / Offense. Merging this.
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We needed that game. I think it's the best complete game we've played all year. I guess Caldwell just needed a week to settle in. And how bout Joe on that big play to Pitta?
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Absolutely tremendous game called by Caldwell. Boldin finally got to work out of the slot, Torrey did more than just run under deep balls, and we saw a good bit of Pitta, Jacoby, and of course Rice and Pierce were rolling. Great, great game by Caldwell, and excellent execution on top of that.
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That's how you play on offense! Saw a nice balance in and run and pass. It helped that they got up by a score or so, which allowed them to stay with the run.

I liked how we used our receivers. Shorter routes with YAC. I loved the play calling today. It was exciting.
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I love the way he used Pitta and utilized Pierce and I also liked the tempo. It seemed like they spread the ball to everyone. Would have liked to have seen Vonta get a try on the one yard line.
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I was impressed. Normally I can literally sit back and call or tell you about 70-80% of what the ravens are going to do next. I couldnt do that today. I didnt think he did so bad last week given the little time he had to put his offense in we just REALLY didnt execute last week.
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What i was most impressed with was the fact Caldwell made the Giants defense the offense today. They couldn't key in on what the Ravens wanted to do because the offense styed fresh.

Caldwell showed so much confidence in his QB and offense today and it showed. 3rd and long usually results in a draw or a check down to Rice or Pitta. I always viewed this as give up calls by Cam. With Jim today it didn't matter, he forced the Giants to stop his offense instead of conceding a possession.

There was a certain confidence about the offense today and I think Caldwell had a lot to do with it. Even when Oher had like 3 penalties on one drive, Caldwell stayed aggressive, he didn't just go into a shell because they got behind the sticks.

He trusted his players to make plays and they did.
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[quote name='baltravens' timestamp='1356314160' post='1276927']
The win makes the holiday that much sweeter. ...A Merry Christmas to all of the Flock!!!
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that it does! that it does! Merry Christmas to all of my Flock brothers and sisters! we got the W tonight....we're the AFC North Champs AND the steelers (and their obnoxious fans) got bounced out of the playoffs altogether! how sweet it is! lol!

~Mili
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[quote name='Militant X 1' timestamp='1356314419' post='1276950']


that it does! that it does! Merry Christmas to all of my Flock brothers and sisters! we got the W tonight....we're the AFC North Champs AND the steelers (and their obnoxious fans) got bounced out of the playoffs altogether! how sweet it is! lol!

~Mili
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Yes siiiirr!

You as well, man!
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Props! Good to see joe roll out and for us to have 2 hundred-yard rushers. This was the 2008 offense with a more experienced flacco. These plays were in the book since 2008 when cam was protecting a rookie....then cam tried to outsmart himself and was downhill since.

Flacco is made for rolling out and shotgun! Cam stopped the rolling out which was not only beneficial to flacco, but the offensive line as well!
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Rice got his, the routes were diverse and most importantly, the players executed for the most part. Kudos to Caldwell. With that said, there were numerous games over the past five seasons where Cam looked good only to look completely out of touch with the game-flow at other times.

Caldwell been on opposite ends of the spectrum in the first two games. I'm looking forward to seeing Caldwell's mettle in tighter games
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Finally a route combination/route tree that doesn't make it incredibly easy for guys to defend. That's why 3rd down was so drastically different today. Still need to go more no-huddle, but I understand why we didn't today.

Guys made plays today that they don't always make. Still a few points and 1st downs left on the field by drops or whatnot. The only lingering problem was the huge amount of offensive penalties that just so happen to negate 10+ yard plays.
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[quote name='The Raven' timestamp='1356315395' post='1277000']
Best play calling I've ever seen by a Raven OC. EVER!
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Agreed!
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I also want to bring up how well balanced the offense was today. Wasn't too pass heavy. Wasn't too run heavy. Perfect balance, in my opinion.
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Are they any words to describe Ravens' offense today? I can't cuz I'm speechless that how's Caldwell calling his unpredictable plays and Joe has all his freedom to audible and make his decision. Caldwell fully utilized his players skill set; Boldin in slot, Torrey over the top, under route, comeback routes, and short routes, Pitta deep route, middle route, side routes, Jacoby in slot, over the top and comeback route, and Rice running, crossing route and deep route. I'm just shocked that how Caldwell calls his aggressive, unpredictable playcallings; I was like the rest of Ravens fans really didn't know what's the next plays Caldwell and Joe are going to call. Every plays and routes are coming from Cam's playbook, but he is horrible at playcallings. It shows Cam genius at designing the plays but horrible at calling them. I'm glad he's gone for good.....
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Best part is we didnt get all conservative on a 14 point lead.
We played 60 minuets.

Well 58 minuets since taking a knee really isnt playing.

Point being. We never got conservative.
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I cannot emphasize how important I think this is for Flacco: early, high % passes to get him going. When he get into a rhythm early, he is money. I didn't hear it talked about too much in here, but Cam was blind to this it seemed. If you go and watch the beginning of this game, the first few passes were high %. I can only hope that was intentional.
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