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Dean Pees New Look Defense

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Much improved agressive blitzing defense.

Kudos to Dean for getting our D to finally look like a real Ravens defense.

The Zone D had to go, it cost us several games.
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[quote name='black blood purple passion' timestamp='1356319020' post='1277187']
Couldn't watch the whole game....saw Haloti's MONSTER sack though...that was a game changer, they were getting some momentum and Haloti haulted it. Who got the other sacks?
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BA and Omar Brown.
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[quote name='Ngata Chance' timestamp='1356319536' post='1277210']
BA and Omar Brown.
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nice nice, and Ellerbe should have had one too, that was beautifully timed. But OMAR BROWN GOT ONE?!?! Love this guy, he's a baller I don' t know what it is but the kid's like shakespeare he just keeps making plays!
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Posted · Hidden by Ravensfan23, December 24, 2012 - trying to bypass profanity filter · Report post

Two things I like.
1) Ravens clinching the division
2) Big Ben picking his sorry [email="a@#ss"]a@#ss[/email] off the ground.
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These defense isn't different, they are just more comfortable now, which leads to more confident play. I remember earlier in the season fans bashed Pees for calling the DB blitz alot, now it's a big part of the D.

As I said before, it's tough to implement a new Defense 3 years in the a row and not expect growing pains, especially with some many young guys and new players. These guys are just more comfortable with the calls, and much like we say about the OC, Pees is getting more comfortable with his players and how to use them.

The biggest thing today was the offense staying on the field on 3rd downs and allowed the D to stay fresh. Every time the defense got a stop, the offense answered.
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You have to respect the work Pees has put into this defense all season long. With all the injuries on defense and the changes he had to make (a lot of them unpopular) and the criticism he had to face having to follow Pagano. Respect.
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Getting Ellerbe back helped a LOT. Chykie Brown (except for the TD) and Corey Graham played really well, and Cary Williams played good too (except for the long bomb to Randle? i think Cary was covering him, not too sure) Ihedigbo played very well too, he was all over the field. Even Cody finally stepped it up a little. I was very impressed with our defense today. It helped that our offense executed today on 3rd down, which kept the defense fresh.
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This game wasnt necessarily a change in Pees philosophy, I think it was more Pees showing great effort to adapt and make the best out of what he has to work with.

Obviously we havent been getting the most out of our pass rushers this season, today he took care of that by utilizing creative blitzes. As a result, James Ihedigbo got pressure on several occasions, and Omar Brown even had a sack.

The pressure allowed our secondary to hold up much better this week, and Nicks, Cruz, and the other WRs had little time to separate from the defenders. Save for that late TD by Hixon, the secondary played a very good game.

Plus getting Ellerbe back was a big shot in the arm for the run defense. David Wilson had that well blocked TD run, but besides that we played the run very well.

It was a very good game defensively.
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When the offense can stay on field like we have tonight, you give the time to use our defense in full burst every play.

Im not sure how many times Eli manning was hurried and sacked, but our defense put them out 3&out quick and often. Then our offense did what they are suppose to do and stayed on field all night.
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[quote name='Ravenseconbeast' timestamp='1356324433' post='1277379']
When the offense can stay on field like we have tonight, you give the time to use our defense in full burst every play.

Im not sure how many times Eli manning was hurried and sacked, but our defense put them out 3&out quick and often. Then our offense did what they are suppose to do and stayed on field all night.
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That's true as well. Our offense controlled the ball, and the defense stayed rested.
When that happens, it's incredible to watch what happens.
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Without a doubt the defense was in a 34 more often, Jones and Tyson did a very good job stuffing the run game. The Ravens defense has always been about stopping the run and getting teams into 2nd and third and long. Also Ed Reed and the DBs played their positions and didn't cheat or guess, they held their assignments.
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Ozzie, Biscotti, or FO never fires any coach who just got yesterday job; best example is Cam who wandered around Ravens' locker room for 5yrs....I know Pees' resume as DC is outstanding, so it is what Pees' defense look like when our key players are healthy.....That's only less than 50% of our superstars healthy, and if all of our stars are healthy, Pees' defense will nearly get to the 2000 defense meter...
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[quote name='FreckleNate' timestamp='1356326101' post='1277439']
Couldn't watch much of the game because of work but I was curious on how Omar looked, did he get a lot of plays?
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He looked good on special teams, but I don't think he saw much defense except for the sack.
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[quote name='AsianRice' timestamp='1356325834' post='1277435']
Ozzie, Biscotti, or FO never fires any coach who just got yesterday job; best example is Cam who wandered around Ravens' locker room for 5yrs....I know Pees' resume as DC is outstanding, so it is what Pees' defense look like when our key players are healthy.....That's only less than 50% of our superstars healthy, and if all of our stars are healthy, [b][u]Pees' defense will nearly get to the 2000 defense meter...[/u][/b]
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Not. Even. Close.
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[quote name='The Raven' timestamp='1356319539' post='1277211']
It's not really a new defense. This is just what Dean's defense looks like when the players get off the bus.
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Word!
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Is it me or did our young bucks look better than our starters today? Minus Webb of course. Still....
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The RAvens can only get better as Ray Lewis is slated to return in the playoffs! That will be a big boost. Hopefully, Pees will let Ngata, Cody, Ellerbe, etc. get some rest Week 17, seeing as Week 17's game is meaningless. Not only that, but the defense certainly doesn't need any more injuries.
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D-line, Linebackers, Secondary, all of em contributed today. Pees either randomly decided to go aggressive in week 16 or saw something in New York which made him comfortable doing it. Nicks and Cruz are great downfield threats, Eli has an arm, seems like a team you'd want to be a little cautious with, but he was blitzin' all day and boy did it work. 3 catches for 21 yards combined for Hakeem and Victor is just embarrassing for them. Martellus didn't do too much, either. I think Dean just smelled blood in the water after the Giants' game last week and decided to bring pressure until they gave us a reason not to. It was really unpredictable too, with our guys and their health our pass rush isn't as talented as the Giants' with Kiwanuka, Umenyiora, and Pierre-Paul, but it was a lot more effective than their constant 4-man d-line predictable rush.

I love the look of Ellerbe and Bynes lined up next to each other as inside linebackers, looks like two Predators crouched waiting to spring. Ihedigbo's a real hammer of a safety and hasn't made any real mistakes in coverage that I've seen.
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[quote name='flaccopoe' timestamp='1356331035' post='1277542']
The RAvens can only get better as Ray Lewis is slated to return in the playoffs! That will be a big boost. Hopefully, Pees will let Ngata, Cody, Ellerbe, etc. get some rest Week 17, seeing as Week 17's game is meaningless. Not only that, but the defense certainly doesn't need any more injuries.
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I'm tempted to contest the impact of Ray Ray, but theres no real way to say for sure. One could argue that our current team would be a better lineup to keep simply because they've been playing. Ray hasn't played in quite a while now, and has only practiced for...a week?

I won't argue that he's a huge morale boost, but I'm not sure how much of a boost he would actually be on the field.
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Regular season is where teams perfect their craft.

It's playoffs that they show their perfected craft.

That's how the Giants won last year because they barely got in, but had their team finally healthy and in full gear. I hope our team finally get their gears together and show why we're the team that makes the playoff year in and year out.
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[quote name='black blood purple passion' timestamp='1356320108' post='1277227']
nice nice, and Ellerbe should have had one too, that was beautifully timed. But OMAR BROWN GOT ONE?!?! Love this guy, he's a baller I don' t know what it is but the kid's like shakespeare he just keeps making plays!
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I think Ellerbe's sack was so fast and perfectly timed, they didn't know what to call. lol
That was a monster hit! We could see it developing from our seats. Before he even hit Baby Manning, everyone was yelling BOOM!!!
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