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Hello everyone, First I hope all of you are having a great holiday period.

It all started on sunday night, when we dominated the Giants, at home, and really put on a show against the reigning champions, plus we didn't have serious injuries.. That was great !

I wanted to share a couple of plays with you this week. First on defense, I decided to focus On Ed Reed this time, especially after hearing all week long he didn't deserve his pro bowl spot. Then on offense, trying to dissect the 78yards by Bernie P.

First on defense.

On this play, it's 2nd & 9, we have Nicks outside, Cruz inside, on the left side there's two TE's with Bennett inside. Reed is 9 yards deep but he's backpedaling and ready to take his deep zone.
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This is just before the snap, Reed is now 15 yards away from the LOS. Ready to cover the deep, but the fact that Nicks is going to run a quick inside route is going to make him change his mind and man up on Victor Cruz
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This is supposed to be a "magnifique" cover 4 but Reed is going to leave the deep to take care of Victor Cruz deep inside route (you can see as he sees Cruz going low to cut, he's already re-attacking), when some safeties would just stay there like "okay no one's coming into my zone."
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By re-attacking so quickly, he put himself in a great position to make a play, I like Ed's gambling even though sometimes it doesn't pay(watch next play) when it pays, it pays !
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Broken up !
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Second play

On this play Reed was supposed to bring safety help to his corner, but right before the play it appeared the two said something to each other, maybe assignements ?
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As the receiver leave his stance, Reed is going to start backpedaling deep, but Hixon is going to do a double move, and Reed is going to bite on it, so is Chykie Brown. I guess what Reed told Brown before the play was probably "I got the short route".
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Hixon does his move, Reed reattacks, but so does Chykie.(miscommunication?)
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Definately a miscommunication, look at both of them :-)
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Underthrown, props to Eli Manning.
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Third play

On this play, we're going to play another sort of cover 4 with corners and both safeties taking deep coverage, the ball is going to TE M.Bennett on a deep post route, and again Reed has an oppurtinity to make a big play and get the ball. I don't think there's a DB that creates as much oppurtinity to get the ball more than 20.
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Even though he took a little too much time to re-attack inside because he also had the outside receiver running a fade route, he still got an oppurtinity to make a play.
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A little late but the ball went through Bennett's hands and seemed like Ed didn't believe and probably was thinking tackling.
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If he caught it...
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Fourth Play

On this play, the corners are lined up in man to man coverage, Reed is controlling the deep.
Manning is going to try to connect with Hixon who's going to run a post route.
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As Hixon cuts inside, Reed re-attacks, and Manning is going to throw a little behind his receiver(yellow points) which is really what allowed Chykie Brown to make the play. I remember the broadcaster saying it was a ball thrown behind which is why Hixon couldn't catch it.
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Yes it could've been a better thrown ball, there's also a bigger risk if you throw it a little further and it's dropped again or just over thrown. What I'm saying is, Manning saw Reed on this play. I'm maybe being too artless right here :-)
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That's it for the defense guys. Now let's move on to the play I chose on offense.
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On the 78 yards run by Pierce, It really was great blocking before being a great run (no smoke without fire). The play was a delay type of play, Flacco is going to drop back like it's pass then hand it off to Pierce, the two reach blocks by Yanda and Birk are crucial, so is the amazing block by Leach on Blackburn.
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Great job by Yanda and Birk on the reach block, now here comes Leach.
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This was close for Yanda but it's all about execution, and this was perfect ! Blackburn going head to head with Leach, great idea.
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Also credits to Bajema, for blocking Keith Rivers with ease. Pierce is suddenly one on one with the last defender Who is going to take a poor angle.
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Rookie Jayron Hosley made the tackle...
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Hosley, the one Torrey was waiting to come hit him instead of going at him just like Q does. Torrey owes a TD to Bernard lol I know it's far from easy :-)
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Sunday was a mix of the new era ravens offense and the old fashion ground and pound ravens offense. I loved every seconds of it, still some things to fix of course but really a great win to rebuild momentum going into postseason, I'll always have confidence in this team anyway, even if they loose 5 in a row or plus.

I hope you guys are having a great holiday period, I'm going on a trip on monday so I won't be able to breakdown other plays since I won't have my devices(I don't even know if I will actually be able to watch the playoffs) :-( but I will still be online here to follow every news ! I'm sorry if the pages are slow to load because of the pictures.

Slim.
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[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]You know, at first I thought these threads were just filled with flash pictures and "recliner quarterback" talk... but Slim, you've done a very excellent job with these. I think I'm going to become a regular in reading these articles.[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]Would someone at BR.com get this guy a weekly column, please?![/i][/font]
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The weekly analysis is much appreciated, Slim.

Can we request certain plays? If so, I'd love to see a breakdown of the long completion to Pitta.
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[quote name='Ravenseconbeast' timestamp='1356747709' post='1281479']
Amazing analysis as always Slim!

Thanks for sharing it with us. Hope to see another one next week.
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Me too! I love these
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[quote name='CosmicRedPanda' timestamp='1356753924' post='1281552']
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[quote name='K-Dog' timestamp='1356754317' post='1281555']
"Football with Slim"
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"What Slim Saw"
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Once again, awesome job. One big take-away from seeing that breakdown of the Pierce run is our offense needs to utilize more power running plays and less of the zone-stretch plays. I still like to see a little bit of the zone looks because the makes the defense respect it and also sets up the PA boot plays which Joe is very effective with. I just think our Oline is better suited for the power run scheme. We have some big strong run-blockers who can dominate at the point of attack.
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Best wishes to Ed Reed after he presumably leaves the Ravens' organization at the end of the season! I certainly hopes he makes a gracious exit and retire a Raven instead of trying to painfully prolong his career.
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Almost positive that the second play is Brown and not Cary. I know Cary gets the most negative attention around here, but i think that play was my man Brown.

In fact i think that the same play that Eli under threw the ball so much that, i thought Brown could have mad a play on the ball, but he was playing the WR.

Great break down as usually, i can only dress of having a all 22 camera angle. Ed is so valuable because his presence can still strike fear and make the occasional play.

However it's becoming harder to live with his risk taking because as Ed admitted, he's lost a step. So now he's either taking long to get to the spot on the feild he wants to bait the QB into throwing or he has to commit earlier, which makes it easier for QBs to identify.

I'll be interesting to see how Ed adjusts to this going forward. It was only 2 plays in that game i can remember being unhappy with Ed,the second play you pointed out and the TD run. I thought Ed should have filled that hole and made the 1on1 tackle, but he took a poor angle.
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Can yous not get all22? It's great, see so many people criticise someone, flacco for eg, or a cornerback, then you watch all 22 and you just have a wee laugh to yourself because people can't see the whole picture and how the play developed like it did.

Everyone should have it available to them before commenting on anything.
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[quote name='Ravensfan23' timestamp='1356791189' post='1281652']
Almost positive that the second play is Brown and not Cary. I know Cary gets the most negative attention around here, but i think that play was my man Brown.

In fact i think that the same play that Eli under threw the ball so much that, i thought Brown could have mad a play on the ball, but he was playing the WR.

Great break down as usually, i can only dress of having a all 22 camera angle. Ed is so valuable because his presence can still strike fear and make the occasional play.

However it's becoming harder to live with his risk taking because as Ed admitted, he's lost a step. So now he's either taking long to get to the spot on the feild he wants to bait the QB into throwing or he has to commit earlier, which makes it easier for QBs to identify.

I'll be interesting to see how Ed adjusts to this going forward. It was only 2 plays in that game i can remember being unhappy with Ed,the second play you pointed out and the TD run. I thought Ed should have filled that hole and made the 1on1 tackle, but he took a poor angle.
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You're right !!! This was indeed Chykie Brown !!! Thank you, I'm correcting right now.
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[quote name='Slim' timestamp='1356747512' post='1281471']
Hello everyone, First I hope all of you are having a great holiday period.

It all started on sunday night, when we dominated the Giants, at home, and really put on a show against the reigning champions, plus we didn't have serious injuries.. That was great !

I wanted to share a couple of plays with you this week. First on defense, I decided to focus On Ed Reed this time, especially after hearing all week long he didn't deserve his pro bowl spot. Then on offense, trying to dissect the 78yards by Bernie P.

First on defense.

On this play, it's 2nd & 9, we have Nicks outside, Cruz inside, on the left side there's two TE's with Bennett inside. Reed is 9 yards deep but he's backpedaling and ready to take his deep zone.
[img]http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z96/slimouch/33b97889ec46ff6a43252f7845d998c3.jpg[/img]

This is just before the snap, Reed is now 15 yards away from the LOS. Ready to cover the deep, but the fact that Nicks is going to run a quick inside route is going to make him change his mind and man up on Victor Cruz
[img]http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z96/slimouch/0696cfa0cff94d743237b206b04057e5.jpg[/img]

This is supposed to be a "magnifique" cover 4 but Reed is going to leave the deep to take care of Victor Cruz deep inside route (you can see as he sees Cruz going low to cut, he's already re-attacking), when some safeties would just stay there like "okay no one's coming into my zone."
[img]http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z96/slimouch/bd62275ee0fa62589885503c6a0f1afb.jpg[/img]

By re-attacking so quickly, he put himself in a great position to make a play, I like Ed's gambling even though sometimes it doesn't pay(watch next play) when it pays, it pays !
[img]http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z96/slimouch/9e61d928c51e13dd9fc365d6c4508ea0.jpg[/img]

Broken up !
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I'm impressed. PLEASE post here more. Please!
It seems accurate enough.
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[quote name='arnie_uk' timestamp='1356800616' post='1281739']
Can yous not get all22? It's great, see so many people criticise someone, flacco for eg, or a cornerback, then you watch all 22 and you just have a wee laugh to yourself because people can't see the whole picture and how the play developed like it did.

Everyone should have it available to them before commenting on anything.
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I just learned that the NFL Game Rewind show all 22 film. I may have to get that. Was never really interested before as i record all the games and rewatch them anyway.

But the all 22 would definitely be worth the money to me
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That's why I love my seats in the endzone-- you can see the plays develop and line play. There is so much not seen on TV. It's a little rough inside the opposing 30, but the scoreboard takes care of that.
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[quote name='Moderator 2' timestamp='1356823386' post='1281993']
That's why I love my seats in the endzone-- you can see the plays develop and line play. There is so much not seen on TV. It's a little rough inside the opposing 30, but the scoreboard takes care of that.
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Yea i remeber when i used to work on the club level, i loved the view. From 5am to about 12:30pm they got whatever they wanted from me. At 12:30, i turned my radio off and went missing lol.

I had free range to walk all around the Club level so i loved the angles i'd see. Nothing like seeing a play develop and come together.
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[quote name='flaccopoe' timestamp='1356759977' post='1281600']
Best wishes to Ed Reed after he presumably leaves the Ravens' organization at the end of the season! I certainly hopes he makes a gracious exit and retire a Raven instead of trying to painfully prolong his career.
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Why would he do that if we let him walk this year? Based on those play breakdowns alone he's a valuable asset in coverage to any team in the NFL. Most teams sacrifice some tackling for coverage at the FS position.
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