[News] Ravens Riding Joe Flacco In Playoffs
Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:46 PM
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:10 PM
Edited by Grapple Raven, 17 January 2013 - 07:31 AM.
Smack talk removed
Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:11 PM
Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:15 PM
I'm an admitted Joe critic sometimes but I think this will be his best playoffs yet. I just think enough happened through the season that he really have that edge as we call "fire" now.
I'm calling for the offense to dominate and allow the defense to stay balanced.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:18 PM
Happy Birthday Flacco! Lead us to AFC Championship.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:18 PM
Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:25 PM
Win it all.........Ravens
Edited by Hardhitters, 16 January 2013 - 04:30 PM.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:02 PM
We will win this Sunday I just know it
Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:06 PM
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:27 PM
Someone please answer this question, I keep reading how Denver didn't cover the "Hail Mary" from Flacco to Jones very well and it was a "Desperate" pass that the coverage was blown, if anyone was watching the game wasn't it a called play ? I thought a hail mary was thrown to a spot full of receivers & defenders with a hope of catching or getting a def.pass interference call... I do not believe that was a hale mary !! It was a called "GO" route for Jacoby Jones and he did slow in the middle of the run to draw the safety in watch the replay ......
Hail Mary just sounds better to the talking heads. That's their way of coming to terms of how the Ravens could possibly beat the Broncos.
In reality, as you said, it was a called play. 4 Verts. What I don't like about all the breakdowns of the play, is that nobody gives Flacco, Pitta, Jones and Caldwell their just do. They always say Moore miss played the ball, which isn't accurate. He misplayed the route.
Imo you have to identify the situation to truly be able to break down the play. It was a 3rd and 3, so Flacco and the Ravens didn't have to be desperate. Both Flacco and Jones said they both noticed Moore cheating on Pitta a bit too much, and that is where the play started to develop.
On 3rd downs, Pitta and Boldin are Flacco's go to guys. With it being 3rd and 3, no timeouts, imo, Moore saw it best to focus on Pitta knowing Flacco loves to give him opportunities on 3rd downs. Also with no timeouts, Moore stopping Pitta in bounds would have put even more pressure on the Ravens. At the snap of the ball, Flacco stares down Pitta, and Moore bites.
Another thing that makes this play, is Joe's willingness to even attempt this throw. Watching that play, Pitta comes open at about the 50 yardline and at this point, Moore stops his feet. I strongly feel most QBs would have took the completion to Pitta as a "chuck play" and attempted to stop the clock. I think Moore had the same thought, however, when Joe saw Moore flat footed, he stepped up into the pocket, located Jones, and gave him a chance with a beauty ball.
Yes Moore should have been deeper then the deepest and Wider then the widest, However if he does play it that way, Pitta comes open at the 50 and probably gets out of bounds with about 40 seconds left. So it's not like Flacco HAD TO attempt that throw. That play was made because of who Joe is as a QB. I don't think anyone has shown that with their break down of the play.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:37 PM
Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:41 PM
Jim Caldwell has trusted the run, as shown in the game against Denver. Even getting two or three yards on 1st and 2nd can be a difference for the opposing defense to respect the run and allow the play-action plays to open up.
The defense has been playing inspired, even if we're still short-handed with no Jameel or Lardarius. Sizzle, Kuger, Corey Graham and Ellerbe have been stepping up and making plays left and right.
All in all, we're riding not just Joe's amazing run this year in the playoffs, but the motivation and the grit that has been carrying us all year. It hasn't been pretty, but we're firing on full cylinders now and ready to beat the Patriots this time.
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