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[News] Is Dannell Ellerbe The Ravens' X-Factor?


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#1 BR News

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:30 AM

The media spotlight is on Ray Lewis. But the most important defender on the field Sunday in New England may be the man next to him – inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe. Ellerbe will likely be the ...

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:51 AM

I hope his back is okay!!
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#3 Bernie Mc1953

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:03 AM

Ellerbe and Ray Lewis = stop the running game
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:23 AM

ELLERBE is THE MAN and The Solution to the Problem!
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:36 AM

The combination of Ellerbe and Graham will have an impact on the pat's "bread & butter" short game!

Yet, I am also hoping a name we've said some good things about but not hearlded much, like Courtney Upshaw, makes a tremendous, game-changing impact tomorrow!

Cary Williams, don't you dare mess us over!!!

Edited by Mystigo_Dragon, 19 January 2013 - 11:48 AM.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:46 AM

We have 2 more games this year.....let's not worry about next year until we win this super bowl
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:53 AM

I don't care who comes at ya ...

Simply hit HARD & blow up the play!

Make 'em think twice about doing that again ...
because you have to make them pay if they want to play!!!
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#8 BloodRaven

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:02 PM

He's an amazing playmaker on tape, he just flies everywhere disrupting plays.

I just wish he would wrap up better.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:07 PM

Ravens. Win. No questions.
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#10 WeCanDoAllThings52

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:16 PM

Ellerbe has been the straw that stirs the drink for our D this season. We saw the same thing with Sizzle last year, when he is on the whole D is on. And just like Sizzle, Ellerbe can do it all. We've seen him blitz, cover, and chase down the RB. He has that energy that he brings to the team and we've seen it since his rookie season, and now we are starting to see it flourish.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:20 PM

First of all Brady is going to have the time to throw the ball and he's not. The blitz packages will be full scale beat down blitzes. Once sizzle and company get inside Tommy boys head that will tell the story of the game. GO RAVENS 34-20
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:47 PM

Finally, my boy Ellerby is getting some love!
About time!
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:49 PM

One thing for sure is that NE depends alot on Welker and he has to be kept under wraps as much as possible. He'll get his catches, for sure. I've always said that I thought that we could use Doss just like they use Welker. We shall see......I'm looking forward to the Harbaugh Bowl.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:33 PM

I have a friend who is NOT a Ravens fan... laughed and said to me last week... Once Ray retires, you guys are "screwed"... "You guys are going to need to draft another LB"... He just kept talking about the "only" LB worth looking at was Upshaw, and he was going to be a while... I asked him if he knew ANYTHING about Football... Laughed back at him and asked if he knew who Jameel McClain was... Asked him if he knew who Dannell Ellerbe was... There was silence...

We will still have a GREAT Linebacking corps. Suggs, Kruger, McClain, Ellerbe, Upshaw... need I go on???

Let's go get this one Boys!

Edited by The Mom Gene, 19 January 2013 - 01:35 PM.

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#15 Joe Flacco is #1

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:42 PM

The x factor is the 30 degree weather we will be in. We have been cold and the pats are just getting out of their 2 week hibernation. They gona get frostbite!
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:11 PM

I don't think LB is a huge need, Ellerbe and McClain will start next season, if Ellerbe comes back. Then you have Bynes as a backup and B.A. Maybe we draft one in later rounds, or replace McClain with a high draft pick, but to get one that worthy i think we will have to trade up.

I wouldn't mind letting Cary Williams walk, he hasn't impressed that much this year, ad Graham has played a lot better. Graham and Webb start next season, and Chykie Brown and Smith come in on nickel. I just hope we get Ellerbe and Kruger resigned, they will be big for our Defense in the future.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:17 PM

We need to watch Donte Stallworth and Brandon Lyold too.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:21 PM

I believe they will try to pull our safeties back with a couple of deep balls, which opens short and intermediate routes. That's their bread and butter.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:26 PM

Ravens X-factor: Ray Rice / Bernard Pierce the 2 headed monster and change of pace.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:28 PM

Our X-factor is Joe Flacco and for some reason no-one believes he can get the job done consistently.

Now those of us who actually watch football have noticed that Joe has been hot and consistent since losing to Denver. Winning this game is the next step in his being able to consistently dominate when it matters most. He knows the Patriots very well, they are ranked in the bottom end against the pass, and if they sell out to beat the long ball then we will beat them with the short game.

Furthermore, I believe our defense doesn't have to change their game at all. They are prepared to play a ton of snaps, and keep everything in front of them. The Patriots may win the time of possession battle, but as long as we score more points then they have hardly a chance to win this one.
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