A lot of things were learned today.... So let's start off with things that are really obvious
1. Joe Flacco = This generation's Troy Aikman.
He's average in the regular season, and will put up some of the worst games at the worst moments. But he will win enough games to get us to the playoffs.
In the big game, he'll step up. But he will play down to his opponents
2. The running game absolutely sucks
I mean, what the hell right.
All Pro RB in Rice
Tons of Promise with Pierce
Best FB in the NFL with leach.
How are we faltering?
3. Yep, it's the ZBS
Whatever scheme we are running is absolutely horrible. We were OK last year, we could at least establish a running game of sorts.
Now, we can't. The oline is putrid. Even Yanda had a bad game.
We need to switch. Really need to switch.
4. We can't call plays on the road.
Run Run Pass Punt.
We're too predictable on the road. The porous Bills saw this coming.
5. Torrey Smith is the real deal
Torrey Smith, while playing a weak defense, was double covered all day. Even if the CBs both suck, double coverage is tough to beat.
We got ourselves a #1. He's on pace to break 1000 yards easy.
6. Marlon Brown is a capable possession WR
Rookie, 6'5. Not a #2 WR, but a possession WR. Flacco needs to throw it to him more. He's an absolute monster in the red zone.
7.Gradkowski might be a bust
I'm doubting Gino now.
1. Suggs is back
Forget the BS penalty at the end of the game. Suggs is back. And he's really good. Might win DPOY. Sack every game.
2. We are missing Brown
I said it, good MLB #3. But he sucks. Not a starter
We need Brown back BADLY. He adds a lot to the table as a run defender, and in coverage.
Run defense sucked today, and missing Brown hurt
3. Webb is injury prone.
His injury isn't too serious, but he's prone to injury.
Our injury prone
4. Jimmy Smith is not the problem.
Smith played well. Had to go one on one vs Johnson all game, and he was a non factor.
He rebounded. Not the problem
5. Corey Graham on the other hand
Is the liability in the secondary. He got TORCHED by Woods. TORCHED.
I wonder if we start Asa when he comes back. Graham is getting burnt almost as bad as Williams.
6. We are FINE at the Safety Position
Elam played very well for a rookie, and looks good in run support
Diggs looks good in run support too.
7. Art Jones and Smith need to be resigned ASAP.
Those two are just play makers. Jones is coming into his own and Smith is a beast.
Oh, and most importantly,
ALL IS NOT LOST.
Buffalo has talent, lots of it. They're just young. We should have slaughtered them, but we played down to them.