Harbaugh has opened the door to shceme change, trades, cuts etc. I am curious to know what changes you all think and/or will happen before the Ravens play their next game on November 3rd.
Here are my thoughts:
Offensive- I think the Ravens will continue the offensive trend they set against Pittsburgh. I expect to see more spread, more 3 WR sets and more shotgun. The Ravens couldn't get touchdowns on Sunday, but Flacco looked sharp for the most part and Rice saw some more space in the run game than he has in several weeks.
Defensive- I don't think there will be a whole lot of change in terms of scheme the addition of Cody back into the lineup and two weeks of rest for Ngata will be the biggest factors in the improvement in the run game.
Cuts- (possible not necessarily what I'd want and not necessarily all of them) Anthony Levine, Jeromy Miles, Michael Huff (still hope he can contribute at some point), A.Q. Shipley, Brandon Stokely, Vonta Leach (don't want to see this one, but if the Ravens decide to go with a pass-first, spread approach then I don't see Leach getting much playing time anyways).
Fred Davis for 6th (that would give the Ravens another TE receiving threat... not a blockbuster but at this point in the season you wouldn't expect one)
-Kenny Britt for a 5th (he's not had a good season this year and his off the field issues are multiple, but Ray Rice knows him and may be able to get in his ear about turning his life and career around. He would certainly give the Ravens a legitimate counterpart to Smith) If this trade did go through I would expect to see Stokely cut.
Depth Chart Changes-
McClain becomes full time starter (Brown has yet to grab the job and McClain has much more experience than Bynes and can be the signal caller on defense.
Asa Jackson becomes nickel corner over Graham (this is unlikely to happen over the bye, but I think it will happen before the regular season is over.)
Ryan Jensen become starting center (Gradkowski hasn't really shown that he owns the spot and I have to believe that the coaches kept Jensen off of IR for something. Again this is one that may happen a little later than the bye)
Kyle Juszczyk becomes starting fullback (I don't expect to see the Ravens in much I-formation after the bye and Jus is a better receiver and can be one of the backs in a two-back shot-gun formation. The Ravens haven't been able to run the ball even with one of the best fullbacks in the game. I think the coaches are going to move on from that identity and hand the reigns over to Flacco)