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Exactly what the title says.  With the excitement of a new offense to be installed, seeing Marlon Brown's potential and obviously attempting to fix the offense this off season, what do you think will happen next season?

 

Yes, I know, the current one isn't done, but I'm sick of seeing the same articles and all we have til then is the SB, draft talk and a bunch of outside speculation.  Why not let it at least be us who's making the assumptions than analysts who ignore our team or plain just don't give us credit most the time?

 

 

I'm going to say defense finishes in the top 5.  Sans the 4th quarter collapses, look at how well they played.  I honestly think had the offense done even an average job at moving the ball and scoring, that would've made the defense look much better.  I can see Webb improving with a year under his belt on the knee(see the 2011 season when he was fully healthy from the first ACL) and Jimmy continuing to get better.  I think regardless of if Graham stays or goes, that Asa will come in and by the bye week, be playing solid football.  I see Suggs(being extended) staying healthy and the pass rush being more fierce than last season.  My wild card will be Ngata.  If he can regain form that opens things up for guys like Brandon Williams and Deangelo Tyson. KLM was considered to be a really good d lineman until the injury as well.  If Ngata can get back, that will the d line some flexibility if Art leaves.  I hated missing out on the post season, but honestly, this time off might be really good for the older guys on the team who have been constantly playing deep into the season.  For 5 years straight, they never came home before the divisional round.  The extra rest could really help guys out.

 

Offense will finish top 11 in scoring.  On offense, I think Yanda is back to his normal self having a full off season(had the shoulder surgery).  With the shoulder problem, I doubt he was ever actually playing at full strength due to the time missed working out in the off season.  I know how back injuries can linger, but since KO is young, I think he can make a full recovery and he has said he's changed how he works out to adapt.  The only parts that need to be addressed on the line are C and RT, and I think C might not be that big a deal if they just allow Flacco to handle more of the line responsibility.  I think Kubiak and Dennison will have a major impact on the play of the o line through play calling and coaching.  If I was the team, I'd make a move for a veteran C through FA and use the early picks on offensive playmakers to groom with Joe. 

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Offense finishes top ten. Top five in rushing and in top 15 in passing. Top five in scoring. 

 

Why not be bold? Lol

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Exactly what the title says.  With the excitement of a new offense to be installed, seeing Marlon Brown's potential and obviously attempting to fix the offense this off season, what do you think will happen next season?

 

Yes, I know, the current one isn't done, but I'm sick of seeing the same articles and all we have til then is the SB, draft talk and a bunch of outside speculation.  Why not let it at least be us who's making the assumptions than analysts who ignore our team or plain just don't give us credit most the time?

 

 

I'm going to say defense finishes in the top 5.  Sans the 4th quarter collapses, look at how well they played.  I honestly think had the offense done even an average job at moving the ball and scoring, that would've made the defense look much better.  I can see Webb improving with a year under his belt on the knee(see the 2011 season when he was fully healthy from the first ACL) and Jimmy continuing to get better.  I think regardless of if Graham stays or goes, that Asa will come in and by the bye week, be playing solid football.  I see Suggs(being extended) staying healthy and the pass rush being more fierce than last season.  My wild card will be Ngata.  If he can regain form that opens things up for guys like Brandon Williams and Deangelo Tyson. KLM was considered to be a really good d lineman until the injury as well.  If Ngata can get back, that will the d line some flexibility if Art leaves.  I hated missing out on the post season, but honestly, this time off might be really good for the older guys on the team who have been constantly playing deep into the season.  For 5 years straight, they never came home before the divisional round.  The extra rest could really help guys out.

 

Offense will finish top 11 in scoring.  On offense, I think Yanda is back to his normal self having a full off season(had the shoulder surgery).  With the shoulder problem, I doubt he was ever actually playing at full strength due to the time missed working out in the off season.  I know how back injuries can linger, but since KO is young, I think he can make a full recovery and he has said he's changed how he works out to adapt.  The only parts that need to be addressed on the line are C and RT, and I think C might not be that big a deal if they just allow Flacco to handle more of the line responsibility.  I think Kubiak and Dennison will have a major impact on the play of the o line through play calling and coaching.  If I was the team, I'd make a move for a veteran C through FA and use the early picks on offensive playmakers to groom with Joe. 

I think Ray Rice has 1,400 yards 10TDs and atleast 60 catches.

 

Flacco will continue to have mediocre stats as a result of the run heavy offense we deploy. But drastically cuts down on turnovers and becomes a better decision maker.

 

Defense will atleast be top 12

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I think Ray Rice has 1,400 yards 10TDs and atleast 60 catches.

 

Flacco will continue to have mediocre stats as a result of the run heavy offense we deploy. But drastically cuts down on turnovers and becomes a better decision maker.

 

Defense will atleast be top 12

25-30 tds and 12 or under picks is a good season to me.  The thing is, if you're not getting a lot scores, at least keep the turnovers down which was a big problem for me this season.

 

Offense finishes top ten. Top five in rushing and in top 15 in passing. Top five in scoring. 

 

Why not be bold? Lol

Was going to be, then decided to keep it kinda realistic.  I originally was going to say offense finishes top 10.  Top 5 rushing is attainable and think they can finish in the top 15 easily.  Like I said, I think the key would be getting a C or RT for a good price in FA and drafting the offensive weapons to save money.

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Flacco breaks peytons yardage and td record and ray rice breaks tomilsons td record.

Heath Evans body goes super nova at the sight of awesomeness that the ravens display and Roger Goodell cancels the NFL because he refused to acknowledge all the records being broken by the ravens. Ray Lewis comes out of retirement and says no weapon formed against us shall prosper and forces Goodell to bring back football then goes backto being an analyst.

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defense will be top 10 again depending on suggs staying put and we getting daryl smith back.

 

offense should be at least top 10 overall given the o-line will be better .......

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Exactly what the title says.  With the excitement of a new offense to be installed, seeing Marlon Brown's potential and obviously attempting to fix the offense this off season, what do you think will happen next season?

 

Yes, I know, the current one isn't done, but I'm sick of seeing the same articles and all we have til then is the SB, draft talk and a bunch of outside speculation.  Why not let it at least be us who's making the assumptions than analysts who ignore our team or plain just don't give us credit most the time?

 

 

I'm going to say defense finishes in the top 5.  Sans the 4th quarter collapses, look at how well they played.  I honestly think had the offense done even an average job at moving the ball and scoring, that would've made the defense look much better.  I can see Webb improving with a year under his belt on the knee(see the 2011 season when he was fully healthy from the first ACL) and Jimmy continuing to get better.  I think regardless of if Graham stays or goes, that Asa will come in and by the bye week, be playing solid football.  I see Suggs(being extended) staying healthy and the pass rush being more fierce than last season.  My wild card will be Ngata.  If he can regain form that opens things up for guys like Brandon Williams and Deangelo Tyson. KLM was considered to be a really good d lineman until the injury as well.  If Ngata can get back, that will the d line some flexibility if Art leaves.  I hated missing out on the post season, but honestly, this time off might be really good for the older guys on the team who have been constantly playing deep into the season.  For 5 years straight, they never came home before the divisional round.  The extra rest could really help guys out.

 

Offense will finish top 11 in scoring.  On offense, I think Yanda is back to his normal self having a full off season(had the shoulder surgery).  With the shoulder problem, I doubt he was ever actually playing at full strength due to the time missed working out in the off season.  I know how back injuries can linger, but since KO is young, I think he can make a full recovery and he has said he's changed how he works out to adapt.  The only parts that need to be addressed on the line are C and RT, and I think C might not be that big a deal if they just allow Flacco to handle more of the line responsibility.  I think Kubiak and Dennison will have a major impact on the play of the o line through play calling and coaching.  If I was the team, I'd make a move for a veteran C through FA and use the early picks on offensive playmakers to groom with Joe. 

 

I dont believe in ngata. Part of me wonders if the likes of pryce and redding made him appear more dominant then he actualy was. 

 

I think its too early to say anything really. In a non bias statement I will say as of right now its not looking good. Too many holes and not enough talent to be an elite team. Lets be honest here , the roster is hardly amazing. Lets see what ozzie can do in FA and the Draft.

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Realisticly, I don't think we go from the bottom of the league in offense to top 5..but I DO think that if the Oline gets fixed, they can get back to maybe 12th or 13th overall. I think the defense can not only be top 10, but top 3 possibly..if the offense can limit the turnovers and change field position consistantly.

With a top 3 defense, Offense just shy of top 10, they will be a dangerous and balanced team. They'll be playing a 3rd place schedule, so I think 11-12 wins is not far fetched next year

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If the OLine respond to the intricacy of Kubes blocking schemes then Rice can probally get over 1200 yds with Pierce getting 800. That should put us top 7. I think we'll be top 10 in passing with Rice catching more screens and WRs learning to get open and not dropping the ball and a healthy Pitta.

 

The D will probally stay about the same but that's OK we just need the O to improve.

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Marlon Brown explodes onto the scene. Nearly doubles his catches & yards. 90 some catches, 1,000 yards around 7 TD's again.

Rick Wagner becomes our starting RT and flourishes.

Pierce rushes for 900+ yards. Rice 800.

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In all honesty, I expect the run game personnel still won't be solid enough to be a top 10 run game, even with better plays, game plans, and play-calling.  I think we are improved from last year, but struggle to reach 4 yards per carry and don't exceed it by much if at all.  This will be enough of an improvement from last season, however, that Flacco and the passing game, along with new and improved routes and far improved play selections, will have their most successful season yet.  It will be an efficient passing offense, and Flacco will finish the season with new personal bests in completion percentage and will surpass 4000 yards.  The offense will do very well in time of possession and will average at least 25 points per game for the first time in franchise history, all of which which will help keep pressure off our defense, helping them to finish top 10 in both scoring and yards allowed.  We will have a winning record.

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Offense finishes top ten. Top five in rushing and in top 15 in passing. Top five in scoring. 

 

Why not be bold? Lol

 

I realized that this really shouldn't be a bold statement, considering Kubiak's track record and the talent we do have on offense. It's not like we're talent starved; the line's the only real issue. I think that these goals are very attainable.

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Hopefully a lot better than 2013...Do not think the offense will be in sleep mode with these coaches.

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flacco will break 4000 yds passing with 2,, 1000 yd WR ,rice /pierce will become the tandem we thought they would be overall off rank maybe 7th or 8th,,,,,,,Kubiak and staff rolls out  

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Here's my bold prediction:

Flacco plays incredibly efficient ball in this system, with about 3800 yds, with a 67% completion rate, about 24 TDs and 8 INT's, we go 12-4 and win the division.

BUT since he didn't throw for 4,000 yds and 30 Td's he will still be ridiculed by many.

Maybe it's not so Bold.

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Rice breaks 1000 yds rushing, 500 rec. 

Pierce - 800 rushing yards, 6TDS

M.Brown - 7 TD - 879yards rec

T.Smith - 1456 yards rec - 10TDs

Suggs/Dummervile combine for 24 sacks

 

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Top 5 defense. Our unit had the makings of it this year. However, the offense could never control the clock and our defense played way too many snaps. 

 

Kubiak's offense will control time of possession. When our defense is fresh, they fly around and make plays. The boys can hunt, but this is also predicated on keeping Daryl Smith and Sizzle, we need them to be Top 5. 

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A whole lotta crazy going on in this thread right now.

^^^This......I'll say it again, what happens if Joe doesnt pick up this kind of offense the first year?

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PurpleCityLights, on 31 Jan 2014 - 06:48 AM, said:

....what happens if Joe doesnt pick up this kind of offense the first year?

Then we go 6-10 until he figures it out.

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if we have competent o-line play then here are my predictions: 

 

joe flacco has his first 4000 yard season, he wont blow anyone out of the water but maybe 4100 yard type season. 

ray rice doesnt return to form, harbaugh acknowledges this and makes pierce the workhorse and he responds with a 1100 yard season, ray rice gets about 900 yards from scrimmage being used a 3rd down back and is effective in the role. 

 

marlon brown hits a wall, performs about as good as he did in his rookie season, only difference is he will be there more consistently and wont disappear the way he often did his rookie year. 

 

torrey has another 1000 yard season as our #2 and jordan matthews has a 1000 yard season as our first round draft pick and our #1 WR(hopefully lol)

 

tandon doss shocks everyone and has us debating about whos better between him and marlon. 

 

dennis pitta has a respectable season at about 800 yards and 6-7 td's 

 

joe flacco will throw just as many picks, but will have many more td's

 

this practically accounts for all of ourstars on offense, buti also predict someone is going to fall off the map for us and someone is going to step up and surprise us all.  

 

ngata will be a nonfactor yet again, suggs will disappear at times but have a solid season, brandon williams will be a force at NT. upshaw is a mystery to me, i think he either shows up and finally has a good and consistent season, or i think he plays so bad that we officially label him as a massive bust, no gray area for upshaw i think its one or the other. 

 

arthur brown will explode on the scene and be regarded as one of the best LB's in the league. corey graham will be typical graham and make some big plays on occasion but be sort of below average overall. webb will return to form and him and elam at SS combined will be a dangerous tandem and they will cause chaos with the zone blitz if pees uses them properly. jimmy smith is the leagues best cb next year and he makes the pro bowl. pernell mcphee has a quiet season and either KLM or john simon step up and take his spot.

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Exactly what the title says.  With the excitement of a new offense to be installed, seeing Marlon Brown's potential and obviously attempting to fix the offense this off season, what do you think will happen next season?

 

Yes, I know, the current one isn't done, but I'm sick of seeing the same articles and all we have til then is the SB, draft talk and a bunch of outside speculation.  Why not let it at least be us who's making the assumptions than analysts who ignore our team or plain just don't give us credit most the time?

 

 

I'm going to say defense finishes in the top 5.  Sans the 4th quarter collapses, look at how well they played.  I honestly think had the offense done even an average job at moving the ball and scoring, that would've made the defense look much better.  I can see Webb improving with a year under his belt on the knee(see the 2011 season when he was fully healthy from the first ACL) and Jimmy continuing to get better.  I think regardless of if Graham stays or goes, that Asa will come in and by the bye week, be playing solid football.  I see Suggs(being extended) staying healthy and the pass rush being more fierce than last season.  My wild card will be Ngata.  If he can regain form that opens things up for guys like Brandon Williams and Deangelo Tyson. KLM was considered to be a really good d lineman until the injury as well.  If Ngata can get back, that will the d line some flexibility if Art leaves.  I hated missing out on the post season, but honestly, this time off might be really good for the older guys on the team who have been constantly playing deep into the season.  For 5 years straight, they never came home before the divisional round.  The extra rest could really help guys out.

 

Offense will finish top 11 in scoring.  On offense, I think Yanda is back to his normal self having a full off season(had the shoulder surgery).  With the shoulder problem, I doubt he was ever actually playing at full strength due to the time missed working out in the off season.  I know how back injuries can linger, but since KO is young, I think he can make a full recovery and he has said he's changed how he works out to adapt.  The only parts that need to be addressed on the line are C and RT, and I think C might not be that big a deal if they just allow Flacco to handle more of the line responsibility.  I think Kubiak and Dennison will have a major impact on the play of the o line through play calling and coaching.  If I was the team, I'd make a move for a veteran C through FA and use the early picks on offensive playmakers to groom with Joe. 

 

Before Kubiak, figured we were in for a 6-10 year.

 

That view has changed.  Will upgrade expectations to 8-8 again, missing the playoffs by a game like this year, but still figure Oz to make some more poor decisions which will prevent us from contending.

 

We lost a whole lot more than a running game and not sure the offensive line is going to be near as effective as everyone is hoping.  Hopefully this fan is wrong and the offensive line is not offensive.

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