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coordinator0
11-18-2009, 05:06 PM
The Colts come into Baltimore this weekend to face the Ravens. As we all know Indy is undefeated at this point while the Ravens sit one game above .500. I'm expecting the Colts to remain undefeated after this weekend and the Ravens to fall to .500, but I will vote for the Ravens in the poll (as always). Who ya got?

Hines
11-18-2009, 06:16 PM
I think the Colts win big. They always beat the Ravens really, really good.

RagingColt
11-18-2009, 07:56 PM
I'm not trolling here, just here to ask a few questions. I have Flacco on one of my fantasy teams and his production has really slipped since the beginning of the season. Ray Rice seems like a really shifty back with his best years still ahead of him, but i'm wondering what happened to the offense lately? Oher has looked good so far this year, but how is he vs speed rushers? While the Ravens D doesn't' look quite as good in years past, they still have the ability to create turnovers which I think could make the game Sunday vs the Colts somewhat close.

Cheers.

Ravens1991
11-18-2009, 09:14 PM
I think the Colts win big. They always beat the Ravens really, really good.

That is true they always seem to have our #, we can hold manning to 0 TDs and we still lose(2006 playoffs). Then in 2007 it was the game directly after the Patriots game so no one cared. Then in 2008 our #1 CB thought it woud be cool to show up to that game drunk. We have never been lucky against the Colts

Ravens1991
11-18-2009, 09:17 PM
I'm not trolling here, just here to ask a few questions. I have Flacco on one of my fantasy teams and his production has really slipped since the beginning of the season. Ray Rice seems like a really shifty back with his best years still ahead of him, but i'm wondering what happened to the offense lately? Oher has looked good so far this year, but how is he vs speed rushers? While the Ravens D doesn't' look quite as good in years past, they still have the ability to create turnovers which I think could make the game Sunday vs the Colts somewhat close.

Cheers.


well with our offense they know our WR are only good for 8 yard curl routes and dump offs to Ray Rice. So they are keying in on that.

Oher is just a beast in general he only had problems w/ Jared Allen but who doesnt.

America
11-19-2009, 05:57 PM
We get behind early because of turnovers and Peyton dissects our D. Ray Rice has a monster game, but it's too little too late. Colts 30, Ravens 21.

EdReedUnstoppable
11-19-2009, 07:59 PM
Well thursday prediction is...

Colts 38
Ravens 14

Ill make another prediction saturday night.

BmoreBlackByrdz
11-19-2009, 08:27 PM
We get behind early because of turnovers and Peyton dissects our D. Ray Rice has a monster game, but it's too little too late. Colts 30, Ravens 21.

yeah, I think it's gonna be one of those games where our offense lights it up but our defense plays like crap. (i.e. Minnesota Vikings game)

Ravens1991
11-20-2009, 11:19 AM
yea I think we can put up a good amount of points, but I see Peyton Tearing this defense up.

I could see it being 38-24 Indy or a score like that

killxswitch
11-20-2009, 11:27 AM
Other than Oher who is doing well how is your OL this year? Is Jared Gaither back up to speed after his injury? Our pass rush is improved this year so I'm wondering how we'll do getting to Flacco.

Ray Rice will probably have a good game. Colts run D is improved over last year but just middle of the road.

I'm sure you guys will shut down our running game without trying, but I think Manning's passing will put the game away by the 3rd. 30-17 Colts.

Ravens1991
11-20-2009, 03:50 PM
Over all the o-line is very good. On the inside Grubbs is playing very good. Chester is a nice OG as well.

EdReedUnstoppable
11-21-2009, 06:19 PM
Well saturday night prediction doesn't really change much from the thursday night one......

Colts 41
Ravens 14

Hines
11-21-2009, 07:24 PM
For my fantasy team's sake, give them ball to Raymell Rice!

BmoreBlackByrdz
11-22-2009, 09:20 AM
Wow, I had dream last night that our defense gave up 44 in the first half, then Ray Rice had 100+ yards recieving and rushing in the 2nd half and we somehow came back and won.

But seriously, is there even a small chance that we can win this game? No pass rush + terrible coverage + Peyton Manning is the QB = LOSS, no matter how good your offense is, there is no way we can keep up with Manning, Clark and Co.

I might not even watch this game.

BmoreBlackByrdz
11-22-2009, 09:41 AM
We're screwed

Colts will spread the field.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/11/22/colts-plan-to-spread-the-field/

America
11-22-2009, 02:05 PM
so I guess we never worked on red zone offense.

America
11-22-2009, 02:46 PM
Flacco is a ******* idiot. What a stupid ****. The last thing to do in that situation. What a dumbass pass.

coordinator0
11-22-2009, 02:55 PM
He threw it a couple of seconds too early. Rice would've been in for a TD, but unfortunately he didn't.

BmoreBlackByrdz
11-22-2009, 03:10 PM
Wow, I thought our defense played great, but our offense just couldn't finish drives. I don't have much critism because we played so much better than I expected. (defensively)

some good news for next week - Big Ben might not play next week, he just got hurt.

edit- The Steelers just lost to the Chiefs who we beat, so if we can beat em next week, won't we be in 2nd place in the North?

dcarey20
11-22-2009, 06:28 PM
I am so ******* sick of seeing us just find ways to lose ball games. Week after week.

BmoreBlackByrdz
11-22-2009, 06:38 PM
I am so ******* sick of seeing us just find ways to lose ball games. Week after week.

I feel ya man, we could definitely be sitting here with a 9-1 record. Minnesota, New England, Cincinnati, and Indy all were close games that coulda gone either way. Just a ton of unfortunate events this year, late in games.

Hines
11-22-2009, 06:58 PM
I think I am going to pick the Ravens next week.

BmoreBlackByrdz
11-22-2009, 09:05 PM
I think I am going to pick the Ravens next week.

If the Steelers keep playing like they did vs. Cincy and Kansas, then maybe. And yall better fix your kickoff coverage, cause Baltimore finally has a legitimate KR.

Ravens1991
11-22-2009, 09:39 PM
I will eat Crow, Mattison D is actually looking decent. I still prefer organized chaos but our D looked good.

Reed needs to stop free lancing as much as he does

how bad is fabian washington hurt?

You gotta score on 1st and goal on the 1 that is just ridiculous

Flacco is still a 2nd year QB guys, he will screw up sometimes

This K is a upgrade over Hauschka, he doesnt float the ball like Hauschka did and he made some nice FG. with that being said you gotta make a f*****g 29 yard FG in a close game like this.

I swear god above decided no matter what we will lose and he will make sure Stover got the game winning FG just to stick it to us.

EdReedUnstoppable
11-23-2009, 02:01 AM
First and goal on the 1, with a 260 lb Le'Ron McClain who knows how to find the endzone........and we do an empty backfield QB sneak????? Cam WTF!? What happened to the package from last year when we'd bring in Ngata at TE. Better yet lets line up Ngata at FB and McClain behind him and pound that undersized D 3 times, if it takes that which it wouldn't have.

This felt alot like the Ravens of 2 years ago, defense playing lights (out other than the 1st drive) and the O could not score 1 ******* TD!

BmoreBlackByrdz
11-23-2009, 04:26 PM
First and goal on the 1, with a 260 lb Le'Ron McClain who knows how to find the endzone........and we do an empty backfield QB sneak????? Cam WTF!? What happened to the package from last year when we'd bring in Ngata at TE. Better yet lets line up Ngata at FB and McClain behind him and pound that undersized D 3 times, if it takes that which it wouldn't have.

This felt alot like the Ravens of 2 years ago, defense playing lights (out other than the 1st drive) and the O could not score 1 ******* TD!

for the most part, I thought I offense was pretty effective in moving the ball down the field, they just couldn't freakin punch it in. If both sides of the ball play like they did vs. Indy, next week, I think we have a great shot at beating Pittsburgh.

Ravens1991
11-23-2009, 07:31 PM
yea we should put Ngata at QB and sneak it or something IDC we gotta score on the 1 yard line. I know some people bash the play calling there but on the 1 yard line w/ 3 runs you got to convert. bad execution.

BmoreBlackByrdz
11-23-2009, 10:11 PM
yea we should put Ngata at QB and sneak it or something IDC we gotta score on the 1 yard line. I know some people bash the play calling there but on the 1 yard line w/ 3 runs you got to convert. bad execution.

yeah, definitely the players fault their. That's inexcusable, especially when you've got backs like McClain, McGahee and Rice. I read somewhere that our inside of the line is struggling (not Grubbs, but Birk and Chester).

Also, what a damn good job Oher and Gaither did on Freeney and Mathis. 0 Sacks, 0 Tackles. They did nothing the entire game. Now, let's hope they can shut down Harrison and Woodley.

Ravens1991
11-23-2009, 10:22 PM
Since we are so obsessed w/ dump offs to Ray Rice, why dont we line up in 4 WR sets to spread the defense out. Lineing up with 2 WR sets the whole world knows it will be a curl/out route to mason or a dump off to Rice.

coordinator0
11-23-2009, 10:25 PM
I'm not sure if we're "obsessed" with dump-offs, rather it's the most reliable option on the field. I'd like to see the receivers run more short routes, but really that's all we've got in the passing game. Sure we'll get the broken assignment deep-ball or the crazy play like dual-possession that goes to the offense, but other than that we've got nothing. I'd rather give it to Rice (with space) than anybody else on the team.

BmoreBlackByrdz
11-23-2009, 10:52 PM
Since we are so obsessed w/ dump offs to Ray Rice, why dont we line up in 4 WR sets to spread the defense out. Lineing up with 2 WR sets the whole world knows it will be a curl/out route to mason or a dump off to Rice.

agreed, spreading defenses out in my mind is the way to pick them apart. But I don't think we are "obsessed" with dump offs, it's just that Clayton and Mason struggle to get separation so all Flacco can do is check down to Rice or Heap. The lack of a big physical WR is holding Flacco and the offense back and keeping it from being a dominate force in this league.

coordinator0
11-24-2009, 08:08 AM
A big physical receiver probably wouldn't get much more separation than Mason or Clayton. We need somebody with real speed.

BmoreBlackByrdz
11-24-2009, 05:14 PM
A big physical receiver probably wouldn't get much more separation than Mason or Clayton. We need somebody with real speed.

when I said that I kinda meant someone who could get YAC, (i.e Marshall, Boldin, Steve Smith etc.) And a big physical WR wouldn't really need to get separation, just use that big body of theirs to shield of defenders and make the catch, or just throw it up to em.