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11 Dec 2010

ESPN: The Ravens' Deep Attack

For this week's MNF feature on ESPN Insider, Mike Tanier takes a look at Baltimore's bomb-heavy (and unbalanced) passing attack.

Posted by: Mike Tanier on 11 Dec 2010

1 comment, Last at 14 Dec 2010, 12:46pm by mvhuber


by mvhuber :: Tue, 12/14/2010 - 12:46pm

Good piece. The Ravens inability to keep the offense on the field is exactly the reason why they almost coughed up the game last night. They couldn't move the chains consistently in the 2nd half, particularly in the run game. The three-and-out drives allowed the Texans sufficient opportunity to get back into the game. The Ravens have a matchup nightmare out of the backfield in Ray Rice, two promising young receiving TEs in Pitta and Dickson (as well as banged-up Heap) and traditionally strong possession receivers in Boldin, Housh and Mason. I'm not sure why their coordinator has not adapted to take advantage of these perceived strengths. Maybe they feel the need to get the most out of Flacco's big arm, but seems like very poor use of resources.