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wackywabbit


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:55 pm    Post subject: Preseason week 2 Ravens @ Dallas Reply with quote

So, there's a game.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jimmy's chest injury is concern #1. I don't think these are normally long term things, but with our CB depth we can't compete at all without him.

Obviously vanilla preseason schemes are involved, but seeing a Pees defense struggle to get off the field is annoying.

My boy Deonte Thompson pushing for that last WR spot off of special teams. His hands are the concern, but Jacoby drops a lot of 3rd down passes and we all like him.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

McPhee looking as beastly as they've been saying.

Anyone know why Rice left the game?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DontTazeMeBro wrote:
McPhee looking as beastly as they've been saying.

Anyone know why Rice left the game?


Shoulder. Apparently Rice said to the Ravens reporter as he was leaving that it was nothing to worry about, for what that's worth.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think I've seen Rice move as fast as he did on his first run in at least a couple of years. That was impressive. I'm buying what has been said about him dropping weight and being in shape.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

X-Rays negative for Jimmy and Ray
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey. An Arthur Brown sighting.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

coordinator0 wrote:
I don't think I've seen Rice move as fast as he did on his first run in at least a couple of years. That was impressive. I'm buying what has been said about him dropping weight and being in shape.


Yep. Pierce hasn't been bad, but in his limited touches Rice has looked faster and better navigating between the blocks. I was sort of expecting to see it the other way around, especially with Pierce looking to establish himself in the preseason.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jimmy on the sideline laughing it up is great to see. Normally, that's the last thing you can bear with a chest injury.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not exactly sure why they are locked in with Upshaw as a starter. Maybe I don't pay enough attention to his run defense, but Pees is moving him around like Suggs, dropping him into coverage and rushing him from a stand up position. He looks so slow and ineffective doing that. There were a couple plays were he just stopped because it was obvious he wasn't going to get in position to do anything useful. McPhee has looked much more explosive and is getting pressure consistently.

The people's champion, Campanaro, can't touch Deonte as a returner. He had a chance to get to the edge, but didn't have the speed.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2014-08-03/sports/bal-baltimore-ravens-courtney-upshaw-20140802_1_courtney-upshaw-elvis-dumervil-dean-pees

This is a really good (and recent) article on Upshaw. It probably answers why the coaches like him a starter. Well that and the fact that Dumervil is strictly a pass-rush specialist.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wackywabbit wrote:
coordinator0 wrote:
I don't think I've seen Rice move as fast as he did on his first run in at least a couple of years. That was impressive. I'm buying what has been said about him dropping weight and being in shape.


Yep. Pierce hasn't been bad, but in his limited touches Rice has looked faster and better navigating between the blocks. I was sort of expecting to see it the other way around, especially with Pierce looking to establish himself in the preseason.


I've been telling you guys not to sleep on rice this year.

Jimmy going out was scary, but it doesn't seem like that's too big of a deal. Juice looks like he's going to be a big part of the offense this season. The special teams group has looked good in all facets, most visibly the kick return team.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wackywabbit wrote:
I'm not exactly sure why they are locked in with Upshaw as a starter. Maybe I don't pay enough attention to his run defense, but Pees is moving him around like Suggs, dropping him into coverage and rushing him from a stand up position. He looks so slow and ineffective doing that. There were a couple plays were he just stopped because it was obvious he wasn't going to get in position to do anything useful. McPhee has looked much more explosive and is getting pressure consistently.


I think I actually heard he has the playcalling helmet.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Broadcast team does not seem to understand how a fumble recovery for a td and a KR td muffle offensive stats.
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Bernard Pierce always seems to take one more second that usual to get up after a tackle. Makes me constantly nervous.
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