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    Offense let the defense down today

    Absolutely lack of offensive anything until late in the game. Inability to adjust to the blitz, unable to pick up the blitz, unable to capitalize on turnovers, unable hit the big gainers when the chance was there, unable to see the wide open target even on the run.

    Today was the first time in this season that the offense looked like last year. Mendenhall was running hard but Batch was just not able to hit the big plays even though he tried. You can't pin this one on him though completely. Arians predictable play calling, run on first down every time was pathetic and run in the same spot over and over. We didn't roll out the QB near enough until late in the game. More play action, more roll outs, more shot gun, some no huddle would have been nice.

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    The defense had their moments today where they looked like crap, there is no doubt. They handed the offense the game with 2 minutes to go. 2 false starts and dumb penalty on the kickoff doomed this team. Everyone is to blame but it's not just the defense that is for sure. They needed help from the offense today and didn't get it.

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    This is why i said Batch was not a good QB despite the Tampa performance. He did not play all that well in Tampa, and he sure didnt here either. I actually believe, without looking it up, that his stats wasnt a whole lot better than when Dixon played Ravens last year...

    We REALLY need a new WR or two though. I know they are still hoping Sweed will pan out (or else they would have cut him, instead of IR'ing him), and we have two rookies, but Wallace is a deep threat, and Hines looks pretty slow at the moment. ARE played well, but that was a one game thing... He is not good at all. That leaves us with 2 rookies, 1 who never panned out, and 1 who strives at running fast... We kinda miss Holmes a lot in these kinds of games - A player who is really good at those semi-long routes.
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    BEN's BACK! Its got to get better from here
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    Yeah the offense stunk it up today..I thought they've been letting the defense down the entire season though. Bad calls being made by BA too I though. Charlie was doing alright throwing little 8 yard passes, why not let him do that every first down?

    That being said, Ben is coming back week 6 with revenge in his head. With him in, we crush in every single game that we've played. They're gonna do 100x better with him in.

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    I can't help but think we should have won this game but with a lack of offense all game long, being pinned inside the 5 to start out was asking apparently too much. I was raving about the OL all year so far but today they failed on an epic scale. Too many false start penalties and not picking up the blitz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JensK View Post
    This is why i said Batch was not a good QB despite the Tampa performance. He did not play all that well in Tampa, and he sure didnt here either. I actually believe, without looking it up, that his stats wasnt a whole lot better than when Dixon played Ravens last year...

    We REALLY need a new WR or two though. I know they are still hoping Sweed will pan out (or else they would have cut him, instead of IR'ing him), and we have two rookies, but Wallace is a deep threat, and Hines looks pretty slow at the moment. ARE played well, but that was a one game thing... He is not good at all. That leaves us with 2 rookies, 1 who never panned out, and 1 who strives at running fast... We kinda miss Holmes a lot in these kinds of games - A player who is really good at those semi-long routes.
    Wait...Batch didn't play good and he almost beat the Ravens? That sounds completely contradictory to Dixon's similar performance last year

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    U mean BA let the defense down his play calling sucksI'm just glad Ben is coming back

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    All the offense needed to do to win the game was pick up ONE FIRST DOWN on their last drive. And they just couldn't do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanRooney View Post
    Wait...Batch didn't play good and he almost beat the Ravens? That sounds completely contradictory to Dixon's similar performance last year
    I never wrote that at all.. That is just you trying to find a way to flame Dixon again, which is getting a little old, but w/e.
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