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Dee Dub
10-25-2011, 11:42 AM
Love it!! Flacco last night after the game in his podium interview made excuses for the inept offense by stating they are young along the offensive line and on offense in general. Then this morning ESPN is playing the comments from Terrell Suggs who is questioning the offensive game plan and why certain players aren't getting the ball.

"It baffles me that Ray Rice only had [eight] carries, I don't really know what the game plan was," Suggs said. "When I have a Pro Bowl running back and he's not getting his touches, I'm going to feel some kind of way about it. He wants the ball and I think we should feed him.
"I have to question how many catches Anquan had. Ray Rice is a phenomenal player. You have to use your phenomenal players. We've got guys on this team that can do some great things. We have to use those guys. It's that simple."


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I love the Pittsburgh Steelers!! No matter what, we are an elite, class organization.
And thank God Ben Roethlisberger is our QB!!

:tt2

NW Steeler
10-25-2011, 12:08 PM
Flacco looked God-awful last night. I hope we even the score with those ratbird-bastards in two weeks.

NorthCoast
10-25-2011, 12:45 PM
What I seen last night: Harbaugh jawing the refs after nearly every offensive play. Jags played a near-perfect game last night on defense. Harbaugh has to blame the refs for their ineptitude. Nothing would make me happier than to smother the Ravens in two weeks and show their head coach it aint the refs, it's their team.

Starlifter
10-25-2011, 12:45 PM
I think the forumla is there and is no secret. stop the run and let the rats rely on flacco to beat us. we failed to stop the run in week 1 - that gave joe fool options. we shut down ray rice and I think they struggle to put up points.

also, the way the ravens defense hits - I really think this is a redman type game. mendy goes down far too easy against softer teams. we need a hammer back there next week.

AkronSteel
10-25-2011, 01:26 PM
I think the true colors of the Ravens showed last night, not only during the game but after as well. The Rats have an offense that will dominate against the lesser teams but will do little against the top notch teams in the league. Joe Flacco is not a top talent at QB and his team knows it. They have no trust in the guy and they have no trust in their O coordinator. The defense knows that after all is said and done if they don't put up magnificent numbers against elite teams they will lose. The team is divided and their is no trust between the units.....Suggs said as much with his comments last night. That team will go no where with Flacco at QB, he will not deliver when the chips are on the table. That team will fold down the stretch just like it always does. Good to know things haven't changed in Baltimore. They are going to come to Pittsburgh in a couple of weeks and take a serious shot on the chin. Paybacks are a bad word!!!

:ratsuck

steelz09
10-25-2011, 04:04 PM
I can't really say I disagree w/ anything the Raven's plays said.

I just hope someone, ANYONE from the Steelers o-line blocks Suggs next game. I'm tired of seeing him dominate anyone he matches up against on our o-line.

fezziwig
10-25-2011, 04:32 PM
I seen Ed reed get hurt, does anyone know if he has a serious injury ? I don't want to see anyone get hurt but I wouldn't mind him missing the game against us.

Sugar
10-25-2011, 04:33 PM
I guess the Ravens will have something to prove when they come to Pittsburgh. Before this, we might have thought that they would have been (possibly) overconfident after the way they handled the Steelers in week 1.

No more. They will regain their focus and be as tough as they can be. Man, will we miss Jimmy Hate...

grotonsteel
10-25-2011, 06:31 PM
I seen Ed reed get hurt, does anyone know if he has a serious injury ? I don't want to see anyone get hurt but I wouldn't mind him missing the game against us.


Well he was back in the game after the shoulder injury. So i don't think it is a serious injury.

grotonsteel
10-25-2011, 06:36 PM
Hairball blamed the kicker for that onside kick fiasco. Maybe the kicker should be trying to kick the ball out of the stadium instead of onside kick. Does that coach blame himself for any mistake??? :roll:

SteelAbility
10-25-2011, 07:22 PM
The truth of the matter is that onside kick effort by the kicker was actually really good. It took a very unlucky final bounce. 9/10 times that goes forward. The ball was in space and the Rats had the edge with recovering it had it gone forward.

fezziwig
10-25-2011, 07:37 PM
Someone should tell Hairball that it shouldn't need to come down to an onside kick. Oh yeah, Suggs did mention something.

Flasteel
10-25-2011, 07:42 PM
I was eating a Chipotle burrito and watching all of the interviews and comments from Ratville. For some reason, it was the best-tasting burrito I have ever had. :D

steeler_fan_in_t.o.
10-25-2011, 08:18 PM
Hairball blamed the kicker for that onside kick fiasco. Maybe the kicker should be trying to kick the ball out of the stadium instead of onside kick. Does that coach blame himself for any mistake??? :roll:

Did you notice how many times the camera focused on the player (Fujita maybe?) who touched the ball after the onside kick? As if he was to blame for them not getting it, like he was guilty of some bonehead play. I just found that odd that the camera kept going back to him.

hawaiiansteel
10-25-2011, 09:08 PM
Hairball blamed the kicker for that onside kick fiasco. Maybe the kicker should be trying to kick the ball out of the stadium instead of onside kick. Does that coach blame himself for any mistake??? :roll:

Did you notice how many times the camera focused on the player (Fujita maybe?) who touched the ball after the onside kick? As if he was to blame for them not getting it, like he was guilty of some bonehead play. I just found that odd that the camera kept going back to him.


I believe it was Haruki Nakamura and you're right, it certainly wasn't his fault the ball didn't travel the necessary 10 yards. Nakamura actually showed some good hands and made a nice play controlling the ball before it went out of bounds.

the person to blame is Harbaugh, I was really surprised when he ordered the onside kick and didn't kick the ball deep thus losing precious field position.

fezziwig
10-25-2011, 09:12 PM
I just checked out the Baltimore Sun Ravens talk board and here are a few threads they have going.

1. Fire Cam Cameron !
2. Flacco Sucks !
3. Still think Flacoo is a good Qarterback ?
4. Bring back Kyle Boller !
4. Once again, Fire Cam Cameron !
5. Sign T.O now.
6. Our receivers suck !



They also have a pole of why the team lost.

1. Flaccos fault ?
2. Cam Camerons fault ?
3. Offensive lines fault ?
4. Jim Harbaughs fault ?
5. Receivers fault ?
6. Other ?

Mostly they are putting it on Cameron.


Holy cow, this is only the second loss of the season, what are they going to do when they lose in the playoffs ?
If only for watching their board have a melt down, I hope the Steeler knock the stuffing out of them in two weeks.

hawaiiansteel
10-25-2011, 09:19 PM
I just checked out the Baltimore Sun Ravens talk board and here are a few threads they have going.

1. Fire Cam Cameron !
2. Flacco Sucks !
3. Still think Flacoo is a good Qarterback ?
4. Bring back Kyle Boller !
4. Once again, Fire Cam Cameron !
5. Sign T.O now.
6. Our receivers suck !



they obviously didn't have a chance to watch Kyle Boller play for the Raiders against the Chiefs this past Sunday:

7/14 for 61 yards with 3 interceptions in a dismal first half performance, and Ratbirds fans really want him back?

fordfixer
10-25-2011, 09:35 PM
I just checked out the Baltimore Sun Ravens talk board and here are a few threads they have going.

1. Fire Cam Cameron !
2. Flacco Sucks !
3. Still think Flacoo is a good Qarterback ?
4. Bring back Kyle Boller !
4. Once again, Fire Cam Cameron !
5. Sign T.O now.
6. Our receivers suck !



They also have a pole of why the team lost.

1. Flaccos fault ?
2. Cam Camerons fault ?
3. Offensive lines fault ?
4. Jim Harbaughs fault ?
5. Receivers fault ?
6. Other ?

Mostly they are putting it on Cameron.


Holy cow, this is only the second loss of the season, what are they going to do when they lose in the playoffs ?
If only for watching their board have a melt down, I hope the Steeler knock the stuffing out of them in two weeks.


Gee sounds alot like this board after a loss :stirpot

fezziwig
10-25-2011, 09:52 PM
Sounds like this board after the thumping the Ravens gave our Steelers.

SanAntonioSteelerFan
10-25-2011, 10:26 PM
^^^ Difference being we have been to the Mountaintop so often lately, and at their expense, and despite all their booga booga chest thumping they know they are NOTHING!!!

hawaiiansteel
10-26-2011, 12:33 AM
Ravens perplexed by punchless offense

By Associated Press
Wednesday, October 26, 2011


OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- For years, the Baltimore Ravens have tried -- without success -- to put together an offense that could match the play of its esteemed defense.

They hoped that several offseason moves and the maturation of quarterback Joe Flacco would make a difference this season. Over the first four weeks, it appeared as if the changes had successfully taken hold.

Then came Monday night's performance in Jacksonville, a stinker of historical proportions that showed just how far Baltimore's offense has to go to be a factor on a team with Super Bowl aspirations.

The Ravens didn't make a first down until the third quarter, converted only two of 12 third-down opportunities and managed only 146 yards, including a franchise-record low 16 yards before halftime. It all added up to a 12-7 defeat that dropped Baltimore (4-2) out of first place in the AFC North.

Rather than dance around the subject, coach John Harbaugh on Tuesday acknowledged the obvious.

"No excuses. It has to be a lot better. Not even close to the way we're capable of performing on offense," he said. "Everybody realizes that. We have to do a better job, starting with me. I got to do a better job of making some decisions. We all have to do a better job of coaching, playing, executing, all those different things."

The offseason addition of linemen Bryant McKinnie and Andre Gurode, along with fullback Vonta Leach and wide receiver Lee Evans, was supposed to improve an attack that sputtered at times last season. After the Ravens scored 35 in the opener against the Steelers and dropped 37 points on the St. Louis Rams, there was optimism that Baltimore had finally become a complete team.

Not quite.

Ray Rice gained only 28 yards on the ground against the Jaguars and Flacco received very little protection during a night that ended, appropriately, with an interception.

"That was a tough loss," Harbaugh said. "We played bad on one side of the ball especially, and we didn't play well enough on the other two sides to overcome that."

Perhaps, but it's tough to fault a defense that didn't allow a touchdown or blame the special teams, even if Billy Cundiff did miss horribly on a 51-yard field goal try.

No, this one was all about the offense -- or lack of it. Sure the line is a work in progress, and Evans has been missing for weeks with a sprained ankle. But there is no excuse for a performance that awful.

"We've been pretty wildly inconsistent, especially on offense," Harbaugh said. "With our offensive line situation, I don't think that's completely unexpected."

Offensive coordinator Cam Cameron said, "First of all you have to be fundamentally sound. We have some new moving parts. That's not an excuse. That's something we're working through."

Rice rushed only eight times, lost a fumble and spent long stretches on the bench. He never got into a groove, and the same can be said for the offense as a whole.

"He's got to get more than eight carries," Harbaugh said. "We were just trying to find a way to beat the defense and get a first down and get going. Because when you do that, that's when those carries start adding up. You go three-and-out, three-and-out, three-and-out, it's going to be hard to get those carries stacked up too much.

"You go first-down run and you get a yard, now you've got to find a way to get nine yards on the next two. By the same token, eight carries is never going to be a winning formula for Ray Rice, there's no doubt about it."

Harbaugh was asked if Cameron deserved much of the blame.

"It's warranted for all of us," he replied. "We all deserve to have fingers pointed at us when the offense plays like that. That's tough. It's just a bad performance and everyone knows it. ... It's still early in the season, but we can't afford more performances like that. We all know that."

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