Was the coaching staffs decision not Cutlers
Ben Roethlisberger- 22- 41 280 Yards 53.7 % 6.8 YP 4 Sacks 1 TD 3 INTS 52.9 QBR. These are our starters stats in the 35-7 loss to the Ravens last season. Does our starter suck? Of course not. Just a bad game vs a good defense. Lefty should get a pass too
Ok maybe not. lol
Leftwich: 18/39 201 yrds. Not bad considering the line was about as effective as a screen door last night. By comparison, Flacco was 20/32 164 yrds. Lefty, even hurt and getting killed by the blitz was effective enough to win last night. The Wallace fumble and the Punt return were the difference in the game. You can't expect a guy who's started one game in 2 years to come in and light it up in a division rivalry game folks, perhaps you should check your expectations at the door.
AsAttachment 697 As Ravens fan, I am not sure what is more painful, looking at the Steeler uniforms or listening to Chris Collingsworth for three hours
Lefty looked great until he hurt himself on his 31 yard TD run.
He threw some really bad balls, but he also threw a couple of good ones and didn't get much help. Sloppy pass blocking. Couple penalties. Some lack of effort. The team didn't step up and help him out much.
I thought the Ravens would attack Adams because he's horrible in pass pro, but they did something smart - they realized they can beat him with 1 guy. And they sent 2-3 guys at Max Starks when they needed pressure. And of course, we always leave Max alone because he's so good. But he can't block 3 guys. How do the Ravens line up 3 guys on Starks and no one decides to help him multiple times? Were we that concerned about helping Adams with his 1 guy?
Adams is not ready for primetime. I said it last week before the game. The Ravens were going to blitz all night long. Our OL just isn't good enough to handle that.
Sad that Leftwich is so fragile that he hurt himself untouched in the end zone on the 2nd play of the game. Sad that our receivers were not stepping up and helping Leftwich look a little better. Sad that our coaches didn't at least try Batch after how many fizzled drives? Sad that we got our running game going only to abandon it near the end zone and settling for 3 points.