Keys to stopping the Ravens offense
Sun, 13 Jan 2013|
Felger, Law, and Brown break down how to stop Joe Flacco and the Ravens offense and what the Patriots defense needs to do to stop them.
Sort of but the Ravens passing games as a passing game that scares you and before you answer I must say it's the biggest need advice on how to defend Joseph Flacco. They should give me a call because I I'd I think it's pretty easy and it's stuns me that more teams don't play Joseph Flacco this way Joseph Flacco is what these quarterbacks guys who I think. Is a strong side thrower he gets back he looks right he throws right. For heavy preponderance of his passes or to the right side of the football field that's sort of one of that. That is I look at what -- good quarterback -- just a mediocre quarterback good quarterbacks -- entire field. The guys that are sort of average or worse woods is not a lock into one side of the field as you do that often to bright side. That is what Joseph Flacco does now he throws a great deep ball but you watch. Most of his big damage is on deep balls on the right side of that hash mark on the right side of the opposite of formation upon the Patriots. I don't overload that side and I forced Joseph Flacco to prove to me that he can look to the backside and deliver the ball to the backside it didn't -- very often. No I think. -- problem. Overload any particular -- because they have. A good receiver on both sides when you talk about Anquan Boldin who's been having huge game as of late towards Smith who can beat you now feel one play. And they have a running game and the one thing that he I don't think he gets enough credit for Joseph Flacco similar to he's like a broken man's. Me and Roethlisberger view him he's not gonna fall right away because he's a big guy so you have to -- him and bring him to the Broncos he's gonna shake you walk. But this guy that can play he's gonna look downfield which is the weakest part of the Patriots defense and most teams don't look to do that he's looking to go deep first good point and I do and I do like that about him because that's what you should do. -- a second there. That is I think the strength of -- those games airing it out he's also got in Smith and -- all -- -- fast anymore but Smith -- Smith is a true -- down the field and bolts look at open deep down the field watched last two playoff games -- Been huge and Bolden is no -- that he will actually go out there and hit you. He's gonna block he's very good in the running game and he's good he's very aggressive he has a defense of mentality plant -- receivers so he's gonna go out there try to intimidate. Patriots second year I got -- I got ahead of myself and earlier talking about the bottle it was -- but. That that's what has been happening with the -- Michael and hit some big plays down the field. And we look at Anquan Boldin that it looks hot -- an -- uniform when he's one around the field looks big and overweight and and not very fast -- that has decent speed. When the ball does is as they have you can -- out of the knob at the bottom before against whom he's coming down the case he makes a lot of big plays and his team. Torrey Smith as we know -- not a big plays down the field and I would Jacoby Jones -- known in the return game and in the end there and in the receiving game they have a lot of weapons and get down the field. And attack to one place at the Patriots still may have a little bit of trouble covering it is the deep ball and as in the opener against them. People are pretty decent tied in the and then when things didn't. You know they have a lot of weapons that can make some plays Ray Rice in the passing game and in the winning games so. The papers with the -- the way they attack us the Ravens offense to win the point right now with all the big plays down the of this happening -- I want and I'm not a Joseph Flacco fan at all but he's been playing very well in an excellent game. In Denver sort of proving me wrong at least for game there he is going for contract I think he just showed up. Wrap that all up with Flacco is contract driving ray lewis' impending retirement. Baltimore's clearly got hot at the right time I don't know what Las Vegas is thinking about nine and a half points I think Baltimore as a as a real chance to win this ball game. On Sunday.