Perillo's Points: RBs need to exploit Ravens' LBs
Thu, 17 Jan 2013|
Paul Perillo lists a few things to watch for on Sunday
We talked a little bit earlier about Shane -- and the impact that he had against Houston on Sunday. I think this is an area of the Patriots offense that could be a big plus going against Baltimore. The Pacers to a great job of getting went back out in space against linebackers -- favorable matchups. And it just stand Baltimore's linebackers are -- I've heard -- with 37 years old gonna retire. He has a hard time covering. In space note John Randall for Denver I thought really exploited it early on before it got hurt this is an area did you would let it be can be -- need to be out there. -- very absolutely even Steven Ridley. Get the ball for the running -- since they made the Ravens hold slow linebacker. Conversely on the other side I think the Patriots linebackers also don't cover particularly well -- they don't have -- just an excuse. But I don't think Brandon Spikes and -- I tower and really really good this year. Covering backs across the middle covering tight ends and I think this is another area the Baltimore offense that's a little bit underrated. That is get a good solid receiver over the middle Ray Rice we know all about him -- some guys that the Ravens like to get in space across the middle in the flats. This is an area that Baltimore's gonna try to play as well it was going to be good chess match with linebackers are able to cover that. Final point if we can relate back to that Patriots offense and -- -- -- -- talking about for a lot of years now the inability to stretch the defense they have Brandon -- on the outside. It was six point four yard reception and he's the best I could get it done I thought this was an area that Denver. Couldn't really exploit against -- -- that was clear as that -- more on that Peyton Manning wasn't going to be able to get the ball -- the top. And I think that's why the Ravens defense got better in the second half. -- thought they slammed everything down the line of scrimmage after the gonna try to do against the Patriots as well they've had success doing that against the Patriots. -- Welker and obviously you know Rob Gronkowski available. This is going to be something that he's still Brandon Lloyd. Needs to get behind the defense and make a play.