Littles, the sky isn't falling. "There is really not much to say
tonight," BB said. "Obviously, we didn't do anything normal.
Certainly, didn't coach well. Give them credit, they were better than we were tonight, certainly the better team. We all have to do a better job."
The Pats lost a game.
happens. "We competed out there," BB said. "It just wasn't good enough. We all have got to do a better job, starting with me."
But there were reasons for it that can be fixed, and should even make them
favorites if we meet again.
part to take is that the Pats D got beat up, instead of giving the
beating. I didn't think that could happen with this year's Defense. They
were out-physicalled all game long. I just didn't see that coming.
Harbaugh is a great game planner as well, and he has something special for
the Pats every time they play, and this was his masterpiece.
Patriots Defense was simply unprepared to face the Ravens wacky offense. "They were better well coached, and they have a lot of
weapons," BB said. "They always have a couple new wrinkles. They do that every week."
I know, I know it sounds crazy, like having a Russian asset sitting in the
crazy to believe! But it happens.... It starts out with the most unique QB
in the NFL since Randall Cunningham (or maybe Michael Vick). The Ravens
offense at it's core is an Option Offense. That is a college offense were
they don't care if their QB takes a beating that shortens his career, because
they gone four years.
is also at it's core a running Offense. "I think overall it was their whole offense. We knew they had one of the best running attacks in the NFL. They were really able to run the ball, and I think because we struggled to stop the run, that pretty much gave them control of the
game," McCourty said. "Possessions, down and distance; they got to be comfortable all game. We got them in a couple third-and-longs, and we were able to get off the field, but for the majority of the game, they were able to play on their terms. That's what probably hurt us the
most... just [not] having control of the game." Most NFL teams are
moving more and more toward the College Spread Offense, which is a passing
Ravens bucked the trend and instead of spreading out three WRs on every
play in a Spread Offense, they lined up three tight ends in an ultimate
Power-Option Offense. Which cost them speed outside. But what makes their
offense so unique is that Lamar Jackson has the speed to make up for the lost
speed in a 3-TE power formation.
himself. "Some of it was his speed, but honestly, we didn't give up a whole bunch of huge plays to Lamar. It was their run game overall. There were times when we were good on Lamar, but then
Ingram split us, but then we'd be good on Ingram, but Lamar would get outside for seven or eight
yards," McCourty said. "Any time you play a team like this, you can't replicate that. There are definitely some adjustments, but I don't think it's one of those things where he ran around the edge and we were like,
'dang, he's fast.' We knew he was fast. John Simon had a few plays where he used the sideline and used his help. He did a good job on them.
"There were a couple of plays where it didn't matter who the quarterback was because we had no edge of the defense. It wasn't like he outran a guy that had the edge. They just got out there and ran their plays. I think it was more of playing fundamentally together. It was a ‘do your job' game. If each guy doesn't do their job and do it well, then we're going to struggle."
It is that combination of size with power, and Jackson's threat of speed
that discombobulated the Pats Defense.
a good job of containing Jackson's speed, but lost the battle to the
Raven's power. When they had two or three TEs in, and a friggin' D-Tackle
at Fullback, the Pats lost. However, they also lost to Jackson's speed and
quickness in the pocket. He didn't run for 50. But he got two, three, and
four extra seconds in the pocket that allowed his bigger and slower TEs to
get open when they line up in their ultimate-power formation.
sorry Devin, but your wrong. His speed helped them in the passing game
when they had three tights ends on the field. Which is also why they ran
the ball so successfully in that three TE (and/or one FB) formations, and
bully the best Defense in the NFL like they were the Junior Varsity. Because,
they consistently passed out of of the three TE or 2 TE and FB
formation, which just goes against every instinct of an NFL defender.
it is just not how any other offense in the NFL plays football. There is
no game, or Tape, or fond memory of an Offense playing that way since Cunningham
played on the 1998
Vikings. Belichick needs to go back into his computer brain and drag
out the game plans when the Giants played Philly from '85 to '95.
is good news. Last season all three other teams from the AFC North lost
when first the played the Ravens. But all three team won in the second attempt.
The players had to see Lamar's spectacular blend of elite arm, legs, and
smarts. You can't really see that unique an athlete just on Tape. There is
no comparison since Cunningham (I think Vick was a little different:
shorter, more straight-linish, and not as smart a passer).
the players see it? Then the other NFL defenders who have seen it, have adjusted.
Plus, their Offensive scheme is not anything that is played in the NFL
anymore. Lamar has the finesse, but everyone else in the Offense appears
to be about power running. That is the magic that he brings to the Offense.
He allows giant sized run formations, with 3 TEs (and a DT;) to line up in
a pure power formation, and throw the ball consistently.
And if it
breaks down, he can use his feet better than any QB the Pats players have
ever seen to escape. "We went out there, but they played every down a little bit better than we did. We weren't able to keep
[Lamar] in the pocket," Guy said. "They pretty much outperformed us. We just need to figure out what to get fixed and move forward. There was a lot of good football played, but there were a lot of mistakes being made. We need to stop the mistakes so that we can move
forward." But now, the Pats Defenders have seen the plays that the
Ravens run out of ultimate power-formations.
not be as easy to trick them next time, as the Bengals, Browns, and
Steelers showed last year. If these teams face each other again, the Patriots
Defense will be ready for them. They didn't just see what the Ravens were
doing, they fought against them in the trenches, and they will remember.
It wasn't just the physicality of the Ravens. It was also the uniqueness
of their: scheme, QB, formations, and obvious power runs turned into
throws, that discombobulated the Pats D.
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