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Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by BK99, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. bigbenhotness

    bigbenhotness Well-Known Member

    Nov 1, 2014
    that and the turnovers. No turnovers and we win, well maybe because we couldnt stop A rod lol. I wasn't angry that SB because i felt we would be back. Oh boy
  2. fansince40s

    fansince40s Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2013
    Jackson at QB is who got them in the playoff, so I can see why they kept him in. Flacco was rusty, not used to the speed of the game and just recovered from an injury. He hasn't played in a long time so for him to just pop up off the bench and come in is asking a lot from him especially with the great pass rush the Chargers had. I think Jackson was sacked 7 times and as slow as Flacco is how many times would they have sacked him.
  3. bigbenhotness

    bigbenhotness Well-Known Member

    Nov 1, 2014
    browns are browns they will be competitive but I don't think they are a 10 win team lol. Bengals are the new browns and Ravens can be beat. Worst case is sweep bengals, split the rest and hope we beat the bad teams.
  4. thorn058

    thorn058 Well-Known Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    Most teams had a hard time playing the Ravens because they went all in on the running game and RPO with Jackson. Teams really didn't know how to attack it until the Browns stacked the box left a safety high and played both the RB and Jackson. The Chargers built on that putting 3 safeties in at LB and letting the front four get pressure while the Safeties flew to the ball carrier. They forced Jackson to try and beat them throwing the ball. Flacco would have had more success hitting short routes and working their vaunted PI game.
  5. troybellringer55

    troybellringer55 Well-Known Member

    Nov 17, 2011
    Ravens had a great defense this year. They allowed 287 points the whole year, Bears let 283. Both went home yesterday.

    At the end of the day in the playoffs it's often the QB that needs to carry you. Trubisky actually didn't play bad.

    Lamar Jackson played well in the 4th qt but was horrid the other 3. I've never seen a QB fumble so much.

    He better take care of that, or his future Ravens QB status might not be for long.

    I think Flacco is going to be the Jags QB next year. Take it to the bank.
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  6. BigBensBigBong

    BigBensBigBong Well-Known Member

    Dec 14, 2014
    Nah. Chargers were dominating Ratbirds O-line all day. When the Ratbirds were scoring late, it was because they were playing back. When the game got close at the end, they went back to the pass rush and that ended the game with the turnover as they blew through the O-line. If Flacco came in, he would have had no time. I think Harbaugh reasoned the only hope was his running QB because the O-line was being dominated.
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  7. Disco1981

    Disco1981 Well-Known Member

    Mar 20, 2017
    Hard to say...The Rats changed their whole offensive philosophy ( all teams with the running QB do )...If Bert is in there I believe they go more 4-5 wide, spread O...

    Compared to high school, 2 RB's 2 TE's ..run 1st mentality
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  8. BigBensBigBong

    BigBensBigBong Well-Known Member

    Dec 14, 2014
    It is extremely hard to win a S.B. without a good or great QB, especially with today`s rules. The defense would have to be unusually great.
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  9. Da_Cranberry

    Da_Cranberry Well-Known Member

    Jan 22, 2018
    I have my diehard fan beliefs, do not shatter them.
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  10. shaner82

    shaner82 Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Flacco hasn't played a playoff game in 4 years .He also hasn't played football at all in a while. I would agree under normal circumstances, but the Chargers had 7 DB's in most of the time and we're dominating the Ravens Oline. Jackson had no time to even think and also had nowhere to throw due to all the guys in coverage. That's tough to compete against.

    I'm not defending Jackson here at all, he has severe limitations, but I also happen to think Flacco sucks and wouldn't have fared any better with how terrible that Oline was playing
  11. Rush2seven

    Rush2seven Well-Known Member

    Oct 17, 2011
    I’m not sure about the order from above, but I do wonder if Hairball didn’t want to bring the chaos and drama associated with that decision. The comeback made his decision look good.

    Flacco to the Redskins I suspect
  12. Rush2seven

    Rush2seven Well-Known Member

    Oct 17, 2011
    Be careful, all the Ben haters will crucify you for that. They think we could have won 10 or more with either Dobbs or Rudolph
  13. GoalLine


    Oct 16, 2011
    someone saved 15% on car insurance?
  14. MojaveDesertPghFan


    Oct 19, 2011
    Shaping up to be a very good offense for one of the new football league teams next year -Flacco/Landry Jones, AB, Bell, what a dream team. :rolleyes:
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  15. BK99

    BK99 Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2011
    I'm sorry but Lamar Jackson is RG III 2.0. He will either spend multiple games injured or he will try to be a pocket passer and he isn't. He may get a little better with decision making but you can't coach accuracy. I got to watch the wildcard game and my buddy recorded the Browns game for me, he may get better during the offseason but I don't believe it will be much better.
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  16. Spock

    Spock Well-Known Member

    Jun 12, 2015
    Look at the teams left in the playoffs. Imo Brady is the sixth best of the eight. Yeah, you need a qb to go to the Super bowl and win it.
  17. steel machine

    steel machine Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2017
    I'd say Cleveland will soon have best QB in AFC North.
  18. vlad582

    vlad582 Well-Known Member

    Jan 12, 2017
    The bad news .... the Ravens know how to draft defensive players and that defense isn't going anywhere anytime soon. They will still be a thorn in our side for years to come.
  19. strummerfan

    strummerfan Well-Known Member

    May 9, 2012
    When did two interceptions become known as pretty good?
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  20. AskQuestionsLater

    AskQuestionsLater Writing Team

    Apr 21, 2016

    Eric Weddle retiring does not assist us either. Baltimore does have some options. Two of them stick out to me. They are as follows:

    1. Sign Earl Thomas.
    2. Draft Deionte Thompson

    Either or corrects that void in Baltimore's secondary. For that matter, it again becomes a strength. That being said, so long as Lamar Jackson is the Quarterback, the Ravens are going to be what they were from 2001-2007; elite defense but little to no offense.
  21. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

    Oct 16, 2011
    Not when you consider that the Chargers went into prevent. As soon as it got close, they started playing again and shut him down.

    If they had played 60 minutes, not sure Jackson gets 50 yards passing.
  22. Busman


    Oct 18, 2011
    a weak division can help :)
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  23. dobbler-33

    dobbler-33 Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2011
    They had an answer but they saved it for the Patriots the following season hahaha.
  24. DSteelerCT

    DSteelerCT Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2011
    Not to mention failing to convert on 2nd and 5, 3rd and 5 and, yes, 4th and 5.

    NY STEELERFAN Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2012
    So with Jackson being the man and seeing how well the Chargers did playing with 3 safeties, does that mean we will be drafting 2 more safeties this year.........:hehehe::hehehe::hehehe:
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