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  1. I didn't really see that. I thought the O-line played solidly all day. Cardinals have some big boys up front but the Oline wore them down by the 4th QTR.
  2. Hahah. That's why i was laughing when I heard people saying we had to watch out for Suggs. Even early season Suggs isn't going to have much effect on such a mobile QB as Jackson. Plus, the Oline neutralized him all day anyways.
  3. Nice win by the Ravens even though it wasn't a big win on the scoreboard. Lots of positives to take out of this game starting with Lamar Jackson. Jackson wasn't as sharp passing wise as he was in his first game making a couple of overthrows of open receivers. But, he showed poise, didn't turn the ball over, and made smart runs when they were there. If I saw one thing that impressed me the most though was when Boykin didn't keep running on a route that ended up incomplete because he read the defense wrong. Jackson grabbed him before he ran off, talked to him about the play, then tapped him on the helmet like, Now go get'm next time. That my friends is on field leadership. Love it. After these first two games, I'm all in on Jackson and think he's a got a chance to be special if he can stay healthy. Hollywood Brown was a quiet a bit in the 1st half but was a huge factor in the 4th when the defense started to focus on the TEs. I don't know if he can stay healthy for an entire season as small as he is, but he's a tough matchup because of his speed. The TEs, particularly Mark Andrews look like they will be big all year. Andrews looks like the best TE this team has had some Pitta, maybe even Heap. Defensively they stuffed the running game and confused Murray on a lot of plays. The only negative was way too many wide open long passess which are usually blown coverages. The team misses Jimmy Smith more than I think they know. I'll take 2-0 every year so this is a great start for the season.
  4. I'm searching my brain to see if I can remember worse red zone play calling. So far I have not been able to call up with worse. I will say I'm not real happy to read Locksley's comments after the game. He didn't take any responsibility at all and that's unfortunate. Makes me concerned.
  5. I was led to believe this team had depth at CB. This Ravens offense better be pretty good because this pass defense is not very good. Averett, Carr...LBers aren't good on coverage from what I can see. Not good at all.
  6. Not sure who this Averette guy is but he apparently doesn't know how to cover a slant route.
  7. In what crazy world is Justin Tucker only a two-time Pro Bowler?
  8. Wow, right down the field on their first possession! I've seen one game and one drive and this looks like the best Ravens offense ever!
  9. Great point. I didn't even address how poor a decision that was by Locksley. That fake FG was ridiculous and showed how cocky Locksley was. This game was hopefully a wake up call for him but it also may highlight why Locksley had been such an awful head coach in the past. Great recruiter, and probably a great O-coord, but he may be over his head as a head coach. He failed his players and program today and gets a grade F- for his in-game decisions.
  10. I'm more upset with myself for being fooled by Maryland football. I know I know better. I know I should never, ever get excited about Maryland football, but what did I do, I bought in after two big wins over obviously ridiculously bad teams. Just so many things wrong with this game, but the O-coordinator Scottie Montgomery just proved he is not ready to be a major college O coordinator. The guy is the definition of insanity. Keep doing with hasn't worked all day and then do it some more. His red zone offense is trash, like major, major trash. He has the rep as a passing game guru, but when the QB is having a bad day, he obviously has no idea how to run the ball effectively. Now saying all that, we saw the major chinks on Josh Jackson's armor. The guy can't throw under pressure and he totally choked when he had a wide open receiver in the end zone late in the 4th QTR. He has no ability to make throws in the red zone and was totally overwhelmed all day as his accuracy was terrible most of the day. He clearly was shaken and couldn't handle the pressure of being in a tight game. The difference between average QBs and good QBs is a lot of times their ability to deal with adversity and to be able to handle the immense pressure in close games. Jackson failed miserably today and should make us all concerned whether this is who he is, or if he just had an awful game. Now, don't get me wrong, the fact he was kept in the game all game long is on this coaching staff. He was bad from the first snap and never got better. The team deserved better and the coaching staff should have seen that and made the switch to Piggy. The coaching staff basically just choked in their first real test as well. Locksley failed his first big test as an in game coach by not pulling his ineffective QB and just standing there and allowing his offensive coordinator to keep trying the same ineffective up the middle runs on the goal line. He has an option QB in Piggy and you are going to keep trying to stuff it up the middle when your Oline was get dominated all game? Ridiculous. I spent a bunch of money on Penn State tickets like an idiot. That is my fault. I deserve to lose hundreds of dollars for believing in MD football. I will try and enjoy my time with my son at the game, but the Penn State game will probably be ugly as this program is what it always has been, and that's a program that will always come up small when it matters. I'm more disappointed than mad really. I was so excited about having a fun football team to watch and having a legitimate QB to root for, but both were found to not be true. How is Locksley supposed to lock down the DMV area when he can't even beat Temple? Temple! Really poor loss. It could be a blip or it could be warning of things to come. Jackson's performance under pressure and Montgomery's red zone offensive game calling have me concerned that this is not a blip, but shows us really who they are. Well, we'll always have this past week where we fell for this program and Locksley or at least I did. Oh well...
  11. The defense just got embarrassed with like a 48-play drive that included about ten Tino Ellis defensive holding calls including one on a 3 and 14. That might be a bit of an exaggeration, but good God this team has played bad today.
  12. Just an awful call and execution. Locksley was panicking way too early with that call. Either way, the offense is so awful that wouldn't matter anyways. Hoping Piggy starts the 2nd half.
  13. I would like to apologize for the my premature excitement over this football team. Obviously Syracuse was a lot more awful then the experts predicted. Faced with their first competitive defense, the Locksley Terps just were dominated by Temple in the first half putting up one of the worse displays of offense I think I've ever seen from a Terps team. The offensive coordinator was out coached and was unable to get anything going or make any adjustments to what the Temple defense was doing. No screen passes, no options, nothing. Why keep throwing Jackson out there when it's clear he can't throw under pressure and he was under a pressure a lot as the Terps Oline was beaten like a rug in 1920. Why Piggy and the option wasn't deployed I don't know. Let's hope they will go to Piggy and the option in the second half because it's clear they can not move the ball with their current offensive scheme against the Temple defense. After last week I went all in and bought expensive Penn state tickets for me and my son. That is going to be shallacking if this Terps team shows up. They have a second half to turn things around, but so far Locksely's Terps have FAILED with an F minus if that's possible in their first real test. My biggest concerns moving forward is an offensive coordinator who can no make adjustments when faced with adversity. Huge downer! This game is everything I feared from a Maryland team, but I let my excitement get the best of me. I've been a MD fan since my childhood. I should totally know better.
  14. Well, we had a great two weeks of pretending this was a good team. Temple is dominating defensively and the Terps and Jackson looks awful. Temple coaches are totally out scheming and out coaching the MD O-coordinator. They need to go to Piggy and try something different because this is embarrassing.
  15. Wow, totally different QB and team so far in the 1st QTR. Temple defensive coaching is dominating the offensive coaches, like they know what play is being called. The offense is totally out of whack and Jackson looks absolutely awful. Amazing the difference in a week. Looks like a totally different football team. Early still, but so far they look absolutely awful.
  16. Shane made some changes today that secured the site so it should not be an issue any longer.
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  18. Haha. I don't think John Means is going to have a Verlander career either.
  19. Must've missed this thread. I will see if Shane can look into this soon. Thanks for bringing this up. In the future, tag me in posts like this so I don't miss them. I've been out of town and on vacation so I've missed some things. Tony
  20. What is the infamous Hangout is Porn thread? What is this glitch you are talking about? As for Buck being back as manager under Elias, that's about as likely as Orioles Hangout turning into Yankees Hangout.
  21. Dear Dr. Killjoy, The OP was just discussing John Means' rookie of the year consideration worthy season. I don't think he was suggesting they will have similar careers or are similar pitchers. Signed, Fun Police
  22. As far as I know, you can't block a quoted poster in another post. This falls under the whole, "You gotta keep on scrolling sometimes and ignore!"
  23. Here's the breakdown of Temple: https://www.testudotimes.com/maryland-terps-football/2019/9/12/20861747/opponent-film-breakdown-temple-football-2019-rod-carey My thoughts: Temple will be no pushover and the first big test for Locksley and the team. Temple has some weapons and could go toe to toe in a high scoring affair. The Terps should definitely not overlook this Owls team and a loss would really be a downer heading into the big matchup with Penn State that could go a long way in helping Locksley nail down the DMV players on the fence. These next two games may be the biggest two games in Terps recent history. While I'm unsure about the defense, the Terps offense is for real. I see a Terps 52-45 win.
  24. Mainly because that change up just started to emerge in 2018 at the end of the minor league season and then improved a ton this off season. We had him at the back end of our top-30 and it wasn't higher because we weren't sure the fastball would play and that the breaking ball was improved but not consistent. The fact is that Means wasn't a scouting miss as much as a guy who who developed some things that made everything play up while also improving things like velocity and sharpness to his break balls.
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