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Everything posted by Mackus

  1. Yeah Harbaugh is lucky he didn't get flagged, ejected, and suspended. A fine is a slap on the wrists. I imagine because the NFL knows the call was among the worst the league has seen in terms of roughing calls in recent years.
  2. No, its about Cameron realizing what's happening in front of his damn face or not.We all want and most of us expect Flacco to be a top level quarterback. But he wasn't on Sunday, and it was incredibly obvious well before his 3rd interception gave the Bengals the ball in FG range with less than 5 minutes left. We should have been running the ball and throwing play-action passes off of that for most of the 4th quarter. Not continuing to try to throw deep balls that weren't open and that Joe couldn't connect on even when they were. He had a bad game. Rather than adjust to that, Cameron stubb
  3. I don't think its unrealistic or unfair to expect the Ravens to pass the ball more considering the weapons we've added. Throwing more isn't a problem.What was a problem was specific to the Week 2 game alone. Flacco was having a terrible game, and Cameron was too stubborn in insisting on sticking with the pass trying to get it working rather than going more heavily with the run which was both working and allowing us to run playaction which was the only times Joe actually was having success running the ball. Its entirely reasonable to expect the Ravens to throw more than they have in previous
  4. I'm saying is nothing you think you think about a guy's facial expressions, body language, moxie, or whatever is worth anything tangible if you've come to your conclusion based on only what you've seen in a few frames of the TV coverage.Whether a problem exists or not in this regard, and I'm not saying it does or does not, it's not something that fans watching on TV would ever be able to diagnose accurately positively or negatively. It's something that the team around him constantly can notice, but not a fan watching on TV with no context. If this is a "cherry on top" situation, and everythi
  5. Yeah, you're hopelessly misinterpreting those posts.Not one of those is saying the reason Joe played poorly is because of something Cameron did. You're clearly putting something there that isn't if you think those posts are saying that Flacco struggled because of something Cameron did. Flacco had an awful game. Cameron didn't do anything to try and overcome that by throwing less and running more. Flacco performed awfully and that was entirely his fault. Cameron, independently, did a very poor job of recognizing what the hell was going on right in front of his face and adjusting the gamepl
  6. I'm very confident Joe can win most close games.But guys can have off days. That's exactly what I think yesterday was. Just an absolutely terrible day for him. I don't buy the arguments some have made that Joe has looked and played terrible for the past two years. I have confidence in him, but I'm also recognizing of the fact that he was terrible yesterday and Cameron should have adjusted. If Flacco continues to struggle, he'll be replaced. And if he fails, it will be entirely on his shoulders. The team and organization have built up everything around him that he needs. He's in an abso
  7. Changing the game plan on the fly during a game when things aren't going well is what we should have done yesterday.We shouldn't have to game plan around Flacco, or limit ourselves in any way because of him. If Joe can't do the things that Cameron asks of him, then we'll need another option. Yesterday was one game, and we should have realized Joe wasn't playing well and adjust accordingly. The correct argument that Cameron obviously should have changed things up and gone more to the run, especially in the 4th quarter is a different one than the also correct argument that at this point the o
  8. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.It was insane to pass the ball as relentlessly as we did yesterday. I didn't have a problem with trying passing so much until the 4th quarter starter. We should have really been running the ball then. Before then there were reasons to believe Flacco was gonna shake out the cobwebs and play better, especially after the first drive of the 3rd quarter. But he followed that up with a couple really poor drives and when we did run, we had success. Continuing to throw so much in the 4th quarter when we were alwa
  9. That's sort of a moot point, though. If Joe had played like an average QB we win the game easily and wouldn't have needed to run the ball more to have a better shot to win.The entire reason people are upset with Cameron is because he didn't respond to what was happening on the field with Flacco being so terrible. If Flacco hadn't played so terribly, then there wouldn't have been the need for Cameron to respond to it by going to Rice far more often.
  10. Wow, in the time it took me to dig up Miller's post yesterday making the same joke I thought you were making, you edited your post and make it seem like it wasn't a joke, but rather just a terrible opinion.Miller's post was the funniest thing to come out of an otherwise lousy day of football yesterday. Here it is for all to see again!
  11. I think its incredible silly to take so much meaning away from a guy's facial expression.Not saying body language and things like that don't exist, just that the possibility for misinterpreting something like that over a television broadcast massively outweighs any real information you could glean from it. You may think you learned something from what you saw on tv, but you really didn't, at least not anything meaningful.
  12. I thought it was really good, definitely will continue watching. Lot of stuff going on so its sort of tough to follow at first as you're getting used to the characters. Some of the shots and sets were absolutely marvelous, although I suppose with Scorsese directing that's to be expected.
  13. Its a fact that you are using as an excuse. Joe played terribly today. Nothing caused or influenced Joe to play badly other than himself. He was awful and it was entirely his fault. It doesn't matter that it was a good defense, that shouldn't make you feel any better about the way he played today, or limit any of the criticism.
  14. And we ran the first two plays of that drive, setting up the play-action pass.You have to admit we should have run more. That's a no-brainer. Flacco sucked real bad. He lost the game. Cameron was slow to recognize how awful he was doing and take the ball out of his hands a bit by going to the run more. I thought after that first drive that Flacco had turned things around, so it's fine sticking with him for a couple drives after that. But he then fell right back into missing easy throws and making terrible decisions on the following drives. After that, you've gotta start running more. W
  15. I still think you are making soemthing up that isn't there. The one guy said Cameron hung Flacco out to dry, and that was well after you were saying people were making excuses.Other than that one guy who was late to the party, nobody is saying that Cameron's play calling was the reason Flacco struggled. Flacco sucked all on his own. He messed up easy throws, he made bad decisions, he messed up tough throws, everything was awful. Cameron didn't do enough to help get us a win in spite of Flacco's struggles, as running the ball more often would have done. The loss is entirely on Flacco, but
  16. He played fine against the Jets save for a few bad plays.He played terrible against the Bengals save for a few decent plays. Continued performance like this will obviously lead to a change. It's equally obvious that it is way too early to even be thinking about benching him, though.
  17. I think you are deliberately failing to comprehend what everyone seems to be saying, and I have no idea why.Who is saying that there is any reason we lost this game that was even remotely as big of a factor as Flacco's bad play? Find one post and show where anybody says that some other reason was a major reason why we lost. The other complaints are complaints over how we should have overcome Flacco's bad performance. We lost because Flacco was terrible. He lost the game, singlehandedly. Cameron should have been able to get us into a better position to win the game in spite of Flacco's aw
  18. This is clearly not what he's saying or implying.
  19. Blame isn't mutually exclusive.Flacco played awful. Cameron should have run more. Both are true. Saying we should have run more doesn't mean Flacco played ok or that the blame for his awful performance and decision-making is being deflected to someone else. Flacco sucked big time. Cameron was insanely stupid today. Both hurt the team more than they helped the team, with Flacco being the major goat for having the worst game we've seen in years.
  20. The call on Ray was the right call. He knocked him down with his legs, that's textbook tripping even if it was unintentional. The Suggs roughing the passer penalty was complete crap, I thought. He was already wrapping up on Palmer while he still had the ball. One of the weakest roughing penalties I've ever seen, and it wasn't a situation where the rule was called correctly but it's a light penalty for hitting the helmet or anything. That was just a joke. Harbaugh was right to be flipping out about that one.Had no impact on the game, though. We win if Flacco doesn't have the worst game w
  21. I have no idea why we didn't run more. Flacco was terrible from the get go, the line couldn't keep anybody off him, but they were run blocking well and Rice seemed to get 6 yards on every carry. The loss is singlehandedly on Joe's shoulder's, because he played so bad I'm thinking he had a lot of money on the under and Cincinnati, but the decision to throw so much when Joe was clearly having an awful game was just perplexing. Wasted a fantastic job by the defense. Two games into the season, I'm starting to think the defense may be a lot better than most of us expected but the offense may no
  22. Haha. The thread about their reaction to the 20-run loss was the dumbest thing I've ever read. What a buffoon!
  23. No, I thnk Izturis is the best defensive SS on the team, none of the options are any good at offense, so Buck's going with Izturis because he's the best we've got right now. I don't believe for a second that Buck or MacPhail or anyone would like to have Izturis back next season. They know he's awful overall, but he is good defensively. He made some really nice plays last night, and that's what Buck was gushing about. It doesn't mean he wants him to be our SS for next season.
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