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The Daily Shoutout: Turmoil in Baltimore

Posted on: October 25, 2011 10:55 am
 
OPENING HIT: The Ravens organization has always been one of the better run, classiest organizations in all of sports. No question. The GM is classy, the coach is solid and the players are pros. But the Ravens have also often been mouthy. It has long been one of the chattiest locker rooms in the league. Its players are outspoken. They'll talk about anything, say anything. Sometimes that's good and in the case of Terrell Suggs, it can be bad.

After that putrid offensive performance against Jacksonville, Suggs went off on the team's play calling. This is a defensive player publicly ripping the offensive coordinator. This is not good. This is not great. And while the Ravens will try to downplay Suggs' words or pull the "out of context" card this is a huge deal. Because you know Suggs is likely saying things the offensive players want to say but won't. After an abysmal game like that, combined with what Suggs stated, this is a true crisis for a Baltimore team that has Super Bowl potential.

This is always the risk of having strong willed players like the Ravens do particularly on defense. They will sometimes say things publicly that should probably remain in-house.

It will be interesting to see how John Harbaugh handles this crisis. And it is a crisis no matter what the Ravens will try to say.

And they'll say something because the Ravens can't help it. They love to chat.   
Category: NFL
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Since: Nov 25, 2009
Posted on: October 25, 2011 1:53 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Turmoil in Baltimore

If you are a Baltimore fan, you thank Suggs.  That was just what the doctor ordered.



Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: October 25, 2011 1:29 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Turmoil in Baltimore

Suggs definitely spoke for the whole team, but it wasn't the offensive playcalling, it was the offensive players that blew it...


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Since: Oct 10, 2011
Posted on: October 25, 2011 1:28 pm
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Since: Dec 4, 2007
Posted on: October 25, 2011 1:22 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Turmoil in Baltimore

Freeman - you're an idiot! There is no turmoil.

You are a bad journalist(if that is what you want to call yourself) that has nothing to write but to try and start something that does not exist. Try and come up with good journalism because this is stuff my 8 year old kid can write...



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: October 25, 2011 1:21 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Turmoil in Baltimore

It will be interesting to see how John Harbaugh handles this crisis. And it is a crisis no matter what the Ravens will try to say.


Crisis? Are you kidding me? Its a players speaking his mind. What is the crisis?  



Since: May 3, 2011
Posted on: October 25, 2011 1:07 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Turmoil in Baltimore

Gotta love America 2011. Everything is PC, and you cant step on any toes...boohoo

Suggs is simply stating the obvious. Their playcalling SUCKS. Who calls their plays? OC Cam Cameron.
He should be getting some heat. Sure he game planned all offseason for Week 1 in which they succeeded, but that was about all he planned for.

You have one of the top RB's in the game, and you basically play into the Jags scheme. Man coverage. Flacco either stared down his receivers, or threw the screen that the Jags were expecting because of man coverage.
They should have ran it 1st down, 2nd down, 3rd down. next series the same. then throw in some play action, since that is how you burn man coverage.  BTW , NO i dont have Ray Rice in "Fantasy".


Be happy Suggs is only criticizing the OC , and not running onto the field and chopblocking Flacco to take him out of the game.
Im sure Ray Lewis is on the same page too.



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: October 25, 2011 1:04 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Turmoil in Baltimore

10 years ago you could win in the NFL with a great defense and a marginal offense.  Today's NFL is different.  You aren't going to win any 13-10 games against quality teams anymore.  The rules make it too easy to score.  Baltimore isn't SuperBowl material.


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