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Old 11-01-2005, 09:23 AM   #6
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Default Opening game drives & 4th quarter D problems

Repeating what is now a definite trend/problem, the D allowed the Ravens to march down the field in their opening drive and reverse the momentum from the Steelers drive to open the game - last year the Ravens would have been 3 and out on their first possession against Steelers' D - this year it seems everyone moves the ball to start the game against the D.

A win is a win, but with the exception of moments such as the second half of the Cincy game, the D has failed to consistently stop opponents to start the game or (see - New England, San Diego, Ravens) failed to clamp down in the 4th quarter.

Any thoughts as to why the drop-off from last year (scheme or individual players), both statistically and what we see on the field?

A loss last night would have made the Jax loss look good - Jax was all Maddox, last night had a lot of blame to pass around. Hopefully we will see a more focused effort against Green Bay.
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