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What's up, everybody? It's Joe.
The California Ravens fan coming at you live from the West Wing and man.
Yeah, it Z, it still hurts.
What happened yesterday, that was it was a painful loss, as everybody knows.
And that's why we are doing the third episode of Ravens therapy.
We've been having to do this quite a bit lately.
Is is what it seems like.
So a lot of stuff to get into today, fellas, and not a lot of time.
So what I'm gonna be doing here is I'm gonna be trying to invite people so they can come on.
And she just kind of there are frustrations out there.
So let's talk a little bit about yesterday's game, fellas.
Yes, I do feel a little bit better, but not really Not really like it's still I'm still pretty ****ed off.
Let me just address this all right because I was getting lots of comments.
And to be honest with you, like I used to read every single comment that I would get on every one of my videos that I upload.
But now I've just kind of been, Ah, I've been reading that many because, you know, there's a lot of trolls, of course, which I don't really care about.
But it's just a lot of people like I don't know.
Oh, you're a fake Ravens fan and this and here and there.
I've been getting that a lot, and I just don't understand it.
Let me let me talk about yesterday's game and then we're gonna bring in my guys here that we got for the therapy session, all right, I pretty much stand by everything that I said yesterday.
I stand exactly by what I said yesterday.
I watched. I've watched the video a couple of times.
I do think I'm you know, I was angry.
I was drinking a little bit as per usual when it comes to the game day.
So I was a little bit angry, but I don't think that I disagree with anything that I said yesterday.
Basically, I said that if this is the team that shows up against the Steelers on Thanksgiving, I don't wanna watch them.
And you know what? I stand by it because plain and simple, they showed no heart yesterday.
In my opinion, they didn't show any toughness and they did not play like a rave in.
So to me is the same thing.
I would rather, uh, think about this man.
The 2015 season, where we went five and 11, the performances that we saw.
We would lose games, but we would put heart out there on the field. Men.
We would put a fight.
And what I saw yesterday, I didn't see any heart.
I didn't see them playing like Ravens yesterday against the Titans.
I didn't see them put, you know, putting on for the city of Baltimore, which, you know, I'm not from Baltimore, but still putting on for the shield, putting on for what the organization means.
I didn't see that.
I saw John Harba being the only one that even cared, you know, and nobody backing him up.
Nobody backing him up.
This is what it equates to for me, It equates to somebody you know, robbing your house, coming in, robbing your house right in front of you.
And then they come back a couple months later, take a crap on your floor and proceed.
Thio, eat all your food in your refrigerator and you do nothing about it.
That's exactly what it felt like to me watching the Titans come in, disrespect this shield and then just proceed to beat us like you can't allow that to happen.
That sends a message to the rest of the league that were soft that Yeah, you could disrespect this team because they're not gonna do anything about.
That's just so yes, I'm still angry about it because I just hated the performance.
I hated the performance that I saw yesterday.
It's not not necessarily that we lost.
Obviously, I'm ****ed off that we lose.
I'm always ****ed every time after a loss.
That's never gonna change.
But I'm more ****ed that they came out and they had that type of performance with no heart.
That's what frustrated me the most yesterday.
And that's why I'm still standing by What I said, if you're gonna play like that, if you're gonna show no heart Don't show up for Thanksgiving because you're just gonna waste all of the Ravens flocks time.
So that's how I feel.
Things need to change.
That doesn't mean that I'm not keeping faith in the team.
That doesn't mean that I'm not riding with the team.
I'm always gonna roll with the team ride with the team.
But if you perform the way you did yesterday, plain and simple, it's like you're wasting everybody's time.
So that's just how I feel again.
I still stand by what I say.
People call me fake Ravens fan because I care so much about what it means to play like a ****, you know? And I think the person that might be fake is the one that just doesn't care about that at all.
You know, they're like, Well, you know, it's a loss.
It's whatever you know, they came in and disrespected us.
It doesn't matter, right? That, to me, is not a real fan, but whatever.
I'm not not here to call anybody out.
So coaster, dude.
Thank you so much for the donation, My man.
He says we're gonna be nine and six weeks 17 and blow it.
Four and 12 like 2017.
I mean, hey, this is the Ravens.
We're talking about men, so you never know.
But listen, we got the Steelers on Thanksgiving, were down some players, and that's what I kind of wanted to go through.
I'm gonna go through Jeff's.
Rebeck's Ribbeck Twitter real quick because a lot of stuff going on, a lot of stuff going on.
So first things first.
We apparently tried to sign snacks Harrison, Damon Harrison off of Seattle's practice squad, but we weren't able to get him because Seahawks just picked him up there.
Let's see what other piece of news as we all know the big piece of news today.
That pot that came out, Mark Ingram and J.
Dobbins and Brandon Williams have all been placed on the co vid list.
All three of them are not expected to play on Thanksgiving.
In a way, this could be good because we've been wanting to feed Gus Edwards the carries man, so we'll see how that goes.
What else we got here? Um oh, we also signed Pierre to see her.
I mean, we'll see.
I mean, it's quarterback depth.
But you know, he's from what I've seen.
He's kind of one of those players That takes a lot of chances there.
He does get picks.
He's kind of like a Marcus Peters, only a little bit worse.
I would say in coverage, Um and so I mean, that's pretty much the pieces of news that came out.
But I wanted to end my little solo spiel here.
Oh, no, I forgot.
I got two more things.
Okay, So before we end the solo spiel here, I want to talk about something that I feel like a lot of the Ravens Flock isn't really addressing.
Um, I think it's an issue that we have on the team this year that not a lot of people are bringing up.
Not a lot of people are talking about, and we have to start talking about it because it's a huge problem.
It is a huge problem.
I did not even know that we were literally the worst defense in red zone percentage in the league, and I just learned this yesterday.
I knew that it was bad, like we would get bullied and when we get into the red zone, but I didn't think it was as bad as it actually is.
We have to talk about the red zone and it needs to get fixed like yesterday.
I'm not talking like, you know, we need to fix it eventually.
No, we need to fix this now because this is a problem.
And honestly, this is what's losing his games.
We can't finish drives when we're on offense in the red zone, and also they score touchdowns every single time they get to the red zone.
I actually wanted to rewatch pretty much the red zone offense and defense from the Titans game yesterday, and I determined that the Ravens had four red zone trips, all right, so they went to the red zone four times and they were only able to score 15 points in those four red zone trips for the Ravens.
Now, on the flip side, you look at the Titans.
They had one more red zone trip than us.
They had five total red zone trips and they scored 21 points.
This is a team that's taking advantage of when they get into the red zone and they score and our defense just can't stop it right.
And the offense is just having to settle for three every single time we need to be able to finish.
We look back three chances back to back to back in the red zone.
We started at the 15 yard line once, then the 16 yard line in the 11 yard line.
When we got into the red zone.
How many total points do we put up in those three chances? Let's see.
We got six plus 6, 12, 12 total points on three red zone trips. Unacceptable.
We need to finish.
We need to punch it in.
That's why good teams win.
And that's why mediocre teams loose because they can't finish in the red zone or they can't stop offenses in the red zone.
So we need to fix that yesterday last week like it needs to be fixed now.
So one more thing I want to say men, and we'll get into the therapy session, shout out to all you guys for being in here.
Don't forget to smash that like button.
Um, I want to call out to specific players.
Um, and the reason I'm doing This is not necessarily because I'm going to say there trash.
In fact, they're actually two of the best offensive players that we have, in my opinion.
Marlon Humphrey, Marcus Peters.
I'm not gonna say anything that they don't already know.
You're better than this.
You are better than this.
You are supposed to be the two best defensive players that we have, and you have that type of performance that just can't stand straight up that cannot stand.
You need to be the elite players that we all of the Ravens.
Flux says you are.
Marcus Peters and Marlon Humphrey did not have great games yesterday.
They did not make plays.
They were getting burned on some double moves that pass interference call for Marlon Humphrey.
You guys were supposed to be to lock down corners, and when you do your jobs, you make the rest of the defense's job easier.
You need to step up and you need to become those defensive leaders with your play on the field straight up, man.
You are best two defensive players and you need to act like it.
We cannot be getting beat by A J Brown and Corey Davis, the way we did and get bullied like we did.
And by the way, that broken that those broken tackles by A. J.
Chuck Clark was in on it.
Marcus Peters, then Marlon Humphrey and then Patrick Queen.
Four of our best defensive players.
That says a lot.
That says a lot.
That's It's not like the A J.
Brown broke off some, you know, like a practice squad defensive cornerback something, uh, tackle there.
No, it was like four of our best defensive players that he broke off so unacceptable performance just through and through men.
I missed the super chat here, and then we're gonna go ahead and bring people in here.
Abdul Sadiq, Shout out to you, man.
Thank you for the donation.
He says you're an honorary Baltimorean Joe.
Hey, man, I appreciate that.
I've only been there once, but it was a cool little city, man, so I would definitely love to go back there eventually.
Well, why don't we go ahead and bring all my guys for this therapy session, man? Obviously, a lot to get into a lot of stuff that came out today in today's news and, uh, just hopefully we have some optimism going into the Steelers game, but it's gonna be tough.
We're gonna see, But we first of all, we have another donation.
Thank you, Abdul.
Once again, he says are offensive slash defensive schemes are predictable.
Yeah, man, but hey, what are you gonna do? All right, let's go ahead and bring all my guys first off, we're gonna bring on my guy.
That was also very frustrated, Actually watched his video yesterday, and he kind of mirrored a lot of my sentiments that he thought that the team played soft, so I'm glad he's here.
Please give a warm welcome to my guy keeping it.
What's up, bro? Can you hear me? I can hear you, man.
What's going on? Everyone looking pretty down there looking pretty down there.
But it's been a tough day, man. It has.
It has. But thanks for being here, man.
And also, we got my guys from the lunch break.
Hot take. Let's go ahead and bring them on here.
We got Jose and Brodney.
What's going on, fellas? What's going on, Jo, Thanks for having us on.
Absolutely. Men so.
Well, I hate to keep seeing you guys like this in a therapy session after another loss in back to back weeks. But here we are.
This is the state of the Ravens right now.
Uh, where do you guys want to start, man? I mean, just what are your frustrations? Your what's your biggest frustration from yesterday's game? Or even today with all the Koven stuff? You guys let me know.
I wanna hear from keeping it. Riel first, man.
Let me. Let's see what you got here.
In terms of the game, for the most part, I'm not necessarily completely mad.
Of course, when we lost, I was mad about that for the most part.
But it's just after everything that happened.
The Titans disrespecting our shield, which is a symbol of the city, the fan base and the organization.
You have your head coach go out there because he understands what that shield means and toe Have this team not back up their coach.
That hurt, man, that really hurt.
So the biggest thing I could look at in terms that this game is just them not being able to make the stops in the fourth quarter with Derrick Henry and A.
Brown, and that really hurt the team long term.
And it just, man, I'm just trying to get my thoughts right now.
For the most part.
Yeah, for the most part offensively, the only thing I gotta say is we gotta finish drives.
The red zone was a huge issue today.
We didn't turn the ball over.
For the most part, that wasn't really an issue, is just We weren't finishing in the red zone.
That's something that has to be fixed, moving forward defensively.
That comes down the effort for the most part.
They were showing that level of effort when they were stopping Derrick Henry because through three quarters they did a pretty good job as best they can.
But for some reason that fourth quarter, they just broke down.
It kind of felt like a movie like we've seen this before.
With the Ravens, they would have a lead and then one play would come out of nowhere.
One mistake would happen.
The interception with Lamar Jackson happened and it kind of switched the momentum and at that point, ah, lot of things.
The Ravens were doing back in the past started showing up.
Team started making mistakes that they weren't making.
They weren't finishing drives defense, slowly gave away points and it came down to the wire and we got into overtime.
Offense. Wasn't able to do anything there.
And that final drive for the Titans watching Derrick Henry just run into the end zone and getting that look of Derek Wolfe on the field and absolute disbelief.
E don't know what the same man.
Yes, it has been tough.
Yeah, he he literally handed us the l.
If you guys saw the little thing, he he went in an L shape and just straight to the end zone in overtime.
So literally gave us the elder.
Alright, guys from lunch break hot take man, What would you say? Your biggest frustration is after yesterday's game and today's events Well, nothing that happened yesterday was a surprise to me and brought me I mean, we've been pretty consistent about this going into from the off season that you can't you can't build a team around defense in 2020 right? We put all of our resources into the defense and they're gonna have games like this.
You're playing elite talent out there.
You can't build a defense to stop their Camry.
He's going to get his right the way you stop there.
Henry is by putting up points, and we just don't have the offense.
Thio put up points when we need to get it.
You know when we need toe outscored the other team late in the game or even just established a big lead.
You know, this office is worse than it was last year, and we knew this going into the season right.
It's not surprised how they're playing way.
Don't have Marshal Yanda.
We don't have Hayden Hurst and we didn't really add anything to the wide receiving corps.
We just expected 1st and 2nd year players to go out there and play great.
That's just not realistic.
Yeah, for me, I said, We've been talking about the defense and not, you know, building a team around defense all season.
But honestly, it comes down to Brandon Williams not being there and the fact that the defense that has all those great players on it, that you put all of those that money and all those draft picks into just kind of lays down and said, Hey, one guy's not here, we can't stop the run And that's a consistent thing.
I wasn't even just yesterday.
That's every time Brandon Williams out.
If you wanna be a great defense and you want to say Hey, you know we're gonna win games on defense Thin one guy can't You can't have your run Defense unraveled, right? The other thing Offensively, I know that, Yeah, I watched back the film.
Also, Lamar missed a few throws.
Hey was late on the past to Hollywood in the end zone, Hey, under through Mark Andrews a bit in the end zone early in the game, and, you know, there was another pastor, Mark Andrews.
That was, you know, a little bit off, right? But the problem that I have in Baltimore is you'll hear people criticize them more for that.
But the receivers in Baltimore make absolutely no adjustments of the ball.
They never dio and these air these air throws that you see from every quarterback in the NFL, right? But most other quarterbacks have receivers who can adjust and make the place for them.
E mean, the interception with Kevin Do Renee I don't know what Devon was doing.
Like I don't know what he was looking for.
I don't know where he was running, but, you know, he couldn't track the ball.
He couldn't find it.
And so it goes over to the other side out.
Now he be brought up the, uh, the Mark Andrews play where he couldn't bring the ball in.
Um, I want I want to know if you guys noticed the difference on the first touchdown where Tennessee scored.
Uh, that Tannehill Pastor Gino Smith, right? He attacked the ball, right? Our defendant was in place.
It was good defense, but he went and snatched the ball and came down with that touchdown.
Now, now, compare that to what Mark Andrews did, where he's falling back and waiting for the Balto fall into his hands.
That's the issue we have in Baltimore.
We don't have guys that know how to attack the ball. We don't know.
We have guys that don't know how to make adjustments.
We don't have guys that can really make plays like Mark Andrews is a good player.
He's not a playmaker, though.
Hollywood Brown is, you know, we think he's gonna be a good player.
He's not playmaker just yet, right? So we don't have that.
Brown is a playmaker.
You know, Uh, Henry is a playmaker.
Like those guys know how to how to do something with the ball.
How toe help the quarterback out.
Every incomplete pass that Lamar makes.
We have to scrutinize it because he's the only one that can make a play.
And that's a great point.
So would you, in your opinion, do you think it's more so, Ah, coaching issue or a personnel issue? Because this has been This has been a problem for a while that guys just don't come back to the ball.
They just like, Oh, I'm just going to stand here and let the ball come to me where you see other guys like John who Smith goes up there and fights for the ball man like, we just don't have that physicality in the wide receiver in the tight end room.
Who do you blame them or on them? It's, I would say it's It's a combination right, and this starts with Eric DeCosta Wright.
We all love e. D C and A. D. C. We trust.
I don't think he's really earned that kind of respect you.
I like him, but he hasn't.
Not yet, right? Um, he's got to show that he can bring in talent to support his superstar quarterback.
He hasn't done that.
He hasn't brought in town to help him.
Uh, in the past game, he hasn't brought in anybody to help protect him.
He's got to start doing that before we can say Hey in d.
C, we trust right? The defense looks great.
I mean, the defense has always been good here in Baltimore, right? Um, that's that's That's nothing new.
Can you give us a modern offense, right with the support, our quarterback.
So it starts with him bringing in the right personnel, right then it.
Then it goes down to the coaching and developing coaches because we have a lot of criticisms about John Harbaugh.
To John Harbaugh skates a lot of time for, uh, for the poor job he does.
He's never been able to develop young talent, and the coaches that he brings in can't develop young talent either.
That's why we're seeing so much resource to be important to the defense.
OK, you know, we Martin Del good coach.
But if he doesn't have great talent, you know, in every position out there, what is our defense look like? Right? So it's a It's a coaching thing for sure, and it's also a personal thing.
All right, fair enough.
Well, um, I did want to actually touch on Lamar a little bit, man, because I've been, you know, I'm a big Lamar defender, as a lot of people know, but when he does have a bad game, I do call him out on it.
And I I think he had a nok game yesterday.
I e mean that throat, um, Andrews was beautiful.
That was a great throw.
And, you know, he made some nice throws here and there.
But aside from those man like, I don't know, there's something completely different about Lamar from last season to this season.
I think like his processor is just it's not the same.
Um, he's not really going through.
His reads like he was last year.
Do you guys think that's a product of him just not trusting the protection Or do you think there's another issue that we're not really thinking about here, that maybe that's a little underlying issue.
As everybody says, Oh, Lamar has regressed.
What do you guys think would be the biggest problem here? Whoever wants to jump in feel free? I think the difference in Lamar from last year to this year boils down to Marshal Yanda and Hayden Hurst.
You know the line is not consistent, and I mean and now Ronnie Stanley being out.
Obviously, they can't protect him consistently, and they don't have the weapons for him to make plays.
So you know he can stand back there all day.
But death isn't getting open.
E mean Hollywood.
He'll get open sometimes.
And like I said, he didn't miss.
That passed the Hollywood in yesterday's game.
But Hollywood also dropping balls.
You know, Mark Andrews is dropping balls when when they need them to make place.
So I think most of it is just down to the talent around him.
Okay, fair enough.
Let me get the super chat real quick.
Thank you for the donation, man.
He says Lamar gets through, reads not open.
I don't know what that means, but go ahead. Keeping it real, man.
Yeah, I would definitely same.
Or of the offensive line in the fact that Hayden hurts is no longer in this offense, because when we were running three tight and sets, it definitely helped out terms of the protection, both for the run and pass game.
He doesn't have that this year, and I feel like because he's under more pressure this year, he's kind of put it on himself to always try and make a play instead of taking the check down or just throwing the ball away.
We're seeing Lamar scramble, scramble, scramble, hoping somebody can get over trying to make a play and nobody's getting Oh, from down there.
Also, I feel like Lamar is kind of open, okay, a little bit of overthinking it at times, like because he's not 100% sure on the protection and sometimes he's like always has his mind set.
I gotta make a play.
I gotta make a play.
He maybe overthinking we'll walk.
This play is doing this and doing that in the touchdown He meant for Andrew, there was a defender that was coming towards him but Andrews was open in the back of the end zone if he puts it on Andrew's.
Andrews has a good shot to get it there, but he starts overthinking.
What if the defender gets them time? That could potentially a pick, and instead he chooses to float the bomb on when he's put it on him.
So that is just a mix of everything you know, just the offensive line not being as good as it was last year.
Missing Hayden hurts.
Not really trusting the protection, which is barely their receivers not getting open and him always having his mindset like he has toe make a play every single time.
Yeah, yeah, but yeah, I totally agree.
Um, yeah, way like said lost talent.
And we didn't replace any of that talent, right? Especially especially Marshal Yanda.
I mean, we knew you're trying to replace ah, Hall of Fame guard with, ah, third round pick and entirely Phillips, right? And Ben Renison and Ben Powers like, that's just that's that's gonna be a huge drop off, right? And also, you know, I can't stress it enough.
Uh, coaching right when people say Lamar has been figured out.
Lamar has been figured out great.
Rome has been figured out right? What kind of adjustments has he made from last year and how he's coaching? Obviously, everybody's gonna look at what you're doing and game plan for that.
But how have you branched out that offense? Toe? Be less predictable, You haven't.
So that's that's a big reason for the trouble.
Yeah. No, that's a great point.
So we're sitting at six and four.
We got a date with Steelers coming up, maybe.
I mean, unless it gets postponed, which I don't know, we're gonna have to see what happens with that.
How? Uh, I mean, I think if there's one thing that could totally turn around this season, it would be pulling off the upset against the undefeated 10 and those Steelers in Heinz Field on Thanksgiving night in prime time.
That would be just like it would be beautiful if we could actually pull that off.
But how confident are we going into this game? I got to say, I'm really not that, that all that at all, confident, And it's not because I don't think we can win.
It's I know we can win.
The thing is that's crazy is that I know we can win all of these games.
Aside from the chief's game, we've been in all of these games, we've had opportunities to actually pull it off.
We just come up short for whatever reason, whatever happens in the game.
So I know we could beat the Steelers.
We can upset them.
But will we? Is the question.
How confident are you guys feeling again? We'll start off with you, my guy Keeping it real.
Yeah, I'm not that confident we can actually win this game.
I do believe we can win this game.
I mean, because you looked last time when we faced off with them.
We've been dealing with injuries the whole season and we were able to dominate for the most part there, especially with the run game.
We did everything we were supposed to do except closed the game, and part of that has to deal with the turnovers we have, you know, for the most part we dominate in terms of running the football.
Usually when both of those happened, we win the game.
It's just the turnovers kill us.
So in this game against Pittsburgh and Heinz Field.
One of the things they're gonna have to do is make sure you can't turn the ball over.
If we have one mistake, it could cost us, especially against a team like that.
So I'm not necessarily confidence.
But, you know, whenever it comes, the A F C North rivalries.
You never know how the games they're gonna go.
Even though we're dealing with injuries and stuff, You never know how it's gonna work when when it comes to the situation like that.
So I think they've got a shot.
They definitely showed that they can keep up with them.
They've been able to keep up with every team in every game except for the Chiefs.
So I think they got a shot to win.
I'm just not confident them right now because they have shown us on multiple occasions.
They don't know the close games.
No, no, that's exactly it, E.
I mean, you look at the game yesterday, there was a point in the game, but I felt like we could have blown them out.
Right? Uh, even the Patriots game, I felt like Okay, once we you know, we get ahead, we'll take it over from here.
Even the first time we played the Steelers, there's a point in the game.
I just like, Oh, we're gonna blow them out right? They have nothing.
But Lamar said something at the end of the game last yesterday is like, you know, we took our foot off the gas, right? We took our foot off the pedal, you know, it felt like we got.
We got complacent, and that seems like that's what's always happening.
When we're losing these games, it's like we get a lead and then we just go back to being conservative.
You have to step on.
Their next man like these teams are too good for you, Thio fall back on right.
You gotta keep putting up points because teams make runs, obviously right.
And we're not good enough even on defense to just sit on a three point lead or even a 10 point lead.
Yeah, so, you know, let me let me get the super chat first.
The trip. Thank you, man.
Once again, he says, I was saying wide receivers not open.
And Lamar is better this year than last year.
He himself not stats.
I got Ravens over Steelers.
I hope so. Trip.
I like your optimism e o brought me. Yeah.
So I agree with everything Jose and keeping real said, Um, But I am actually gonna agree with the trip here and say the Ravens get this game.
Uh, you know, they've got a lot of injuries, obviously.
And today with the cove in news J.
Dobbins, Mark Ingram, Brandon Williams all out.
And, you know, you saw their performance against the Titans.
Like you said, not backing up Harbaugh getting run over into the end zone by a.
Brown, you know, letting Derrick Henry do it to him again.
I think the coaching staff is really going to get in that defense, you know, over the next couple of days and kind of e mean, challenging manhood a little bit right.
And they have been playing soft, you know, And and And you let the let the titans take your heart and, you know, you're just you're not showing anything out there, right? And I think they come out and they put on these defensively one of their best performances of the season, you know, and I think also, Lamar is probably eager, and he's been He's been talking bad about Lamar all season long.
I'm sure he's eager to go out on a big stage in front of everyone and prove he's still that guy.
Yeah, and if there's one game like I said, that could be a turning point to the season.
It could be this game because just imagine the Mo Mentum we could potentially take.
If we can pull off that upset in Heinz Field, then the very next week we got to go up against the Dallas Cowboys.
Very winnable game should win that game.
It is on prime time, But, I mean, we should absolutely destroy them.
Then you got the Browns coming up a swell after that one, Uh, you could win that one.
And if you do win that one, it's pretty much smooth sailing after that.
Right, because you got the Giants, you got the Jags, and then you end with the Bengals.
If I'm not mistaken.
So this is a very crucial, crucial run through these next few games, especially with the rest of the A f C.
We're not even in the playoffs, right now, I don't know if you guys know that we're like the eighth seed.
If I'm not mistaken, so something needs to change.
And, uh, a win in Heinz Field could absolutely do that.
So but how are you guys feeling about both Mark Ingram and J.
Dobbins being out for this game? Do you guys put faith into Gus to really carry the load here against the Pittsburgh Steelers? Whoever wants to start well, the run game goes as the offensive line goes.
And in Baltimore, also as Lamar goes eso I'm not particularly worried about Ingram and Dobbins being out.
I mean, Ingram only played six snaps against the Titans.
Dobbins is the best running back on the team, but it it just doesn't make that big of a difference who you have back there.
If you're opening holes, Gus is gonna gain yards, right? Yep.
Yeah, I'm gonna take it a step further.
Not only do I think that you know Gus Edwards is gonna do well.
Look out for Justice Hill.
Okay? Yeah, this is him.
He like he showed he played special teams last week, but he showed that he's eager.
Thio, get out there and he showed up.
Yeah, I think they're going to use him.
Or And I noticed deals are game planning for him, right? E? I mean, they don't have enough time to game plan for him. He hasn't played that much.
And you you don't have much tape on them.
I think he could go out there, make a few plays for us, and, uh, be a pleasant surprise.
Uh, for you know, when we when I heard Ingram wasn't gonna be And I think for the most part, nobody really looked at that and said he was gonna make a big impact.
K for the most part, that's our guy to go towards the future.
And him not playing there, That definitely hurts.
But we have Gus Edwards.
And when he played the Steelers last time, he tore them apart and he was going off.
So I'm not worried with him being there.
I expect him to do the same thing he did when we were in Baltimore and Justice Hill.
That man earned a lot of people's respect after what he did on special teams against the Titans.
So I think he's gonna make some plays, man.
He showed he's physical.
So I think these two guys, both of them, are physical back.
So I think they're gonna make a gonna have a great game in Pittsburgh, E.
I think the biggest thing is somebody's got to get in Jude on and and in donkey years and get them fired up.
And you just want to see them put put, been in the ground several times.
Yeah, that that's really what it comes down to because, quite honestly, large Benjamin has not been uncomfortable at all this season.
His offensive line has been holding up extremely well and he gets the ball out so quick.
So we need to hit him.
Make him remember why.
This is a Ravens Steelers game, right? And I said the same thing before last game, but whatever.
Hopefully this can change.
All right, let's try.
I always try to get some optimism, and it's tough because I'm not feeling optimistic at all after yesterday, man, especially with that performance.
But there were a few nice things that you can look back on in that game and say, Hey, you know, not too bad like one thing that really stood out to me was J.
I think he really had his. I mean, he's had good games before.
Like, he had 100 yards against the Steelers.
But I really do think that this was his breakout, like, Okay, you can be the workhorse for the team game.
Right? So, you know, that was good.
That was one good thing to look at.
Also, I want to say, uh, Dez Bryant.
He wasn't too bad.
I thought, you know, he didn't get many opportunities.
He got a few catches on screens here and there.
But he just he has some physicality in him, man.
He has some physicality to him.
So what are some some things that we can kind of take away from that just abomination of a game and say, Hey, maybe we should be positive about this.
What do you guys thinking here? Well, as far as Dez Bryant, like I said, like me and aren't aren't that high on him.
A Sfar is contributing this year, but yeah, I I agree.
I think the opportunities that he got with the ball didn't look bad, right? And seeing how especially how Duvernay just couldn't locate the ball after that.
Man, that made me so sick.
I'm all for giving Dez Bryant more opportunities out there like you have to do better than that.
That doesn't get talked about enough Devin Duvernay.
Just just stopping on the route.
He can't find the ball when you find the ball.
He can't track it well enough Thio to get under it, and it just gets intercepted.
That that's one of those things where I get it, man, you're a third round rookie, you know? What kind of coaching are you getting to where you just don't know where to be on the field.
Right? And that's exactly why.
You know, I just when that hound Duvernay either.
Right? Because here in Baltimore, we don't develop young young talent.
We don't develop young wide receivers.
You have to know what you're doing when you get out there.
Dez Bryant has experienced so he doesn't need coaching up.
He knows what what what to do when he gets out there.
Does he have the ability to do it? So can you still do it? We have to find out.
Yeah, yeah, I like what I'm Dez Bryant was definitely a positive for the most part for the looks they gave him.
He did well with it, and I don't think he's going to be a major part of the offense in terms of production.
But he can bring something.
He brings that level of physicality and he could make place for us, especially in the red zone.
That is where he thrives.
That's what he's been doing for pretty much his entire career.
So I think one thing that could help us in the red zone would definitely be utilizing Dez Bryant there more.
And one thing I actually saw on Twitter from Dez Bryant was Apparently he actually texted John Hardball and talk to him about improvements and things he could do to help out the offense.
So that's definitely a positive.
Maybe he could Yeah, he could get some tips to some of these receivers.
I know Duvernay could definitely to help with that, as Brian could definitely help out with that.
So Dez Bryant was definitely the biggest.
Yeah, and I would say that Sean Elliott was also yeah, that have, like, wood on that.
Yeah, that was nice.
That was positive.
Yeah, in terms of does texting job.
Uh, that's a positive and a negative, right? Like, why is Dennis telling you what you need to do with your place? But, um, from from that game, I thought the I thought the old line played better than they had in recent weeks.
And, you know, that could be because the Titans on a great pass rushing team, they didn't have Clowney.
Or maybe having Macari starting a center brought a little more stability in the middle of that line.
It will have to see going forward.
But I thought they played fairly well.
Um, I mean, overall, I thought the offense did okay, but defensively, not much optimism going into into Pittsburgh based off of that game, right? So I think that, like, he's like, J K.
Dobbins is the best running back on the team.
But Gus did tear up.
Pittsburgh will have guts out there.
They've got Macari at center.
I think that they can really focus in on, you know, moving the Steelers out of the way.
I'm not sure if Tyson Ali Ali was playing this week.
He was out in the first Steelers matchup.
But I do think that the offense, you know, they could take some some positives from that game and try to get a little bit of momentum going.
Uh, it wasn't much from this, but I mean, that was Miles Boykin spot.
Right? So you got about 28 more yards and miles Boykin get right? Yeah, yeah, yeah.
They tried to do a few things with, you know, they gave Duvernay like a jet sleeper A some point in the game, but they kind of look like they were going at half speed.
E feel like if they mawr, they try that stuff, the better they'll get at it.
Uh, really? I think it just comes down to the old line, played a little bit better.
And if they can keep that going, Lamar's gonna play Well, the offense is gonna move the ball, and they're gonna be able to score points.
Uh, eso Let's go back to that Devin Duvernay play all right, because there's a lot of things going on there that was on 1st and 10.
We were I think at that point it was it was either 21 to 13 or 21 to 16.
It might have been 21 to 16, right? And then Lamar just takes a deep shot.
Do you guys? I mean, we already talked about Duvernay not being able to locate the ball.
Do you guys at the time looking back on it and it's It's hard to look back on it because that totally changed the momentum.
But did you like that? On first down, taking a deep shot off of play action on first down? Or do you think we should have just kept with what was working? Run the ball with JK? They couldn't stop Dobyns me personally.
I would have liked.
I mean, looking back on it obviously want to keep running the ball.
But I didn't hate that.
I didn't hate taking a deep shot on first down off a play action.
Uh, you take the shots wherever you can.
Um, you know, I think that you have to be always trying to score, you know, don't turn around and hand the ball off.
Hey, maybe we could get three yards.
Try and put points up all the time.
I don't know if you guys saw it.
But Andy Reid after the chief's game last night, you know, the chief's got the ball back with a little over a minute left, and I think one time out with the length of the field scored.
Somebody asked Andy Reid after the game If he had, you know, considered taking a field goal early in the game.
Uh, in his response.
Well, I've got Pat Mahomes in a minute and a half. I'm good with that.
And that's the kind of attitude I want to see in Baltimore.
You have any elite player in Lamar Jackson? You have one of the best players in football, period.
And, you know, put some trust in him and let him go make plays.
Yeah, because even at the end of regulation, right when we absolutely had to move the ball and it's like, Okay, we can't do these option plays anymore.
We got we got past Lamar, moved the ball right down the field, right down the field.
Now, we didn't finish with a touchdown, but he had no problem getting the ball down the field.
I want to Seymour aggressiveness just in the game in general, right? We play way too conservative, way too conservative.
So when we try to do something different, right, we try to get players more involved.
It just looks unnatural.
I think that's the reason why we see a lot off illegal formations.
False starts, right? Because it's just something that they don't usually practice when they get out there is like, Wait, what are we doing now? Right? So, yeah, it goes back to coaching again like you have tow.
You have to change your philosophy from just being option run team, open up the playbook a little bit more, get them involved in the past game more.
In terms of the past due today, at the moment, I didn't have a problem with it.
Um, you wanna be aggressive And we've all talked about especially getting late in December and hopefully in the playoffs, you're gonna have to take some deep shots once or twice in the game.
So this is definitely the time, you know, maybe looking Now we're looking at me like, yeah, you probably have done it, but them being aggressive, I want them to be more aggressive.
I want them to attack downfield.
How are these players, especially with our young guys.
If they don't get accustomed to be getting physical down the field and trying to make these catches, how are they gonna be prepared later on down the road? So I was pretty much fine with it.
Plus, um, what you guys brought up Brody.
You said that with how it's easy for them to go down the field for the most part, Yeah, I noticed that for the most part.
Even in the Steelers game, they've been moving down the field when they choose to just pass and we got to score.
They moved down the field and they don't have a problem is that they're not finishing drives.
That's the thing Theofanis needs toe finish drives.
Just put the ball in Lamar's hand and let him go out there and make plays.
For the most part, we we gotta break out of this conservative offense that we're trying to run.
Sometimes that's what it is is you know, there's two conservative right, like they can move the ball, but they also want to control the clock because it's, you know in their mind is we control the time possession will win the battle right, But you can't think that way.
You need to think we need to just score as much as humanly possible.
We need to score 35 to 42 points again. That's how they should be thinking.
So every time we get this ball, we're looking to score touchdowns.
Were not worrying about how long we've had the ball.
We're thinking about getting touchdowns.
Touchdowns on the board.
Yeah, and I think it's I think it was Eric B.
Enemy that said that they're trying to score a touchdown on every play is what I heard.
I think we saw they.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
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What else can we talk about? Okay, so what? The defense. Right.
Let's touch a little bit on the defense I thought most of the game most of the game.
They did a pretty decent job at containing Derrick Henry, obviously in the fourth quarter, in crunch time and in overtime.
That's when it didn't happen.
But, um should that give us a little bit of optimism of a run defense that you know After first half, Henry only had 37 yards on 13 carries.
Now, I mean, we know how the game ended, like I said, but you guys think that maybe we should have a little bit of optimism because of that.
Or do you think that was just because we prepared so heavily for Derrick Henry? And the defense knew, like, What do you guys thinking here about the defense? Um, you want it to be? Well, I think with Derrick Henry, he's a He's a second half guy, right? And the other thing with Henry, so one.
He's better in the second half than the first half, just in general and ah, lot of his games.
You see, you know he's pretty well contained and then he'll break off a 90 yard touchdown, right? Eso I don't take a I don't think a lot of positives from that, I mean, the number one positive to take from the defensive performances that they're not playing Derrick Henry again.
So it's kind of, you know, it doesn't really matter.
You know, Pittsburgh doesn't have any running backs like that.
You know, the Dallas? I mean, I guess.
Zico, Ellie, he hasn't been playing like it.
But, you know, there's not gonna face Derrick Henry again and really again.
The the way you want to defend Derrick Henry is to just take him out of the game.
You know, he went for, you know, almost 200 yards against the Ravens in the playoffs last year.
The week before that, he had, I think, close to 200 yards as well.
They played the Chiefs after the Ravens.
He had 19 carries.
16 of them were in the first half, and then he disappeared in the second half because they were losing.
So get ahead and you don't have to worry about it.
And I think that's part of reason why he disappeared for a little bit yesterday against us because we were ahead right, and it was one of those things where it's like all right, well, this Could, you know, this could get out of hand, You know, do we want to keep putting their Henry out there to drive, stalling and they come back down the field score again? Then we'll really be out of it, right? So I think I think Rabel was a little hesitant to put him in there too much and get too far behind.
But once they took the lead, you know, and it was a tie game, that was like Okay, yeah, let's let's get him out there and, you know, run them down.
Right? So, yeah, putting up points is important in today's NFL.
Like getting ahead.
You know, that destroys any run game more than tryingto, you know, stack up on linebackers and D tackles.
So yeah, definitely, definitely.
For the most part, I wouldn't say that much optimism in terms off the run defense, But it does help.
You're not facing off again.
There can be next week, long term moving forward.
The biggest concern I would have with this run defense is when you're going up against our backs and the next time we're gonna be dealing with that is Cleveland with Kareem Hunt in the child.
So that's where I would have more of a concern for our run defense.
But this week against Pittsburgh, I'm not saying I'm not.
I'm not gonna on the look.
The actually got there for the most part, but I think they could do somewhat of a good job, though I don't have confidence in them doing that for 60 minutes because the defense is yet to it, especially with run defense.
They've yet to play well as a unit for 60 minutes.
So I think they'll have moments where they do well against Pittsburgh.
But can they do it for 60 minutes? That's the question.
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If only we had a coach's draft Steelers air beatable and not a convincing tenido relaxed flock e.
I mean, I've been saying it all season, and I've been getting a lot of flak for the Steelers.
Hates that I spew on a daily basis, but I I agree.
I don't think they're like this unbeatable juggernaut that they make themselves out to be e.
And really, the reason is Ben Roethlisberger is not that good anymore.
Like they're good everywhere else.
They're scheming it up.
They had a great quarterback.
They would be definitely, you know, terrifying problem.
It's just been so yeah, our defense, I'll say, is that, You know, we know they could play a lot better than that in the secondary, right? It was just a bad game for Humphrey and Peter's.
It was, right? Like I don't take anything away from that.
They just had a bad game.
And they play better next time.
Yeah, and they need to going up against those boys over there.
Claypool and, uh, you know, Deonte Johnson and all those receivers they got over there.
So but So we're probably gonna end this out, man, because I got to get over.
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If you're not already, why don't we get some closing thoughts, gentlemen, and I'll let you guys go ahead and get out of here.
Um, you know, just kinda try to stay optimistic.
In my opinion, whatever you guys want to say.
Or maybe you don't think so.
Maybe we should be pessimistic going into the stretch of games.
Uh, keeping it real.
Why don't we start with your closing statement, bro? Just whatever you want to get off your chest.
Uh, you know, this has definitely been a tough season for the Ravens.
Injuries? Just not being on the same page is time not being able to execute the times We've lost a couple games we should have been able to win.
And now the Ravens are at their lowest When they needed to defend their house.
After the Titans disrespected the shield, they are unable to do it.
It's gotten to the point where you're even hearing the media talk about how soft the Ravens are.
When you got people out there saying your team is soft, you have reached your lowest, especially in Baltimore, because we built a foundation on our toughness and aggressiveness.
You don't come into our house and disrespect us like that.
So the Ravens are definitely at their lowest, but it could turn around.
This is the opportunity.
You got one last chance.
Everybody is telling you.
Well, you got the Pittsburgh Steelers Tenenoff undefeated in their house.
We know what this rivalries made off.
We know the situation we're in.
This is the moment to show up and play like a rave.
In are two Super Bowl runs were based on moments like this, where we were counted out and we needed to show up in crucial moments.
This is the time to do it, and I'm seeing some confidence from some of the players.
Even Mark Andrews believes this is the moment we're gonna show up.
We're gonna take control and we're gonna turn things around.
This is the best chance to do it, so let's give him an opportunity.
Let's see if they can and who knows If they could win this game, it the momentum could help them turn their season around.
But I feel like this is the last opportunity for them to do it, so I don't know what's gonna happen Thursday, but just go out there and play like a raven.
And if we can get this victory.
I feel like we can turn this thing around.
And extremely well said there.
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All right? Yeah.
So look, this guy is not falling in Baltimore, man, like nobody likes losing, but to be honest, in my opinion, win or lose this next game, I think we're still gonna be a playoff team.
Will probably finished 11 or five, right? I don't think the rest of those teams on the schedule are better than us necessarily, and that's where we can really get right and going to the playoffs.
Depending on who we get in the first round, you know, we could come out with the with the wind.
I don't see us win the Super Bowl this year if I'm being honest.
But that's okay.
Lamar's 23 years old, man like and he's playing with 1st and 2nd year wide receivers, for the most part, a rookie running back.
That team is uber young.
We're not going anywhere.
Just the organization has to do a better job of adding more pieces around Lamar and the sky's the limit.
Just enjoy, enjoy some good football.
Yeah, I think I'll leave it with the same thought I had last time, which is Lamar is long.
Baltimore is going to be a contender, you know.
He's arguably the second best quarterback in the league, you know, you can, you know, moving down a couple of spots, depending on who you like.
But he's an elite football player.
And also I think there's a very good chance that after the season is over, great Roman will be fired.
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All right, fellas.
So, uh, you know, I mean, I've pretty much said what I feel like I've needed to say in this stream.
Uh, you know, I'm still pretty frustrated with the guys, and I think that they themselves know very well how much better they can play.
They know for sure how much better they can play.
And nothing that I say. Really.
You know, a lot of people were taking it to heart like, Oh, come on.
Like you're overreacting, whatever.
But that's what I do, man.
You know, I come on and give you my just straight up emotion.
However, I'm feeling at that moment in time, that's what I'm going to offer to you.
That's just what I do.
So, um you know, I don't take anything back that I said yesterday.
I still think that you should not show up Thio to Thanksgiving if that's the way you're going to play.
But if you come out, you play like a rave in will be there.
The Ravens flock will be there to support you always.
But you've got to show us something.
You've got to show us that you're willing to play like a rave in and you're willing to put it out all on the line and all on the field.
Blood, sweat and tears straight up.
That's that's really all what it comes down to.
Um, but yeah, man, you know, like everybody said, this could be a huge turning point for us or, you know, it's just gonna be another loss that sucks and hurts.
So we'll see how it turns out men.
But I still have faith in the team.
I still think that this is a playoff team.
We just gotta, you know, we gotta win these games that were supposed to.
And after the Steelers game, the schedule softens up quite a bit.
Aside from the Browns game don't really have many more teams that you really gotta worry about too much.
You should absolutely win those games.
So I still think the floor for this team is about I said 10 and six, but in my opinion, I think we could go 11 and five at worst on.
Do you know if everything goes well, if we went on Thanksgiving, you know, 12 and force a possibility.
So let's just try to stay positive, man.
It's still, you know, we still got some games to be played here.
And like I said before, you never know what will happen in the playoffs.
But you've got to show up.
You got to show up for the flock and you gotta play like a rave in, so all right, fellas, I'm gonna go ahead and get on out of here, and then I'm gonna jump straight over to SportsCastr because I gotta go stream with those guys over there.
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