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Official Browns at Ravens Game Thread: Nov 28

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2 hours ago, nickers said:

Maybe they rushed him back in too soon.. But I'll say this... Our strength and conditioning program has to be the worst in the league

Wasn't he out with an elbow injury? 

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35 minutes ago, Dutch Oven said:

Wasn't he out with an elbow injury? 

Yeah , I think so...

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14 minutes ago, nickers said:

Yeah , I think so...

fuck yes he was and he couldnt hold his block and went down hard 

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3 hours ago, gumby73 said:

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On 11/29/2021 at 2:01 PM, Neo said:

Beckham was not a fit. He was a  "me first" guy. This is not the way this team is built. 

That's just wishful thinking 

So him being a "me first guy" is the reason Baker rarely threw to him? 

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13 hours ago, Unsympathetic said:

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On 11/29/2021 at 3:27 PM, MDDawg said:

 No we see how shitty our receivers are now that they're drawing the coverage Beckham used to receive.

Odd. 

I could have sworn there were warning signs of that?  Now if I could just put my finger on who dived into just that topic...   Anywho.

 

 

I'm rewatching and I like some of the early strategy by Stef and the offensive coaches.   They clearly knew Baltimore was going to go after Baker and force him to win the game.    That first 3rd down conversion was a great call.   I'll explain....

 

Coaches know Baker is banged up and want to take every precaution in him taking further contact.  There are only a few ways to do that.

- Superior players on the Oline

- Making quick and accurate throws with faster developing concepts/routes.  

- Bottle up pressure and secure the trenches with extra bodies.           Browns choose to the the last one for this particular early 3rd down conversion.

 

Hoop motions from the trio stack to the backfield on Baker's left.   This puts both our TE's on the field on the same side and to the boundary (short side)

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Post snap.

You get a slide protect towards Conklin's side.

Hoop and Njoku secure the edges to Bakers blind while Jed picks up Brandon Williams who was parked at something of a 4i tech.    The wall is built, Baker has a clean pocket with plenty of room to step up and to the left if he has to.      Behind it, the Ravens are sending a 3 Fire.  It's a 5 man pressure (red numbers along the Dline for count) and behind it you get a 3 deep - 3 underneath zone with coverages as I put in yellow.

 

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Beyond just the protection call...   

Stef dials up a trusted friend - a 3 man flood to the field side.  This is Stefanski's bread and butter.  Floods which he'll toss at you from a lot of different formations and personnel groupings.  This is Baker throwing to his right (the far side) with a ton of time.   Something I pointed out in his thread he doesn't do much of (correctly) when he's in 5 man protections, empty or sometimes even with a 5th and check or 6th. 

In order from the yellow numbers.

1 -The 9 (go) clears out the corner

2 - the flat brings down and holds the safety

3 - Juice running the 7 (bench, flag, tons of names) Which he breaks beyond the backer, underneath the cleared out corner, while moving upfield with depth and width to avoid that safety from recovering flat.

 

 

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And the result is a big early 3rd down conversion

Baker delivers an OK ball in space, Landry makes a nice hands catch and gets a little YAC to go with it.  

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Granted I'm only through the first quarter now.  But the early game plan hasn't been all that bad.   I may find a lot more in the remaining 3 quarters that's damning, but I'm enjoying what our offensive coaching staff has put together so far with a beat up QB and without a WR that draws an extra set of eyes on the regular.   

Oh, and for those here wondering why the Browns just didn't slam the ball in more and let Chubb try to create literally anything.... Well....

 

That would be 10 bodies within 9 yards of the ball.

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Since this will be the de-facto Browns - Ravens thread for week 2, I'm somewhat* calling a shot here.   Thinking ahead to what the Browns defense put on tape Sunday and adjustments the ratbirds will make.     I wouldn't be shocked to see this called.  Actually I'd be more shocked if it wasn't called.

 

This is an over front (3tech to called strength) the Browns are running.  

Because of the alignment of the H/F (depends on how the Ravens tag it, it's Ricard the fullback)  Myles is now the 'closed' end.    With the pre-snap motion he draws eyes and most importantly could mean a couple things - trap block (not likely given down and distance, but the Ravens are an unconventional team running the ball) or some type of sift.   Either way, the LT and the zoneblocks from the line create the natural lateral step Myles shows in order to control his man.

 

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We know Myles has a minor tendency to take himself out of plays on occasion in order to backdoor or attempt to generate big TFL.  It's just the cost of doing business with a player of his caliber.    But in this second frame I'm isolating something I would run if I was Harbaugh and desperate for a go-ahead score.   Or at least, something I felt I would need in order to ice a game in a low scoring battle.

 

The Ol' classico.  Speed option.

The line flow and and flash/pull by ricard gets eyes to follow him while the Dline has to flow with zone in order to not get out leveraged.  This puts Harrison, the now backside edge (contain) in a hell of a bind.  Because if he gets a speed option thrown his way, HE becomes the read man.   If he downsteps and stays square with Lamar while the running back is even, it's an easy toss to the corner where Denzel is going to get boxed out by a receiver.    

If Harrison does get width and takes away the pitch, then it's up to Delpit and Myles to recover to get back and stop Lamar from making his one cut inside and upfield to paydirt.   Myles is going to get contact from the LT and, given that it's Villaneuva, likely that "veteran" tug on the frame to keep MG from peeling away to help.   So I'm betting my money against a rookie safety in Delpit getting back home and making a play.    This is an early scouting report of sorts. He's a young player that loves being aggressive downhill and making splash tackles.   If I'm the Ravens and I draw this same look inside the 10-15 and I think my QB can protect him self...  I'm going to draw this up during my weekly preperation.

It's a pain in the ass to beat a team twice in the same year.  I need to have something ready I haven't previously shown if I want to stay a step ahead of the Browns redzone defense.   This, IMHO, would be my call.  

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Has anyone heard from Tour?? 

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15 minutes ago, D Bone said:

Has anyone heard from Tour?? 

According to his profile he was on here three hours ago. 

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1 hour ago, Dutch Oven said:

According to his profile he was on here three hours ago. 

Thanks Dutch. 

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7 hours ago, D Bone said:

Thanks Dutch. 

I was actually wondering the same exact thing. 

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