I did a little surfing around the net to see what the Ravens are saying about tomorrow nights game. I tried to get a feel for how the Ravens and their top 3 defense may try to attack the Cowboys. What I found was that Ravens fans are not near as cocky and egotistical as their division counter part Pittsburgh Steeler fans! Pittsburgh fans talk a lot of trash, and they can because of how dominant their defense has been this year, but the Ravens are no slouch. So you would think they would be a little more willing to talk it up. The feeling I get from them is that they dont think they can win! Everywhere you go they are continuously talking about the closing of Texas Stadium and how much that is going to play a part in the game Saturday night. I really believe that the Ravens loss to Pittsburgh at home last week has really put them back on their heels. Anyway follow me after the break to see what they had to say.>>>>>>>
Here is something I found over at Baltimore Beatdown ……..
“Defensively, the Ravens cannot play the bend-but-don’t-break pass defense that doomed us last week vs. Pittsburgh. Dallas’ receivers are too big, too fast and too good to expect that style to limit their damage. They are as good as anyone in the league at getting their YAC. Allowing them to slant across the middle will feed right into their gameplan as it has for the teams that have been able to move the ball against us. The health of CB Fabian Washington is a major key in the ability to limit their success. Don’t expect the Ravens to shut down the prolific Dallas passing game, only to slow it down. Tony Romo is prone to making mistakes and while he throws on the run as wll as anyone, he has proven to be rattled by tough defenses and hard pass rushes. The Ravens have the ability to throw both at him at if they are able to do so, expect the turnovers that will be critical to the Ravens offensive success.”
And this from Ravens Roost…
“So far it seems that both Rex Ryan and Cam Cameron both get a little too conservative against the elite teams and tend to move away from their respective players strengths. The Ravens need to get back to being who they are, a slightly overacheiving team that’s on the way up, and one that will beat you with things you never saw coming.”
“On the negative side Fabian Washington hasn’t been able to practice, and the presence of Frank Walker taking his place isn’t needed at all, though the team has little other choice (see; Cory Ivy playing outside). The question becomes, can Rice make enough plays to cancel out the ones that Walker won’t? I can see Tony Romo carving Walker into pieces, “oh the horror, the horror…”
“One thing is for certain, these two teams, both fighting to control their own destiny, and both with a boatload of pride and talent are going to make this one something special to see. I’m planning on having some family over to do an at home tailgate Saturday. The good thing is that I don’t have to leave the house early, and I won’t have to sit in traffic trying to get home. The bad thing is I would give anything to see this game live, and putting up with leaving early and getting home late would be a small price to pay. ” Apparently Ravens fans plan on leaving games early!
From the Ravens Insider….
“It will be interesting to see how the Ravens handle the pressure and how it affects their passing game by keeping in a tight end or running back to help out with the pass blocking.”I hope they do this, as keeping backs and tight ends in further slows an already lower rung offense!
And Finally this from Ravens 24 x 7……
“It’s time that they step up and attack for four quarters against a good team.
Otherwise it’s time they step out of the way and let the big boys play. “
This should be an interesting game to say the least.