Wk. 9 at Ravens: We’re on to Baltimore

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This is a particular matchup that minimizes the impact of Gilmore and a brilliant secondary. Nobody else is going to do it like this.
This is a terrific point that will be lost in the hot-take feeding frenzy
 

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the Ravens are very well-coached. Philly, Dallas and Houston generally are not well-coached. that will show up in the games.
 

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Kyle Van Noy needs to let someone juke to their own end zone all night long.

Who cares if a guy is faking a move that will take him away from the endzone he wants to score in. Let the guy go that way all night long If he wants.

Just a total lack of awareness as to where he was on the field.
 

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I don't know if involves the camera placements in that stadium or the tv director's preferences, but it seemed last night we were fed a lot of 3/4 camera angles on plays that left at least a 3rd of the field out of camera shot. I was not a fan.
 

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Kyle Van Noy needs to let someone juke to their own end zone all night long.

Who cares if a guy is faking a move that will take him away from the endzone he wants to score in. Let the guy go that way all night long If he wants.

Just a total lack of awareness as to where he was on the field.
Typically a player is supposed to force the action inside - i.e., contain LJ so he does not get around him to the edge. This WaPo article says that Van Noy did what he was supposed to and I agree with it: https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2019/11/04/lamar-jackson-makes-his-case-mvp-against-bill-belichicks-defense/
 

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Typically a player is supposed to force the action inside - i.e., contain LJ so he does not get around him to the edge. This WaPo article says that Van Noy did what he was supposed to and I agree with it: https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2019/11/04/lamar-jackson-makes-his-case-mvp-against-bill-belichicks-defense/
If Van Noy’s back was to his own end zone, than yes, it’s the right play. Except Lamar was running directly at the sideline and Van Noy’s back was to his sideline. The fake cut if completed would have taken Lamar away from the end zone not to the outside.
By falling for the fake Van Noy actually have a lane to the outside since there was no one behind Van Noy since he was the outside contain

It’s why I said his position mattered in this instance.
 

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To be fair, just about any team beating the Patriots at any point in the regular season is a landmark win for them. It's a pretty rare feat.
The Ravens came out in the fist quarter as if Knute Rockne had been passing out amphetamines in the locker toom. Then they brought out a college style running game that caught the Patriots by surprise. Chalk one up for Harbaugh. It happens.