Originally Posted by bucksfan2
I don't take a whole lot away from the game. The offense was acceptable just got way behind the 8 ball early. The coverage was abysmal and I would have to think it gets better with Hall getting more PT as well as Kirkpatrick coming back at some point.
The S and LB corp will be an issue going forward. But I also wonder if the Ravens new no huddle was difficult to scheme against because there was no tape.
All true. Though I thought I heard Lap say Kirkpatrick will be inactive for much of the year.
Also it's worth noting that going into the game the goal was to keep Rice from killing them. To that end, they did okay. I wouldn't say they contained him by any stretch, but he didn't singlehandedly beat them.
Unfortunately, having to committ that many resources to slow Rice down meant that Flacco had his pick of matchups to exploit.