Baltimore Ravens Take Huge Step Back in Second Preseason Game vs. Eagles

August 23, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Baltimore Ravens found out Saturday night in its 40-17 preseason loss to the Philadelphia Eagles that sometimes it’s just not your night. The final score of a preseason game is to a great extent useless, and coaching staffs typically focus on the execution of the various units and individual players.
The Ravens’ performance on Saturday reminds us of the line by former NFL head coach John McKay. When asked about the execution of his team after a terrible performance, he indicated he was in favor of it.
What went wrong? It all started with quarterback Joe Flacco. The plan in the second preseason game is to always give the starters additional series and reps. It seemed that initially Flacco was going to spend his drives just turning and handing the football off. And perhaps he should have. On Flacco’s second pass attempt of the game, Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Walter Thurmond made a great play on the football, killing Baltimore’s first drive near ...

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