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What’s the Offensive Game Plan Sunday?

Based on the Ravens struggled on offense against the Steelers in Pittsburgh, What does the offense need to do this Sunday to avoid an offensive outage?

What’s your game-plan on offense this Sunday?  Our Baltimore Gridiron columnists give their thoughts:

Jonathan Scruggs:

‘The game plan for Sunday is to run the ball, run it some more, and then when the Steelers are good and tired, bury them through the air. I honestly believe that the Offense needs to go grab the game tape from game one last season and study it heavily. Last year was a master stroke and there’s no reason to think the same results cannot be repeated this Sunday.”

Matt Jergensen:

 “I could understand the conservative game plan on the road but I’d hope to see the Ravens attack a bit more through the air and be able to utilize the No-Huddle a bit more. Flacco is a different quarterback at home this year and when he’s simply reacting in a quicker paced offense his big arm is a difference maker. Of course with Roethlisberger unlikely to play you want the Steelers offense to earn their points and not take too many unecessary risks if you don’t have to.

Ben Zinman:

Take advantage of the capital that has been developed over the last several weeks and the home field advantage for this game against the Steelers. The Steelers are hurting. Ben may play, may not play doesn’t really make a difference.  Raven are 3 games ahead of the Steelers with 5 to play. If they lose this game, SO WHAT!  Put Tyrod  Taylor under center and make Joe a receiver. Try a double reverse. On 4 and 1 send  Ray Rice on a fly pattern. Try something that is not standard Cam Cameron. Dick Lebeau and the Steelers coaching will not be expecting it and at this point in the season it is certainly worth the risk. If it doesn’t work so what, they gave it a shot. My brethren on BGR staff have taken the time over the course of the last couple of years to express their very strong dislike for the manner in which Cam does his job. My primary irritation with OC is that he is so predictable and so conservative. With talent that has been accumulated on the offensive side of the ball it’s time to go all in!”

Gene Winner:

“My thinking is along the line of my college Ben Zinman, the offense should get creative. I’d like to see more wrinkles this game and why not try a gadget play?  In fact, this may be why the offense has struggled on the road—too predictable.  Sure, you want to line up win the one-on-one battles with the player in front of you. But, at the same time, you have to keep opposing defenses honest.  I’m not talking about trying to trick the Steelers every play, they are too disciplined for too much of that.  Yet, a few plays outside the normal tendencies for this offense could go along way in this match-up. —-One of these days I’d like to see a half-back option.”


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