Well Justin Tucker played well. Tandon Doss scored his first TD. Suggs returned. We were up 3-0. That’s it— and now for the rest of the story
Starting with the Cleveland game the Ravens bear no resemblance of the team that has been a force in the NFL basically every year since 2000 save 1 or 2 seasons
We stand today at 5-2, still in 1st place in the suddenly weak AFC North. But something is missing. Every Ravens fan has watched this team since the Cleveland game and realized this is not Ravens football that is being played. The offense now has been horrendous 2 of the last 4 weeks, not ironically on the road in KC and Houston. Joe was not himself today overthrowing, and tossing right into uplifted blocking arms. It’s funny we started the game using #27 and it was effective. Somehow after we fell behind 9-3, our best player disappeared from the offense. Why? This game was not a blowout until the offense turned the ball over and over.
Defensively, things have been falling apart since the Cleveland game. The only reason Houston didn’t gain 500 yards was they stopped trying after 3 quarters. From A to Z on defense there are problems. Are we bringing Suggs back too soon.? Why is the offense so great at home and so bad on the road? Did Lee Evans drop signal the beginning of the end of an era?
John Harbaugh is a magnificent coach and an even better guy. His first 4 years here have been magical. But now is his first real test as a head coach. Many, many head coaches are unable to turn around these situations. We have been spoiled by the team’s successes. Just being in the playoffs 4 consecutive years is good enough for me and most Ravens fans. Harbaugh has 2 weeks to get this ship straight. 1-5 Cleveland is coming up next ON THE ROAD–just the kind of game that has troubled the Ravens. Maybe it’s the personnel, maybe it’s the play calling, certainly the defense is a large part of the problem, I know it’s not Flacco, but now is the time for the Coach to take control. I BELIEVE HE WILL GET THE JOB DONE.