Face2Face: S3W9

Discussion in 'Hard Knocks' started by Zikry, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. Zikry

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    I apologize in advance for the questions, but at 2-6 you know I had to come at you hard :)
    1. Glad to have the reigning champs on the show finally! So, after winning the bowl last year what were some areas on the team that you wanted to improve upon in the offseason? We know that the retiring of Ray Lewis must have been tough on the organization, but tell us about your other acquisitions like Julius Peppers and WR Mike Wallace. Many people questioned the Peppers deal since the Ravens are predominantly a 3-4 team, did you have to change your defensive scheme to accomodate him?​
    2. So you start out last season 0-4, then rattle off 15 straight to win the bowl. Now you are sitting at 2-6 halfway through the season. Is this another 'come from behind' plan by you, or are there some real struggles this year?​
    3. Last year it seemed like you were able to move the ball around to multiple receivers and defenses could not key in on one guy. This year Mike Wallace has 37 receptions for 947 yards and 9 TDs halfway through the season. Looking at Flacco's numbers, that accounts for 42% of his completions, 49% of his yards, and 65% of his touchdown passes. Is your over-reliance on Wallace, who is having a phenomenal season personally, hindering the team?​
    4. Ray Rice has publicly shown his frustration with the amount of times he has touched the ball this year, especially in the passing game where he only has 3 catches through the first 8 games. Can you speak about Flacco's reluctance to get Ray Rice involved in the pass game? Is he trying to prove that he is more than just "check-down" Flacco, as we like to call him here?​
    5. Can you point towards a reason to why the defense is struggling this year? They are currently dead last in passing yards and rushing yards allowed, and 29th in points allowed. Did the loss of both Ed Reed and Ray Lewis hurt the team more than you thought it would?​
    6. As per tradition, what do you think HK can improve upon? ​

     
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