Ravens Shuffle Offensive Line

Posted by Mike Wobschall on October 18, 2009 – 11:50 am

Starting LT Jared Gaither will be inactive for Baltimore today, meaning the Ravens will have to shuffle their offensive line.

Regular starting RT Michael Oher will move to LT, and backup LG Marshal Yanda will slide to RT to fill the spot left vacant by Oher moving to LT.

This means that both Vikings DEs Jared Allen and Ray Edwards will be going against players who don’t start at their respective positions today. The last time Allen went up against a backup LT was when Green Bay came to Mall of America Field at the HHH Metrodome and Daryn Colledge gave up 4.5 sacks, a forced fumble and safety to #69.

A repreat effort today from Allen would go a long way towards the Vikings slowing down an efficient and productive Ravens offense that is led by calm, cool and collected sophomore QB Joe Flacco and a talented rushing attack led by Willis McGahee, La’Ron McClain and Ray Rice.

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9 Responses to “Ravens Shuffle Offensive Line”

  1. By PAVikesFan on Oct 18, 2009 | Reply

    A great start man…however, haven’t done a thing since our second TD…AP pretty much a non-factor, 26 of his 51 yards coming on 1 run, other than that he has 8 rushes for 25 yards…A bit disappointed in our D during the 2 minute drill, for crying out loud, look at the ball when they’re in shotgun…we r in a good position right now, but we have got to move the ball in the second half, get some time-consuming drives together. A critical first defensive possession in the second half, shut down their offense, DO NOT allow them to gain any confidence. I’d like to see a little more play-action on first down, keep them off balance.

  2. By PAVikesFan on Oct 18, 2009 | Reply

    what in the world is going on with our defense in the 4th quarter…every week we let teams go up and down the field on us…that’s what is going to hold us back, our safeties stink and we cant cover air at times…we look great at times but other times we look like high schoolers…horrendous tackling, absolutely horrendous

  3. By PAVikesFan on Oct 18, 2009 | Reply

    While a win is a win, it’s a bad win, if there ever is such a thing. Our defense has got to look themselves in the mirror, seriously, that was embarra-ssing. The positive I take out of this game is our QB can lead to us to victory, however, he cant keep doing what he did. We are supposed to have one of the best defenses, and for them to perform like that in the 4th quarter is unacceptable. They know this, let’s see how they respond next week.

  4. By PAVikesFan on Oct 18, 2009 | Reply

    I’m not sure what happens exactly. I’m trying to piece it together. Teams come in with a gameplan, they want to try and establish the run against us. We shut it down, and teams abandon the run. Then I think what may happen is our guys eventually tire themselves out by continuously rushing the pas-ser. Ray Edwards and Jared Allen are in for almost every play, they never get subbed for. So they become exhausted and tire themselves out, and all of a sudden teams are able to throw on us and can sometimes break big runs against us. That’s what happened today.

  5. By Longshowerz on Oct 18, 2009 | Reply

    Our Defensive Secondary really needs an ass rippen for that terrible performance!

  6. By PAVikesFan on Oct 18, 2009 | Reply

    I’ve been saying that we have a bend don’t break defense. I wrote a comment on here earlier in the week on one of the blogs saying that one of these games our defense is going to break and give up a thirty point game…well folks, it happened today. We’ve got to sub more for our ends…Jared and Ray are completely gas-sed by the time the 4th quarter arrives, so they r able to be neutralized, it does us no good if they are out there and breathing on fumes. The good thing is, it’s still October and we still have yet to be playing on all cylinders. I hope this is not a trend developing with our defense…that scares me, we might have to see if there are any safeties out there, man, do we wish we had Daren Sharper back, man oh man.

  7. By dglenhart on Oct 18, 2009 | Reply

    I was at the game today and walked out of the stadium shaking my head in concern despite the win. The Vikings totally dominated the 1st quarter but went into what seemed to be a coasting conservative game plan that almost resulted in a loss. Deciding to go for easy field goals instead of being at least a little more aggressive in the play calling almost gave away the win. When is Coach Childress going to quit being so conservative with this offense? One more thought, what happened to the defense in the 4th quarter? Embarrassing. There will be a wake up call in Pittsburg and Green Bay and probably a loss if what we saw today happens over the next two weeks. Come on! Let’s get it together.

  8. By blacknblue on Oct 18, 2009 | Reply

    I have a thought which might be totaly off center. Think Chilly want’s to keep the lead respectable and not embarass the other team? Just a thought. Look what NE did today OMG no holding back there. I think that was a bit extreme. Too bad Brady didn’t get knocked out of the game. You don’t keep key players in blowout.
    Classless. I just threw that out there for people to chew on. Our D fell asleep at the wheel again and lost a key player. They exploited it. The injuries are starting to pile up, that by- week seems a world away right now.

  9. By PAVikesFan on Oct 18, 2009 | Reply

    Man, I pray Winfield is gonna be OK, if he’s out for any lengthy time, we are going to be in bigtime trouble, he’s the heart of our defense.

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