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Ravens’ Ed Dickson: 49ers’ defense has a lot of holes we can exploit

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Ravens tight end Ed Dickson is watching tape of the 49ers, and he likes what he sees.

Dickson said at Super Bowl Media Day that watching the 49ers’ defense give up 24 first-half points to the Falcons in the NFC Championship Game, the Ravens became confident that they’ll have similar success.

We’ve seen the success that Atlanta had,” Dickson said, via CSNBayArea.com. “We’re not going to be naïve. I’m sure they’ve made corrections. In the end, it’s all about us and the things that we do well with running the football and passing the ball, just being a balanced offense. We’ve seen a lot of things on film we can exploit, and we’ll go after those things.”

Of course, the 49ers’ defense also shut the Falcons out in the second half, so the things the Ravens think they can exploit may have already been corrected. But Dickson, who was held without a catch in the AFC Championship Game, seems to think he’s going to get a lot more opportunities in the Super Bowl.

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36 Responses to “Ravens’ Ed Dickson: 49ers’ defense has a lot of holes we can exploit”
  1. edgarcaetano says: Jan 30, 2013 10:36 AM

    just focus on catching the ball, Ed…

  2. cacaw420 says: Jan 30, 2013 10:40 AM

    way to make this quote sound worse than it actually was. “holes” is a lot more pejorative than “things,” and at what point did he say, “I am going to get a lot more opportunities.”? He didn’t. He said WE see some things we could take advantage of, which if you watched the first half of the NFCC, you know is true.

  3. ivyleaf98 says: Jan 30, 2013 10:42 AM

    Watch what you say Dickson, you know the media is in attack mode on the Ravens. They report everything you say.

  4. dirtyjersey9er says: Jan 30, 2013 10:43 AM

    Could just be the TE they played was the best TE of all time.

  5. mdagnew1 says: Jan 30, 2013 10:45 AM

    Another non-story… Every team has weaknesses…

  6. ninerdynasty says: Jan 30, 2013 10:51 AM

    Dickson also forget that the niners were on a road on that game.. loud noise.. very hard to communicate with each other which caused the blown coverages.. good luck getting the crowd to be that loud on sunday.

  7. flik44 says: Jan 30, 2013 10:53 AM

    someone wake me up on Sunday, please…

  8. everton422 says: Jan 30, 2013 10:54 AM

    Falcons should be in the Super Bowl…

  9. s1138 says: Jan 30, 2013 10:54 AM

    I don’t think the Ravens offense is quite as capable as Atlanta’s offense. Atlanta has better receiver’s, one of the best tight ends to ever play the game, and a better quarterback. So don’t get your hopes up too high ED.

  10. doe22us says: Jan 30, 2013 11:00 AM

    I live in Baltimore and don’t recall this guy catching a pass this season. I know he was injured some. Just shut your trap and focus on the game at hand.

  11. psuravens19 says: Jan 30, 2013 11:01 AM

    what a lame attempt to make it sound like he is talking trash…

  12. illinininer says: Jan 30, 2013 11:04 AM

    Can they just play the game tonight please? I can’t take 4 more days of this garbage.

  13. Nofoolnodrool says: Jan 30, 2013 11:05 AM

    Sounds great Ed till you get hit the first time..typical mouthy Raven..

  14. 49erstim says: Jan 30, 2013 11:12 AM

    I understand what Dickson is saying, but he probably should’ve just gave a non-answer here. Of course the media will blow every quote into a huge story. They’re already bored with the Harbaugh Brothers storyline, The Ray Lewis Retirement the SF QB change AND the Cam Cameron firing.

    Have the 49ers shown they are susceptible to the big pass play? Yes. Would I point it out to them? No. Not for nothing, but the entire group of receivers in ATL is better than in Baltimore. That isn’t a dig at the Ravens, just a statement of my opinion. I happen to think that Boldin and Smith as a pair are excellent and Pitta is underrated, but I’d much rather take Jones, White and Gonzalez for obvious reasons. This game cannot get here fast enough for me. lol

  15. JackAcid says: Jan 30, 2013 11:14 AM

    The Ravens offense WILL have some success vs. the 49ers, especially if the 49ers can’t generate a pass rush with 4 guys.

    The bigger question is if the Ravens defense can hold up for 60 minutes against an offense that can shapeshift at will.

  16. purpleandblack2000 says: Jan 30, 2013 11:18 AM

    Stop with the Ryan is better BS. Joe has won more playoff games in two weeks than Ryan has won in 5 years.

  17. ravenator says: Jan 30, 2013 11:28 AM

    Typical haters, on the same threads spouting off the same nonsense while their team posted an 8-8 record and failed to make the playoffs after being Tebowd the previous year. Jealousy sure is an ugly sight. Oh well, not my problem! Cheers!

  18. dboldave says: Jan 30, 2013 12:00 PM

    49ers are overrated and this is the first real defense they’ll face since the playoffs began. Baltimore will win this handily.

  19. rockthered1286 says: Jan 30, 2013 12:03 PM

    And yet nobody makes mention of the fact that Mike Smith pulled up in the second half and started to run clock management and prevent D. He allowed SF back into the game, and it was too little too late for the Falcons in the end.

    Not saying SF doesn’t have a good D- they do, espeically against the run. But their coverage after 10 yards leaves much to be desired and fortunately for the Ravens, that’s been their bread and butter during this post-season run.

  20. deathonwings410 says: Jan 30, 2013 12:14 PM

    Says Lord Drop the Ball himself. Hope he brought a JUGS machine with him.

  21. Nofoolnodrool says: Jan 30, 2013 12:20 PM

    Typical haters, on the same threads spouting off the same nonsense while their team posted an 8-8 record and failed to make the playoffs after being Tebowd the previous year. Jealousy sure is an ugly sight. Oh well, not my problem! Cheers!

    The obsession returns with more drivel.

    The comment resonates closely to the topic of Dicksons over confidence….stay on topic skippy

  22. Nofoolnodrool says: Jan 30, 2013 12:36 PM

    Jealousy sure is an ugly sight. Oh well, not my problem! Cheers
    You are right as you have many more major issues to deal with like Dickson you need a reality check real soon.

  23. lovefootball4life says: Jan 30, 2013 12:44 PM

    An argument that says Atlanta is a better team than the Ravens and therefore will lose to the 49ers makes no sense. Atlanta may have the best receiver duo in the NFL with a great TE but the running game is not a viable threat and apparently the defense isn’t up to task. Ravens offense hung 38 points in Denver and 28 in NE while the defense held NE to only 13 points…at home…and held the Broncos offense to 21 points at home (14 points were given up on Special Teams). Right now the offense is quite balanced.

    Gonzales is HOF but the trend is more than one good TE. Matty Ice is good but you can not substantiate an argument that he’s better than Flacco. The post season (when it really matters) numbers speak for themselves.

  24. calicokiller49 says: Jan 30, 2013 12:47 PM

    Isn’t this gut a 2nd te, don’t the Niners have 6 pro bowlers on d. Enough said.

  25. therealtruth210 says: Jan 30, 2013 12:48 PM

    can’t wait until Monday so all these front running crying Ravens fans will go away after they lose

  26. jikkle49 says: Jan 30, 2013 12:50 PM

    He might as well have said water is wet and cows go moo.

    Every time you watch film on any team you’re going to see areas you can exploit. I guarantee the 9ers are watching film and see areas they can exploit as well.

    It’s where the chess match aspect of it comes in where coaches are going deduce and guess how the opposing offense/defense is going to attack their own offense/defense then build a scheme and gameplan around that.

  27. buttfumblesports says: Jan 30, 2013 12:56 PM

    When will athletes learn it’s not what you said it’s how the press presents it?

  28. camdenyard says: Jan 30, 2013 1:12 PM

    ” We’ve seen a lot of things on film we can exploit, and we’ll go after those things”
    ==============================

    Translation: We’ve seen a lot of things on film Dennis Pitta can exploit, and we will go after those things.

  29. rmc1995 says: Jan 30, 2013 1:41 PM

    Ninerdynasty,
    The visiting team defense would have no problem communicating with each other. The home team is not very loud when the home team offense is on the field. Try again.

  30. st1llerz1 says: Jan 30, 2013 1:42 PM

    ed who….???

  31. 4evrnyt says: Jan 30, 2013 1:44 PM

    Ed for the sake of conversation why don’t you point out for us the teams that have defenses with zero holes? Which teams have the defenses that can defend every play on every down?

  32. buttfumblesports says: Jan 30, 2013 1:46 PM

    I don’t know how to feel about the fact that people are acting like the 3rd best team at defending the deep ball is suddenly weak against the deep ball.

  33. sixjak says: Jan 30, 2013 1:51 PM

    And the Ravens are fairly aged on D so I’m sure the 9ers will exploit the grey beards on that front. Big whoop.

  34. randallflagg52 says: Jan 30, 2013 2:35 PM

    Nofoolnodrool says:
    Jan 30, 2013 11:05 AM
    Sounds great Ed till you get hit the first time..typical mouthy Raven..

    ====================================

    Yeah, how dare he answer a question about the upcoming game plan! On media day no less! The nerve of some players.

  35. Nofoolnodrool says: Jan 30, 2013 3:41 PM

    Yeah, how dare he answer a question about the upcoming game plan! On media day no less! The nerve of some players.

    I guess you should expect your team leader to set the example right…oh ya …it’s Ray he is not held to the same standard because he has god on his side…please enough

  36. scoobies05 says: Jan 31, 2013 7:14 AM

    i guess we should follow nofools advice and look to the steelers team leaders and follow their shining examples. lets see…we have big ben and suspension james…hmm….well maybe not. lets go ravens!!

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