Dean Pees: Ravens defensive problems last week all on me

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The Ravens have gone through two rough weeks with lopsided losses to the Jaguars and Steelers dropping them to 2-2 on the season.

Problems with the offense have been well documented, but the team’s also given up 791 yards over the last two weeks. In the loss to the Steelers, that included allowing the previously struggling Le'Veon Bell to go off for 144 rushing yards and defensive coordinator Dean Pees said the blame for that rests solely with his inability to make the right adjustments.

“That is not on the players. That is on me,” Pees said, via ESPN.com. “I am proud as hell of our players and the way they played that game. Am I disappointed in the outcome? Yes. Am I disappointed in them? No. I am disappointed in me.”

The Ravens haven’t been shy about sharing their feeling that the defense is going to take them wherever they go this season. The inability to stop the run or rush the passer that we’ve seen the last two weeks isn’t going to take them anywhere good.

Pees will get a chance to come up with a better approach against the Raiders, who will likely be starting EJ Manuel in place of the injured Derek Carr in a game both sides could really use after following up two wins to start the season with two losses.

10 responses to “Dean Pees: Ravens defensive problems last week all on me

  1. .
    Pittsburgh – Baltimore was an awful football game. It was varsity vs JV from the opening kickoff.

    With the hapless Browns, the lightweight Bengals and the inept Ravens in their division, the Steelers should probably start thinking about resting their starters in preparation for the playoffs. The AFC North race is officially over
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  2. With Brandon Williams out (who knows how long) we can’t stop the run. And with Marshall Yanda out for the year on offense, we can’t do anything.

    Coaches can’t win when they don’t have competent players on the field.

    I blame OZZIE.

  3. guitarkevin says:
    October 6, 2017 at 9:28 am

    With Brandon Williams out (who knows how long) we can’t stop the run. And with Marshall Yanda out for the year on offense, we can’t do anything.

    Coaches can’t win when they don’t have competent players on the field.

    I blame OZZIE.

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    You’ve gotten real negative lately. Like you’re someone else entirely. Before training camp opened, before Flacco got hurt, Urshel retired, and players started going on IR did you blame Ozzie? No.

    They are still 2-2, one game out of first in the division. They are trying to patch together a team that is injury riddled. If anything they may have demonstrated how many injuries are too many to recover. Let’s see if the coaches can earn their pay and coach up players and scheme some wins.

  4. Ravens really lack playmakers. They have no big time pass rushers, cover corners, playmaking WRs or much talent at RB. Ozzie used to be one of the best GMs in the NFL when it came to the draft, but lately he hasn’t been giving Harbaugh and them too much to work with.

  5. No, your personnel is old, slow and you lack depth and talent. You lost Dumervil and Orr, arguably your two best defenders, along with Jernigan and a steady Lawrence Guy. Not to mention, Brandon Williams weighs 350 lbs on a bad foot.

    You got by for years with Lewis and Reed, but the lack of good drafting by Ozzie Newsome is now showing up.

    Can’t play Cleveland and Cincy every week.

  6. ballin99999 says:
    October 6, 2017 at 11:16 am
    Ravens really lack playmakers. They have no big time pass rushers, cover corners, playmaking WRs or much talent at RB. Ozzie used to be one of the best GMs in the NFL when it came to the draft, but lately he hasn’t been giving Harbaugh and them too much to work with.

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    They’ve been gushing over their lucky SB in in 2012 as much as New Orleans has been with their 2009 SB win.

    Hence, the poor drafting and lack of reality.

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