Coming Up
  • Sun., Dec. 04, 2016 12:30 PM EST Live Game Audio Broadcast Listen to the live WBAL broadcast of the Dolphins vs. Ravens on BaltimoreRavens.com.
  • Sun., Dec. 04, 2016 4:10 PM EST Live Post Game Presser John Harbaugh and key players will address the media following the game.
  • Mon., Dec. 05, 2016 4:00 PM EST Live John Harbaugh Presser Ravens head coach John Harbaugh will address the media.
  • Tue., Dec. 06, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST Purple Wine & Dine The night will include appetizers, a gourmet dinner served in front of each attendee by our stadium chefs, open bar and a custom Ravens giveaway. Ravens players will be in attendance to meet with all attendees, sign autographs, take photographs and mingle throughout the evening.
  • Wed., Dec. 07, 2016 12:30 PM EST Live Press Conference Head coach John Harbaugh and key players will address the media following practice.
  • Sat., Dec. 10, 2016 3:00 PM EST Army vs. Navy Football Don't miss one of the greatest events you can ever attend! The Army-Navy Game presented by USAA returns to M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday, December 10, 2016
  • Sat., Dec. 10, 2016 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM EST Ravens Report Hosted by WUSA-TV's Kristen Berset, Ravens Report, the flagship program of the Baltimore Ravens that showcases life in the NFL. Created by Ravens Productions, this magazine-style show features behind-the-scenes access to Ravens players and coaches as they prepare for each week's opponent.
  • Sat., Dec. 10, 2016 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM EST Ravens Report See the plays, hear the sideline conversations and feel the hits on Ravens Wired, the only behind-the-scenes show featuring a Ravens player wired for sound during each week's game. Go behind the Ravens bench for in-game adjustments and inside the locker room for Head Coach John Harbaugh's post-game speech. Produced by Ravens Productions, Ravens Wired is hosted by WBAL-TV's Keith Mills.
  • Sun., Dec. 11, 2016 1:00 AM - 1:30 AM EST Ravens Unscripted Ravens beat writers Ryan Mink and Garrett Downing join our host to tackle the latest Ravens headlines and hottest topics. Each week's show, brought to you by Ravens Productions, also features a special guest, including prominent sports media, front office staff, players or other Ravens insiders.

News

Print
RSS

Defense Responded To Dean Pees' Chiding

Posted Aug 24, 2012

The defense was more Raven-like in its win after D.C. Dean Pees got after the unit.


He didn’t say what it was for, but cornerback Lardarius Webb revealed that Defensive Coordinator Dean Pees ripped into the defense this week following its first two preseason games.

Pees understood that it was just the preseason. He understood that the secondary is still rounding into form, Webb said.

But the defense the first-year coordinator saw wasn’t the patented Ravens defense.

"He gave it to us about something, but it wasn’t about the first two games,” Webb said. "We still have to understand that it is the Ravens defense and we expect a certain level of play around here, and that’s from everybody.”

The fast, physical Ravens defense made an appearance Thursday night against the Jaguars in its best performance of the preseason. Baltimore held Jacksonville to just three points through the first three quarters and 258 total yards.

Particularly without last year’s leading rusher in Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville’s offense isn’t as lethal as those in Atlanta or Detroit – two units that found great success through the air against Baltimore.

But the Jaguars did put up 32 and 27 points, respectively, against the New York Giants and New Orleans Saints in their two earlier preseason games. Second-year quarterback Blaine Gabbert had back-to-back games with quarterback ratings over 100.

The Ravens held Gabbert to just 11 completions on 21 attempts for 117 yards and sacked him once, finishing with a quarterback rating of 68.9.

"We came out today and gave 110 percent and were flying to the ball,” Webb said. "As long as they’re flying to the ball like that, we can play ball with anybody.”

Webb led the Ravens with six tackles. He said he was just trying to get to the ball before anyone else.

Webb said safety Bernard Pollard set the tone with a huge hit early in the first quarter, and the rest of his teammates followed from there.

The Ravens mostly shut out the Jaguars’ starting offense. They gave up two long drives, but kept them out of the end zone both times. Jacksonville settled for a 25-yard field goal and defensive end Pernell McPhee blocked another attempt.

"The goal is to go out there and make plays regardless, no matter what game it is,” linebacker Jameel McClain said. "Whether it’s the last preseason game, the first preseason game, or the third, we want to go out there and be competitive and show our style of defense.”

Following the game, a number of defensive players were asked for their impression of the offense’s performance in the third preseason game.

While the defenders are happy to see the offense excel, Webb stressed that it isn’t license for the defense to drop off.

"We want that same pressure [to be great] no matter what the offense is doing,” Webb said. "We want to be dominant. … When we handle our business and [the offense] handles their business, you see what the score’s going to look like."

Please Note

The opinions, analysis and/or speculation expressed on BaltimoreRavens.com represent those of individual authors, and unless quoted or clearly labeled as such, do not represent the opinions or policies of the Baltimore Ravens' organization, front office staff, coaches and executives. Authors' views are formulated independently from any inside knowledge and/or conversations with Ravens officials, including the coaches and scouts, unless otherwise noted.

Related News

Recent Videos

Recent Photos