A large amount was made of Los Angeles making use of seven defensive backs in the wild-card game. The Chargers have been without having nose tackle Brandon Mebane and outside the house linebacker Jatavis Brown, so they went with a slightly more compact lineup, hoping the added speed would also help them gradual down Jackson.
Roman reported the affect of that change on the game was overblown, and that the Chargers have been quite identical in their plan and formations to the initially time they played the Ravens.
“They made some decisions that they have been heading to allow our backs have the ball far more than our quarterback. That is good, and other teams have made that final decision,” Roman reported. “We have been just ready to do a very little bit better blocking them and hitting the gap and ball safety and whatnot. But credit history to them.”
Roman is familiar with, in order to continue to be ahead of the curve, he’ll have to reinvent his attack – at minimum to some degree. It is always a cat and mouse game in the NFL. One group debuts anything new and impressive (Jackson’s speed), opponents alter, and then teams alter to the changes.
The Ravens’ complete offensive coaching staff members is heading through that re-adjustment/re-constructing process now. They’ve been heading at it considering the fact that Jan. 11. Roman made an analogy to baking bread they are kneading the dough, tossing in the flour, breaking out the rolling pin.
“We’re virtually redefining every thing we do,” Roman reported. “Literally every thing – every formation, every route, every operate, every route strategy.”