Saturday, September 24, 2011
Ravens ready for Rams' no huddle
By Jamison Hensley
The Ravens believe they have an answer to the Rams' no-huddle offense. And it's not faking an injury.
Rams quarterback Sam Bradford ran a hurry-up offense Monday night that was so effective that a New York Giants player fell to the ground and caused a media stir about faking injuries.
Baltimore knows the Rams will use it Sunday, and the defense will be ready.
“It’s something they’ve done both games so far and they’ve done it really well,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. “So, the ability just to get the communication done and get lined up, all those things are going to be really important.”
Harbaugh thinks the Ravens can capitalize on the youth of the 23-year-old Bradford.
"He’s a smart guy, he’s an elite quarterback talent-wise [and] he’s young," Harbaugh said. "I think he’s going to be one of the premier guys. Our challenge is going to be to make him look young. That’s what we need to do. We need to see that part of it, because it’s there. But that’s easier said than done.”