Ivan Carter talks Raven-Steelers with Rob King of Root Sports-11/3
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CSN Washington dot com. While rob thanks for joining us -- you know a lot of Ravens fans say this is a huge robbery. You Pittsburgh fans look at the Ravens has been a big rival. No question about it and I think you know really to me it's number one robbery in the league. Because I think of a lot of are you going East Coast bias a lot of people talk about the Patriots and the Jets can compare some of the Steelers and Ravens that -- restarted yesterday minister as the Ravens. Have been out far more than a decade of great intense battles no question that Steelers fans. Get up for the Ravens more than any other opponent even the Patriots who I have really given -- it is a hard time. And have obviously been one of the elite teams in the league -- fans dislike. The Patriots they really don't like the Ravens and I think that adds to the rivalry because I think it clearly goes both ways. Know the battle down here and long Ravens fans from week to week is Joseph Flacco is the only is he not. Was the perception of Joseph Flacco among Pittsburgh fans in Pittsburgh media. Well I think my perspective would be that I thought Joseph Flacco is -- a group of guys like Matt Ryan that have been in the league for a couple years and were they ready do we send it'd. To the elite level and I think when you're talking in Pittsburgh Ben Roethlisberger is at that elite level Tom Brady's that that a league level -- -- obviously there's a couple of other guys. And for whatever reason for Joseph Flacco it hasn't worked out this year he hasn't made that Steffi hasn't become that guy. And we -- so frequently that the league is a quarterback league yet seems to be to catch Brees now has been for the last couple years. Joseph Flacco is got the ability and he's got the size he's got the arm strength he's got everything you want a quarterback. I'm not exactly sure why his numbers have been down this year but. Clearly I think he's a guy who has the ability and I think the Steelers fans recognizing he's a guy who has the ability. To be it you know really good quarterback but for whatever reason this -- really hasn't panned out -- As far as the Steelers are big -- a couple 300 yard passing games. Short passing game last week hit a ball out of his hand quickly to attack that New England defense. You think they'll use that approach to attack his Baltimore defense which is good so good this season. What I it's that's a great question -- Mike Tomlin tried to quickly put the kibosh on that on Monday when he's today were knocking at the same approach is New England knew it was a team last year that -- On average ten times game when he faces stiff as it was and 23 times last year. And they just -- there's just recognize that. With that approach the middle would be open short passes short outlet passes get the ball out of there before the blitz to get to Ben Roethlisberger. I'm not sure that you could play the Ravens that way. I would say this I think the Steelers are better off. Going three step dropping getting rid of the ball quickly because we saw. In week one I mean the Ravens have a ferocious pass rush that you create all kind to have -- Ben Roethlisberger himself had five turnovers in that game. We sought again in Indianapolis where that that great duel of and is Freeney and Mathis nearly came back and help Indianapolis when that game. This is a banged up offensive line. I think the best plan for this to visited banged up offensive line going against it'll lead defense that is built on speed predicated on getting pressure on the quarterback. Get rid of the ball quickly and it's not there throwing away -- away. I'll live to play another day and I I think that's kind of the game we're probably gonna see more of a typical Steelers Ravens game -- we saw we want. Yes the physical football you know -- refereeing as well all the way to call on the game now these two teams like him go at each other curious to see what kind of fines and penalties come out of this was good before there's a lot rob who sportsmen talk to you assuming that. I appreciated it did she gets in Washington dot com.