It's not fair to point a finger at any one thing or person for this loss .
That said :
It's becoming clear that Devin McCourty is a liability who no longer deserves a prominent role on our defense .
His big play ability is non existent and it now appears last season was no fluke ( maybe 2010 was the fluke ? )
Even his normally solid tackling looked weak - That effort on the Pitta Td was an embarrassment .
He's a shell of his former self both mentally and physically , and if he doesnt turn it @ -
The day may come when he doesn't even deserve a roster spot .
The coaching staff needs to do a better job of reading game situations and reacting accordingly .
That vanilla pass rush needed to be adjusted.
Playing it safe was obviously not the way to go . Why allow Flacco to get comfortable against our non penetrating 4 man rush ? Foolish.
Frustrating to watch too .
It felt like once again Belichick was playing not to lose .
The D rookies were next to invisible and played like ...rookies.
At the end of the game Slator gave up on a Jacoby Jones fair catch that was fumbled ...instead of running hard and anticipating a drop ( the guy had fumbled for the Texans the last time he was in Balt )
Maybe it was the very sad Torry Smith side story but it just felt like a less talented Ravens team just played with more heart .
( Offensive guys like Brady - Welker - Mankins etc. excluded )
The good news is there's plenty of time to make the necessarily adjustments and get it right.
The bad news is heart isn't something you can teach .