Stopping Antonio Brown Takes A Village
The good news for the Ravens is that they didn’t depend solely on Smith to stop Brown earlier this season. The Ravens never seldom left any of their cornerbacks on an island with Brown. The Ravens either had a linebacker helping underneath or a safety over the top. Roethlisberger has plenty of weapons, but Brown is the game changing talent on which he leans. Pees has to force the future Hall of Fame QB, to lean on his other weapons.
The strategy is essentially the same as it was in November. The Ravens have to help Tavon Young and Shareece Wright when they are across from the best receiver in football. Pees has to make sure that Brown is stuck in heavy traffic. Brown may not be the only player that Baltimore must stop, but he certainly is the most dangerous.
The Ravens plan to not ask too much of the corner covering Brown will stay intact. Without Smith stopping Brown by committee is even more important.