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Jim Caldwell has shown a willingness to be creative with his play-calling.
With the offense struggling to get going all season, we’ve seen offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell get creative in an effort to jump-start the floundering unit.
The offensive output didn’t wow anybody, but it’s good to see the offense using different formations and plays to keep defenses guessing.
Against Cincinnati, they used a flea-flicker that sprung Jacoby Jones wide open over the top of the defense. Unfortunately, Joe Flacco underthrew the pass, but Jones drew a pass interference penalty which put Baltimore in the red zone where they scored their first touchdown.
On that same red-zone trip, Haloti Ngata took the field for the offense and lined up as a blocker on the goal line.
Later in the game, Tyrod Taylor saw some action and picked up the longest run of the game on an end-around.
The offense was still anemic en route to 189 total yards, but the aggressiveness was evident throughout the game.
This matchup saw a continued usage of a spread attack and even more of the Pistol formation. This type of creativity is one of Jim Caldwell's more impressive traits, and we can expect to see more tinkering as the season progresses.