Didn't watch the game until I got home yesterday evening. I think my wife went to bed believing I HATED the Bills! LOL! All in all, that was a frustrating game...in terms of coaching. I, too, would have challenged that deep PI non-call. Literally wrapped his left hand around the receiver's waist even before he hit him on the head.
The main problem though is nothing new...Daboll can't stop shooting himself and our offense in the foot. Those deep balls kept coming even after the one pass stalled in mid air! Josh may have a strong arm and may even get some very good rotation on the ball, but at some point (and that point was definitely yesterday) the winds are just too strong to allow for an effective passing game...especially deep since the ball's revolutions slow drastically on those longer passes. We should have been attacking the middle more with short to intermediate routes and attempting more outside runs. Heck, does Daboll ever even try pitching the ball outside to RB's to get a jump on that movement? I can't recall ever seeing either Gore or Singletary (who would benefit the most from it) ever getting a pitch. It's always the same pistol/RPO stuff over and over. They kept attacking from the edge, trying to get to Josh...switching focus to the RB if it was a run. We needed to find a way to get by their outside shoulders as they drove to the point behind the pocket. The closest we came to that was by running multiple screen attempts, telegraphed by our attempts to set up blocks.They were all over those after getting burnt once.
The next significant problem was our OL. They looked horribad out there. Part of that has to be due to the Ravens impressive D, though. Gotta say, I under-estimated their secondary. They played even better than our guys as I don't recall any of them blowing coverages resulting in 60+ yard scores from TE's! The rush though was relentless. They attacked from all over the field. Was really some brilliant game planning on their part. Still, Dawkins was a serious weak spot and Spain and Morse weren't any better. It didn't help that we didn't get any real blocking help from the TE's either. Point blank, we need to find a stud OT this off-season. Dawkins simply is "just good enough" and that doesn't cut it when we should be capable of doing some damage in the playoffs.
Addressing our team's resiliency (#6), that is a sign to me that the players do have faith in the staff...even Daboll. That is awesome! You can't coach that sort of thing. Either you have that hunger to win or you don't. Still, I can't stop kicking that dead horse...Daboll has no freaking common sense. He focused so much on trying to get big strikes and probably hoping to get the Ravens in a position that they would be playing catch-up from the get-go, that he gave away our home field advantage. We should have been taking short yardage stuff/whatever the Ravens' D would give us. That coupled with a loud home crowd, should have been a bigger asset than it was. It also would have limited Josh's reliance on his weakest passing characteristic, the lack of good deep-ball accuracy and our OL's ability to protect him for any extended time-frame anyway.
Finally, as good as our D is, holy carp, does Jackson got some insane athletic ability! He's a one of a kind player...even more shifty than Vick was supposed to be. That stop-start he did along the sidelines during the 1st quarter was wicked! Any other mobile QB in the league would have been maintained by our D. And, yeah, I know we ended up holding him to some relatively low yardage, but he took what we gave him and made us pay, even if it involved sloppy backyard-type of plays. He did what he had to do to get the win, without trying to play Heroball. Barring injuries, he is going to be a nightmare for years to come. Especially since the Ravens force opposing D's to put some thicker (and likely slower) players on the field to deal with the power of their TE's. Again, really brilliantly planned stuff from their coaching staff.