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Posted by JohnJohnson on 31 January 2012 - 01:27 PM
Posted by PolishRifle on 25 March 2013 - 04:46 PM
This season: The Ravens are too inexperienced. The window has closed.
Me: Be ready for a surprise. The window is wide open.
Posted by TheConquerorWorm on 24 March 2013 - 05:02 PM
Dumervil -$35 Million
That's why the Browns are the Browns
Posted by BEACHBOY on 02 January 2013 - 04:12 PM
Posted by AwakenTheDemon on 29 January 2012 - 01:19 PM
It was a well known fact to most that coming out of the draft, I was not fond of seeing you in purple and black. Your hands, catching technique, and sloppy routes were some of my biggest issues with you. My opinion was only further solidified after your rather unimpressive preseason performance. Sure, it may have only been preseason, but it was also your first time on a professional field, where you wanted to showcase your skills. I had come to the conclusion that you'd quickly fall down the depth chart, behind the likes of Lee and Tandon, and probably finish the year with around 200-300 yards and perhaps 3 touchdowns.
However, Mr. Smith, you did in fact prove me wrong. Sure, I can say that I was impressed with how you actually played on the field. Your routes aren't always the cleanest, nor do you always seem to know where you need to be exactly, and sure you don't always rope in those deep lobs, however you seemed to always find a way to get open, even if it's not the exact route you were supposed to run. Ozzie and Harbs drafted you to "go deep" and you brought that demension to this team, something that was extremely lacking for quite a while.
Even more so than what you actually did on the field, I'm more impressed with you as a person. After that preseason performance that I mentioned earlier, you told all your fans and every Raven fan that you would work harder to make yourself a better player. People say that all the time, however not many truly follow up on that statement. You did however, and it showed. I never once doubted your work ethic and that seemed to be the one thing I was correct about. You can never have too many intelligent, hard working players who only want to improve themselves.
Rarely will you hear me say this, however I was wrong when it came to you, and I'm quite happy to be wrong in this case. You may still be raw, you may still be rough around the edges. However, if this season is any indication, the sky is truly the limit for a man such as yourself with such a tremendous work ethic. 841 yards and 7 touchdowns in a rookie season is nothing to sneeze at. Keep up the good work, and keep aiming to improve. Who knows, that number one spot may be your's not far off in the future, if you want it.
Yeah, I'm eating my words from the draft right now. But hey, at least they're delicious.
Posted by hawkprey on 06 August 2011 - 06:32 PM
Losing some of our veterans has been hard on many fans, but that's no reason to lose your love for this team. There's been a lot of fans down on this team for not making a splash in the FA market, for not re-signing a lot of players or making them walk.
But the 2011 Ravens are far and away a better team then last year. We've gotten so used to relying on veterans that we've forgotten you can win with youth. Maybe the receivers are younger, but that's not a bad thing. Maybe the defense is younger, but that's not a bad thing either. The Ravens won the Super Bowl with 2 rookie starters and 6 more starters with less than 3 years experience. The 2011 Ravens can do the same.
It all starts with the O-line. With Yanda back in his best position next to Birk, and an improved Cousins battling out with physical freak Jah Reid, it looks like we'll finally be able to give Flacco some time. Oher looks more comfortable than last year at LT, and Grubbs has had time to heal from the injury he played through most of last year.
Or WR corp doesn't have the veteran experience that 2010's did, but they have the speed and the explosiveness. Do you want another veteran group that slows down come playoff time and can't get separation? Or do you want Torrey Smith blowing the top off of defenses and our speedy slot guys slicing up defenses underneath? Don't you finally want speed at TE?
The backfield has Ray Rice yet again, this time with Leach to pave the way - the way he did for league-leading Arian Foster. Yes, it looks like the Ravens finally have a running game to rely on again.
On the defensive side, Pagano is already working to restore the D to it's former glory, rather than one that can't close out games. Look for more sacks, more fumbles, and more rattling of Roethlisberger than you can remember.
The D-line is going to be fast. An experimental Ngata is leaner and more explosive this year, perhaps looking to transition to safety once and for all . Mount Cody is a welcome fountain of youth to the older, slower line we're used to. Not only is Cody stronger and in better shape, his rookie mistakes are gone! Now they will be sophomore mistakes.
JJ had an injury-ridden down year in 2010. But thanks in part to a monkey of a commissioner and his pea-brained nemesis, Jarret Johnson has had plenty of time to recover and is looking more like 2009's JJ that led the team in sacks. He also has Sergio Kindle to spell him no 3rd downs and get that all-important QB pressure. Gooden is making a run at ILB next to Ray with his impressive speed and improved pass rush. And Sizzle is Sizzle, and that's all we need him to be.
Our DBs are a better group as well. The loss of Dawan will be greeted with the docking of the SS Tom Zibby, whose coverage skills we didn't have with Landry. Foxworth rejoins the CB group now riddled with talent: 1st rounder and future shut-down Jimmy Smith, a finally healed Lardarius Webb, a Cary Williams who's been picking off everybody in training camp, and the great underrated Chris Carr. Did I mention Ed Reed is finally healthy?
Of course there's our ace-in-the hole - special teams. We still have the best kickoff kicker in Billy Cundiff. Now that the marker is moved to the 30, this year will not be the touchback fest that 2010 was. Instead, Billy will be busy pinning teams inside the 10. Remember last year when we struggled to find a returner? Well, we came out having struck gold. David Reed not only won the job, he finished 1st in the AFC in yards per return.
What other team would you root for?
Posted by BMORE = BEASTING on 28 February 2013 - 10:32 AM
Posted by philly_raven on 26 January 2013 - 12:22 PM
Ed Reed as "Rod Woodson"
Terrell Suggs as "Peter Boulware"
Anquan Boldin as "Qadry Ismail"
Jacoby Jones as "Jermaine Lewis"
Haloti Ngata as "Tony Siragusa"
Dennis Pitta as "Shannon Sharpe"
Paul Kruger as "Michael McCrary"
Cary Williams as "Chris McAlister"
Vonta Leach as "Sam Gash"
and John Harbaugh as "Brian Billick"
with special guest Justin Tucker as "Matt Stover"
AND starring Ray Lewis as "Ray Lewis" is his return to the big screen!
Ravens: 2013 Super Bowl Champs
sorry this is so cheesy, but had to put it together once it popped in my head
Posted by Ravens<3 on 06 January 2013 - 04:29 PM
Simply Amazing. Greatest curtain call I've ever seen. The chills won't leave my body.
Thank you Ray. Raven Nation loves you.
Posted by RavensFanoftheCentury on 19 October 2011 - 08:48 AM
Let me make one thing clear. Joe Flacco is the face of the Baltimore Ravens offense. We support him completely, and he will lead this team to and win a Superbowl. No doubt in my mind. Is he inconsistent? sure. Does he force bad throws sometimes? Sure. Is he more often good then bad? yes. Bradford, Stafford, Ryan, Freeman, Sanchez will never win as many games, regular season and post season, as Joe Flacco. Period. He may never be a Brady, Rivers, Manning, or even Rodgers, But bet your bottom dollar he can be as good or better the Roethlisberger.
Go ahead and get me all irritated going into this work day. Please. If I was Suggs, I woulda' walked off the set, looked in the camera on my way out, and said, "When Flacco gets his ring this year, we will reschedule this interview and see what you have to say then."
Oh, and the only team that can stay within 20 points of the Packers? I got news for you, I like our chances of playing and beating ANY team in the league. Would I like to see the pack in the Superbowl? Nope... But if that's what its gonna take to get some respect in this league, I wouldn't have it any other way.
Good day sirs!
Posted by ghost1986 on 22 May 2013 - 04:25 PM
Posted by reed20fence on 27 March 2013 - 12:06 PM
Posted by Mystigo_Dragon on 24 March 2013 - 05:11 PM
1. put to rest speculation of James Harrison in Purple
2. made Ray Rice's day by sparing Vonte Leach's contract with the team
3. Made the Paul Kruger move even more palatable
4. just set Haloti Ngata up for a 2013 DPOY if he stays healthy
5. saved my marriage!
Posted by INRavensgirl on 24 March 2013 - 04:19 PM
My mouth can't make up its mind whether it wants to grin or just hang open in happy shock!!!
Welcome to Baltimore, Elvis!!!
Posted by PurpleDrank on 24 March 2013 - 04:19 PM
Posted by ravens7575 on 08 January 2013 - 04:57 PM
*Sniff* I'm sorry I'm emotional guys, but it's just so beautiful that our OC is not Cam Cameron anymore.
Posted by BIGTEX76549 on 01 August 2011 - 09:31 AM
Posted by respecttheRaven on 18 December 2012 - 11:33 AM
Posted by K-Dog on 25 December 2011 - 01:28 AM
BUT since so many of you think I am wrong and think Flacco should be cut.
WHO will be our starting QB next year?
How will we obtain this player?
and why do you think this player is significantly better than Joe Flacco?
I want facts not opinions, and dont even start with that "They show more emotion mumbo jumbo " screaming like a banshee doesnt win games. I want facts.
If you cant answer all three questions then shut up with the whole "cut Flacco" stuff.
Posted by sami on 22 May 2013 - 04:29 PM