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  1. 39 points
    How many would join if I create a message board/forum for us to migrate to?
  2. 31 points
    Wow. Not happy. Will not be engaging on FB or any other platforms because it doesnt allow for actual discussion. Just one or two lines of unsubstantiated, emotional garbage or "hot takes." Plus, i dont want to be bombarded with advertising while discussing the Ravens... But, i guess you cant really advertise on here and capitalize on the "engagement" so why bother. Im being unreasonable, but i dont care.
  3. 30 points
    Joe Flacco: 12th most sacked QB, sacked 14 times, 5 TD's, 6 INT's, 75.4 QBR Andrew Luck: 1st most sacked QB, sacked 25 times, 14 TD's, 4 INT's, 98.3 QBR Matt Ryan: Tied for 3rd most sacked QB, sacked 18 times, 16 TD's, 4 INT's, 113.6 QBR Matthew Stafford: Tied for 3rd most sacked QB, sacked 18 times, 15 TD's, 4 INT's, 105.7 QBR Philip Rivers: 6th most sacked QB, Sacked 17 times, 13 TD'S, 4 INT's, 102.4 QBR Facts: - Joe Flacco has the 29th worst QBR in the NFL - Andrew Luck has been sacked NEARLY TWICE as much as Joe Flacco yet is dominating him in every statistical category, Colts have what many feel is worst OL in football - Only other QB's besides Flacco in entire NFL with negative TD-INT ratio are Case Keenum and Ryan Fitzpatrick Enough excuses for Joe, I'm a long time supporter of his even through rough patches but this is different. This year so far he's not elite... not average... not even below average, he's amongst the very worst starting QB's in the entire NFL. Everything from his mechanics, to his accuracy, to his overall passing stats tell us so. Guys like Rivers have comparable weapons/OL and are blowing him out of the water.
  4. 25 points
    Wow. As a fan who left Baltimore in 2003 and found this community I can't say enough about how upsetting this is. Facebook has some of the worst 'Raven' fans.
  5. 21 points
    I have always been a big fan of Harbaugh but the Patriots game was a big eye opener in terms of how poorly coached this team is. It reminded me of those intramural sports games I used to play, where you eventually run into that one team that takes the sport seriously. The one that has a gameplan and looks like they care a whole lot more. The Harbaugh Ravens, since Ed and Ray left, have looked like a team with no ideas just hoping to hang on. The offense has been reactionary - never proactive. As if the gameplan is to work around whatever successful gameplan the opposing defense has. Nothing they do presents a challenge for defenses. Outside of Kubiak, they don't even have a strength that could be called an "identity", let alone a gameplan ahead of the curve. The defense is the king of unnecessary roughness, like it's a complete enigma how to play the game within the rules. There are botched coverages constantly. They look utterly lost when the other team picks up the tempo or finds something that works. And for some reason, their goal each game is to let the other team score just as time runs out. It's pretty much a given that any lead will evaporate in the 4th quarter, and the game will come down to a redzone stop or a big L in the standings. Every week I wonder what they could possibly be thinking, giving up the easy 1st down into Ravens territory to prevent the difficult touchdown throw, and - if required - subsequent meager 30 yard offensive drive for a field goal to win the game. Every week Harbaugh talks about tough-fought games being a staple of "Ravens football". Why is the mantra of this team to be satisfied with being taken to the ropes every game? Why can't they close the door on inferior teams anymore? I'm just tired of this "We'll find a way" attitude. Whoever is going to coach this team needs ideas, not hope.
  6. 21 points
    I have a lot more thoughts, but the one that stands out is Hester. He's got to go. Making the same mistake over and over again. It's on the coaching too for continually throwing him out there like this hasn't been an issue for weeks now.
  7. 20 points
    When they hire you, are you you keeping Harbs around as ST coach or bringing on an entirely new staff?
  8. 19 points
    Apologies in advance for how long this post will be - because i was using excel to collate everything it's difficult for it to format well into this forum: i considered just putting it all on a google drive for y'all but that doesn't really seem like the done thing here... If it is I can maybe collate it all on a google drive and post a link to make it easier... Apologies as well for the bizarre post earlier that obviously didn't work. I'll start with my mock because it's easiest i reckon. I tried not to be too obvious as far as possible but within reason so a lot of the picks will look familiar I imagine. I fully mocked 2 rounds and then drafted in the ball park for the other picks: MOCK DRAFT Round 1 1) Browns - Myles Garrett - EDGE 2) 49ers - Jonathan Allen - DL: I find it hard to see the 49ers three-peating with DL in the first but the Jets kind of did it in the past and there's no offensive talent for Shanahan to clamour for at this spot. I could very much see the 49ers trying to trade out of this spot for a team that loves a qb and thinks the bears / jets will take one. 3) Bears - Solomon Thomas - DL: Thomas is a missing piece on that defence but I could also see the Bears trying to trade out of this spot too - it's reported that both the Jets and Browns are interested in Trubisky but there were quotes from a scout saying the Jets were in love with Trubisky but that he wouldn't make it to 6 - I personally have a feeling that's a Titans scout trying to scare a team into trading with them at number 5. 4) Jaguars - Leonard Fournette - RB 5) Titans - Jamal Adams - S 6) Jets - Marshon Lattimore - CB: The jets may take Trubisky but I'm going to err away from the side of sensationalism. 7) Chargers - Malik Hooker - S 8) Panthers - OJ Howard - TE: Greg Olsen is getting older and there are no linemen worthy of this pick I think - OJ Howard gives Cam Newton a weapon he'll find it hard to miss. 9) Bengals - Derek Barnett - EDGE: Game-changer off the edge, I'd hate this but it makes a lot of sense. 10) Bills - Mike Williams - WR: They need help opposite Sammy Watkins (or to replace him when he's injured) 11) Saints - Reuben Foster - ILB 12) Browns - Mitchell Trubisky - QB: They apparently really like him so if he falls to 12 I see them pulling the trigger. 13) Cardinals - Deshaun Watson - QB: I struggled with this pick so looked around the league - I have the impression that the Cardinals are happy at qb but there is a growing idea that they'll pick a qb here. 14) Eagles - Dalvin Cook - RB 15) Colts - Forest Lamp - OL 16) Ravens - Corey Davis - WR: He's a different kind of receiver to what Flacco has at the moment. The worries about the level of competition are obviously real but I have confidence that he can transition well because of his elite route-running skills and ability to hands-catch. 17) Washington - Haason Reddick - LB 18) Titans - John Ross - WR 19) Bucs - Christian Mccaffrey - RB 20) Broncos - Cam Robinson - OL 21) Lions - Tim Williams - EDGE 22) Dolphins - Zach Cunningham - ILB 23) Giants - Ryan Ramcyzk - OL 24) Raiders - Marlon Humphrey - CB 25) Texans - Garrett Bolles - OL 26) Seahawks - Teez Tabor - CB 27) Chiefs - Dan Feeney - OL 28) Cowboys - Gareon Conley - CB 29) Packers - Taco Charlton - EDGE 30) Steelers - Takk Mckinley - EDGE 31) Falcons - Budda Baker - S 32) Saints - Tredavius White - CB: I'm assuming the trade for Malcolm Butler doesn't happen and that the Saints need a corner. Round 2 1) Browns - Obi Melifonwu - S 2) 49ers - Quincy Wilson - CB 3) Jags - Jabrill Peppers - S 4) Bears - Deshone Kizer - QB 5) Rams - Charles Harris - EDGE 6) Chargers: Jarrad Davis - EDGE 7) Jets - Alvin Kamara - RB 8) Panthers - Adoree Jackson - CB 9) Bengals - Cooper Kupp - WR 10) Saints - Malik Mcdowell - DL 11) Eagles - David Njoku - TE 12) Bills - Patrick Mahomes - QB 13) Cardinals - Pat Elflein - OL 14) Colts - TJ Watt - EDGE 15) Ravens - Carl Lawson - EDGE: The injuries are a potential issue but he has legitimate first round talent and can wreck off the edge which is why he probably is untouchable for the ravens until now. Ryan Anderson/Evan Engram could be the pick if we are too uncomfortable with his injuries. 16) Vikings - Zay Jones - WR 17) Washington - Davis Webb - QB 18) Bucs - Ryan Anderson - EDGE 19) Broncos - Dion Dawkins - OL 20) Browns - Chidobe Awuzie - CB 21) Lions - Joe Mixon - RB 22) Dolphins - Jourdan Lewis - CB 23) Giants - Sidney Jones - CB 24) Raiders - Dont'a Foreman - RB 25) Texans - Evan Engram - TE 26) Seahawks - Taylor Moton - OL 27) Chiefs - Dede Westbrook - WR 28) Cowboys - Demarcus Walker - EDGE 29) Packers - Tanoh Kpassagnon - EDGE 30) Steelers - Kevin King - CB 31) Falcons - Ethan Pocic - OL 32) Panthers - Curtis Samuel - WR Round 3 Fabian Moreau - CB: A highly accomplished corner with first round talent who will most likely fall a little bit due to the sheer numbers of corners and the injury that will keep him out of OTAs etc. If he is taken then I could see Isaac Asiata or Howard Wilson being the pick here. Akhello Witherspoon - CB: Double dipping at corner might not be expected here but I think these guys could be the BPA picks at both these spots. Witherspoon is a brilliant cover corner who maybe shies away from contact too much but could maybe see a philosophy change once he's getting good money to make tackles and in our case to even get on the field. I could see these two corners developing really well together behind carr, smith and with tavon. Round 4 Anthony Garcia - OL: An interesting tackle prospect with some elite traits. He has great quickness and the ability to mirror edge rushers, is rarely beaten with speed. His major problem and it may not be fixable even in an NFL weight program is his body frame - he mostly plays under 300 which isnt ideal and im not sure he has the frame to add much more weight. He could be a useful addition to the right tackle competition - but i wonder how he'd hold up against bull rushers. Round 5 Donnel Pumphrey - RB: He's mocked to us a lot I think around here and I wanted to do something new but he makes a lot of sense. Running back help including someone with a twitchy type speed albeit maybe it isnt quite the breakaway speed we've been yearning. Round 6 Deatrich Wise Jr - EDGE: A guy who didn't have the greatest production but didnt show too many reasons why it wasnt working. He has potential as a late guy - probably projected in the 5th but I could see him dropping down to this round just because of all the combine notables and other guys who have more production this last year. BIG BOARD Player Position 1 Myles Garrett EDGE 2 Jamal Adams S 3 Malik Hooker S 4 Derek Barnett EDGE 5 Reuben Foster ILB 6 Jonathan Allen DL 7 Marshon Lattimore CB 8 Corey Davis WR 9 Mike Williams WR 10 Leonard Fournette RB 11 Tim Williams EDGE 12 Cam Robinson OL 13 Solomon Thomas DL 14 Dalvin Cook RB 15 OJ Howard TE 16 Hasson Reddick EDGE 17 Gareon Conley CB 18 Charles Harris EDGE 19 Quincy Wilson CB 20 Marlon Humphrey CB 21 Forest Lamp OL 22 TJ Watt EDGE 23 Budda Baker S 24 John Ross WR 25 Tradavius White CB 26 Garrett Bolles OL 27 Jabrill Peppers S 28 Dan Feeney OL 29 Ryan Ramcyzk OL 30 Christian Mccaffrey RB 31 Malik Mcdowell DL 32 Taco Charlton EDGE 33 Pat Elflein OL 34 Obi Melifonwu S 35 Adoree Jackson CB 36 Carl Lawson EDGE 37 David Njoku TE 38 Takk Mckinley EDGE 39 Ryan Anderson EDGE 40 Evan Engram TE 41 Chidobe Awuzie CB 42 Zay Jones WR 43 Zach Cunningham ILB 44 Fabian Moreau CB 45 Juju Smith-Schuster WR 46 Cooper Kupp WR 47 Tanoh Kpassagnon EDGE 48 Sidney Jones CB 49 Desmond King CB 50 Dion Dawkins OL 51 Jarrad Davis ILB 52 Alvin Kamara RB 53 Demarcus Walker EDGE 54 Ethan Pocic OL 55 Bucky Hodges TE 56 Teez Tabor CB 57 Chris Godwin WR 58 Raekwon Mcmillan ILB 59 Caleb Brentley DL 60 Marcus Williams S 61 Jourdan Lewis CB 62 Marcus Maye S 63 Isaiah Ford WR 64 Kevin King CB 65 Cam Sutton CB 66 Isaac Asiata OL 67 Gerald Everett TE 68 Rasul Douglas CB 69 Curtis Samuel WR 70 Jordan Willis EDGE 71 Ahkello Witherspoon CB 72 Justin Evans S 73 Cordrea Tankersley CB 74 Howard Wilson CB 75 Duke Riley ILB 76 Taylor Moton OL 77 Damontae Kazee CB 78 Taywan Taylor WR 79 Tarrell Basham EDGE 80 Dont'a Foreman RB 81 Derek Rivers EDGE 82 Corn Elder CB 83 Samaje Perrine RB 84 Carlos Henderson WR 85 Anthony Garcia OL 86 Montravius Adams DL 87 Tyus Bowser EDGE 88 Chris Wormley DL 89 Erik Magnuson OL 90 Tyler Orlosky OL 91 Eddie Jackson S 92 Jordan Legget TE 93 Larry Ogunjobi DL 94 Shaquill Griffin CB 95 Ardarius Stewart WR 96 Jaleel Johnson DL 97 Carroll Phillips EDGE 98 Ejuan Price EDGE 99 Dawuane Smoot EDGE 100 Kareem Hunt RB 101 Jarron Jones DL 102 Adam Bisnowaty OL 103 Julie'n Davenport OL 104 Carlos Watkins DL 105 Kyle Fuller OL 106 Vince Biegel EDGE 107 Amara Darboh WR 108 Dalvin Tomlinson DL 109 Jake Butt TE 110 Nazair Jones DL 111 Ryan Switzer WR 112 Charles Walker DL 113 Josh Jones S 114 Kendall Beckwith ILB 115 KD Cannon WR 116 Tanzel Smart DL 117 Dorian Johnson OL 118 Jalen Myrick CB 119 Corey Clement RB 120 Roderick Johnson OL 121 Elijah Qualls DL 122 Brian Allen CB 123 Jadar Johnson S 124 Malachi Dupre WR 125 Noah Brown WR 126 Josh Reynolds WR 127 Wayne Gallman RB 128 Soujorn Shelton CB 129 Jordan Morgan OL 130 David Sharpe OL 131 Artavis Scott WR 132 John Johnson S 133 Donnell Pumphrey RB 134 Eddie Vanderdoes DL 135 Elijah Lee ILB 136 Deatrich Wise Jr EDGE 137 Amba Etta-Tawo WR 138 Joe Mathis EDGE 139 Ryan Glasgow DL 140 Trestan Decoud CB 141 Vincent Taylor DL 142 Alex Anzalone ILB 143 Jon Toth OL 144 DJ Jones DL 145 Jalen Robinette WR 146 Anthony Walker ILB 147 Darreus Rogers WR 148 Jay Guillermo OL 149 De'Veon Smith RB 150 Davon Godchaux DL 151 Chad Hansen WR 152 Ben Boulware ILB 153 Freddie Stevenson FB 154 Brendan Langley CB 155 Montae Nicholson S 156 Tashawn Bower EDGE 157 Tarik Cohen RB 158 Channing Stribling CB 159 Rayshawn Jenkins S 160 Lorenzo Jerome S 161 Marquell Lee ILB 162 TJ Logan RB 163 Marquez White CB 164 Bryan Cox DL 165 Jeremiah Ledbitter DL 166 Jamal Carter S 167 Jalen Reeves-Maybin ILB 168 Sam Rogers FB I'll post my Qbs in order as well but the colour coding no longer works here but just as a reference point, I have all the qbs either in Jarron Jones's tier (starting at 101) or below it Mitch Trubisky QB Deshaun Watson QB Deshone Kizer QB Patrick Mahomes QB Brad Kaaya QB Davis Webb QB Nate Peterman QB Josh Dobbs QB Chad Kelly QB Jerod Evans QB Seth Russell QB CJ Beathard QB And here is the positional breakdown of the big board Position Draftable Players QB 11 RB 13 FB 2 OL 22 WR 23 TE 7 EDGE 23 DL 22 ILB 12 S 16 CB 28 TOTAL 179 Thanks for the read if you made it this far. Let me know what you think about the mock, the board, about maybe putting this on a google drive if that's easier. Oh yeah, and just for everyone's sanity, please don't quote this whole post...
  9. 19 points
    Quote from Russell street report: Ozzie: "we have to let you go, run Marc... Run away and never come back" Marc: "no thanks, I'll pass" Ohhhhhhh God too much
  10. 19 points
    As some of you may know I was the winner of the you pick the 53 contest. I really didn't expect to win and the whole thing was absolutely surreal. I just thought i would share some of the things I got to experience. When people say this is a top notch organization they say it for a reason. They treated me like I was one of their own and made me feel like I was part of the ravens family. First off I would like to thank Dave Lang- the media director who led me through the whole process. This guy was really cool and went out of his way to make sure I had a good time. First he brought me and my fiance down on the feild for pregame warmups- as soon as I reach the feild John Harbaugh is directly right in front of me. He was beginning to walk back into the locker room when I quickly walked over and introduced myself. We had a short Convo about the contest, the forsett fiasco- and he joked that I did better than Ryan mink and garret downing at guessing the roster. My girlfriend off to the side video taped the whole conversation lol. Immediately my day was made and it was only just beginning. Dave went to get a photographer to take some pictures of me for twitter while I watched some of the players warm up. I noticed buck allen off to the side not in uniform in street clothes and realized he was inactive. Needless to say he didnt look too happy. Also saw keenan reynolds who gave me a high five. Dean pees walked by looking real timid but to my surprise he actually shook my hand. I then watched Tucker hit a 65 yarder in warmups with about 12 yards to spare. So yeah when he said he could hit from 80+ in denver- he's not Lyin. Off to the side I then saw ed reed and Steve bisciotti chalking it up. Just took a lot of pictures and what not. Didn't really get a chance to get any autographs but I didn't care , my day was already made. ( plus Dave had just given me the flacco autographed jersey) just when I think things can't get any better- Dave pulls me off to the side and pulls something out of his pocket. Its the 2012 Superbowl ring! Not only did he let me see it- he let's me try it on. That thing must have weighed 3 pounds lol. I took a picture with the ring and then headed off the feild. Instead of Dave taking us out the normal exit- he walks us through the tunnel where the ravens run out. After that it was pretty much time for the game to start. We thanked him and then made our way up to the club level seats. We had some of the best seats in the house, after the national anthem when the jets flew over the stadium it was hard not to get a little chill being 9/11 and all. Opening day was underway - and the only thing that could've made this day better was a ravens win. Ofcourse we got the W which was the perfect ending to a perfect day. Im probably gonna get the flacco jersey framed along with the tickets. Ive also got a rackload of sweet puctures and then memories that will last a lifetime. I feel so blessed to have been a part of all this and I had the time of my life. I just want to thank Dave Lang again for everything and the whole Ravens organization for an amazing and surreal experience. Don't mean to rub it in to anybody I just wanted to let y'all know how awesome this franchise is ( as if y'all didn't already know) and to share some of the inside details. Wish I could have brought every single member of the board with me, we're all part of ravens nation and I think were in store for great season. On to Cleveland baby.
  11. 19 points
    Or maybe they didn't want to draft a guy so high (no pun intended) that hasn't completed a full season of football yet.
  12. 18 points
    Going into flacco's 10th season why is WR still a huge question mark ?
  13. 18 points
    I just can't wait to see who gives the defense a pass for this.
  14. 18 points
    The UGLY: Allowing them to convert on 1st and 30. It went downhill after that. Nothing else matters.
  15. 18 points
    This is exactly the defense you'd expect with no Jimmy Smith playing. Were we really surprised?
  16. 18 points
    I just hope that when we need 7 yards he sends the receivers at least 8 out.
  17. 17 points
    See my avatar? I am a Webb fan. All three members of my family have two RAVENS jerseys. Lewis and Webb. Most of you know why we all are such RAVENS fans. Click here to see why. Having met him a few times after that initial meeting, he was always super cool and classy. Good to my kid. Good to my wife. Good to his fans. He fought hard he played hard. He is what it means to be a RAVEN. He will always be one of my favorite RAVENS.
  18. 17 points
    I will say, I've met Zach a few times and you can tell that he's a very smart guy. It sucks as a fan and a team to lose out on a young ascending player, but at the end of the day, you have to hope the best for him. I don't doubt for one second that he put a lot of thought into this decision and made the choice that he ultimately felt was best for himself and his future. I wish him luck. I'm sad to see him go, but I'll never blame a guy for walking away to try to preserve his health.
  19. 17 points
    Offense scored 6 points without the gifts from special teams. The so-called #1 defense gave up over 500 yards. Hester should be released tomorrow. The coaching is laughable. So many bad calls, and abysmal clock management. I think I covered all of it.
  20. 17 points
  21. 17 points
    The response I want to post would probably be my last straw here so... I don't think it's a good idea to sign him. Besides the domestic disputes, negative attention/media circus, alleged drug problems, being suspended already on his day off, there is also this big factor that he SUCKS! Manziel is AWFUL.
  22. 17 points
    How is he overrated when he never gets respect to start with?
  23. 17 points
    Frank Walker-CB David Pittman-CB Tom Zbikowski-SS Michael Huff-FS
  24. 17 points
    It honestly has nothing to do with the aspect of smoking weed, but rather all to do with the ramifications that come from doing so as imposed by the NFL. First of all, smoking weed is one thing, but intentionally recording yourself and keeping said recording is moronic in and of itself. Regardless of whether or not it was personal, you've got to be aware of your popularity and the negativity that would inevitably occur should said video ever reach the public. You're a prime target for national media attention, you should have the foresight to at least ensure anything and everything that could possibly mar your image is deleted, not merely tucked away. Furthermore you act like as if there's such a disparaging difference between Tunsil and Stanley to the point where Tunsil is considered light years ahead of Stanley in any way. I know for a fact that if you were to own a business and you have two very comparable prospects in front of you for only one available position, you're honestly going to sit there and tell me that you're going to pick the individual whose currently going through a myriad of allegations and issues over the other prospect who is as clean as can be? Yeah, good luck banking your highest pick in over a decade on the notion of "everyone makes mistakes". There's no room for 50/50 in that regard here. We're talking game suspensions if caught, did you seemingly forget about Will Hill already? Look where that got him--it's not the act of smoking weed. I'll reiterate it again, it's the consequences that are imposed. This is far and above one of the most idiotic postings I've seen on this forum; you couch scouts are delusional.
  25. 16 points
    Can someone tell the Ravens that cutting the costs of this board will not clear up any cap space?
  26. 16 points
    Being a top 10 defense means nothing if you can't finish games.
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  28. 16 points
    Do yourself a favor and find yourself another team that has a QB you like.
  29. 16 points
    Just a "heads up" to those who think they need to come into this thread to "keep it real", take your negativity to the hundred + other threads already open. Positivity also deserves a thread.
  30. 16 points
    The offensive line we trotted out there today was pathetic.
  31. 16 points
    Should be our best OT since Ogden. Blindside protector for the rest of Joe's career, and hopefully for the first few years of the next QB we take. Welcome to Baltimore, Ronnie Stanley.
  32. 15 points
    "If you are not already engaging us and other members of the Ravens Flock on our Facebook page, Instagram account, through Twitter or Snapchat, we invite you to follow us on those channels and continue to participate in our social communities." Go see the freakout on FB about the Jernigan trade and you'll realize how much more stupid shutting down this message board is. This is about as close as engaging in the ways they want us to as they will get. By closing the boards, your shutting down THE major social community you have. Then the draft will come and it will be worse because instead of engaging in football talk about the draft picks, it will be random comments one after the other without any football talk at all. While having all the social media is great, shutting down one form of a community(message board) and having one less way to communicate with fans is terrible. You should be looking at ADDING more ways to communicate and interact with fans, not removing ways.
  33. 15 points
    Low risk contract that's easy to get out of (options to exit after Year 1 and Year 2 per Schefter) Starting, albeit unspectacular, CB on a playoff team Never missed a game in 9 year career. ...... I honestly don't have a single complaint
  34. 15 points
    Wallace and I'm not thinking too hard about it. I got a lot of love for what Torrey has done here but I think Wallace can do a bit more than him.
  35. 15 points
    Good for him. They need to be ticked off.
  36. 15 points
    We already found him once, then he went to the broncos and won a superbowl
  37. 15 points
    I'm sure this will be merged. Some people can't handle the truth on here. They'd rather burry it in an existing thread.
  38. 15 points
    Just read a great article on NFL.com about Steve Smith and his decision to return for another year. You can read it here: http://www.nfl.com/curtaincall Lots of interesting stuff and great read overall. But this really stuck out to me -- and gives GREAT insight into Flacco's leadership... even though many try to doubt it. This tells me everything I need to about him and how great a leader he is. Smith is talking about how after the game he was injured, in the locker room he was all emotional with players/coaches telling him he could play again if he wanted to. But he says, Flacco had the biggest impact on him. "Joe walked over to me and said, 'There is nothing you need to be ashamed of. The impact you've made on us in a short amount of time has taken people years to do. You make me better. Whatever you decide, you need to be proud of that.' " Smith recalled. "That broke me down."
  39. 15 points
    We picked up 2 extra picks and got kamalei correa, so let's break this down... For years now, we have been slow on defense, we have big strong pass rushers and DL who can play tough and push the pocket but we absolutely fail miserably to reach the qb in a hurry. We needed an edge rusher with explosion. Dodd I think was clearly our target but he gets drafted(remember there are 31 other teams drafting, guys get taken, and you can't trade up for everyone you want). So we trade back twice and pick up some good currency in a midloaded class, and we add... Guess what... An explosive edge rusher. But off with ozzies head for giving us what we want with good value... If you have watched his tape, you see he is a fit here, he has a first step that rivals anyone in the class, he plays heavy handed and plays like he's got something to prove, he hits hards, he moves fast, he plays with authority, and does literally everything better than Spence except for bending the corner. He isn't a rotational guy, he plays with a hard enough nose to be a starter, he can cover, he can move sideline to sideline, he punches blockers in the mouth and drives them back and sheds very well. Literally the only things holding back his stock was: limited array of rush moves(coachable) and weak conference. Boise also used him in a very wide role, if he was asked to pin his ears back his sack numbers would have been much higher. So, do you guys just latch on to Noah Spence and disregard every other edge rusher? Because I've done my due diligence on this kid, and he's a good pick and a great fit for us and fills a huge void. He may take some time to really catch fire because he does need to work on consistent hand usage, but Noah Spence has a lot more to work on than his hands... We wanted an explosive edge rusher, we got one, and we hate it? Come on guys. Due diligence, You may see that correa may not be that big a downgrade from Spence after all...
  40. 15 points
    Should we act like Pats fans? It's somebody elses fault. The NFL hates us. Were were set up. No one knew that they had pads on. The weather made our jerseys puffy so it looked like we had pads on. Yeah I feel dumb. We made a mistake. Own it.
  41. 14 points
    Hello everyone, As most of you know, with our current home closing at the end of the month we've begun the process of creating and searching for a new spot. Thank you to those of you that have joined the new forum already. Great to see so many of you that love this community as much as I do. For those of you who haven't joined and want to, check out: http://baltimoreravens.boardhost.com/index.php But, with us being forced out of our comfort zone a lot of exciting ideas are flying fast and furious.... and a simple forum may not be able to house what we need, or provide all the features we've become used to. With that in mind, still don't hesitate to join what we have set up and start using it. But, with some of the great community members help, we're looking into upgrading to something better that will allow us to do some really neat things in addition to just chatting. It'll also give us the ability to scale as we grow bigger. We're grabbing some potential domain names now, but if anyone has some slick suggestions for what our new home could be called, feel free to post em and we'll start looking into availability of domains. So keep an eye out. We'll try to have everything settled and finalized before this closes down... but just in case make sure to get registered over at the current forum listed above. That way, at the very least we can all stay in touch while our ultimate, new swanky bachelor pad is being built. Awesome to see so many of us really invested in building something great. And build it we will. Thanks, Bold (remember to register at the existing new forum.... and let those Forum/Domain name suggestions fly; want to get something locked up)
  42. 14 points
    i wouldnt come here because the news section has gotten pretty bad. theres no news, no real information, all the videos and articles are basically "heres a long drawn out bunch of stuff you already know" or "lolfunstuff and amateur opinions"
  43. 14 points
    I haven't read most of the new posts on this board since yesterday's loss, but I've read enough to know that people are a little panicked about the rest of the season. Obviously, I think this team has A LOT of problems that need to be addressed, but I think there's a little reason for optimism. 1. We're still only 1 game behind Pittsburgh for the lead in the division and they play New England next week (likely without Ben Roethlisberger). Considering we face the Jets next week, there's a decent chance we go into our Bye week tied for first in the division with a chance to take control of our season if we beat the Steelers. Luckily, the Bengals seem to be struggling a bit this year as well and their schedule is pretty tough. 2. This team had a LOT of injuries last year and mostly less-serious injuries so far this season. Some of the players are still coming back and getting into form, and a lot of our players are young. I think most of us predicted for these reasons that this team would be better in the later half of the year than the first half, although most of us got our hopes up when we started 3-0. I think specifically Joe is still uncomfortable and uncertain with his knee, but there are reasons to believe the offensive line, Joe and our receivers will all be better after a few weeks under Mornhinweg I think we all know that a bit of good fortune will be necessary to keep this season on track, but there are still reasons to be hopeful.
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  46. 14 points
    To be fair so are the constant excuses.
  47. 14 points
    Duane Starks: Starks responding to a question about making a change at quarterback because Flacco was taking a beating behind a porous offensive line - “Beating or no beating, I’d pull [Flacco] out of the game. The honest truth is he lost the game for the Ravens. That is the way I look at it. He gave up ten points [off of his interceptions]... And Flacco did not claim it, when they asked about the interception to Perriman, he said it was a timing pass. No, it was a bad pass in a one-on-one situation. Claim it. Don't say ‘we’, it was you today!” Jackson followed Starks by saying - “[Flacco] has to play better, he is the quarterback, he is the franchise. They paid him a bunch of money, and that is fine....but when you come out in the second half and only have 43 yards of total offense in the second half, 2.5 yards per pass completion, 2 of 8 on third down. [He] is the quarterback, he is the engine, everybody is looking at him and he is not getting it done.” http://www.baltimorebeatdown.com/2016/10/24/13380522/icymi-former-ravens-duane-starks-and-brad-jackson-rip-joe-flacco
  48. 14 points
  49. 14 points
    I’m not normally one for midseason firings, but Trestman has to go. The experiment has failed, time for him to go back to the CFL - he doesn’t belong in this league. What a frustrating game all around. Can’t expect the defense to hold on when the offense goes 3 and out on every drive, and the special teams guys consistently give our opponents great field position (or just straight up give them TDs). This team is not good. We’re playing a bunch of scrub teams and look absolutely lost out there. How are we going to look against actual good teams? We’re going to get absolutely demolished. What a sorry excuse for a football team.
  50. 14 points
    If I'm going to be unbiased, my picks would be: Buffalo - win Cleveland - win Jacksonville - win Oakland - win Washington - win NYG - win NYJ - win Pittsburgh - win Cleveland - win Dallas - win Cincy - win Miami - win New Ingerlund - win Philly - win Pittsburgh - win Cincy - win #nohomer