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  1. Why do you want Jensen to step in to a starting role? He's obviously less capable than the starters we lost. Seems the O-line blocking and protecting will be less effective than last season unless serious upgrades materialize b4 the season begins. I too would like to see Jensen step up. He is a mauler and was NOT very good at technique in pass blocking but was getting better but there were few on the team that was a better run mauler then Jensen.
  2. I just had to find a place to put a shout out to the new conditioning coach Sandbag Saunders! I more than love his attitude and approach to give these players an edge. I was first intrigued by Weddle commenting on Sandbag and thought about 'what if' took over conditioning of the team... my wish came true. Go Ravens!!!
  3. This is just ANOTHER example of why I am a PROUD supporter of the Ravens and I really do appreciate Dick Cass. I don't know if there are any other LEED Gold stadiums in the league but that is a huge accomplishment and I am proud to see that they are continuing their stewardship of their neighborhood - Baltimore. Shout out to the best owner and best friend of Baltimore, Mr. Steve Bisciotti for running the best organization in the NFL! Go Ravens!!!
  4. Glad to see a lot of positive responses on this Webby move. Man, I have loved this guy since he first hit the field and I am glad he is staying in the Purple and Black. Lots of great moves this off-season but still have holes and a wish list... going to be an interesting draft!
  5. For many years I have recognized EricD and the excellent work our FO does. He and Oz are mature, smart men who respect each other and the process. My #1 Happy Thought about the Ravens? Ownership - we got the best. #2 FO. Besides personnel issues, Dick Cass, among the many things he is responsible for, makes sure that Baltimore has a quality venue (stadium) and product (PR Department) for the fans. In a world full of ugly, this is a quality organization that I'm happy to be a fan of. Go Ravens!
  6. Definitely have mixed feelings about sharing this 'story'... Well all know Harbs and fam are competitive but this is a bit extreme. Taking 14 year old girls to the hoop, family or not, especially when your 6-3, is weird and NOT competition. Makes me feel even better about John Hardball. I'm confident that he would not allow his players to have a bounty on hurting opponents. Play tough, but don't go out to purposefully hurt. One of the reasons I'm a Ravens fan. I like the character of the owner and coach. Players will be players (I was a young man once - not an excuse but a reality). I like the guidance we give and what it means to Play Like a Raven. Go Ravens!
  7. They were wrong about Young...
  8. So, 2015 is an outlier because they threw him the ball? Not very good logic... We need a receiver to complement Wallace and Perriman... who would you choose? I'll take Aiken in a heartbeat - if we can afford him.
  9. Not a reliable receiver by a long shot. And did you see his terrible special teams play, did you watch the games? I wish him well and success on another team. The stat line disagrees with you... http://www.thebackyardbanter.com/reception-perception-kamar-aiken-is-the-answer-to-the-ravens-receiver-riddle.html Sure, this is previous season article but that does not detract from his abilities... He is (was) probably the most reliable receiver on the team. Go Ravens!
  10. Aiken IS a very good receiver along the veins of Boldin... I can't think of any other receiver out there that you can make the same comparison and definitely none in FA. I do think he got a raw deal as we did nothing to get the ball to him this last year... instead it was just feeding Smith's ego which really did not need feeding. We are going to regret seeing him go. :-/ Go Ravens!
  11. I would have to agree, I don't want to find fault with T West however he just seems to have trouble with consistency. He had the same problem in Cleveland. Too many times he would put up 3-5 yards and then nothing for the next two plays. Dixon seemed to have a little more success and also found a few more holes. I think the Ravens should try to land a playmaking RB if they can land one, such as Lacy or Murray. Then Dixon can have another year to mature. West can be the alternate back. That would be a great 1-2-3 Allen can compete in camp but I see him as a practice squad player or let go unless West takes a dive. The Ravens should pull out more stops this year in FA. My FA picks are keep B Williams (10-11mil) - grab RB L Murray (8 mill)- WR V Cruz ( 5 mil) and- Sterling Moore CB (4 mil) = stay under 20 mil to get them I would release Dumervil, Zuttah, Aiken, Price, Wright, Arrington, Watson, Elam, Powers, and Wagner. ( including SSr and Orrs $) that should be enough salary space.= gain 26 mil ( im considering J Smith and T Young as the starting CB and Weddle and Webb as the starting S) keep the rest of the starters- and 2nd string as possible. keep everyone else possible in balancing the cap and leave just enough $ for Draft money- get 2CB, C, WR, OG, S and DE or OLB. in that order. I know that leaves the O line possibly with a rookie Center, however moving Yanda back to Right Guard changes the O line tremendously or Lewis can play Right Tackle. The Ravens will need to get more from the second stringers, someone has to step up! Stanley, Lewis and Yanda are going to have to anchor the offensive line. But then I'm sure there are plenty who disagree with me on these choices. Probably glad im not making the decisions. lol I would not ravage our O-line for VCruz, Murray, and Moore... Cruz is a cripple, Murray adds nothing that we don't already have in spades, and moore is a CB that we can get in the draft many times over and a lot cheaper... Don't have problems with any of your cuts...
  12. I agree...
  13. What is it that people don't like about West? Talented and durable, and a runner that does not want to go down... Both Dixon and West make people miss... what is it that people don't like about West? Slow? Ezekiel Elliott looked like West with good blocking... Heck, West even catches the ball better than Elliott...
  14. Great Story. Thank you Mr. Mink! I am still a fan of Jacoby and wish him well.
  15. BestFriendofBaltimore Mr. Steve Bisciotti and Pres. Dick Cass are a class act. One of many reasons I'm a Ravens fan. Go Ravens!