Ravenslifer

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  1. So many TE's, what do we do?

    Hope none get injured. We thought we had the same "problem" last year, didn't we?
  2. I really don't like Tomlin that high - the Steelers were a very, very successful team in the years leading up to Tomlin replacing Cowher - from 2000-2005, they had 4 double-digit win seasons and won a Superbowl. In the 6 years prior to Harbaugh replacing Billick (2002-2007), the Ravens had 2 double digit win seasons, 3 losing seasons, and lost both of their playoff games. Tomlin has had a lot of success, but the Steelers as a franchise have been a very competitive team almost every year since Cowher took over in the early 90s. IMO easier to sustain success than it is to build consistency after what we had here in Baltimore during our first 10 years as a franchise.
  3. Marlon Brown waived (failed physical)

    Well I'd say lock simply because he's the only guy who has any starting experience besides the vets. Real game production > preseason/OTA reps, since we've already got proof he can play against NFL caliber DBs. And I'd say we do have decent depth compared to some other teams in the league - we know that at least 4 or 5 guys on this roster can play in real games against real NFL defenses and do something - and that I think is more valuable than one beastly receiver and a bunch of guys who are easily covered by number 4 cornerbacks. Some teams don't even have 2 solid NFL starters. Individual talent wise, yes I wouldn't put us very high, since SSS is at the end, Wallace is a number 3 at best at this point, Aiken is maybe a poor mans starter, and we don't know about Perriman - the rest of the guys are unknown, but Camp showed something when healthy, and Chris Matthews played very well with us at the end there. But I'd rather be us than the Bengals with AJ Green, and their next best options being a rookie draft pick and a guy who has spent 5 years with 2 teams.
  4. Marlon Brown waived (failed physical)

    IMO not much - there are still 11 receivers on the roster and only a total of 7 active roster spots. If you assume 4 are gauranteed - SSS and Wallace the vets, Perrimen the first round pick, Aiken last year's breakout player - that leaves 8 guys competing for 3 spots, which includes two players we drafted this year. So Camp still has quite an uphill battle left to make the team.
  5. Raven UDFA Reported Signings

    I really don't think we need a TE - we have Gilmore, Williams, Watson, Pitta, Waller, and eventually will get Boyle back from suspension - yeah half of them need to be superglued back together before seeing the field, but there will be cap casualties in July/August if we really need a body by then. The TE class this year IMO was very, very underwhelming. Any guy we picked up, based on talent alone, I think would have a hard time even beating out Waller and he's probably the low man on the totem pole given he's relatively new to the position. I think as of right now, Jeff Cumberland, Garret Graham, and even old man Owen Daniels are without teams.
  6. Interestingly, coming into this draft I thought we a corner, offensive lineman, depth at the defensive line and receiver positions (to protect in case some of our injured guys aren't ready to go at the start of the season). I think we ended up with 2 of each. Here's to hoping all of them have a place in this league, even if it's not with the Ravens.
  7. Welcome to Baltimore, Matt Judon, Round 5

    One guy who I'm glad to see that hated it - Mike Preston.
  8. Yeah, I mean easing J.O. in clearly didn't work out for us...
  9. How good is Baltimore/Ozzie and company at drafting late?

    Norman didn't become a household name until his 4th season. Webb was on his way there before injuries derailed his career, Pitta possibly the same way. And everyone you mentioned - remember 31 other teams also whiffed on those picks - IMO it's much more luck than anything else, some of these guys do things in the NFL that you NEVER could have projected from their college tape e.g. Sherman was a WR at Stanford until injuries forced a position switch, so there really was limited tape on his abilities as a CB coming out. We do have 4 shots in the 4th round this year, so maybe this is our year to unveil one of those guys. But again, that guy may already be on our roster, and just hasn't developed yet.
  10. How good is Baltimore/Ozzie and company at drafting late?

    That AAV thing to me is the same as grading a player by the number of pro-bowls he's made in career - which, by the way, would mean Derek Anderson > Joe Flacco.
  11. 2016 Draft Day 3 "Game Thread"

    There is one WR I have my eye on - I'm not going to mention his name because every time I do some team ahead of us snatches the guy I wanted. I doubt he's high on the Ravens' board anyway, but he was one of my favorites in this class. There are a lot of CB prospects still left on the board that I'd like to be Ravens. I'm hoping we come out with a player at each position that could contribute early, given the injury situation we have at both spots.
  12. Why all the hate?

    Why all the hate? I think the bottom line on that is a lot of posters here (not targeting anyone specifically, but it does often appear that after a loss or around draft day a bunch of people who I've never seen before post for a few days then disappear) do not watch CF closely outside of a few favorite teams, they're unaware of the vast majority of players available in the draft, their talent, where they fit on this team and what they can do for us. And a lot of people also came into this draft with an expectation that we'd land at least 2 marquee names given our high draft slot - so when we traded back and missed out on Spence, Sheppard, and Ragland (all highly talked about prospects who were at some point mocked in the first round) right in a row and took Correa, who most people don't know, it upset a lot of people.
  13. 2016 Draft Rounds 2 & 3 "Game Thread"

    There's Correa for you
  14. 2016 Draft Rounds 2 & 3 "Game Thread"

    What exactly is a "war-daddy" McShay?
  15. 2016 Draft Rounds 2 & 3 "Game Thread"

    I think we're banking on a few DTs going right now