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  1. You're most likely correct, maybe. But, for perhaps the last time we'll be able to do so, if you go back to all the other FA/Draft threads over the years, it is always the same. The offense is fine, just get a C, RT, LT (those are usually the top 3) We're fine with WR X,Y, & Z. Then you know, we aren't. We are coming off perhaps our worst year offensively and we do not have 9 "new" pieces lol That simply is not fact. In the limited playing time they've had, they certainly have not proven themselves to be the answer. We don't have Dixon for 4 games (1/4 of the season). Perriman has not shown me anything that says he is a #1 WR. This gets pointed out every year and when push comes to shove, the offense gets all the blame and no love when it matters. All I'm saying is my pessimism is based off of what actually has happened since 2012. I have seen no evidence to support the optimism in that time.
  2. Here's the thing though - this draft doesn't seem offense heavy as far as plug N play prospects. I'm pretty tired of a #1 WR that would be a #3 on any other team and a #2 that was a #1 back in the day but would probably wind up #4 on any other team as well. Not to mention, Ozzie seemed to indicate they were leaning defense heavy come draft time. Just not seeing how the offense is going to get any love and they were pretty dismal last season. This is precisely the reason why the offense is mediocre season after season after season IMO. It is an after thought to this FO. Outside of Flacco, when have we thrown any even semi-big money at an offensive player? Okay guess Pitta as well. We sent Boldin packing to save what was it? $5M? It's like they don't even care. I'm a defensive fan. I love some great hard hitting defense but the rules are made for the offense and the days of living off your defense have come and gone. If your offense can't fire it up, you aren't going to be successful.
  3. We've lost way more than we've gained offensively and it isn't like they were roaring along last season. I don't believe they are anywhere near ready to roll unless mediocre is what we're shooting for here. Yeah I don't get why they will not get some real weapons in here. It just boggles my mind. I am not satisfied at all with what we've currently got on board offensively given their performance last season.
  4. Claiborne is playing diva, with zero reasson to do so. At this point, I'd prefer we give him a pass. So are we doing anything for the offense this year?
  5. As I read through this thread I am hit with things that will no longer be around when these forums close. At least, I don't think they will lol What about our hype videos? I loved those things.
  6. I cannot post in the new place. Still pending approval. I feel so ostracized !!!!
  7. I know right? Someone has to keep the heat on him!
  8. registered! Glad to see many long time posters making this move as well. Domain names huh? Will have to think on that one.
  9. Trying to scroll through but truly saddened. Very interested. Link me when you get set up.
  10. Wow. I am without words right now. 7 years my go to place to discuss with Ravens' fans.
  11. I am being abandoned in Steeler country. Thanks a lot. So much ugh.
  12. I did not read through this thread so if already answered, I apologize but does this mean no more gameday thread? This makes me crazy sad. You can't discuss things like we do here on those other platforms. They do not lend themselves to discussions.
  13. OMG. Seriously? I get busy & take a wee break & now you're closing the forum??? I am so sad now.

    1. AsianRice

      AsianRice

      yep, no more football discussion....everybody I know on here with good football intelligence will be missed....I feel like I just broke up with my first GF.......

    2. gtalk12
  14. Yes I know. In your eyes the defense is not required to do their job at all unless the other team starts inside their own 10. The offense is expected to perform from their own 5 yd line and score - but not the defense. Nope buddy. They are only required to do their job if all the stars align in their favor lol If you give your defense a 28-6 lead to start the 3rd quarter - and then are given another 6 points to add to that - if it comes down to a goal line stand - your defense has failed. You can blame coaching, players, whomever you like - but it is defensive fail with only 2 exceptions. If there is a pick 6 or there is a fumble in the end zone. If your defense allows 31 pts in the 2nd half - or 21 pts in the 4th quarter - to blow a significant lead - that is a defensive failure. Offenses are going to become more conservative with such a lead and concentrate more on running out clock - that is just fact. Why do they do that? Oh that's right - because they expect that a defense can hold such a significant lead.
  15. Oh please stop. The defense collapsed after the outage plain & simple. The offense was not on fire like they were the first half and no one argues that, however, anyone with a brain knows that with a 28-3 lead the offense will play differently right? They turn more to trying to take time off the clock. The defense not only let the 49ers catch up but march down the field in the last minutes and be 5 yds from a win. I might add without the offense producing those 6 pts we LOSE. Without a Ray Lewis & Ed Reed that SB ends very differently. Little did we know at the time that such a defensive collapse late would become the norm for Pees.