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#1 i82much

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:08 PM

Ok, I know. Bad idea. It can't be a good idea to sign him and expect him to come in and actually play. But, hey - we're fans, not coaches, so let's play devil's advocate. Don't be so serious.

Now, onto typical fan jibberish :) How many plays a game would the guy have to be in to be worth having on the roster? 10, 15? If the guy picks up two first downs a game, is it worth it? At the end of the day, Flacco probably wouldn't take long to get back into sync with him. So, if he's healthy, why the heck not? This team needs a lift anyway.

SIGN HEAP.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:23 PM

I'd be on board with it. Theres nothing that could really go wrong.

But the only realistic way we'll sign him if its just a one day contract so he could retire as a Raven.
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:33 PM

Why? bring back Todd heap. Let him play if he can pass a physical.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:26 PM

Why? bring back Todd heap. Let him play if he can pass a physical.


Maybe he could play QB?
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:32 PM

I really do think it is plausible. I mean the guy is still a heck of a lot younger than Ray Lewis or Tony Gonzalez.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:33 PM

I don't see it happening. He's been injured off and on since 2007. Hard to think we would sign him for anything else other than a 1-day contract to retire a Raven.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:43 PM

If we make the super bowl sign him then, let him play and catch a td, then we win and he retires.

Signing him now would be pointless he'd be no better or more useful than Pitta
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:34 PM

I don't see it happening. He's been injured off and on since 2007. Hard to think we would sign him for anything else other than a 1-day contract to retire a Raven.


We can thank Billick and Boller for Heap as he gave up his back and shoulders to try to catch Bollers "passes". Boller hung him out to dry many times. Billick being a stubborn dope could not admit he was wrong and Boller just stank up the field.
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:45 PM

Ok, I know. Bad idea. It can't be a good idea to sign him and expect him to come in and actually play. But, hey - we're fans, not coaches, so let's play devil's advocate. Don't be so serious.

Now, onto typical fan jibberish :) How many plays a game would the guy have to be in to be worth having on the roster? 10, 15? If the guy picks up two first downs a game, is it worth it? At the end of the day, Flacco probably wouldn't take long to get back into sync with him. So, if he's healthy, why the heck not? This team needs a lift anyway.

SIGN HEAP.

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not to be too serious here.....but a few of us already knew that someone would create a thread for this....hypothetical or not.....once the news that Heap got released dropped. here is my take: why bring an aging injury prone TE back here when we have two young lions in Dickson and Pitta....The White TE that catches everything....and who is everywhere you need him to be.....so don't leave home without him....in the lineup? c'mon man! lol!
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:31 PM

Lol, I knew this was coming. Well, I'll say this much: I don't see anything completely wrong, but there would need to be some questions answered first before signing him back.

1) Can he pass a physical?
2) How much?
3) Who do we cut for him?
4) Can he pick up our offense? (Shouldn't be that hard...not that complicated apparently)
5) Can he block effectively, at the same level or preferably better than Dickson, Pitta, or Bajema?
6) Can he still catch?
7) Will he even be healthy for the remainder of the season?
8) Will Bajema give him his jersey back?

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:44 PM

Heap, when healthy, was money. In his prime he was often rated above Gonzalez. But he's got to be toast by now.

Todd took a lot of big hits in awkward positions and 99% of the time made the catch. Unfortunately that dedication and desire often rewarded him with damaging injuries. A shame because he was one that could always be depended upon to make the big play when needed.




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Posted 07 December 2012 - 06:07 PM

Heap is DONE, lets move on please .....

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 06:59 PM

Its a joke people!

Do it!
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:09 PM

Maybe he could play QB?

I was hoping maybe you could play it.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:13 PM

I was hoping maybe you could play it.


I was 3rd string QB (emergency QB, as I was a WR/FS) in high school, so.....
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:18 PM

I was 3rd string QB (emergency QB, as I was a WR/FS) in high school, so.....

I was emergency everything in highschool, but we only had 15 people on the team....still won the championship though!

About Heap though...if he could play, why stunt the development of our other TE's? Thats a problem our team has, not trusting youngsters to hold their own, and burying them behind veterans. Let Dickson and Pitta figure their game out.




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Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:19 PM

I was 3rd string QB (emergency QB, as I was a WR/FS) in high school, so.....

Too bad, I have never heard of a starting NFL quarterback in the modern era who had not played college football. However, with your FS experience, do you want to supplant Ed?

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:11 PM

Heap has 499 career receptions.

It would be rad to sign him for one game, let him get one reception to give him an even 500 and we can all go
"Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaap " one last time and he can retire as a Raven.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:41 PM

Yep, predictions came true.
How much money would he want?
That's a big factor. If he's not good enough for the CARDINALS, we might wanna think twice.
Maybe I'll be OK with it, but for the right price and assuming he's healthy, which he probably isn't. I don't think Ozzie will do it. It's not how he works.
There will be a LOT of drama involved.
1-day contract sounds more realistic.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:43 PM

I was 3rd string QB (emergency QB, as I was a WR/FS) in high school, so.....

Sorry two negs I could only fix one.

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