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#1 BMORE_96

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:48 PM

This is a new revelation that could be a bit too premature. I thought because Ray's declining play and injury that an inside linebacker early in the draft was a must.

Someone like a kevin minter or skov, but now I have faith in Danell and Josh Bynes who have played well in the last two games together. Josh has impressed since Denver in my eyes, and I believe the organization still thinks McClain will come back stronger next year.
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#2 RivenHale

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:50 PM

Yeah, since Ellerbe's been stepping up I'm tentatively comfortable with McClain and Dannel starting next year if Ray leaves - at least inasmuch as we need so many other things to focus on. If a Manti Teo falls to us then obviously we jump on that, but there doesn't look to be a need to trade up for him anymore.
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:54 PM

Just draft Manti Teo!

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 01:07 PM

We need a new stud defensive linemen. That's where it starts. Ellerbe is playing great and McClain is serviceable already. Not getting pushed around up front will make much more of a difference than getting a new linebacker.
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 01:26 PM

Considering how productive Ellerbe is..

Trade away Jamael McClain for 4/5th rounder. He took the money and his performance dipped this year. Now his injured. Thoughts on that?

Edited by Ravenseconbeast, 01 January 2013 - 01:26 PM.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 02:01 PM

Jameel isn't going anywhere.. Had an off year..

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#7 Ravenseconbeast

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 02:27 PM

Jameel isn't going anywhere.. Had an off year..


i hope so..he was a tackling MACHINE last year.
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 02:41 PM

Just draft Manti Teo!

Simple. I'm a genius.

No chance. Teo is a top ten pick, and there's no way he makes it past the top fifteen.
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 03:07 PM

I am suggesting that perhaps inside linebacker is a position that seems to have worked itself out with the influx of young talent brought by Ozzie.

If anything, I believe we can use a nose tackle that can collapse the pocket and some safety depth provided we do not lose ellerbee in free agency.
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 03:08 PM

We seem to do way better finding undrafted LB than actually drafting them. That said I like this years class and think finding another young athletic ILB would be helpful especially in pass coverage.
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#11 BMORE_96

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 03:16 PM

We seem to do way better finding undrafted LB than actually drafting them. That said I like this years class and think finding another young athletic ILB would be helpful especially in pass coverage.


Yeah, I agree. Just not as early as originally thought earlier in the season.
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#12 Ravenseconbeast

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 03:47 PM

Just draft Manti Teo!

Simple. I'm a genius.


hardly doubt he'll fall on our shoulders :eyes:
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 03:48 PM

Yeah, I agree. Just not as early as originally thought earlier in the season.

Hopefully Ellerbe comes back. He is an UFA.
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 04:16 PM

We seem to do way better finding undrafted LB than actually drafting them. That said I like this years class and think finding another young athletic ILB would be helpful especially in pass coverage.

We are a linebacker breeding machine. It doesn't really matter who we bring in they'll be up to speed.
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 04:44 PM

Wide Receiver, Running back, Linebacker, safety, even in some cases corner are all positions you can get later in the draft if you invest in the trenches. A solid offensive line will make a 7th round back look unstoppable and make a QB look sharp (think Tony Romo circa 2007). A solid pass rush will force QBs to make bad decisions.

So my answer is don't go after a linebacker in the first round, build up the trenches!
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 04:59 PM

Simple. I'm a genius.

It is now 2013, I thought we were going to start the new year right with no delusions.
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:07 PM

I think the origination likes all our inside linebackers still, but I think we still draft one.
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:13 PM

Trade up a few picks for Alec Ogletree if we're gonna draft one early, I still agree that Mcclain and Ellerbe are here to stay tho

Edited by BALTIMOREFLACCO, 01 January 2013 - 05:13 PM.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:15 PM

We need D-lineman more then ilb. Ellerbeast is shining n bynes has really impressed
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:12 PM

We need D-lineman more then ilb. Ellerbeast is shining n bynes has really impressed


Who has Bynes impressed? He's not impressing me with his awful coverage and missed tackles.
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