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[News] Ravens Aim For Consistency, Not Repeat

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Baltimore mortgaged the future last time it won a Super Bowl. It won’t again.

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I think if we repeat we will be regarded as one of the top five elite franchises in the NFL. We would be tied with the Pats for trophies at that point, and then only the 9ers, Cowboys, and Steelers would be ahead of us in championships.
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[quote name='D3x3001' timestamp='1360266050' post='1349378']
I think if we repeat we will be regarded as one of the top five elite franchises in the NFL. We would be tied with the Pats for trophies at that point, and then only the 9ers, Cowboys, and Steelers would be ahead of us in championships.
[/quote] you forget greenbay and the giants
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Good move, though i hope they can keep Ellerbee, they are relying on their draft picks to keep this organization improving every year. I trust GM Newsome, he has a great track record.
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What an excellent and disciplined FO we have. However, we do need to understand that with their approach of avoiding restructuring deals, that will mean we'll lose more players now than we will really feel comfortable with as fans. I hate to see it happen, but such is life in the NFL as a reigning champion.
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sigh... In other words... Anquan may get traded for a draft pick... they've stated that Vonta may be cut. Saddening, but I understand what they trying to do. I guess we will wait and see what happens
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I don't know if you guys are familiar with the "Russell Street Report", but they have some good material on this subject. Here's a listing of all players under contract and their salaries:

http://russellstreetreport.com/salary-cap/

And here is an analysis of what you will see in the spreadsheet.

http://russellstreetreport.com/ravens-2013-free-agency-preview-2/
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If we can keep Anquan, Jacoby, Pitta, and Dickson, bring back Ellerbe, and have a solid draft as usual then I think we have a legit shot at repeating next year. If we lose Anquan and Jacoby to make cap space then I don't see it happening. But I do think we'll be set for the next 10 years once we get Joe a long term deal.
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This is why we have one of the best franchises in football. They know not to sacrifice the long term for the short term. We have been to the playoffs 5 straight years because of our FO. I'm hoping they can make Joe Flacco the only QB in history to make the playoffs every year. You see what restructuring contracts did to the Steelers. I'm glad we're not going down that road.
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Same old same old,to win in 2013-2014 we're not the favorite, we can win 10 Super Bowl and it'll always be this way, I suggest we ignore the media and ESPN and just mind our business, no interviews or relationships
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i would say let kruger and cary walk. cary isnt that good. he was 2nd in the league in allowing first downs. Kruger is a beast, but no way we can afford him and im happy with what ive seen from upshaw. so im not worried about losing kruger. i say resign ed to 2 yr deal let omar brown develop under him and sign ellerbe, when i healthy i think ellerbe was better than mcclain and lewis this past season
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The NFL must bring scrutiny down on the idea Joe had on the safety punt free kick that ended the game. Had the 49er returner broke free and someone had run off the Ravens sideline to stop it, it would have been nothing more than a penalty for too many men on the field. The NFL must insure that this will never happen. Brilliant awareness for seeing a loophole yet I wonder what they would have done had it actually happened. Too many players on the field? Or game over for cheating?
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Posted · Hidden by Grapple Raven, February 8, 2013 - Wrong blog · Report post

Fastfingers...

What you said is inaccurate though. Straight from the rulebook...

"Palpably Unfair Act. A player or substitute shall not interfere with play by any act which is palpably unfair. Penalty: For a palpably unfair act: Offender may be disqualified. The Referee, after consulting his crew, enforces any such distance penalty as they consider equitable and irrespective of any other specified code penalty. The Referee may award a score."
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Talk about class and a mature decision making process of the Ravens brass! Unreal - a very stout organization indeed. Built to last, built to thrive. Ravens are on the precipice of a dynasty!
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I agree that consistency with remaining competitive in the AFC-North is the smartest, best approach! It's not necessary to repeat as long as we're in shape to challenge as soon as possible!

We can get younger yet productive in some places and maintain some of those hard-baller FAs like "Q", Vonte , Graham and Bernie P!

I think Joe may still get the Franchise tag in 2013
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Anybody wondering why you don't restructure contracts just needs to look at the Steelers right now. Everybody lauded those moves for the last few years and now look: they're in a real cap crisis, with no Lombardis to show for it, and they're looking up at us and the Bengals from 3rd in the division right now.
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This is a great article Ryan! I like the way Ozzie Newsome thinks, we need to be smart and not repeat the mistake of 2001. Our chances of making the playoffs numerous years is better if we don't put all our eggs in a one and done year. Besides if we have a good draft and resign Ellerbe, McKinnie, extend Boldin and get Webb and McClain healthy and back to form and maybe Reed resigns at a hometown discount - we will be just fine. I would love to have Williams and Kruger back, but I just don't think we will be able to match what others will offer.
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Joe is getting his Payday
Ed Reed stays and grooms Omar Brown Allows us to add competition in the draft
Cary Williams will walk for a payday can be replaced with Jimmy Smith
Paul Kruger will walk for payday can be replaced with Adrian Hamilton (competition in the draft)
Dannell Ellerbe gets re-signed but I think we take a ILB in the draft because who knows what Jameel McClains's spine injury will mean in the future.
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Posted · Hidden by Grapple Raven, February 8, 2013 - Off topic · Report post

Matt Elam, Kevin Minter, Alex Ogletree, Keen Alan are all options we could take at #32 and they are great value picks for us as well
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Consistency is the key factor here, there really is no reason to go gung ho and compromise our long term future, it would only set us back, and there is no guarantee that going it in the short term would reap the reward of another superbowl. And when you consider that it very rarely happens it makes even more sense.
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