Stephen A. Smith says we will finish last in the division
Posted 26 March 2013 - 05:51 AM
Posted 26 March 2013 - 06:26 AM
Edited by Corvus, 26 March 2013 - 06:27 AM.
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Posted 26 March 2013 - 07:17 AM
CAM GOT FIRED!!!!!
Joe Cool is the MAN!!!
Posted 26 March 2013 - 07:23 AM
Steelers and Ravens have a ways to go to return to the level of strength of last season. I will not address the Steelers but looking at the Ravens what I see is the number 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6 leading tacklers gone from the defense (Pollard, Ellerbe, Cary Williams, Ed Reed, and Ray Lewis), and questions about the number 4 tackler's (McClain) ability to return. The next man up in those positions are still in question. On offense, the team will need to replace Q's production.
Posted 26 March 2013 - 07:25 AM
I guess the Raven bashing is actually buying ratings since majority of ESPN watchers are Steelers fans.
Let them keep talking, while we quietly build another formidable roster for another playoff run. Ozzie and the front office knows what they're doing. I'm happy that our team isn't shy about free agents like Pittsburgh and uses any methods through trades, free agency, or draft to build a roster.
Elvis was our marquee signing that can help cover up our holes in the secondary. A strong pass rush can devastate an offense. I hope Dumervil, Suggs, and others come hungry for 2013.
Posted 26 March 2013 - 07:27 AM
Posted 26 March 2013 - 07:52 AM
Don't feed the trolls.................
It's First Take, did you expect good points?
"Bring it. They want physical. They want to run against us. You know we'll be there."
Posted 26 March 2013 - 08:21 AM
Edited by Tdot Raven, 26 March 2013 - 08:21 AM.
Posted 26 March 2013 - 08:25 AM
Posted 26 March 2013 - 08:41 AM
I expect the Bengals to be strong. Wouldn't be surprised if they win the division.
The Browns should improve, but I can't see the Steelers making much of a challenge.
I really think they will be bottom. They've lost a few players, Roethlisberger's getting getting older and his injuries seem to be catching up on him.
Edited by Jalxsu, 26 March 2013 - 08:42 AM.
Posted 26 March 2013 - 08:46 AM
As far as the statements themselves, there is no way we finish last place in a division with the Browns. Not only that, the Steelers are also going through their own retooling phase with a chance to lose another receiver (Sanders) and the Bengals have and always will be inconsistent.
As far as Kruger being better than Doom, Doom had more sacks in one season than Kruger has had in his entire career. There is no debate as to which one is better.
Edited by EnVy_CaLiBeR, 26 March 2013 - 08:47 AM.
"All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream.."-- EAP
Posted 26 March 2013 - 09:02 AM
The Bengals and Browns young talent should improve.
I think I find it more interesting that people believe the Ravens will finish last and yet they don't speak of the steelers in a similar manner. Lol
I'm not sure why they want to say Kruger is better than Dumervil when they pointed out that Kruger was overpaid previously. Dumervil deal was cheaper than Krugers which should also be factored in. Cary williams was tremendously inconsistent. Ellerbe will be missed especially with his coverage skills but he has injury problems every season.
Posted 26 March 2013 - 09:21 AM
Also I've read far worse reactions on various Ravens boards from fans with doom & gloom predictions criticizing Ozzie for not paying all of these players. People forget that ellerbe was undrafted and battle with McClain for 4 years before really standing out this season.
Kruger pretty much was a disappointment for the better part of 3 years, couldn't find a position to play, he carved a niche as a part-time pass rusher and finally excelled.
There will be other guys to step up just as these 2 finally did.
Personally I felt that if McPhee was used in the pass rusher role like in his rookie year he would have also thrived when healthy.
Posted 26 March 2013 - 09:33 AM
i think skip said that. Stephen A. Smith said he wasn't going to make predictions yet but he can understand why skip said that.
He lost alot of credibility with me when I heard him say that.Also,Skip Bayless said that Kruger is better than Dumervil.....I kid you not.I dont see why every keeps dragging the ravens through the mud.Were the freaking SB champions and have been to the AFCCG twice in a row.How are we not the favorites?Before last year nobody outside of baltimore even knew Kruger,Ellerbe and Williams existed so why are we doomed without them?
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