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#1 baltimorefan328

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 10:16 AM

Sorry not sure how old this is, but I just saw on the Late for Work post that Champ Bailey was cut by the Broncos and is open to moving to safety. I think this could be a great stop gap and he probably would not come very expensive because of his age. I know our last memory of him is Torrey Smith burning him for 2 TDs, but I'm sure champ still has some very good speed and could be the instinctive center field type guy we want for a year. This could also give some flexibility in the draft for the Ravens to draft a FS in the mid rounds and allow him to sit and learn for a year.

 

I know this probably isn't ideal but I think with how many holes the Ravens have, signing a quality guy like Champ who already said he is willing to switch to safety as a stop gap could be a good move if very cheap. The FS position could potentially be solved, the Ravens would not have to go into the year with either 2 very young safeties or having to go through another year with Elam at FS, and would not have to spend too much money as they would if they went after a guy like Byrd. If the guy from Louisville is there in the 2nd or 3rd and the Ravens still want to draft him, this shouldnt change a thing because you still probably wouldnt want a rookie and 2nd year starting safeties. Overall I think it could be a great move if the price is right, there just can't be too many downsides to a move like this if he passes his physical and doesnt demand a lot of money


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 10:18 AM

ahmm, what's he got that Ed didn't have?


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 10:27 AM

ahmm, what's he got that Ed didn't have?

Possibly a cheaper price tag


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 10:54 AM

Id be fine with giving him a shot, if he was willing to sign for a very low price, something we would not have a problem cutting loose if he plays as bad as he did last year. However, he has been a corner his whole career so I don't know how well he will even transfer over to safety.


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 10:58 AM

He is OLD....very OLD. He needs to either resign with Denver at a cheaper price and switch to FS like they wanted him to, or sign with someone like the 49ers Panthers or one of the other contenders. Its Super Bowl or bust at this point in his career. 


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 11:02 AM

Possibly a cheaper price tag

    Looking at his age, and coming off probably his worst season as a pro....I'd hope he isn't thinking he's going to strike big money with any team


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 11:02 AM

Please stahp.


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 11:03 AM

I would much rather have Graham back than sign Bailey.


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 11:04 AM

No. I'm actually very appreciative of the youth movement we're going through. Get a younger guy. It seems like Champs body is starting to fail him as well. The only old players I'll accept are lineman.
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Posted 06 March 2014 - 11:05 AM

dude is old and old and old, and our team need to start building on young hungry Ravens ever since Ray retired and Ed left with his age.....


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 11:07 AM

I worry about his tackling ability. He probally should just graciously retire.


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 11:08 AM

Just remember who killed the Champ--Torrey Smith in the 2012 divisional round! By kill I mean put the first initial wounds in that exposed Champ as a slower and older CB. The nail in the coffin was obviously the SB where he got burned.

 

Still a HOFer though.


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 11:10 AM

Listen, I'm all for bringing in a "season" (old) cat like Champ at the FS spot that can help the young pups.  Clinton Portis also mentioned Baltimore as a landing spot for Champ.  However, at the same time; I am a big proponent of the "youth-movement" for the Ravens.  Let the young lions roar!

 

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 11:20 AM

His productivity fell faster than anyone I've seen in the past year.

No the to bailey
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Posted 06 March 2014 - 12:28 PM

Or we could get Chris Clemons
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Posted 06 March 2014 - 12:53 PM

DB coach, sure.
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Posted 06 March 2014 - 01:05 PM

I'd rather bring Ed back.
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Posted 06 March 2014 - 01:35 PM

Old and injury prone.

 

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 01:37 PM

Could he and Torrey co-exist?
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Posted 06 March 2014 - 01:45 PM

Just because a player is old and slow does not qualify them to play Free Safety.


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