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The Time is Now for Omar Brown

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I say the time is now to give Omar Brown a shot at Free Safety!

 

We really do not have the time to draft and develop a rookie FS. It may take that rookie a while to get accustomed to the NFL style Defense let alone our D.

 

Omar Brown has been with the team for a couple years now so he's not a rookie. He has experience, which is what the team prefers. He has had more than enough time to develop.

 

Why do you think his nickname is "Baby Ed Reed" . I'm sure Ed Reed has been taking him under his wing for some reason. Big Ed wouldn't mentor him if he didn't have potential or even reminded him of himself in his younger days.

 

 

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While I agree he deserves a shot at that starting job, its not because of his nickname. We also can't rely on him, we need a vet to increase the comp

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He's got hardly any regular season experience, I'm not comfortable banking on him to be our starting FS lol. We definitely need competition at the position. We should honestly be considering bringing back Ed Reed (I'm aware of all the issues), but I know one thing, he still gets respect from QB's and will play 16 games.  

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He's got hardly any regular season experience, I'm not comfortable banking on him to be our starting FS lol. We definitely need competition at the position. We should honestly be considering bringing back Ed Reed (I'm aware of all the issues), but I know one thing, he still gets respect from QB's and will play 16 games.

 

Not so sure about that. 

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Not so sure about that. 

 

Not so sure about the demands respect from QB's part either. Our own Joe Flacco, on a down year, made him look awful on a deep pass he tossed over Reed's head. Many other QB's tested him, and won, last year as well. Reed has definitely lost a step.

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Not so sure about that. 

 

Hasn't missed a game in 3 years (besides the 2 Texans didn't start him). I understand the larger health concerns .. but he certainly has proven to be able to take care of his body .

 

When we're talking about Omar Brown as a potential starting FS we have a problem .. And it worries me drafting a rookie FS to start next to Elam.

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Brown could be called upon but I doubt our team goes all-in on him. Not before training camp. We don't operate like that. We'll draft someone, sign someone, something. We'll have competition and legit competition at that. No way we rely on Omar Brown to be an impact player without making him earn it from others. 

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Brown could be called upon but I doubt our team goes all-in on him. Not before training camp. We don't operate like that. We'll draft someone, sign someone, something. We'll have competition and legit competition at that. No way we rely on Omar Brown to be an impact player without making him earn it from others. 

I believe we'll do both; get a vet in a follow it up in the draft mid-rounds (one of the two comp 4ths come to mind)

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Scary thought letting somebody with such little experience step into that role but everything ive seen from Brown was solid. Plus he isnt getting any younger. Get him on the field even if we sign or draft another safety. At least let him play and get ready to step into the role.

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Last year was his chance. We had 2 SS on the field.  Oz realizes this and will bring someone in for that roll by selecting a FS with 1 of the first 3 picks.

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Last year was his chance. We had 2 SS on the field.  Oz realizes this and will bring someone in for that roll by selecting a FS with 1 of the first 3 picks.

 

Can we handle having a rookie FS next to Elam who will still be developing? How much patience does Pees have, lol. 

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Last year was his chance. We had 2 SS on the field.  Oz realizes this and will bring someone in for that roll by selecting a FS with 1 of the first 3 picks.

I'm not one to say let's not worry about FS because of Omar but at the same time, I think you're being unfair because it sounds almost as if you're saying he couldn't have improved, which we both know he could have.

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Can we handle having a rookie FS next to Elam who will still be developing? How much patience does Pees have, lol. 

Considering he had a rookie SS play FS, I'd say a lot

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Considering he had a rookie SS play FS, I'd say a lot

 

True. But we did have a veteran in Ihedigbo who is a strong vocal leader who is now a Lion. Can we trust in Elam to fill that void?

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True. But we did have a veteran in Ihedigbo who is a strong vocal leader who is now a Lion. Can we trust in Elam to fill that void?

Hard to say, obvioulsy none of us know. But what I am/ was encouraged by is the fact that when Elam played in the box more, the second half of the season, I thought he looked a lot better. I'm excited to see who fills the whole at FS.

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True. But we did have a veteran in Ihedigbo who is a strong vocal leader who is now a Lion. Can we trust in Elam to fill that void?

Not so fast, according to Aaron

@RavensInsider: Safety James Ihedigbo visiting Detroit Lions today, source says http://t.co/Zo15OjqlEj

Says "visiting", not signed.

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He has to be in consideration at this point, but we can't count on him to be the answer.  We haven't seen near enough to anoint him the answer.  Maybe the team has, but I know I haven't.

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While I agree he deserves a shot at that starting job, its not because of his nickname. We also can't rely on him, we need a vet to increase the comp

 

I'm not suggesting he deserves a shot because of his nickname it's because I know Ed Reed mentored him! 

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I'm not suggesting he deserves a shot because of his nickname it's because I know Ed Reed mentored him!

still doesn't mean he deserves a shot. You only deserve a shot if your play warrants it. Not nicknames, mentors, family relations or anything else
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Hasn't missed a game in 3 years (besides the 2 Texans didn't start him). I understand the larger health concerns .. but he certainly has proven to be able to take care of his body .

 

When we're talking about Omar Brown as a potential starting FS we have a problem .. And it worries me drafting a rookie FS to start next to Elam.

 

Are you serious man! Ed Reed! As a DB coach yeah but his time as a player has come and gone! And we didn't get Jairus Byrd so any player that has been on our team has a leg up on any rookie free safety!

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After Jairus Byrd was signed, I know we have to go with what we have now and the best FS we have now is Omar Brown. We might have to trade for somebody if we want to get a good free safety!

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Hard to say, obvioulsy none of us know. But what I am/ was encouraged by is the fact that when Elam played in the box more, the second half of the season, I thought he looked a lot better. I'm excited to see who fills the whole at FS.

 

I 100% agree with that. When Elam is allowed to play closer to the line of scrimmage and really hunt, he looked look a future pro bowl calibre SS. 

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I'm concerned with each free agent safety being signed by other teams the pickings are getting slim . I sorta figured Byrd was a pipe dream . a rookie starting makes me very nervous unless Ozzie knows something none of us know or wants someone we don't I say give Brown a shot .

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I 100% agree with that. When Elam is allowed to play closer to the line of scrimmage and really hunt, he looked look a future pro bowl calibre SS. 

+100 he did a fantastic job

 

 

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Hasn't missed a game in 3 years (besides the 2 Texans didn't start him). I understand the larger health concerns .. but he certainly has proven to be able to take care of his body .

 

When we're talking about Omar Brown as a potential starting FS we have a problem .. And it worries me drafting a rookie FS to start next to Elam.

He didn't play those first couple of games with the Texans b/c of his recovering hip injury.  So yes, he missed games w/in the past year b/c of injuries.  I love Reed like any true Ravens fan and look forward to the day that he retires as a Raven, but his days in the league are numbered.  I would be surprised if he even played this season w/ the Jets.  

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Omar seems like a natural playmaker at FS, but for some reason it feels like the front office doesn't have much faith in him. He gets cut every year only to return to the practice squad.

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Brown makes splash plays in the pre-season, but it takes more than that to hold down a spot on the 53-man roster.  Obviously, there's something else on film that the team isn't so keen on.

 

After all, in 2012 Anthony Levine made the team over Brown and in 2013, Levine and Trawick made the team over Brown.  Part of that may be ST play, but clearly he's got to do more to make the roster, much less start.

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