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#1 RavenFan28105

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 09:40 AM

I know it's Bleacher report and all, but they have us ranked as the 19th ranked defense. I can see us in the top 10 honestly. What are your thoughts where we will rank?

http://bleacherrepor...t-draft/page/15


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#2 BloodRaven

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 10:07 AM

We're still in transition and trying to find an identity, there are questions surrounding defensive end, free safety, slot corner and production from older veterans like Suggs and Ngata.


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Posted 16 May 2014 - 10:09 AM

I just love rankings with a little over 4 months until the season starts.


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Posted 16 May 2014 - 10:10 AM

Our defense will need time to gel but we will be a lot higher than 19.


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#5 HomeoftheBRAVENS

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 10:16 AM

These rankings....Good Lord!!!


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Posted 16 May 2014 - 10:42 AM

lol BR is like NFL.com…I'm not saying we're going to be top 10 but we should be way higher than 19. There are several teams ahead of us that I dont think have very good defenses honestly. He seems pretty optimistic about those mediocre NFC north defenses. 


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Posted 16 May 2014 - 10:48 AM

Here's how accurate these rankings are: our offense is currently ranked higher than our defense, and this is supposed to be a reaction to the draft. Did you watch the draft? I'm not one of those who thinks our offense is going to put up less than 12 points/game or anything, but I think it's clear where our strength lies post-draft.
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Posted 16 May 2014 - 12:24 PM

This is pathetic even for Bleacher Report. The explanation doesn't even justify why he put the D at 19. 

 

He writes, "The Ravens continued to strengthen the middle of their defense during the draft, adding C.J. Mosley in the first and Timmy Jernigan in the second.

 
Terrence Brooks was a solid pick to pair up with former first-rounder Matt Elam as well, and he should have no problem replacing the departed James Ihedigbo.
 
The Ravens were No. 12 in defense, according to NFL.com, and didn’t lose much on the defensive side of the ball this offseason.
 
I expect them to continue to improve towards where they once were."
 
 
Evidently, that means that even though we ranked 12th, didn't lose much, and added quality draft picks, our defense will regress.

Edited by The Raven, 16 May 2014 - 12:26 PM.

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 12:55 PM

From now on, whenever some one posts a Bleacher Report article and expects us to treat it with respect, a week's suspension will be issued.

/joking (maybe)
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Posted 16 May 2014 - 02:08 PM

From now on, whenever some one posts a Bleacher Report article and expects us to treat it with respect, a week's suspension will be issued.

/joking (maybe)

 

I don't get this place sometimes.  Why all of the hatred for stuff like ESPN Firstake and The Bleacher Report to name a few?  Seems like cats in here find a way to hate on everything.  Glad I have and can make up my own mind about things!  Sheeesh!  Smh!  LOL!!

 

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Edited by Militant X 1, 16 May 2014 - 02:09 PM.

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 02:11 PM

I don't get this place sometimes. Why all of the hatred for stuff like ESPN Firstake and The Bleacher Report to name a few? Seems like cats in here find a way to hate on everything. Glad I have and can make up my own mind about things! Sheeesh! Smh! LOL!!

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Because they are routinely riddled with crap reporting and uneducated "analysts"?
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Posted 16 May 2014 - 02:17 PM

I don't get this place sometimes.  Why all of the hatred for stuff like ESPN Firstake and The Bleacher Report to name a few?  Seems like cats in here find a way to hate on everything.  Glad I have and can make up my own mind about things!  Sheeesh!  Smh!  LOL!!
 
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Because they have low standards, report crap as facts, and start unfounded rumors.
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Posted 16 May 2014 - 02:24 PM

Because they have low standards, report crap as facts, and start unfounded rumors.

And find a way to clog every single sports-related Google search with random fan opinion, lists and rankings with little thought put into them (case in point) and lowest common denominator stuff that doesn't actually teach anyone anything when you get down to it.

 

With NFL.com at least you can avoid it.


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#14 52520Andrew

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 02:25 PM

We should issue a challenge for someone to try to find a good bleacher report article


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Posted 16 May 2014 - 02:29 PM

We should issue a challenge for someone to try to find a good bleacher report article


Heck, no. That would give them clicks.

I don't understand why people feel the need to share dumb crap. If the article is bad, why encourage more people to click on it? That's simply rewarding bad behavior.
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Posted 16 May 2014 - 02:56 PM

Heck, no. That would give them clicks.

I don't understand why people feel the need to share dumb crap. If the article is bad, why encourage more people to click on it? That's simply rewarding bad behavior.

 

Maybe they just publish bad articles for the shock factor and try to get clicks that way?

 

I have actually seen some good ones once in a while but they are few and far between


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Posted 17 May 2014 - 09:56 AM

I saw this article yesterday...damn, we suck. Maybe we can skip this season and go str8 to the next. Well, on 2nd thought, our offense will be humming on all 3 cylinders. That should be fun to watch. :)


Edited by Bruce_Almty, 17 May 2014 - 10:06 AM.

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 10:07 AM

Sheeesh!  Smh!  LOL!!

It's okay. Take a deep breath...


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Posted 17 May 2014 - 10:14 AM

We should issue a challenge for someone to try to find a good bleacher report article


I actually enjoy reading Michael Schottey and Shehan Peris (the Ravens writer), but for the most part, all their writers are bad
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Posted 17 May 2014 - 01:49 PM

I actually enjoy reading Michael Schottey and Shehan Peris (the Ravens writer), but for the most part, all their writers are bad

 

Matt Bowen, former NFL player who's an excellent writer, is another one of their few bright spots:

 

His NFL 101 series is a must read:

http://bleacherrepor...st?rel=nofollow


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