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#1 Ausman

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 07:15 AM

Ozzie Newsome is a great GM and I have the utmost respect for him.

 

However if there is one room for improvement it would be to get Contract Extensions done a year ahead of time!

 

Dennis Pitta, Terrell Suggs, Ray Lewis and especially Joe Flacco were all signed last minute and it cost us a lot of money.

 

Elite teams like the Patriots and Seahawks wasted no time to sign their players to extensions and that' why they are elite they learn to hold a team together.

 

Now Jimmy and Torrey Smiths contracts are almost up and I'm worried why they haven't signed extensions yet and it's a little disturbing.

 

We can not afford to so sign them if they happen to have breakout years we have to sign them now.

 

Football is becoming a "Dirty" business because of these sports agents who claim to have their best interests in hand when they are just after corruption and greed.

 

We need to stop waiting till the last minute to do extensions if we expect to win another Superbowl.

 

We are also not in positions to rely on free agency to rebuild our team and plus 90% of the time free agency can ruin a player's career because they are not a good fit with their new teams. Ben Grubbs was never the same player after he left for NOLA. 

 

So let's stop this madness of waiting till the last minute to get our core players extended. You get them done 1 year before their contract expires.

 

 


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Posted 01 August 2014 - 07:58 AM

So the Ravens aren't an elite organization because we "wait until the last minute" to extend a player? I for one am just fine with how our front office handles players. We usually don't jump on a player coming off their best season and pay him what he thinks he's worth.

The steelers front office has been abysmal in the handling of contracts. They have restructured themselves these past years into salary cap hell. This is also coupled with bad drafting lately It will show this season, and subsequent seasons.

The Pats, they have Tom Brady and there are very few BIG NAME talents on the Patriots. As much as I don't like the guy for what he's done to us, he makes the absolute very best out of nothing. The Pats are very good at what they do, just like us.

I still cannot believe you think the Ravens are not an elite organization....
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Posted 01 August 2014 - 08:11 AM

It's called negotiation. It takes time.
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Posted 01 August 2014 - 08:22 AM

A contract takes two signatures.  Trying to force Ozzie to sign players early is going to lead to even more large contracts with a level of play that doesn't match the pay.  This front office is awesome because they will pay the player what they think they are worth - if the player thinks they are worth more, then they are free to look at other teams who are willing to pay them that.  This is how we've managed to maintain a balanced team (for the most part) without huge cap issues for most of the time we've been an NFL team. 

 

This team has been around for 18 seasons and we've got two Super Bowls under our belt.  I think things are fine the way they are.


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Posted 01 August 2014 - 08:47 AM

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 09:51 AM

Uh..we paid ray lewis too high?..
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Posted 01 August 2014 - 09:58 AM

Uh..we paid ray lewis too high?..


Kind of what I was thinking, I thought we let him test the market cause he thought he could get more & found he couldn't. You also have players that want to wait & gamble that their last year under contract will increase their next contract... It's not always the GM holding things up when it comes to contracts
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Posted 01 August 2014 - 10:11 AM

Man things are so much more complex than this that to call other teams "elite" without giving the same respect to Baltimore just seems ignorant. No offense but I honestly think you could have played Madden franchise mode and learned enough to not have made this thread. 


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Posted 01 August 2014 - 10:16 AM

I love your threads.

 

He can really fire people up


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Posted 01 August 2014 - 11:26 AM

It takes both sides to make a deal...


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Posted 01 August 2014 - 11:27 AM

I stopped reading at "elite teams like the"
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Posted 01 August 2014 - 04:50 PM

1. How long have you actually followed the NFL?

 

2. How did waiting cost us money on Ray, Pitta, and Suggs? Please explain.

 

3. Please provide examples of specific Seahawk and Patriot signings.


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Posted 01 August 2014 - 04:59 PM

3. Please provide examples of specific Seahawk and Patriot signings.

Richard Sherman is the only significant one IMO.

There's also Brady but were those two every really going anywhere else?
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Posted 01 August 2014 - 05:08 PM

Richard Sherman is the only significant one IMO.
There's also Brady but were those two every really going anywhere else?

Earl Thomas
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Posted 01 August 2014 - 05:54 PM

Earl Thomas

Ah. Figured I was forgetting someone.

Again, all pro saftey. Is he really leaving?
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Posted 01 August 2014 - 06:24 PM

Ah. Figured I was forgetting someone.
Again, all pro saftey. Is he really leaving?

I'm hoping their big signings catch up with them
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Posted 02 August 2014 - 11:07 AM

So the Ravens aren't an elite organization because we "wait until the last minute" to extend a player? I for one am just fine with how our front office handles players. We usually don't jump on a player coming off their best season and pay him what he thinks he's worth.

The steelers front office has been abysmal in the handling of contracts. They have restructured themselves these past years into salary cap hell. This is also coupled with bad drafting lately It will show this season, and subsequent seasons.

The Pats, they have Tom Brady and there are very few BIG NAME talents on the Patriots. As much as I don't like the guy for what he's done to us, he makes the absolute very best out of nothing. The Pats are very good at what they do, just like us.

I still cannot believe you think the Ravens are not an elite organization....

 

The Ravens are and Elite organization! What I meant to say is in order to become a Dynasty, we have to learn to hold a team together. And we have to get extensions done a year before the contract of our Core players are up. You got me?


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Posted 02 August 2014 - 11:08 AM

It's called negotiation. It takes time.

 

Which is why Agents are bad for sports!


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Posted 02 August 2014 - 11:13 AM

I know the Ravens are elite people sheesh get off my back will you!

 

I just want the ravens to take that next step towards being a Dynasty!


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Posted 02 August 2014 - 11:28 AM

1. How long have you actually followed the NFL?

 

2. How did waiting cost us money on Ray, Pitta, and Suggs? Please explain.

 

3. Please provide examples of specific Seahawk and Patriot signings.

 

1. 15 years

 

2.  Ray never gave us a hometown discount. Pitta is debatable becuase his injury did save us money. And Suggs was very last minute the 6 year contract we could have gotten him for $2million less per year but now it's nullified becuase we got him to restructure. And Haloti we definately had to overpay becuase his agent is a pain in the a**.

 

3.

 

Seahawk signings: Traded for Marshawn Lynch, got Percy Harvin ,signed Richard Sherman to extension almost immediately after the superbowl (that's how you gotta do it) Earl Thomas as well. They never made any splashes but I meantioned them as an example becuase they know how to hold a team together.

 

Patriot Signings (Other than Tom Brady): Of course they got Adalius Thomas from us, traded for Randy Moss and Wes Welker, Signed Junior Seau, singed Brandon Browner, and signed Darrelle Revis.


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