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#41 GrubberRaven

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 11:17 AM

Chargers are on a roll.  Rivers needs a monster year to support his 30 children...


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 01:57 PM

Actually I think the Ravens will finish 8-8.

.500

Yet there is still a glimmer of hope. Wins over the Bengals and Raiders put them at 6-5. It will mean they are playing better. Perhaps good enough to beat the Falcons and their poor defense, the Chargers and their poor defense and the Browns.

9-7.

Which may not be good enough for a wild card.

 

8-8 is not acceptable. It would just mean that it was yet again another mediocre season. The franchise needs a major re-do. If we want to compete with the best.


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Roman knows, in order to stay ahead of the curve, he’ll have to reinvent his attack – at least to some degree. It’s always a cat and mouse game in the NFL. One team debuts something new and innovative (Jackson’s speed), opponents adjust, and then teams adjust to the adjustments.


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 02:16 PM

The thing is :  8-8 and .500 winning record is and has been acceptable for the last 5 years.

No future change in leadership/coaching = no future change in winning record.

Or, at least, the insanity continues..... :nono:   


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#44 papasmurfbell

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 03:08 PM

The thing is :  8-8 and .500 winning record is and has been acceptable for the last 5 years.

No future change in leadership/coaching = no future change in winning record.

Or, at least, the insanity continues..... :nono:   

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Posted 10 November 2018 - 09:57 AM

http://www.espn.com/...ling-hip-injury

If Flacco is sidelined, the Ravens could start Jackson, their rookie first-round pick. Flacco is undergoing tests to determine the severity of the injury, according to multiple reports.

 

 

Manufactured injury?


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#46 varaven45

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Posted 10 November 2018 - 01:26 PM

Give LJ the car keys. Lets see what hes got.
None of us here thought Joe had enough when he was given the keys in 08. Give em a shot !
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Posted 10 November 2018 - 03:46 PM

The season is already lost.  Screw that mathmatically eliminated argument.


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Posted 11 November 2018 - 12:13 PM

https://www.si.com/n...o-lamar-jackson

 
Report: John Harbaugh, Ravens Set for 'Mutual Parting of Ways' After 2018

John Harbaugh's tenure in Baltimore could be over after 2018 per CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, with a "mutual parting of the ways" likely coming in 2019. The 11-year head coach "is not in any jeopardy" of being fired before the end of the season per La Canfora.

Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome is set to be replaced by Eric DeCosta in 2019, and Baltimore faces a "possible roster overhaul" according to La Canfora. With turnover coming in the front office and on the 53-man roster, change is expected to come with the Ravens' head coaching situation as well. Harbaugh has one year left on his contract after 2018. 

Harbaugh led the Ravens to the second Super Bowl in franchise history in 2012, winning Super Bowl XLVII over the 49ers. But Baltimore has been inconsistent since hoisting the Lombardi Trophy, going 44–45 over the last six seasons. Harbaugh has won 98 games in 11 seasons with Baltimore, sporting a .580 winning percentage. 

Harbaugh is the third coach in Ravens' history. He holds franchise records for wins, winning percentage and playoff victories. 

 


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Posted 12 November 2018 - 10:56 AM

https://ebonybird.co...ugh-gets-fired/

 

 
Head Coaching candidates for Ravens if John Harbaugh gets fired

 

 

 

The pitchforks are starting to be sharpened.  I don't like a few of these.


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Posted 12 November 2018 - 05:23 PM

https://ebonybird.co...ugh-gets-fired/

 

 

 

The pitchforks are starting to be sharpened.  I don't like a few of these.

 

Well, let's keep it positive: who do you like?


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Roman knows, in order to stay ahead of the curve, he’ll have to reinvent his attack – at least to some degree. It’s always a cat and mouse game in the NFL. One team debuts something new and innovative (Jackson’s speed), opponents adjust, and then teams adjust to the adjustments.


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Posted 12 November 2018 - 05:40 PM

And then just when I'm ready to move on from Joe, I read this:

 

"“He’s one of the toughest guys that I’ve played with, or maybe the toughest,” veteran Pro Bowl guard Marshal Yanda said. “You never see him limping around, never see him on the field showing any signs of weakness. He’s just been a rock for us for more than a decade.”

 

from this link....https://www.baltimor...can-play-sunday


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Roman knows, in order to stay ahead of the curve, he’ll have to reinvent his attack – at least to some degree. It’s always a cat and mouse game in the NFL. One team debuts something new and innovative (Jackson’s speed), opponents adjust, and then teams adjust to the adjustments.


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Posted 12 November 2018 - 06:02 PM

I like the idea of the OU coach.  I think he could really help Jackson.  I have like David Shaw from Stanford for a long time.  Dan Campbell from the Saints.  Thats all off the top of my head.


OK then he is a petrified POS.  


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Posted 15 November 2018 - 09:58 AM

http://www.espn.com/...nt-as-franchise

 

This offseason, the Ravens can create $46.4 million in cap space for new general manager Eric DeCosta, who replaces Ozzie Newsome. Seven of Baltimore's eight highest salary-cap numbers are held by players 30 or older: Flacco ($10.5 cap savings), cornerbacks Jimmy Smith ($9.5 million) and Brandon Carr ($5 million), guard Marshal Yanda ($7 million), safety Eric Weddle ($6.5 million), wide receiver Michael Crabtree ($4.6 million) and safety Tony Jefferson ($3.3 million). That doesn't include moving on from Suggs, who is in the final year of his contract.

 

That is a nice chunk of change.  


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Posted 15 November 2018 - 10:25 AM

I wouldn't cut Yanda.


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Posted 15 November 2018 - 10:41 AM

What would his purpose be here then?  He is not playing well.  


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#56 varaven45

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Posted 15 November 2018 - 11:02 AM

Id probably only hold on to Crab and Yanda. Still save $35 M. That gives DeCosta and Co a good deal to work with.
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Posted 15 November 2018 - 11:04 AM

Crabtree hasn't even been that effective.  He has only been ok   Again Yanda is not playing that well and will be a yr older then.  It is time to move on.  


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Posted 15 November 2018 - 11:08 AM

Diasgree but that's cool.  You keep for Yanda for continuity and leadership, Crab for experience and proven success.

We arent dealing with prefection here just getting better one year at a time. 


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Posted 15 November 2018 - 11:13 AM

Like VA said...Yanda is still an above average guard.  I have not read anything largely negative on him.  He brings leadership and continuity.  He could be more of a reserve guy next year.

 

I'm fine dropping everyone else.


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Posted 15 November 2018 - 11:30 AM

You can't pay that much for a reserve guy.  I am also anticiapting his 2018 injury.  He will more than lilkely have a 2019 injury also.  

 

Jim Brown has experience and is proven.  Maybe they should sign him.


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