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#1 oldno82

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 06:09 PM

Well, we've heard from DeCosta. He sounds impressive but we'll have to wait for results. Our strategy seems to be like it was last year.

 

Any ideas about how we can pick up a decently placed second rounder?


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Of course, any plan to solidify the passing game depends largely on how much Jackson improves as a passer in his second pro season. While he made some plays with his arm as a rookie, he wasn’t as consistently accurate as anyone wanted. He acknowledged to reporters earlier this month that he knew his mechanics needed work.

Jackson said he has been working on those mechanics and other aspects of his passing since February.


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Posted 04 April 2019 - 05:00 AM

No idea other than to trade back out of the first round for more picks. It sounds like this is a deep draft.


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“[Lamar] was amazing last year, and then they add in Mark Ingram,” Burleson said. “We forget how strong and angry of a runner he is. … [The Ravens] are just getting started. I think people assume that Lamar Jackson isn’t going to pass the ball this year, and I will tell you right now you are wrong. He’s going to light up the skies and torch the ground like he did last year.”

“Put on 20 pounds of muscle over the offseason,” Hurst said. “I’m kind of on a mission this year. I’ve got a lot to prove.”


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Posted 04 April 2019 - 04:07 PM

They've sure shown a liking for trading back and I don't mind that. I just don't want a debacle like we had with the Sergio Kindle/Cody mess where we traded out of the first round and took those two guys in the second. That was awful. And that worries me.


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Of course, any plan to solidify the passing game depends largely on how much Jackson improves as a passer in his second pro season. While he made some plays with his arm as a rookie, he wasn’t as consistently accurate as anyone wanted. He acknowledged to reporters earlier this month that he knew his mechanics needed work.

Jackson said he has been working on those mechanics and other aspects of his passing since February.


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Posted 04 April 2019 - 05:20 PM

I'm trusting Eric.He said Ozzie's watched more film than ever because of his reduced role.

I think they have learned from the past, scouted well, identified what they have and what they need, and now have a very solid draft board.


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“[Lamar] was amazing last year, and then they add in Mark Ingram,” Burleson said. “We forget how strong and angry of a runner he is. … [The Ravens] are just getting started. I think people assume that Lamar Jackson isn’t going to pass the ball this year, and I will tell you right now you are wrong. He’s going to light up the skies and torch the ground like he did last year.”

“Put on 20 pounds of muscle over the offseason,” Hurst said. “I’m kind of on a mission this year. I’ve got a lot to prove.”


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Posted 05 April 2019 - 12:19 AM

All I can say is that I hope so. We'll know in just a few weeks I guess.

 

What would you say to trading Jimmy Smith for a 2nd rounder? I don't think it's a great idea but it's something to think about. Also don't know if we could get a second round pick for him. And I hate the idea of messing with the secondary which may be the best in the league.

 

Tough questions.


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Of course, any plan to solidify the passing game depends largely on how much Jackson improves as a passer in his second pro season. While he made some plays with his arm as a rookie, he wasn’t as consistently accurate as anyone wanted. He acknowledged to reporters earlier this month that he knew his mechanics needed work.

Jackson said he has been working on those mechanics and other aspects of his passing since February.


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Posted 05 April 2019 - 02:03 PM

Additional info...the last time the Ravens traded out of the first round was 2012. They took Upshaw and Osemele. The mess with Kindle  and Cody occurred in 2010. Geez! Time flies! 9 Years ago!


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Of course, any plan to solidify the passing game depends largely on how much Jackson improves as a passer in his second pro season. While he made some plays with his arm as a rookie, he wasn’t as consistently accurate as anyone wanted. He acknowledged to reporters earlier this month that he knew his mechanics needed work.

Jackson said he has been working on those mechanics and other aspects of his passing since February.


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Posted 05 April 2019 - 04:30 PM

Yea....that makes me feel like an old man.............

 

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“[Lamar] was amazing last year, and then they add in Mark Ingram,” Burleson said. “We forget how strong and angry of a runner he is. … [The Ravens] are just getting started. I think people assume that Lamar Jackson isn’t going to pass the ball this year, and I will tell you right now you are wrong. He’s going to light up the skies and torch the ground like he did last year.”

“Put on 20 pounds of muscle over the offseason,” Hurst said. “I’m kind of on a mission this year. I’ve got a lot to prove.”


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Posted 05 April 2019 - 05:27 PM

I think Jimmy could have done that.


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Posted 05 April 2019 - 08:54 PM

Maybe. Maybe they tried or are trying. His injury history hurts his value though.
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Of course, any plan to solidify the passing game depends largely on how much Jackson improves as a passer in his second pro season. While he made some plays with his arm as a rookie, he wasn’t as consistently accurate as anyone wanted. He acknowledged to reporters earlier this month that he knew his mechanics needed work.

Jackson said he has been working on those mechanics and other aspects of his passing since February.


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Posted 06 April 2019 - 05:46 PM

At this point I would get what you can.  Maybe a contender will desperately need a CB at the deadline.


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