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Pretty amazing vid

19 May 2018 - 01:12 PM

I bet they don't fix this

19 May 2018 - 09:59 AM




3. Letting bad habits go unchecked:

With Jackson, nobody is worried about there being enough talent. Jackson has talent on top of talent. The problem with Jackson is that he is the least pro-ready quarterback that was drafted in the 1st round of the 2018 draft. From a technique standpoint he has an awful lot to work on. His footwork needs improvement during his drop back and his mechanics need tuning up. Jackson’s ceiling is a skyscraper but his floor is a cave. Part of grooming the heir apparent of Flacco is taking bad habits out of Jackson’s game.

Flacco never went away from his bad habits. He’s always tried to get away with back footed throws and he has always thrown way too many interceptions to linebackers in the middle of the field. If the Ravens had chipped away at Flacco’s bad habits and they did this early, they may not have had the same urgency to get Jackson in the 2018 NFL Draft. Jackson has to start doing the right things early on in his career. He needs to learn how it’s done in the NFL and he needs to practice it so much that it becomes routine. When Jackson hits the field he needs to be ready for it.



They let Joe be lazy all the time and it shows in his game.  They will let Jackson be lazy mechanically also. 

Dez Bryant isnít wrong for passing on Ravens offer

16 May 2018 - 03:46 PM



Dez Bryant might not find work until training camp, and he ought to be fine with that. Bryant. 29, was released only days before the NFL Draft in April, and has yet to sign on with another club. Reportedly, the Baltimore Ravens were offering a multi-year deal, but the former Pro Bowler declined, and now has limited options.

On the surface, Bryant made a bad decision. However, a slightly deeper analysis shows it could be a wise move. The former Cowboys star hasn’t enjoyed a 1,000-yard season since 2014, but he remains a viable threat on the outside for a contender. Eventually, whether it be lesser demands or an injury in camp, a team with championship hopes and a solid quarterback will come calling.

As currently constituted, the Ravens have neither of the aforementioned traits. Joe Flacco has been something awful for the better part of the last five seasons. Additionally, the Ravens don’t have any other legitimate receivers to take the heat off Bryant, making him the No. 1 receiver by default. In other words, Bryant is getting the attention of the opponent’s top corner.

Last year, this happened to Jeremy Maclin in Baltimore. The result was disastrous for the then-29-year-old, going for 40 catches and 440 yards in 12 games with three touchdowns. Maclin remains a free agent.



Ravens 2019 salary cap outlook

16 May 2018 - 10:44 AM



The coming season is expected to be a transitional year for the Baltimore Ravens. Ozzie Newsome, the only general manager in franchise history, will pass the baton to assistant general manager Eric DeCosta in 2019. Furthermore, this pair selected Lamar Jackson in the first round of the 2018 draft to succeed longtime franchise quarterback Joe Flacco sometime in the near future. Inquiring minds want to know how the roster could change next offseason.

Naturally, any roster construction discussion begins by analyzing available salary cap space. Spotrac estimates the Ravens will have approximately $11 million in salary cap space for 2019 after Tony Jefferson’s recent contract restructure. This figure will be reduced by roughly $10 million once the 2018 and 2019 draft classes sign their rookie contracts. However, the baseline NFL salary cap has been rising by about $11 million each year. With all of this taken into account, an expectation that the Ravens will have $12 million in salary cap space before releasing or re-signing anyone is a reasonable guesstimate at this time.

The marquee player approaching unrestricted free agency is defensive captain C.J. Mosley. He will command a contract upwards of $10 million annually assuming he has a strong 2018 season, but the Ravens often backload their contract structures to keep initial cap hits low. A 2019 cap charge of $6 million is a fair estimate for Mosley’s expected new deal. 

Franchise leader Terrell Suggs is also up for free agency in 2019. He is still performing at a high level and could garner a medium sized short term contract if he elects to continue playing. Receiver John Brown inked a 1-year, $5 million deal this offseason, his cost could rise with a bounce back year. 

Rotational pass rusher Za’Darius Smith, blocking tight end Nick Boyle, injury prone defensive end Brent Urban and backup tailback Javorius Allen headline the list of fourteen second and third tier impending unrestricted free agents. Breakout running back Alex Collins, linebacker Patrick Onwuasor and nose tackle Michael Pierce will be restricted free agents in 2019. And center Matt Skura will almost certainly be retained as an exclusive rights free agent.



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11 May 2018 - 10:45 AM



It is a good listen.  It is just over a half hr long.