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#117520 How the Baltimore Ravens are opening a new window of success

Posted by oldno82 on 15 June 2018 - 02:20 PM

So, if you're done with them why are you here?

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#114323 Vikings/Ravens

Posted by oldno82 on 21 October 2017 - 03:27 PM

I dunno...I find I'm rapidly losing interest in the games what with the NFL achieving parity (and therefore mediocrity) and the fact that the Ravens are poorly managed and have been playing non-entertaining football since 2012 with the one exception of Kubiak's season here. In addition, Joe's contract has a stranglehold on the franchise and he's not playing up to what he needs to be. I don't think he's really been the same since Kubiak left and since his knee injury. He needs to voluntarily accept a pay cut like Brady and Ben did. But that's just part of the story. The coaching is stale and the team just doesn't have any excitement and they play like it too.


I can accept losing if a team is entertaining but watching the Ravens play is getting to be painful and boring.


We'll see how the rest of the season goes but I'm becoming a pessimist especially with Bisciotti's not so veiled threat to sell the team if he doesn't get his way on future stadium improvements or reconstruction.

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#95739 Was Waller the Perriman backup plan all along?

Posted by oldno82 on 30 July 2015 - 03:05 PM

It's only one day but...


From the Ravens website:


- Wide receiver Michael Campanaroicon-article-link.gif returned to action after missing offseason practices with a thigh injury. He showed no signs of rust after the long layoff, and was able to get through the entire practice. He ran crisp routes and made a handful of tough catches during one-on-one drills. Campanaro is in the middle of a tight competition at receiver, and Thursday was a good sign for the second-year wideout. 

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#94774 Dead Money

Posted by oldno82 on 21 May 2015 - 03:38 PM



All dead money from those contracts will be gone after this year.  As for Ngata, trading is just the same as releasing as far as the cap goes.

Thanks again! At least we won't have to fight the dead money issue again next year.  :gorave:

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#91700 And Now The Other Shoe Drops......

Posted by oldno82 on 22 January 2015 - 03:50 PM

Why is this asshole here?

Rasta is the asshole I mean. Dumbing down the site.


Another good question.

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#91600 Ravens hire Marc Trestman as OC

Posted by oldno82 on 20 January 2015 - 05:48 PM

Lol guess who Trestman hired in CHI for QB coach? Wonder if he'll bring him over.


Hard to believe that MC is still around and working. Hoping we get a different guy for coaching qb's.

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#90578 Flacco-Rasta

Posted by oldno82 on 05 January 2015 - 11:37 PM

I was going to do a similar break down with some more depth soon... Since drafting Flacco, how many other QBs have been drafted ( or otherwise came new to the league) that you would take over him?
Luck, Wilson,... I struggle much beyond that with anyone I'd say for sure. There are some other names close maybe like Dalton or Kaepernick before the last 1.5 seasons. Maybe a Stafford is close behind? Not sure.
The point: separate of money, in the seven years he been here, there are maybe four peers we'd even consider replacing him with if we had a do-over? It speaks simply to the struggle that is finding a decent qb.
That leads into the question of: how easily do you give up what you have, imperfect as it may be?

I know. I try to put memories of Scott Mitchell, Elvis Grback, Stoney Case, Tony Banks, and Kyle Boller behind me...way behind me.
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#88739 Todays Mystery Questions

Posted by oldno82 on 09 December 2014 - 06:33 PM

Could be worse, we could be bungle fans and sit thru nothing but 1 n dones, and in the midst of watching a team fail to make the playoffs as they lose their next 3. And have a qb making as much as Joe.


Yep, we think it's a roller coaster here...glad I'm not living in Cincy.

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#88659 Todays Mystery Questions

Posted by oldno82 on 08 December 2014 - 06:23 PM

Just think, we could have had Tannehill instead of Joe for a LOT cheaper! 

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#88094 Remember what Aaron Rogers said. R E L A X.

Posted by oldno82 on 01 December 2014 - 05:45 PM

This year may not be our year, but I am not worried. We have rebuilt our defense with a front seven that stops the run. We banked on Elam and Webb being good players for us in the secondary, and the injuries to Jackson and Smith did not help. Now we know what we have in the secondary, and I am sure we will address it this offseason.

On offense, we are in a really good spot. The offensive line is talented and tough, and Kubiak will have no problems finding runningbacks. We just need more sure-handed receivers who can read zone coverages and get off the press.

As frustrating as this season has been, the team is in a good place going forward. I think we are really close. Just a few more pieces.


I agree with your analysis.The future is pretty bright if Kubiak stays. If he leaves and his system doesn't survive here we'll be in trouble. One thing I've noticed about Joe, and it also affects his completion percentage, is that he likes to go deep even when it's not open, He does much better when he adheres to the Kubiak system of quick release,  intermediate passes and a strong ground game. I think Campanaro will help here. Getting a good running back is pretty easy these days (in fact Taliaferro just might be the long-term solution there). We definitely need a beast receiver and that seems to be a strength in the next draft.


Cornerback help is going to be tough. Smith and Webb have to stay healthy and nothing in their track record gives me confidence here. We need to find two cornerbacks and a safety. Elam keeps showing me every week that he's not an NFL class safety. At least so far.

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#87434 Great And Absolutely Fabulous I Told You So Flacco Article In Bleacher Report

Posted by oldno82 on 21 November 2014 - 01:51 PM

Crap! Is this thread still alive??

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#87180 How do you see it playing out?

Posted by oldno82 on 14 November 2014 - 05:05 PM

I have thought Manning is a loser in the PO's for yrs.  Indy in Lucks 2nd yr have a PO win.  

There were no Luck's around where the Ravens were picking on draft day either last year or the year before.


QB's like Luck are not a dime a dozen. The majority of drafted quarterbacks are never pan out. Remember Jeff George and Art Schlichter? The lowly Colts drafter them earlier than Manning.Tim Couch, Akili Smith, Jamarcus, and many others were supposed to be great ones too.


I saw what this offense was like from 2000-2008 and I hope I never see the crap we had for quarterbacks ever again.

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#86842 Damn, Jimmy Smith out for year

Posted by oldno82 on 07 November 2014 - 05:06 PM

I wonder what it feel like to be a fan of a team where the Head Coach never BS's??

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#85187 Ravens/Falcons Game Preview

Posted by oldno82 on 15 October 2014 - 10:48 PM

Nice to see that Atlanta has such a balanced defense: they can't stop the run or the pass.
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#84476 PAGS: Ravens have scary defense

Posted by oldno82 on 03 October 2014 - 04:39 PM

I think Pags is blowing smoke up our ass. But those stats about points allowed and redzone are impressive. But not scary. In fact the last defense the Ravens had  a D that I'd call scary was Pags' when we had blitzers coming from every direction and getting through or faking it and dropping back into coverage. That kept other teams off balance.  


Remember when our Defensive philosophy was 'Organized Chaos"? I really miss that.

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