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Empowerment from Ravens Website

19 August 2017 - 12:14 PM

I really dislike the word "Empower" like I need permission from someone to think and act a certain way that others approve of "asiftheyhadultimateauthorityovermebecausei'madumby".

But....Eisenberg does a good job simplifying the offensive issues.



  We don't know if Joe Flacco can go from zero to 60 when he returns. We don’t know if there’s enough pieces at running back. We don't know if there's enough playmakers. We don't know if the offensive line will hold up. So, is it OK to feel concerned? Yes...

I mean, where on offense can they say they’re completely satisfied and pleased with where things stand?

Not at quarterback, that’s for sure. Their starter, Joe Flacco, isn’t practicing because of a back injury and won’t play until the season opener. Can he go from zero to 60 and play well immediately after missing so much time? Will he and his receivers have chemistry? Most importantly, will his back hold up?

Fair questions, all...I don’t want to echo Chicken Little because it’s too soon for that and you have papa who does a great job, every day, to remind us that there is absolutely no hope......  http://www.baltimore...f6-b40d85eb9644



Bell out of touch with reality

18 August 2017 - 06:43 PM

He should have said "Yes!"

His shelf life is short and he'll never earn more than what the Steelers offered him.



Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell wants to be rich. No, I mean really rich. Ed Bouchette of the Post-Gazette is reporting that Bell did indeed turn down a five-year contract that would have averaged more than $12 million per season. 

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has learned that on the afternoon of the July 17 NFL deadline for Bell to come to terms on a multi-year contract, team officials thought they came to terms with his agent on a five-year deal. However, at the last minute, Bell nixed the contract.

Just so we are clear. The Steelers had an offer on the table to pay Bell around $4 million more per season than the next highest-paid running back in the NFL and that wasn't good enough.

Right now, removing Bell and his pending one-year deal, Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman has the highest annual salary of any running back in the NFL at $8.25 million per season. According to the article, Bell wants $15 million per season. So his claims that he wants to be paid like the top running back and like a top wide receiver combined aren't so exaggerated after all.

The hard truth of this is he's never going to get that kind of money in Pittsburgh. They can tag him against next year for just over $14 million and still pay less than what he's demanding and let him leave in free agency after that....http://www.msn.com/e...iFPV?li=BBnba9I


Didn't expect to see this in my lifetime

16 August 2017 - 04:17 AM

Hate parades in our country that are similar to those of 1938 Berlin..... and the deranged people in them being defended by a U.S. President....




WASHINGTON — President Trump buoyed the white nationalist movement on Tuesday as no president has done in generations — equating activists protesting racism with the neo-Nazis and white supremacists who rampaged in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend.

Never has he gone as far in defending their actions as he did during a wild, street-corner shouting match of a news conference in the gilded lobby of Trump Tower, angrily asserting that so-called alt-left activists were just as responsible for the bloody confrontation as marchers brandishing swastikas, Confederate battle flags, anti-Semitic banners and “Trump/Pence” signs.

“Thank you President Trump for your honesty & courage to tell the truth,” David Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan leader, wrote in a Twitter post shortly after Mr. Trump spoke.

Richard B. Spencer, a white nationalist leader who participated in the weekend’s demonstrations and vowed to flood Charlottesville with similar protests in the coming weeks, was equally encouraged. “Trump’s statement was fair and down to earth,” Mr. Spencer tweeted.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia, a Democrat, wasted little time in accusing the president of adding to the divisions that put an unwanted spotlight on the normally peaceful college town.

“Neo-Nazis, Klansmen and white supremacists came to Charlottesville heavily armed, spewing hatred and looking for a fight,” Mr. McAuliffe said. “One of them murdered a young woman in an act of domestic terrorism, and two of our finest officers were killed in a tragic accident while serving to protect this community. This was not ‘both sides.’”...http://www.msn.com/e...au0j?li=BBnb7Kz


The Hate existed before Trump took office.

And it somehow came to power in the seat of the US President.


It's the 30's in Germany. 

History will repeat itself again if we stand by and let it happen like a German population did decades ago.

We are to blame.

We know better.

Quick Thoughts

11 August 2017 - 05:22 AM

On 4 hours sleep... :gorave:

This defense will be dominant. They are very fast, physical and ferocious. it's deep and loaded with playmakers. 0 yards for Cousins and the Indigenous Persons offense on the first a3 series. 47 yards total for the first half...I think/

Ravens o line looked slow when pulling but Mallet had plenty of time to throw.

Mallet is....not good. He did not read the field well. He had receivers open but did not see them. At least 3 big chuck plays were missed.  His throws were off target. In his defense he was playing with only 4 starters.

The Ravens will be in every game this year with a chance to win because of the defense and special teams.  Because of this, I don't want to risk missing the playoffs should Joe go down. Perhaps this is why the Ravens restructured Smith and now have $10 mil in cap space. You-know-who could be on his way here after the final NFL rosters are in place and he's sitting without a job.

Good to see the 59 yard FG by Tucker. I'm beginning to worry about him.

Keen Reynolds....we have a returner....


nerd.jpgToo many players looked solid last night to mention right now as I trudge off to the merriment of joining my fellow colleagues at work.



It felt soo good sitting in our stadium. Awesome scoreboard and upgrades but most importantly...Ravens football is back.


Simms Says Ravens are a Sleeping Giant

10 August 2017 - 04:16 AM

I'm with him.  :gorave:

There is a lot to like and pay attention to that is brewing under the surface of this developing 2017 Ravens team.

This team has speed and playmakers. It has young unrecognized future stars.

They will be very competitive this year.




In a July 21 column for Bleacher Report, Simms wrote that the Ravens are among the top eight teams with the best chance to win the Lombardi Trophy. And while mounting injuries are a concern (10 players missed practice Aug. 8), the Ravens addressed Simms' largest worry by adding speed to the secondary.

"I always said it, they're one of the slowest teams in football; that was really their big issue," Simms said on Glenn Clark Radio Aug. 2. "When they had to play teams that had speed in skill positions, they were outmatched in a lot of those cases." 

Last season, Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees had to avoid running man-coverage schemes against the quickest offenses, but the Ravens still finished as a top 10 defense. Baltimore addressed that limitation by adding first-round draft pick Marlon Humphrey and free agents Brandon Carr and Tony Jefferson.

"And if they can keep Jimmy Smith healthy," Simms said, "that is a secondary that can match up and give the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers and the other elite teams in the AFC a legit problem." "It's the Baltimore Ravens, it's John Harbaugh," Simms said. "They're tough always. They've been one of the few teams that's been able to go up to New England and beat them up there. … And I still look at them, even with these injuries, as kind of a sleeping giant in the NFL."....http://www.pressboxo...-sleeping-giant