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#1 Ravenmaniac52

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 01:57 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports NFL sources expect Baltimore Ravens OT Jared Gaither to be traded before the season. The Buffalo Bills are most likely destination, they want him.
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Posted 07 May 2010 - 01:58 PM

NFL.com reports the Baltimore Ravens are moving second-year OT Michael Oher to left tackle and OT Jared Gaither to right tackle, according to a team source. Oher is now working at left tackle at Ravens minicamp, which is just underway. The Ravens envision this as a permanent move for the 2010 season, according to a source. Gaither, a restricted free agent who has yet to sign his free-agent tender, is working on the right side during camp.
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Posted 07 May 2010 - 01:58 PM

Damn you are quick. Just made an different threat.
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Posted 07 May 2010 - 01:59 PM

Hmmm ... if we do ... I hope we get good compensation!
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Posted 07 May 2010 - 02:01 PM

Sorry Papa! I guess it was a photo finish!
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Posted 07 May 2010 - 02:03 PM

At this point it has to be a #1. I would take Leodis McKelvin and or John McCargo as throw ins as reclemation projects.
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Posted 07 May 2010 - 04:06 PM

I hope it's for a 1. Otherwise, giving away one the better LTs in the league, who is only 24 year old, won't make me happy.

Gaither must have J. Russell syndrome (Lazy). I just don't see the need to move him. He was better at LT last season that Oher. Not saying Oher won't improve, but I think this team is better with Gaither and Oher on the field at the same time.

Cousins at RT scares the hell out of me.
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Posted 07 May 2010 - 04:09 PM

Oher out played him at LT. The problem with the line when Oher was at LT was that the RT had issues. Gaither in now a RT. I do not think he can play that position. Cousins is plain not good.
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Posted 07 May 2010 - 06:53 PM

Oher out played him at LT.


I seriously doubt that. Filmstudy had Gaither rated higher. Profootball Focus has Gaither rated higher. Hell, Oher himself said at the end of last season that Gaither was the better LT. There is no evidence at all that Oher was the better LT.

But regardless, I am not as scared of Oher at LT as I am of the RT position if Gaither is traded. It seems that the Ravens only ever get one good season of RT play and then they are back to shuffling ppl around with some stop gap measure that gets the QB killed.

One good season of Pashos, then he left and the season afterwards Troy Smith was playing because all the other QBs got killed.

Last season, Gaither is injured, Cousins is in, Flacco gets killed vs Pittsburgh. Business as usual for the Ravens. The RT sucks and the QB is getting killed.

Sooooooo frustrating.
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Posted 07 May 2010 - 09:07 PM

Gaither for McKelvin would get me fired up, but I doubt they're looking to unload the guy. That's the guy I wanted a few years ago when we grabbed Joe.
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Posted 07 May 2010 - 10:00 PM

I like McKelvin, but I'm not willing to move him to the Bills. They have garbage offensive tackles and we would be taking a huge step down on offense if we made that move. We have a legitimate shot to win a Super Bowl this year in my mind, and throwing that away by dealing Gaither for a 1st rounder next year or any other lesser player is just stupid.
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Posted 08 May 2010 - 06:25 AM

I seriously doubt that. Filmstudy had Gaither rated higher. Profootball Focus has Gaither rated higher. Hell, Oher himself said at the end of last season that Gaither was the better LT. There is no evidence at all that Oher was the better LT.

But regardless, I am not as scared of Oher at LT as I am of the RT position if Gaither is traded. It seems that the Ravens only ever get one good season of RT play and then they are back to shuffling ppl around with some stop gap measure that gets the QB killed.

One good season of Pashos, then he left and the season afterwards Troy Smith was playing because all the other QBs got killed.

Last season, Gaither is injured, Cousins is in, Flacco gets killed vs Pittsburgh. Business as usual for the Ravens. The RT sucks and the QB is getting killed.

Sooooooo frustrating.



Agreed.

This is a step back for our passinggame. Back to six Oliners and Heap in pass protection to help Oher. And when we had Terry, we at least had an illusion that we had LT depth. Now if..probably when we trade Gaither and Oher gets injuried, we have nothing, and I guess we will see Chester as TE again and again. Why did we even bother to upgrade our recieving corps.
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Posted 08 May 2010 - 10:44 AM

I wanted them to deal with the OT position in this past draft. If they had traded Gaiter then we could have moved that pick around a little and grabbed people I liked through the 4th and 5th rounds.
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Posted 08 May 2010 - 06:49 PM

This is NOT GOOD.
The Bills have nothing to offer the Ravens as far as trading players. Their 1st round pick for next year would be excellent because they will have a poor record while rebuilding...but I doubt they give that up.
If Gaither moves then the Ravens are screwed at the tackle position. No depth if injuries happen. It fucks up the whole offense.

However...Gaither can pout or whatever...he's under contract...he has to play for the Ravens or his career is done.

OK...here's an update on the situation...

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One day after being moved from left tackle, Jared Gaither was the only offensive player missing from practice. He spent the second day of the Ravens' minicamp in the training room with an unspecified injury.

Gaither, who never spoke about an injury after practice Friday, wasn't available for comment because he never appeared during the hour-long media portion of open locker room.

Offensive coordinator Cam Cameron couldn't say how Gaither got injured or whether the lineman will practice Sunday, the final day of the mandatory minicamp.

"I don't know if it's any one thing," Cameron said when asked how Gaither got hurt. http://www.baltimore...0,6906684.story


Edited by vmax, 08 May 2010 - 06:54 PM.

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 04:48 AM

This is NOT GOOD.
The Bills have nothing to offer the Ravens as far as trading players. Their 1st round pick for next year would be excellent because they will have a poor record while rebuilding...but I doubt they give that up.
If Gaither moves then the Ravens are screwed at the tackle position. No depth if injuries happen. It fucks up the whole offense.

However...Gaither can pout or whatever...he's under contract...he has to play for the Ravens or his career is done.

OK...here's an update on the situation...


Not really. Still not signed his tender. And he is that young and talented so he could gamble and sit next year and wait to week ten when he would become a UFA, hopefully and probably not happening, at least that would not be in the Ravens favour.

What is Gaither/Rosenhaul agenda? Well this is obvious, a new contract here or else where, and most likely else where since Ozzies is not likely to give him any offer.

What is not so obvious is the Ravens agenda? Do they really ever wanted him? Would they like to keep a nice talent for no money this year, no doubt! If they could trade him even better! And what I find ugly, they are fabricating all kinds of stories (Ravens together with their local media) they are keep telling us he is lazy, he has a poor work ethic, drug abuse speculations, issues with injuries. Ravens answer they are telling us they like Oher better (did they ever ask Joe?) and Cousins will do fine.
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Posted 09 May 2010 - 07:23 AM

As good as Gaither is, he only played in 11 games last year. If he continues to take time off like this he is going to be even more so vulnerable to injury. If this is the case, get rid of him for a player that can help make this team better for 16 games. On the flip side, if I know Gaither is going to be 100% come playoff time, I am keeping him, franchise him next offseason and trade him away.
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Posted 09 May 2010 - 07:23 AM

As good as Gaither is, he only played in 11 games last year. If he continues to take time off like this he is going to be even more so vulnerable to injury. If this is the case, get rid of him for a player that can help make this team better for 16 games. On the flip side, if I know Gaither is going to be 100% come playoff time, I am keeping him, franchise him next offseason and trade him away.
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Posted 09 May 2010 - 12:10 PM

Im with vmax on this one. We have a legitimate shot at making a deep playoff run. Injury prone or not we need him on the field more than cousins.
If they do want to move him they should look at a team other than the bills. Unless the bills wanna give a first rounder which i highly doubt. Ozzie should loom at teams with deep defrnsive backfields who can spare a good corner.
But still as i said earlier id rather have him back one more year for cheap, our oline would be sick. Joe cool might break a few passing records this year. Yeah im on the kool aid already
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"I've watched the Ravens' defense on film, and I don't know what's going on. It's unbelievable," Phill Simms said. "That defense is off the charts with new looks and personnel and guys moving around. I don't even try to describe what they're doing on TV because most of the time, I just don't know."


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Posted 09 May 2010 - 12:11 PM

Im with vmax on this one. We have a legitimate shot at making a deep playoff run. Injury prone or not we need him on the field more than cousins.
If they do want to move him they should look at a team other than the bills. Unless the bills wanna give a first rounder which i highly doubt. Ozzie should loom at teams with deep defrnsive backfields who can spare a good corner.
But still as i said earlier id rather have him back one more year for cheap, our oline would be sick. Joe cool might break a few passing records this year. Yeah im on the kool aid already
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"I've watched the Ravens' defense on film, and I don't know what's going on. It's unbelievable," Phill Simms said. "That defense is off the charts with new looks and personnel and guys moving around. I don't even try to describe what they're doing on TV because most of the time, I just don't know."


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Posted 09 May 2010 - 02:39 PM

I don't think they are going to trade Gaither at all. We always hear these rumors from NFL.com and then they are just full of themselves. They are moving him the the right side so they won't have to break the bank to re-sign him. If he doesn't sign, we'll have his services for only one more year, but cheap.
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