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PRESTON: In 2018, Baltimore Ravens appear destined for another season of mediocrity

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https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/sports/columnists/2018/03/20/preston-2018-baltimore-ravens-appear-destined-another-season-mediocrity/441996002/

 

They have maintained their usual Band-Aid approach and are content to allow general manager Ozzie Newsome make the major decisions in what can be described as his partial farewell tour.

Newsome will be replaced by Eric DeCosta at the end of the 2018 season, so if he wins and the Ravens go to the NFL postseason, then he will have had a good send-off.

 

 

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Mike lays it out....this is the cold hard facts....

 

 

 

The Ravens missed the playoffs by just one game, but they played in possibly the worst division of the NFL and had the easiest second-half schedule of any team.

To show how many holes the Ravens had a year ago, just look at the number of their unrestricted free-agent starters who have been signed by other teams. Wide receivers Mike Wallace, Jeremy Maclin and Michael Campanaro, tight end Benjamin Watson, running back Terrance West and right offensive tackle Austin Howard don’t have jobs.

Ravens sign former Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree to three-year deal
Running back Danny Woodhead just retired, and so should safety Lardarius Webb.

Let’s move on to the coaches.

Remember when the Ravens were a prominent organization and opposing teams would try to sign their assistant coaches, especially on defense, as coordinators. The list goes back to Marvin Lewis and included Mike Nolan, Mike Smith, Jack Del Rio, Chuck Pagano and Rex Ryan.

That doesn’t happen anymore. That tells you something. It’s not just about the front office or the players, but the coaching as well. Bisciotti could have gone through this organization like Sherman through Atlanta.

 

The Michigan/Philly connection isn't working for the Ravens. It's working great for Philly right now. It worked great for the Ravens when they got John and won a Super Bowl.

 

After reading this from Preston, the only positive that I can see is they should end up stronger by replacing those players.

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Yes, replacing is better than re-signing these guys even for the favored one year contract.

 

While I don't agree with everything that he's done by a long shot, I don't think Steve Bisciotti is a fool. If the results are the same look for big changes next off-season and they will come rapidly after the last game is played.

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Yes, replacing is better than re-signing these guys even for the favored one year contract.

 

While I don't agree with everything that he's done by a long shot, I don't think Steve Bisciotti is a fool. If the results are the same look for big changes next off-season and they will come rapidly after the last game is played.

How many times do the results need to be the same before you say big changes are needed?

 

 

Slow news day ......... Nothing edifying or newsworthy that we didn’t already know.

Cmon Mike, tell us something good !

Do you want him to make up good news?

 

 

Bold move you heard it hear 1st Ravens draft Lamar Jackson pick #16

I think Jackson would be a devastatingly bad choice.

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