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    Don't forget Upshaw - what a draft



    He got a sack in his first game as a rookie in Philly filling in for Suggs.

    He got a big fumble in the SB tonight.

    Nothing but upside with Upshaw. What a great career winning the National Championship
    at Alabama and the SB with the Ravens.

    What a great draft.

    Future All Pro Upshaw
    Future All Pro KO
    Pierce
    Gino who will take over for Birk next year


    And the dark horse - Streeter.


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    And Jimmy Smith came up huge. He was being doubted as a bust but was integral to that goal line stand.

    I'd like to also thank the Houston Texans' GM Rick Smith. Great job with the farm team. Can't wait to see who we call up to the majors - Glover Quin?




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    LOL - I was thinking about Houston when Jacoby scored those 2 TDs. Falls down catching the ball and gets back up
    and scores. Houston cut him because he dropped balls.

    Guess they didn't know he could return kickoffs. ILMAO
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    I think it's a testament to our good coaching. You see all these guys like Bart Scott and Jarrett Johnson do so well here, and then revert to mediocrity outside. Likewise, we take average guys from other teams (Jacoby, Pollard, Corey Graham) and make them play great.




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    Upshaw played well tonight and was a much bigger factor than i thought he was going to be. he and Suggs bit hard a few times not setting the edge properly, but thatll happen against the pistol/kaepernick. Futures bright with the kid, hopefully he takes this offseason and improves dramatically in his weaknesses like Torrey did with his hands.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenalytics View Post
    I think it's a testament to our good coaching. You see all these guys like Bart Scott and Jarrett Johnson do so well here, and then revert to mediocrity outside. Likewise, we take average guys from other teams (Jacoby, Pollard, Corey Graham) and make them play great.
    I think your point is valid but your examples are arguably two of the guys that have succeeded the most outside of the Ravens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAB1985 View Post


    I think your point is valid but your examples are arguably two of the guys that have succeeded the most outside of the Ravens.
    Really? I confess I didn't watch many of their games but I was under the impression JJ and Scott were nothing special post-Ravens. I'll stand corrected.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenalytics View Post
    Really? I confess I didn't watch many of their games but I was under the impression JJ and Scott were nothing special post-Ravens. I'll stand corrected.
    well, Scott had a few good years there, I think now hes struggling but due to age and decline more so than not being anything but a system player. JJ was never a great all around player here, but the games I saw he still set the edge well and the chargers did have the 6th best rush defense this year with him, which is what he excelled at. just a difference of opinion maybe.
    -JAB




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    Good signs from Jimmy Smith, from MMQB:

    "I thought Jimmy Smith's contact with Michael Crabtree in the Super Bowl, on fourth down in the end zone, wasn't as physical.
    I talked to Smith at length after the game. He said he was expecting Kaepernick to try to make a back-shoulder throw to Crabtree "because Kaepernick tapped the back of his helmet. That's usually what that means. So I knew -- stay square with the receiver, don't let him get the ball on the back shoulder. And I knew he was going to Crabtree. We had some stat during the week like every time in the red zone there was a 52 percent chance on a pass they were going to Crabtree.''

    Now for the contact. "It was pretty obvious by then the receiver was being physical, and I was being physical, and the refs were letting that stuff go,'' he said.


    Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/nfl...#ixzz2JwTRwouh "




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    KO had a monster game!

    Osemele Shines

    As their offensive line led the way for a running game that gained only 2.8 yards per carry, you would be forgiven for thinking the Ravens were devoid of a star performer in the trenches. However, if you go back and watch the Super Bowl again you’ll notice Baltimore got a tremendous game from rookie guard Kelechi Osemele (+4.9). Going up against Justin Smith, who is admittedly still playing through injury, Osemele was able to neutralize the impact the star 49er had been able to impart during San Francisco’s run to this game. Ever since he returned from his triceps injury, Smith has been a non-factor as a pass rusher but his run defense was stellar against both Green Bay and Atlanta. On this night, however, Osemele not only limited Smith to one defensive stop, he was able to move him around in the run game and shut him out completely as a pass rusher. Combined with some good work on Isaac Sopoaga and a devastating block on Ricky Jean-Francois, Osemele was one of the star performers in this game.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenalytics View Post
    Really? I confess I didn't watch many of their games but I was under the impression JJ and Scott were nothing special post-Ravens. I'll stand corrected.
    You're right. JJ didn't do much at all. Upshaw the rookie had the same number of sacks at 1.5. Ray had more tackles in the
    playoffs than JJ had the entire season.
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    For all of the talk about the 'aging' and old Ravens team, they started 3 rookies with SF started none. This team has a lot of upside
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    Re: Don't forget Upshaw - what a draft

    speaking of rookies, Justin Tucker
    sweeeet.
    tbs as well as fgs.
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