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    Re: Ravens to make Ellerbe an offer



    Quote Originally Posted by leachisabeast View Post
    It will come down to as you said, whether or not a team will offer him crazy money. I hope that doesn't happen, but there are some stupid organizations out there.
    The one thing we have going for us is that there are a large amount of FA's out there. I don't see Reed or McKinnie being signed anytime soon right after FA starts.




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    Re: Ravens to make Ellerbe an offer

    Not going to doubt the front office -- but if you don't want him to test the market, you don't make him an offer 12 hours before he can legally see what other teams are willing to offer him. If you are Ellerbe, why wouldn't you wait the 12 hours and see what other teams might offer? You've waited this long. For us to have had a shot to keep him off the open market, we needed to sign him earlier this week. He will now test the market. I don't think that's a good thing for us -- but I could be wrong.




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    Re: Ravens to make Ellerbe an offer

    Quote Originally Posted by houstonravensfan View Post
    It is quite possible we start next season without Ray, Jameel, Kruger, and Ellerbe.

    That is a scary thought.

    Quote Originally Posted by bigfish View Post
    All defensive players; and don't forget Reed and Williams. I find it amazing reading a lot of posts wanting to target offensive players where we return just about everyone and they played well last year. Get a LT on offense and retool the defense.

    Which doesn't mean that people won't constantly pop in here and scream for Dean Pees' head on a platter.


    Oh...and add an oft gimpy Ngata, possibly shaky Suggs, and possibly shaky Webb to the mix as well.
    2013 may be quite the challenge.
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    Re: Ravens to make Ellerbe an offer

    I really hope they get this guy done. For me everything starts with locking him up and then let the rest of the chips fall where ever.

    But I can't get a gauge on what his market is looking like right now. Either he could slide under the radar and we get him at a cap friendly rate or someone will blow everyone else out of the water with an insane offer and he's gone. I don't see any in between. But obviously we hope its the former.




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    @RavensInsider: Dannell Ellerbe's agent says he doesn't anticipate deal with Ravens before midnight: 'Starting Saturday, we'll be talking to all 32 teams.'


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    Re: Ravens to make Ellerbe an offer

    So if Ellerbe leaves the nest, who's next up for negotiations? Ed?
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    Re: Ravens to make Ellerbe an offer

    Quote Originally Posted by BigPlayReceiver View Post
    Which doesn't mean that people won't constantly pop in here and scream for Dean Pees' head on a platter.


    Oh...and add an oft gimpy Ngata, possibly shaky Suggs, and possibly shaky Webb to the mix as well.
    2013 may be quite the challenge.
    Adding to what you pointing out McClain is coming off a serious spinal cord injury. The run defense used to be the cornerstone of the team for over a decade, now it's the weakest component of the team. It's certain to expect it will get worse next year with many departing starters and there aren't players on the current roster ready to step in. Fortunately the Colts, Denver and New England were not strong running teams in the playoffs and getting up on the 49ers in the first half of the Super Bowl helped. Nevertheless, the 49ers ran for 182 yards, most of that was in the 2nd half. When Ngata went out, they had their way on the ground.




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    Re: Ravens to make Ellerbe an offer

    Well, on the bright side...

    We should get some nice comp picks.

    But I'm thinking Joe is the only UFA who ends up resigning with us. Sounds like Ellerbe and Kruger and Williams will get big money elsewhere and Reed, who knows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RavenScallywag View Post
    Well, on the bright side...

    We should get some nice comp picks.

    But I'm thinking Joe is the only UFA who ends up resigning with us. Sounds like Ellerbe and Kruger and Williams will get big money elsewhere and Reed, who knows.
    Looking more likely by the day all of them are gone. Oh we'll more comp picks like you said.


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  10. #25

    Re: Ravens to make Ellerbe an offer

    Quote Originally Posted by Paintballguy View Post
    Looking more likely by the day all of them are gone. Oh we'll more comp picks like you said.


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    Josh Bynes and a drafted rookie with Mclellan as the top backup plus the uncertainty that is Jamell... rough... Really want Ellerbe back.




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    Re: Ravens to make Ellerbe an offer

    The Sword also gets the feeling that all four of them are gone, in all seriousness. It wouldn't make sense for Dannell Ellerbe to skip out on what could be his one chance at a major payday. He was an UDFA who got his head on straight and made his way up. However, he also has some injury issues. There is no telling what the market might be like the next time he gets to experience Free Agency. By then, it might be due to his release from a team, in a situation where he's not nearly as sought after. Right now, his value is as high as it will ever be. He doesn't have any other ties to Baltimore, other than winning the Championship here. Under those circumstances, if I were him, I would test the market as well.

    As for Ed Reed, to be honest, I don't think the team seriously wants him back. I think that Ozzie and Steve want him to spend his entire career as a Raven, but the writing was on the wall for he and Lewis long before the Super Bowl run. There was a thought out there that the team would have to make the decision for both of those players. Ray, thank goodness, made the decision for himself before it reached that point. I was never confident that Reed would do the same.

    Paul Kruger was the guy we all knew was gone. He was not a full time starter and would not fit as one in our system. Buffalo might be a decent spot for him, but I see him disappointing in his new location.

    Bryant McKinnie is a guy that the team probably doesn't want to deal with anymore, but will deal with for the right price. Especially, after they draft a LT to develop behind him.
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    Re: Ravens to make Ellerbe an offer

    I'm not sad at losing Ellerbe




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    Re: Ravens to make Ellerbe an offer

    For all the bashing of guys like Kruger for "wanting to cash in," Ellerbe and his agent REALLY sound like they have no loyalty whatsoever to the Ravens (not that they should, just pointing it out.)

    I'm not trying to read too much into it but based on this last statement and others Ellerbe has made recently I almost wonder if he would prefer to NOT be back.




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    Re: Ravens to make Ellerbe an offer

    Quote Originally Posted by Bazooka Joe View Post
    I'm not sad at losing Ellerbe
    The one reason why I am not sad at losing Ellerbe is, because the guy never stays healthy. He hasn't come close to playing ONE 16 game season without missing any time.

    The talent is there and he can be a force when he's in there. I think he finally has his head on straight. I just don't think he can stay healthy.
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    Re: Ravens to make Ellerbe an offer

    Quote Originally Posted by The Excellector View Post
    The one reason why I am not sad at losing Ellerbe is, because the guy never stays healthy. He hasn't come close to playing ONE 16 game season without missing any time.

    The talent is there and he can be a force when he's in there. I think he finally has his head on straight. I just don't think he can stay healthy.
    I agree. It begs the question, who replaces him and Lewis?




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