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    Re: Who would you Rather Keep? Boldin or Ellerbe



    Quote Originally Posted by Tspot-D-Ravenator View Post
    Ellerbe is always injured and Caldwell's going to be gone next season
    smh.... some of the wild comments around here.




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    Re: Who would you Rather Keep? Boldin or Ellerbe

    If you put it like that I say Boldin.

    We are in position to draft an ILB in the first round and we have McClain under contract already.

    WR's today are more valuable than ILB's.




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    Re: Who would you Rather Keep? Boldin or Ellerbe

    Quote Originally Posted by Tspot-D-Ravenator View Post
    Ellerbe is always injured and Caldwell's going to be gone next season
    So you are saying that if Caldwell produces a good enough offence next year that he will be hired away, we should change it back to something that would work for a 34 year old Boldin. I don't know why I didn't think of that.




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    Re: Who would you Rather Keep? Boldin or Ellerbe

    Only because the Ravens have done so well in the past filling ILB with loose parts do I say Boldin.

    Whereas our track record with finding WRs is.... yeah.

    We are also well positioned to strengthen the D line (which will help the ILBs) with the way the draft is shaping up (where at least one good DE or NT should be available at the end of the first), and how even a decent ILB prospect like Kevin Reddick looks to be available at the end of the third. There are also some decent low cost vet FA options. We could plug and get by.

    I don't see nearly as clearly how we would replace Boldin. If somebody showed me a Boldin-replacement scenario that's more plausible to me than the above "Ellerbe replacement scenario" I could certainly be convinced to change my mind about this one.




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    Re: Who would you Rather Keep? Boldin or Ellerbe

    Boldin because I'm not convinced that Ellerbe will be able to stay healthy when he gets his payday. Injuries just seem to find certain players. Ellerbe has never been on the field for a complete season.




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    If I had to pick...Boldin.

    I just think he is a better player than Ellerbe and he is significantly more durable.

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    Ellerbe but I just hope we keep one of them
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    Re: Who would you Rather Keep? Boldin or Ellerbe

    On top of the positional value, success the team has had at finding players to fill the position, likelyhood of repeating past success, and health...

    Having Boldin for next year, you're only committed for next year and does not come with future cap ramifications.




  9. #24

    Re: Who would you Rather Keep? Boldin or Ellerbe

    Ellerbe in a heartbeat
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    Re: Who would you Rather Keep? Boldin or Ellerbe

    If there is no one else available to bring in at ILB, then I choose Ellerbe.

    If we can extend Boldin, and then have enough money to bring in a player like Brad Jones from the Packers (who I like as much as Ellerbe), then I take the pair of them over Ellerbe.




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    Re: Who would you Rather Keep? Boldin or Ellerbe

    Quote Originally Posted by RustonRifle View Post
    Boldin because I'm not convinced that Ellerbe will be able to stay healthy when he gets his payday. Injuries just seem to find certain players. Ellerbe has never been on the field for a complete season.
    Ditto. The Packers right now have some issues with the cap and are expected to let go of Jones or Hawk. Jones is capable of being a 3 down ILB while Hawk is more of a 2 down run stopper. Jones played well last year in all 16 games and Hawk has played 16 games for several seasons.

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    Re: Who would you Rather Keep? Boldin or Ellerbe

    I would rather not keep either one. Let Ellerbe sign with another team so they can see what it is like to pay a guy six million per year to miss six games per year. Let Boldin go and try to separate somewhere else.
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    BOLDIN BABY! He is such a weapon and assist to allow pitta and smith to get open routes. He's a leader of that receiving core




  14. #29

    Re: Who would you Rather Keep? Boldin or Ellerbe

    Great question Gota and a good set of arguments for both sides by most. I lean towards keeping Q in your hypothetical for the reason mentioned above; The Ravens track record with both positions. They are much better at finding talented players on D then they ate at WR. He is a much more proven albeit underutilized player then Ellerbe and his skill set translates well to the aging process. He is hardly ever hurt enough to miss games, and Q is always in superb shape. We can not say those things about Ellerbe.




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    Re: Who would you Rather Keep? Boldin or Ellerbe

    I'm not holding Ellerbe's injury history against him, but I'd still rather keep Boldin under this hypothetical "you can only keep one" scenario. Boldin had a lot to do with Flacco's postseason success. I certainly don't agree that he would be easy to replace.




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