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  1. #31

    Re: This is the Lowest Point for the Ravens (Please read before calling me Chicken Little)



    It sucks to lose players, but I'm happy this chapter of Ravens football is over. I'll miss Ray and Ed so much, but all great things come to an end. The entire landscape of the team is changing.




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    Re: This is the Lowest Point for the Ravens (Please read before calling me Chicken Little)

    Quote Originally Posted by LukeDaniel View Post
    I wouldn't count the Cowboys because both of their titles were before the Ravens had ever played a game. Also, I don't believe they've even reached a NFC Title game in the 17 years since we entered the league. Using them as a benchmark for success just isn't accurate anymore.

    I would much rather be a team like the Bucs who won a Super Bowl ten years and has multiple NFCCG appearances in the last 10-12 years than one that hasn't sniffed even a Super Bowl appearance in nearly two decades.

    If I'm a fan of a certain team, I would much rather have my success spread out than in short bursts.

    I would much rather win a Super Bowl in 2001, 2013, and 2030 (for instance) than win 3 in 1992,1993, 1995, and then not win one in 30 years. In both cases, each franchise won 3 over 33 years, but I would definitely prefer scenario A to scenario B. Totally off base with your post (which was great BTW), but just my two cents.

    I don't think anyone looks at the Cowboys and says "geez, I wish we had their success"
    The Cowboys have only won 2 playoff games since the Ravens have been in the league.
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    Re: This is the Lowest Point for the Ravens (Please read before calling me Chicken Little)

    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    The Cowboys have only won 2 playoff games since the Ravens have been in the league.
    LOL wow. I'm a young guy so when I encounter men in their late 30s and 40s who love the Cowboys it makes me chuckle.




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    Re: This is the Lowest Point for the Ravens (Please read before calling me Chicken Little)

    Quote Originally Posted by Coastergenius View Post
    Or another scenario. We let Flacco go with the RFA tender to the Browns. We get their 6th overall, and their first next year. We're able to sign Ellerbe and extend Boldin long-term. We use the 6th to select one of the stud LT Hall of Famers and let McKinney walk. We turn around use the 32nd to get Geno Smith. And we still have 2 firsts in 2014 to look forward to.
    Geno Smith lasting until 32? LOL
    Although Walsh's system of offense can compensate for lack of talent; however, defense is a different story. According to Walsh, talent on defense was essential and could not be compensated for. What did Walsh do in 1981? He acquired physical and talented players on defense.




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    Re: This is the Lowest Point for the Ravens (Please read before calling me Chicken Little)

    Quote Originally Posted by Spider Webb View Post
    LOL wow. I'm a young guy so when I encounter men in their late 30s and 40s who love the Cowboys it makes me chuckle.
    I bet 80% of 'em can't even find Dallas on an open map of Texas.
    "On their way to the podium, the Ravens FO is going to collectively step over my dead body and select...Breshad Perriman." -- Me, the day before the Draft

    Settle down. John Harbaugh and Joe Flacco's Baltimore Ravens can beat any team, anywhere.

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    Re: This is the Lowest Point for the Ravens (Please read before calling me Chicken Little)

    Is this the new thread?




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    Re: This is the Lowest Point for the Ravens (Please read before calling me Chicken Little)

    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    The Cowboys have only won 2 playoff games since the Ravens have been in the league.
    Yes, my point exactly. They haven't even sniffed a NFC championship game in 17 years. In both instances of them winning a playoff game in the wild card round, they were blown out in the NFC semifinals.




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    I love the doubt about the ravens. Keep sleeping on them.


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    Re: This is the Lowest Point for the Ravens (Please read before calling me Chicken Little)

    In many ways, it's better that Ray Lewis and Ed Reed left the same year. It's preferable to get out all the pain and angst in one fell swoop than to have it dribble out over a few years. That period of Ravens' history was great, it's sad to see it end, but the future is bright and the next chapter to be written will be a damn good one, too. What this team looks like now is not how it will look on September 5th (when that home opener should be played).




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    Re: This is the Lowest Point for the Ravens (Please read before calling me Chicken Little)

    It's hard sometimes, but I just have to believe that Ozzy knows more about football and evaluating players than I do.




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    Re: This is the Lowest Point for the Ravens (Please read before calling me Chicken Little)

    "No, no. We're done. Our D will collapse and Flacco will be ordinary. we will be lucky to be a .500 team next year."
    Let's all keep saying that and act surprised at being 11-5 division winners next January. 'Once again the team no one wants to face...'

    I wish the departed well. They did a great job for us. but consider;
    Reed and Boldin are 30+ in speed positions (and Ed has been banged up)
    Ellerbe goes from #3 ILB (behind Ray and JamMac) to The Man. is he up to it? Bart Scott did well for a couple years but other Ravens LBs have not. and he's been banged up a bit. (BTW, he was an UDFA, not a draftee)
    Kruger had one good season. He might be the piece that puts the Browns D over the top, or a part-time money pit with decent numbers but not a game-changer.
    Pollard is on, what, his fifth team? that's a lot for a brief career. and the NFL just outlawed the head-first hit. Ravens might think he's a problem waiting to happen.
    Ray was maybe more valuable for his leadership this year than his on-field performance (nobody hits the 30+ wall without losing a step or two).
    Birk retired at the right time. Maybe GGrad can replace him, maybe not, but we do have at least one option.
    looking forward to the new talent in the draft (and the UDFAs--imagine how attractive the Ravens will be to them, with openings right away and a track record of signing and developing same--Ellerbe, JamMac, Scott, Demps, Priest Holmes).
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    Re: This is the Lowest Point for the Ravens (Please read before calling me Chicken Little)

    I don't consider this a low point at all...in fact just the opposite...the owner and GM both understand there is no room for sentimentality when trying to win....I'd be seriously disappointed if they didn't recognize the need to let some folks walk....




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