Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 28 of 28
  1. #16
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Mt. Arrogance in the middle of the .11 rolling acres of The Windbag Estates
    Posts
    4,492

    Re: Jaguars radio guy fawning over the Ravens



    Quote Originally Posted by leachisabeast View Post
    I wish the best for the Jags, but they just don't have the foundation built to ever be like the Ravens IMO. Its really hard to build a team in the salary cap era without mass spending in one offseason like what the Phins did which is never a really good solution and can lead to major issues down the line.
    Disagree. 2 or 3 really good drafts can change things in a hurry.

    That is the hard part. Spending in FA is the fool's way to try and change a franchise. FA should be for supplemental players, not your way to find game changers.




  2. #17
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    "Merry old England"
    Posts
    9,307
    Blog Entries
    4

    Re: Jaguars radio guy fawning over the Ravens

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    Disagree. 2 or 3 really good drafts can change things in a hurry.

    That is the hard part. Spending in FA is the fool's way to try and change a franchise. FA should be for supplemental players, not your way to find game changers.
    Jacksonville are more than 2 or 3 draft picks away from competing in the AFC South. They have a hole in nearly every position, and their QB totally sucks. Its not easy to find a decent QB let alone a franchise QB, and there isn't much talent in this years class of QBs.




  3. #18

    Re: Jaguars radio guy fawning over the Ravens

    Quote Originally Posted by leachisabeast View Post
    Jacksonville are more than 2 or 3 draft picks away from competing in the AFC South. They have a hole in nearly every position, and their QB totally sucks. Its not easy to find a decent QB let alone a franchise QB, and there isn't much talent in this years class of QBs.
    Greg did say 2-3 drafts, which can equal 10-15 playrs...

    They have a LT, a RB and... not much else. They had a NT but he went to Denver. They may hve a WR, kind of have a TE...

    So yeah, they need 10-15 players, which can possibly come in 2-3 drafts.




  4. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    Disagree. 2 or 3 really good drafts can change things in a hurry.

    That is the hard part. Spending in FA is the fool's way to try and change a franchise. FA should be for supplemental players, not your way to find game changers.
    In the long run, it won't matter much unless they hit on a QB.

    When you look back at our teams from 2001-2007, we routinely had good drafts and had 3 HOF players in or near their prime for most of those years and we still were inconsistent from year to year and never honestly looked like a Super Bowl team with the exception of the 2006 year with McNair. Our QB play was pretty bad and that capped our ceiling.

    You have to get a good QB if you have any hopes of getting to and staying in that upper tier of teams.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
    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.




  5. #20
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    13,453
    Blog Entries
    5

    Re: Jaguars radio guy fawning over the Ravens

    But where are they gonna find a franchise QB. They thought they had one with Leftwich.

    Tags wanted to put teams in the Sunbelt because it's big on college football with the best
    conference in the country - the SEC.

    But he didn't know the prob in Jax is that most of the people there are transplants from around
    the country either old retireees form up north or people moving there with their companies.

    Nobody in Jax is from Jax-lol. They all root for their home town teams and go to games when
    they visit the Jags. Opposing colors always dominate the old Gator Bowl.

    Tags showed a map taken at night of the east coast from outer space. You could see every street light lit up from Florida to Main. The entire east coast was lit up. But the further west you go the less lights there were. Just some dots in St Louis, Cinci and Kansas City. Past there it was
    completely dark til you get to Denver and nothing til California.

    Over 50% of the country is in 2.9% of its land mass so Tags thought he had something in
    JAX with all the lights lit up but didn't know they were all college fans and transplants from
    around the country.

    He put a team in Charlotte because the Nations Bank lent the NFL the money for replacement teams during the strike in the 80s which broke the union's back with the promise that the NFL would put a team in Charlotte and they did. Bank of America bought out that bank.




  6. #21
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    2,425
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Jaguars radio guy fawning over the Ravens

    Jacksonville is full of rednecks who sell out the Jags stadium with 80,000+ for Monster Truck Madness but can't put 50k a week in the seats for NFL games. They tarp 12,000 seats and then the owner buys the remaining tickets and calls the games sellouts when they are far from it.

    As for Jax and how far away they are, who knows.. I think Blackmon will be a damned good receiver. Reminds me of a young T.O. And Cecil Shorts is a really talented guy who caught a lot of passes last season. So at WR I'd say they are close. If MJD stays healthy he's a great RB.. But they do need a franchise QB.. and their defense is like a block of swiss cheese.

    They are a couple years away at minimum.




  7. #22
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    2,425
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Jaguars radio guy fawning over the Ravens

    Quote Originally Posted by AirFlacco View Post


    BTW, how much did the Rams get? I wonder why the kid wanted to sell.
    The Rams had just been valued at around $900 million when Georgia died. Chip and his wife were stuck with a massive estate tax bill on the 60% that Georgia owned. They couldn't come close to paying the tax bill without selling their stock in the team.

    Kroenke paid somewhere around $500 million to take over controlling interest. He also agreed to sell off the Avalanche and Nuggets within 5 years of buying the Rams. He still owns all 3 teams and rumors are he will fight the NFL next year when the time comes for him to be rid of his other two franchises.




  8. #23

    Re: Jaguars radio guy fawning over the Ravens

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenboy2003 View Post
    Jacksonville is full of rednecks who sell out the Jags stadium with 80,000+ for Monster Truck Madness but can't put 50k a week in the seats for NFL games. They tarp 12,000 seats and then the owner buys the remaining tickets and calls the games sellouts when they are far from it.
    This was certainly true when I went there in 2000. When I went there for that terrible goat-rope of a game in 2011 the stadium was pretty full - although there were a lot of Ravens fans there lol!

    That game sure sucked. But at least the Jags Fans sing our National Anthem (the only good thing about that game ). Pretty funny actually. All the Jacksonville Fans are singing the Star Spangled Banner, and the Baltimore Fans (you know the ones who are from the town where the Banner was written ) are dumbass silent, except when they yelled "O!" which was a bit muffled because most of the fans in the stadium were singing the National Anthem lol!
    If you break the rules you can't make the rules.
    - Remove Coach Tomlin from the NFL Competition committee.




  9. #24
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Mt. Arrogance in the middle of the .11 rolling acres of The Windbag Estates
    Posts
    4,492

    Re: Jaguars radio guy fawning over the Ravens

    Quote Originally Posted by leachisabeast View Post
    Jacksonville are more than 2 or 3 draft picks away from competing in the AFC South. They have a hole in nearly every position, and their QB totally sucks. Its not easy to find a decent QB let alone a franchise QB, and there isn't much talent in this years class of QBs.
    Who said picks? I said drafts, which means several picks. In 2 or 3 seasons things change dramatically in the NFL.




  10. #25
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    2,425
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Jaguars radio guy fawning over the Ravens

    Quote Originally Posted by Real Fan Dan View Post
    This was certainly true when I went there in 2000. When I went there for that terrible goat-rope of a game in 2011 the stadium was pretty full - although there were a lot of Ravens fans there lol!

    That game sure sucked. But at least the Jags Fans sing our National Anthem (the only good thing about that game ). Pretty funny actually. All the Jacksonville Fans are singing the Star Spangled Banner, and the Baltimore Fans (you know the ones who are from the town where the Banner was written ) are dumbass silent, except when they yelled "O!" which was a bit muffled because most of the fans in the stadium were singing the National Anthem lol!
    Me and my wife were at the 2011 game. Our section was 80% Ravens fans. When we got to the "OH!" part of the anthem, this African American guy taps me on the shoulder and says, "Yo' dog, what the hell was that?". Made for a good laugh. Probably the only time I laughed that entire night. UGGGH.




  11. #26

    Re: Jaguars radio guy fawning over the Ravens

    Jags under Weaver started out well with Coughlin being both the original GM and Head Coach. Made it to the AFC Championship game in their 2nd year. With the performance, the locals figured the NFL was no more difficult than the SEC and the Jags should be 14-2 every year without any problems. After a couple more years Coughlin's hard ass routine tore the heart and soul of the the team - exit Coughlin and enter delRio. Jack got a mini renaissance for a couple of years of competitive football and then the continued poor drafts by the front office headed the team to the port-a-pot. The near 500 year delRio posted in 2011 had to have been a amazing job of coaching, since the same core group of players did their 2-14 season in 2012.

    I too felt Baltimore was robbed during the expansion dog & pony games, that being said, I am glad the Mr. Model and the hand of reason decided to move the Browns to become the Ravens. The Ravens front office has had a steady hand on the helm and continues to plot winning courses - and it isn't done with smoke and mirrors - just hard nosed football.




  12. #27
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Columbia, MD
    Posts
    448

    Re: Jaguars radio guy fawning over the Ravens

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenboy2003 View Post
    Jacksonville is full of rednecks who sell out the Jags stadium with 80,000+ for Monster Truck Madness but can't put 50k a week in the seats for NFL games. They tarp 12,000 seats and then the owner buys the remaining tickets and calls the games sellouts when they are far from it.

    As for Jax and how far away they are, who knows.. I think Blackmon will be a damned good receiver. Reminds me of a young T.O. And Cecil Shorts is a really talented guy who caught a lot of passes last season. So at WR I'd say they are close. If MJD stays healthy he's a great RB.. But they do need a franchise QB.. and their defense is like a block of swiss cheese.

    They are a couple years away at minimum.

    The black-out rule is archaic and stupid. If they really wanted to make it stick, they should have it determined by turnstile attendance as a percentage of capacity (like requiring XX% by kick-off, or they switch to another game). But preferably it should be removed altogether. That way, owners could make their stadiums as big as they wanted, and not have to worry about the games being blocked out. Isn't it a bit odd that there are several college stadiums over 100,000, but no pro stadiums except for Jerryworld?




  13. #28
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Deltona, Fl
    Posts
    1

    Re: Jaguars radio guy fawning over the Ravens

    Jax is doo-doo, I live 85 miles south, and the locals think Gabbert is the answer. Sorry but Gabbert will ruin Blackmon, quicker than Boller ruined Heap.

    Jax will never be what, the Ravens FO has done.




Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Russell Street Report Website Design by D3Corp Ocean City Maryland