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    Byrne Identity: Inside the Ravens 2013 Draft War Room



    Love these kinds of articles. Notice the little tidbit at the end. John Simon is signed, sealed and delivered.

    http://www.baltimoreravens.com/news/...1-9472564403fc




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    Re: Byrne Identity: Inside the Ravens 2013 Draft War Room

    I thought this bit from the link was especially cool:

    "When Ozzie called Aaron Mellette to tell the Elon receiver we were taking him in the seventh round, this is what we heard Ozzie say: “Yes, this is real. This is Ozzie Newsome of the Baltimore Ravens. No, no, this is no joke. Look at the area code: 4-1-0, that’s Baltimore. Really, yes, really.” After convincing him that he was being drafted by us, Oz handed the phone to Coach Harbaugh. Harbs welcomed him to the Ravens and then said: “He dropped the phone, I think. Aaron, are you there? Aaron? I think they’re watching his name on ESPN right now. Aaron, are you there? I can hear a lot of shouting and screaming. There you are. Guess you and your family were watching TV.”

    Fun. We shouldn’t forget how dramatic it is for these young men to be drafted. Not to mention getting drafted by the Super Bowl champs."




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    Re: Byrne Identity: Inside the Ravens 2013 Draft War Room

    I liked the 'I'm Just Sayin' section. Seems like some guys of high character -- at least on first impression. Simon asking to use the weight room after he signed is contract made me very, very happy.
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    Re: Byrne Identity: Inside the Ravens 2013 Draft War Room

    Quote Originally Posted by psuraven View Post
    Love these kinds of articles. Notice the little tidbit at the end. John Simon is signed, sealed and delivered.

    http://www.baltimoreravens.com/news/...1-9472564403fc
    John Simon is a workout monster, guy is strong as an ox.

    Love reading the Byrne Identity - great glimpse of what happens around the team.




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    Re: Byrne Identity: Inside the Ravens 2013 Draft War Room

    I loved the part about how Steve Bisciotti was encouraging the scouts to stand up for their guys. Hands off when it counts, but the man knows personnel management! Best owner in the NFL.
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    Re: Byrne Identity: Inside the Ravens 2013 Draft War Room

    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: Byrne Identity: Inside the Ravens 2013 Draft War Room

    I was about to make this thread before I saw it here. Man, we are very fortunate to have a team built the way it is. Cool stories about Mellette and Simon too.

    I just watched the rookie camp video and there isn't really much to see except Elam looks to be a bullet to the ball.




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    Re: Byrne Identity: Inside the Ravens 2013 Draft War Room

    "He makes you look in the mirror & ask yourself, Are we doing enough for this team?"

    That's impressive.




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    You can call me soft. Being an arhlete my whole life i know what these guys sacrificed and suffered through. Im very happy for each and everyone to see there dreams come true. Even those udfas that likely wont make it, they still get to be in an nfl camp and thats something knly a small percentage can say. Congrats fellas.
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    Re: Byrne Identity: Inside the Ravens 2013 Draft War Room

    Quote Originally Posted by lobachevsky View Post
    "He makes you look in the mirror & ask yourself, Are we doing enough for this team?"

    That's impressive.
    I'm a big OSU fan and was so pumped when I heard his named called. Absolute beast. Urban said it best, "He is a grown ass man". A future leader on this team for sure.




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    Mellette getting drafted




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    Quote Originally Posted by Iscull View Post
    I'm a big OSU fan and was so pumped when I heard his named called. Absolute beast. Urban said it best, "He is a grown ass man". A future leader on this team for sure.
    I knew nothing about Simon before we drafted him. I've been going through and watching games of Simon and our other picks. Man I'm really happy we got Simon. Every OSU fan seems to love the guy including urban as you mentioned. I think he's going to contribute day 1 on 3rd downs.


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    Simon could end up being the best pick in this draft class. That guy could become VERY good.

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    Re: Byrne Identity: Inside the Ravens 2013 Draft War Room

    http://www.baltimoreravens.com/video...3-08cad5866f69

    Crikey, look at those arms. I think I'm in love with this guy! There'll be some fun in that weight room with him and Brandon Williams.




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    Re: Byrne Identity: Inside the Ravens 2013 Draft War Room

    On the face of it, this is probably the best defensive draft we've had since when? I mean you could easily make an argument that our top five picks from this year will all at least be major contributors on this team in their rookie years.




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