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  1. #31

    Re: Goodbye Vontae Leach



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    Re: Goodbye Vontae Leach

    *sigh*

    I get why they are doing it, I just don't like it. Since June 1st has come and gone, how does cutting/trading him affect next years cap? I would think that they would attempt to minimize any dead $$ threats with the bigger contracts coming into play.

    I doubt he gets traded due to no one using FBs and our desperation to free up some $$ (same as Anquan situation accept we got a pick out it). I can only be ok with this in the event that this will somehow make the team better because Vonte does just that.

    I see the speculation on WRs, so that could be it. It would be for a younger vet WR, I'm sure like a Maclin /Cruz type WR who are each 25 and 26 yrs old.

    I also think about our schedule against teams that are strong up the middle like the Pats, Steelers, Bengals, Texans, etc. I would have liked to see someone mashing the ILB of those teams.

    Sad either way I slice it. Vonte was a Raven man.




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    Re: Goodbye Vontae Leach

    Leach just doesn't fit Caldwell's offense. Hopefully the $$ saved will be used to sign a WR.
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    Sad to see him leave. We really are making a commitment to turning a new page
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    Re: Goodbye Vontae Leach

    Damn! I'm gonna miss him blowing up guys. If they sign a proven possession receiver, then all will be forgiven.




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    Yeh Caldwell barely used him in the SB. Still hate to see him go.


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    Re: Goodbye Vontae Leach

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    Vonta Leach confirms his impending departure on Twitter, saying, among other things, "My time here is up"
    A ring, multiple all-pro selections, a huge contract (for his position), and played with 2 HoFers and 2-3 other guys that are/were clearly the best at their positions. Nothing but good times.
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  8. #38

    Re: Goodbye Vontae Leach

    assuming they sign no one, and head into the season w/ 6.5m in cap space, they'll be able to carry that over to next year when we have some TOUGH decisions w/ Suggs and Ngata. Cap dollars are always scarce when you draft like the Ravens and your homegrown talent becomes expensive.




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    Re: Goodbye Vontae Leach

    Quote Originally Posted by kronusthebonus View Post
    assuming they sign no one, and head into the season w/ 6.5m in cap space, they'll be able to carry that over to next year when we have some TOUGH decisions w/ Suggs and Ngata. Cap dollars are always scarce when you draft like the Ravens and your homegrown talent becomes expensive.
    Very good point about Ngata/Suggs. I see Suggs as a possible cap casualty after this season.




  10. #40

    Re: Goodbye Vontae Leach

    Quote Originally Posted by Paintballguy View Post
    Very good point about Ngata/Suggs. I see Suggs as a possible cap casualty after this season.
    Suggs cap # next year goes down and it's the last year of his contract. If he plays well I think he's safe. If the achilles injury continues to slow him down he probably goes.

    How well is Ngata going to have to play this year to justify 16m in 2014? That's a huge salary.

    I do expect one of them will have to go after this season.

    I see them spending all of the cap number to field the best team they can and worry about next year after the season. While they have an eye towards the future, the team wants to win now.




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    Re: Goodbye Vonta Leach

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    This is and always was about value.

    It doesn't make good fiscal sense to pay him that number next year.

    I don't think this necessarily means the team is looking for other moves. Rather, it's setting the stage for next off season.
    The Ravens aren't one to waste cap space.

    No reason to release him if that space won't be used.




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    Re: Goodbye Vontae Leach

    In ozzie we trust...but anyone expecting an A for B move here, don't hold your breath. It didn't happen with Boldin, it didn't happen with Pollard, or any other vet really.

    Laughably, it could be releasing Leach to add JaMarcus Russell...
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    Re: Goodbye Vonta Leach

    Quote Originally Posted by bt12483 View Post
    The Ravens aren't one to waste cap space.

    No reason to release him if that space won't be used.
    The space can be carried over next year, or used to extend deals.

    I wish this meant a move was coming, but that is not Ozzie's style. We just opening minicamp, this is the time for guys to start proving whether or not we need to ponder a move between now and camp.
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    Re: Goodbye Vonta Leach

    One thing to think about is that the Ravens tend to stay very tight to the cap. At least, it does not 'seem' often that they have so much unused space.
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    Re: Goodbye Vonta Leach

    Juszczyk era begins, would have loved to keep Leach around as that battering ram in short yardage situations and on the goaline but at his salary playing half or less than half of the offensive snaps wasnt gonna work.




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