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  1. #31

    Re: Tight End Options Going Forward



    visanthe shiancoe will be signed. He was already under consideration prior to Pitta's injury. Why is everyone so high on Fustenburg? A guy with only 60 college receptions and 5 career tds.




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    Re: Tight End Options Going Forward

    Quote Originally Posted by Bhcforlife View Post
    Dallas Clark. He had 47 catches and 4 TDs last year. Comparatively, Pitta had 61 and 7. I don't see how that is washed up and believe he could definitely help the team as the #2. The problem of course is that he can't block, so you'd have him and Dickson and neither can block. If not him, Shiancoe, as has also been mentioned.

    I am not okay with a couple rookies being relied on to pick up the slack. If we were talking a first or second round guy, okay, but we aren't. There was a reason Furstenburg was undrafted and Juice is coming from Harvard, to expect either to step in and produce at a reasonable #2 level in this offense, this year, is probably asking too much. At least that is how I feel about it.
    Agreed
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  3. #33

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    Of course neither rookie would be like Pitta right away but come on let's see what the young guys have to prove on the field. I don't get let's bring in a vet thing. Only vet I would want to bring back is Leach.




  4. #34

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    Quote Originally Posted by AirFlacco View Post
    You can't expect a rookie from Harvard and especially an un-drafted rookie
    from MD to step up big time to take Pitta's place. As Phil Savage said, the Juice's
    main contribution his first year will be on special teams and catch a few passes as
    TE/H-BACK and he'll be no Leach knocking heads off as lead blocker. That takes
    time to do, even for Leach.

    Before this posters here had Furstenburg making the practice squad. Now
    he's the second coming at TE.

    You can be sure Oz will bring in some veteran TE.
    Literally no one is expecting Furstenburg and Jusczyzk to "step up big time and take Pitta's place". People just expect them to be adequate backups for Ed Dickson. At least adequate enough to not warrant wasting money on a stiff like Clark or Shiancoe




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    Re: Tight End Options Going Forward

    Except the "backup" TE isn't really a backup in this offense. The "backup" TE is going to see almost as much time as the "starter".

    AW said on Twitter there is mutual interest between the Ravens and Shiancoe. So it sounds like that is who it would/will be if they want a veteran.




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    Re: Tight End Options Going Forward

    Did Kellen Winslow sign with the Jets?
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    Re: Tight End Options Going Forward

    Quote Originally Posted by AirFlacco View Post
    You can't expect a rookie from Harvard and especially an un-drafted rookie
    from MD to step up big time to take Pitta's place.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bhcforlife View Post
    I am not okay with a couple rookies being relied on to pick up the slack. If we were talking a first or second round guy, okay, but we aren't. There was a reason Furstenburg was undrafted and Juice is coming from Harvard, to expect either to step in and produce at a reasonable #2 level in this offense, this year, is probably asking too much. At least that is how I feel about it.
    Ed Dickson's numbers last year were 21 receptions for 225 yds and 0 TD's. Juice or Furstenburg can easily fill those numbers as the #2 TE (assuming Leach comes back and Juice is at TE). The question is not that, the question is whether Ed can step up and fill Pitta's numbers. Ed has the talent to fill or even exceed those numbers (remember his 2011 numbers) but will he have the dropsies again this year? IMO Ozzie will wait 2-3 weeks and evaluate whether Ed can be that #1 TE this year. If Dickson's hands hold up through practice and the first couple preseason games then I think Ozzie stands pat with Dickson and the rookies. If Dickson has butter fingers again then my guess is Ozzie goes and gets either Clark, Shiancoe, or Kevin Boss.
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  8. #38

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    5.3 under the cap now. Might be too expensive to get Leach and another FA unless they come cheap.




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    Re: Tight End Options Going Forward

    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    Did Kellen Winslow sign with the Jets?
    Yes. One yr deal for 840k.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfish View Post
    5.3 under the cap now. Might be too expensive to get Leach and another FA unless they come cheap.
    I personally think that a passing catching TE with experience is way more important to the Ravens success than Leach now.




  11. #41

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    Will we get additional cap space when we IR Pitta?




  12. #42

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    Nope




  13. #43

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravensnhokies View Post
    I personally think that a passing catching TE with experience is way more important to the Ravens success than Leach now.
    Yesterday I wouldn't have said that. Today I agree with you.




  14. #44

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    Let's get real regarding this fantasy about rookies replacing Pitta. Coupled with the loss of Boldin, this season could quickly go down the shitter unless someone competent & experienced can show up at the TE position. Dickson has shown that he's not an impact player, Bajema is inept, and please, no rookie sensations. Clark or Shiancoe are the only real options.

    This is eerily similar to the last time the Ravens tried to repeat as SB Champs. Gave away a great offensive weapon (Priest Holmes), only to see the guy looking to replace him (Jamal) go down for the season in a freak training camp accident. Substitute Boldin for Priest, and Pitta for Jamal. Sucks,
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    Re: Tight End Options Going Forward

    We have a #2 TE. His name is Bajema. He'll block and now catch a few passes.He's not grerat but what #3 TE is? But he's easily better than the rookie from Maryland who has little college experience running routes and will be totally out of his depth trying to break a jam in the NFL. Probably we'll get a scrap heap vet TE. I almost think that the team will give a thought to one of the depth OLB's to be an emergency TE before relying on Furstenburg. Won't happen I say but they'll think it.

    But right now there's no hurry to sign a Clark or a Lloyd at WR. Give the team a chance to see what the young TE's and WR's do first in practice. Maybe since Shiancoe is already here they sign him for the vet minimum.

    But any TE we sign will be backup only. The position is Dickson's now for better or worse and Bajema will be his backup. Let's just hope they don't get hurt too.

    The most out of the box idea I can imagine is to seriously think of Ray Rice as a slot receiver, besides RB, since Pitta was gonna be a slot TE anyway.




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