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    Re: Bobby Rainey named NFC offensive player of the week



    Quote Originally Posted by NCRAVEN View Post
    I don't disagree. I thought that back in preseason.
    Then what are you saying now, exactly?




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    Re: Bobby Rainey named NFC offensive player of the week

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post


    Barry Sanders couldn't run behind our O line.
    Yes he could.
    "When questioned, the Elders explained that they were in search of magical powers. However, they're actually searching for the whereabouts of a certain ring. This ring is a legendary treasure that long ago was known to exist"




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    Re: Bobby Rainey - In retrospect, a mistake?

    Oh. And thanks to whoever changed the title.




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    Re: Bobby Rainey named NFC offensive player of the week

    Quote Originally Posted by trailhiker85 View Post
    I will say that I was surprised and disappointed when they cut Rainey before the season opener. I thought he was great depth behind Rice and could return kicks as well. But it's the old 20/20 hindsight thing. Who knew Rice would get the hip flexor and have a subpar year? Nothing to be done about it now, and more power to Rainey for continued success in Tampa. It's worth remembering that the Ravens can probably get an even younger Rainey-like back in the lower rounds of the next draft.
    Really? Then why haven't they done it already?




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    Re: Bobby Rainey named NFC offensive player of the week

    I will say that I think Rainey could have done more catching passes out of the backfield than what Rice has done. The team was aware of Rice's injury issue and we are all aware of Pierce's durability issues. Yet, they still did not put Rainey on the 53.
    "When questioned, the Elders explained that they were in search of magical powers. However, they're actually searching for the whereabouts of a certain ring. This ring is a legendary treasure that long ago was known to exist"




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    Re: Bobby Rainey named NFC offensive player of the week

    Boldin scored his first TD in 4 games and hasn't had a 60 yard game in a long time. He has 600+ yards but 200 is in one game and he is their 3rd WR.

    People say trading him was a mistake.

    Rainey has one career game vs a bad team and fans here go nuts. He made a 48 yd run Sun and had 2 TDs of 3 yds running and 1 TD of 4 yds passing.

    He would have never done that down on the 1 yd line vs GB here or
    anywhere else behind this line.

    He was cut because he consistently can't get that burst coming out of the backfield and two teams cut him. In Miami he had 44 yds the week before and didn't play the week before that.

    Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while.

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    Re: Bobby Rainey named NFC offensive player of the week

    Quote Originally Posted by The Excellector View Post
    Yes he could.
    He could run behind it, he just couldn't get past it.
    We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid. - Benjamin Franklin




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    Re: Bobby Rainey named NFC offensive player of the week

    Quote Originally Posted by RavensRule21215 View Post
    Then what are you saying now, exactly?
    Read the thread, Sir. I really don't have the mental energy of going into 5 pages of breaking it down.
    We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid. - Benjamin Franklin




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    Re: Bobby Rainey named NFC offensive player of the week

    Quote Originally Posted by AirFlacco View Post
    ... In Miami he had 44 yds the week before and didn't play the week before that...
    To be fair, he only had 8 carries (5.6 yd avg), and a TD (the game winner) in the Fins game...plus an 11 yd reception in his only pass target. That's a lot of production for being the secondary RB... Bc




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    Re: Bobby Rainey - In retrospect, a mistake?

    I was surprised and disappointed when Rainey was cut. I thought he did enough to be worthy of the 3rd RB spot. The fact that he was cut so late means the coaching staff thought highly of him, but not enough to keep on the 53 man. Apparently the Browns felt the same way... Bc




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    Re: Bobby Rainey named NFC offensive player of the week

    Quote Originally Posted by NCRAVEN View Post
    He could run behind it, he just couldn't get past it.
    Yes he could.
    "When questioned, the Elders explained that they were in search of magical powers. However, they're actually searching for the whereabouts of a certain ring. This ring is a legendary treasure that long ago was known to exist"




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    Re: Bobby Rainey - In retrospect, a mistake?

    While right now I think we can look back and say it was a mistake, I understood the move when it happened, but I didn't like it. Running back didn't seem to be a position of need, and the surplus of safeties we had were better all-around special teams players than Rainey and that's why he's no longer on the roster. His only ST value is as a returner, and that wasn't enough to keep him on the roster since we had two pretty good backs ahead of him and a Pro Bowl returner. In hindsight, it would have been best to keep him for depth, but I don't think that the Ravens sign Scott or Draughn if Ray and Pierce don't have nagging injuries early in the year.




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    Re: Bobby Rainey - In retrospect, a mistake?

    Ray Rice is in the twilight of his career as a top-flight NFL RB. Pierce is an injury waiting to happen. Going into the season with 2 RBs on the roster and 5 safeties was a serious mistake in roster construction that came back to bite the Ravens almost immediately.

    Keeping Rainey was the correct move for both the present and the future; he would have been good depth this year and an upgrade over Draughn or Scott. In the future, he could have been at worst a change of pace/3rd down back behind Pierce once Rice is cut.

    I don't think there's an argument that cutting Rainey was the right choice--and that has nothing to do with hindsight. The decision was wrong when it was made.




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    Re: Bobby Rainey named NFC offensive player of the week

    Quote Originally Posted by RavensRule21215 View Post
    Really? Then why haven't they done it already?
    Umm ...are you really asking why they haven't drafted a back yet in the 2014 draft?




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    Re: Bobby Rainey named NFC offensive player of the week

    Quote Originally Posted by The Excellector View Post
    Yes he could.
    Well, there goes that joke...
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