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    Re: Bobby Rainey named NFC offensive player of the week



    Rainey's attitude in the preseason was refreshing, along with his productivity. Of course, he never would have been used in our complex offensive scheme. Major screw up.




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    Re: Bobby Rainey named NFC offensive player of the week

    Quote Originally Posted by NCRAVEN View Post
    Unless Rainey can run without any blocking. No they didn't screw up.

    Take a look at Tampa's run game. All their backs have had success this year. And Rainey lit up one of the worse defenses in the league.

    Put him behind this o-line and he's have similar results to Rice or Pierce.
    While I agree with your overall premise, that isn't the point.

    Why get rid of a perfectly good (and cheap) #3 running back? He already knew the system, he certainly was one of the 53 best during the pre-season IMO and clearly the Ravens like carrying 3 backs.
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    Re: Bobby Rainey named NFC offensive player of the week

    Quote Originally Posted by NCRAVEN View Post
    Unless Rainey can run without any blocking. No they didn't screw up.

    Take a look at Tampa's run game. All their backs have had success this year. And Rainey lit up one of the worse defenses in the league.

    Put him behind this o-line and he's have similar results to Rice or Pierce.


    Barry Sanders couldn't run behind our O line.
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    Re: Bobby Rainey named NFC offensive player of the week

    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    While I agree with your overall premise, that isn't the point.

    Why get rid of a perfectly good (and cheap) #3 running back? He already knew the system, he certainly was one of the 53 best during the pre-season IMO and clearly the Ravens like carrying 3 backs.
    So we should have kept a guy who you admit wouldn't have had an impact one way or another due to our O line because he was cheap and knew the system?
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    Re: Bobby Rainey named NFC offensive player of the week

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    So we should have kept a guy who you admit wouldn't have had an impact one way or another due to our O line because he was cheap and knew the system?
    Considering that they ended up replacing him with another guy who isn't having an impact, but doesn't know the system and is more expensive, I'd say yes.




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    Re: Bobby Rainey named NFC offensive player of the week

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    So we should have kept a guy who you admit wouldn't have had an impact one way or another due to our O line because he was cheap and knew the system?
    The Ravens went 1 week with only having two running backs. After the Broncos game they worked out multiple guys and signed Shaun Draughn. He got hurt. Then they signed Bernard Scott, who hasn't dressed yet.

    Both of those guys are experienced return specialists. Both of those guys are smaller, quick backs with decent receiving skills.

    Bobby Rainey has all of those things and was already on the roster.

    So, yes, I would have preferred to see them keep a cheap depth running back that already had experience in the system.

    And what would it matter if he did or did not have an impact?

    Was Rainey more impressive than guys like Aaron Mellette? Brynden Trawick? Anthony Levine?

    In my estimation, he absolutely was better.

    I just think they screwed up by not keeping him and have scrambled to fill the 3rd RB position.
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    Re: Bobby Rainey named NFC offensive player of the week

    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    The Ravens went 1 week with only having two running backs. After the Broncos game they worked out multiple guys and signed Shaun Draughn. He got hurt. Then they signed Bernard Scott, who hasn't dressed yet.

    Both of those guys are experienced return specialists. Both of those guys are smaller, quick backs with decent receiving skills.

    Bobby Rainey has all of those things and was already on the roster.

    So, yes, I would have preferred to see them keep a cheap depth running back that already had experience in the system.

    And what would it matter if he did or did not have an impact?

    Was Rainey more impressive than guys like Aaron Mellette? Brynden Trawick? Anthony Levine?

    In my estimation, he absolutely was better.

    I just think they screwed up by not keeping him and have scrambled to fill the 3rd RB position.
    Well, seeing how none of the 3rd running backs we've signed haven't seen the field either, what good would have keeping Rainey done?
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    Re: Bobby Rainey named NFC offensive player of the week

    Quote Originally Posted by NCRAVEN View Post
    Well, seeing how none of the 3rd running backs we've signed haven't seen the field either, what good would have keeping Rainey done?
    Then why bring in Shaun Draughn, Beanie Wells and Bernard Scott?

    Why sign Draughn and Scott?
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    Re: Bobby Rainey named NFC offensive player of the week

    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    Then why bring in Shaun Draughn, Beanie Wells and Bernard Scott?

    Why sign Draughn and Scott?
    Depth.

    Could they have kept Rainey instead, sure. DId they "screw up" by not keeping him, I don't think they "screwed up". Maybe in hindisght it would have made more sense, but it's not like he'd have been the difference between winning and losing. So in that sense I don't think you can say it was a screw up.
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    Re: Bobby Rainey named NFC offensive player of the week

    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.




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    Sometimes you just have to release players because of a "numbers" game. Yes Rainey had potential but he wasn't good stick around here but just good enough to find a home on a talent deprived 0-8 team by the time he got there. He's had a decent two weeks and now we're going to jump all over the FO because of a "miss". How about we let the season play out first before making such announcemments?




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    Re: Bobby Rainey named NFC offensive player of the week

    Quote Originally Posted by NCRAVEN View Post
    Depth.

    Could they have kept Rainey instead, sure. DId they "screw up" by not keeping him, I don't think they "screwed up". Maybe in hindisght it would have made more sense, but it's not like he'd have been the difference between winning and losing. So in that sense I don't think you can say it was a screw up.

    I see where you're coming from.

    I just think that Rainey is someone they could have and should have kept.
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    Re: Bobby Rainey named NFC offensive player of the week

    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    I see where you're coming from.

    I just think that Rainey is someone they could have and should have kept.
    I don't disagree. I thought that back in preseason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravcolt View Post
    Rainey's attitude in the preseason was refreshing, along with his productivity. Of course, he never would have been used in our complex offensive scheme. Major screw up.
    I really loved seeing him smiling on the sideline. It looked like he was having fun, along with doing well on the field.




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    Re: Bobby Rainey named NFC offensive player of the week

    Quote Originally Posted by NCRAVEN View Post
    Depth.

    Could they have kept Rainey instead, sure. DId they "screw up" by not keeping him, I don't think they "screwed up". Maybe in hindisght it would have made more sense, but it's not like he'd have been the difference between winning and losing. So in that sense I don't think you can say it was a screw up.
    Well...after Jones went out, it sure would have been nice to just bring in Rainey. He did well returning kicks in the preseason. So really...any way you slice it...he was cheap, solid insurance. And yes...the Ravens did blow it. Why is it so hard for some people to just acknowledge that?




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