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    Bobby Rainey - In retrospect, a mistake?







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    Re: Bobby Rainey named NFC offensive player of the week

    I knew it was a mistake to release him. Stupid Ravens Front Office.




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    Re: Bobby Rainey named NFC offensive player of the week

    Quote Originally Posted by ravenwoman View Post
    I knew it was a mistake to release him. Stupid Ravens Front Office.
    I don't know if you're serious or not. I absolutely believe it was a mistake to cut him, and I said so at the time. I don't, however, think it makes the FO stupid; I just think it was a stupid move by the FO. They clearly have more hits than misses, though, so in the big picture I don't consider them to be a stupid front office at all. Even excellent FOs, which the Ravens are, make mistakes. And this, IMO, was one of them.




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    Re: Bobby Rainey named NFC offensive player of the week

    Did the Ravens release him to protect Ray Rice???

    I felt that Rainey was an upgrade on Rice, and he was exiled so it wasn't so apparent how bad Ray Rice is

    I bet Rainey is 1/3 second faster than Ray Rice in 40yd dash.




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    Hindsight 20/20 lads
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    Re: Bobby Rainey named NFC offensive player of the week

    Quote Originally Posted by webbrick2007 View Post
    Did the Ravens release him to protect Ray Rice???

    I felt that Rainey was an upgrade on Rice, and he was exiled so it wasn't so apparent how bad Ray Rice is

    I bet Rainey is 1/3 second faster than Ray Rice in 40yd dash.
    I got ripped when I suggested that Rainey displayed the explosiveness that Rice "used to" display. People came on here and said: "What do you mean USED TO display?" And then there were the posts that said we didn't need Rainey because he was too similar in his running style to Rice, as if a team can't have enough good running backs with the same style. Then there were the people who said Rainey hadn't really shown anything and that he was just a "pre season" wonder who really didn't prove he could run with the first teamers. And so it goes. (I guess next we'll hear from people saying the Ravens didn't have the roster space for Rainey; the Ravens don't have a crystal ball to predict how someone will pan out (see Post #5), etc.)

    (Whether or not the Ravens cut Rainey to protect Rice is an interesting question. We'll never know. All I know is I liked what I saw in Rainey, and apparently so did Ray Rice's former college head coach.)




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    Re: Bobby Rainey named NFC offensive player of the week

    Quote Originally Posted by runrayrun27 View Post
    Hindsight 20/20 lads
    Wrong. His skills were on full display for 2 years. It's got nothing to do with hindsight. It's got everything to do, however, with foresight.




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    Re: Bobby Rainey named NFC offensive player of the week

    Just look at who they signed to be the #3 back afer they let Rainey go.

    Bernard Scott and Shaun Draughn.

    Both are smaller, quick, speedy backs with good return and receiving skills. Guess what Rainey has?
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    Re: Bobby Rainey named NFC offensive player of the week

    NFC thread?
    I want a Flacco jersey! Johnny Bench wore #5




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    Re: Bobby Rainey named NFC offensive player of the week

    It's clear as day that the Ravens didn't sign Bobby Rainey to protect Rice's feelings.

    They had so so many chances to still sign Rainey. So many chances.




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    Re: Bobby Rainey named NFC offensive player of the week

    Quote Originally Posted by CincyCat View Post
    NFC thread?
    There is more of a Ravens nexus when discussing Bobby Rainey than Vontaze Burfict winning a POW award.
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    Re: Bobby Rainey named NFC offensive player of the week

    Quote Originally Posted by PurpleApocalypse37 View Post
    It's clear as day that the Ravens didn't sign Bobby Rainey to protect Rice's feelings.

    They had so so many chances to still sign Rainey. So many chances.
    I think they figured that they could stash him on the PS again.

    Bad move.

    I mean, was keeping Rainey over Stokely really that big of a deal? I know Stoke is hurt, but really?

    They could have resigned Rainey after the Browns cut him.
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