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    I want to go with Boller.




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    Quote Originally Posted by festivus
    I know. I just worried, and I shouldn't have, that others out there might have been as confused as Tex. I suppose I owe an apology to our lurkers. . .
    festivus, you DO owe the lurkers an apology -- do you really think they are on Tex-level? I think not.




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    I'll go with Boller too. Not that I think he'll get us to the Superbowl. I don't think any QB will be able to get us to the playoffs next year as I see it being a losing season. If we draft a QB and let him sit a year with Boller starting, I could live with that. As far as Troy Smith....sorry, he's never gonna make it.




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    Quote Originally Posted by ExiledRaven View Post
    Rams Game. Next.



    So IF there is a change for next year, who / what do people want?

    I've got Tex down for Matt Ryan at all costs, who else?
    I think Dennis Dixon out of Oregon would be a great fit. He's quite mobile and has a great arm. Matt Ryan ain't bad....I just don't think it's worth all the draft picks we'd have to give up to go get him. We'll still be in the high to low 20's when we pick!

    Here is the key stats for Dixon: 75 for 416 and 7 TD's!!! Thats rushing stats. Since he has a nose for the endzone, it would give the Red-Zone 'O' that many more options!......Think about it, 3 or 4 wideouts and McGahee in the back. Opposing D's would have a tough time covering everyone!!!
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    Yes, another Michael Vick! The last running QB to win a Super Bowl was . . . ?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    Yes, another Michael Vick! The last running QB to win a Super Bowl was . . . ?
    Michael Vick was an idiot on and off the field.

    I never said he had to run, just the ability to run. In fact, I think he would be great in our current offense. He is basically a younger version of Steve McNair! Think about how many times McNair scored TD's in the redzone when all his other options were gone. McNair made it to the Super Bowl with both his arms and his legs!!!
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    Dixon looked pretty good again...it'll be interesting to see what happens. I don't think he'll be able to run the VERY popular spread-option (Illinois also runs that same offense). And will he play baseball instead?

    I was pretty impressed with Todd Boechman's performance against Penn State too. There was the one pick and he got drilled on the blindside, but he's got some GREAT touch on those passes down the field. It was really uncanny how good some of those were...better than I've seen from the recent carousel of professional QBs in town. He's also a junior, so it might be interesting to see if he comes out.




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    Quote Originally Posted by ExiledRaven View Post
    I was pretty impressed with Todd Boechman's performance against Penn State too. There was the one pick and he got drilled on the blindside, but he's got some GREAT touch on those passes down the field. It was really uncanny how good some of those were...better than I've seen from the recent carousel of professional QBs in town. He's also a junior, so it might be interesting to see if he comes out.
    Boeckman did look pretty good last night but I don't think he's gonna come out this year, since he's a Junior. If he does, I doubt he'll be a first-rounder.....




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    I don't think he'll come out either. Too many QBs with higher stock and it'll serve him better to stay in school and be one of the top 2-3 QBs in the draft the following year.

    Funny how I thought that about Colt Brennan and he might be out of the first entirely now.




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    I've watch this one kid play two weeks in a row, so I'm jumping on the bandwagon..... Ravens draft MATT RYAN!!!!




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    Quote Originally Posted by Dade View Post
    I've watch this one kid play two weeks in a row, so I'm jumping on the bandwagon..... Ravens draft MATT RYAN!!!!
    I don't think we'll be high enough to get him! I think we would have to give up a lot of picks as well!?! He does look really good though.
    Last edited by 4G63; 10-29-2007 at 12:15 AM.




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    Ravens draft MATT RYAN!!!!
    A lot of teams will want to draft Matt Ryan -- I doubt he'll just fall into our laps. Unless we trade up, I don't think he'll be on the board when we come up.




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    I actually kind of like the idea of Dixon. With current offensive personnel, a pretty similar offense can be run.

    Hell, the pats basically run that offense without the running. Imagine if there is a solid back in McGahee and a guy like Dixon that is a serious threat to run, even if he doesn't do it often the team will have to spy on him or he could take off.

    Doubtful, and Dixon might get killed because he's a little slight in terms of ability to take NFL punishment. Then there is the baseball thing with him too. That might make him available in the second and the top flight QBs of Brohm, Woodson, and Ryan might be gone in the top 15, leaving very few QB interested teams in a seemingly deep QB class at the moment...




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    Quote Originally Posted by ExiledRaven View Post
    I actually kind of like the idea of Dixon. With current offensive personnel, a pretty similar offense can be run.

    Hell, the pats basically run that offense without the running. Imagine if there is a solid back in McGahee and a guy like Dixon that is a serious threat to run, even if he doesn't do it often the team will have to spy on him or he could take off.
    Yes....someone else is drinking my Kool-Aid!!! That last sentence sums up my feelings perfectly!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by ExiledRaven View Post
    Doubtful, and Dixon might get killed because he's a little slight in terms of ability to take NFL punishment. Then there is the baseball thing with him too. That might make him available in the second and the top flight QBs of Brohm, Woodson, and Ryan might be gone in the top 15, leaving very few QB interested teams in a seemingly deep QB class at the moment...
    I agree completely....he's not a real big guy in terms of bulk! That may help him out in the long run though since he doesn't carry all that bulk, ala McNair!!!




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    Tebow is really the only guy that might be able to run that offense in the NFL well because he's built like a fullback. Of course, once again, Ravens don't stink bad enough (fortunately or unfortunately) for that to happen

    Let's see how things turn out. If the team lays a big typically steamy turd against the Steelers, I think 500 is going to be a challenge for the team this year. If the team suddenly gets its character back and something changes on offense...there is a chance at things. This mainly depends on a few things: Pryce, Rolle, Cmac all need to be healthy...Pittman needs to find a way to get on the field as the nickel back because Ivy is going to be flat out abused by Welker or Stallworth...well, or any receiver that's #2 or #3 quality.

    I'll be back to debate this more after the "big stretch" is done.

    Edit: I found some Dixon footage and I'm liking him a bit more than before. You really need to watch some film before you dismiss the guy.

    1: he's got a gear Vinsanity doesn't have: http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...81830294900977

    2: Check out the balls around :32 and 3:00. I was pretty impressed at how well he hit those targets downfield. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cm0jCiLv9Ds

    We'll see, like I said, still lots of football left to play in both the college season and in the nfl.
    Last edited by ExiledRaven; 10-31-2007 at 11:37 AM.




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