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    Start looking at the Draft



    This season is over after raising our tickets 33% and we get a team like this. Hey maybe they will cut the price next year.

    Time to look at the Draft




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    Re: Start looking at the Draft

    Quote Originally Posted by ravens138 View Post
    This season is over after raising our tickets 33% and we get a team like this. Hey maybe they will cut the price next year.

    Time to look at the Draft
    25%, not 33% .... and they wont go up again till 2009.
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    Re: Start looking at the Draft

    Good news is we should be in good position to get one of the top three QBs. If not that, I think CB is clearly our next biggest need.
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    DF commented on his show this morning that, based on what he knows of Rolle's health problems, he does not personally think Rolle will be back next year. Hardly a surprise, if true.

    Anyway concerning next year's draft, we have glaring holes at QB and at CB. Ideally we will get one elite player in the 1st round of the draft and another elite player as a free agent, because sub-elite talent at either position will not cut it for a team so well stocked at other positions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by festivus View Post
    DF commented on his show this morning that, based on what he knows of Rolle's health problems, he does not personally think Rolle will be back next year. Hardly a surprise, if true.

    Anyway concerning next year's draft, we have glaring holes at QB and at CB. Ideally we will get one elite player in the 1st round of the draft and another elite player as a free agent, because sub-elite talent at either position will not cut it for a team so well stocked at other positions.
    Rolle won't play again this year IMO.

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    go after samuel, draft a QB, and then see what there is at the top of the second round?




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    ER, I'm ok with that plan...




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    Re: Start looking at the Draft

    I dont know if this has been said anywhere but i think the team should look at trying to trade for Mcnabb. I think the Eagles will look to dump him after the year especially since they have a decent QB waiting behind him. Maybe try to draft another qb in round 1-3 and let him develop for a year or two. I dont think it is a terrible idea because Mcnabb still has a couple of years left in him. Just a thought though.



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    Re: Start looking at the Draft

    Quote Originally Posted by TBOERaven16 View Post
    I dont know if this has been said anywhere but i think the team should look at trying to trade for Mcnabb. I think the Eagles will look to dump him after the year especially since they have a decent QB waiting behind him. Maybe try to draft another qb in round 1-3 and let him develop for a year or two. I dont think it is a terrible idea because Mcnabb still has a couple of years left in him. Just a thought though.



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    Not only know but hell no. Who ever knew that Rush Limbaugh would have been proven right about him?

    He's a career 86 QB rating QB who is on the downside os his career. He isnt doing all that much in Philly this season with no healthy receivers so why bring him here with no real receivers. Not to mention, he is going to demand a huge cap hit.

    Stick with Boller and Smith for now and see how that flies. If that doesnt work, we always have the draft.
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    Re: Start looking at the Draft

    Is it bad that I kind of want us to take a CB this year and suck next year so bad that we get Tim Tebow and finally have a franchise guy we can build around?

    I know that there are like 5 good QB prospects in this draft but honestly I don't know if I'm totally sold on any of them. Tebow is a sure thing.

    And quite frankly, I don't think we are going to turn it around quickly enough to be anything but playoff fodder to the Pats and Colts. Might as well rebuild now when there is an ultra-dominant team instead of when there is a power vacuum and every team has a chance.




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    We have no need to rebuild. Alot of the players that we want to see win the superbowl don't have time to rebuild. We just need to get a CB, and a new Coach. Lets bring Marty to B-more.
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    Re: Start looking at the Draft

    Quote Originally Posted by GreenWave52 View Post
    Is it bad that I kind of want us to take a CB this year and suck next year so bad that we get Tim Tebow and finally have a franchise guy we can build around?

    I know that there are like 5 good QB prospects in this draft but honestly I don't know if I'm totally sold on any of them. Tebow is a sure thing.

    And quite frankly, I don't think we are going to turn it around quickly enough to be anything but playoff fodder to the Pats and Colts. Might as well rebuild now when there is an ultra-dominant team instead of when there is a power vacuum and every team has a chance.
    Agreed on most of your post, however as much as I love Tebow, we won't be bad enough to be that high in the draft to get him. I agree that he's a sure thing, but he has the mentality of a fullback and I don't know how long he'd last in the NFL the way he runs.......but I'd take him in a heartbeat!!!

    I honestly could deal with a Boller/Smith tandem next year as long as we got Dennis Dixon in next years draft.....he could sit and learn our offense (should only take a few weeks ) and absorb NFL speed and defensive schemes......




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    Right, Dixon makes sense, he's got enough athletic ability himself to keep defenses honest. Someone will have to account for him or else he'll take off and run 80 yards if you leave him a massive hole. That makes things easier for the entire offense.

    I'd be all for bringing in Dixon and hiring the Oregon OC as the QB coach this year...the guy obviously knows how to work with Dixon to get better results...look at the level of play between years with Dixon. There's a guy that can work with a QB to take him to the next level. Bring him along. Not only that, it'll help Dixon's comfort level in adjusting.

    CB makes a lot of sense. So does a DE or DT that can actually generate a pass rush. Long out of VA wouldn't upset me at all as a 1st round pick.




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    Re: Start looking at the Draft

    I don't know much about specific players, but here's where I'd assess need...

    QB - 7 out of 10 - Only because I think Boller has proved he can be a decent player when we need him to. He hasn't proven he can be the ultimate answer, but I think we could afford to draft a middle round guy, groom him while Boller starts, then let that guy take over in a few years

    HB - 2 out of 10 - McGahee is showing he can get things done with a decent OL...actually in this case, even without one. Not sure what Musa's contract status after this year is, or where we think P.J. Daniels/Cory Ross will be next year, in terms of a 3rd down back to spell McGahee. Probably just need a FA for that.

    WR - 6 out of 10 - Clayton has been abysmal this year, but I want to believe it's the injury. Mason has done everything he can this year, but I can't imagine he'd want to put himself through another year of this, in which case we need a big receiver, but we'd likely look for a FA for that. Demetrius Williams needs to step up, but he's still young. Figurs has shown his skills as returner, would like to see him add WR threat to that.

    OL - 5 out of 10 - Gaither is the future at LT, and Terry and Yanda can duke it out at RT. Brown and Grubbs and Chester are the future interior OL. That said, wouldn't hurt to get some competition, just probably not a 1st or 2nd round pick

    DL - 4 out of 10 - Pryce will return to form and remain a dominant member of our DL. Gregg and Ngata are super troopers. We need depth, as shown with the injury to Pryce, and can you even name the backup to Ngata and Gregg?

    LB - 7 out of 10 - Scott and Johnson are cool. Ray is aging, and we need to start planning for his phase out. Suggs, if he leaves, will need to be replaced bigtime.

    CB - 10 out of 10 - Rolle should be no better than a nickel back. Martin has potential, maybe he plays up to expectations, but I doubt he's got the ability of a good #2 cover corner. Pittman should be cut. Our main weakness, as I see it.

    FS/SS - 2 out of 10 - Landry and Reed are good, when the rest of the secondary is as well
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