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    Ogden leaning toward NOT returning..



    Not really a whole lot new here, other than it's his thoughts as of today:

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/f...,1978914.story
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    Re: Ogden leaning toward NOT returning..

    I heard him on the radio a few times today and he seemed noncommittal.

    He did say it's mostly physical and not mental as far as factors in his decision.

    I have a feeling he's gonna try to get a feel for what it's gonna be like under Harbaugh and that will be the determining factor.

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    Re: Ogden leaning toward NOT returning..

    if it's truly a physical issue, I think he doesn't come back...his body has just taken too much punishment over the years...his character would be the driving force for him returning, and if that's unchanged by the Harbaugh hiring, I think his physical state is just too worn down for a real comeback.

    i'd like to see him go out with a Pro Bowl appearance like this, rather than staying around and just getting more and more worn down. Even his Pro Bowl election this year was done more by name than by performance.
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    Re: Ogden leaning toward NOT returning..

    Quote Originally Posted by purplepoe View Post
    I heard him on the radio a few times today and he seemed noncommittal.

    He did say it's mostly physical and not mental as far as factors in his decision.

    I have a feeling he's gonna try to get a feel for what it's gonna be like under Harbaugh and that will be the determining factor.

    PP

    And this is the perfect opportunity for the new regime in Baltimore to show they have control over the team.

    Ogden is going to the hall of fame. He will be lovingly inducted into the Ring of Honor. But he needs to know that he can't take forever to decide what he's doing this time and effect the development of our younger guys.

    He needs to be given a deadline and told to decide by then or the decision will be made for him.

    Nothing personal.




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    Re: Ogden leaning toward NOT returning..

    Quote Originally Posted by StingerNLG View Post
    And this is the perfect opportunity for the new regime in Baltimore to show they have control over the team.

    Ogden is going to the hall of fame. He will be lovingly inducted into the Ring of Honor. But he needs to know that he can't take forever to decide what he's doing this time and effect the development of our younger guys.

    He needs to be given a deadline and told to decide by then or the decision will be made for him.

    Nothing personal.
    Agreed.

    Somehow though, I don't think he's feeling any pressure from the FO to make a decision.

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    Re: Ogden leaning toward NOT returning..

    Well, it's still early, but by draft day he'll have to stop the wishy-washiness and make a decision.

    I think Adam Terry is ready to step in at LT, with Gaither waiting in the wings.




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    Re: Ogden leaning toward NOT returning..

    Make his mind up for him. Tell him that if he would like to save face, he should retire soon, because his cap space is needed, while he is not.




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    Re: Ogden leaning toward NOT returning..

    He should do whatever is best for the Ravens cap! He earned a shed full of $$$'s - he should go enjoy some of it - and leave us with the best cap position!
    Last edited by UKRaven; 01-29-2008 at 04:25 AM. Reason: typo




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    In the end he probably will retire. But if anyone has earned the right to make us wait for a decision, its JO. The man has been in Baltimore from the start of the franchise, its nice to think he'll almost definately retire a Raven.







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    Re: Ogden leaning toward NOT returning..

    YAWN.

    I wish the Ravens would just move on. This is getting tiresome. It's obvious he doesn't have the fire anymore.


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    Re: Ogden leaning toward NOT returning..

    Quote Originally Posted by UKRavenGordon
    In the end he probably will retire. But if anyone has earned the right to make us wait for a decision, its JO.
    I tend to agree. I don't want to see him stretching this out like Favre has done in recent years, but I also don't see the point in giving him a deadline in the immediate future. Even if he makes a decision to return or retire before the draft, is it going to effect the draft? I don't think it will -- I think his replacements are already on the team.

    He was our very first draft pick, and has been stellar pretty much every season. His occasional sideline temper tantrums have annoyed me, but I agree that he's earned the right to make a decision without being given an arbitrary deadline.




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    Re: Ogden leaning toward NOT returning..

    Quote Originally Posted by camdenyard View Post
    YAWN.

    I wish the Ravens would just move on. This is getting tiresome. It's obvious he doesn't have the fire anymore.
    Right On, Camden! He just does not want it anymore. The team should just plan to go on without him, and if he changes his mind, then we'll adjust - but he better come in with a better mindset than he has had of late.
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    Re: Ogden leaning toward NOT returning..

    Quote Originally Posted by highwater View Post
    I tend to agree. I don't want to see him stretching this out like Favre has done in recent years, .


    I wish he would do that. Put the team on the back and get us to the championship game? Sure, I'll take that, but making us wait, try and figure out plans on whether he stays or goes, NOT make any salary concessions, skip camp, miss a couple of games cause your toe hurts, then half ass it the rest of the way... That's what we got for "our" $7m last year. It would be a great idea to try that again!

    I agree with Stockers, at this point, we should go after "unearned" bonus money. Make him retire, make him dig up some cans of money from his yard, an dput us in a position to be successful, by LEAVING. He'll never spend the money anyways. His grandkids won't miss it.




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    Sorry, but you hear it all the time from players, coaches and FO people.
    This is a business with financial decisions that have to be made.
    When players leave that have been shown nothing but loyalty for a bigger pay day, the first thing you here is that it's a business and they got to take care of their family.

    I highly doubt his decision will have any effect on the draft regardless of what we as fans think they should do on draft day.
    They'll probably still go best player available on their board regardless of what our presasing needs are.

    His delay of a decision could seriously impact free agency I think though.

    Have no idea what his pro-rated portion of his last bonus is for this year but we're stuck with that either way I believe.

    His salary for this year is what we need.
    I'll assume it's at least a couple million if not more.
    That couple to few million could be a deciding factor in acquireing a free agent we desperately need to fill a void in any one of a few positions.


    To me, his deadline should be the start of free agency which I believe is at the end of Febuary.

    A football player is supposed to have that burning desire to get back on the field asap and win a championship.
    That is supposed to be the number one goal at any time!!

    Clearly those thoughts don't appear to be what's going through his head which is reason enough IMO for him to ride off into the sunset and open up the door for somebody else that has that desire.


    He says he wants what's best for the Ravens.

    What's best for the Ravens is a team of 53 players with the burning desire to win a championship, that can't wait to get back onto the field and work for that goal.
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    Re: Ogden leaning toward NOT returning..

    What's best for the Ravens is a team of 53 players with the burning desire to win a championship, that can't wait to get back onto the field and work for that goal.

    Did you just watch "Patton" or something? Damn, I'm inspired now!! Where's the field?


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