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    Re: AFC North predictions for next season



    Quote Originally Posted by pslholder96 View Post
    I'm going to hold off on predictions until training camp arrives. Way to early. In additon our schedule next year is really tough. 5 playoff teams at home and two more who were eliminated from the playoffs (Raiders, Cowboys) on the last weekend of the season. Then we 3 playoff teams on the road and another (Chargers) who seems to have our number lately.
    They don't really "have our number", they had a big win over us this season, other than that we haven't really played them much, and actually won the game in 2009.




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    Re: AFC North predictions for next season

    2012 Ravens predictions

    With Cam - 9W-7L no playoffs. New OC for 2013

    Without Cam (new OC that knows how to utilize Joe) 12W - 4L - Division champs, Superbowl.




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    Quote Originally Posted by rharris1986 View Post
    2012 Ravens predictions

    With Cam - 9W-7L no playoffs. New OC for 2013

    Without Cam (new OC that knows how to utilize Joe) 12W - 4L - Division champs, Superbowl.
    Jesus, Cam's Absence must be one of the most valuable players in the league, right up there w Brady and Manning.




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    Quote Originally Posted by pickles View Post
    Jesus, Cam's Absence must be one of the most valuable players in the league, right up there w Brady and Manning.
    Seriously. Were we just going to go 15-1 three years in a row without him or something? He may not be very good, but it's not like we're incapable of winning the whole thing with him.




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    Quote Originally Posted by perryw9202 View Post
    That being said, next year's home schedule is unlikely to give us an 8-0 record. It includes 5 teams which made the playoffs:

    Patriots
    Giants
    Steelers
    Bengals
    Broncos

    As well as the Cowboys and Raiders. The patsie on the home schedule would be the Browns. 7 pretty good teams in there.
    There isnt one team listed that remotely scares me, considering them this year ofcourse and not knowing what offseason additions they make. were better than all of those teams and i see us getting better not worse. were great at home so i dont see any reason to not end up 8-0 again against the listed. id sooner suggest we end up 11-5 or even 10-6 as our schedule as champions will admittedly be harder. Texans Chargers and Eagles may all be losses and include the steelers and bengals away games and i think youre looking at a realistic outcome.
    -JAB




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    Re: AFC North predictions for next season

    Quote Originally Posted by rharris1986 View Post
    2012 Ravens predictions

    With Cam - 9W-7L no playoffs. New OC for 2013

    Without Cam (new OC that knows how to utilize Joe) 12W - 4L - Division champs, Superbowl.
    With Cam = 4000 bitching posts by RHarris
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    Re: AFC North predictions for next season

    Quote Originally Posted by madmikey View Post
    Cutting Harrison this year would save them no money. It's possible he could be cut next year. The more likely cuts this year are: Farrior, Foote, Ward, McFadden, Hampton, Battle, Smith (and Hoke who just retired).

    There are not many other cuts that would actually save them money. Cutting the guys listed would save them around $20 million. They'll lose veteran leadership, but frankly most of the guys listed were not full-time starters any more, so it's tough to say what the full impact would be.

    They'd also likely restructure a couple of contracts.

    EDIT: Add Kemo and Will Allen to the likely cuts.

    If they cut the players listed above and restructure contracts like Woodley and Timmons (both of whom are due large roster bonuses), they can save more than $30 million which gets them well under the cap. It will mean they lose veteran depth on the bench and whether they have enough wiggle room to re-sign Wallace remains to be seen.
    I believe Harrison signed his deal in 2009. meaning this would have been his 3rd year under the deal. all contracts in the NFL are basically 3 year deals. 10 mill guaranteed should already be accounted for so I think his injuries and larger cap number may be a reason. its just my opinion, havent heard anything suggesting such.

    http://nflfromthesidelines.blogspot....t-details.html

    So, in effect, the contract could actually be considered a two or three-year deal, which is more in line with what a 31-year-old player
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    Re: AFC North predictions for next season

    Way too early to say for sure what will happen, but I'll start things off with this:

    Bengals 11-5

    Ravens 10-6

    Browns 7-9

    Steelers 6-10


    I think the Bengals have fewer variables right now standing in the way of a division title. If the Ravens address the O-line, D-line, and LB positions well, I think I put them back up on top.

    Also, keep in mind that while we play Houston and New England, the Bengals get Jacksonville and the Bills.




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    Re: AFC North predictions for next season

    Quote Originally Posted by JAB1985 View Post
    I believe Harrison signed his deal in 2009. meaning this would have been his 3rd year under the deal. all contracts in the NFL are basically 3 year deals. 10 mill guaranteed should already be accounted for so I think his injuries and larger cap number may be a reason. its just my opinion, havent heard anything suggesting such.

    http://nflfromthesidelines.blogspot....t-details.html
    It's possible they could cut Harrison. I just don't think they need to and since he's still productive it doesn't make a lot of sense. Worilds looked ok subbing in for Harrison and Woodley, both of whom missed 5+ games, so they do have options if they decide not to bring Harrison back.

    If they do cut Harrison they would have no trouble at all bringing Wallace back.

    Harrison's contract was a 6-year deal - so there would be some dead money involved. His bonus wasn't as large as the salaries though, so it is inevitable he will be cut at some point - my guess would be next year.




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    The scheduling gods have smiled on the Ravens. With the exception of the unwanted flipping of Denver and San Diego, we are fortunate to have the better teams from AFC West and NFC East playing in Baltimore. I could see 7-1 to even another 8-0 at home. If the road jinx against weaker teams can be fixed, another 12-4 to 13-3 could happen.

    If the Steelers can't address their cap issues without a major refreshing of youth, I could see them falling off to 10-6 to even 8-8. The Bengals will continue to bungle and the Browns are the Browns.

    The OP's prediction looks good to me, at this time.
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    Re: AFC North predictions for next season

    They need to remind themselves every play of every quarter how important getting the 1 seed is.




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    Re: AFC North predictions for next season

    Quote Originally Posted by pslholder96 View Post
    (Chargers) who seems to have our number lately.
    2-2 in the last 5 years can hardly be called having our number. Hell, we seem to be trading victories with them which bodes well for next year.




  13. #28

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    Quote Originally Posted by leachisabeast View Post
    They don't really "have our number", they had a big win over us this season, other than that we haven't really played them much, and actually won the game in 2009.
    If it's in San Diego, they have our number. We were fortunate to win 2009 even though Rivers shredded our defense and you saw the results this year not to mention getting shredded again in 2007.




  14. #29

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    Quote Originally Posted by saintmatthew View Post
    2-2 in the last 5 years can hardly be called having our number. Hell, we seem to be trading victories with them which bodes well for next year.
    Yes but in San Diego we are 1-2. Lost 32-14 in 2007, 34-14 this year and barely won 31-26 in 2009. Rivers has been the difference maker in these games.




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    While it is too early to say if I'll win or lose at our local poker game tonight, I'll attempt to give my prediction... At this date, without going thru FA or the draft, I really believe the Ravens have the most talent in the AFCN. I don't see why this team cant make another strong run in 2012. Too early to give wins or losses, but I feel sure we will be a playoff team again... Bc




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