Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 28 of 28
  1. #16

    Re: Who's set to break out next year?



    i'll pick the smiths.

    Jimmy Smith just looks to be a playmaker. both of the smiths played big in the AFCC game. they proved the game is not to big for them and that they aren't happy with playing it safe. they want to make plays. torrey smith making the turn up field and scoring that TD in such a big game shows he's got the mindset to win.

    Jimmy smiths return of his pick in that game and the return of the pick in the bengals game, eventhough he fumbled the ball, shows he is not happy with possesion. he wants to score.




  2. #17

    Re: Who's set to break out next year?

    maybe this is a stretch but i will add anthony allen. ray rice is a good back but he can't get it done on 3rd and short. allen can push the pile and he has speed.

    i predict by the end of 2012 we will be calling anthony allen "Little Jamal". maybe we need a bold predcition thread.




  3. #18

    Re: Who's set to break out next year?

    I agree with McPhee, he is a special talent. Both inside and outside. Great strength and strong burst and hands. He reminds of a younger Trevor Pryce. He
    has future PRO Bowls waiting for him.

    On offense, Torrey Smith. Fridge said he was the hardest working and most dedicated player he ever coached at Maryland. He just got better every week. If he avoids injury, he will be the best WR in Raven history, he is just learning the game.




  4. #19
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    "Merry old England"
    Posts
    9,307
    Blog Entries
    4

    Re: Who's set to break out next year?

    I think Ed Dickson has a good chance at surprising everyone. I think that on defense it has to be either McPhee or Jimmy Smith. Don't sleep on Anthony Allen either.




  5. #20
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Pikesville
    Posts
    4,268
    Yea I don't get the Dickson hate from some folks. Obviously he needs to be more consistent but he was dynamic and a VERY good third down target last year.

    Athletically he's not in Vernon Davis' or Gronkowski's class but he's among the league elite from a measurables standpoint. I think he and Pitta will be exceptional for us next year.


    ---
    I am here: http://tapatalk.com/map.php?i12cp1
    My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging. -Hank Aaron




  6. #21
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    "Merry old England"
    Posts
    9,307
    Blog Entries
    4

    Re: Who's set to break out next year?

    Quote Originally Posted by ActualSpamBot View Post
    Yea I don't get the Dickson hate from some folks. Obviously he needs to be more consistent but he was dynamic and a VERY good third down target last year.

    Athletically he's not in Vernon Davis' or Gronkowski's class but he's among the league elite from a measurables standpoint. I think he and Pitta will be exceptional for us next year.


    ---
    I am here: http://tapatalk.com/map.php?i12cp1
    True, and don't forget Dickson in the Seattle game. Had we gone on to win that, I think people would have been higher on Dickson with that performance.




  7. #22
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Jumped off Couch
    Posts
    1,015
    I'll go with Torrey Smith, even though it's the fairly obvious pick and he's arguably already broken out. With his ability and work ethic I see him becoming a more complete receiver, maybe putting up Roddy White type numbers.

    For an under the radar guy I'll go with Albert McClellan. Jameel McClain, Ayanbadejo and Dannell Ellerbee are all fairly underwhelming so I feel like there's room for someone to stand out. We desperately need a LB that can play in coverage.

    Sent from my DROID2 GLOBAL using Tapatalk




  8. #23

    Re: Who's set to break out next year?

    First, I agree, not sure why all the Dickson hate. For his first year as a starter he did fine. The drops at the end, need to be corrected but the man made a lot of plays last year.

    The breakout guys.

    My first is the same everyone is picking....Jimmy Smith

    Others
    Offense....Jacoby Jones and Osmele
    Defense......Sergio Kindle or Courtney Upshaw... and a long shot....not that Kindle is not....McAdoo.

    Someone is going to emerge and help to fill the void of Suggs.




  9. #24
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Towson
    Posts
    1,189

    Re: Who's set to break out next year?

    For the folks picking McPhee as a breakout player, what are you hoping for specifically?

    He's the Ravens most valuable pass rusher already. Anything there will probably be a step back from a terrific rookie season.

    To breakout, I think he'd have to become an every down player who can play the run effectively.

    Guys who have a chance to take their game to a significantly higher level include all of the rookies, Smith, Dickson, Anthony Allen, Cody, McAdoo, and perhaps Kindle. Of those, I'd say Upshaw, Smith, and Dickson are the best hopes.




  10. #25
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Bel Air, MD
    Posts
    131

    Re: Who's set to break out next year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Iscull View Post
    Without a doubt Jimmy Smith. His level of play increased so much as the year progressed, he looked like a totally different player in the end. With an entire off-season in addition to a whole season under his belt, this kid will surprise people. Definitely takes advantage of William's injury and wins the starting job opposite Webb without looking back. He will play at a pro-bowl level this year. Too much talent, size, speed, and instincts to not make an impact.
    ^^^^^
    This




  11. #26
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    "Merry old England"
    Posts
    9,307
    Blog Entries
    4

    Re: Who's set to break out next year?

    Also, he may only be a guard. But Kelechi Osemele is someone to look out for. Everyone is talking about DeCastro and Zeitler, but Osemele is bigger than both, and arguably more athletic being a left tackle in college. I think Osemele has all the potential to replace Grubbs and then some.




  12. #27
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    The Land of Verdite
    Posts
    13,356
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Who's set to break out next year?

    The one reason why I won't pick McPhee is, because he'll likely be asked to play the run more this year. I don't know how he will handle that. They will try to use Jones for the run and McPhee against the pass, but some teams will force them to switch it up, in-game.

    Lardarius Webb broke out last year. This year, there are actually several players that you could choose from. For example, last year, Terrance Cody seemed to have a difficult time handling the increased snaps. From what I have read, Cody is now in better physical shape and condition for his responsibilities. Bernard Pollard was thought of as another Dawan Landry, someone looking for the big hit in run defense, who was a liability in coverage. He exceeded expectations last year, but I wouldn't say that he broke out last year. The obvious name would be Jimmy Smith, who looks every bit of the part. I would pick from one of those three guys.

    On offense, Michael Oher has a chance, just from not being moved to a new position this year, being able to focus more on RT. Anthony Allen has a chance, because he fits an immediate need in replacing Ricky Williams. So, as long as he continues to impress, the opportunities will be there. Torrey had a very good rookie season, but his ceiling is so high, I could certainly see him getting 80/1000/10. Joe really likes throwing to him.

    Along with that, however, if Torrey could improve upon his dropped passes, which he seemed to do later in the season, one would think that it is at least a possibility for Dickson to do that same.

    At the end of the day, on defense, I will choose....man this is a tough choice.

    On offense, I would like to pick Torrey, but there is no doubt that Torrey will be facing #1 CBs this year. I expect him to improve, but am still uncertain about how much he'll improve at getting off of the jam and so forth.

    The one guy that I will pick now is Dennis Pitta. He is a decent blocker who won't often get your RB killed. He has the best hands of anybody on the team. He and Joe have a very good chemistry. Plus, Pitta could see some favorable matchups with heightened attention toward Torrey.
    "When questioned, the Elders explained that they were in search of magical powers. However, they're actually searching for the whereabouts of a certain ring. This ring is a legendary treasure that long ago was known to exist"




  13. #28
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    West Baltimore
    Posts
    46

    Re: Who's set to break out next year?

    Flacco
    Pitta
    Torrey
    Webb

    I think all 4 of those guys will make the pro bowl for the 1st time this year




Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Russell Street Report Website Design by D3Corp Ocean City Maryland