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    Quote Originally Posted by Shas View Post
    And hey, we've already established that you rank Harewood pretty low -- you won the argument that Justin Boren has a better chance of making the team. You can't keep going back to Harewood's ineptitude to make the case about how much better some other guy is. After a while, it only proves that Harewood stinks.
    LOL Shas, I'll keep using Harewood as a tool to back-up my position until he's released. Ozzie, please keep him for one more year so I can look like I know what I'm talking about ... Bc




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    Quote Originally Posted by JAB1985 View Post
    I Boldin Smith Evans Doss Reed Williams, means they carried 6 not 5 last year, 2 rosters spots vs 1 is a world of difference for him and still could be
    True about six, but with a caveat. Reed and Williams made the roster as special teams contributors, really, and so before we count on a sixth WR you have to consider the possibility that this spot goes to any number of other positions (LB, DB, RB, TE, etc) if they find a better special teams contributor than what a guy like Streeter can offer.

    And more to your point, I feel like they were semi-forced to carry an extra WR due to some issues with availability of Reed and Evans. Reed had the suspension and then the shoulder injury he nursed early, while Evans nursed a foot for a good number of weeks. I get the feeling that one or the other were completely healthy and contributing all year long -- like they hope to get from Jacoby this year -- then they would not have needed to carry six.

    So, in short, I think Streeter's best hope is if they run into some injury issues with other players.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Shas View Post
    True about six, but with a caveat. Reed and Williams made the roster as special teams contributors, really, and so before we count on a sixth WR you have to consider the possibility that this spot goes to any number of other positions (LB, DB, RB, TE, etc) if they find a better special teams contributor than what a guy like Streeter can offer.

    And more to your point, I feel like they were semi-forced to carry an extra WR due to some issues with availability of Reed and Evans. Reed had the suspension and then the shoulder injury he nursed early, while Evans nursed a foot for a good number of weeks. I get the feeling that one or the other were completely healthy and contributing all year long -- like they hope to get from Jacoby this year -- then they would not have needed to carry six.

    So, in short, I think Streeter's best hope is if they run into some injury issues with other players.
    I agree with that, which is what i was trying to point out. I think its more likely we get STs help from out DBs this year more so than more WR depth. We seems to need DBs more in recent years so having more is better for the team than more WRs. Im sure with as inconsistent as hes been showing, if hes still got issues in pre season, hell be safe to make the PS as opposed to a roster all year (unless a desperate team like the dolphons snatch him up). Harper had similar height and ability, slightly slower, and nobody was lining up to take him off our PS either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAB1985 View Post
    Harper had similar height and ability, slightly slower, and nobody was lining up to take him off our PS either.
    Harper is a very good comparison. He might not even be slower than Streeter. Harper ran an official 4.5 40 time, but was supposedly clocked at 4.3 at a pro day. And he regularly got behind the Ravens secondary in practice -- that was a regular news story during the four years he was here (he was signed to play in the CFL this year). Both were seventh round picks -- Harper just 8 picks later than Haruki Nakamura in 2008. The rub on Harper was that he dropped too many balls in practice.

    Streeter ran a 4.4 40 time at the combine and I think was expected to post a faster time...which is why he fell. And we've already seen some OTA reports about him having trouble with catches.

    Although, Harper played for four years at VT and was the third best WR on that team, behind Eddie Royal and Josh Morgan, whereas Streeter let the ACC in yards/catch as a junior. So I totally see the argument that Streeter has more upside. Although I also know that he didn't have any numbers to recommend him until his junior year. You like guys who put up a couple seasons at least of consistent numbers. When I read about his decision to go pro, and a strange meeting he had had with Al Golden after his season, I just get the feeling that he was a good kid who kinda got pushed into coming out early and would have really benefited from some more growing up time.

    At the same time, I totally acknowledge that Streeter was expected to go higher than the seventh round (I think this is a case where a lot of teams got their WR picks done early and so many were taken that Streeter just fell -- he was rated by at least one scouting service that I can recall as the 21st best WR in the draft and they put him in the fifth round; and other services said the fourth, so he obviously fell a bit from there, but not a ton. I think there was some media hype that had him much higher, but not the services).

    Speaking of where he expected to go, anyone following the accusation that Drew Rosenhaus semi-illegally paid Streeter $50K to sign with him, expecting him to go higher? It's getting played off as a "marketing advance" that gets paid back when the player signs, so technically not a violation. Streeter, as a seventh rounder, only got about $500K per for four years, with a $90K signing bonus. If he owes Rosenhaus $50K back, that sucks for him.

    Here's the story if you have not seen it.




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    Re: Deonte Thompson

    I live in Florida and watch all Gator football games. Deonte is very fast, but can't catch a cold.




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    Quote Originally Posted by BcRaven View Post
    I do not believe that is so. While I don't want to throw Doss under the bus, he does have to show the Ravens that he has what it takes to make the 53. So far, IMHO, he hasn't. Streeter (again IMHO) has the possibility to be a 'stretch-the-field' WR... Bc
    I am really excited about the potential that the Ravens have on both sides of the ball this year, but I am particularly anxious to see how these young wide receivers pan out. I think the Ravens might have finally tapped into the formula for success at the WR position. I'm not sure what the issues was were with Doss last year and why they were so stingy with playing time for him. I wasn't surprised though, because it's a pattern that the Ravens follow with a lot of rookie players. Initially Doss was touted for having good speed and great hands, so unless he totally implodes during training camp, gets injured or is just out classed by either Streeter or Thompson, I personally have a hard time not seeing him on the 53 man roster this year.




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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    Agreed.

    What I mean to say was that it wouldn't surprise me if Streeter somehow suffered a "season ending thumb injury" and was IR'ed while LaQuan, Doss, & Thompson all made the final roster.
    IR would be the safest place to stash him.




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    Re: Deonte Thompson

    Gorrer won't go anywhere. He was fantastic in the time he was given on the field last year.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenalytics View Post
    Gorrer won't go anywhere. He was fantastic in the time he was given on the field last year.
    +1 Chykie, possibly? But not Gorrer, dude can play.




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