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    Re: Offense Rankings since Joe/Cam have been here



    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenswintitle View Post
    They wanted Leftwich and when that didn't pan out they picked Boller. It was Oz making the pick although I am sure everyone was consulted.
    At the time it made sense to try and upgrade from Dilfer also but when Jamal Lewis got hurt before the season, they just couldn't overcome it
    I don't know why so many people forget that we wanted Leftwich, not that he was much better. Were they just not around for this?

    And Grbac was an upgrade from Dilfer on paper. I doubt they'd have made the playoffs with Dilfer after Jamal went down.




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    Quote Originally Posted by alienrace View Post
    I don't know why so many people forget that we wanted Leftwich, not that he was much better. Were they just not around for this?

    And Grbac was an upgrade from Dilfer on paper. I doubt they'd have made the playoffs with Dilfer after Jamal went down.
    And who knows what the offense with Grbac and a healthy Jamal Lewis would have looked like.




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    Re: Offense Rankings since Joe/Cam have been here

    Quote Originally Posted by leachisabeast View Post
    That was his fault though, he was the one who chose Boller, if he really wanted to get a good QB, he should have done a better job trying to get one, it wasn't like Ozzie was just choosing all the players for Billick to work with, Billick had a lot more say on what players he wanted, and probably a lot more say than what Harbaugh has right now. Billick was also he one who wanted Grbac after getting rid of Trent Diffler. Billicks time ran out with this team, plain and simple.
    After 2000, Billick really wanted Brad Johnson since he was familiar with him when he was with the Vikes. Once Brad signed with the Bucs, he went into anybody but Dilfer mode, and Grbac was the best QB on market. Grbac wasnt Billick's guy.

    Yes Boller was Billick's guy, but Oz liked him too. This has always been underplayed in Raven's lore. Oz knew that the Ravens needed a QB after Jeff Blake nixed Brian's pleas to come back for an inexpensive contract. Oz was a big Leftwich guy, did not like Grossman, but he did think Boller was attractive with his Brian Sipe like arm strength. If you honestly think that Oz was opposed to Boller, than he simply wouldnt have been drafted. Oz, while influenced by BB's opinion, made the final decision on who to draft.

    I will agree that BB's message was getting stale and needed to go. Hey Harbs could be getting into that territory in a year or two from now unless they win the SB.




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