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    Somebody needs to talk me out of this...



    If no stud LB fall in the draft next year, the Ravens should consider drafting Tavon Austin with the last pick of the first round. After watching him slice through Oklahoma and watching the Ravens do nothing against the Steelers, I wish the Ravens would take him and try to turn him into a Welker like receiver.

    Part of me knows this is insane but another part of me knows every time he touched the ball at M & T the crowd would go insane.




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    Re: Somebody needs to talk me out of this...

    I wouldn't be that opposed. He has the ability to be a Desean Jackson type guy.

    And he already hates the Steelers, so there's that.




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    Re: Somebody needs to talk me out of this...

    He's not a fit for our offense. Even if Cam goes, odds are we'll be sticking to the Air Coryell and you need speed AND size for that. Not to mention I see him getting absolutely crushed here in the North. I'd take him in Madden, not the draft.
    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




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    Re: Somebody needs to talk me out of this...

    Quote Originally Posted by ActualSpamBot View Post
    He's not a fit for our offense. Even if Cam goes, odds are we'll be sticking to the Air Coryell and you need speed AND size for that.
    There is no way you know that at all.




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    Re: Somebody needs to talk me out of this...

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Silver View Post
    There is no way you know that at all.

    Seriously. Lol. How can he speculate what offense they'll be running if you don't even know what coordinators would be available (and that's IF the Ravens finally get rid of Cam).
    Last edited by Cj34; 11-19-2012 at 11:22 AM.




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    Re: Somebody needs to talk me out of this...

    And even so Cam has said before that it's not necessarily about size but speed is definitely a requirement for this offense.

    I don't see us drafting him but would I welcome it? Yes.




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    Re: Somebody needs to talk me out of this...

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Silver View Post
    There is no way you know that at all.
    It's pretty much consensus. And it's how this team does business. We're a risk averse organization that likes to maintain continuity. Also, our best receiver is a AC prototype, as is our QB (despite the arm chair coordinators who insist Flacco should run the WCO) and so is our QB coach. (Manning ran a hybrid AC/unique vertical offense that Caldwell helped design.) If Cam goes, Caldwell will likely be considered to replace him, as will the likely to be fired Norv Turner (or someone from his likely to be fired staff.)

    Also, I was very clear in my post that I was only basing this on probabilities. I never said we would definitely do anything. But IF we don't overhaul our entire offensive philosophy, then Tavon Austin does not fit our offensive needs.
    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




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    Re: Somebody needs to talk me out of this...

    Quote Originally Posted by ActualSpamBot View Post
    It's pretty much consensus. And it's how this team does business. We're a risk averse organization that likes to maintain continuity. Also, our best receiver is a AC prototype, as is our QB (despite the arm chair coordinators who insist Flacco should run the WCO) and so is our QB coach. (Manning ran a hybrid AC/unique vertical offense that Caldwell helped design.) If Cam goes, Caldwell will likely be considered to replace him, as will the likely to be fired Norv Turner (or someone from his likely to be fired staff.)

    Also, I was very clear in my post that I was only basing this on probabilities. I never said we would definitely do anything. But IF we don't overhaul our entire offensive philosophy, then Tavon Austin does not fit our offensive needs.
    It seems to me like this organization likes to remain average-above average - so long as we make the playoffs every year, everyone is fine with that.

    We will go no where with our "content" attitude. Its weird, the fan base thinks this way and the organization thinks this way. Absolutely no fire what-so-ever




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    Re: Somebody needs to talk me out of this...

    Quote Originally Posted by ActualSpamBot View Post
    He's not a fit for our offense. Even if Cam goes, odds are we'll be sticking to the Air Coryell and you need speed AND size for that. Not to mention I see him getting absolutely crushed here in the North. I'd take him in Madden, not the draft.
    He is arguably the same size as Emmanuel Sanders and Antonio Brown. Those guys seem to do pretty well.


    I'd love to see Tavon Austin as a Raven. Not 100% sure I'd use a 1st round pick on him though, but he is certainly a play maker and the Ravens don't have that quick-twitch type of receiver.

    The only problem is, if Cam is still here next year then there is no way Tavon Austin would be used properly.
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    Re: Somebody needs to talk me out of this...

    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    He is arguably the same size as Emmanuel Sanders and Antonio Brown. Those guys seem to do pretty well.
    Todd Haley runs a variant of the WCO, not the AC.
    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




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    Re: Somebody needs to talk me out of this...

    I like Tavon Austin a lot, he has the potential to be a Percy Harvin-esque player in the NFL if he plays to his upside. I don't think he's a great fit for our offense, though--he's more of a shifty slot guy than a downfield burner.

    For our offense, I actually prefer the other WR out of WVU--Stedman Bailey. He is an incredible deep threat--speed to burn, outstanding body control, tracks the ball perfectly in the air, and he is one of the best route runners in all of college football. I think he could have a HUGE career in the NFL.

    I would be all over Stedman Bailey in the 3rd round or possibly even the 2nd, although that's a bit high.... my hope is that he tests poorly at the Combine and slides based on his measurables, which probably won't be very impressive.




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