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  1. #16
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    Re: If there was one player you could bring back from the past....



    For this season, it's tough. We need Sam Adams to plug the middle of the defense. Boulware for pass rush, CMac for coverage, Jason Brown to replace Birk's experienced, but old ass.

    Tough one, but I'm going to go with..................

    Boulware, we need pressure on the QB more than anything IMO, with Sam Adams being a close second.
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    Re: If there was one player you could bring back from the past....

    McCrary with two good knees. He and Suggs coming from opposite ends of the line would be epic.
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    Re: If there was one player you could bring back from the past....

    It's a toss up between Ogden and McCary. I would say McCary because our pass rush (while it has gotten a little better) could surely use his motor when he was at his peak.




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    Re: If there was one player you could bring back from the past....

    Vinny Testaverde anyone? McCrary is my vote, still have his jersey.

    But I know that everyone on this forum is secretly wishing for a return of the man that could throw it through the goal post from his knees... you know...




  5. #20

    Re: If there was one player you could bring back from the past....

    Quote Originally Posted by leachisabeast View Post
    Matt Flynn was terrible, don't get all the fuss over that guy. He's also an asshole.

    Like I said, you could move Yanda to center, and move Reid to right guard, with KO at LG. OR if you want to talk about centers, look no further than the 2008 Jason Brown, he was a power house, and even though he faded with the Rams, he was one of the best centers in the NFL with us.

    Jeff Mitchell was one of our best underrated Olinemen in ravens history and helped us win the SB. But remember it's just one player you can choose, and a center isn't going to greatly help us. Birk hasn't been that bad.
    How is Mike Flynn an asshole? I remember he gave a lot of money to a family friend who claimed she had cancer, only the woman was lying trying to scam Flynn but she got caught. Guy gives money to a person who (falsely) claims she needs it for cancer treatment, that doesn't sound like an asshole to me.
    And I don't remember him being bullrushed constantly back into McNair or Boller.

    I prefer not to move Yanda, and I thought about Brown but I don't trust a guy who has one big year, gets paid then promptly fades. Out of all the centers we've had, I'd take Birk in his prime when was a Pro Bowler with the Vikings.

    And I do think a strong center will help us late in the season more than anything else because although Birk hasn't been that bad over the 1st half of the season, I fully expect him to get worse as the colder months and the wear and tear of the season rake their toll on him again. Because that's what's happened the past 3 years with Birk.




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    Re: If there was one player you could bring back from the past....

    Joe "Turkey" Jones for ONE play -- so he could do to Ben what he did to Bradshaw. Anyone remember the piledriver sack?

    (Yes, I do consider the original Cleveland Browns to be the Ravens in another dimension.)

    After that one play, give me Jim Brown.




  7. #22

    Re: If there was one player you could bring back from the past....

    In order:

    1. JO




    2. CMac (when his head was on straight, he was one of the best CBs in the game, unfortunately, that was too rare.....)
    3. Boulware
    4. McCrary
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    Re: If there was one player you could bring back from the past....

    Goose!




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    Re: If there was one player you could bring back from the past....

    1) J.O.
    2) Sam Adams
    3) Boulware
    4) CMac




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    Re: If there was one player you could bring back from the past....

    Ogden, don't think any explanation is really needed.

    Heap would be my second choice. In his prime I think he could have put up Graham/Gronkowski type numbers on the team as it's configured now, with a legitimate NFL starting QB and legitimate NFL WRs outside. He put up great numbers as the team's only weapon in the passing game and with a string of horrible QBs. Not to mention he was an underrated blocker.

    Think about it, he was the focal point of our passing game and was defended as such...with Smith and Jones speed, opposing safeties couldn't key in on him to help a LB out. You have Boldin and Rice also to worry about in the passing game. When you think about what Pitta has done and consider that Heap was far better in his prime than Pitta will probably ever be...scary.




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    JO and it isn't close.

    There are not many players in the history of football where you can plug them into their position and forget worrying about said position for over a decade.

    JO was that dominant and I'm frankly surprised he's not getting more support. Maybe it's the recency effect.
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    Re: If there was one player you could bring back from the past....

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    JO and it isn't close.

    There are not many players in the history of football where you can plug them into their position and forget worrying about said position for over a decade.

    JO was that dominant and I'm frankly surprised he's not getting more support. Maybe it's the recency effect.
    No it's the biggest need effect. Pass rush is the biggest need, followed by plugging the center of the run D.

    IMO, left tackle is probably about 9th, 10th down on the list of areas of improvement on this team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NCRAVEN View Post
    No it's the biggest need effect. Pass rush is the biggest need, followed by plugging the center of the run D.

    IMO, left tackle is probably about 9th, 10th down on the list of areas of improvement on this team.
    I guess but that wasn't a condition from the OP.
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    Re: If there was one player you could bring back from the past....

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    I guess but that wasn't a condition from the OP.
    I didn't mean it that way. I just meant I think that's why people are not putting him on their list as the one Raven.

    If it wasn't biggest need, for me, no doubt he'd be number one.
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    Re: If there was one player you could bring back from the past....

    And the game has changed to some degree; Oline is important but not as much as pass rush and skill players IMO.




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