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  1. Baltimore Ravens 2019 Offseason Tracker

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  2. Baltimore Ravens 2019 Offseason Tracker

    To play devil's advocate (admittedly I am not as knowledgeable about football as the majority of posters here) it seems like on the majority of passing plays there is a primary and secondary option for the QB to throw the ball to and other route runners are effectively decoys unless the QB has all the time in the world or the play breaks down. What that tells me is the playcaller is effectively determining who will get the ball on each play and it is not necessarily whoever runs the best route. So even when Chris Moore is on the field if the play's primary receiver is Snead, secondary is Andrews, and Dixon is the dump off option then Chris Moore can run the best route of anyone and have a a very slim chance of the ball coming his way. I think a lot of times the success of a WR has more to do with the offensive coordinator deciding to focus on them. In Chris Moore's case - we had just brought in 3 FA WRs and paid them all more than him. It would be very unusual to do that and then make Moore the primary target on plays. It is sort of like the 'chicken or the egg' - does Chris Moore need to get starter targets to perform like a starter or does he need to perform like a starter in order to get the starter targets?
  3. Final Roster Cutdown: 2019

    Cyrus Jones is also a local product having gone to Gilman. My guess is he is a huge Ravens fan and the Pats were the last team (or second to last) he wanted to go to and he manipulated his way back to the Ravens ;).
  4. Pre-Season Week 2 vs IND

    That was such an unusual interview.
  5. Not the worst thing in the world. Should make it a little easier making a tough roster cut since we will get a roster exemption and it increases the likelihood of him playing the last 8 weeks of the season.
  6. Post Draft Talk

    I am certainly not pro-Flacco but I expect him to have a big year (by his standards). I genuinely think we have a solid chance at the Superbowl simply because this is effectively a contract year for him and he will put in the extra hours to be great. I think he already started working with receivers in the off-season which he rarely (or never) did in the past. Also, to your point, he has a seemingly solid O-line in front of him and potential for solid weapons around him. I am a big Alex Collins fan so I think he will have a great running game around him, as well.
  7. Ravens 2018 Draft Grades (forum)

    I predict when we look back on this draft it will be the second best behind the 1996. I think Jaleel and Lasley will turn into great WRs and vindicate Ozzie for otherwise poor drafting of WRs. Lamar will be a perennial Pro Bowler, one of our TEs will turn into a solid contributor and Bozeman and Brown will be starters on our line for years to come.
  8. The Offseason target

    Just saw Jerrick McKinnon's contract. 4years/$30mm and realistically 2 years/$16mm. It is like the RB version of Ryan Grant and makes me even more glad we have Collins. In years past I was always shocked at the contracts for the "elite" players like Suh's deal, etc. Now I am shocked by the contracts of the average players. What in the world is going on?
  9. Random Ravens Thoughts: New Forum Edition

    As much as I love the Mile High Miracle, if the Vikings win the Superbowl then I think the Minnesota Miracle overtakes it.
  10. Random Ravens Thoughts: New Forum Edition

    Agree with the media attention which is pretty silly. I would have put Gostkowski in over Boswell
  11. Lets talk about Ozzie

    We have also had more injuries than almost any other team over the past 5 years. Without a doubt we have not had as great drafts as we have in the past but the grass isn't always greener on the other side. Reading through some of these threads you would think the only difference between us and the Browns is Justin Tucker.
  12. Lets talk about Ozzie

    In the past 10 years we have the 8th best record in the NFL. 1 fewer win than the Saints and 1 more win than the Seahawks. We have established for years our coordinators suck and now we are talking about Ozzie sucking.... Something doesn't add up. How are we winning with bad coaches and a bad GM?
  13. Ravens Rundown: Week 3 2017

    I had a thought the other day about our WRs getting open. Do you think any of it has to do with their lack of faith in the QB, play calling, and O-line? Maybe they don't give 100% effort on most of these plays because they don't expect the ball to be there. I think big time WRs have come out and said it is not only not possible but not advisable to give 100% on every play and they typically only really go all out on some plays when they may be getting the ball. I have noticed other WRs come to this team, including 10+ years ago, who had success on their previous teams and then nothing here (back when we had even worse QB play). I want to say Kevin Johnson who had decent success before the Ravens and then fizzled with us, though I don't think he was much of a separation guy anyway. Lee Evans another one. Also, as to Flacco. I generally like and support him as our QB but I have been saying for years I don't think he has the drive to be great. He very much seems like a 9-5er and it certainly looked like he gave up in London. It sort of makes sense when it comes to his epic playoff/Superbowl run. He is in his contract year, he's in the playoffs, now its time for him to burn the candle at both ends, work his tail off, and he was wildly successful. How much effort does he put in the rest of the year/season? He may very well be content balancing his family life with being a solid quality and overly paid QB.