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  1. Baltimore Ravens 2019 Offseason Tracker

    Brandon Carr: Keep Michael Crabtree: Couldn't catch AIDs from a hooker, please cut Joe Flacco: Trade/cut. Tony Jefferson: Keep Sam Koch: Cut Jimmy Smith: Keep Willie Snead: Keep Eric Weddle: Cut Brandon Williams: Begrudgingly keep Marshal Yanda: Keep Free agents to chase: Tavon Austin, Cordarrelle Patterson - I think both could do wonders in a hybrid role in a pistol offense.
  2. Baltimore Ravens 2019 Offseason Tracker

    Any word on how Kaare is recovering? I thought he played well enough in the preseason to beat out Koch when you factor in cap space.
  3. Ravens 2018 Draft Grades (forum)

    I still can’t get over the Hayden Hurst pick. Age matters in the draft.
  4. Ravens 2018 Draft Grades (forum)

    Bumping this for the end of the year.
  5. Zigging While the NFL Zags: A Personal Advantage

    I mean we took geriatric Hayden Hurst in the first he can’t be any worse
  6. All-Whiff Team

    Tank Carradine and Ernest Shazor deserve spots on this list
  7. Zigging While the NFL Zags: A Personal Advantage

    If what round is it worth taking a flyer on Kyler Murray?
  8. Zigging While the NFL Zags: A Personal Advantage

    Tavon Austin is another name that falls in my list of scheme fits that have fallen out of favor with most of the league
  9. I haven’t fully fleshed this thought out, but it occurred to me today that under Lamar, Baltimore has been the only team that has consistently rushed more than it has thrown, and that if the Ravens were to stick with this strategy it may create a key advantage in the draft, namely that players who are scheme fits for Baltimore may not fit the offensive schemes of most pass heavy teams throughout the league. In some ways this is not dismilar to most of the 2000s where from 2002-2008 or so only three teams consistently ran a 34 defense, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and New England, which essentially allocated the vast majority of 34 scheme fits across three teams, who not coincidentally tended to have top ranked defenses. Similarly, if the Ravens commit to running this pistol based quasi flex bone scheme they will be drafting players for different attributes than the remainder of the league, which should increase the quality of the scheme fits they are able to draft. I.e. mobile quarterbacks, what I will term slot backs - the Ty Montgomery’s and Cordarelle Patterson’s of the world that lack the shiftiness to be an every down running back and the hands to be a wide receiver but thrive in space, and bigger receivers / undersized tight ends that can block on the perimeter and have sufficient speed to be a threat to run deep. Further, as an outlier offense, the Ravens would play teams every week that are not constructed to stop such a scheme. I believe running such an offense can be a path to long term success but doing so will require a full commitment next off season, such as carrying three mobile quarterbacks, sign free agents who thrived as athletes in college but have struggled to adapt in the nfl, and getting bigger at receiver. Thoughts?
  10. Worst head coaching matchups in the Super Bowl

    Gruden v Callahan. In short, Gruden won with Dungy's talent and Callahan won with Gruden's offense.
  11. Worst head coaching matchups in the Super Bowl

    Both Bikkick and Fassel were likely elevated by their assistant coaches. By my count, six assistants in the Super Bowl became head coaches, and they all took their teams to the playoffs. http://www.hoffco-inc.com/sb/gms/35-rost.html
  12. How good is this Ravens Defense?

    Lamar ...
  13. The Florida State offense : )
  14. 2018 WEEK 2 Ravens @ Bengals TNF

    Buck Allen is soft af
  15. 2018 WEEK 2 Ravens @ Bengals TNF

    Your basic argue seems to be that Buck is the Jeff Reboulet of running backs which I view as a negative rather than a positive