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  1. Playoff Picture- The Final 7

    Well, that means he won’t be playing this week. I wish they would be more open as to what the nature of these injuries are.
  2. GDT Week 10: It all comes down to this...

    Honestly I’d love to see both RG3 and LJ8 on the field at the same time. It also wouldn’t surprise me if the “illness” was a reason for the coaching staff to give all the snaps with the first team to RG3 to make sure if it comes down to it, he will be ready to go on game day. Only if it’s an illness, we don’t have to worry about the media saying, “Ravens looking to trade bust, Lamar Jackson, as RG3 takes all the snaps at practice.”
  3. GDT Week 10: It all comes down to this...

    I don’t understand your argument for why Brian Billick is superior to Harbaugh. I’d love to see which pillar you are resting on for such an argument.
  4. Random Ravens Thoughts: New Forum Edition

    Only names I would throw in the hat would be: Ed Reed, Ray Lewis, Deion Sanders, Chris McAlister, Todd Heap, Ray Rice. But I can also see counter arguments against most of those names as well.
  5. Random Ravens Thoughts: New Forum Edition

    Yeah, the comp pick will certainly come in handy this offseason with us having traded our 2nd round pick to move up for Lamar. Hopefully it’ll net us a 3rd round pick, but we do well with drafting in the 4th round so I won’t hate that either.
  6. 2018 CFB/2019 Draft Prospects

    Yeah, James is a good one as well. I didn’t take a look at James post injury tape. I actually initially thought of James, but remembered him as being really fast. But now that I think about it, post injury he never had that same burst as before. I’ll have to take a look at some of Edges past highlights to compare.
  7. Random Ravens Thoughts: New Forum Edition

    It’s funny because I actually see Tatum Bell is a legitimately fair comparison for Collins: speed, fumbling, minor durability concerns.
  8. 2018 CFB/2019 Draft Prospects

    Updated RB listings: Tier 1- All Pro: Saquon Barkley Tier 2- Pro Bowl: Nick Chubb, Rashaad Penny, David Montgomery (Frank Gore), Derrius Guice, Bryce Love (Priest Holmes- injury prone), Sony Michel, Darrell Henderson (Brian Westbrook?) Tier 3- Quality Starter: Justice Hill (terrible pass blocker), Damien Harris (not a fan of his attitude), Miles Sanders (Massive fumbler), Ronald Jones Tier 4- Solid Starter: Kalen Balage, Royce Freeman, Bennie Snell I’ll have to rewatch Penny and Montgomery at a later date to decide which back was better coming out.
  9. 2018 CFB/2019 Draft Prospects

    So as opposed to watching a number of backs in succession, I spent 20 minutes looking over everything I could find on Montgomery. I definitely have to change my opinion of him from earlier. I see what I did wrong. I watched the first half of his 2018 Oklahoma game and wasn’t impressed (usually if a RB can’t jump out to me in 3 minutes, there’s nothing to see). After scrolling through the RB thread in he draft section someone mentioned that he’s been fighting through injuries in 2018. So after turning on his 2017 tapes and watching those and then watching the entire 2018 Oklahoma game, I definitely think he’s less explosive this season. But his 2017 tape is top notch. With his balance, springy jump cut rushing style, strong pass blocking, receiving skills, and powerful stiff arm I thought Tomlinson. But he’s not possessed of elite athleticism. After more looking and thought, early 2000s Frank Gore comes to mind. Particularly when looking at Gore pre-injury at Miami I see similar athleticism.
  10. Random Ravens Thoughts: New Forum Edition

    Well, since we’re seemingly drawing lines in the sand, I’m leading the train for getting a premier RB option. No way will I ever settle for a RB that fumbles 1/70 touches. Then throw in his below average pass blocking and receiving ability (in terms of YAC and route running) and his lack of dominance as a runner and you’re left with a back that is a one trick pony that has just as much potential to benefit the team as the opposite. I’d much rather keep Buck Allen over Collins as a “secondary option” in the event that we improve the OL. He’s going to get what the line blocks for, is reliable in the passing game, doesn’t typically turn the ball over, and is a a solid pass blocker. We can have a back go down and he can get us by for a few games, but we know he lacks the burst and playmaking gene to be a stud. I’d rather pair him with a stud than to settle for a pretender. 🤷🏽‍♀️🤷‍♂️
  11. Random Ravens Thoughts: New Forum Edition

    This RB class leaves much to be desired.
  12. Random Ravens Thoughts: New Forum Edition

    His closing speed is absolutely ridiculous!
  13. Playoff Picture- The Final 7

    I’m thinking we hit a 5 game winning streak. The next 2 games are must wins for sure. Once we take those, Flacco gets his win against his former draft buddy, Matt Ryan. Afterwards I see our teams confidence riding high. We have the talent and we historically have been able to beat Chiefs squads and Harbaugh will likely take perhaps his last battle with his mentor VERY seriously. I have us winning a tough battle that erupts into a high scoring affair in the second half. Flacco comes in clutch in the end to setup a Justin Tucker 52 yard field goal. The media now is back on the Ravens jocks and we’re riding high. We go on to face the Chargers with the chance to potentially win the division crown with wins down the stretch. We lose to a Chargers team that historically has our number. Last game of the season, we have a playoff spot clenched as a wildcard, with no possible way to win the division crown. So we play put the team into preseason mode. Play the starters for the first quarter, maybe second, and then let the 2nd and 3rd units run for the entire second half. Lamar Jackson gets the start though as the team rests Flacco’s hip for the playoff run. Lamar Jackson vs Baker Mayfield, RG3 gets the opportunity to play in the fourth quarter as Harbaugh looks to reward him for his hard work this season with some playing time. First round: Beat the Indy Colts on the road. Second round: Beat the Patriots on the road. Third round: Lose to the Chiefs, this was not our season of destiny. Andy Reid goes on to lose the Super Bowl against the LA Rams. The refs play a huge part in the results. Some conspiracy theories say the NFL wanted the Rams to win because of the LA fires and the team having a great story.
  14. 2019 Head Coaching Candidates

    Yeah, but I also feel that Ozzie is the kind of guy that is a strong enough person to get rid of Harbaugh if he feels he’s a cancer to the organization, same with Bisciotti. I trust their judgment and they both chose to side with Harbaugh. Ray Lewis and Suggs both seemed to be in Harbaugh’s corner IIRC (or neutral). Ed Reed for as talented a player he was, always seemed to do his own thing and march to the beat of his own drum (which is part of what gave him his swagger). So I can see a situation where as an aged player with declining talent how he might not be the kind of guy to age gracefully in terms of what the locker room needs. And with Pollard he didn’t last long in the league after being released, likely because of the same reasons that made Ozzie side against him in the Harbaugh situation. Though on the other hand, you’re right, if Harbaugh truly is that narcissistic, than that would be quite the terrible twist. It would indeed fit the profile of the younger brother of a former star QB (in college Jim was a big deal) where the spotlight was never on him. Perhaps being an NFL HC finally gave him the needed validation that he craved. None of that would be surprising. We’ll see how the players comment after he leaves. That should give us a glimpse into how the players felt about him on the whole.