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  1. Predict the Week 1 Roster

    Can anyone verify how long Edwards is under contract? I am thinking it is through 2021 season (3 more years). For instance our 3 UDFAs in 2016 (Peanut, Pierce, and Skura) are all signed through this year, which makes them under control for 4 total years. If the Ravens don't have to negotiate a contract with Edwards for 3 years, the agent doesn't detract from a client's value. I just don't think its a smart idea to trade away a nice offensive player like Edwards for a future pick. We are trying to build a new offense, and Edwards style meshed really well with Lamar last year. He balled out, he is part of the solution, a possible piece of the foundation. It's not the time to trade away young talent under team control for 3 years. Dixon, on the other hand, could be a contributor this year for sure, but he's not the kind of player the Ravens invest in. I would rather trade Dixon for a 7th than Edwards for a 5th. Edwards can be that bruising back who can complement Lamar for years.
  2. Predict the Week 1 Roster

    Not sure where you are getting some of the info. Edwards was a rookie last year, so the Ravens control his rights for the next 3 years. It doesn't matter who he signed as his agent, I'm pretty sure he isn't getting any new money until 2022. I believe Edwards would be a ERFA in 2020 and a RFA in 2021. Dixon is UFA in 2020. Also, I can't agree with the statement that Dixon is a better fit with the read option. We saw Edwards torch defenses last year with his one cut running style. Dixon was effective too but nearly as good as Edwards. It is true Edwards had difficulty with the read option, but that can be fixed with practice and good coaching. On the other hand, Edwards fumbled 0 times and Dixon fumbled twice in much fewer touches. Not a good look for Dixon, 2 fumbles in 60 carries vs 0 fumbles in 137 carries for Edwards. Lastly, Dixon has been suspending for both substance abuse and performance enhancing drugs. I can't see the Ravens trading a more reliable, more productive running back who they control for 3 years for a wild card like Dixon.
  3. Predict the Week 1 Roster

    Okay, I'm not aware of other opinions of Levine. My observation is the Ravens have 4 good safeties (2 vets and 2 rising young players), and a glut of CB talent (4 studs plus young talent). Plus Bethel. If one of the UDFA ILBs flashes, I don't really see the point of keeping Levine given his age.
  4. Predict the Week 1 Roster

    I think because Hollywood Brown will be an integral part of the Ravens offense if healthy, whereas Boykin is more of a project who is a physical specimen but needs refinement. Brown's elite speed will be immediately useful. It remains to be seen how ready Boykin is to contribute to an NFL offense.
  5. Predict the Week 1 Roster

    He's just so slow. We have 2 good TEs who are about as fast as Snead, but much better blockers. I think Seth Roberts could be a more useful player because he can play inside and outside. Snead can only play inside, but he isn't quick like most slot players. I think he had chemistry with Lamar because he ran routes over the middle, and that's pretty much the only area Lamar was throwing the ball with much accuracy last year. I think it's a good thing for guys having to compete for a roster spot. We have some young WRs, if they outperform Snead I would consider giving them the roster spot.
  6. Predict the Week 1 Roster

    Right now I'm assuming the only WRs who will definitely make the team are Hollywood Brown, Chris Moore, and Boykin (who could go on IR). Everyone else (including Willie Snead) are competing for a roster spot. There's just no way the Ravens get rid of Carr, I can't fathom why the Ravens would be willing to give up such a valuable and cheap player. Actually I think Anthony Levine could be traded or possibly. He's not a crucial defensive player (on played in 1/4 of defensive snaps), and can fill in on special teams. He obviously knows the defense, but his limited tools mean other DBs may be able to overtake him on the depth chart if they play well. I know Harbaugh likes guys like Levine, but if Belichick or another smart coach needs a DB, Levine is both useful and expendable to the Ravens.
  7. OTA/Camp Observations 2019

    Is it possible that saying "gained 20 lbs of muscle" also includes losing 10 lbs of fat? For instance if he was 250 and is now 260, but his body fat % is down, then conceivably he added 20 lbs of muscle but not 20 lbs overall.
  8. Baltimore Ravens 2019 Offseason Tracker

    And yet when Williams was injured in 2017, our run defense fell apart, along with the rest of the defense. I think they are both equally important to the defense. Pierce is a penetrator, and Williams is a gap-control player who absorbs double teams. Neither can do the others role. In a 3-4, if you don't have a DL who can stand his ground, take on double teams and still defend running plays in his area, the defense will fail.
  9. Baltimore Ravens 2019 Offseason Tracker

    If we sign him to a 3 year deal and spread the signing bonus across three years it wouldn't be such a big cap hit this year.
  10. Baltimore Ravens 2019 Offseason Tracker

    Damn, a starting DL of Williams, Pierce, and McCoy? Yes please.
  11. Baltimore Ravens 2019 Offseason Tracker

    The Ravens lack of diversity on offense just killed them. This year if teams play dime personnel against us as base defense, we should be able to just run off tackle and destroy them. The offense just didn't have those basic power running plays in the playbook with Lamar, everything was read option, jet sweeps, side to side motion.
  12. Predict the Week 1 Roster

    Its silly to compare Raven DEs to the rest of the league because most other teams play 4-3 and play 2 DEs at the same time. Wormley was good in his role last year, and going into his 3rd year I don't see why he wouldn't keep improving. So our starting DE is fine. Then we got Henry, Sieler, and Willis competing for snaps. They are unproven but talented, and I trust the Ravens staff to get these guys ready to play. For the Ravens, DL is not like WR, the coaches usually will maximize the talents of DL players.
  13. Predict the Week 1 Roster

    Okay, we shall see. I think one of the most effective personnel groupings the Ravens could run is 1 RB, 3 TEs, and 1 WR (Hollywood Brown). I would like to see them playing 3 TEs on the field quite often, but you can't really plan on doing that with only 3 TEs on the roster because what are the odds that all 3 stay healthy all year?
  14. Predict the Week 1 Roster

    Uh Maxx signed a 1-year $800,000 dollar contract. Some upside.
  15. Predict the Week 1 Roster

    Like I said, when other teams make their cuts, we shall see. I never advocated adding a scrub TE, don't know why you are bringing that up. Sometimes a solid vet gets cut due to salary/depth.