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Ravens get no relief from Bears

Posted on: April 30, 2011 11:55 am
 
Baltimore owner Steve Bisciotti is not pleased with Chicago (US Presswire). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

NEW YORK – The trade deal that fell through at the last moment and cost the Ravens the No. 26 pick in the first round of the NFL draft continues to fester in the mind of Baltimore owner Steve Bisciotti a few days later.

(In case you need a behind the scenes look at what happened, click this link. )

Though the Ravens wanted the Bears follow through and give them the fourth-round pick Chicago originally had agreed to trade (and though commissioner Roger Goodell apparently encouraged the Bears to give Baltimore some retribution), Chicago has refused to do.

Instead, the Bears traded their fourth-round pick in order to move up in the second round and take DT Stephen Paea.

Bisciotti is not happy with it.

“I’m disappointed in the Bears and the McCaskeys,” Bisciotti told the Baltimore Sun, via the Chicago Tribune. “It is, in my opinion, a deviation from their great legacy. They concluded that their heartfelt and admirable apology was sufficient for our loss. All of us at the Ravens strongly disagree … probably end of story.”

On the Bears side, they feel they don’t owe anybody anything. They’d already called Baltimore on Friday to give an apology, but as far as following through on a trade that never actually occured, Chicago’s management wasn’t prepared to give up any of its draft picks.

“We made an honest mistake,” Bears GM Jerry Angelo said. “No more than that. There was total transparency. You make your apologies and we did and if there are consequences, you accept those consequences and then you move on. So be it.

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Since: Feb 29, 2008
Posted on: May 2, 2011 11:03 am
 

Ravens get no relief from Bears

This is karma, the Ravens did the same thing a few years back with the Suggs/K.Williams draft.  Ravens have some bad draft karma.



Since: Jan 25, 2009
Posted on: May 2, 2011 10:43 am
 

Ravens get no relief from Bears

Awfully nice of the Bears to come off so sanctimonious and righteous. Accoridng to Bears GM Jerry Angelo-they just made a mistake and "if there are consequences, you accept those consequences and then you move on"- Except for one thing Mr Angelo there are no "consequences" for the Bears to accept!! The Ravens were the team who bore the conesquences of the Bears fumble. They lost out on a pick that was rightfully theirs.
I'm not a fan of either team, but if MY team was in the Raven's shoes, I'd be ticked off to no end.
I just hope the rest of the NFL will turn a deaf ear to the Bears going forward, especially when it comes to a last minute deal on draft day 2012.



Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: May 2, 2011 9:57 am
 

Ravens get no relief from Bears

"Baltimore is going to receive nothing from this botched trade so they need to just shut their pie hole and move on with life."
Nice and bet you wouldnt be feeling the same way, if that was your team promised a trade! And for those on here stating that Baltimore is just as responsible as Chicago. Please explain how?? CHICAGO never called in the trade, how is that Baltimores fault? 




Since: Apr 1, 2009
Posted on: May 2, 2011 8:00 am
 

Ravens get no relief from Bears

Most on here are missing the point. The Ravens knew K.C. wasn't taking Jimmy Smith, it was never about not getting Smith. It was about that 4th rounder that should have landed Casey Matthews on our team. They were counting on that.

Personally, and being a Ravens fan, I feel like they should have given up that pick to us, but I don't know how I'd feel if the situation were in reverse.



Since: Aug 13, 2009
Posted on: May 1, 2011 10:26 pm
 

Ravens get no relief from Bears

That is called collusion...it is against the law. F.Y.I



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: May 1, 2011 4:24 pm
 

Ravens get no relief from Bears

Personally, I believe that turning the trade into the league should be the responsibility of the team on the clock.  Both teams should have to turn in cards or whatever, but it should be the team "on the clock" to turn in the cards or however it is done.  You can rip the Bears all you want and you can wish them a lifetime of hate.....Whatever people.  Both teams ended up getting players they wanted.  Baltimore is going to receive nothing from this botched trade so they need to just shut their pie hole and move on with life.  Chicago needs to realize that the idiot running their draft, should have been gone years ago.  Their team depth is horrendous, their offensive line is a joke, and their receiving corp is one of the worst in the league.  I do like some of the Bears' draft picks, but I say that every year.  They hit no home runs as they never really do.  Watching Green Bay and Detroit get better just makes us Bears fans realize how over-achieving every few years only delays the removal of Jerry Angelo and Lovie (zero emotion) Smith.



Since: Apr 13, 2009
Posted on: May 1, 2011 12:49 pm
 

Ravens get no relief from Bears

stop the drama....according to what i saw and heard.. the ravens had a chance to make their pick(even after the clock expired)..but before k.city made its choice....ravens dropped the ball...think they got what they wanted...now just like a little kid they want more...



Since: Mar 7, 2011
Posted on: May 1, 2011 12:44 pm
 

Ravens get no relief from Bears

This shows you that scum is everywhere.  When I was in college, I was forced to take an ethics class.  Why?  So big business did not have competition in ripping people off.  They wanted to limit it.  The Bears are now the model for scum and those that you can never trust.  I hope all the teams in the NFL refuse to trade with the Bears.  The only way the other owners can prevent this from happening again is by having a mutual agreement to NOT do businees with teams like the Bears.  If you want to be dishonest in your dealings, you will pay the price.  Sooner of later this will come back to haunt the Bears.  Personally, I would have givent he pick as an agreement was made.  You don't agree and then say nothing until the pick is in.  The Bears should have at least called back with a minute to go and say the deal is off. 



Since: Jul 12, 2009
Posted on: May 1, 2011 12:21 pm
 

Ravens get no relief from Bears

Halas was a mean S*O*B, but if he gave you his word, you could put it in stone.

Wow, what a relevant comment.


Now you know why alot of people won't even do business with the Bears.

Another gem.




Since: Aug 21, 2007
Posted on: May 1, 2011 12:17 pm
 

Ravens get no relief from Bears

Wowzers.  Got me with that one.  Thanks for the response.


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