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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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Comments

Since: Feb 21, 2011
Posted on: April 30, 2011 5:03 pm
 

Ravens get no relief from Bears

Don't talk about ethics when the Ravens have a Lineback and a Wide Receiver whom were both present at Homicides. 



Since: Feb 21, 2011
Posted on: April 30, 2011 4:58 pm
 

Ravens get no relief from Bears

so, did the ravens give their picks to the vikes in 2003, sure haven't read anything that said they did.  if they didn't, then its called karma, suck it up and deal with it



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: April 30, 2011 4:40 pm
 

Ravens get no relief from Bears

The point is surely being missed. That point is that the Ravens were on the clock to make a pick or trade, not the Bears. The Bears apologized when they didn't need to. It's time to be happy with that and the player that you wanted. Otherwise, the Ravens can look in the mirror and figure out that next time they need to complete (COMPLETE) a trade or pick in 10 minutes. There's no crying in football.



Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: April 30, 2011 4:37 pm
 

Ravens get no relief from Bears

Who is this Bisciotti clown?  Is he from old money where he feels he is entitled to something?  In business until the deal is official it is not a deal.  A verbal committment doesn't mean squat until the papers are signed or vindicated by a third party.  So it's not official go cry to your accountant, lawyer, or who ever you whine to ya putz!  When the time was about to elapse on your pick you should have figured it was a no deal and gone ahead with your pick, that is what everyone else has to do. 

As for Goodell expecting retribution from the Bears that is a joke!  Goodell is the worse commissioner in sports which includes Stern, Selig, and Betteman so there are a lot of bottom feeders to choose from. 



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: April 30, 2011 4:22 pm
 

Ravens get no relief from Bears

Really, Bisciotti, your trade DIDN'T go through! So stop your whining. The Bears don't owe you a darn thing.



Since: Mar 6, 2008
Posted on: April 30, 2011 4:19 pm
 

Ravens get no relief from Bears

so, did the ravens give their picks to the vikes in 2003, sure haven't read anything that said they did.  if they didn't, then its called karma, suck it up and deal with it.



Since: Aug 21, 2007
Posted on: April 30, 2011 4:03 pm
 

Ravens get no relief from Bears

Xfactr,

To set the record straight, the following is from an Apr. 29, 2011 article written by Jamison Hensley for the Baltimore Sun:

"This is the second time in eight years that the Ravens had trouble completing a trade in the first round. In 2003, the Ravens wanted to move three spots up from No. 10 to take quarterback Byron Leftwich. But Jacksonville, which wanted Leftwich with the No. 8 pick, intentionally tied up the phone lines to prevent the trade between the Ravens and Minnesota.

When the time ran out on the , the ran up to pick Leftwich. The Ravens eventually won out on the deal because it wound up with with the 10th pick."


A little bit different than your recollection of the events, but it was a long time ago, so I can see where you'd get it a bit twisted.






Since: Jul 26, 2007
Posted on: April 30, 2011 3:49 pm
 

Ravens get no relief from Bears

Bad Dog,

This has nothing to do with politics.  Give bashing President Obama a rest, as this is about football.

I'm no huge fan of our President myself, but I recognize that there is a time and a place for criticizing him--and this isn't either.



Since: Sep 17, 2006
Posted on: April 30, 2011 3:48 pm
 

Ravens get no relief from Bears

No your missing the point. This in't a gentlemans game it is a business. The Ravens had plenty of time to Ponder what they were going to do and it didn't happen. They knew the Bears were going to take an O-Lineman, who knows what else as far as trading picks they were talking about. To make a trade happen there is a process and the process wasn't completed. Don't talk about ethics when the Ravens have a Lineback and a Wide Receiver whom were both present at Homicides.



Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: April 30, 2011 3:41 pm
 

Ravens get no relief from Bears

Awesome


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