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Category:General
Posted on: January 18, 2008 3:57 pm
 

QB Quandry- McNair, Smith, McNabb or draft pick

The ravens QB situation is obviously, well ... bad.  Steve McNair looked like he doubled his age right before the bengals game and was a turnover machine when he played the rest of the season.  I really like steve mcnair a lot, but if he doesnt show DRASTIC improvement in his control, awareness (he was always getting stripped) and health, the ravens are going to have to cut him because he has a big salary.

Smith- I cant say Im sold on troy smith but I was getting there. I wish the season was three games longer so I could get a real look at him, or rather, so Ozzie could get a real look at him before the draft.  I would love it if he turned out to be the guy.  He has a rocket arm and is incredibly mobile.  Everyone knows his knocks, his height and his accuracy.  Too bad we didn't snag garrett, he really could have developped him.  Maybe if we get Marty as coach, cam cameron can work with him.

Donovan McNabb- In December it was rumored and reported that the eagles might trade donovan mcnabb in the offseason.  There were four teams interessted, the ravens, falcons, vikings and bears.  Since the ravens were the only non conference team, they had the advantage.  It looks like this is a pipe dream now anyways since mcnabb played out of his mind the last month and the eagles would be insane to trade him, unless the ravens gave up their high first round draft pick.

Matt Ryan or Brian Brohm.  The ravens are too low at number eight to have a realistic chance at Ryan.  There are a few mock drafts that have him falling that far because they have the falcons taking darren mcfadden, but i dont see that happening.  Another alternative is that the ravens are allegedly interessted in trading up to get ryan.  Since the falcons draft at three, that means wed have to move up six or seven spots, thats a high price.  I would LOVE for us to get Ryan.  He has all the tangibles and played in a talented conference and still won a lot.  Brohm, Im not AS sure about but still seems like he is an NFL Caliber talent.  He just seems less of a sure thing than Ryan.

All that being said, I REALLY hope Ozzie and Eric DeCosta figure this out sooner rather than later.  One thing is for certain, the answer is not kyle boller.

-Nap

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Tags: Ravens
 
Posted on: January 16, 2008 4:12 pm
Edited on: January 16, 2008 4:12 pm
 

Beginning to get Frustrated with Coach Search

Its been two weeks so far and Im starting to get frustrated.  I know we shouldnt rush into picking a new coach, but it would be nice to know what direction the team is in for our own curiousities.

I saw Chris Mortenson's chat on ESPN today and he said that he expects Garrett to make his decision by the end of tonight or at the latest tomorrow (thursday 1/17/08) morning.

I am really pulling for garrett because that would most likely bring us Cam Cameron as OC and John Harbaugh as DC.  Plus it would mean Rex would get a head coaching job somewhere (Atlanta) since the falcons are only considering Ryan and Garrett at the moment.

I really think that Garrett with Cameron might be able to mold a qb into something more than weve seen on the ravens to date.  We do need a legitimate big, tall number one reciever.  Mark Clayton and Derrick Mason are compliments to a number one, but not one themselves.

Begining to ramble, gotta run.

-Nap

Category: General
Posted on: January 16, 2008 10:07 am
 

Garrett

I really hope that this whole situation gets figured out in the next few days.  Adam Schefter is reporting that the Falcons are offering Garrett more than the ravens, but Im sure Biscotti will step up to the plate.

I also don't understand why Rex Ryan isn't being considered anymore.  Why not have a defensive minded coach? We've had an offensive one the last nine years and our defense was great so its not like theres a straight line correlation there.  I say we should embrace what we have, an amazing defense, and hire Ryan.  I would much rather see our defense continue to be in the top 5 year in year out than shift to an offensive minded team.

Nap

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