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#441 85Knight

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 07:36 AM

That's about how I feel about it. Decosta is going to have to nail this draft though.


I was just about to post this. We can't miss this year. There are a lot of holes to fill now on offense and defense. Things just got a little scary.

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 07:38 AM

That's about how I feel about it. Decosta is going to have to nail this draft though.

 

Yup...and the best move may be trading back.



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Posted 12 March 2019 - 07:41 AM

Still have this weird feeling they are going to sign Bell...

I just have a hard time seeing them sign a guy that quit on his team and held out the entire year.  That's not exactly "playing like a Raven"



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Posted 12 March 2019 - 07:45 AM

Bell to Raiders just seems like the obvious move.


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 08:01 AM

Za'Darius to Green Bay.

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 08:03 AM

Brian is saying if Smith eclipses 11M per year, he should be a 3rd round comp pick.


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 08:08 AM

Jeff Z:

 

Ravens talk all about drafting, developing and rewarding own. With Mosley leaving, they don't have a single player left from 2014 draft (Urban still could re-sign). Nick Boyle is only player left from 2015 draft (few current FAs from that group could resign).


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 08:08 AM

They have to spend and make a big splash now because a lot of holes are gonna be filled cheaply through the draft. They might as well sign Bell now.

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 08:12 AM

I would cut Smith myself, but that's just me.



Why compound the losses on defense with another loss of a good player, for money they wont spend elsewhere?

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 08:14 AM

Mosley ain't worth what he got. That's unreal. I think most here knew if he got to the open market he'd get some team to throw stupid money at him.

With that said. DeCosta has his work cut out for him. A lot of holes to fill. And pieces to fill them are disappearing fast.

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 08:14 AM

They have to spend and make a big splash now because a lot of holes are gonna be filled cheaply through the draft. They might as well sign Bell now.

That's terrible thinking.


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 08:15 AM

Mosley ain't worth what he got. That's unreal. I think most here knew if he got to the open market he'd get some team to throw stupid money at him.

With that said. DeCosta has his work cut out for him. A lot of holes to fill. And pieces to fill them are disappearing fast.

 

Yeah was just about to say the same thing. Welcome to the GM position, Eric. Now go do your job.


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 08:16 AM

With all the losses on defense, you need Lamar Jackson to become a real QB threat now.

 

You're not going to be winning the 20-13 games you were able to win with ease last year.

 

You need him to step up in a big way and I seriously wonder if he can.


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#454 Mackus

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 08:19 AM

Why compound the losses on defense with another loss of a good player, for money they wont spend elsewhere?

 

This isn't the Orioles.  If they cut a player for cap savings, they'll use the cap space somewhere else. 

 

I wouldn't even consider cutting Jimmy because I think he is far better than what $9M in cap space will buy us, but I'm not at all worried that they would cut him just to save money and let the cap space generated go unspent.



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Posted 12 March 2019 - 08:21 AM

Let's wait at least until free agency actually begins before panicking about what must need to happen now that we've lost Mosley.  I'm not worried at all about the state of the defense currently.  Bringing Suggs back was mostly for nostalgia and locker room leadership rather than anything on-field, and I was hoping they'd let Weddle and Mosley go, so nothing that has unfolded so far seems like the team's plan has gone off the rails.



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Posted 12 March 2019 - 08:27 AM

Let's wait at least until free agency actually begins before panicking about what must need to happen now that we've lost Mosley. I'm not worried at all about the state of the defense currently. Bringing Suggs back was mostly for nostalgia and locker room leadership rather than anything on-field, and I was hoping they'd let Weddle and Mosley go, so nothing that has unfolded so far seems like the team's plan has gone off the rails.


You might be right but it's a little shocking to see all of these players leave at once. This is what happens when you have the no. 1 defense. De Costa is going to be tested right out of the gate now.

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 08:27 AM

I'm still hoping for Thomas. At this point, with Mosley and Smith gone, you've got plenty of cap room. You can front load the deal into this year to offset long-term injury risk. You add dynamic back end guy and potentially fill a leadership gap. 

 

I wonder if we're in on Williams from San Diego, too? 

 

I'd rather we be patient and pay for the guys we want (or not at all) or wait for cuts rather than go nuts for guys like CJ or ZDS. 



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Posted 12 March 2019 - 08:32 AM

I'm still hoping for Thomas. At this point, with Mosley and Smith gone, you've got plenty of cap room. You can front load the deal into this year to offset long-term injury risk. You add dynamic back end guy and potentially fill a leadership gap. 

 

I wonder if we're in on Williams from San Diego, too? 

 

I'd rather we be patient and pay for the guys we want (or not at all) or wait for cuts rather than go nuts for guys like CJ or ZDS. 

Zero chance of that happening.

 

I would like to see Amos added.

 

Jeff Z is wonder if they will go after Bell.


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 08:33 AM

Why compound the losses on defense with another loss of a good player, for money they wont spend elsewhere?

I think he's injury prone and he's had a couple of suspensions as well. 

 

Also as Mackus said, if they cut him that 10 million in savings would be used elsewhere.



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Posted 12 March 2019 - 08:33 AM

Zero chance of that happening.

I would like to see Amos added.

Jeff Z is wonder if they will go after Bell.


See I'm not the only one. Nothing's wrong with making a splash when the timing's right. This might be the time.




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