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    OK, OK, I knew it was going to be bad because on the front page I read
    “--or will the loss of Jonathan Ogden make the team even worse?”

    You always do that Walter, stop spoiling everything on the front page. If I read, “Will Tim Tebow be the #1 overall pick?” 9/10 times he’s the #1 pick.

    I open it up and the first thing I notice is that you have Xavier Lee as a veteran addition. Undrafted Florida State QBs converted to TEs that just got cut are the polar opposite of veteran additions.

    Kyle Boller jokes, blah, blah, I’m just glad it doesn’t involve him eating at buffets. Stuff about Joe Flacco that completely ignores that Kyle Boller was a Jeff Tedford QB who was developed by Brian Billick.

    OK, so you mention Jared Gaither while hinting that the Ravens don’t have complete faith in him because they drafted Oniel Cousins in the 3rd (shows up in draft comments too). Oniel Cousins is the definition of a super aggressive right tackle. You’re the only guy I know who thinks he could be a left tackle.

    It’s easy to ignore Demetrius Williams seeing as how he was injured all of last year, but he is going to have a breakout season and it’s very common knowledge he’ll win the #2 receiving spot at worst.

    What you first off fail to mention with the Baltimore defense is that the average starting spot for the opposition’s offense was very close to the 50 yard line. It’s true, look it up. No one ever really mentions how conservative the D had to play without McAlister and Rolle. You can’t really blitz, cuz David Pittman will get burned in a Nano-second so you have to play the “Speed” package all day. C-Mac is healthy now (and no I don’t consider 31 years of age archaic) so they will be allowed to use their exotic blitzes. If you doubt Rex Ryan, you are going to look like a fool Walter. So keeping that in mind, most of the defensive analysis is asinine.

    Age is irrelevant. I don’t care if Kelly Gregg is 55 years old, it’s irrelevant as long as the Ravens have the best run defense and he continues to get 80 tackles a year. I don’t know what the problem with Trevor Pryce is either, most of his game is predicated on his strength.

    McAlister is still a premier corner and I dare anyone to throw to his side. I don’t know why you would mention Antwan Barnes. He raped Matt Light, but big deal he’s a one-dimensional pass rusher who isn’t going to replace Jarret Johnson. Third downs? Yes. First and Second? No.

    You star ratings are an absolute atrocity. I’m comfortable with the offensive star except for QB because it’s so hard to get 5 stars, but so incredibly easy to get a 1 star. But my god, the defensive ratings make absolutely no sense. You gave the Browns more stars on the defensive line. That is ridiculous, they have the best run-stopper in the league with Haloti Ngata, you got Trevor Pryce who is a top 5 LE and can generate a pass-rush in a 3-4 defense. Kelly Gregg is the most productive NT in the league. THEY JUST HAD THE #2 RUN DEFENSE! WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT FROM THEM! SHELL OUT A ****ING 4 STAR. I don’t care about the LBs, you have this “old” thing stuck in your head.

    Best free safety in the league, bar none (In before Matt with Tanard Jackson) + No one throwing at Chris McAlister’s side and you complimenting Dawan Landry = 2 STARS?!? ARRRGGGGHHHHH!

    Other than that, I love reading these previews, even though they seem to refuse thinking outside the box. Obviously my Ravens bias made me feel this way but I don't know how anyone could ignore these god awful ratings.

  • #2
    Well, first of all, my bad on Xavier Lee. I placed him under additions when the Ravens picked him up as an undrafted free agent, so I just uploaded that list into this one. I don't put much thought into veteran additions/rookies/cuts - it's all copy-pasting.

    JARED GAITHER: You misread what I wrote about Gaither. I said the Ravens have confidence in him because they didn't draft a tackle until the 3rd round.

    DEMETRIUS WILLIAMS: Breakout year with a Boller, Smith or a rookie QB? If he has a breakout year, it'll be in '09.

    AGE IS IRRELEVANT: Not really. Defensive players suffer a major decline around 32-34. It's true, look it up. Tampa's defense when from great to horrid in one year. I said they would struggle, I got some flack for it, but I was right.

    RUN DEFENSE: If you read the last paragraph under defense, I never said the run defense would struggle. Only the pass defense.

    TREVOR PRYCE: 33 years old and coming off multiple injuries. Not good. The reason I gave the d-line 3 stars. Plus Kelly Gregg is getting old too, but he should be fine for another year or two.

    CHRIS MCALISTER: He's not an elite corner anymore. He's 31 and coming off knee surgery. If this doesn't scream regression, I don't know what does.

    SECONDARY TWO STARS: Ed Reed got those two stars alone. Dawan Landry struggled last year, and there's nothing at corner. I originally had 3 stars here, but downgraded it at the last second.

    OUTSIDE THE BOX: I thought calling the Chargers to struggle at 9-7 and barely make the playoffs was outside the box. Jaguars beating the Colts in the AFC South is outside the box.

    ANTWAN BARNES: I wrote that he put on some weight this offseason, which could mean he might make a case for himself to be a multi-down player.


    WRAP-UP: Sorry you didn't like this preview. I know as a fan it's hard to hear that your team will suck, but it will.
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    • #3
      So, that means you liked it, right?

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      • #4
        He's telling the truth though. I'd be happy at the upside you all have at positions. OL could be set for years if everyone pans out decent I mean holy crap! Jared Gaither, Ben Grubbs, Jason Brown, Marshall Yanda, and Adam Terry with the versitiale Chris Chester and Oniel Cousins as backups?! Don't complain about that. RB you have McGahee and Rice. LB is ok as long as Suggs and Scott stay. I'm with Walt, Antwan Barns is fast off the edge and can be a real difference maker. You're secondary is fine but you could use another corner. You could use more D-Line depth but other than that Haloti Ngata, Kelly Gregg, and Trevor Price make one hell of a D-Line. QB worries me though. Kyle Boller, Troy Smith (though I like him), and Joe Flacco is a bottom 3 QB stable along with Miami and KC. You need a true #1 receiver as well but things don't look too bad in the future for the Ravens.

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        • #5
          The Ravens will be in tough competition with the Bengals to see who can sh*t the bed first.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by NoNonsenseCoach View Post
            The Ravens will be in tough competition with the Bengals to see who can sh*t the bed first.
            I have the Bengals sweeping the Ravens again because of that whole "Coach vs. Former Team" successful system.
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            • #7
              Thank you for responding so quickly Walter. I don't know what you have against Troy Smith, he was able to come in and get the job done for the Ravens last year, so yes, the Smith to Williams connection will be big this year. You obviously haven't seen the video of C-Mac at training camp playing as a receiver. He was never a 4.3 guy anyways. You're also being inconsistent giving the Steeler's D-line 4 stars despite Aaron Smith coming off of injuries. Their combined ages are also higher than the Ravens and they don't have Haloti Ngata on the verge of becoming the most dominant 3-4 linemen.

              No, you don't think outside the box. Giving Jacksonville the division is the furthest thing away from it. Every single person is saying that they are going to leapfrog the Colts this year and I don't see it. Chargers going 9-7 was a good start, but you still have them winning the division. Antwan Barnes is far too undersized and should save his energy to pass-rush on 3rd downs. Jarret Johnson is a solid tackler and is stout against the run.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by PuppyPuncher View Post
                Damn u are ugly when ur upset Puppy!!!


                R.I.P. Sean Taylor 1983-2007
                HAIL TO THE REDSKINS!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by NoNonsenseCoach View Post
                  The Ravens will be in tough competition with the Bengals to see who can sh*t the bed first.
                  While I don't think the Bengals are a play-off team they ain't as bad as some like to think IMO. Potentially one of the best offenses in the league.

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                  • #10
                    Troy Smith could be huge this year I agree. But PP how are you going to feel if Troy Smith tears it up this year, when you just spent a #1 on Flacco?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by TRICKaz View Post
                      Troy Smith could be huge this year I agree. But PP how are you going to feel if Troy Smith tears it up this year, when you just spent a #1 on Flacco?
                      I would be happy that the team was winning.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by giantsfanmike View Post
                        While I don't think the Bengals are a play-off team they ain't as bad as some like to think IMO. Potentially one of the best offenses in the league.
                        What about the defense though? I think they called bulldod last season to come play some linebacker, but his mom wouldn't let them.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by PuppyPuncher View Post
                          (In before Matt with Tanard Jackson)

                          rofl! That had me rolling!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by phenomenal_waffles View Post
                            rofl! That had me rolling!
                            Matt would say Garcia and Galloway is the best QB-WR tandem in the NFL but he has limitations on his homerism. Unlike IlliniVikingFan23.

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                            • #15
                              Cause we all know that "T-Jack" is up there with Manning and Brady.

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