A sinking feeling for Ravens

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A week ago, Ravens coach Brian Billick said he wanted his players to hold on to their faint playoff hopes.

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Tom

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Nov 26, 2007
 
Billick must go
Donta

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Nov 26, 2007
 
Surely, someone in the Ravens organizations feels that Billick's time has to come to and end.
Junney

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Nov 26, 2007
 
they have a QB Put Smith in there had my doubts about putting him in to soon but I've watch him for years sit a wait and up here we know fate is on his side. we know where he came from and the man's raising a whole army of talent a teaching them how to behave on field and off and working them hard to be great. And for me that saying a lot we all know the Ravens are the Old Cleveland team and we hate Cleveland maybe they shoud have stay put!!!
Rick

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Nov 26, 2007
 
At the beginning of season their goal was the SB. Their goal should have been fixing the offense.
Mike

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#5
Nov 26, 2007
 
I may have lost a few IQ points reading that last post.
Mike

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#6
Nov 26, 2007
 
Not you Rick...I meant Junney
jeffro

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Nov 26, 2007
 
Junney, put the crack pipe down...your mind is gone.I want everyone on this forum to see what happens to a mind on crack...read Junney's post.
Randy

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Nov 26, 2007
 
"the defense held it's own". It's own what?
Bill

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Nov 26, 2007
 
I've never been a fan of Billick because the offense has been pretty horrid for several years of his tenure and it never seemed to be addressed. Now that the defense is average to above average, but not dominant anymore, the lack of discipline and creativity on offense is no longer the elephant in the room no one wants to acknowledge. However, I am really starting to wonder how much talent does he have to work with? We have a very young OLine
(besides a worn down Ogden) that I believe could be pretty good...in another 1-2 years. Our receivers appear to be average at best, probably none of our QB's should be starters in the NFL (although it is difficult to tell with the Oline play and offensive play-calling) and the defense plays undisciplined and just not well at times...even when the defense was very good our secondary would still get lit up.

No, I am not a fan of Billick, but get a real OC in here that has full control and draft a QB and CB and maybe something good can happen in the next two seasons. I agree Billick must change his ways or go, but if he goes it could be going from the frying pan into the frier.
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Nov 26, 2007
 
Billick is a pompous, arrogant idiot who should be relieved of his duties. He doesn't know what's the problem ? Get real. It's been the same ever since he arrived.
Bisciotti, the tall Angelos, should sell - we need an intelligent owner. Perhaps Ron Shapiro should advise him to sell in order to spare Baltimore another embarrassment in 'sports ownership'. The only 'continuity' Bisciotti is getting from Billick is poor coaching, lack of team discipline and no offense. And to think Billick says:
" It's a great challenge," Billick said. "We're presented with a great opportunity to display to the world that we're better than we are."
Duh...... you are supposed to get the kinks out during camp - not for Monday night football. Get Phil Savage back. Release Newsome.
The only positives coming from the Ravens - they support bringing the Army-Navy Game to Baltimore.
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#11
Nov 26, 2007
 
Too Bad Billick is signed on for another 3 seasons after this one...rumor has it the organization owes him $15mm if they send him packing.

It might be worth every penny at this rate.
Randy

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Nov 26, 2007
 
fsuwalterb wrote:
Billick is a pompous, arrogant idiot who should be relieved of his duties. He doesn't know what's the problem ? Get real. It's been the same ever since he arrived.
Bisciotti, the tall Angelos, should sell - we need an intelligent owner. Perhaps Ron Shapiro should advise him to sell in order to spare Baltimore another embarrassment in 'sports ownership'. The only 'continuity' Bisciotti is getting from Billick is poor coaching, lack of team discipline and no offense. And to think Billick says:
" It's a great challenge," Billick said. "We're presented with a great opportunity to display to the world that we're better than we are."
Duh...... you are supposed to get the kinks out during camp - not for Monday night football. Get Phil Savage back. Release Newsome.
The only positives coming from the Ravens - they support bringing the Army-Navy Game to Baltimore.
Huh?

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Nov 26, 2007
 
I knew this year was going to be ugly year. Billick has proven himself year after year of what he is capable of. Last year talent overcame coaching on an easy schedule. I feel that we DO have the offensive talent but we DON'T have a coach. I am sorry that the owner gave BB an extension but he got bad advice if he did give the extension stemming from advice. Ozzie has a great eye for talent. It makes me sick to my stomach that he might have had something to do with giving BB an extension. I pray, hope, plead down on my knees that we get rid of billick. billick is so pathetic. He is not even as good a Norv Turner and Turner has proven how good he is. HA! I realize that it is hard to find a good coach. But it should not be that hard to spot someone that CAN'T coach.
Frank of Glenwood

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Nov 26, 2007
 
As long as the Ravens are under the Billick/Newsome/McNair syndrome they will be boring. Don't stop with Savage, bring back Anderson too. These guys don't know who to keep and who is out of gas. Biscotti, you owe it to the fans who pay all this money to clean up this mess. Don't wait, do it now. This is a losing combination.
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#15
Nov 26, 2007
 
hey, look at the bright side, with the season shot, the more they keep losing, the more the inevitable, and very much needed salary cap purge will happen, Billick will either have to completely give up his offensive duties, or hopefully get shown the door, and the draft choices will be better, and there are some pretty good QB's coming out this year.........this season is toast, but high choice and no Billick make next year at least not so glum............
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#16
Nov 26, 2007
 
They're not going to play Troy Smith this season.

And as far as Brian Billick goes, if we're to have him as head coach for three more seasons, he should find an offensive innovator and bring him in to overhaul the entire offense.
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Nov 26, 2007
 
Junney wrote:
they have a QB Put Smith in there had my doubts about putting him in to soon but I've watch him for years sit a wait and up here we know fate is on his side. we know where he came from and the man's raising a whole army of talent a teaching them how to behave on field and off and working them hard to be great. And for me that saying a lot we all know the Ravens are the Old Cleveland team and we hate Cleveland maybe they shoud have stay put!!!
There is only 1 ex Cleveland Brown on that team (Stover) So I think we can put to rest the Ravens being the old Browns

Since: Nov 07

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#18
Nov 26, 2007
 
Let's get off the Troy Smith band wagon. He should have never been drafted, much less kept. Olson was a much better prospect, but Raven management does not have an eye for QB talent. If Troy Smith is in the game with our offernsive line, he's permanently crippled by the second quarter. He doesn't have the size to be an NFL QB and he would need a lot more speed to get away from those unblocked blitzing LBs and CBs. As long as Billick is here, we retain players past their prime, and the players have nothing to fear from sloppy, uninspired football nothing will change.
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#19
Nov 26, 2007
 
Did anyone else get sick of watching J.O. get burned yesterday?!?!?! He has no passion for the game anymore. It's so obvious it's not even funny. Major salary cap purge after this season is our only hope!!
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#20
Nov 26, 2007
 
why not play TROY SMITH we have nothing to lose...besides boller sucks

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