I agree Oz cant pick his butt when it comes to WR's but how can you call Marcus Smith a bust when he has never seen any playing time yet? The O-Line is good now considering they are all new to the position. Rolle should have hung it up 3 years ago. Also a seventh round pick like Patrick is not really subject to bust status.Hate to come here full of doom and gloom, but here are the facts. We have only beaten one team with a record above .500 ( Dolphins ) Those beaten teams have a combined record of 15-27-1.
Teams that we've lost to are 32-8. We've been in two of those games, and blown out the other two.
Simply put, we are years from being an elite team. Flacco has progressed nicely. Mason is still a great Reciever, and Heap is now FINALLY getting into the mix. Our O-Line will take a couple years to really be good. Thats the positives.
The negatives are that by the time those things mature and come together, Ray Lewis will retire, as will Mason, Heap, Anderson, Pryce, Reed, Rolle and McAlister.
Sadly...people we have drafted in recent years, Williams, Clayton, Chester, Cody, Boller, Figurs,Patrick, Harper, Burgess, Pittman , Daniels, J. Green, Mike and Musa and Marcus Smith, Martin, LaCasse, Darling, R. Green, Abney, Moore, Harris, Have ALL BEEN BUSTS!!!
I have always supported Oz....but maybe its time for some front office moves too.
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#101 Nov 18, 2008
#102 Nov 18, 2008
I agree. Either these Giants fans can't read or their arrogance blinds them. All educated fans are saying iks that the Giants didn't destroy the Ravens as media types and Giants fans are spewing. Yes, they beat the Ravens and were the better team on Sunday because they made plays but the missed FG and pick six were fluke type plays that wouldn't happen 95 times out of a 100. Take those away and you have a close game that probably could have gone either way at the end.
#103 Nov 18, 2008
I was very impressed with Joe Flacco. That kid is going to be a heck of a QB. The play he made on the touchdown pass was big time. That said, it was sweet to humiliate Ray-Ray after the Super Bowl and Eli's rookie year game.
#104 Nov 18, 2008
Actually the momentum had turned in the 3rd quarter. Giants fans all over were urinating themselves as the Ravens got to midfield down 20-10. Then the fluke pick 6 came and the game was over. So yes, the Ravens were in the game down 10 points and driving with 25 minutes left in the game.
#105 Nov 18, 2008
You're a tool. Who is your team, homo? YOu come on here talking crap and never own up to your team. Yes, there were fluke plays that put the game away, it's a fact. The Giants were the better team that day but not as much as half you blowhards would like.
#106 Nov 18, 2008
What arrogance and again, contradictory statements from a Giants fan. So you owned the Ravens and are so much better then they are yet when you get destroyed by a team "you know you're better then them but played a bad game." I say the same thing about the Ravens and Giants fans come out of the woodwork saying I'm full of it. You can't have it both way.
#107 Nov 18, 2008
Scary front 4. 1 sack for the day for them against that rookie QB you are talking about and a banged up line. Your head is in your a$$.
#108 Nov 18, 2008
I must disagree with you on the fact that the ravens have only one reciever. Joe has gotten tunnel vision when D. Mason is in the game. What is needed is for Mason to sit until he can lift his arm up to catch a ball. Both interceptions came from Flacco trying to force passes to Mason that he would normally catch or a least knock down. So let's not give the Giants the Super Bowl yet. They can be beaten. btw is it me or is the AFC north the most penalize divison in the NFL? I don't think we are all undiscipline. The Ravens a victims of bad press clippings.
#109 Nov 18, 2008
Sometimes you're the statue and sometimes you're the pigeon. Sunday we were the statue.
#110 Nov 18, 2008
That is exactly right...his personal vendetta against Billick has always been annoying to me. And now for him to continue to make statements that "this is a well coached football team" is his way of still jabbing at Billick.
First of all...how the hell does Preston know whether we are well coached football team? And secondly & most importantly, LET IT GO! Billick is gone so move on Preston.
#111 Nov 18, 2008
The very fact that Marcus Smith has not played yet on a team that is VERY weak with Wide Reicievers proves that he's a bust. It is also for this reason, that we picked up Terance Copper...who by the Saints standards, was a bust in his own right.
A seventh round pick is absolutely considered a bust, when you consider he didnt even make the team his first year....a team that at the time was VERY thin on Running Backs. Thats why the Ravens went and got that kid from Washington and the other one from Charlotte.( the names escape me )
You may think the 7th round is a throw away...until you consider players that came from the 7th.
Derrick Ward ( who just ran all over us )
Now lets consider the players that EVERY NFL TEAM didnt think were even worthy of a 7th round pick, and went undrafted.
I will give Oz credit however of getting our own undrafted players, Will Demps, Bart Scott, Brendon Ayanbadejo, Mike Flynn and Priest Holmes.
#112 Nov 18, 2008
"If you took away a couple of big Giants plays, then it was a close game." Ummm thanks for stating the obvious, doesn't every losing team says that..... Don't blame poor tackling, I watched that Giants offensive line push the Defensive line back, and one thing you noticed was they sustained blocks, and I don't remember seeing any Giant offensive lineman on their back.. I give credit to the Giants, it's not a fluke when you have 3 runs over 20 yards and a 77 yard run.. It's just tells me that the offensive lineman did not quit on any plays, which resulted in 1 arm attempts by our players to make a tackle.. This does give our defense something to prove, and hope they prove it to the Eagles on Sunday
#113 Nov 18, 2008
Eagles, lol. What a joke. But then again, some of you morons on here will think the Ravens rebounded if they win. After all, Eagles are 5-4-1. Pathetic.
#114 Nov 18, 2008
I think that one of the things muddying the dialogue here is that the Giants and Ravens have a unique history, meaning the Super Bowl. For those of you old enough to remember, and I believe this, the Ravens had a much better chance to beat the Giants on Sunday than the Giants did to beat the Ravens in 1995.
Reading some of the posts here, and this was my experience, I didn't believe the game was over until the fourth quarter.
All that having been said, I also believe that Flacco is the real deal. He's a scary QB for the opposition. The Ravens will do what they usually do with trades and the draft -- go for the defensive guys -- but I think grabbing a top-tier receiever (or two) and a reliable back (to help keep their opponents' defense honest) would likely put them in the elite category.
My prediction: People will not forget about Tom Brady in two years, but only because of all the comparisons between Brady and Flacco. This guy has all the tools, knows how to play the game and seems to have nerves of steel (did anyone here forget how good he is making time in the pocket and running the ball when he needed to?).
#115 Nov 19, 2008
Earth to Ozzie Newsome - you need some playmakers on offense. Particularly a go to wide receiver who is taller than 5'10". Travis Taylor and Patrick Johnson etc. just aren't good enough. You missed out on Anquan Bolden and Marques Colston.
#116 Nov 19, 2008
I think that is a good idea to rest some players and give them a "bye week". Kinda like baseball. I wouldn't sit all the starters at once, but I would stagger it throughout the rest of the year. I think we need to consider that this is Stovers last year and let the young kid kick. That would allow Barnes to play, which we need.
#117 Nov 19, 2008
Michael Crabtree 6'3" 214lbs Texas Tech
#118 Nov 19, 2008
Sorry Mike but Crabtree will be long gone before the Ravens pick.
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