In draft, Ravens are first in 10

In draft, Ravens are first in 10

There are 34 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Apr 20, 2008, titled In draft, Ravens are first in 10. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

Eric DeCosta makes picking in the top 10 of the NFL draft sound so easy. "We just rate the players," the Ravens' director of college scouting said.

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Attila the Hon

United States

#24 Apr 20, 2008
Outstanding article, Jamison! This is a textbook on how to successfully conduct a draft. I have all the confidence in the world in Ozzie & his staff.

LET'S GO RAVENS!

Since: Nov 07

Baltimore, MD

#26 Apr 20, 2008
golfer wrote:
Thanks for the help skaybaltimore
Any time.
Mike

Baltimore, MD

#27 Apr 20, 2008
Wow. Why to we need Harbaugh. You seen to be a Genius. Also, people do have the right to have a different opinion then you Mel Kiper!!!!!
cealex

Heathsville, VA

#28 Apr 20, 2008
Harbaugh just interviewed at the O's game and says "We're targeting one of the QB's"...not sure why he would say that out loud, but sounds like if Ryan is around at #8 then we can count on them calling his name. I'm not sold...I still like best available at #8 and Brohm/Flacco in Round 2. I guess that's why I'm home watching TV and Ozzie and others are plotting draft strategy.
Keyser

Orlando, FL

#29 Apr 21, 2008
Mike wrote:
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Troy Smith is not the answer. He'll never be a big time QB. He doesn't have what it takes. Take Ryan if he's there. Let him watch for a year and hand him the job. Everyone is on the Smith bandwagon because he played well against 2 teams that had nothing to play for. He's not the answer.
Finally, a man who speaks the truth!!!!!!!!!!

Great post. Smith has done nothing, absolutely nothing. And Newsome knows it.
Truth

Ashburn, VA

#30 Apr 21, 2008
skaybaltimore wrote:
The Ravens never seem to learn that everything starts with the O-line. If they were to focus on solidifying the O-line in this year's draft (OT and center) they'd be much further ahead of the game than if they run after the next media-inflated wunderkind QB flavor of the year. Troy Smith behind a solid O-line with McGahee, Ross, Heap, Mason, D-Will, & Clayton, with an O scheme that actually ATTACKS opponent's defenses, would better serve the Ravens in 2008 and for years to come. If not, expect more of the same ol same ol that's been Ozzie Newsome's trademark since he arrived here. It was almost comical to see Rod Woodson's reaction to the "the Ravens are STILL looking for a QB" discussion that came up on ESPN a couple of weeks ago. He basically just shook his head with a "So what else is new?" look. Newsome better wise up because this is a critical draft, and if he blows it, I think he might be/should be gone.
"Since relocating to Baltimore in 1996, the Ravens have drafted five Pro Bowl players in the top 10, the most of any team in that span. They have hit on five of their seven shots in the top 10, taking the likes of Jonathan Ogden, Peter Boulware, Chris McAlister, Jamal Lewis and Terrell Suggs. Although Duane Starks and Travis Taylor were the only ones who didn't make the Pro Bowl, Starks was pivotal in the team's 2000 Super Bowl run and Taylor left as the franchise's all-time leading receiver."

Gee.......the Ravens really suck at evaluating talent. I guess you are right......
Truth

Ashburn, VA

#31 Apr 21, 2008
skaybaltimore wrote:
The Ravens never seem to learn that everything starts with the O-line. If they were to focus on solidifying the O-line in this year's draft (OT and center) they'd be much further ahead of the game than if they run after the next media-inflated wunderkind QB flavor of the year. Troy Smith behind a solid O-line with McGahee, Ross, Heap, Mason, D-Will, & Clayton, with an O scheme that actually ATTACKS opponent's defenses, would better serve the Ravens in 2008 and for years to come. If not, expect more of the same ol same ol that's been Ozzie Newsome's trademark since he arrived here. It was almost comical to see Rod Woodson's reaction to the "the Ravens are STILL looking for a QB" discussion that came up on ESPN a couple of weeks ago. He basically just shook his head with a "So what else is new?" look. Newsome better wise up because this is a critical draft, and if he blows it, I think he might be/should be gone.
Oh, and about 20 other teams (at least) in the NFL are looking for their long-term answer at QB....

Since: Nov 07

Baltimore, MD

#32 Apr 21, 2008
Truth wrote:
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"Since relocating to Baltimore in 1996, the Ravens have drafted five Pro Bowl players in the top 10, the most of any team in that span. They have hit on five of their seven shots in the top 10, taking the likes of Jonathan Ogden, Peter Boulware, Chris McAlister, Jamal Lewis and Terrell Suggs. Although Duane Starks and Travis Taylor were the only ones who didn't make the Pro Bowl, Starks was pivotal in the team's 2000 Super Bowl run and Taylor left as the franchise's all-time leading receiver."
Gee.......the Ravens really suck at evaluating talent. I guess you are right......
Do you even read your own posts? How much emphasis has been placed on THE O-LINE since 1996, genius? Aside from Ogden? Yeah, last year Newsome FINALLY got a little smarter. But the job's not done. So before he blows it on some wannabe QB in Ryan, THIS is the year to finally nail down the O-line once and for all, and build towards the future.

Since: Nov 07

Baltimore, MD

#33 Apr 21, 2008
Truth wrote:
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Oh, and about 20 other teams (at least) in the NFL are looking for their long-term answer at QB....
As usual...totally irrelevant argument that has nothing to do with nothing.
Truth

Ashburn, VA

#34 Apr 21, 2008
skaybaltimore wrote:
<quoted text>As usual...totally irrelevant argument that has nothing to do with nothing.
Of course it does.........it may not to an ignorant fool such as yourself but to the general reader, it certainly does. You are talking about reports on the Ravens and how they are trying to end their long journey of finding "the guy" to be their QB. The point is, this isn't an isolated problem. Since many other teams are in the same quantry, it is obvious that it is very difficult if not impossible to find "the guy" and in many cases, a "work around" will have to do.

So, given this, you cannot really give the Ravens a lot of grief for not finding "the guy". It is a league problem and one that is hard to overcome.
Truth

Ashburn, VA

#35 Apr 21, 2008
skaybaltimore wrote:
<quoted text>Do you even read your own posts? How much emphasis has been placed on THE O-LINE since 1996, genius? Aside from Ogden? Yeah, last year Newsome FINALLY got a little smarter. But the job's not done. So before he blows it on some wannabe QB in Ryan, THIS is the year to finally nail down the O-line once and for all, and build towards the future.
Can you even read period? Yes Ozzie is SO BAD isn't he.......if he had the best offensive line in the NFL, idiots like you would be giving him grief for not drafting a RB or a stud wide receiver!
Truth

Ashburn, VA

#36 Apr 21, 2008
skaybaltimore wrote:
<quoted text>Do you even read your own posts? How much emphasis has been placed on THE O-LINE since 1996, genius? Aside from Ogden? Yeah, last year Newsome FINALLY got a little smarter. But the job's not done. So before he blows it on some wannabe QB in Ryan, THIS is the year to finally nail down the O-line once and for all, and build towards the future.
..and a little more translation for the simpletons out there (such as yourself). You are saying if Ozzie screws this draft up, he should be canned. Well, the above information shows he has done a fine job (not perfect, but fine). If you can read, go revisit YOUR post.
Truth

Ashburn, VA

#37 Apr 21, 2008
skaybaltimore wrote:
<quoted text>As usual...totally irrelevant argument that has nothing to do with nothing.
...and it should read "has nothing to do with anything"......you need to do something about your ghetto broken excuse for english homeboy!

Since: Nov 07

Baltimore, MD

#38 Apr 21, 2008
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>...and it should read "has nothing to do with anything"......you need to do something about your ghetto broken excuse for english homeboy!
Or, as in your case,(and in the words of Billy Preston): "Nothin from nothin leaves nothin".

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