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Everything posted by Tony-OH

  1. Both are pretty dated, but Frederick has seemed to have made some upgrades while Bowie, despite being a AA team looks like it's straight from 1999.
  2. Gotta know your weight class. Listed at 6-2, 200, he was much heavier later in his career. Trust me, if this man came charging at me like he did to Martinez, I'd have to think long and hard about how manly I wanted to look in that beat down I would take! BTW, he definitely is in my Hall of Fame for menacing facial hair! In case you thought he was really 200 pounds!
  3. Sounds like Aberdeen would need to move up to a full-season team. Since Bowie doesn't seem to be interested in upgrading that old out o date Prince George's county Stadium, it could make some sense to move them to AA and contract Bowie.
  4. Never saw that. I will say, if George Scott came running after me like that I'd be hauling ass like Martinez did as well.
  5. I could see this game going either way, but I gotta think the Seahawks will pull this out at home. The Ravens don't tend to play well on the West Coast traditionally under Harbaugh, but I just see our defense having some struggles with Wilson.
  6. Agreed. And on top if it all, he's in a contract year which means doubt he's not going to play hard this year. Sound like someone looking for something to say negative about a guy. This is a no lose trade for the Ravens and although I'm still concerned over the pass rush, this improves the defense overall. When Smith comes back, Peters can play nickle which might suit him better anyways.
  7. Yep, it's pretty clear what they are doing now. They're all in for this year which is a little weird, because I honestly don't think they are that great, but I guess this is the end of their run so might as well go for it!
  8. If that is true, then I would throw that test away, because I've watched a lot of football over my 49 years on this earth and I can tell you, Jackson is a smart football player. How "smart" he is outside of that, I don't know or care, but I do know he's a smart player and by all reports a hard worker and good leader. I'll take those three attributes any day in my QB.
  9. I took two years off after what happened in London so it has nothing to do with Jackson/Flacco. Regardless, Jackson is the first guy I love to watch play on the Ravens since Ray Rice, though maybe I could add in Steve Smith.
  10. No arguments from me here. Paying two first rounders for a guy who could be a rental is a steep price to pay unless you think he's the difference in winning a Super Bowl.
  11. Makes a lot more sense now. Looks like the Ravens won out here because they got a really good corner in Peters without giving up much at all while the Rams gave up two 1st round picks for Ramsey (That's shocking if you ask me). This is a little concerning though about Peters, "Ramsey should be a major upgrade on Peters, whose inconsistency had grown exhausting. It's one thing to get overmatched by a superior receiver; it's another to stop running against Mike Evans in man coverage." -- ESPN article on Ramsey trade. If Peters stops Averett from seeing the field that's a win-win for the Ravens.
  12. When Lamar was drafted, I had a lot of the same concerns. I was not a believer in a QB that you actually run plays for in the run game (due to injury) and wasn't sure Lamar could be a good enough passer to keep teams honest. But, after watching him through six games this year, here's where I'm at with Jackson. 1. Jackson seems very intelligent and is very savvy to the game around him. He's not a first read is covered so take off scramble QB like I've seen in the past. When he does scramble, he rarely takes hard hits though last week I wasn't too thrilled with him getting bent backwards once and he did take an unnecessary hit to get an extra yard or two on one play. 2. From all indications Jackson is a great leader and hard worker, two things Joe Flacco was not exactly known for. 3. Jackson is a world class athlete and looks like that looks that includes flexibility and quick twitch ability to avoid injury. 4. While he's not going to be Brady with his accuracy, he has shown enough ability to throw down the seams to keep defenses pretty honest. He also does a pretty good job of protecting the ball and not making low percentage dangerous throws for the most part (outside of the Browns game). 5. His intelligence allows him to learn each week and you don't see him making the same mistake twice. Last week he did not dance in the pocket and end up with a sack. Once he felt the pressure he moved away from it. 6. The fact that he's carrying the ball 10+ times a game does him make him more of injury risk, but that's just a matter of the fact that the more times any player touches a ball the more chances they have of getting hurt. If I saw recklessness (Like with Andrews) I'd have more concerns. 7. End of the day, I just enjoy watching him play. He does things that others can not and he's the kind of guy I'd pay to watch play because we never know what he's capable of doing week in and week out. I know I'm 1000 times happier watching him play then watching regular season Joe (3 and out) Flacco play.
  13. Why would they want Suggs back when they know the second half of the year Suggs is a lot worse than the first half?
  14. I looked him up and I'm trying to figure out why the Rams would do this? This seems like a great trade for the Ravens. Guess the Rams don't see themselves going anywhere this year and see more in Young than the Ravens have so far. If Peters plays well, gotta think they try to lock him up long term to replace Mr. Glass.
  15. Umm, a specifically mentioned his trading of prospects for established players. I was not talking about every move he ever made.
  16. I'm assuming you are joking because if you are concerned over trading two guys who never made it to the majors for a guy who might help the major league team, then I don't know what to say.
  17. The only one that was awful was the Davies trade. But that was partially an assessment problem by the team's scouts and player development personnel. I was higher on Davies than anyone in the system. Everybody I spoke with had concerns with him being able to stick as a starter because of his size. Regardless, trading any potential prospect away for Geraldo Parra on a .500 team was ridiculous. I still think this move was Duquette's Hail Mary play to get influence back that he lost after his flirtation with Toronto. I think he thought if he could get the Orioles back to the playoffs he could get his influence back, but that trade was awful from the very beginning and was the first time I had a huge problem with any move that Duquette made.
  18. While this was true, it also showed the Orioles attempt to try and find a position that would maximize his value. I don't think it was necessarily a bad thing to try him at 3B first, even though I didn't think his arm had any chance of succeeding there either. The most absurd thing I heard was that the Orioles had to keep Mountcastle at SS because Duquette insisted upon it because it "maximized his value to other teams." This is absurd because no scout that saw Mountcastle though he could ever play SS effectively in the majors so just because the Orioles played him there did not mean other teams viewed him as such. The player development folks wanted to move him from SS after his Delmarva year and some after instructs after he was drafted. The Orioles were never very good at getting guys experience at potential positions they would play at the major league level. One of things I liked what I saw this year was them moving guys around a bit when they didn't have a guaranteed set position.
  19. Mountcastle will start the year playing LF in Norfolk where he will most likely play a couple of weeks there. This will be because of service time and they can't just taxi him and start him exactly when they would get the extra year because they would give the union cause for a grievance. I don't know the exact date, but at some point you will see Mountcastle in an Orioles uniform in April and unless he pulls a Mullins over 4-6 weeks, he's going to be up here for good in 2020. I think they are going to give him every opportunity to show he can play LF effectively where he showed to be serviceable last year in AAA and where he has the most value. By May the Orioles everyday outfield will be: LF: Mountcastle CF: Hays RF: Santader 4th OF/DH will be Stewart with Wilkerson or Mason Williams taking the 5th outfielder/back up CF job. One thing of note, Santander can back up Hays in CF with Mancini, Stewart or Mountcastle moving to right.
  20. On top of it, Jackson is pretty smart about not taking big hits. He's only had 1-2 this year that made me wince and honestly, that was per game with Flacco in the pocket.
  21. Remember when the Ravens were going right down the field on runs? Yeah, me too. Maybe somebody should remind the OC. Another punt! This team need a new coaching staff. This team is undisciplined and has all the skills to be a running beast but wants to throw the ball around because Roman apparently think s they have to despite the fact that the Bengals haven't stopped the run all day.
  22. Gotta agree, though that was after the first three games I think. These next gen stats are about as accurate as the "analytics" that tells Harbaugh to go for 2 down by 4.
  23. Outside of the first two drives by the Ravens, they have really played a poor game overall. Outside of the one FG by Tucker, the special teams have been awful, Harbaugh lost another challenge for no reason, and Andrews may have made one of the dumbest, most undisciplined plays that cost the Ravens points, and allowed the Bengals to get the ball back and score three points. In other words, a typical Harbaugh football team. Up 17-10 at to the Bengals says a lot more about the discipline and true talent on this team. This team will be lucky to finish 8-8 when it goes into the grind of the schedule.
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