Posted: 7/17/2014 11:19 AM
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"Got a cover of Sports Illustrated..it says the Titans are the best team in football...maybe they are...but not today" Brian Billick
Posted: 7/17/2014 12:14 PM
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smackums wrote: Despite entering last year as defending Superbowl Champs I have to admit that I wasn't that excited going into the season. I think it had a lot to do with the Boldin trade (not trying to rehash that). None of the free agents or draft picks really excited me. I just felt like the Ravens lost more than they gained. I'm a lot more excited about this upcoming season though for the following reasons:Renewed Focus - Yeah I hesitate to put this with a different Raven getting arrested every other week. But I think some Ravens got a big dose of humble pie last year. The fact that we were in control of our playoff destiny and ended the year 0-2 being outscored 75-24 is something that will bother a prideful group. I think, in general, this group can't get around the fact that they were not good enough. Offensive Additions - The 2013 Ravens scored less than 20 points a game. Offensively, they scored about 18 points a game and only 4 times did this team score 21 or more points in a win. Enter Kubiak and Steve Smith. I've tried to caution myself regarding a 35 year old diminutive WR, but I love having a guy who sets a certain tone on offense. Football is an emotional game. I love guys who bring outward shows of emotion because it is infectious. I'm also excited about Kubiak. I think Kubes will bring a balanced gameplan that will allow the Ravens to be successful. I feel like those two will bring a level of expectation on the field that I'm excited to see.Defensive Additions - I've really come around on the addition of C.J. Mosley. When we first drafted him I thought it would be another example of diminishing return. Similar to Upshaw and Dumerville, I thought having Mosley and Brown on the same roster may not have been the best use of our draft resources. I just thought that Clinton Dix was gift wrapped to us. Similar to Steve Smith, I'm now starting to value his potential for leadership. I'm not writing off Arthur Brown, but he CJ Mosley reviews this year are a lot better so far than the Arthur Brown reviews from last year.
Posted: 7/17/2014 1:27 PM
New offense - specifically a healthy Pitta/Daniels combo
Excited to see Mosley play and Gino get cut
Posted: 7/17/2014 2:12 PM
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Last edited 7/17/2014 6:29 PM by Nowayallthesenamesaretaken
Posted: 7/17/2014 8:21 PM
Posted: 7/17/2014 8:29 PM
Nowayallthesenamesaretaken wrote: I'm excited about an improved offense, an improved defense, an improved coaching staff and a motivated team pissed off about an underachieving year in 2013..............................Tee it up baby, we're in for a good year ! Incidently, I'm in Clearwater Beach Florida and went to a cool Raven's bar in St Petersburg called the Brass Monkey. It is owned by "The Stallion" of Ocean City fame, Barry Streib. ? Big Baltimore sports presence down here, you'd all be proud.
Posted: 7/18/2014 7:18 AM
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Posted: 7/21/2014 12:55 PM
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Posted: 7/21/2014 3:42 PM
Posted: 7/21/2014 5:57 PM
#1 thing is just for football to be here and this horrid offseason to be over (from a players getting in trouble standpoint).Football related, there's a good bit to be excited about. Toss up between Flacco in the revamped offense (Kubiak, Smith additions and the return of Pitta) and the draftees on defense, primarily Mosley, as the top thing.
I'll be disappointed if they're not back in contention this year, I have high expectations after a season of disappointment and re-tooling
Posted: 7/21/2014 8:32 PM
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Posted: 7/22/2014 9:33 AM
21XXXV wrote: Typically, Jeff Fisher doesn't part with good defenders. Stewart hasn't shown the ability to stay healthy. You never know though. Many of us didn't known what we were getting with Corey Graham, and he was a tremendous and economically sound FA signing a few years ago. My issue with Stewart will be can he cover the deep ball if he is the starter on week one, playing Free Safety. I have my doubts.
Posted: 7/22/2014 8:50 PM
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