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Re: Another Trey reset


Posted: 2/4/2013 11:30 PM

Re: Another Trey reset 

This is my thought: when the right player comes free, you need to take a shot at them if you want to get better. How much did Boldin (a premier, "name" FA when he hit the market) and Jacoby Jones (a B list FA) mean to the Ravens this year? Of course a team needs to be successful in drafting talent, but if that is used as an excuse and a restrictor plate on the engine of rebuilding, then it's not good strategy. If an Anquan Boldin or his equivalent (offense or defense) is available, and that player fits your blueprint, you should make a run. You're not going to win them all, or even that many, but you don't get anyone sitting on your hands. And you don't build a championship team playing the game with one hand tied behind your back.

We suck. We don't have cap issues. What the hell are we afraid of?
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Posted: 2/6/2013 1:05 PM

Re: Another Trey reset 

GF - "We suck. We don't have cap issues. What the hell are we afraid of?"

It's not what "we're afraid of," it's what FAs are afraid of = Cleveland.

The FO downplays FA spending/activity (though new rules mandate spending) to cover the fact that Cleveland is not a desirable landing place for top FAs anyway - so they make it about "we'll be cautious" rather than "we be rejected." Can't tarnish the brand.
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