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Monday, February 13, 2006

Ray Lewis Leaving Baltimore?

Yikes. As an avid Ravens fan, this caught me by surprise. Does anyone know is this is true?

12 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because the Ravens suck and Baltimore fans are weak.

--ASK

11:35 AM  
Blogger Chowda said...

Now...now...just because you took the bait (ie. T.O.) and he ruined your team is no reason to be bitter.

12:08 PM  
Blogger The Management said...

I heard it's true.. I honestly can't blame him though. Year after year his defense tears up the grid iron and year after year Billicks shitty coaching produces an offense that lets everyone down. I'd wanna leave too.

Saying that, I really freaking hope he doesn't get traded.

Otter

12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

T.O for Lewis, according to Philly Sports Radio.

--ASK

2:34 PM  
Anonymous Badger said...

If anything, trade him for some picks to upgrade the offensive and defensive line. Ed Reed can handle to defense leadership duties and the linebackers have shown that they can handle the defense when Lewis was injured.

3:01 PM  
Blogger Kid Handsome said...

Actually, the defense was not statistically (significantly) different when he was out. I say trade him for a 2nd and a 3rd rounder - sign a cheaper free agent, and draft a couple OL and DL, and another running back or receiver - then the Ravens would be playoff contenders.

This all assumes that they let Boller be a quarterback and not a handoff twice and force one to Heap guy. He was damn good at the end of last season - and he was always pretty good in the two minute offense.

3:20 PM  
Blogger Kid Handsome said...

Wow, didn't realize I pretty much copied Badger's comment. Still, I used more words, so I win.

Ha!

3:21 PM  
Blogger Chowda said...

I'd hate to see Ray go, but if he did I want to see that OL built up a ton. Boller's a good QB, but when you only have a fraction of a second to throw the ball (thanks to the existing poor excuse of a OL), it sure makes the job difficult.

4:07 PM  
Blogger The Management said...

My concern is for the leadership Uncle Ray ray provides.

Sure the D-line did well when he was injured, but Ray Ray was there cheering, yelling and otherwise coaching the defense.

Otter

4:32 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

I don't want to start any arguments here, but I really don't think that Boller is a very good quarterback. I have thought that for some time. He always seems to look exactly where he is throwing the ball. He may have had some success at the end of the season, but I don't think that that makes him so wonderful.

As far as Ray Lewis goes, I have heard rumors (not substantiated) that he has become sort of a locker room problem and not the team motivator that he used to be. I think the Ravens should cut their losses and get what they can for him.

I also think that the Ravens need to do some house cleaning, starting from the top. I think Billick's coaching has become very predictable and therefore ineffective.

I got a bit frustrated watching them this past season. That being said, my team (49ers) is one of the most pathetic teams out there right now, so I am frustated quite a bit.

It was a short of crappy season. I watched the Superbowl, but really did not care for either team. I grew up in central PA (total Steelers territory) so I loathe them just because so many people loved them where I grew up. We have NFL Sunday ticket and love it, but are considering not getting it next season, because it has not been so great the last two seasons.

I get really annoyed with the officiating, but I guess that is a subject for a different time!!!

4:36 PM  
Blogger Chowda said...

There's no doubt that this was one of the most frustrating seasons of Ravens football. There is so much damn good talent on that team (both on field and off) that it really didn't make sense that they would do so poor this year.

But I do think a contributing factor is the poor OL. Now I know Boller is no Manning, but look at how much time Manning has to throw the ball! If we ditch Ray Ray we need to get some big f'ing bodies on that line.

12:34 PM  
Anonymous Badger said...

Not so much big bodies but bodies that know the schemes, are able to pass and run block and can remember not to jump offsides. look at Zeus, big body and defenders would blow by him like he was standing still during pass blocking.

8:14 AM  

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