It is time for someone to rise above the rest or maybe, just maybe, we have a stable of receivers ready to play.
Streeter and Thompson have that year under their belts to mature.
Gurley is such a huge receiver, Boldin could hide behind him.
Only one of them needs to step up. I think two of those 3 will.
We still have Jones and two new H-back types, plus Pitta and Dickson.
This offense will be extremely versatile.
The ball will come out quicker, but we have at least 4 receivers with 4.4 speed or better to go deep.
Remember, Caldwell creates and runs plays to naturally help the receivers gain separation. That was a huge part of the playoff success.
Now he has the entire offseason and camps to fit the pieces where they will be most successful.
Hang in there gang...if the OL gets their act together, this offense will take off.
Our defense will be out to attack QBs who have to score early and often to keep up with the Ravens.
The Ravens think one of two things:
1) the WR group is sufficient, or
2) someone is going to shake out when teams start paring their rosters.
It could well be that someone shakes loose that the Ravens would want to bring in for a look. I haven't checked out rosters, but the 49ers traded for Boldin, drafted Patton, and had Jenkins on the bench the whole year, so they might be flush with receivers. St. Louis drafted two WRs in this draft, so they might have someone shake loose. Seattle may be in the same boat (traded for Harvin, drafted Harper). The Vikings signed Jennings, and drafted Patterson. Those teams may not drop a guy, but maybe they find themselves with one too many. I recall Seattle trading Josh Wilson to the Ravens during training camp because they thought they had too many CBs.
On May 1st, it's really hard to tell what might happen in the fall.
I don't care about signing a WR anymore, I just hope they get a LT.
Other than that, I don't even know why David Reed is even still being mentioned.
Without checking the available receivers list I would much rather us sign someone like Brandon Lloyd, Dominik Hixon or Ramses Barden at this point.
I think James Jones would be a great fit for our offense, but I'm not sure we would be willing to pay the price in draft picks and contract money
The Ravens might as well go with the youth competition if they are thinking about trading for the Nate Washington's of the world.
I would bet money that the ravens pick up a vet WR that gets cut over the summer. Either way, its time for Flacvo to elevate his game and make these younger receivers that we have look better than they maybe are. Joe is hitting his prime, with all the confidence in the world. I wouldn't be surprised if he makes something out of Doss or Thompson. Reed and LQ are ST guys. Streeter is a big unknown.
He's been on so many different teams, you have to wonder what the issue is, because his on field playing ability has always been pretty good, and can't be the reasons why he's been on so many different teams. If he was a really good locker room guy, he'd had likely only seen 3 teams at the max. I don't know anything about this guy as a person so I wont throw out accusations, but there have been rumors he is a bit of an odd one.
Kinda like Bernard Pollard I guess. Good player but not so good that anybody go to any lengths to keep him around.
I don't know any specifics (other than I cannot find a fan of a team that he was on that actually liked him other than Broncos fans), but I know that is a big enough red flag that I want no part of him.
Some FA WRs:
Laurent Robinson (concussions)
Titus Young (insane)
Laurent Robinson was kicking ass with Tony Romo the year before last. I wouldn't be opposed to giving him a shot.
As for Titus...it seems now the Ravens really don't care how much talent a guy has if he is a knucklehead...(except for McClain who somehow gets a pass...at least for now).
I'm still kinda pissed they didn't sign Da'Rick Rogers as a UDFA. They took a similar chance with Jimmy Smith, and Smith was riskier because he was a 1st rd. pick. Signing Rogers as a UDFA for peanuts is a no-brainer to me.
I guess with all of the veterans that left they don't want to bring in anyone that might rock the boat.
Laurent Robinson has a ton of talent but is always hurt. As a #3/#4 receiver, he can certainly be effective like he was in Dallas. Jacksonville tried to use him as a starter and he just isnt.
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