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    Quote Originally Posted by RavenScallywag View Post
    Ok, apparently retiring the number happens more than I thought...Colts retired 18, Eagles retired 20 (Dawkins) recently...
    with only 99 numbers and likely future roster expansion and designations for certain positions its going to be somewhat hard to keep retiring numbers. this isnt the NBA where theres 100 numbers and only 15 guys on a team. I like the Ring of Honor where you have their name and number but it doesnt have to be retired. On the other hand, itll be hard to see anyone else wear 52 here for a long long time. Theyll retire it, as they should, but im just wondering how many years it takes before teams start "unretiring" numbers.
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    Re: Sorry to do this guys, but a Depressing Picture

    Quote Originally Posted by JAB1985 View Post
    with only 99 numbers and likely future roster expansion and designations for certain positions its going to be somewhat hard to keep retiring numbers. this isnt the NBA where theres 100 numbers and only 15 guys on a team. I like the Ring of Honor where you have their name and number but it doesnt have to be retired. On the other hand, itll be hard to see anyone else wear 52 here for a long long time. Theyll retire it, as they should, but im just wondering how many years it takes before teams start "unretiring" numbers.
    That's what I was trying to say, but as you see, it's "unthinkable"...

    You've got #57 for OJ, #75 for JO, #52 for Ray...Once Ed Reed goes, will you do the same for #20? Already blocked off #19. So that list fills pretty quickly. Patriots already have 5 or 6 retired numbers on their side too, so this will eventually become an issue around the league. You think #12 isn't going to be retired in a few years?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RavenScallywag View Post
    That's what I was trying to say, but as you see, it's "unthinkable"...

    You've got #57 for OJ, #75 for JO, #52 for Ray...Once Ed Reed goes, will you do the same for #20? Already blocked off #19. So that list fills pretty quickly. Patriots already have 5 or 6 retired numbers on their side too, so this will eventually become an issue around the league. You think #12 isn't going to be retired in a few years?
    I don't believe OJ or JO's numbers are retired officially.

    The only number, so far, that's off limits is 19.
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    Re: Sorry to do this guys, but a Depressing Picture

    The time was right for him to go, and I'm soooo glad he got to go out on his terms and on top. Still sad to see that locker empty though. As for retiring #52, I say absolutely. In general, you really can't do that due to logistics, it's got to be an extremely rare occurrence. The Colts should retire #18. The Pats should retire Brady's number (#13, I think?). And the Ravens should retire #52. That's the kind of level it has to be. Not just a HOFer, but a player who defines the franchise. Lewis is clearly in that class.

    I don't think #19 is retired. At least not officially. Scott Mitchell wore #19 when he was here. Maybe after he left they don't issue it, I dunno.
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    Quote Originally Posted by esmd View Post
    I don't think #19 is retired. At least not officially. Scott Mitchell wore #19 when he was here. Maybe after he left they don't issue it, I dunno.
    I don't think we officially have any retired numbers, but we do hold some out of circulation. See 99...McCrary's old number. Wasn't until Kruger that they re-issued it, and it was a sort've big deal then, at least that's what they told Kruger.

    Scott Mitchell actually went to Johnny Unitas to ask his blessing in wearing 19, and Unitas was all for it. Since then, they decided to keep it from being issued.
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