Harbaugh Tight-Lipped Regarding Trade Deadline

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With the NFL trade deadline looming (Tuesday at 4 p.m.) the Baltimore Ravens are donning their best poker faces.

On Monday, head coach John Harbaugh spoke with the media, but said little of substance.

“I wouldn’t comment on it anyway if they were doing something,” Harbaugh said when asked if any potential trades were in the works. “Probably best to stay away from that.”

With less than $2M of available salary cap room, I would think the Ravens are better off holding on to that money for a rainy day. Despite all the rumors whirling around about wide receivers, let’s face it: no “game changer” is coming here for that price.

Of course, I’ve been wrong in the past, and it’s bound to happen again.

Hakeem Nicks? No thanks.

Kenny Britt? Perhaps if he can stay out of trouble…then maybe (he did after all tell me earlier this year while in town for the Ed Block Courage Awards that he likes the city and thought it would be cool to play here).

Larry Fitzgerald? Of course! But let’s be real – he isn’t leaving Arizona and if he did it would require way more than the Ravens can dish out.

In the article posted earlier today by Russell Street Report head honcho Tony Lombardi, “Ravens Trade Rumors are Fantasy Voyages” Tony points out why these rumors are just that, and I certainly agree.

Bringing in a new receiver like Hakeem Nicks or Kenny Britt would do little to help the Ravens. Receivers need time to develop a rapport with their quarterback. They need time to understand the offense and to be able to make effective pre-snap reads when facing certain blitz packages.

Now, Ozzie has been known to pull a few tricks out of his hat. Still, this time I think the Ravens should stand pat; however, if a move is made I would like it to be one that would shore up the offensive line.

 

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    • HJ on said:

      We are reigning Super Bowl Champs. No other team or front office or team headquarters can say that and very few can say that they’ve won two world championships in 13 years. No one else can say they’ve made the playoffs 5 years straight and won their division twice in that time…no one else. We still have an opportunity to win our division for the THIRD time and then make the playoffs for the SIXTH time and also win ANOTHER playoff game for the SIXTH year running and you want to call these people “Clowns”?! OK, Juan Castillo, is a clown. But, let’s say this running scheme works to our advantage later, even though he is a control freak and one of Harbaugh’s buds and we all know what happened with Cam Cameron but what happens when our offensive lineman know the zone blocking scheme AND are still up to date with their man on man blocking stuff? What happens when Dennis Pitta comes back, we’ve had a week of rest and figuring out all of our problems and we get back to winning those close games? We have a great team with a serious superbowl hangover and we’re STILL in the playoff race. I’m just saying, if we get to the playoffs, that’s a tremendous feat, anything after that, winning a playoff game, winning more than one, getting to the superbowl, winning it, that’s all extra. We’re trying to be contenders every year, not just two years in a row.

  1. True. on said:

    I wonder what a trade for Clevelands Jordan Cameron would cost us though lol He’s awesome. Then we could resign Pitta and have Cameron.

  2. Tyler on said:

    Why? Boldin? Ed Reed? Overpaid Flacco?
    Dude save it. That logic is dead. Flacco is cheap right now, Ed Reed is immensely overpaid, and Annual was a sacrifice for the defense. This is a new team and they’re still working out the kinks. But they’ll go far.
    I have an idea who you’re a fan of, and I don’t imagine we’ll see you come January.

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