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Ravens1991
03-04-2009, 03:58 PM
I figured since these guys are both multiple time pro bowlers we can make a thread about it, if not lock it IDC.


http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/football/bal-ravens0304,0,5069312.story

I am glad we can see him retire a Raven. I think this is the best fit for him considering the city is basically built around him.


http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/football/bal-birk304,0,3868955.story

Matt Birk signed a 2 year deal w/ us for 9 million. I like that veteran on a young o-line.

sbh15
03-04-2009, 04:00 PM
Very nice to pick up Birk after Jason Brown left... should buy us some time, not to mention he's very good in his own right.

Sveen
03-04-2009, 04:00 PM
Both are good signings by the Ravens. Birk should should be a good addition both from a leadership and talent standpoint. Ray Lewis is Rey Lewis. They need him on that defense.

RAVENS/WIZARDS/ORIOLES
03-04-2009, 04:01 PM
Now to extend SUGGS!!!!!!

vikes_28
03-04-2009, 04:03 PM
DAMNIT!!!!! ****. LA here we come!

RAVENS/WIZARDS/ORIOLES
03-04-2009, 04:04 PM
DAMNIT!!!!!

Yea you can take that off your sig now ;)

A Perfect Score
03-04-2009, 04:11 PM
Yeah, im a little upset that we werent able to bring Jason Brown back, but this is good news...I like both these signing.

holt_bruce81
03-04-2009, 04:12 PM
Birk is a solid replacement for Jason Brown.

Young Nasty Man
03-04-2009, 04:15 PM
Matt Birk is a great move. He has been one of the better centers in the NFL recently and is a great pick up after Jason Brown. I also think Ray Ray was a must becuase if they didn't, that team would've been hurting real bad. They get a great replacement, and the key to their defense that has been driving this team for a decade. Great job overall considering the situation they were put in. 2-years 9mil is a great contract for a guy thats on his decline and he'll do well for the Ravens and buys some time for them to find a center

BmoreBlackByrdz
03-04-2009, 04:16 PM
YES!! We lose our biggest leader from last year, and who better to add that Matt Birk, his leadership and verteran presence should be huge for our young maturing o-line. So with the addition of Birk and Foxowrth, shouldn't WR be our undisputed 1st round need?

Ravens1991
03-04-2009, 04:19 PM
yes I think it is. Possibly dline as well.

themaninblack
03-04-2009, 04:20 PM
Great moves by the Ravens. Really pissed the Bengals werent actively pursuing Birk as far as I can tell.

bored of education
03-04-2009, 04:21 PM
DAMNIT!!!!! ****. LA here we come!

lolzerz you make me laff

yourfavestoner
03-04-2009, 04:32 PM
DAMNIT!!!!! ****. LA here we come!

You're not even from Minnesota...

djp
03-04-2009, 04:41 PM
Birk was awful last season, thanks Baltimore.

The_Dude
03-04-2009, 04:43 PM
Our FO are ******* idiots.

Birk is loved around these parts & they are going to let him walk away? Way to piss off the fan base. Good luck getting public support for a stadium, now Zygi!

BUSTKUNTLAWL
03-04-2009, 04:46 PM
Our FO are ******* idiots.

Birk is loved around these parts & they are going to let him walk away? Way to piss off the fan base. Good luck getting public support for a stadium, now Zygi!

Birk is pretty average now.

The_Dude
03-04-2009, 04:49 PM
Better than what we've got. Our O-line was already suspect.... it just got worse, whether Birk was average or fantastic.

russie
03-04-2009, 05:28 PM
Birk is pretty average now.

better than any other center we have, and better than all the other olineman not named steve. dickless(sorry, childress) needs to get ******* fired right now

nepg
03-04-2009, 05:34 PM
Our FO are ******* idiots.

Birk is loved around these parts & they are going to let him walk away? Way to piss off the fan base. Good luck getting public support for a stadium, now Zygi!

They didn't let him walk away, Birk chose Baltimore.
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Dr. Gonzo
03-04-2009, 05:35 PM
They didn't let him walk away, Birk chose Baltimore.

Because they offered him more money and actually wanted him. If Minny had offered Birk the same contract Baltimore did or even one close to what he got from the Ravens he would be a Viking right now.

russie
03-04-2009, 05:36 PM
They didn't let him walk away, Birk chose Baltimore.

they let him walk by trying to low ball him on the offer. he has said many times that he wanted to end his career in minnesota

bearsfan_51
03-04-2009, 05:39 PM
Not matching a 2 for 9 mil deal is essentially saying that you don't want someone anymore.

The_Dude
03-04-2009, 06:26 PM
They didn't let him walk away, Birk chose Baltimore.

He wanted to stay in MN for his career & th erest of his life. He walked away because the Vikings FO showed that they didn't want him...

Major Dad will be gone before the end of the season.

sbh15
03-04-2009, 06:49 PM
Lewis' deal is being reported as 3 years in the 20-25 million range

RAVENS/WIZARDS/ORIOLES
03-04-2009, 06:52 PM
I am just happy we did not give him 10mill like he wanted