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Giantsfan1080
07-16-2012, 03:02 PM
Schefter Tweet:

Adam Schefter ‏@AdamSchefter
Ray Rice signed a five-year, $40 million contract that includes $17 million in year one and $25 million in the first two years.

Giantsfan1080
07-16-2012, 03:03 PM
Same money as Forte but Rice gets an extra year. We'll see if it's more guaranteed salary.

K Train
07-16-2012, 03:07 PM
forte, rice, and mccoy essentially all got the same deal

Smooth Criminal
07-16-2012, 03:09 PM
Big signing for the Ravens. I'm always weary of giving that kind of money to a RB, but you can hardly argue that he doesn't deserve it.

A Perfect Score
07-16-2012, 03:10 PM
Well I guess that explains why we didn't re-sign Ben Grubbs. 17 million in Year 1? Thats crazy.

LonghornsLegend
07-16-2012, 03:34 PM
11th hour signing. I wouldn't want my RB holding out of TC either, that's not a recipe for success.

Giantsfan1080
07-16-2012, 03:35 PM
$24 million guaranteed.

Hurricanes25
07-16-2012, 04:17 PM
I'm not a huge fan of giving a lot of money to RB's but Rice is one of the few that I would pay. He's so damn valuable to Baltimore in both the passing game and the running game.

TitanHope
07-16-2012, 04:20 PM
11th hour signing. I wouldn't want my RB holding out of TC either, that's not a recipe for success.

Too soon...

vidae
07-16-2012, 04:25 PM
In related news, Scottyboy has an extension in his pants.

It's his boner.

bearsfan_51
07-16-2012, 04:32 PM
forte, rice, and mccoy essentially all got the same deal
Rice got a lot more money up front than Forte.

niel89
07-16-2012, 04:35 PM
**** yeah!!!! I so pumped that we could get him signed just minutes before the deadline. He is probably our 2nd best player and our most important offensive guy. Forte's deal probably really helped to get this one sorted out.

Still the best pass catching starting back in the league.

TACKLE
07-16-2012, 04:39 PM
Really glad to see this got done just in time. I definitely see this contract being so front loaded as a good thing given that he is a running back and it makes it a lot easier on the team if his play falls off/starts battling injuries in year 4 and year 5 of his deal. I think that's the way you gotta structure the deal with running backs on their second contracts.

PoopSandwich
07-16-2012, 04:40 PM
**** yeah!!!! I so pumped that we could get him signed just minutes before the deadline. He is probably our 2nd best player and our most important offensive guy. Forte's deal probably really helped to get this one sorted out.

Still the best pass catching starting back in the league.

Wouldn't you think Ray Rice is your best player? I know your defensive guys are good, but they're getting old and I don't think anyone commands as much respect for the Ravens as Ray Rice.

Ngatachance92
07-16-2012, 04:41 PM
Wouldn't you think Ray Rice is your best player? I know your defensive guys are good, but they're getting old and I don't think anyone commands as much respect for the Ravens as Ray Rice.

Ngata........

Giantsfan1080
07-16-2012, 04:42 PM
Haloti Ngata is a better player and this is coming from a huge Rice fan.

America
07-16-2012, 04:43 PM
I still would say Ray is the most irreplaceable.

A Perfect Score
07-16-2012, 04:45 PM
Haloti Ngata is a better player and this is coming from a huge Rice fan.

Bingo. Terrell Suggs when not injured is probably a more valuable football player as well.

PoopSandwich
07-16-2012, 04:53 PM
Forgot about Ngata for some reason, disagree about Suggs.

******* Browns swap 1 place with the Ravens to give him Ngata so we can take KAMERION ******* WIMBLEY.

God dammit.

Also, the Ravens would have sucked on offense without Rice, Flacco is good but not good enough to completely carry a team offensively.

niel89
07-16-2012, 04:54 PM
Ngata is the rock that the defense is built on. You have to stop him first and he makes an impact in the running game and passing game.

I'd also say that Suggs is more valuable because a great passrusher is more rare than a great RB.

Although Rice saves so many crappy plays with his catches. It goes from a incompletion or 1/2 yards completion to a 1st down all the time.

TACKLE
07-16-2012, 04:57 PM
I know your defensive guys are good, but they're getting old and I don't think anyone commands as much respect for the Ravens as Ray Rice.

The defense being old is a misconception. Yes, Ray and Ed are old albeit still playing at very high level. Suggs is 29 and turns 30 this year. Everyone other starter is 28 and under with four starters being 24 and under. Now that has nothing to do with Raymell but I'm just sayin'.

bigbluedefense
07-16-2012, 07:41 PM
I still would say Ray is the most irreplaceable.

Huh?

I'm a huge Rice fan as a Rutgers alum but that's just ridiculous.

There's no such thing as a irreplaceable RB. Not even AP is irreplaceable.

niel89
07-16-2012, 08:33 PM
Huh?

I'm a huge Rice fan as a Rutgers alum but that's just ridiculous.

There's no such thing as a irreplaceable RB. Not even AP is irreplaceable.

Well AP is only replaceable because the Vikings have the best backup RB in the whole damn league.

http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/1390thefan.com/files/2012/03/136406170.jpg

BigBanger
07-18-2012, 10:29 AM
I still would say Ray is the most irreplaceable.

There isn't exactly a stable of defensive linemen that can play DE or NT in a 34 front and make your entire front 7 better with his presence alone. Justin Smith is the only defensive linemen even close to Ngata right now. The list of RBs that are just as productive as Ray Rice is much larger.

Terrell Suggs, Ed Reed and Ray Lewis are better players than Ray Rice.

coordinator0
07-18-2012, 10:45 AM
There isn't exactly a stable of defensive linemen that can play DE or NT in a 34 front and make your entire front 7 better with his presence alone. Justin Smith is the only defensive linemen even close to Ngata right now. The list of RBs that are just as productive as Ray Rice is much larger.

Terrell Suggs, Ed Reed and Ray Lewis are better players than Ray Rice.

Not at this stage of their careers they aren't.

Ravens1991
07-19-2012, 12:11 PM
Very glad to see this contract front loaded.

I disagree with people who say Rice is better then Reed. You can make a case Reed is still the best safety in football if not top 3. Rice isnt a top 3 lock at one of the most replaceable position in football. I looked at his stats against top 15 defenses last year and he averaged 4.1 yards per carry. That is average. But he is an elite pass catching back and we need that with Cameron telegraphing the routes a mile away and the WRs cant get open.

I would put Ngata, healthy suggs, Reed in front of him no doubt. Probably Ray as well. Also you could argue Yanda is a better G then Rice is a RB.

But the way that our offense works Rice is at worst the 3rd most valuable Raven.