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  • how is ellerbee doing? Is he still starting?

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    • For some unknown reason he is not starting :(

      2 recent games the CBS broadcasters have been hyping Ellerbe up. Calling him a ball of energy who can do it all, and saying whenever I watch a Ravens game I see #59 around the ball and I just wonder who he is.



      He was an absolute baller his rookie year. IDK why Harbs likes Gooden and McClain more.

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      • I've been seeing some Ellerbe on the field, not as much as I want though.

        it goes
        Ellerbe > McClain > 4th grade pee-wee linebacker > Tavares Gooden


        As for going back to a smash mouth offense, I can't see it happening. Cameron's too stubborn, but I can live with him. We're one of the better offenses in the league.(top 15 for sure)

        You can't blame him for passing either, we were down early and often.

        Defensively we're ranked 18th vs the rush.
        That has to change.

        I read on Baltimore sun . com that Harbaugh isn't the type of coach who would make a mid-season change at DC(IDK how sure the writer was) but if he's right, we're stuck with this "sit back and let opposing QB's tear us apart" defense all year.

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        • McClain has looked awful in every game this year. Its frustrating that he's still so involved in the defense. He's slow, has little burst and is just downright awful in coverage. Ellerbe needs to be starting NOW.
          Originally posted by Mr. Goosemahn
          The APS is strong in this one.
          Originally posted by killxswitch
          Tears for Fears is better than whatever it is you happen to be thinking about right now.

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          • McClain is built to be a 34 OLB. I honestly wouldnt oppose trying him at 3rd down rusher. JJ has done nothing all year.


            Or we could scoop up Merriman when he is in the mix.

            Also cut Gooden some slack, yeah he doesnt fit as a 34 ILB. But I think he could be a good WLB in a 43. He is real fast and is one of our better coverage LBs.

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            • Harbaugh plays favorites, I think it is obvious because


              1)Demetrius Williams never saw the field. When Clayton went down Dwill was forced up the depth chart and Flacco actually would target him sometimes. When Clayton got healthy we put Clayton in. Got 0 targets towards our #2 and Dwill rode the bench. I am not saying Dwill should have been a starter, but he should have gotten more time.

              2)Clayton starting over Kelly Washington last season. Clayton was just a carbon copy of Mason, just not as good as Mason. He really should have been moved as a permanent slot WR like Welker. I think he would have been fine there.

              3)Greg Mattison getting the DC when he had the least experience in the NFL, and the least experience w/ teh Ravens out of every other guy on our coaching staff.

              4)Greg Mattison still having a job.

              5)Ellerbe not being a every down starter next to Ray.

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              • thanks for the answers about Ellerbee, I knew he looked good in the playoffs last year from what I saw. But hadnt saw much of him this year.

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                • For those interested, TACKLE and I once again represented the Ravens in the Forum Mock. Here is an article I wrote summarizing what we did


                  Originally posted by A Perfect Score View Post
                  RAVENS WELCOME DRAFT CLASS
                  Ravens add youth to aging defense, speed to offense in first 3 rounds of draft




                  (Baltimore, M.D) - With no picks left in the first five rounds of the 2011 NFL draft, the Baltimore Ravens have officially begun to welcome their rookie class of 2011. Iowa DE Adrian Clayborn (#10), Boston College LB Mark Herzlich (#33) and Troy WR Jerrel Jernigan (#71) will all be joining the Ravens to being their respective careers.

                  General Manager APS, one half of the renowned Forum Mock specialists typically in charge or running the Ravens, was particularly pleased with this class. " Adrian [Clayborn] was a guy I was really pushing for. I've been watching him for several seasons now, and he's an amazing athlete who happens to be a damn good football player as well. He's an excellent fit for the system and it didn't really take much convincing to get my Co-GM [TACKLE] to sign off on a trade up."

                  "APS mentioned to me that Clayborn was available, and that he felt like he was a great fit here in Baltimore. Obviously I agreed, and I felt that the true value of this draft wasn't in it's depth, but in it's elite players. We felt that a move up to get Adrian made alot of sense and we are thrilled to have him here in Baltimore," said GM TACKLE when weighing in on the move upwards.

                  Clayborn will join stellar defensive end Haloti Ngata and 2010 second round draft pick Terrence Cody on what should be one of the NFL's most intimidating young defensive lines.

                  The Ravens added another piece to their defensive front seven with the drafting of former Boston College linebacker Mark Herzlich. A potential Top 10 pick following his junior season, Herzlich was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer which put his playing career in jeopardy. He overcame the disease and went on to have a solid senior season before being drafted by the Ravens at the top of the second round.

                  "We had some offensive skill players that we liked in that spot. We looked really hard at a few guys like Broyles from Oklahoma, but when we realized Mark was still on the board we felt like we had to pull the trigger. Just everything he has accomplished, especially in the light of what he faced as far as adversity goes, made us feel like he belonged here. He's big, physical, and he's a much better athlete then people give him credit for. But what really sold us here is his personality. He's such an intense figure out on the football field, and we felt like we could bring him in to learn alot from Ray and to kind of take the reigns from him once Ray decides to hang it up." GM APS confirmed that Herzlich, an outside linebacker at Boston College, would play inside linebacker in the Ravens 3-4 defense.

                  After trading back up into the third round by unloading backup offensive lineman Chris Chester, who had fallen out of favor with the current coaching staff due to an inability to fit within the blocking scheme, the Ravens selected Troy WR Jerrel Jernigan.

                  "Jernigan was a guy I was really excited about the possibility of bringing in, and I really had to sell APS on him to get him in here" said TACKLE when asked about the pick. "APS wanted to look at some other positions, namely in the secondary, but I told him that this kid was something special and all he needed to do was take a look at some film and he would be sold on him. Thats really all it took."

                  "I took one look at the tape he showed me and said go ahead, make the pick," said APS. "The way they use him at Troy, they line him up everywhere. He's an electric WR, they use him out of the backfield and as a Wildcat QB, and he might be the best returner in the draft. He reminds me a little bit of the Eagles Desean Jackson and he brings an element to our offensive that hasn't been there for some time."

                  The Ravens are known throughout the league for their ability to manipulate the Forum Mock process and capitalize on the mistakes of other teams by drafting slipping talent. This class looks to do the same as the Ravens undoubtedly made great moves all around.


                  Total Ravens Summary

                  Additions

                  DE Adrian Clayborn
                  LB Mark Herzlich
                  WR Jerrel Jernigan

                  Losses

                  OT Jared Gaither
                  OL Chris Chester
                  Would love to hear thoughts.
                  Originally posted by Mr. Goosemahn
                  The APS is strong in this one.
                  Originally posted by killxswitch
                  Tears for Fears is better than whatever it is you happen to be thinking about right now.

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                  • Ed Reed is the biggest ballhawk ever.
                    Were playing good but not great.
                    The bye week is huge.
                    Ray Rice needs to step it up, big time.
                    Cornerback is clearly the teams biggest need.
                    Kindle should help our lackluster passrush, I hope.
                    We need to play better
                    GO RAVENS

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                    • If that were to really happen I'd love it for the Ravens.

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                      • i like the draft. we need help on the front 7.

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                        • I would love that draft. We really need to get some more young talent along the D line.


                          Originally posted by Scott Wright
                          Don't be a stranger. Jordyzzzz would want you to stick around. ;o)

                          Touch Fuzzy, Get Dizzy

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                          • So it's official, Stallworth is returning vs. Miami.

                            with our offense booming after the Cincy Loss - top half of the league in rushing, passing, points, and total yards and Flacco playing better since the Bengals game (100 + QB rating since week 2, and 85 rating on the season)

                            is this offense finally reaching its potential and coming together or are they just benefiting from playing weaker defenses?

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                            • I think its a little of both. The defenses have not been the best but the offense is playing well. I wish it was operating a little smoother but this offense should be good enough to win with.

                              I think that Stallworth is going to be a key to helping our passing game open up. Now, we have no deep threat or even a threat of a deep threat. Stallworth will open up some of those coverages and will help us to get more space underneath which we really need.


                              Originally posted by Scott Wright
                              Don't be a stranger. Jordyzzzz would want you to stick around. ;o)

                              Touch Fuzzy, Get Dizzy

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                              • Merriman is going to Buffalo and Moss to Tennesse.
                                I think our defense ist good without him. But theres one thing we need to fix, the F***** Pass Rush. Let the guys go!


                                Thanks to Hitman for this awesome sig!!

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