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  • Free Agent Cornerbacks.

    Baltimore desperately needs a veteran corner to help our secondary. Here's my top 5 guy's I think we should bring in for a workout. With Webb probably missing the first 4 games of the season, that means Washington, Foxworth, and Carr are still the guys with a ton of responsibility. None of those 3 are above average players.


    1) Dre Bly - The most talented out of the group. He's lost a step in speed, but in zone coverage Bly has a great feel for reading the QB. Bly is a great competitor and I think he'd step in immediately as a nickle back. He's still got talent left in his tank, so watch out for Baltimore to make a move on him asap.


    2) Lenny Walls - A 6'4 cornerback that led the Canadian league in picks last season. He'd be the tallest corner on the team which would make him an interesting project. I'd take a shot on Lenny because of his NFL experience, great size/speed combo and his playmaking ability. Baltimore needs a tall corner to match up with giant receivers, otherwise our little guys are going to get man handled.. again.


    3) Mike Mickens - I liked this dude a lot coming out of Cincinnati, but since being in the pros he's bounced around a lot. He possessed solid speed, and a fantastic burst, but knee injuries have slowed him down. If healthy, Mickens is a young, physical, experienced, playmaking cornerback that I'd love to on the team.


    4) DeAngelo Smith - Mickens former teammate at Cinci led the nation in picks in college. He's got great hands and he's a special teams ace, but he gambled too much, and wasn't athletic enough to cover big receivers in the pros. Still has some potential left.


    5) Torrie Cox - Cox was often injured during his time in the NFL but that's not to say he didn't make plays. With constant knee injuries, his career is likely over but if he's back in shape he might be worth a 1 year deal.
    Last edited by GoRavens; 04-27-2010, 09:51 AM.
    GO RAVENS

  • #2
    Really don't think we have a "desperate" need at corner. Foxworth is an above average player (not a #1 though), and none of the guys on your list are better than Carr at this point. Lenny Walls? C'mon man, he's shown that he just sucks in the NFL. We actually had him in camp a season or two ago and he didn't make it very far.

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    • #3
      I agree I think we either stick where we are or make a splash and go after a guy like Asamougha or however its spelled?! It would hurt to lose Gaither but I think we can make up for it by spelling LT; Flozell for 1 year maybe 2 and let Oher blast open running lanes for Rice and Draft a RT next year or see how Harewood progresses in camp this year and start him at RT next year...

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      • #4
        We "need" a corner if for nothing else to keep Corey Ivy and Frank Walker off this team. Period, end of discussion of "need".

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        Originally posted by Job
        On another note, Nicklas Backstrom is amazingly good.
        Meanwhile, in hockey the other night, the Washington Capitals' Eric Belanger gets hit with a stick, loses EIGHT teeth, has an instant root canal in the locker room, comes back out and PLAYS and never says boo.

        So new rule, NBA: Unless you have a root canal at halftime, SHUT UP AND PLAY!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ChefMike View Post
          I agree I think we either stick where we are or make a splash and go after a guy like Asamougha or however its spelled?! It would hurt to lose Gaither but I think we can make up for it by spelling LT; Flozell for 1 year maybe 2 and let Oher blast open running lanes for Rice and Draft a RT next year or see how Harewood progresses in camp this year and start him at RT next year...
          I really don't understand the reasoning behind those who think you can just plug in an OL and have them do well. It doesn't work that way, ESPECIALLY when you're doing that with a LT. FLozell wouldn't be anywhere near as effective at LT as Oher if we traded Gaither, and Cousins would get the nod at RT. At least our unit has had some experience with that setup.

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          • #6
            Other guys:

            Fred Smoot, Will Allen, Ralph Brown, Nick Harper, Walt Harris, Anthony Henry, Ken Lucas, Deshea Townsend.

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            • #7
              hey, I was just watching NFL Network, and they mentioned Pacman Jones.

              Ozzie and Co. have recently been giving guys with character concerns a second chance (Webb, Stallworth) and they were interested in guys like Mike Williams from Syracuse and Michael Vick.

              Currently, Cincinnati is interested in him.(Pacman Jones)

              IDK anything about if he wants to turn over a new leaf or if he just wants to play in the NFL again, but I think if he's willing to turn his life around, I think Ozzie will give him a chance.

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              • #8
                Guys like Webb and Stallworth had issues that were one-time only things, Jones' were multiple times. I don't think he would add anything to the team and I definitely don't see the Ravens being interested in him.

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                • #9
                  yeah, but talent-wise he has everything you look for. Just imagine, if we got him and Ray Ray and Ed set his head on straight. Him, Webb and Foxworth would be a nice group.

                  You do make a good point about how he is a multiple offender and we haven't really shown interest in guys who have repeatedly broken laws and **** up.

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                  • #10
                    Physically he's what you look for, IDK about talent. IMO he doesn't have the instincts (at least he didn't in TEN, and I highly doubt he's developed any in his time out of the league) to be a good cover corner. Maybe in a zone scheme he would do well, but I'd rather have Washington in the slot over Pacman any day.

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                    • #11
                      I'd surely welcome Pacman to the team.
                      The Ravens locker room would surely keep this kid on a real tight leash.
                      Skillwise: he's a pro bowl return man and a fiesty playmaking cornerback.
                      I'd surely take Webb and Pacman as our starters.
                      C'mon Ozzie! DO WORK!!
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by GoRavens View Post
                        I'd surely welcome Pacman to the team.
                        The Ravens locker room would surely keep this kid on a real tight leash.
                        Skillwise: he's a pro bowl return man and a fiesty playmaking cornerback.
                        I'd surely take Webb and Pacman as our starters.
                        C'mon Ozzie! DO WORK!!
                        I'd take the gamble for nothing else but to take a roster spot from Ivy or Walker, or just to move them down the depth chart.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by GoRavens View Post
                          I'd surely welcome Pacman to the team.
                          The Ravens locker room would surely keep this kid on a real tight leash.
                          Skillwise: he's a pro bowl return man and a fiesty playmaking cornerback.
                          I'd surely take Webb and Pacman as our starters.
                          C'mon Ozzie! DO WORK!!
                          Yeah all that worked in Dallas

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                          Originally posted by Job
                          On another note, Nicklas Backstrom is amazingly good.
                          Meanwhile, in hockey the other night, the Washington Capitals' Eric Belanger gets hit with a stick, loses EIGHT teeth, has an instant root canal in the locker room, comes back out and PLAYS and never says boo.

                          So new rule, NBA: Unless you have a root canal at halftime, SHUT UP AND PLAY!

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                          • #14
                            just my opinion, Pacman isnt nearly good enough of a player to even want to deal with his problems

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                            • #15
                              Has anyone heard anything negative in the last few weeks leading up to the draft from Ozzie about Webb and Washington's knees? Last I read from Webb he was progressing well and should be ready for training camp and Washington was on a similar time table. Obviously we need an insurance plan with a veteran but I haven't heard anything to put us in a state of panic...

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