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Conquest8089


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:32 pm    Post subject: Offseason- Rebuilding Next Super Bowl Winner Reply with quote

UFA Resigned:
S Ed Reed -35- 4 Years 20.0 M w/ 8.0 M Guaranteed

UFA Departed:
OT Bryant McKinnie -33-
LB Dannell Ellerbe -27-
LB Paul Kruger -27-
CB Cary Williams -28-

RFA Resigned:

RFA Departed:

Extensions:
WR Torrey Smith -25 (UFA 2015) 4 Years 45.0 M w/ 16.5 M Guaranteed
TE Ed Dickson -26- (RFA 2013) 4 Years 14.0 M w/ 6.0 M Guaranteed

UFA Signed:
WR Darrius Heyward-Bey -26- (5 Years 25.0 M w/ 7.0 M Guaranteed)
LB Dave Tollefson -29- (1 Year 1.2 M Fully Guaranteed)
DT Sammie Lee Hill -26- (4 Years 16.0 M w/ 6.5 M Guaranteed)

Cap Pre-Draft:
QB: Joe Flacco, Tyrod Taylor
RB: Ray Rice, Bernard Pierce, Anthony Allen, Lonyae Miller, Damien Berry
FB: Le'Ron McClain
WR: Torrey Smith, Jacoby Jones, Tommy Streeter
WR: Darrius Heyward-Bey*, David Reed
TE: Dennis Pitta, Ed Dickson
LT: Michael Oher
LG: Kelechi Osemele, Ramon Harewood
OC: Gino Gradkowski
RG: Marshal Yanda
RT: Jah Reid, David Mims

LE: Pernell McPhee, Arthur Jones
NT: Sammiee Lee Hill, Terrance Cody, DeAngelo Tyson
RE: Haloti Ngata, Chris Canty, Bryan Hall
SB: Courtney Upshaw, Adrian Hamilton, Dave Tollefson
IB: Jameel McClain, Brandon Ayanbadejo
MB: Josh Bynes
WB: Terrell Suggs, Albert McClellan
LC: Ladarius Webb, Jimmy Smith, Asa Jackson
RC: Corey Graham, Chykie Brown
FS: Ed Reed, Omar Brown, Emmanuel Cook
SS: Anthony Levine

K: Justin Tucker
P: Sam Koch
LS: Morgan Cox

Draft:
32.
62.
94.
130.
133 (Comp. OG Ben Grubbs).
165.
184 (From San Francisco).
204.
212. (Comp. DL Cory Redding)
244.

Trades:
1. Pick 32 (590) to Buffalo for Picks 41, 106 (572) + 2014 5th.
2. Picks 94 + 106 (210) to New Orleans for Pick 75 (215)

41. Terron Armstead OT Arkansas Pine-Bluff
62. Cornelius 'Tank' Carradine DE Florida State
75. Da'Rick Rogers WR Tennessee Tech
130. T.J. McDonald S USC
133. Chase Thomas OLB Stanford
165. Joseph Fauria TE UCLA
184. Mike Catapano DT Princeton
204. Garth Heikkinen C-OG Minnesota Duluth
212. Willie Jefferson OLB Stephen F. Austin
244. Vernon Kearney DB Lane College

UDFA:
WR Ryan Spadola Lehigh

Camp Signings:
OL Joe Berger -31- 2 Years 2.5 M w/ 1.0 M Guaranteed
LB D.J. Williams -31- 2 Years 5.0 M w/ 2.25 M Guaranteed
CB Chris Carr -30- 1 Year 950 K Fully Guaranteed


IR:
DL DeAngelo Tyson

PUP:
DE Cornellius 'Tank' Carradine -21-

2013 Depth Chart:
QB: Joe Flacco -28-, Tyrod Taylor -24-
RB: Ray Rice -26- Bernard Pierce -23-, Anthony Allen -25-
FB: Vonta Leach -31-
WR: Torrey Smith -25-, Da'Rick Rogers -22-, David Reed -26-
WR: Darrius Heyward-Bey -26-, Jacoby Jones -29-, Ryan Spadola -23-
TE: Dennis Pitta -28-, Ed Dickson -26-, Joseph Fauria -23-
LT: Michael Oher -27-, Terron Armstead -22-
LG: Kelechi Osemele -24-, Ramon Harewood -26-
OC: Gino Gradkowski -24-, Joe Berger -31-
RG: Marshal Yanda -28-
RT: Jah Reid -25-, David Mims -25-

LE: Pernell McPhee -24-, Arthur Jones -27-
NT: Sammie Lee Hill -26-, Terrence Cody -25-
RE: Haloti Ngata -29-, Chris Canty -30-, Mike Catapano -22-
SB: Courtney Upshaw -23-, Adrian Hamilton -25-, Dave Tollefson -29-
ILB: Jameel McClain -28-, Chase Thomas -23-
MB: Josh Bynes -24-, D.J. Williams -31-
WB: Terrell Suggs -30-, Albert McClellan -27-, Willie Jefferson -22-
LC: Ladarius Webb -27-, Corey Graham -28-, Chris Carr -30-
RC: Jimmy Smith -25-, Chykie Brown -26-
FS: Ed Reed -35-, Omar Brown -24-
SS: Anthony Levine -25-, T.J. McDonald -22-, James Ihedigbo -30-

K: Justin Tuck -23-
P: Sam Koch -31-
LS: Morgan Cox -27

2014 Offseason:

Compensatory Picks:
3rd Round- LB Paul Kruger
4th Round- LB Dannell Ellerbe
4th Round- CB Cary Williams

2014 FAs:
FB Vonta Leach
WR Jacoby Jones
OT Ramon Harewood
OT Michael Oher
CB Chris Carr
CB Corey Graham
DB James Ihedigbo

UFA Resigned:
Ed Reed tests the open market & ultimately returns on a 4 year deal. No misconceptions, Ed will not likely play out the deal but the 4 year framework is Cap Friendly.

Having already allowed Ellerbe & Kruger to depart, Cary Williams & Bryant McKinnie follow suit. A youth movement is taking shape on the offensive line. At corner, the resources utilized to lock up Webb limit the Clubs willingness also offer premium money to Cary.

Extensions:
Prior to the start of the Season, Management meets with Torrey Smith's Agent Drew Rosenhaus to discuss a longterm extension when the 3 Year window expires following the Season. A handshake agreement pending medicals is agree upon to keep Torrey in Baltimore through 2019. This ultimately works for both sides. It ensures Smith isn't Franchise Tagged for consecutive seasons & keeps the vertical threat in the fold.

RFAs Ed Dickson & Dennis Pitta sign their Tenders. Both are approached about a longterm extension. At 26, Dickson is open to a longterm deal. Just tapping his potential, Dickson is extended through 2017 on a 4 Year 14.5 M w/ 6.0 M Guaranteed.

Pitta is committed to testing UFA & his side is looking for a deal spanning 5 years with 6-7 million of AAV.

UFA:
Entering UFA, the goal is to not relinquish the 3 compensatory picks returned from the departures of Ellerbe, Kruger & Cary Williams.

Darrius Heyward-Bey is 26 years old & was just cut by the Raiders. Represented by Boldin's Agent Tom Condon, it's a perfect match for a player looking to prove he's an elite WR in the league. Signed for 5 Years 25.0 M w/ 7.0 M guaranteed, the deal gives the club flexibility should performance not match the 5.0 M of AAV.

Tollefson was also cut by Oakland & provides a rotational player on a 1 Year deal that will contribute on STs. A Harbaugh type role player that fills out the backend of the roster.

The major UFA signing is Sammie Lee Hill. When the market for Ricky Jean-Francois becomes too rich, the Lions massive DT is the next best option. Another deal that provides the Ravens with flexibility in Year 2 or 3 should performance not meet salary.

Draft Strategy:
Entering the Draft with an eye on 2014 UFAs, the goal is finding a the longterm solution at Left Tackle. With Michael Oher the weakest link upfront, Terron Armstead is targeted based on his athleticism & upside.

Sitting at 32 is actually ideal. With 1st Round Contracts spanning 5 years & 2nd Rounders only 4; teams targeting Quarterbacks will seek that extra year on the Quarterback to keep salaries under control prior to entering UFA. Working out a deal with the Buffalo Bills, the Ravens move to 41 right ahead of Miami (who could be targeting Armstead), while adding an addition 4th & future 4th.

Tank Carradine is rebounding from injury but looked like a premier edge rusher during the fall. Displayed tremendous length at the combine, he's a tremendously talented player that will be brought along slowly. With Terrell Suggs now on the wrong side of 30, he's viewed as a potential replacement at the weakside rush position.

Trading up, Da'Rick Rogers represents the new Ravens emphasis on Offense. He's a premier talent that has overcome will benefit from the culture in Baltimore. Forms a dynamic group of WRs after a year of development in the 4th or 5th WR role.

McDonald- Forget the knock on USC Safeties. It's a risky pick that might prove that tight hips & tremendous measurable don't make a great safety, but it could be a steal. Overcoming perceptions & studying the tape, you see a big guy that can get off the hash to make plays towards the sideline.

Thomas is a rotational LB w/ tremendous versatility. A Kruger type player with less explosiveness.

Fauria's an underrated prospect that will be relegated to 3rd TE in Year 1. Shares the same agent as Pitta. Selections like this happen constantly.

Catapano is one of my favorite players in the Draft. Princeton Tiger, but don't let the Ivy League Fool you. A converted HS Running Back, he shows rare explosiveness. Has drawn comparisons to Justin Smith from the Princeton Staff, who coach the Cowboy at Missouri.

Final Points:
Philosophically, this off-season doesn't address the glaring weakness assumed at ILB. I have faith in Josh Bynes, a player I love coming out of Auburn. D.J. Williams is added as a veteran presence. Somehow, the Ravens have a way of forcing Miami malcontents to be choir boys.

Overall, it's a shift thats occurring. After making Flacco the highest paid QB in the league, the team will be more geared towards offensive football. Adding the future Left Tackle & Da'Rick Rogers will provide major building blocks in the years ahead. In his rookie season, expect Armstead to serve as the 3rd OT as he develops. Similarly, Rogers will be forced to compete on a daily basis in practice to earn PT.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This was a very good mock, well thought out. Looks like you put a lot of work into this.

I would've commented earlier but, from the title of the topic... I thought this was another fan meltdown thread about how we were rebuilding.. so I avoided it until I had greater patience... only to find that it was actually just a great mock offseason.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We're not repeating next year. We're not going to have cohesion / veteran leadership on either side of the ball to do so.

In the next few years I could see them winning again, though.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No f'ing way DHB gets a $25 million contract from anybody. Least of all the Ravens.

The draft looks good.

I wouldn't be surprised if there are already deals in place for pick 32 if certain players fall.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All of those WRs can only run 9 routes.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spiritoftruth wrote:
All of those WRs can only run 9 routes.


That's all we need! Right, GaTechRavens?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A couple of things:

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UFA Signed:
DT Sammie Lee Hill -26- (4 Years 16.0 M w/ 6.5 M Guaranteed)


Hill signed with the Titans already.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/03/13/sammie-hill-titans-agree-on-three-year-deal/

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Extensions:

WR Torrey Smith -25 (UFA 2015) 4 Years 45.0 M w/ 16.5 M Guaranteed
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Prior to the start of the Season, Management meets with Torrey Smith's Agent Drew Rosenhaus to discuss a longterm extension when the 3 Year window expires following the Season. A handshake agreement pending medicals is agree upon to keep Torrey in Baltimore through 2019. This ultimately works for both sides. It ensures Smith isn't Franchise Tagged for consecutive seasons & keeps the vertical threat in the fold.


This can't happen under the CBA. Under the current rules, we can't even discuss an extension with any player that hasn't already been in the league for 3 years, which I believe means that we have to wait until the first day of the 2014 season next March.

If it did, the contract would surely be voided by the league office and we'd probably lose draft picks too.

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UFA Signed:
WR Darrius Heyward-Bey -26- (5 Years 25.0 M w/ 7.0 M Guaranteed)
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Darrius Heyward-Bey is 26 years old & was just cut by the Raiders. Represented by Boldin's Agent Tom Condon, it's a perfect match for a player looking to prove he's an elite WR in the league. Signed for 5 Years 25.0 M w/ 7.0 M guaranteed, the deal gives the club flexibility should performance not match the 5.0 M of AAV.


If DHB is represented by Boldin's agent, there is no way he signs a long term contract with the Ravens without significantly more guaranteed money after we just squeezed Q. If that's the case, it isn't happening, because we aren't hitching our future to a guy who's hands are as bad as he is fast.

I do applaud the effort you put into this though. Very detailed.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tremendous point. The entire group of wide receivers does run mostly 9 Routes. With DHB, It's a big payday that draws headlines when signed but really only guarantees the first two years. One with a minor hit should he not be a good trooper.
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