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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:13 am    Post subject: Ravens Center John Urschel (26) retires after CTE study Reply with quote

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/20170808/baltimore-ravens-offensive-lineman-john-urschel-retires-abruptly

He was a leading contender to start at center (or possibly guard) after we got rid of Zuttah. Urschel is also working on his PHd at MIT. He had said before that his passion for football outweighted the risks, even though he has other options for a sound career. Until now, I guess.

Oh, and Joe Flacco has a back issue and could miss 3-6 weeks. Or 1 week depending on the source.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is interesting that players are retiring after this
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do they have another Center on the roster? A lot of Ravens fans pushed this guy as their answer at Center after they released Zuttah/

Jensen play center?
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Enjoy football as it is while we still can.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheKillerNacho wrote:
Do they have another Center on the roster? A lot of Ravens fans pushed this guy as their answer at Center after they released Zuttah/

Jensen play center?


Well, he does now Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harbaugh says they are considering adding Kaepernick. Makes me think the back injury Flacco has is a bit more serious than being let on here.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good decision imo, especially if he's that passionate about his academic future.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He was on a Peter King podcast. He's brilliant at mathematics and will do fine for himself. Just needed to store up some NFL money.
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Is he the one playing chess in a commercial and in a Bose one with JJ Watt?
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CKSteeler wrote:
Harbaugh says they are considering adding Kaepernick. Makes me think the back injury Flacco has is a bit more serious than being let on here.


I doubt that's any more than PR talk. The Ravens typically aren't the type to bring in media attention on purpose.
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Is he the one playing chess in a commercial and in a Bose one with JJ Watt?


Yes. For context, Urschel has already had a couple reported concussions.

I preferred Ryan Jensen to win the starting job over him anyway, because Urschel was undersized and having undersized centers has killed us the last few years. But our depth takes a big hit, as Urschel would very likely have seen the field at some point due to injuries etc. Now those snaps would go to late round rookies with our current depth chart.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bobikus wrote:
Good decision imo, especially if he's that passionate about his academic future.


Agreed... some guys really need football, some don't need it and this guy really doesn't need it. Smart decision on his part.
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I doubt that's any more than PR talk. The Ravens typically aren't the type to bring in media attention on purpose.


Doesn't make much sense for Harbaugh to admit they've been talking to Kaep throughout the summer and then comment on his priorities. Sounds serious to me.
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CKSteeler wrote:
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I doubt that's any more than PR talk. The Ravens typically aren't the type to bring in media attention on purpose.


Doesn't make much sense for Harbaugh to admit they've been talking to Kaep throughout the summer and then comment on his priorities. Sounds serious to me.


I read the article on ESPN and Harbaugh said he's talked to Kaep but it's mostly been about history/politics and having intellectual conversations. Not that they've been keeping an eye on him football wise.

It's coach speak when asked a direct question about a player.
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