Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy trails for McGahee in 2010?

Don’t be surprised if the Ravens search for suitors for the services of Willis McGahee. McGahee might be willing to accept an incentive laden contract with a contending team in exchange for a chance to see the field more. The former Bill has had his fair share of experience against the New England Patriots and he has fared well against them as a member of the Ravens.

Bill Belichick has a history of taking on reclamation projects in his offensive backfield and let's not forget that the Ravens and Patriots have been amicable trading partners for years. The uncapped season could provide the perfect opportunity to make such a move. The accelerated portion of of McGahee's signing bonus and the typical salary cap hit associated with such a move would be irrelevant in an uncapped season.


Harryos29 said...

Harry OS 29 Jan 1, 2010
This may be a bit off Topic, but I want to Share some thoughts received from a very close friend of mine on the Ravens .. could a should a drafted this KICKER...
You would have to write a book (War and Peace probably) to cover the ups and downs,(2009 RAVENS) the great moments and great screw ups. Anything could happen in the playoffs, but this team is a few spark plugs away from running the Indy 500.
The front office screw ups out weight the hits on their top draft picks most years. Where should I start? How about the Kicker? The Ravens were sure that nobody would draft the South Carolina kicker, Ryan Succop. He was the last guy taken in the draft.

College Bio
Strong-legged kicker joined the Chiefs as the third of the club’s three picks in the seventh round (256th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft … Was the final pick of the draft, earning him the distinction of being named the ”Mr. Irrelevant” ... Played in 50 games at South Carolina … Hit 49 of 69 field goals (71.0%) with a career long of 55 yards … Converted 104 of 106 PATs and racked up a total of 251 points, the second-highest total in school history … Spent his sophomore and junior seasons handling both the kicking and punting duties … Had 85 punts for 3,597 yards (42.3 gross, 34.9 net) with 21 kicks inside the 20 and three touchbacks … Had 69 touchbacks on 192 kickoffs.


The Ravens knew that no one would draft him and they would offer him a contract and save some bucks. WRONG.

Our draft
Round 1 - Pick 23 (23th) - Michael Oher, OT, Mississippi
Round 2 - Pick 25 (57th) - Paul Kruger, DE, Utah
Round 3 - Pick 24 (88th) - Lardarius Webb, CB, Nicholls St.
Round 5 - Pick 1 (137th) - Jason Phillips, LB, TCU
Round 5 - Pick 13 (149th) - Davon Drew, TE, ECU
Round 6 - Pick 12th (185th) - Cedric Peerman, RB, Virginia

This move alone might have made our season!! Remember Succop? He kicked a 50 yarder against us opening day in our stadium.

My only rant that I take back goes to the defense. Given the lousy DBs presented to Mattison, they have played well down the stretch and give us hope ... if given some upgrades.

What is the shelf live for Ray Rice? Three or four years? That is our window for making it back to the Super Bowl.

Jerry B said...

File this one under the "good riddance to bad rubbish" file, TL. I didn't care for this trade when they brought him here from Buffalo, so I say, "sooner, rather than later"! Read elsewhere that Mattison is getting "props" for a defense ranked number three despite a weak secondary. What statistics don't tell you is how many big plays were given up because of failure to pressure the passer at crucial times, as in the 50 yard pass completion last Sunday on a 3rd and 12 for Pittsburgh on their own 4 yard line among the most recent examples! What the stats do tell you, though, is that the talent is there and that a "good" coordinator could do more with it than this rank amateur! Just one fan's opinion for a change.......

Harryos29 said...

Harry OS 29 Jan 2nd
I can't say that I totally disagree with JERRY B. IMHO, if we had Sam Adams and GOOSE and Michael Mc Creary and Rob Burnett as Pass Rushers...this current secondary would look like ROD WOODSON and the rest from 2000. It all begins up front...PASS RUSH is the main missing Ingrediant.
GO Ravens in Oakland on sunday.