Saturday, August 06, 2011

Despite Reported Free Agent Misses Ravens STILL a Player's Choice



To those who believe that the Ravens suddenly have some of the Orioles’ stink on them and teams no longer want to play here STOP! The Ravens are generally viewed as one of the best teams to play for by the players. There's no stink on the team. No Syd Thrift Confederate Money.

Here's the inside skinny...

The Ravens have about $2M left under the cap. Malcom Floyd wasn't coming here unless they extended Haloti, ASSUMING THE RAVENS WERE GENUINELY INTERESTED.

Secondly, contrary to what has been reported, Mason was NOT given an offer by the Ravens. When I asked if they (the Ravens) were surprised that Mason accepted the low offer by the Jets I was told, "No, a low offer is better than no offer."

Many writers have contacts with agents and they get their info from them. These agents can and will and do play the writers to gain leverage for their clients. As I was reminded the agents ALWAYS have an angle to benefit themselves.

Same thing with Jerricho Cotchery – Ravens have no interest, that’s just more agent spin.

The Ravens are committed to getting younger. Expect some previously relative unknowns to emerge in 2011.

Lastly, don't believe everything you read!

Except this of course!

8 comments :

Bob F. said...

Should I believe this story? :)

BmoreZen said...

I do not concern with Mason's leave than Heap's. We do not have right replacement for Heap. Still OLine/RB/Joe are the key for the whole team. D may be a little better due to Dline and DBs. ILB is a little weak/concern.

Anonymous said...

What about the reports from the Sun,WBAL and SD Tribune that we offered Floyd more money?

John B said...

The Ravens don't have a healthy legit NFL caliber center and they don't have a legit RT either. Are they seriously going to start Cousins against the Steelers?

Anonymous said...

Source that states the Ravens never gave Mason an offer?

TimTheEnchanter said...

I was ok going away from Mason, especially when it looked like Floyd was the #2. He would have brought a completely different dynamic that filled a hole in the offense.

If they really aren't looking to bring someone else in, who do they think is going to line up opposite Boldin on 9/11?

Do they really think the rookies are ready to step right in? Impact starting rookie WRs are a rarity. Hardy and Jones have never proven to be worth anything close to the pre-draft hype and if I'm not mistaken, David Reed is still missing time from last year's injury.

Jerry B said...

This is shaping up to be a very interesting year with Joe Flacco being asked to acclimate to a relatively new receiving corps just as Brady and Peyton Manning manage to do almost every year. If he can, we'll be a playoff team; if he can't, we'll be also-rans.......

Anonymous said...

You know what, now that I think about it Mason himself said the Ravens hadnt contacted him. When interviewed over the last week or so, he kept saying "if" the Ravens want me back, like he was unsure. I am pretty sure he even admitted the team hadnt contacted him yet.