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Old 02-25-2009, 04:29 PM   #1
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Sirius NFL Radio reported that while the Ravens are closing in on a deal with Bart Scott, it spells the likely end to the Ray Lewis era in Baltimore. While many have linked Lewis to Dallas, the Cowboys have made getting a new deal completed for DeMarcus Ware. In addition, the Cowboys were happy with the play of Bradie James and Jerry Jones apparently does not believe locker room troubles and lack of leadership effected his team last season. That doesn't mean he wouldn't be interested in Lewis, but it may not be the shoe-in some have made it out to be. When discussing possibilities for Lewis, the Jets remained the obvious #1 choice but the station reported the Broncos are a darkhorse for Lewis' services according to a few "in the know" from around the league. Lewis won a Defensive Player of the Year award under new Broncos DC Mike Nolan and could fill a leadership void as an ILB on the Denver defense.
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Old 02-25-2009, 04:36 PM   #2
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I've mentioned to a few people that I have a feeling we sign him. I hope I'm wrong, but for whatever reason... I just have an instinct that we will. Absolutely nothing upon which to base that.

The Dallas types I've spoken with says they're in all sorts of cap/$$ trouble down there. How are they going to dole out big money for Lewis?
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Lewis won a Defensive Player of the Year award under new Broncos DC Mike Nolan and could fill a leadership void as an ILB on the Denver defense.

I guess if I had to pick a reason for my gut feeling... this would be it.
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I wonder how the Bronco faithful would feel about Ray dancing to fire up the South Stands before leading the Broncos in a chant of "What time is it?"
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I would ADORE this signing. Ray Lewis's teammates LOVE him and he brings instant attitude and snarl to the D. Would be a fantastic, a FANTASTIC signing. Arguably the best D leader in football. I have no clue why the ravens wouldnt want this guy back, declining skill and all
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I would ADORE this signing. Ray Lewis's teammates LOVE him and he brings instant attitude and snarl to the D. Would be a fantastic, a FANTASTIC signing. Arguably the best D leader in football. I have no clue why the ravens wouldnt want this guy back, declining skill and all
I think they view the younger Suggs and Scott as more important and probably think Ray has overestimated his value and once he starts getting the offers from other teams - he'll realize he's best off to stay in Baltimore.

As far as Denver goes, he's a short-term fix that if we got Lynch-like production and leadership out of, I'd view as a solid move. With that, he's not coming to a defense this bad unless we really overpay for him, so I'd prefer to give Larsen a shot next to DJ.
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I think they view the younger Suggs and Scott as more important and probably think Ray has overestimated his value and once he starts getting the offers from other teams - he'll realize he's best off to stay in Baltimore.
I agree. Though it would be sweet if we could steal him. It would go a long way to making the broncos D competant. Lynch-esque signing, cept probably better if you ask me
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So you dont like hall of fame linebackers that are great leaders? Does this type of thing not appeal to you. I guess you do root for the right team then.
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Yeah not happy about that

He isnt going to have the talent here like he did in Baltimore, plus he is old and his skills are declining
He is not going to be anywhere near the player here he was with Baltimore

If we need veteran leadership, sign Donnie Edwards instead
He will be much cheaper, and he doesnt kill people
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So you dont like hall of fame linebackers that are great leaders? Does this type of thing not appeal to you. I guess you do root for the right team then.
No some people just don't like murderers.....
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I'd love to have the guy but not if the financial obligation would limit the team's ability to add multiple pieces. We need to sign several players in FA and I'm not sure an expensive, older player is the best move from a medium to long term rebuild perspective.
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No some people just don't like murderers.....
Oh, whatever...we're rooting for a football team here. People seem to love him, his teammates constantly vouch for him and he loves playing football.
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The only reason I wouldn't want him here is if he is asking too much. I know he's on the downside of his career but that's still better then any LB's we have right now. Maybe top 15 money I could live with but no way in hell I pay him top 5.
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So you dont like hall of fame linebackers that are great leaders? Does this type of thing not appeal to you. I guess you do root for the right team then.
No, I just think you came off sounding incredibly dorky... aside from the fact that Ray Lewis is a criminal (as far as I'm concerned), watching you reach into his jock like Bob looking for a ham sandwhich using words like "ADORE" is hilarious.
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I'm more in favor of a youth movement, but if it's a two or three deal and the rest of our moves go toward youth, then I'm on board. The guy can still play.
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Oh, whatever...we're rooting for a football team here. People seem to love him, his teammates constantly vouch for him and he loves playing football.
So human life and morals go out the window for you then just as long as he helps wind a game for the team you like? Someone needs to get their priorities straight.
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No, I just think you came off sounding incredibly dorky... aside from the fact that Ray Lewis is a criminal (as far as I'm concerned), watching you reach into his jock like Bob looking for a ham sandwhich using words like "ADORE" is hilarious.
Wow...that's lovely. What are we in 3rd grade?
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ADORE! ADORE! ADORE!

Talk like a man.
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So human life and morals go out the window for you then just as long as he helps wind a game for the team you like? Someone needs to get their priorities straight.
In this case, i honestly couldnt give half a ****. I understand that might be in the minority opinion. I dont remember the case all that well, obviously he was acquitted. But i dont know the man personally, dont know the situation and what really happened, and its not like im letting him babysit.

Its the same for when Broncos are not Broncos anymore. Like i remember Alec called me a stupid ahole for not caring too much about Rod Smith when he left the broncos. Seems like a nice guy, i wish him well, but im not gonna slobber over or judge people when i dont know them personally. I root for the uniform.

I dont see how priorities even play into this.
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ADORE! ADORE! ADORE!

Talk like a man.
This might have been the dumbest thing you've ever said. And you've said some dumb things.
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I'm more in favor of a youth movement, but if it's a two or three deal and the rest of our moves go toward youth, then I'm on board. The guy can still play.
I just think about watching Romanowski trying to play after he got to a certain age. His intensity was still there, but his ability to make play wasn't, and he was more of a liability than an assett.

But, the guy clearly has something in his tank still. 117 tackles and 3 interceptions is nothing to shake a stick at.
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OJ was acquitted too. I guess if look at the players as characters on the TV and not real people then I can see your line of thinking. But I see them as people and I can't root for the guy. So we agree to disagree.
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