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Baltimore Ravens looking at Kaepernick with Flacco's Injury



  • Ian Rappaport - Twitter

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    Looks like Kaepernick is getting another look. Maybe Flacco's injury is worse that previously said.



  • I actually think that's the perfect place for him.



  • Kaepernick knows the staff (OC and HC); not a bad place to him to land especially if Flacco is going to be out for a while.


  • The Slag and Parley Forums

    Doesn't seem like an ideal from a scheme stand point but a great fit with the staff. Hoping something gets done here.



  • Depending on how long Flacco is out, there's no reason to think they wouldn't modify the personal packages a little.

    Greg Roman (former SF OC under Jim Harbaugh with Kaepernick) is now the Raven's TE Coach and Senior Offensive Assistant.

    Current OC is Marty Mornhinweg is a former QB's Coach who has experience with a lot of good QBs based on his tenure; no reason that he couldn't help a potential QB in Kaepernick.


  • The Slag and Parley Forums

    It's not a tailor made fit but it's not too far off. What Baltimore wants to do, if I recall correctly, is run a lot and use that to set up play action with lots of deep throws. Not lots of chance to use a QBs athleticism but Kaep throwing bombs to Torrey Smith and Mike Wallace could give some people bad dreams.


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    So it seems the Ravens received a bunch of negative mail from fans over the possibility of this.

    Like, sort your life out, people.


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    I see Kaep's actions as suggesting that he couldn't be "all in!" to football, but rather all in on social issues. Clearly his performance last year suggested that his head wasn't in the game.
    Not racism, not at all, nor grand conspiracy. Just basic coaching.


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    If I take a knee at some point, I am not all in on football? I disagree with that.

    Can you specify what about his performance last year shows his head wasnt in the game? He had a higher rating than the previous 2 years, an enviable 4:1 ratio of TDs to INTs, accuracy that was within 1 percent of his career completion percentage.. his yards per game and per attempt were higher than the year before.. his longest run of the season and his average yards per rush were higher.. Is there something tangible that says to you his head wasnt in the game? And if that were true, are you sure its due to him taking a knee and not more to do with how the team was being managed and coached?

    When you look at the New York Jets and the Cleveland Browns rosters.. you honestly find a better starter? Theres ZERO percent chance that any of this has to do with politics, even though, for example, the owner of the Giants said it was?


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    It ain't just takin' a knee... it's about being 'all in" when he switches from his activist mindset to his football mindset.
    I read two kinds of articles in the off-season about Kaep... those who think the issue is purely political and the second being that his focus isn't in the game. I go with #2.

    OTOH, there was also a very recent JDPower study that showed that fans dislike Kaep's politics more than any other issue. They IS political, but clearly something that the league seems to have discussed.

    Ergo, it would appear that BOTH issues are in play, the political one and the focus one.


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    Also there's discussion as to Kaep suing the NFL for racial bias. That one cracked me up. If any entity has racial equality as it pertains to this conceptual suit, it's the NFL


  • The Slag and Parley Forums

    So, we can't have a political opinion and still do our job right?

    I mean, Russell Wilson has been in movies, been on TV shows, started a football camp, been to China, filmed commercialism, started a family... but that's not an issue.

    But if we have a political opinion we aren't committed our job? Especially if someone doesn't like that opinion? I mean, if he was instead a flag waving guy doing tours to entertain troops would people have the same concern?

    Also, in case you overlooked t, if someone could show me the stats that show his performance declined last year I would understand better. But you're facing an uphill battle telling me Hoyer is a better QB, or anyone on the Jets..


  • The Slag and Parley Forums

    So the Ravens are looking to sign RGIII..

    “Bisciotti said Sunday that he “didn’t like” Kaepernick’s 2016 decision to kneel during the national anthem, and that the Ravens have received a ton of feedback from fans about the issue.”

    Biscotti is their owner. The same guy who gave millions to the likes of Ray Lewis and tried his best to keep Ray Rice until there was video released to the public. So murder and domestic violence are cool but don't dare question whether everyone is getting s fair shake..?



  • @rocket said in Baltimore Ravens looking at Kaepernick with Flacco's Injury:

    It ain't just takin' a knee... it's about being 'all in" when he switches from his activist mindset to his football mindset.
    I read two kinds of articles in the off-season about Kaep... those who think the issue is purely political and the second being that his focus isn't in the game. I go with #2.

    OTOH, there was also a very recent JDPower study that showed that fans dislike Kaep's politics more than any other issue. They IS political, but clearly something that the league seems to have discussed.

    Ergo, it would appear that BOTH issues are in play, the political one and the focus one.

    I agree that it's a multi-issue problem for Kaepernick, but the only people questioning his desire seems to be fans. GMs can question it but the Seahawks didn't mention any concerns about his desire and said he was a starter in this league.

    Teams are weighing his political stance as more of a risk than any off-field activity. Leonard Little killed a man while drunk driving and was still allowed to play football. The NFL will make exceptions for things they choose and it appears that they've drawn a line in the sand and Kaepernick has crossed that line.

    No other player gets asked if they are All-In when they cause a distraction. People question their decision making and maturity, no one asks Ray Rice after he struck his wife if he was still interested in football. No one asked Johnny Manziel if when he's done drinking if he would want to come back to football.



  • People are still buying Kaepernick jerseys even though he's not on the Niners.

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    That puts him above Larry Fitzgerald, Adrian Peterson and Kirk Cousins.


  • The Slag and Parley Forums

    It would be weird to buy a Kirk Cousins jersey. I mean, he's doing fine as a QB.. but there's not my dynamism or charisma there.



  • Now both Michael Vick and Ray Rice are giving advice indirectly to Kaepernick on how to improve his chances to signed.


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    I would take Vick's advice.. that guy purposefully had dogs killed for profit for years and still was able to get another team (two?) to sign him. Ray Rice? He wasnt able to..

    Its really a discussion for another area of the board, but its an interesting topic to figure out exactly how Americans became to equate the SYMBOL for the THING -- there are many patriotic countries (nationalistic?) countries out there that dont obsess over the SYMBOLS of their state nearly to the degree the US does. It also makes for an interesting comparison..what other countries are government members seen to have to always wear lapel pins of their country's flag or risk being branded a traitor..where in the world would not standing for the anthem (while stating reasons for it) get you sent death threats or potentially see you black balled..

    Hint: its not the countries we tend to think we are closest to.



  • The latest news is that both the Ravens GM (Ozzie Newsome) and Head Coach (John Harbough) want to bring in Kaepernick, but their Owner (Bisciotti) does not.

    It also may or may not frustrate Bisciotti, who emerges as either the good cop or the bad cop in this scenario, depending on one’s perspective. Regardless of how he’s perceived, Bisciotti may not be happy that someone leaked his role in keeping Kaepernick from joining the team, and it could make for awkward times in Baltimore this season, especially if for the third straight year the Ravens fail to make it to the playoffs.



  • Ravens release an official tweet from GM Ozzie Newsome; stating:

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  • The Slag and Parley Forums

    The plot thickens..

    No way someone just completely made it up...


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    So.. the Dolphins may have just lost Tannehill..

    But..Kaep no way can go to Miami with his comments and views....



  • Yeah... at some point owners will have to say "I want to take a stand against his stand and put my team in a worse position to win."

    Fans will have to accept that too.


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