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WorldSeries2021 t1_jdvmyvm wrote

I definitely wouldn’t want my team blowing their cap AND trading away the team’s future to get Lamar. Seems like that’s what it will take though. Hope he finds a spot where he’s happy.


tylerdotaa t1_jdvq4c6 wrote

Why do you share shefter's tweet while you could share lamaar's?


ShiftlessElement t1_jdvs003 wrote

I still think the plan is to convince other teams to set the market price. Once offers are received, Baltimore/Lamar will negotiate on that basis and reach a deal.


EasternMotors t1_jdvxc2c wrote

You don't get out of the franchise tag by request. You have to do some immoral shit.


surge208 t1_jdw0mfz wrote

As a Baltimorean, all good. Dude’s a great player, no doubt. I just don’t get the sense he’s been a team player. And our city needs team players.


Count_Joshoo t1_jdwffeq wrote

He’s the best offense player in franchise history. When he plays the offense is ranked 6 and when he doesn’t the offense is ranked 31. Ravens front office and fans about to reach the find out phase.


FStubbs t1_jdwl24p wrote

I don't think the Ravens EVER actually wanted to pay him much. They see his shelf life as basically being like a RB, who you don't give huge 2nd contract money to.

They probably offered him something like 3 years, $90-$100 million with very little of it guaranteed.


Count_Joshoo t1_jdwo9lw wrote

He’s also never been give a legit pass catcher. His pocket passing is fine and it’s a disproven myth that mobile QBs get hurt more. No matter what excuses you give he’s a top ten QB and an entire offense by himself. While I get nobody wanting to give him a Watson deal the Ravens are not being smart about this.


EasternMotors t1_jdwsmn3 wrote

He only wants a Watson deal. Watson's production and durability numbers are significantly better in the three years preceding his contract v last three for Lamar. He's not worth Watson money and the only team dumb enough to give it out already has Watson.


mlorusso4 t1_jdwsquf wrote

Never had a legit pass catcher? I guess mark Andrew’s doesn’t exist then. The offense the ravens ran never needed a superstar wr1. Their offense was a modified wing t with modern concepts worked in like a speed guy to open up the top. Yes, of course a premier wr would have been great, but it wasn’t required.

And when Lamar said he wasn’t happy with the receivers he was given, they went out and drafted Bateman in the first round. You’re not going to get an instant superstar that late in the 1st round, which is where the ravens always draft because they’re usually successful. They drafted back to back TE, one of which is pretty much a wr who’s above average at inside blocking.

And you say mobile qbs don’t get hurt more than pocket passers. Sure that may be true overall, I’m not going to fact check you. But Lamar specifically is injury prone. He’s undersized and taking significantly more hits than a pocket passer. And you see that proof by the fact that he has only played a full 16/17 game season once in his 5 years in the league. 2018: didn’t start until week 7. 2019: ok he technically didn’t play every game, but week 17 was a coaches decision for rest so we won’t count that. 2020: Covid year so he missed some games with illness but was knocked out of the playoff game with a concussion. 2021: knocked out week 14 and rest of season with an ankle injury. 2022: knocked out week 13 and missed the rest of the season with his knee injury. So all in all the most games he’s ever played in a season is 15


raiderrocker18 t1_jdwu8vy wrote

his situation reeks of desperation. he puts out a statement today saying that he already requested a trade... over 3 weeks ago? and there has been 0 public knowledge of any trade discussions? especially in a time where he's actually by rule allowed to directly negotiate with other clubs?


The-Dane t1_jdwwfes wrote

again because they have money to spend on other players... you think that when he eats such a big portion of the budget that other star players are going to be coming to baltimore... NOPE


Count_Joshoo t1_jdx74os wrote

Andrews was a very good redzone target and a mediocre one everywhere else. And saying "they tried" doesn't and shouldn't matter to Lamar. The one that could play a tiny bit the dumped for nothing, and he was Lamar's best friend on the team. I don't think the Ravens have ever successfully drafted a WR.

The offense argument is also moot. That offense was designed to utilize his skills while he learned to be a pro style passer. IMHO he is perfectly capable of doing that now and deserves the weapons to throw too.

The money to build a team argument is also moot. They had his entire rookie deal to build a SB team and failed completely. Why should he trust that front office?

The injury point does have it's validity. I would argue that he quite likely could have played last year, but with his contact hanging over things I totally get why he choose to not play. The size issue is silly. He's almost the same size as Hurts. The Ravens also don't seem to like paying for pass protection. Again, why should he trust a front office that is still cashing in on it's old reputation?

As for the Watson comp, sure he played more games in his 3 years pre suspension than Lamar's last three, but.....Lamar won more games in that time with arguably lesser talent around him.

The anti-Lamar contingency is boarderline insane. He's a top ten QB with top 3 upside, he's a singular talent and a joy to watch.


LDcostict t1_jdxkmpo wrote

Schefter is a snake. Came here to say this


Fun_Elk_1431 t1_jdxogvw wrote

Randal Cunningham, mike Vick, Robert griffin, Dante culpepper, can newton, Donavan mcnabb… my point is not that drop back qbs don’t get hurt, nor is it that mobile qbs get hurt more. The point is when you take away the dual threat (due to injury) the player is no longer good.

But thanks for replying in an irrelevant way to the point


WorldSeries2021 t1_jdxyasq wrote

Yeah, so that’s not true. And I took a hell of a lot of college rhetoric courses including advanced debate.

Hypotheticals have their limitations and are not dispositive, but saying they are inherently fallacious is entirely incorrect.


Count_Joshoo t1_jdxyelu wrote

This list is ignorant as hell. Did you just list black QBs? Randal had his best season after his injury and he had an actual offensive minded coach and weapons to throw too. Culpeper was not a running QB in any way, he was a lumbering giant who, coincidentally, also had incredible weapons to throw to. McNabb returned from his injury and had many productive years, bosltered by.....wait for influx of pass catching talent at the end of his Eagles tenure. RG3 had a freak leg injury and a coach who hated him and didn't want him. Cam also had a good and long career.

Are you trolling or do you really think you made a good point? Holy fuck dude.

Edit: Holy shit I forgot Vick, who returned from his injury in year three and went on to play 7 more productive seasons as a starter and 3 more as a backup, including the best football of his career when he....stop me if you heard this before....landed with offense minded coaches and tons of pass catching weapons.

Edit 2.0: You didn't read a single article I posted. Damn.


Mostestdef t1_jdy14s1 wrote

Baltimore surely offered him a similar kyler Murray/Deshaun Watson deal but Lamar thinks he’s worth more. So u non exclusive tag him and prove to him the market isn’t there. Ravens are playing this right, I don’t think Lamar is living in reality with his contract expectations, dumbass Cleveland screwed up the QB market with their Watson deal


chris_hinshaw t1_jdydcdp wrote

Even Brady knew it was a team sport and was never one of the highest paid QB's because he knew you can't win on your own. If you are in it for the money then a championship becomes secondary.


Fun_Elk_1431 t1_jdyosle wrote

I almost responded, but what’s the point you be argumentatively correct, as opposed to conversing. It’s a list of top quarterbacks who relied heavily on their running and broken play ability, once that was gone the wins went too. Ps all these guys became backups. That’s not a position you earn by “flourishing”


Count_Joshoo t1_jdzhmq0 wrote

Except you are objectively wrong.

Edit: You did respond. You named multiple guys who had their best seasons after injuries, one guy who basically stopped being a running QB after one season (McNabb) and another who never was a running QB (Culpepper).

I bet you are like 20 and never watched Abby of these guys play. Three of them played for my team and I watched them all.


CamiloArturo t1_jdzjezf wrote

I don’t know what it is but he seems to be missing something. It’s like he is almost there but never gets his break shot. I’ve always been a huge fun of him (I went to UofL so I’ve followed him since the beginning) … but I don’t know if he is worth the money he wants


The-Dane t1_jdzqpbz wrote

oh I want a star QB for sure, but not just to make him feel good with ridicules salary claims to show. other teams manage to win SB with QB that has good salaries. Oh and btw. I dont see tons of team knocking