The Ravens Town Tavern pos which was published on Thursday night, apparently created great uproar on Friday. Nowadays, it’s only natural when content distributed on social media faces the preferential narration of those who participate on the platform, a degree of setback must be expected. But I did not expect the level of poison that was eventually fired down my path.
I will possess the vague descriptions used about the possibility of a Lamar Jackson trade and “off the field” issues. But I will use it again out of respect for sources that require some ambiguity. My intention was to inform and give a highlight behind the curtain as it relates to the lack of progress in the extension talks for Lamar. I did not expect our audience to make a mistake. “the Ravens may consider a possible deal for LamarIf, Lamar is traded. I did not expect that letter either, “he said.some of his off-field behavior may have contributed to the former MVP’s disappointing 2021”To mean that Jackson has filthy, deep-rooted issues beyond the lines over which the team can not get their arms.
But that’s what happened. Unfortunately.
I think it’s the nature of the social media beast and the evildoers who protect themselves in a protective suit made of anonymity.
You all now know that Eric DeCosta is a forward-thinking GM. Evidence of this is plentiful. Given some of the uncertainties arising from Jackson, it is therefore obvious that the subject of a trade came up. It does not take an expert on industrial espionage to figure it out.
DeCosta is all about achieving value, and if at the end of the day, given Lamar’s decline in play, the apparent retention of Greg Roman as OC (indicating that the fight against the lightning is more on Lamar) and ‘ a pending record investment, It just seems natural that it could all cause a bit of buyer’s remorse. Mix in health care and an attachment to a tough childhood friend, hip-hop artist Kodak Black whose rap leaf looks like a Cheesecake Factory menu, any GM or owner who is not at least lightly concerned would be guilty of fiduciary malpractices.
– Lamar Jackson (@ Lj_era8) 5 January 2021
Kodak Black believes Antonio Brown should have gone to the Ravens instead
– My Mixtapez (@mymixtapez) 6 January 2022
Since the aforementioned article was posted on RSR, others have shared insights suggesting that the noise behind the scenes has diminished. Perhaps reason and justice will rule. And hopefully the Ravens will protect themselves in a way that provides an escape route so that the expected contract for Lamar does not mean financial ruin related to the team’s salary cap.
Among the less distasteful things directed at me following Thursday’s post is an accusation that I’m trying to drive Lamar out of town, as if I have that power. The proposal is laughable. What I hope for is that the parties work things out and Lamar plays to the value of what is likely to be a record deal while remaining a humble leader who can be a role model, not just for children, but for all of us . I think he is that decent and possessive that level of goodness. Here is for him to find a level of mentorship that helps him unleash everything he can be in the world, on and off the field.
Coaching Staff Changes
When John Harbaugh enters the podium tomorrow, I expect the biggest news he will deliver relates to his coaching staff. We all know that his new DC is Mike MacDonald and the hope is that he will deliver in a way that suggests his work ethic and intelligence, Minute by minute. In addition to MacDonald, the Ravens will have to fill the vacancy with Tight Ends coach created by the departure of Bobby Engram who moved to be the offensive coordinator at the University of Wisconsin.
Anthony Weaver is being considered for the work of the Broncos defensive coordinator and this could leave a vacancy across the coaching front of the defensive line. The Ravens reportedly held talks with former D-Line coach Joe Cullen, who was the Jaguars DC in 2021, and with the Saints’ secondary coach, Kris Richard.
With TE coach Bobby Engram leaving for Wisconsin OC, John Harbaugh has at least one opening on his staff to fill. But there could very well be more before everything is said than done, especially on the defensive side of the ball with Mike Macdonald coming in.
Jeff Zrebiec @jeffzrebiec 29 January 2022
Denver filed a slip for Ravens’ asst. coach Anthony Weaver to conduct a defense coordinator interview, per source.
– Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) 29 January 2022
Tom Brady step down!
GOAT handlers maintained that the 7-time Super Bowl champion did not want his decision to continue playing or to retire to interfere with the game on the field during Championship Sunday. They also do not want it to interfere with the $ 15 million bonus he has to pay on February 4.
Should Brady retire (and I think he will), it could also have something to do with the Bucs’ salary cap situation along with the team’s handling of pending free agents like RB Leonard Fournette, WR Chris Godwin, DT Ndamukong Suh, CB Carlton Davis III, TE Rob Gronkowski and former Ravens C Ryan Jensen.
When the Bucs ask Gronk if he will continue to play without Tom Bradypic.twitter.com/FwNC0eZZjw
– Ian Hartitz (@Ihartitz) 29 January 2022
Brady and his camp are probably pretty confused about his retirement story that was first broken by CBS’s Jason LaCanfora. No, this is not a typo. JLC did it.
Or did he?
– CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) 28 January 2022
– Ken Weinman (@KenWeinmanSport) 29 January 2022
Maybe Gisele broke the story 😬 https://t.co/LJbU94xzgI
– Tony Lombardi (@RSRLombardi) 29 January 2022
“Hey Adam, yes it’s Tom, Tom Brady. I retire. Please do not call me. Thank you.” pic.twitter.com/4KduqkcakF
– Harrison (@ HMoreno7474) 29 January 2022
– Tony Lombardi (@RSRLombardi) 30 January 2022
When asked about the alleged retirement, Tampa HC Bruce Arians claimed he was not aware. Brady claims he has not decided yet. Too funny. JLC finally gets one and then there is this. Who knows how it all shakes out. LaCanfora has already strained ties with its hometown team with its and Ken Weinman’s regular air efforts on 105.7 The Fan to discredit DeCosta and team owner Steve Bisciotti.
If they keep pushing, DeCosta might share his experiences with his colleagues and if so, it destroys a path of league information flow for the alleged insider. And if the news about Brady was born out of JLC’s contacts with agents, and he shot that load of knowledge prematurely given the potential cost to a player (Brady) and maybe even an agent, then those resources will dry up faster than an endorsement trade for Lee Evans and the good hands people of Allstate Insurance.
Peyton and SNL
Like mustard for a hot dog sandwich, a cold beer to steamed crabs and vanilla ice cream to hot apple pie, Peyton Manning is on SNL. His comic flair is unmistakable and was seen again last night. Enjoy the games and this video clip everyone. I have it Chiefs 27, Bengals 24 and Rams 20, 49ers 17.
Peyton Manning absolutely killed it on SNL, funniest segment I’ve seen on SNL in years. pic.twitter.com/Ze0mnVYRyw
– Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) 30 January 2022