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Newsome: No trade offer worthy of serious consideration for Gaither

PFT hears that Jared Gaither’s latest foot/toe injury is minor but the Ravens are going to make sure, sending him in for a MRI on Monday and a specialist next week.

Many see the injury as a precursor to a trade or a sign of unhappiness after Gaither was moved to right tackle this week.

“He didn’t tell me he was protesting or anything like that,” Harbaugh
said.

While trade talk continues to swirl, Ravens G.M. Ozzie Newsome says that there hasn’t been a trade offer “worthy of serious consideration” for Gaither.

The Bills reportedly want Gaither badly, but Newsome apparently doesn’t think they want him enough.

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64 Responses to “Newsome: No trade offer worthy of serious consideration for Gaither”
  1. 7370355q$ says: May 9, 2010 4:28 PM

    Good, if they want a starting NFL left tackle they are going to have to ante up and give us what we want or any team that wants him. ‘badly enough’

  2. Fonetik says: May 9, 2010 4:31 PM

    Nice headline. This is a daily occurrence for you now, Rosenthal.

  3. last starfighter says: May 9, 2010 4:33 PM

    Newsome misplayed his hand and won’t get back what he’s worth. They have to settle or cut him

  4. Ravenmuscle says: May 9, 2010 4:35 PM

    Ozzie is the man…we have no urgency to move Gaither. If McKelvin is untouchable then Buffalo can keep the rest of their garbage players.

  5. darrius_heyward-bey-butterfingers says: May 9, 2010 4:45 PM

    I can’t blame Buffalo for not wanting to give up that 2011 1st overall pick.

  6. Steve-Mo says: May 9, 2010 4:47 PM

    To bad they traded Peters for Eric Wood and Shawn Nelsen. That has worked out great so far.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-A1jPi-xPU

  7. tonyinmd says: May 9, 2010 4:50 PM

    LMAO…why would we cut him? There is no cap and he is not making a lot of money. This is just another Anquan Boldin/Darnell Dockett situation from last year. He will pout and then when the season starts, he will play and then have the opportunity to move on next year. Glad we are keeping him.

  8. wwwmattcom says: May 9, 2010 4:52 PM

    Hhhmmm, McKelvin for Gaither… NOT! McKelvin is wayyyyy to valuable a player to give up in that dumba$$ trade. Gaither is only a right tackle right? Because Oher is the LT. So let’s give them Whitner straight up for Gaither. Ravens can be disillusioned by another Ohio State guy and love themselves for pulling the trigger. Ravens have already been a landing spot for trashy additude players (McGahee) from Buffalo what other garbage would the ravens want? I am happy the Bills aren’t givng the ravens any flattering offers, I’d rather have Bell at LT than another grumpy fat man. Raven’s please keep your garbage to yourselves unless you are willing to unload at the right price.

  9. josh1982004 says: May 9, 2010 4:57 PM

    well of course the Bills want him bad. They just don’t want him bad enough or aren’t dumb enough to give up a first round pick for him.

  10. wwwmattcom says: May 9, 2010 4:59 PM

    PS Peters was and is an overated Left Tackle. He did a TERRIBLE job on Buffalo before he became disgruntled. The only reason why the Bills liked him so much (and analysts) was because he was a TE converted and was obtained really cheap. I can’t tell you hoy many penalties he had and how many guys he whiffed on allowing to sack the QB. At least McNabb was mobile, but Kold will suffer!! I HAVE NO IDEA HOW HE IS A PRO BOWL LT. He missed GAMES and did nothing impressive and was voted in. I mean who did this guy go up against? Mario Williams? No. Dwight Freeny, No. OVER RATED!

  11. rhinocoach says: May 9, 2010 4:59 PM

    I cannot believe Raven fans. seriously? a probowl league leading safety for a conditional 5th round LT who isn’t even your LT? or you want our first round CB with return for 6 potential on kicks? just because we were a poorly coached team for the last 4 years doesn’t meen we had lobotomies.
    I hear we are open to discussing a second round pick. if that isn’t enough then you are seriously nuts. Gaither is good but not worth either of the players you are discussing.

  12. rhinocoach says: May 9, 2010 5:02 PM

    steve-mo…
    why would you keep a player who checked out the season before he left? both Wood and Nelson have great upside and potential. something we were never going to see from Peters. he wanted out and took less from the eagles than he was offered by the Bills.

  13. 60minuteassassin says: May 9, 2010 5:02 PM

    @last starfighter says:
    May 9, 2010 4:33 PM
    Newsome misplayed his hand and won’t get back what he’s worth. They have to settle or cut him
    ————————————
    Hahaha! Yes, they wouldn’t let a starting left tackle play out this year, they would cut him instead. Well thought out…

  14. MJP4357 says: May 9, 2010 5:07 PM

    Russ Brandon: Ralph it’s going to cost a 2nd round pick and a new contract.
    Wilson: Well, how much for the extension?
    Brandon: Probably more than 40M.
    Wilson: NO. OT’s don’t sell tickets like my new prize Spiller.

  15. bobinpuertorico says: May 9, 2010 5:08 PM

    If the Ravens think Gaither is worth a first round draft pick, they can keep him at RT or as a backup LT this year and then he leaves next year as a free agent. The Bills can then sign him and the Ravens will get nothing.
    Actually, I think the problem could be that the Ravens are trying to get even with the Bills for McGahee. The Bills made out great with those draft picks the Ravens traded for him, but he has done very little for them and he could even get cut.

  16. OldDogEyes says: May 9, 2010 5:11 PM

    What’s wrong with having depth at an important position?

  17. Trips Right, 68 Slant, D Slant says: May 9, 2010 5:12 PM

    Pull the trigger on that 25 mike mike, ‘Al.
    I’ve got extra 25 mike mike Depleted Uranium Armor Piercing Discarding Sabot Rounds.
    Fire Command:
    Bradley Fighting Vehicle Commander: “Gunner, Sabot, Disgruntled Offensive Tackle, in the Baltimore vicinity.”
    Gunner: “Identified’
    Bradley Fighting Vehicle Commander: “Owner, step-up”
    Bradley Fighting Vehicle Commander: “Fire!”
    Gunner: “On the way.”
    Bradley Fighting Vehicle Commander: “Sensing Round”
    Bradley Fighting Vehicle Commander: “Half Target Frame Up”
    Bradley Fighting Vehicle Commander: “Target, Target…. Kill, Kill, Kill. Target Destroyed.
    Bradley Fighting Vehicle Commander: Cease Fire; Owner step down.
    Bradley Fighting Vehicle Commander: Raider Nation; be advised that we have just acquired Disgruntled OT Jared Gaither, ‘Highlander-style.’
    The Quickening – There can be only one.
    ‘Nation!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. Steve-Mo says: May 9, 2010 5:32 PM

    # rhinocoach says: May 9, 2010 5:02 PM
    steve-mo…
    why would you keep a player who checked out the season before he left? both Wood and Nelson have great upside and potential. something we were never going to see from Peters. he wanted out and took less from the eagles than he was offered by the Bills.
    ——————-
    I live in Buffalo. So naturally, I watch almost every Bills game, even though I’m a Dolphins fan.
    I felt he was an outstanding tackle, but a little lazy and prone to holding. Which from what I’ve read is exactly what Gaither’s problems are. I may have wanted out, but if memory serves me right it was because of money, which you can expect when a guy is playing some of the best tackle in the league and his checks don’t reflect it.
    That said, perhaps I jumped the gun on my comment – haven’t seen him play in Philly.

  19. last starfighter says: May 9, 2010 5:42 PM

    “LMAO…why would we cut him?”
    I’ll LMAO if the crows pay him LT money to not play LT.

  20. Hooj says: May 9, 2010 5:54 PM

    I want Gaither on the Ravens this year, but why let him go next year for nothing when it may be possible to get a starting player in return?

  21. irishsamurai says: May 9, 2010 5:58 PM

    wwwmattcom says:
    May 9, 2010 4:52 PM
    —————–
    he is or was the strting left tackle the past 2 playoff seasons,oh wait,for bills fans,that is the thing that happen after week 17,when they go into a tournment type games and compete for a superbowl,oh wait for bills fans again,the superbowl is the game where the 2 best teams in football play to find out who is the best,oh wait for bills fans,the best is the team that wins the superbowl[not just get there,but hey better luck next year

  22. TheShow says: May 9, 2010 5:59 PM

    After reading some of these comments, I am very surprised some of you even can form a sentence.
    @wwwmattcom,
    Gaither is a LT, hes played that position for numerous years. He was moved to RT just this minicap, because the Ravens have a much better player to fill that position that they drafted last year 1st round. Does Michael Oher ring a bell? Gaither is a freak of nature and has the skill set to be a starting LT for years to come. He could move into any organization and instantly take that position. You are a moron. How do you expect Spiller to put up numbers with that shitty group of practice players Buffalo (and their fans) call an OLine. The Bills should be doing anything in their power to get a franchise LT for the future. But once again the dumbass owner feels the need to put ego before winning games. Until the Bills organization wants to win, they will continue to be the laughing stock of the NFL.
    @rhinocoach,
    You and wwwmattcom should be best buddies for years to come! You no longer need to look for a person as stupid as yourself to bounce dumb ideas off of their head! He is only a mouse click away! You cant win games without putting points on the board. And without a Franchise LT, your starting QB (whatever street bum is available off the fine streets of Buffalo), will continue to keep the franchise in the basement. A LT to build a team around is a lot more valuable than a CB regardless of skillset.
    Buffalo fans continue to be the dumbest people around along with everyone in that organization! Have fun continue to watch the weakest organization since the dawn of man!

  23. johnny raggs says: May 9, 2010 6:54 PM

    I’d think the dumbest fans would be the ones who allegiance is as honorable as the team they cheering for. Is it the Baltimore Colts? Oops, I mean the Baltimore Browns??? Oh yeah, old history, but still showing your hipocrisy as fans!

  24. ppdoc13 says: May 9, 2010 7:03 PM

    you bills fans truly are morons. gaither was the 5th rated LT in the league last year. we can’t pay two guys LT money and already have a boatload invested in Oher. If you think Gaither is going to be given away for a second year CB without another draft pick you are crazy. LT is the second highest paid position in the NFL for a reason. Gaither is a freak of nature. He is not fat. He is 6’9″ and weighs 350. The only issue with Gaither is a question of motivation and desire. Does he really want to be the best in the league. Because if he does, he will be. He has more natural talent for the position than 95% of the tackles in the league. And if you think the Wizard of Oz is going to get taken to school by your lousy ass GM you are really morons. Pay the man if you want your LT of the future. Otherwise STFU and get ready for another 4 win season while we go to the playoffs AGAIN with Gaither as one of our tackles.

  25. Bmore Styles says: May 9, 2010 7:10 PM

    I honestly had no idea that Buffalo people were so dumb until I read the comments under this article. Funny stuff.

  26. mzezulak says: May 9, 2010 7:22 PM

    Your cracking me up, like your negotiating for your team or something. They’ll do it or not regardless of what anyone on this site thinks. Get a life

  27. ppdoc13 says: May 9, 2010 7:34 PM

    @mzezulak – you sir are correct. but i’ll bet a Chinese lunch that Oz doesn’t let Gaither go for anything other than a second round pick or a CB with a #3 or #4.

  28. kronusthebonus says: May 9, 2010 7:46 PM

    Gaither wants to get paid like an elite LT. Unfortunately, it is reported that he doesn’t have the desire to work at being an elite LT. Michael Oher has such a desire. He isn’t a freak of nature like Gaither, but has the skill set and more importantly the work ethic and desire to be great.
    Who would you rather pay franchise LT money ? The guy who is lazy and skates on physical skills alone, or the guy who works his ass off to try to be the best he can be and has shown flashes of being an elite tackle ?
    Fortunately for the Ravens, they only got Gaither for 5th round pick. Even if they happen to get a 2nd for him when he was going to walk anyway, getting a 2nd for a 5th seems like pretty good GM’in to me.

  29. DaleDoback says: May 9, 2010 7:48 PM

    Baltimore Fans,
    I’ve sid this before and I’ll say it again, giving up McKelvin and a pick for Gaither would be insane.
    McKelvin is a borderline premiere corner and return man, with 3 years left on his contract. Explain to me why it would make sense to trade a guy like this, with a contract like his, for Gaither? Yes, he’s a solid LT and would contribute to shoring up the line, but this doesn’t make any sense from a business standpoint.
    Gaither has one year left on his contract. Accordingly, any team that trades for him is going to have to resign him within the next year. Do you have any idea what kind of money he will command at that point? Close to $10m a year is probably a decent guess. Considering this, the Bills would be insane to give up McKelvin, pick or no pick, for Gaither.
    You have to look at Gaither’s upcoming contract as a liability. Doing a deal for him is essentially trading for his services for one year, AND THEN resigning him as a free agent.
    You cannot assess Gaither’s value, until you take this into account.

  30. QJ1984 says: May 9, 2010 8:13 PM

    Translation: We are not trying to trade Gaither, I wish the media would shut up about it.
    Glad Ozzie put that to rest.

  31. MSWRavens says: May 9, 2010 8:14 PM

    WOW!!! I used to think that Bills fans were some of the best/smartest in the league…but what dummies you are proving yourselves to be. You are commenting and you don’t even know shit about Gaither… Gaither is a proven starting LT in this league. Teams use early 1st round draft picks every year for unproven LTs. Here you can get one of the better LTs in the game for next year’s #1 and you think that’s asking too much??? You don’t realize he’s being moved – not because he couldn’t start at LT for most of the teams in the league – but because Oher is a potential perennial All Pro/Hall Of Fame (if he stays healthy) type talent. I still wear the Ogden jersey I purchased in 1996 to every Ravens game…he is my favorite Raven…and after watching him play all those years, I can tell you that Oher has that kind of potential. Gaither for your #1 would be a fair deal…anything less is a gift.

  32. kaakwha says: May 9, 2010 8:16 PM

    Regardless of whether Gaither is traded to Buffalo or not, some of the comments in here are insane.
    How can you (DaleDoback) think singing a potential pro-bowl caliber LT is a liability? In the NFL as anywhere, you gotta pay the people who earn it. If Gaither lives up to his potential, as he did last year, some team will be happy to pay him starting LT money. Good teams do that. That’s why they are good teams. They sign good players at reasonable contracts! Then again, Buffalo doesn’t seem to understand that.
    You and I have no idea what plans Ozzie and Buffalo’s GM has discussed.

  33. don4953 says: May 9, 2010 8:27 PM

    I have long thought that the Jets had the most delusional , dumbest fans but these Ravens fans sure take the cake.
    Its not that McKelvin is this worldly player or anything in fact he is far from a proven player, but Ozzie Newsome, as great as he is, misplayed this one.
    Gaither is worth a whole lot, believe me. Id be completely content on trading a 1st for him, but with all things considered:
    -1 year left on his contract (if he ever signs it) He is going to hit the market and command money of epic proportions.
    -Michael Oher being named the LT forcing Gaither to the right side? You have to question the timing for that decision. You really think a player of Gaither’s caliber is going to be motivated with this demotion? Especially after his great season.
    -Plus the Ravens making it public about how they would want to move him doesnt help their cause either.
    You Ravens fans are a real stubborn bunch…I guess thats a nice way of saying stupid. Caliber aside, with all that has happened this off-season it seems as though he can be had fairly cheap (for elite tackle standards at least).
    @TheShow
    Stay off the acid. Only a casual fan with no knowledge of football and a bias towards the Raven believe Oher is better than Gaither. I love Oher and I think he will be a top 5 tackle, but Gaither is better right now and they want to move him because they dont want to pay 2 stud left tackles that type of money. I dont care what their salary cap situation is. It is not necessary to have to pay 2 left tackles that money when one will be playing the right side.
    Ravens fans need to exercise common sense or at least some understanding of the economics of football

  34. DaleDoback says: May 9, 2010 8:31 PM

    MSWravens,
    What you, and many other people on here fail to understand is that when you make a trade in professional sports, you’re not just trading for the player, you’re trading for the obligation of their contract. Gaither has one year on his contract. Why give up a premium package of player(s) and pick(s) just to attain someone’s services for one year? Gaither is a strong player with great upside, but that doesn’t mean the Bills, or any other team, will make wildly inefficient trades just to secure a years worth of his services.

  35. ppdoc13 says: May 9, 2010 8:33 PM

    @kronusthebonus – actually Gaither was a 5th round supplemental draft pick. He left UM early. The guy has crazy talent. The real question is motivation and how will he play once he gets that 15 million dollar bonus in the bank. Personally I don’t think he will ever live up to his potential because he is lazy. He is not a bad guy. He is not a cancer. He plays hurt, but he doesn’t have the drive to be the best LT in the league. He may have more innate talent than Oher, but Oher has the desire and drive to be the best. Just based on that, I’ll take Oher. But there is no way in hell I would trade Gaither for just a #2 at this point. Next years draft is going to suck because so many guys came out this year to avoid the cap. The Ravens have a glaring need at CB and Buffalo has a glaring need at OL. The trade that makes sense is McKelvin and a #3 or 4 for Gaither. I just don’t see Oz doing it for less than that and not just a draft pick given what will be in the draft next year.

  36. RAVNATION says: May 9, 2010 8:37 PM

    “Raven’s please keep your garbage to yourselves unless you are willing to unload at the right price.”
    Quick guys, we had better get this news to ozzie!! unless we please wwwmattfagcom no deal will take place. period.
    Funny how the same sentence implies that this toolbox actually is saying that he wants our ‘garbage’… granted it be for the right price.. so in this knuckleheads mind, garbage is worth something. Now it all makes sense- Buffalo folk are F/N smuck idiots.

  37. Boss Hog says: May 9, 2010 8:58 PM

    # MJP4357 says: May 9, 2010 5:07 PM
    Russ Brandon: Ralph it’s going to cost a 2nd round pick and a new contract.
    Wilson: Well, how much for the extension?
    Brandon: Probably more than 40M.
    Wilson: NO. OT’s don’t sell tickets like my new prize Spiller.
    hey stupid. you do realize that buddy nix is the gm right? i hate stupid people

  38. Cmscully says: May 9, 2010 9:00 PM

    I know name calling can be more fun than facts and logic, but let’s settle down and think about this. If Gaither was as automatic a starter for another team in the draft as many as you say, why would no team that had a need at left tackle trade for him during the draft? I seem to remember a large number of tackles going in the first three rounds, some even project types. Gaither has some serious questions about him and his value is questionable. If you know anything of the NFL, a team is not going to trade a starter for a second string player which means McKelvin and Byrd are off the board. I would be shocked if another player gets involved in this trade, but if the Bills unload a player, it will be Corner, Whitner or Youbouty.
    I think this trade definitely favors the Bills as you are past the draft. The Bills did have a rough year on Offense last year, but once again (facts), anyone who suffered/watched the games last year does know that they had 9 different offensive line combinations last year mostly due to injuries. You combine that with 3 different starters under center, it is amazing that they won 6 games and were 2 other bone headed plays (McKelvin and Parrish) from 2 additional wins.
    If you watch the Bills actions, I think it is obvious that they are confident that with health, and some experience under their belt, the O line may be ok. They will not overpay for a right tackle that no one else seems interested in and if Baltimore wants to get nothing for him than that is up to Ozzie.

  39. Boss Hog says: May 9, 2010 9:03 PM

    # ppdoc13 says: May 9, 2010 7:03 PM
    you bills fans truly are morons. gaither was the 5th rated LT in the league last year. we can’t pay two guys LT money and already have a boatload invested in Oher. If you think Gaither is going to be given away for a second year CB without another draft pick you are crazy. LT is the second highest paid position in the NFL for a reason. Gaither is a freak of nature. He is not fat. He is 6’9″ and weighs 350. The only issue with Gaither is a question of motivation and desire. Does he really want to be the best in the league. Because if he does, he will be. He has more natural talent for the position than 95% of the tackles in the league. And if you think the Wizard of Oz is going to get taken to school by your lousy ass GM you are really morons. Pay the man if you want your LT of the future. Otherwise STFU and get ready for another 4 win season while we go to the playoffs AGAIN with Gaither as one of our tackles.
    if he could be the best in the league, why aren’t you keeping him? i hate dumb people

  40. theravenlives2 says: May 9, 2010 9:06 PM

    Hhhmmm, McKelvin for Gaither… NOT! McKelvin is wayyyyy to valuable a player to give up in that dumba$$ trade. Gaither is only a right tackle right? Because Oher is the LT. So let’s give them Whitner straight up for Gaither. Ravens can be disillusioned by another Ohio State guy and love themselves for pulling the trigger. Ravens have already been a landing spot for trashy additude players (McGahee) from Buffalo what other garbage would the ravens want? I am happy the Bills aren’t givng the ravens any flattering offers, I’d rather have Bell at LT than another grumpy fat man. Raven’s please keep your garbage to yourselves unless you are willing to unload at the right price.
    ————————————————-
    You’re right, dude. The Ravens and their “garbage” players are no match for the vastly superior Buffalo Bills and their stellar front office, right? Hmmm, I guess winning at least one playoff game the last two years (all on the road, incidently) just doesn’t stack up to Ralph Wilson and the boys, huh? Keep freezing your ass off and watching a 5-11 team, as I watch mine compete for a Super Bowl berth, you loser.

  41. DaleDoback says: May 9, 2010 9:10 PM

    Kaakhwa,
    The point you’re failing to see is that Gaither has little value to a rebuilding franchise if. He’s only under contract for one yr. This implies that if the Bills trade for him, they also have to shel out for a new contract to have any chance of extracting value from the trade. Thus, the trade creates a liability that must be factored into the price the Bills would be willing to pay for the trade (i.e. the pick(s) and player(s) they’re willing to give up.
    Same principles apply here as in any business transaction. You don’t pay $100m for a set of $100m assets if there’s a $50m liability hitched to. those assets.

  42. Ravens410 says: May 9, 2010 9:15 PM

    If Buffalo was dumb enough to trade us their 1st, we’d probably have the 1st overall pick in 2011.
    If they can’t put a decent package together to get Gaither, then their fans will be stressed out every week watching their [insert no named QB] getting his ass sacked 10 times a game. Bills suck anyways; I hope my boy Gaither goes somewhere else. He doesn’t deserve the feel of losing.

  43. theravenlives2 says: May 9, 2010 9:15 PM

    I’d think the dumbest fans would be the ones who allegiance is as honorable as the team they cheering for. Is it the Baltimore Colts? Oops, I mean the Baltimore Browns??? Oh yeah, old history, but still showing your hipocrisy as fans!
    ————————————————-
    At least we’ll have a team in five years, junior. You better do something now, chief, cause if the Bills leave Buffalo they ain’t comin’ back.

  44. Boss Hog says: May 9, 2010 9:29 PM

    to all oblivious ravens fans. get out of your fantasy lands. you will never corral a 2nd round pick and mckelvin. stop being so dumb.

  45. Boss Hog says: May 9, 2010 9:37 PM

    ravens410. do you truly believe joe flacco is good? hah, that’s rich.
    Let me know when he doesn’t have trouble with the following:
    1. Reading defenses and recognizing where the blitz is coming from.
    2. Seeing where receiver WILL BE and not where the receiver IS.
    3. Throwing a jump ball in the endzone, as opposed to a bullet 8 feet above the receiver.

  46. Boss Hog says: May 9, 2010 9:46 PM

    as far as the bills leaving town. that will never happen. we keep filling the stadium regardless of the garbage we watch inside. do you know why? we are loyal and actually love the game of football. no fair weather fans here. i would love to see your attendance records when your beloved ravens drop being .500 for more than two years.

  47. Reedhof20 says: May 9, 2010 10:21 PM

    Hey Bobinpuertorico
    Or whatever your name is. Are you kindding me?
    Willis has worked out great for us-He’s a great change of pace from Rice, been to a pro bowl, broken off some key runs in pressure situations-check out the closing of Cowboys stadium highlights-AND kept his mouth shut. We’ve been to the playoffs 2of the 3 years he’s been here-what have those draft picks done for you? Go stick your head under Niagra falls and wake up.

  48. JOldewurtel says: May 9, 2010 10:26 PM

    Please. I’ll say it again… what has Leodis McKelvin done besides being drafted in the 1st Rd… NOTHING. He has only had 2 decent games in his 17 game career (In ’08 against Cleveland and KC).
    Budding star??? What a joke… he is far from it.
    The Ravens were the best team in football in pass coverage. And no… that’s not a misprint. THE #1 team in football in ‘coverage’. Penalties and pass rush killed them (they were 29th in the league in pass rush)… if Webb is ready by the beginning of the season and Washington is on schedule to be ready by week 6, they really only need a stop gap veteran for the 1st 6 weeks.
    The Bills want a top 5 LT in football, they are going to have to pay for him. And McKelvin and a 2nd isn’t nearly enough.
    The Ravens better be looking at the real budding DB on the Bills, S Jairus Byrd. He could be the eventual replacement for Ed Reed.
    Gaither’s problem isn’t talent. Harbaugh just doesn’t like his work ethic. He would rather back Frank Walker who has no talent, but is a tireless worker with a non-stop motor. That’s just how Harbaugh is.
    So I hope Buffalo fans understand, this isn’t a case of someone who isn’t talented enough to play LT, he is an elite LT… but when you are in John Harbaugh’s dog house… he doesn’t care about talent. (See Chris McAlister).
    6’9″ 350 lb, 24 year old veteran LT’s don’t grow on trees. PAY UP.

  49. theravenlives2 says: May 9, 2010 10:31 PM

    as far as the bills leaving town. that will never happen. we keep filling the stadium regardless of the garbage we watch inside. do you know why? we are loyal and actually love the game of football. no fair weather fans here. i would love to see your attendance records when your beloved ravens drop being .500 for more than two years.
    __________________________________
    Yep, just like it would never happen in Houston and Cleveland and Baltimore. Wake up, Charlie. It’s all about the corporate money and the club seats now. Each year the Bills fall further and further behind in revenue. Once Ralphie’s gone, chances are so are the Bills.
    Oh, and the Ravens have sold out every home game in their 14 seasons in Baltimore. That includes six losing seasons, including the first two seasons when the team was so broke it couldn’t afford a practice squad.
    Lastly, you can’t have fair-weather fans because you spend the winter up to your ahole in snow!

  50. Boss Hog says: May 9, 2010 10:41 PM

    i feel bad for you guys. you’re pathetic.

  51. Boss Hog says: May 9, 2010 10:50 PM

    oh yeah…… you’re even more retarded if you think the bills are giving up byrd. you guys can keep your questionable supposed franchise LT, or should i say right tackle. he’s just another langston walker, imo. your front office must not think he is a franchise lt because they wouldn’t have drafted oher. take your blinders off idiots. it pains me to think that you guys truly believe in what you’re typing. did you forget that jamal brown in on the trade block as well? you’re not getting more than a 2nd or you could get a guy like mcgee and a 4th. keep dreaming though. i’m sure it makes you feel better.

  52. toddzman says: May 9, 2010 10:58 PM

    theravenlives2……
    I feel your passion and I respect the talent that Ozzie N has assembled. But DO NOT ever, ever question the passion that the Western NY fans have about the Buff Bills. You are right about the uncertainty of the franchise once RW passes on……..but that is ONLY b/c of economics, not loyalty!!
    Speaking of loyalty, why did the Colts leave Baltimore in the first place?? Don’t question the fan base when pretty much every game is sold out for years. Lay off. Go to the ‘club w/ your man Willis MGee and make sure he has condoms so not to continue any more proliferation……he is a scumbag!

  53. dbartdog says: May 9, 2010 11:27 PM

    That’s it…listening to the Raven scum, I must say this….we’ll send Buffalo an Offensive lineman…screw that POS Gaither…take your choice Pork Chop Womack or Whats his name…Rump Roast.

  54. jamaltimore says: May 9, 2010 11:56 PM

    The Ravens are a better offense with Gaither on the field. That being said, he couldn’t cut it at MD for reasons obviously beyond the field of play and the BEST GM in the league doubts his committment??? time for dumb team to step up with your best player so you can block for Jake Delhome!
    He’s a freak of nature but pay him 10 million guaranteed and you may end up lookin like a sucka!

  55. theravenlives2 says: May 10, 2010 12:14 AM

    theravenlives2……
    I feel your passion and I respect the talent that Ozzie N has assembled. But DO NOT ever, ever question the passion that the Western NY fans have about the Buff Bills. You are right about the uncertainty of the franchise once RW passes on……..but that is ONLY b/c of economics, not loyalty!!
    Speaking of loyalty, why did the Colts leave Baltimore in the first place?? Don’t question the fan base when pretty much every game is sold out for years. Lay off. Go to the ‘club w/ your man Willis MGee and make sure he has condoms so not to continue any more proliferation……he is a scumbag!
    __________________________________
    Dude, when we didn’t have a team, the Bills were my favorite football team. In fact, two guys who went to my high school played for the Bills (Carlton Bailey and Keion Carpenter). I know full well about the passion of the Bills fans. The Colts had that same passion til Robert Irsay ruined them.
    What you guys don’t seem to get is that fan passion has nothing to do with whether a team stays or goes. Just ask Cleveland fans. If you can’t sell skyboxes, club seats, and high-priced tickets, the team will not stay…PERIOD. Like I said in the previous post, each year the Bills fall further and further behind most of the other teams in revenue. That’s a shame…but its also the truth.
    As for the Colts, you make the same mistake everyone else does. In 1984, there was no salary cap. There also was no salary floor. Irsay basically sold off any player who was any good and ran the franchise in the ground. Remember, this is a man who let his front office draft John Elway, then traded him away without telling his general manager! Each week there was another rumor FROM THE OWNER about where the franchise was moving. In the early days it was Tampa. Then Jacksonville, then Phoenix, then Indianapolis. Hell, this is a man who landed in a helicopter on a field in the Gator Bowl that had “Jacksonville Colts” painted on it. No other owner…not Al Davis, not Bud Adams, not Art Modell…ever did anything like that. Don’t apply modern history and modern rules to football as it was in the late 70′s and early 80′s.
    As for Willis, I heard he wasn’t a good citizen in Buffalo. I can only judge him by what he’s done here. He had a huge game for us in week 17 last year that put us in the playoffs. Maybe he’ll never be the mayor of Buffalo, but he was sure a good runningback that day.

  56. BillsFanX says: May 10, 2010 12:41 AM

    Just out of curiosity, what are the odds that Ralph says “that former #1 pick…what was his name…JaMarcsuck? Give the boy a few doughnuts and loose women. POOF! New Tackle!”

  57. RayRiceReed says: May 10, 2010 12:46 AM

    You Bills fans are hilarious. Gaither played 2 years at left tackle but because he practiced for 1 day at right tackle his value has suddenly dropped? LOL.
    Enjoy your POS o-line, you’re not getting Gaither for a 2nd rd pick.

  58. kristoff says: May 10, 2010 1:12 AM

    we will give u that loser poz. 4 gaither!!! Leodis has made way more plays 4 us than your beloved poz!!! bflo losers!! LMAO!!!

  59. Boss Hog says: May 10, 2010 1:28 AM

    you idiots can keep him this year and we’ll just sign him next year. what a bunch of tools.

  60. casper67 says: May 10, 2010 7:25 AM

    kristoff…baltimore is a sh-thole full of apes. Die in a fire…

  61. MSWRavens says: May 10, 2010 11:37 AM

    I guess the concept of franchise tag has never reached Buffalo either. Bills fans are funny…must be how the world views us as Orioles fans…Buffalo is a losing laughingstock franchise. Has been so for YEARS…your opinions about your half-ass players being so gteat is simply hilarious! Win some games and then tell us about these wonderfule players of yours. For now, I’ll stick with Ozzie, our incredible front office, and our ragamuffin players who seem to keep making the playoffs in spite of themselves…

  62. QJ1984 says: May 10, 2010 12:38 PM

    @Daledoback
    Thats the dumbest thing I’ve heard someone say. A 24 year old potential franchise LT, has no value to a rebuilding team? You have to be kidding me. When the Bills eventually draft a LT, the guy they get will be around the same age as Gaither with less experience, still be an unknown, and they will pay him what they need to pay Gaither because they are only going to get a top notch LT in the top 10 (next year might even be a crap shoot after the top 5). Gaither, if he gets his act togethere, would be a great investment for any franchise, rebuilding or not. Its not like we are talking about a 35 year old tackle, who is in the twilight of his career. We are talking about a 24 year old who has been a top 5 player at his position and hasnt even entered his prime. The reason the Bills WOULD consider him is because of his youth.
    Anyway, I stand by my original position. The Ravens would be unwise to get rid of Gaither. Nothing any team could give them, would be valuable enough to replace what a healthy Gaither brings to that team. And I am not entirely convinced that these trade rumors and the Ravens supposed unhappiness with Gaither are nothing more than ploys by both sides to gain leverage in contract negotiations. Gaither’s people are trying to make it seem like his services are in high demand, kinda like Lewis people did when he hit free agency last offseason, to increase his earning potential. And the Ravens are trying to decrease his value, so that they can get him for a bargain. I bet the two sides, eventually meet some where in the middle, probably an incentive laden contract and Gaither remains a Raven.

  63. Boss Hog says: May 10, 2010 1:02 PM

    why would you franchise a right tackle? you guys do realize that oher has been moved to left tackle and that gaither would be franchised as a right tackle right? so it’s is going to happen. ravens fans are really stupid.

  64. RAVNATION says: May 10, 2010 4:43 PM

    Why wouldn’t you franchise a right tackle you smuck?
    Ravens fans are really stupid huh? Read your sentence again you half-wit… “So IT’S IS going to happen.” Right you F/N clown…. The only thing that is going happen is that, starting now, you are going to proofread your sentences. Understand bi-tch.

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