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Ravens agree to terms with Michael Huff

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One of the major stories in the opening days of free agency was the way the Ravens kept losing starters on defense. One of the major stories in the recent days of free agency is the way the Ravens keep adding starters on defense.

The latest addition is veteran safety Michael Huff, who agreed in principle with the Ravens on a three-year contract, the team announced today.

The 30-year-old Huff was cut by the Raiders just before the start of free agency and has drawn interest from several teams since then. Huff has been a starter since the Raiders took him with the seventh overall pick of the 2006 NFL draft, and he started all 16 games last season.

Safety was a position of need for the Ravens because of the loss of last year’s starters, Ed Reed and Bernard Pollard. Huff should step into the starting lineup immediately.

In addition to losing Reed and Pollard, the Ravens also lost cornerback Cary Williams and linebackers Paul Kruger and Dannell Ellerbe in free agency, and they also lost linebacker Ray Lewis to retirement. But now the Ravens have added four solid players in Huff, Elvis Dumervil, Chris Canty and Marcus Spears. Throw in another solid addition or two in free agency or the draft, and it’s entirely possible that the Ravens will field a better defense in 2013 than they fielded last month, when they won the Super Bowl.

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  1. camcameronsucks says: Mar 27, 2013 12:43 PM

    Ozzie once again working his magic…best GM in the NFL

  2. reed20ravens says: Mar 27, 2013 12:45 PM

    now everyone can believe the ravens and CALM DOWN about us losing “big players”

  3. myspaceyourface says: Mar 27, 2013 12:45 PM

    They just won’t have the NFL to get them to the SB.

  4. baltimoresnativeson says: Mar 27, 2013 12:45 PM

    Good signing. At this point in their careers I would take him over Reed. And I’m a huge Ed Reed fan.

  5. easternshoresfinest says: Mar 27, 2013 12:45 PM

    The Ravens aren’t rebuilding. They’re reloading. Ozzie Newsome, ladies and gentlemen.

  6. pleasefirecam says: Mar 27, 2013 12:45 PM

    Hell yeah! I called it last week, Oz would sign Dumervil and Huff. Mix that with Canty, Spears and 12 daft picks = 6 years in a row we be playoff bound!

  7. Steeley McBeam says: Mar 27, 2013 12:46 PM

    Lets hear about how the 30 year old Huff is such and upgrade over the 28 year old Pollard and how the Ravens are still getting better and younger and in Oz we trust and blah blah blah.

  8. bleedpurplenblack says: Mar 27, 2013 12:46 PM

    Never doubt Ozzie or the Ravens…

    If you do, you’ll look stupid.

  9. goraidersgospurs says: Mar 27, 2013 12:46 PM

    soo Huff is to replace Reed, good luck with that!!

  10. threedeep1998 says: Mar 27, 2013 12:46 PM

    Wasn’t he last with Houston?

  11. southpaw2k says: Mar 27, 2013 12:47 PM

    Where are the idiots who claimed the Ravens would be Joe Flacco and a bunch of nobodies now?

  12. logicalvoicesays says: Mar 27, 2013 12:48 PM

    Did the O’s approve this deal? Did the owner have to beg Angelos? #MDisRedskinsCountry

  13. pleasefirecam says: Mar 27, 2013 12:48 PM

    Hes younger and faster than Ed Reed, love this pick up!

  14. nicochina2013 says: Mar 27, 2013 12:49 PM

    Ravens 2013 Defense is going to be better than the Ravens 2012 Defense!

  15. whatnojets says: Mar 27, 2013 12:49 PM

    And The New York Jets are enjoying the warm breezes in The Bahamas!!!!!

  16. eaststsfb says: Mar 27, 2013 12:50 PM

    Pleasefirecam, you called it?! Wow you should be a GM!!!! You’re so smart. Way to go pal!!!

  17. ravenator says: Mar 27, 2013 12:50 PM

    What a master of the salary cap. All you haters should bow down to Oz and Co.

  18. ravenator says: Mar 27, 2013 12:50 PM

    Ravens own the north, the rest of you are pretenders.

  19. toledoohoh says: Mar 27, 2013 12:51 PM

    Dear lord the overrating of Huff, Spears, and Canty has reached fever pitch. Baltimore have done fine, and Dumervil will be a good pick up, but the other 3 are marginal players.

  20. ravenator says: Mar 27, 2013 12:51 PM

    Wait, but I thought Flacco’s ridiculous contract meant they could not sign anyone. You stupid ignorant haters.

  21. peytonsneck18 says: Mar 27, 2013 12:51 PM

    Ravens are happy about signing Huff?? Lol apparently u havent seen him play

  22. jaimelh02 says: Mar 27, 2013 12:51 PM

    Raider fans used to call him Michelle Huff because he’s soft!

  23. chc36 says: Mar 27, 2013 12:52 PM

    It’s clear what direction Oz is heading this year, decrease the risk taking and increase the pass rush and solid secondary play. With the additions this far it should be extremely difficult to run on the ravens, and with the condition of the secondary now extremely hard to find an open reciever with dumerville and Suggs bearing down on the QB. Ravens will be playing solid, non-flashy football, just the way us Raven fans like it

  24. RavenzGunnerz says: Mar 27, 2013 12:52 PM

    I fear this line:

    Dumervil, Suggs, Ngata, Upshaw

    ^^^^ scary

  25. nineroutsider says: Mar 27, 2013 12:52 PM

    Huff will look like a different player with a Ravens jersey on. That happens a lot with guys coming over from bad teams.

  26. jacktheraven says: Mar 27, 2013 12:52 PM

    I do think they are going to be better on D this year, than last. Now, I would like to stop with signing anymore FA’s. let’s get busy with the draft, and get some young players.

  27. oneandonlyramsfaninpa says: Mar 27, 2013 12:53 PM

    for ravens fans, losing all these great starts isn’t so bad because ravens have great coaching staff. huff is no reed or pallard but watch the ravens still not lose that defensive edge

  28. ravenator says: Mar 27, 2013 12:53 PM

    Wait, but the steelers signed Plaxixo Burress! Plaxico man! That’s gotta be the signing of the offseason!

  29. crownontherocks8 says: Mar 27, 2013 12:54 PM

    LOL ravens wont be the same sorry. Cant wait to see flacco fall hard this season. And you will regret giving him that contract

  30. ccoolahan14 says: Mar 27, 2013 12:54 PM

    It’s insane how dumb Ozzie and the Ravens make all of the posters (and a ton of media) look. Everyone who was freaking out a few weeks ago is an idiot, plain and simple. This defense WILL be better next year.

  31. camdenyard says: Mar 27, 2013 12:55 PM

    Solid signing. But this is Ozzie’s MO – right free agent player, right price. Oh, that and drafting as well as anyone.

  32. bigboysmash says: Mar 27, 2013 12:55 PM

    Now we have to trade back to the top of rounf 2. Puck up minter or the saftey from FIU. i think his name is jonathan cyphrien. Ozzie is the man.

  33. fukpittsburgh says: Mar 27, 2013 12:55 PM

    Not only are the Ravens getting better, but so will Huff now that he is part of a first class organization. I see on a career rejuvenation on the horizon.

  34. bunkslurpscrabmustard says: Mar 27, 2013 12:56 PM

    12 draft picks with Ozzie is deadly… I love every bit of the way this is lining up.

  35. autumnwind999 says: Mar 27, 2013 12:57 PM

    Huff’s a good player. Underappreciated by Raiders fans. Not worth what he was due to make in Oakland, but a veteran guy who can cover and I believe make plays when in a system that allows him to do so. With the system the Raiders ran most of the years Michael was there that was not the case. But I think he’s a great pickup at say $5-6 mil per season. Interested to see what the Ravens gave him.

  36. swagger52 says: Mar 27, 2013 12:57 PM

    Ozzie Hutton…

    When the Oz speaks, free agents listen.

  37. ravenssbc says: Mar 27, 2013 12:58 PM

    Ozzie at his best …..the right player at the right price….Canty, Spears, Dumervil, Huff solid acquisitions….and with losing the four Unrestricted Free Agents the guys we have signed are released free agents, so we are looking getting 4 more comp picks in next years draft. Best GM in the league has Ravens reloading for another playoff run and once you get to dance anything is possible.

  38. RavenzGunnerz says: Mar 27, 2013 12:58 PM

    People forget that although the sb was won on defense, our defense was only able to perform because most of the guys on defense played like a maximum of 8 games in the reg. season.

    Otherwise, the Ravens defense of 2012 was really really bad. So, I was never worried about letting some guys go.

  39. putyournameonit says: Mar 27, 2013 12:58 PM

    lol, Ozzie working a plan? Wait out two weeks in free agency, sign 30+ year old players and hope it works out. This isn’t a plan, its a joke…an attempt to fill the roster.

  40. lexington11 says: Mar 27, 2013 12:59 PM

    And how much you want to bet the 3 years will be for less than the $15 million that the Texans paid Reed?

  41. ravens4fr says: Mar 27, 2013 12:59 PM

    Ozzie HOF Player, HOF GM!!! Get ready for 6 straight years in the playoffs!

  42. Moudabo says: Mar 27, 2013 12:59 PM

    Just Wow!!! Just look at all the big the names; Huff, Elvis Dumervil, Chris Canty and Marcus Spears. If the Ravens can sign a couple more free-agents, they’ll be this year’s DreamTeam. Keep signing them Ozzie! LOL

  43. pftard says: Mar 27, 2013 12:59 PM

    I don’t see the Ravens Defense at any disadvantage compared to last year. While they lack the near-mythical stars.., they are replaced with strong viable options, with upgrades in some positions. The Ravens Defense will certainly rank higher next year than this past year.

    The only glaring hole I see is the replacement of Anquan Boldin. Who steps up in that role?

  44. blacknole08 says: Mar 27, 2013 12:59 PM

    I’ve really been impressed by what the Ravens have done this season (aside from giving Flacco all of that money).

    They let other teams overpay for their guys while at the same adding solid players for less money to their roster. While at the same time they have kept their young, core players together (Rice, Torrey Smith, Ngata, Webb)

    Dumervil and Huff are upgrades over Kruger and Pollard. Canty is a solid rotational guy with championship experience. These are good pick-ups.

    Their losses in FA really aren’t that bad. Ravens might just repeat as divisional champs.

  45. paepae805 says: Mar 27, 2013 12:59 PM

    sorry, ozzie is not the best GM in football, I would give that title to Ted Thompson. No one stays to his beliefs more than Ted. Draft for the future and re-sign from within. The Packers are never in Cap Hell and always have depth at key positions. RB could have been handled better, but when you have #12, the RB could be by committee.

    This guy traded #4 before anyone knew what #12 could do. Go Pack Go!!!

  46. swagger52 says: Mar 27, 2013 1:00 PM

    3 years $6 Million..

  47. Giantspunk213 says: Mar 27, 2013 1:00 PM

    That’s a good signing, if they can draft a guy like Elam or Cyprien to go with him they’ll have a solid secondary.

  48. NabbyNab says: Mar 27, 2013 1:00 PM

    I’m a Raider fan and Huff is gonna be an excellent addition. He was sometimes under-appreciated here but I always thought it was mostly because of scheme (Al Davis’ single deep safety is brutal in modern times). In the last couple of years he’s played FS, corner and slot corner very well.

    I’m curious to see how he’ll do with talent around him.

  49. brianjoates says: Mar 27, 2013 1:01 PM

    The Ravens D is going to look like the early 00′s D…seek and destroy.

    You don’t have to like the Ravens,but this franchise knows what they are doing when it comes to todays NFL business.

    Ravens have their sights set on the Jersey Bowl.

  50. bmorelikeme says: Mar 27, 2013 1:01 PM

    So let’s see, Ozzie came into the offseason as the reigning Super Bowl champ, with a cap strapped roster and less than stellar defense.

    Resigned a QB that is still just 27, has been to the playoffs 5x, 2 AFC championships, 1 Super Bowl to a 6 year deal.

    Essentially traded Boldin for Canty, Spears, Dumerville and Huff. (From a cap perspective)

    And still has 12 picks to fill in the roster.

    I guess we should trust him.

  51. ch8878 says: Mar 27, 2013 1:02 PM

    Great signing a guy who can’t cover or tackle.

  52. reed20fence says: Mar 27, 2013 1:02 PM

    OoOoO not sure about this one. I mean if we’re filling holes with bodies than yeah, it makes sense. But this guy has unexcusable missed tackles that you can’t afford with a Free Safety. I mean moreso than Eddie even.

    Hate to say it but the tape on this guy makes him look soft. That’s probably why so many people say he’s better suited as a CB, not a FS.

    But all’s well, let’s keep chugging onwards!

  53. marvsleezy says: Mar 27, 2013 1:02 PM

    The Ravens D ranking last year was 16th.
    So they were average last year. Thats why they didnt resign a lot of those guys.

    Also, the guys they replaced them with are less expensive, but will not allow them to still be much better than average.

    So, nothing to see here.

  54. raiderredleg says: Mar 27, 2013 1:02 PM

    Good for Huff…Deserves to play for a contender.

    Looks like Reggie McKenzie and Coach Allen running the show in Oakland the Raiders won’t be contenders again for a few years.

  55. seansds3d says: Mar 27, 2013 1:02 PM

    Lob it up Flacco was a fluke last year and I wouldn’t be celebrating a pick up from a bottom feeder raiders team. Baltimore will be in rebuild mode for a few more years after the missteps they’ve made this off season and Flacco’s new pay is going to hamper them in the long term.

  56. sicklnick121 says: Mar 27, 2013 1:03 PM

    lol I love my Raiders but my cuz played for the Ravens. So I do like them too. But please dont start telling me Huff makes the Ravens better over Reed. I will take Reed in a wheel chair over Huff at safety, Though Huff at corner was kinda impressive.. But got beat deep everytime. Short passes he was a beast at.. Just a lil scouting for you guys. The other signings are solid but Canty and Spears, wrong side of 30 no, could be me seems like they been around forever and not much production. Elvis is solid though

  57. monkeyredandsmiley says: Mar 27, 2013 1:04 PM

    Wait…a player was cut by the raiders and the ratbirds scooped him up…and this is called retooling? Ravens are a joke.

  58. goldrush36 says: Mar 27, 2013 1:07 PM

    Ravens fans: “Ozzie wouldn’t let these guys go. He is just lining things up…… oh well he was old and a liability anyway.”

    “Manti Teo is a joke hope we don’t get him”
    With the 32nd pick…
    “Oh man Ozzie is a genius. Manti will be better than Ray ever was”

    Seems to be a trend with you guys seriously. Even at this stage I would take Reed over Huff

  59. gregm5s7 says: Mar 27, 2013 1:07 PM

    Ed Reed a Michael Huff is not. But a proven starter is a good pickup.

    I know everyone was predicting Kruger was going to get overpaid (which he did), but he did a lot more for that team than just sacks.

    Chris Canty is a role player.

    I’ve heard Dumervil called overrated by some experts, he seems like a one dimensional player. But he is in his prime and one of the better talents in FA

    If I were a Ravens fan, I’d feel better after seeing them fill holes, but would be more excited about the draft, where championship teams are really made.

  60. sicklnick121 says: Mar 27, 2013 1:07 PM

    lol one other thing though, you dont have to worry about Huff getting fined or suspended for illegal hits. Cause he misses everytime lol

  61. si1m says: Mar 27, 2013 1:07 PM

    Hey remember when the only argument mad Steeler, Bronco and Niner fans had left was Flacco’s contract and the “cap hell we would be in”? Ouch, so much for that one too

  62. crownontherocks8 says: Mar 27, 2013 1:08 PM

    ^ yup

  63. Cereal says: Mar 27, 2013 1:09 PM

    Is he playing corner or safety, he’s really good at both ??

  64. gonavybeatarmy says: Mar 27, 2013 1:09 PM

    Ozzie is a very good GM having assembled a team that appeared in two Super Bowls winning both over the last twelve years. And Belichik has assembled a team that appeared in five Super Bowls over a shorter period of time having won three. But the Baltimore lemmings who walk around like zombies saying “In Ozzie we Trust” are intellectually incapable of of acknowledging that Belichik has a superior record. Are people in Baltimore that idiotic?

  65. ravenator says: Mar 27, 2013 1:10 PM

    In Oz we trust it’s not just a motto it’s a lifestyle.

  66. steelcurtainn says: Mar 27, 2013 1:11 PM

    This guy scares no one. There is a reason the raiders let him walk.

  67. raiddawgz says: Mar 27, 2013 1:11 PM

    Its funny how a “wineroutsider” is in a Ravens blog. Probably still complaining that it should have been holding! Ha, what a looser!

  68. scoobies05 says: Mar 27, 2013 1:12 PM

    great pickup….great front office. lets take a look. signing vets for below market deals for short term deals the same year you have 12 draft picks. gives the young guys time to develop and learn from good solid veteran players. yup..looks like continued success for one of the most sucessful teams in the nfl. go ravens

  69. niz10rav55 says: Mar 27, 2013 1:12 PM

    Do the guy who claims maryland is redskin country, just a few things

    1. Its the WASHINGTON redskins, not supposed to be in maryland (which u play in md and headquarters in VA).
    2. We have 1 less superbowl in 17 years then you do since your existence.
    3. Superbowl champs, 5 straight playoffs.

    This is not redskin country and never will be. But you did make me laugh for a few brief seconds.

  70. tedmurph says: Mar 27, 2013 1:12 PM

    Gotta hand it to them, good signing. Former top 10 pick stuck in a bad program. Wouldn’t be suprised if they turn him into a player. He’s that kind of hybrid S/CB you need on your roster in today’s passing game. Still don’t think they’re as good as last yr.

  71. nzayir says: Mar 27, 2013 1:13 PM

    You Ravens fans are hilarious. Michael Huff was a scrub on the Raiders and now he’s going to come in and be better then a Hall of Famer in Ed Reed? Hahhahahahha. Just because the media is all over Ozzie Newsome doesn’t mean everyone he signs is a great player.

    Ed Reed>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Michael Huff in 2009, 2013, heck even in 2020. This is a downgrade.

  72. proanvk says: Mar 27, 2013 1:15 PM

    Charles Woodson comes to mind when I think of who will replace Bernard Pollard….Huff and Woodson would be a lethal combination…..Hmmmm

  73. Nofoolnodrool says: Mar 27, 2013 1:15 PM

    Their losses in FA really aren’t that bad. Ravens might just repeat as divisional champs.

    Yup they may repeat and then again the tooth fairy may be real, Ray may be innocent, Ben may be guilty, Ravenator may have a brain and if a frog had wings he wouldn’t bump his butt when he went to jump. Take off the purple tinted glasses you still have to play the games even tho you have won the Internet battle, the free agent signings and every game played in your mind in march. Everything raven is perfect…please.

  74. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Mar 27, 2013 1:15 PM

    Huff had just visited Dallas but since Jerry had no salary cap space, he couldn’t close the deal. Huff will replace Reed it appears.

  75. rubicon202 says: Mar 27, 2013 1:16 PM

    It’ll be weird seeing Huff in that uniform, but I wish him the best…

  76. osage44 says: Mar 27, 2013 1:16 PM

    I have to laugh at the predictable over-reaction of PFT and Ravens fans who believe that the mediocre Huff is an improvement over Ed Reed, and that the additions of aging mediocrities like Chris Canty and Marcus Spears may well improve the Ravens’ defense. Who is kidding who? I see a desperate team trying to pick up the pieces after the absurd Flacco contract backed them into a corner. I see a team forced to pay aging nonentities to “replenish” their roster because they couldn’t manage their salary cap. I see a team scrambling to fill their roster left bare by years of mediocre drafting by Ozzie Newsome,e.g., Mt Cody,Sergio Kindle, Jimmy Smith, Ed Dickson. And this is the “genius” that people are now fawning over.

  77. brownsclown says: Mar 27, 2013 1:17 PM

    “Ozzie once again working his magic…best GM in the NFL” I agree. And he is in a battle of wits with Mike Lombardturd, the Cleveland GM. Unfortunately, Lombardfart ran out of ammo quite some time ago!

  78. sportsnut101 says: Mar 27, 2013 1:17 PM

    It’s a nice pickup. No1 said he is better then reed or pollard. Reed is older n injury prone. N pollard they felt was a head case

    So they made a move Teams do this all the time

  79. stainlessstill says: Mar 27, 2013 1:19 PM

    Ravens fans setting themselves up for the inevitable paper-champion, March talk. Hilarious. This upcoming letdown couldn’t happen to a better fanbase. It’s going to be hilarious hearing the crickets once Balty shows signs of the exhausting Title defense and the bulls-eye that comes with it. They were a few plays from 8-8 themselves and missing the playoffs alltogether. Chirp, chirp Ravens fans while you can!

  80. mistermassive says: Mar 27, 2013 1:19 PM

    Great signing for the Ravens. 3 year, 6 mil. Upgrade on Reed, but sad to see him leave.

  81. proanvk says: Mar 27, 2013 1:20 PM

    Reggie McKenzie said that he was going to get rid of all the players on the Raiders with bad contracts, he hasn’t lied….that’s what he is doing, Carsen Palmer will be next, trust me….It’s not that Huff is a bad player he was getting ridiculous money….The Raiders are under a new regime…..

  82. sbaltimore says: Mar 27, 2013 1:20 PM

    Out with the old, in with the new. People thinking Reed is better than Huff better keep a close eye on Houston this season. I wish I were exaggerating because Ed Reed was my all time favorite Ravens, but when he wasn’t missing tackles, he was having trouble getting up off the ground when he was able to make tackles. I’m not kidding. He’d either just lie there, or else get picked up by his team mates. The guy tried, but his body just can’t do it any more.

    And the draft hasn’t even started yet. No doubt, the cries of the Ravens demise by the ignorant Steelers, Browns, and Pats fans are now exposed for what they are — pure stupidity.

    That’s okay — live and learn.

  83. overratedsteelerhater says: Mar 27, 2013 1:20 PM

    pittsburgh has done nothing.. so stop running your mouth about RAVENS moves till you
    do something to improve your 8-8 team!!!

  84. ridingwithnohandlebars says: Mar 27, 2013 1:20 PM

    I did not have a problem with any of the losses that the Ravens had on defense.

    The only player they lost that I was really sad about was Boldin but it seems like they did not have plans to keep him beyond the one remaining year on his contract anyway since they only asked him to take a paycut and did not approach him about restructuring with more years.

  85. aces79 says: Mar 27, 2013 1:21 PM

    They still need Jarome Bogard and his officiating crew and there all good for another Super Bowl run

  86. tennesseetyrant says: Mar 27, 2013 1:22 PM

    Wow … in the midst of all this looks like Ravens’ fans have their eyes covered – You’re losing a legit H.O.F. SS in Reed, who even if he lost a step or two , was smart enough to put himself in good position on nearly every play … To Michael Huff . Let’s not get into all of his defencies since this would go on for several paragraphs – I’ll sum it up this way for you Ravens – You replace a HOF with a guy who wasnt good enough for the Raiders ? … ? … Repeat that several times and then tell me how you feel about the move .

  87. raiderlyfe510 says: Mar 27, 2013 1:24 PM

    One if the best cover safeties available. He’s a solid player. Was just overpriced for us. Whatever Huff brought to our table we can replace for a lot cheaper..or shall I say more economical.

  88. iamthefootballjerk says: Mar 27, 2013 1:25 PM

    To all the non-Ravens fans, this is why only a handful of teams have a shot at the SB every year. Most of your teams try to dig yourselves out of a ditch by overpaying for free agents. While the best teams have a great philosophy:
    Draft well, right player at the right place, and keep your core if it makes sense. Those that give Ozzie a hard time about the Flacco contract don’t have a clue. Over the half the league would pay him, or a similar caliber QB, that money to have him start for their team.

  89. goldrush36 says: Mar 27, 2013 1:26 PM

    Raider fan calling someone a loser… Had to look at the calendar and make sure it wasn’t April 1st. That shell of a team is getting even worse while everyone else gets better. I would just go back to the black hole

  90. danno1212 says: Mar 27, 2013 1:26 PM

    Who needs chemistry?

  91. pftard says: Mar 27, 2013 1:27 PM

    There’s a lot of guys bashing the Ravens Defense today, but will most certainly pick them up and play them, come fantasy football season.

    Just sayin’…..,

  92. ravenator says: Mar 27, 2013 1:31 PM

    Nofoolnodrool says:
    Mar 27, 2013 1:15 PM
    Their losses in FA really aren’t that bad. Ravens might just repeat as divisional champs.

    Yup they may repeat and then again the tooth fairy may be real, Ray may be innocent, Ben may be guilty, Ravenator may have a brain and if a frog had wings he wouldn’t bump his butt when he went to jump. Take off the purple tinted glasses you still have to play the games even tho you have won the Internet battle, the free agent signings and every game played in your mind in march. Everything raven is perfect…please.

    ——————–

    You celebrate a regular season victory of Charlie Batch beating a Ravens team playing down to their competition. Just the previous year it was the Ravens you were laughing at for their “superbowl regular season victory”. Ironic isnt it? You really are losing it old timer. Did the public hospital doctors allow you to come off your medication?

  93. onderin says: Mar 27, 2013 1:31 PM

    Good luck to Huff. It didn’t quite work out with the Raiders, but maybe he’ll end up becoming better like Charles Woodson did when he left the Raiders. Or he gets worse like Nnamdi Asomugha did when he left.

  94. flash1283 says: Mar 27, 2013 1:33 PM

    Huff, lol ask any true Raider fan about all those missed tackles.

    JUMP BALL JOE and the team of nobody’s!!
    Oh how average he will look without Q.

    Oh wait he was the 12 rated QB in the NFL, he was already average!!

  95. gochargersgo says: Mar 27, 2013 1:33 PM

    Ravens fans really need to get over themselves and their front office. Superbowl fever seems to have caused amnesia, because this is the same front office who couldnt field a respectable offense for almost a decade until they drafted Flacco. Same front office that had mediocre results from 2002-2008 despite fielding one of the all time great defenses.

  96. classyjacklambert says: Mar 27, 2013 1:34 PM

    Lol in Ozzie Steelers fans trust…to keep the Steelers forever in domination of the Ravens! 22-15 All-time! 3-0 in the playoffs. We have a winning record at our stadium and yours. Love for this to be a great rivalry but Ravens need to do some catching up first.

  97. justwinsomeday says: Mar 27, 2013 1:35 PM

    If you really watched all year, the Ravens defense had holes and really only came together late in the year. Ray and Reed’s best years are well behind them. Kruger really only had one season and is way over paid – Dumervil is a HUGE upgrade. Ellerbe will be the toughest to replace gamewise (excluding the leadership aspect).

    Huff can play, he’s very versatile having played CB last season…aleit not great, but shifting back to safety that experience can’t hurt.

    With FA less than a month old and Ozzie having 12 picks…..I woudn’t jump on the Ravens bashing wagon too quickly. This defense will be even better in 2013.

  98. dontstabmeray says: Mar 27, 2013 1:35 PM

    He’s not good enough for the Raiders, but you Ravens fans are acting like this guy is Polamalu or something. He’s terrible. Go watch some game film.

  99. nzayir says: Mar 27, 2013 1:39 PM

    “I see a team scrambling to fill their roster left bare by years of mediocre drafting by Ozzie Newsome,e.g., Mt Cody,Sergio Kindle, Jimmy Smith, Ed Dickson. And this is the “genius” that people are now fawning over.”

    Yup. This is exactly what’s happening. Newsome didn’t lose tons of talent on purpose. He had to lose it because of poor drafting and an absurd contract for a guy who has been mediocre his entire career sans a fluke stretch in January/February. Canty isn’t that good, neither is Spears, Dumervil is a huge liability against the run, teams will run right at him all game long.

    Huff isn’t very good. Ed Reed is a hall of famer. How in god’s green earth can Ravens fans be excited about replacing Reed with a Raider castoff? Blind homerism and group think.

  100. bmorecharmcity says: Mar 27, 2013 1:40 PM

    All Ravens fans would take Reed over Huff, but we can’t afford Reed (3 years $15mil) over Huff (3 years $6). Good signing for a salary cap strapped team. Now they will draft a safety and go from there.

  101. nicopenelope says: Mar 27, 2013 1:40 PM

    I’m thankful Packers GM Ted Thompson doesn’t waste money, but man…..at least sign someone to help the defense.

  102. dontstabmeray says: Mar 27, 2013 1:40 PM

    Is this guy going to be able to catch passes from Flacco? I hope he’s a good jumper!

  103. southpaw2k says: Mar 27, 2013 1:42 PM

    nzayir says:
    Mar 27, 2013 1:13 PM
    You Ravens fans are hilarious. Michael Huff was a scrub on the Raiders and now he’s going to come in and be better then a Hall of Famer in Ed Reed? Hahhahahahha. Just because the media is all over Ozzie Newsome doesn’t mean everyone he signs is a great player.

    Ed Reed>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Michael Huff in 2009, 2013, heck even in 2020. This is a downgrade.

    —————————————————

    Who said Huff was going to be better than Reed? At this point in their respective careers, Huff is a better investment, considering his age and health status versus Reed. Funny how non-Ravens fans loved to point how the team was getting old when Ray Lewis and Ed Reed were here, but now that they’re both gone and the team is getting younger by signing players like Huff and Dumervil, you’re still saying they’re bad moves because they aren’t as good as who they’re replacing. So should the Ravens have kept their older vets or not?

  104. nysteelerfan says: Mar 27, 2013 1:42 PM

    Wait, but the steelers signed Plaxixo Burress! Plaxico man! That’s gotta be the signing of the offseason!
    ————————————–
    For someone who claims to be a diehard Raven fan, you sure are overly infatuated with the Steelers. Thats textbook jealousy.

    Lets review, shall we?

    6 SB wins vs. 2 SB wins
    HUGE, national, travelling fan base vs. Local fan base who cant even get a home opener after winning the SB.
    Great History (Dynasty of the 70′s, lots of HOFers, etc…) vs. 16 years, plus (wait for it…) the Browns.

    Yeah, I’d be Jealous too.

    Ravens will always be the Steelers poor cousin. No disputing that. Cheers!

  105. jay62107 says: Mar 27, 2013 1:43 PM

    I. U detest and the ravens are picking up new pieces but there is no replacing Ed Reed and Ray Lewis. They were the Baltinore Ravens the past decade. You also can’t replace heart in Anquan Bolding to not fear running any route at any time on any part of the field.

  106. scoobies05 says: Mar 27, 2013 1:43 PM

    i really wish the steelers would do something…anything…so the jealous trolls like nofool and staineless would have something to talk about. their jealousy of the ravens success both on the field and off almost makes me feel sorry for them. i know….you dont have to tell us…you have 6 rings and we have 2. we know. but in a what have you done lately world the steelers are behind the ravens. they just are. looking forward to steeler fans bashing this post..but that just means im right and they know it. go ravens

  107. ccjcsr says: Mar 27, 2013 1:45 PM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Mar 27, 2013 12:48 PM
    Did the O’s approve this deal? Did the owner have to beg Angelos? #MDisRedskinsCountr

    ________________________________

    It’s scary if he really believes that…lol!
    #takeyourmedicine

  108. gonavybeatarmy says: Mar 27, 2013 1:46 PM

    raiddawgz:

    If you’re going to call someone a “loser” you should be advised that the word is not “looser”.

  109. nomoreseasontix says: Mar 27, 2013 1:46 PM

    Huff has been decent the last couple of years. Nothing special. Can’t remember him ever making a play that made me say “wow!”
    I do remember him getting burned and making me say “loser!”

  110. jeffa43 says: Mar 27, 2013 1:47 PM

    @ Raventator…

    Nice pick up, the freaking Raiders cut him and you are excited about the pick up… Lol

    That is what you call dumpster diving!

    That should replace losing both safety’s, a cb, 3 lb’s, and Jump ball joes favorite three flies up target..

    You have no chance in the North dumpster troll.

    Go Steelers!!! Ya boyeee!

  111. southpaw2k says: Mar 27, 2013 1:48 PM

    nysteelerfan says:
    Mar 27, 2013 1:42 PM
    Wait, but the steelers signed Plaxixo Burress! Plaxico man! That’s gotta be the signing of the offseason!
    ————————————–
    For someone who claims to be a diehard Raven fan, you sure are overly infatuated with the Steelers. Thats textbook jealousy.

    Lets review, shall we?

    6 SB wins vs. 2 SB wins
    HUGE, national, travelling fan base vs. Local fan base who cant even get a home opener after winning the SB.
    Great History (Dynasty of the 70′s, lots of HOFers, etc…) vs. 16 years, plus (wait for it…) the Browns.

    ———————————————

    Did you even watch the AFC Championship Game or the Super Bowl this year? How can you possibly claim that Ravens fans don’t travel well?

    You also neglected the Baltimore Colts in listing Baltimore football history. There was some guy named Unitas who played here. You might have heard of him.

  112. ron69 says: Mar 27, 2013 1:50 PM

    Huff is a decent cover safety and that’s about It.
    - an awful tackler
    - not good in run support
    - he’ll stay away from contact
    - not ball skills at all

    People better be careful for what theyre wishing for.

  113. Nofoolnodrool says: Mar 27, 2013 1:51 PM

    You celebrate a regular season victory of Charlie Batch beating a Ravens team playing down to their competition. Just the previous year it was the Ravens you were laughing at for their “superbowl regular season victory”. Ironic isnt it? You really are losing it old timer. Did the public hospital doctors allow you to come off your medication?
    As long as you are the point troll for the Ravens I will have plenty to laugh at even tho its not polite to laugh at the mentally impaired. Just remember keyboard warrior I have forgotten more than you’ll ever know…now it’s time to get your braces adjusted and its weds so you have a session with the shrink at 3:00pm. Be sure to tell the doc about your fixation on the steelers it may help and save on you medical bills.

  114. chizzle20 says: Mar 27, 2013 1:53 PM

    All of the Texans fans said the same thing about Jacoby Jones “he sucks that’s why they got rid of him”…. Yeah he sure did suck for us! Bet they wish he was still on their team now lol!

  115. siggtacular says: Mar 27, 2013 1:54 PM

    Younger, faster than Reed. Great pickup by Ozzie. Dumervil and Huff or Reed and Kruger LOL the defense is reloaded, and ready for 2013.
    Suggs
    Ngata
    Dumervil
    Webb
    Canty
    Huff

    ’13
    RAVENS NATION

  116. flaccodelic says: Mar 27, 2013 1:54 PM

    monkeyredandsmiley says:
    Mar 27, 2013 1:04 PM

    …Ravens are a joke.

    —–

    …Ravens are World Champions.
    There I fixed it.

  117. ynotred says: Mar 27, 2013 1:55 PM

    Sure, Huff sucks. You know who “sucked” before the Ravens signed him, Pollard. Ozzie and the boys draft really well, but they also recognize good players playing on bad, poorly coached teams. Being a Raven fan means never having to question the decisions and moves that they make.

  118. scoobies05 says: Mar 27, 2013 1:56 PM

    if the steeler fans truly believed the ravens were so inferior to them then why waste all this time on us. the answer is because you know that the ravens have surpassed you. no we dont have your history..and yet it only took 17 years

  119. rockthered1286 says: Mar 27, 2013 1:57 PM

    3 yrs $6M. Saved $9M compared to what Reed wanted and we don’t have to worry about Huff going down every time he gets touched and possibly retiring after one year in #20 fashion. Solid move with minimal cap hit. Ravens continue to impress.

  120. swirv78 says: Mar 27, 2013 1:57 PM

    Oh no Michael Huff is so good that one of the worst teams in the NFL cut him! He’s such an upgrade to Pollard and Reed! Please! Props on Dumerville But you guys still have a way to go.. And you guys are acting like everything is going to be solved with 12 draft picks? Easy Ravens fans! I’m a Steelers fan and least I admit that the North is going through Cincy. I mean we might sweep you guys this year? Big Ben is going to eat that secondary up.. No More Ed Reed.. Thank God! One good playoff year out of five that didn’t end in misery.. And you guys are the best team ever.. What happened against the Steelers in 08? Against the Colts in 09? The 21 to 3 halftime lead against the Steelers in 2010? The missed Field Goal against New England in 2011? And finally you guys get lucky and are the best team ever! Just admit that all your Generals are gone! Note to all the NFL teams that play the Ravens this year.. Throw it down the Middle of the field cause they have no Inside line Backers and no safeties.. Oh I’m sorry Michael Huff the Savoir of Baltimore! Dude our 12 draft picks .. We will Have a pro bowler pick with every one of our Picks! let’s talk in January? Cant wait to hear what the excuses will be then? Enjoy your opening game in New England when terrific Tom eats the middle of your D up! You guys are so sorry that your allowing the Orioles to steal your parking lot. A bunch of busters in the city of Baltimore! And your 12 pro bowl draft picks you draft this year… Enjoy when they all start holding out cause Joe Wacko starts making his 20 million a year! But by then you guys will be dogging Ray Rice and Terell Suggs ! Saying who needs em In Ozzie we trust! So lame you guys are.. Later dreamers! Steelers 6 trophies.. Baltimore 2 !!!! Catch up Ravens!

  121. biglaj007 says: Mar 27, 2013 1:58 PM

    gonavybeatarmy: when was the lady time NE won the big one after they got caught? Nada!!!!

  122. Nofoolnodrool says: Mar 27, 2013 1:58 PM

    scoobies05 | Mar 27, 2013, 1:43 PM EDT
    i really wish the steelers would do something…anything…so the jealous trolls like nofool and staineless would have something to talk about. their jealousy of the ravens success both on the field and off almost makes me feel sorry for them. i know….you dont have to tell us…you have 6 rings and we have 2. we know. but in a what have you done lately world the steelers are behind the ravens. they just are. looking forward to steeler fans bashing this post..but that just means im right and they know it. go ravens
    My my you are getting very sensitive like your point troll ravenator. Taking the bait so fast choking on the first bite. Push your buttons so easily just shows how insecure you guys are and how inexperienced you are at being champs. Thanks for being you it so easy to pluck your last nerve.

  123. lombardiwinners2013 says: Mar 27, 2013 1:59 PM

    Wow … in the midst of all this looks like Ravens’ fans have their eyes covered – You’re losing a legit H.O.F. SS in Reed, who even if he lost a step or two , was smart enough to put himself in good position on nearly every play … To Michael Huff . Let’s not get into all of his defencies since this would go on for several paragraphs – I’ll sum it up this way for you Ravens – You replace a HOF with a guy who wasnt good enough for the Raiders ? … ? … Repeat that several times and then tell me how you feel about the move .

    _____________________

    Just to clarify, anyone who isn’t ignorant knows that Reed is a free safety (not a SS as you claim). Also Reed missed 16 tackles in the 2012 regular season and Huff has missed 18 total over the last 3 seasons. Haha for $6 million over 3 years, this is a 100% upgrade. Sorry haters!

  124. tiggerblood says: Mar 27, 2013 2:00 PM

    So all these new faces are gonna walk into the locker room and gel on day one better defense my hiney. Oh also whose the new leader now that Ray is gone? TSizzle? The sideshow to Ray’s act? Yea right they left the only potential defensive leader go in Ed Reed. Sometimes it isn’t about skills it’s about having all the numbskulls in the right place to succeed. The two guys with high football IQs are gone. Good Luck defending that title.

  125. stainlessstill says: Mar 27, 2013 2:01 PM

    i really wish the steelers would do something…anything…so the jealous trolls like nofool and staineless would have something to talk about. their jealousy of the ravens success both on the field and off almost makes me feel sorry for them. i know….you dont have to tell us…you have 6 rings and we have 2. we know. but in a what have you done lately world the steelers are behind the ravens. they just are. looking forward to steeler fans bashing this post..but that just means im right and they know it. go ravens

    ——————
    LOL. You’re a lightweight dude. All Ravens fans are absolutley clueless when it comes to what they think they know about Pittsburgh and their fans. Listen, it’s an all new year and circumstances change in the NFL at a constant basis.

    If you think that Steelers fans have the need to talk about something in MARCH then you’re as big of a clueless follower than we all thought. It’s just not the way we do business and these signings Baltimore are piling up mean absolutley NOTHING until what they do on the field in September. Ask Philadelphia about off-season BLABBING. Means ZERO.

    I assure you, you’re only lying to yourself if you think Steelers fans are jealous of Baltimore. There is absolutley, positively NOTHING Baltimore has accomplished that we haven’t. In fact, your recent success only forces us to get better within the division. It’s all good.

    If it truly is a “what have you done for me lately” league, then by all means, we own you. Charlie Batch proved so in your house working with the 8-8 injured transition team.

    It’s simple: Your team is LUCKY the Steelers didn’t qualify for the post-season because Pittsburgh was one win away from qualifying and we all know Balty can’t beat Pittsburgh in January (0-3.)

    Enjoy the off-season championship but your team will always be our red-headed stepchild. ALWAYS.

  126. ynotred says: Mar 27, 2013 2:02 PM

    Which is more likely, the consistently bad teams of the league are just really unlucky in the draft or their organizations from top to bottom don’t set their players up to succeed and play to their maximum potential. The Ravens are well run and well coached. It’s not an accident that the same teams make the playoffs more then they don’t.

  127. neilanblomi says: Mar 27, 2013 2:02 PM

    All the wizards on here said the Ravens had to let the players walk into FA due to Flacco. Flacco’s cap number is less then it was last year, and isn’t high until year 4 of the deal.

    Now the FA signings show the unwashed masses on here that Flacco’s dinero had nothing to do with the roster purge.

  128. Nofoolnodrool says: Mar 27, 2013 2:03 PM

    scoobies05 | Mar 27, 2013, 1:56 PM EDT
    if the steeler fans truly believed the ravens were so inferior to them then why waste all this time on us. the answer is because you know that the ravens have surpassed you. no we dont have your history..and yet it only took 17 years

    Say what? Scoobie check out a steeler thread these days and you see mostly raven trolls pounding their chests like little roosters so don’t go there. The ravens have passed the steelers in your mind and you know a mind is a terrible thing to waste so stop doing it.

  129. michaelda1 says: Mar 27, 2013 2:05 PM

    @gregm5s7: “I know everyone was predicting Kruger was going to get overpaid (which he did), but he did a lot more for that team than just sacks.” What did he do besides rush the quarterback? This statement makes it clear that you are typing just for the sake of typing without actually knowing what you are talking about. He was a liability against the run and rarely played on non-passing downs. Dumervil may be similar in that vein, but he is a better pass rusher than Kruger, hands down.

    @gonavybeatarmy: What you fail to recognize regarding your little rant there is that while Belichick did architect the best team of the 2000’s, he has had the advantage of Tom Brady during his entire run. Ozzie was the mastermind behind 2 Super Bowl winning teams, 12 years apart. That means he did it with two separate head coaches (Billick and Harbaugh), and two separate quarterbacks (Dilfer and Flacco). And I bet that you’re one of those people that say Flacco sucks. That just means that even more credit goes to the man that surrounded a guy like Flacco (regardless of what you think of him) with the talent necessary to win a Super Bowl. Anybody can win with Tom Brady. Careful calling people idiots when you make an argument without sufficient support.

  130. scoobies05 says: Mar 27, 2013 2:07 PM

    so stainless….ravens fans know nothing about steelers but steelers know everything about the ra

  131. pghkid83 says: Mar 27, 2013 2:07 PM

    Ravens want from a bunch of ex cons to a bunch of ex nfl players and draft busts, you guys wont see another playoff birth let alone superbowl for the next decade

  132. shaslers says: Mar 27, 2013 2:07 PM

    toledoohoh says:
    Dear lord the overrating of Huff, Spears, and Canty has reached fever pitch. Baltimore have done fine, and Dumervil will be a good pick up, but the other 3 are marginal players.

    ————————————-

    Toledo, no one is touting the quality of players as being top notch, they are touting the quality of the moves as being top notch.

    Here is the reason. Money. They are replacing expensive, somewhat marginal players (Kruger, Ellerbe, Pollard) — or expensive players in their mid thirties (Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, Anquan Boldin), with good-value players who will only be asked to fill very specific roles. Players who became too expensive with their old clubs, but who start to look like nice pick ups for the prices paid.

    Dumerville takes Kruger’s role as a pass rush specialist in their 3-4 scheme, and is ten-times more prove than Kruger…for less money. The guy had 17 sacks the one year the Broncos ran a 3-4 under Martindale, and now he’s back with the coach and the scheme.

    Huff, who just turned 30, takes over for Reed, who will be 35 this season. And at half the money Reed got. And back at the position where he belongs.

    Canty and Spears, both 30, fill a rotational role of run stoppers on a team that wasn’t that great up the middle, and they do it at bargain prices.

    The individual players they added may not be All Pros, but they fit the scheme, will be asked to fill a role they very much are equipped to fill, and they will do it for millions less than bad organizations overpaid for the guys who left.

  133. nysteelerfan says: Mar 27, 2013 2:08 PM

    Did you even watch the AFC Championship Game or the Super Bowl this year? How can you possibly claim that Ravens fans don’t travel well?

    You also neglected the Baltimore Colts in listing Baltimore football history. There was some guy named Unitas who played here. You might have heard of him.
    ———————————————
    I did watch , and its the playoffs. Fans come out for those games, especially the Superbowl, dude. Come talk to me when your fans constantly fill visiting stadiums during the regular season the same way Steeler fans do.

    And yes, I do remember Johnny U. Great player, no disputing that either. They also had a great WR and RB. Doesn’t change anything because they are in Indianapolis now. Can’t have it both ways.

  134. godzilla111111 says: Mar 27, 2013 2:08 PM

    bmorelikeme says:
    Mar 27, 2013 1:01 PM
    So let’s see, Ozzie came into the offseason as the reigning Super Bowl champ, with a cap strapped roster and less than stellar defense.

    Resigned a QB that is still just 27, has been to the playoffs 5x, 2 AFC championships, 1 Super Bowl to a 6 year deal.

    ============================

    Flacco turned 28 two months ago.
    The Ravens have been to 3 AFC championship games the last five years.
    How long have you actually followed the Ravens?

  135. scoobies05 says: Mar 27, 2013 2:11 PM

    so stainless…ravens fans know nothing about the steelers but the steelers know everything about the ravens? thats pretty funny. and yes..its march. so why are steeler fans such as you saying the ravens are done. pretty silly. love how if the steelers hadm ade the playoffs they would have beaten the ravens..they couldnt make the playoffs and last time they did they got owned by tebow. face it..right nows ravens are better.

  136. getyourownname says: Mar 27, 2013 2:12 PM

    Interesting signing. Still, I’m willing to bet at least one of Ravens’ new FAs is cut after training camp because a rookie outplayed them. That’s one effect of these signings – established players give you the freedom to draft whoever you think is best player, instead of having to fill a need. No one expected Oz to draft a RB with the 3rd round pick last year, and it worked fine.

    Meanwhile, these signings may not all pan out, but you have to laugh at the Steeler fans of all people who rag on them, considering the Steeler FA successes (!) so far, plus the cap limits which make it unlikely they will be able to change anything soon …

  137. scoobies05 says: Mar 27, 2013 2:13 PM

    says nofool…the man who cant wait to post on any raven article since his beloved steelers are in steep decline

  138. dweisel says: Mar 27, 2013 2:13 PM

    Lol…..i remember 2 years ago the eagles saying the same thing….looks good on paper but lets see if they can play together first.seems like a insert foot here moment when your teams fails and everyone calls you on it.

  139. si1m says: Mar 27, 2013 2:14 PM

    but hey in Steelers news, Bionic-feet Bradshaw is visiting, and they’ll only have to restructure 27 veterans including the Gatorade boy and the field goal net raiser-upper to potentially fit him under the cap.

    Its a shame the Ravens can’t sign absolutely anyone because of Flacco’s contract and all, it sure would be nice to be in the news for some impact cost effective signings …

  140. jacktheraven says: Mar 27, 2013 2:17 PM

    stainlesstill- there’s some great fiction right there.
    You should write for a steelers blog.

  141. ravenator says: Mar 27, 2013 2:18 PM

    The more the no fool fanboy posts, the less sense he makes. It must be hard watching your team fail to compete year after year after year. I mean seriously, I won’t be upset if you just admit you have no chance this year. We both believe it, you just choose not to admit it. I suggest you find something more useful to dedicate your life to than just responding to me, try online dating. I hear there’s plenty of weird fish like you to browse through. Cheers!

  142. philvil41 says: Mar 27, 2013 2:22 PM

    If you think Huff is a “solid addition” you know nothing about football.He sucks real bad…I’ve seen every game of his career and he will do more harm than good.

  143. joejacks says: Mar 27, 2013 2:24 PM

    Ravens are signing other teams used up and washed up junk. There was a reason these players were let go

  144. stainlessstill says: Mar 27, 2013 2:25 PM

    scoobie says: “so stainless….ravens fans know nothing about steelers but steelers know everything about the ra”

    ———————–

    Short term memory I see. Foreshadowing the Ravens reign as champs. Short-term. I respect that.

    Seriously, look above. The Steelers weren’t even mentioned in this article and it took ravenator just a few posts to come out and bark to the Steelers. That tells you everything you need to know about your fanbase. Obsession with the Black and Gold, always on your mind, no matter what. It’s simple, really.

    Honestly, I can give two dumps less about Ravens fans or what they think they know about Steelers fans or vice-versa. I just enjoy responding to a fanbase that act like they haven’t been there before, it certainly shows, lmao.

  145. ravgt says: Mar 27, 2013 2:25 PM

    sicklnick121 says:Mar 27, 2013 1:07 PM

    lol one other thing though, you dont have to worry about Huff getting fined or suspended for illegal hits. Cause he misses everytime lol
    _____________________
    In the past 3 seasons, Huff missed 17 tackles. In 2012, Reed missed 16. Don’t get me wrtong, I love Ed. However, he’s got a bad neck and he is one good hit away from a career ending injury. (I truly hope that doesn’t happen.) Ravens needed a safety and Huff filled the bill for 1/3 the price. Also, Huff’s game will improve due to where he will be playing. Moreover, with Suggs and Elvis chasing QB’s who will get about 2.8 seconds to get rid of the ball, that will make the Raven’s DB’s jobs that much easier. Ravens D in 2012 was middle of the pack and gave up more passing yards than any Ravens team since ’97. I think we’ll be ok in’13.

    One last point– The more the Ravens fill the holes, the more vitriolic and the more frequent these posts become. 125 comments in less than two hours and more than half make fun of or demean the Ravens. What’s the subliminal message there? I’ll let you folks figure it out..

  146. lombardiwinners2013 says: Mar 27, 2013 2:27 PM

    dweisel says:
    Mar 27, 2013 2:13 PM
    Lol…..i remember 2 years ago the eagles saying the same thing….looks good on paper but lets see if they can play together first.seems like a insert foot here moment when your teams fails and everyone calls you on it.

    _______________________

    O yea! Right after they won the Super Bowl right? When everyone was already doubting the moves they were making? Is that the year????

  147. gorwr12 says: Mar 27, 2013 2:28 PM

    I agree with many of you that the Ravens will have a better Defense in 2013. But please, stop saying it is a dream team. That will only get you into trouble. I am a Ravens fan, and the Ravens have always thrived being an underdog. They beat the spread in every playoff game last year.

    Trust in Ozzie. Draft coming up with 12 picks. Need some middle LB depth, a tackle, and a receiver. I expect them to only draft 8-9 players when it is all said and done after moving up and down a few times with trades.

  148. lombardiwinners2013 says: Mar 27, 2013 2:31 PM

    orwr12 says:
    Mar 27, 2013 2:28 PM
    I agree with many of you that the Ravens will have a better Defense in 2013. But please, stop saying it is a dream team. That will only get you into trouble. I am a Ravens fan, and the Ravens have always thrived being an underdog. They beat the spread in every playoff game last year.

    Trust in Ozzie. Draft coming up with 12 picks. Need some middle LB depth, a tackle, and a receiver. I expect them to only draft 8-9 players when it is all said and done after moving up and down a few times with trades.

    ___________________

    I just typed “control f” (the find feature), and typed “dream team,” and yours was the only post on this entire thread that mentioned it. You’re not a real Ravens fan.

  149. Nofoolnodrool says: Mar 27, 2013 2:35 PM

    The more the no fool fanboy posts, the less sense he makes. It must be hard watching your team fail to compete year after year after year. I mean seriously, I won’t be upset if you just admit you have no chance this year. We both believe it, you just choose not to admit it. I suggest you find something more useful to dedicate your life to than just responding to me, try online dating. I hear there’s plenty of weird fish like you to browse through. Cheers!

    I suggest that you as a virgin should put the keyboard down and get a life that is not controlled by sniffing jocks and having a man crush on a football GM. I have achieved my goal which is to annoy you and get under your skin… Mission accomplished bait taken hook line and sinker…cheers troll keep trolling, but by the way you need to change you stuff it’s getting stale. May be you should pay your writers more…just a thought.

  150. cfeeley52 says: Mar 27, 2013 2:36 PM

    gonavybeatarmy says:
    Mar 27, 2013 1:09 PM
    Ozzie is a very good GM having assembled a team that appeared in two Super Bowls winning both over the last twelve years. And Belichik has assembled a team that appeared in five Super Bowls over a shorter period of time having won three. But the Baltimore lemmings who walk around like zombies saying “In Ozzie we Trust” are intellectually incapable of of acknowledging that Belichik has a superior record. Are people in Baltimore that idiotic?
    ————————————————
    No, we know that Belicheat has been to more superbowls, but we also know that he had to cheat to get there. Sorry, we don’t acknowledge cheating as being superior…

  151. boyshole25 says: Mar 27, 2013 2:37 PM

    Will they be looking receiver in the draft?

  152. ravgt says: Mar 27, 2013 2:37 PM

    stainlessstill says:Mar 27, 2013 2:01 PM

    If you think that Steelers fans have the need to talk about something in MARCH then you’re as big of a clueless follower than we all thought. It’s just not the way we do business and these signings Baltimore are piling up mean absolutley NOTHING until what they do on the field in September. Ask Philadelphia about off-season BLABBING. Means ZERO.
    _______________________
    I exerpted this quote out of a 500 word comment. Does anyone see the irony? Pittsburgh has lost some major contributors to an 8-8 team and has done nothing to fill the holes. You’re gonna be worse in ’13 but you’re too obstinate to admit it or too stupid to face it. Steelers will be #4 in AFCN in ’13 and will finish 2 games behind the Browns. You will be fortunate not to go 0-6.

  153. radrntn says: Mar 27, 2013 2:38 PM

    LMAO for all the haters who said the raiders had crappy players, and now when the crappy players sign with your team, they are now good. Also all these raiders bad draft picks, are all signing with other teams for millions. Funny , but true. All these raiders UFA’s are getting paid more than the raiders were willing to pay. Huff is a good guy, but has never proven he was worthy of a # 7 pick, and was no way worth 10 million per.

  154. ccolgain says: Mar 27, 2013 2:39 PM

    I guess Steeler fans are blind to the fact that since Tomlin took over they have missed the playoffs 3 of 7 years.

    And while they like to talk about their 6 rings, they leave out the fact that they played in one playoff game(that they lost 21-0) in the first 39 years that the franchise existed. No doubt, the Steelers were a great franchise in the 70′s. But after that run, they missed the playoffs 8 of 12 years. They had another good run in the 00′s, but lets not kid ourselves about the Super Bowl victory over the Seahawks. For that matter, sure worked out well to get to power franchises like the Seahawks and the Cardinals in the 2 Super Bowls.

    The Ravens have existed in their present state for 16 years. In that time each team has 2 rings. Steeler fans always want to throw out the 6 rings. That’s the past. Baltimore won 4 NFL Championships back when the Steelers couldn’t even tie their own shoes. Maybe if they hadn’t cut Unitas things would have been different.

  155. jacktheraven says: Mar 27, 2013 2:40 PM

    stainlesstill- You have some serious hate going on here. I would stay away from Raven success stories and get some help.

  156. bleedpurplenblack says: Mar 27, 2013 2:41 PM

    “Come talk to me when your fans constantly fill visiting stadiums during the regular season the same way Steeler fans do.”

    They were noticably absent from last season’s Steelers at Ravens game. For good reason, I’m sure.

  157. niz10rav55 says: Mar 27, 2013 2:42 PM

    People…Ed Reed got a 3 yr 15 mil. contract, hes 34 and yes can still play but for that price the ravens could not afford to have him. That is a ridiculous price and we simply could not match. Huff is not Ed Reed he is Michael Huff, different player different guy. You cant simply replace ed reed with someone as good as he once was because those players dont come around often. if they did your team would have won the super bowl and you wouldn’t be sitting here hating on the Ravens. Amen.
    #RavenNation

  158. stainlessstill says: Mar 27, 2013 2:42 PM

    Flacco turned 28 two months ago.
    The Ravens have been to 3 AFC championship games the last five years.
    How long have you actually followed the Ravens?
    ————————

    These are the same fans who were left for dead and called Joe Flacco’s head at the stake mid-season.

    This is the same team that was disgruntled who came out publicly about the lack of Ray Rice touch’s.

    They lost to Charlie Batch and lost 4/5 games to end their season and a product of a Denver safety BLUNDER.

    Ravens fans can act all high and mighty at the moment and claim they own the league, but it’s far from the case.

    They bark and blabber about their 5 year history of making the playoffs but fail to realize Pittsburgh has been in 2 Super Bowls in the time span and it was the STEELERS who beat Baltimore in 2 of those 5 years, including an AFC Championship.

    The Jets made it two AFC Title games, back to back too and look where they are.

    The Giants made a similar run in 2011, got hot in the playoffs and knocked off the Pats only for them to come back down to mediocrity a year later.

    I’m glad Baltimore fans are lashing out they way they are while pounding their chest. They act like they are untouchable but the harsh reality, is that they can “FALL SO HARD” quicker than the Jets or Giants did in recent years. It’s coming. Glad they think it can’t happen!

    Too funny. A product of a fanbase who simply acts like they haven’t been there before. If Baltimore tanks, the crickets will be loud and clear.

  159. cfeeley52 says: Mar 27, 2013 2:42 PM

    Wow Nofool,
    your earlier post just screams bitter jealousy. I know the steelers are headed downhill so its hard for you to watch the success of the ravens… But your posts are getting so much angrier that i’m really starting to worry about you, back away from the ledge my friend, back away…

  160. ravensbob says: Mar 27, 2013 2:43 PM

    Orioles do nothing the entire offseason and the World Champion Ravens completely reload in 2 months. Baltimore is football!!!

  161. stainlessstill says: Mar 27, 2013 2:46 PM

    stainlesstill- You have some serious hate going on here. I would stay away from Raven success stories and get some help.

    ——————–

    Not hate. REALITY. Keep thinking tanking can’t happen to you. It’s right around the corner. Sleeping on Pittsburgh. That’s the best part yet. Baltimore’s fanbase has a lot to learn. I hope they never do. It’s more fun that way.

  162. jacktheraven says: Mar 27, 2013 2:50 PM

    Nofool and stainless both need anger/jealousy management. They have convinced themselves
    (no one else), that The Ravens will fail. I wonder what their predictions for The Ravens were last year. let’s ask them. Do you think they’ll tell the truth?

  163. sbaltimore says: Mar 27, 2013 2:53 PM

    gochargergso gochargersgo gochargersgo…

    Go win another super bowl!!!

    (Oh, snap. That’s right. You’ve never won ANY super bowls, have you? Ouch. And it’s been 19 years since you’ve even BEEN to a Super Bowl. So I can see how that really compares to 2 Super Bowls in 12 years. Yeah. It’s SO close. GOCHARGERSGO. Go get at least ONE Lombardi before you shoot off your big mouth.)

  164. ccolgain says: Mar 27, 2013 2:55 PM

    I’m glad Baltimore fans are lashing out they way they are while pounding their chest. They act like they are untouchable but the harsh reality, is that they can “FALL SO HARD” quicker than the Jets or Giants did in recent years. It’s coming. Glad they think it can’t happen!

    ————————————————-
    Lucky for the Ravens they have 4 guaranteed wins this year with the Browns and Steelers. Should prevent them from being too bad.

  165. denverwally says: Mar 27, 2013 2:56 PM

    The funny part is none of these Ravens fans have even seen Huff play. The Raiders sucked, and he was a reason why. Anyone who think Huff is an upgrade over either Reed or Pollard just have not seen him play.

    Ravens: 7-9 next season.

  166. ravenator says: Mar 27, 2013 2:57 PM

    jacktheraven says:
    Mar 27, 2013 2:50 PM
    Nofool and stainless both need anger/jealousy management. They have convinced themselves
    (no one else), that The Ravens will fail. I wonder what their predictions for The Ravens were last year. let’s ask them. Do you think they’ll tell the truth?

    —————————

    Well I know this much, no fool has no wife therefore he has no offspring – so we can all rest assured given his age that this man will not be reproducing anytime soon

  167. cfeeley52 says: Mar 27, 2013 2:57 PM

    gochargersgo says:
    Mar 27, 2013 1:33 PM
    Same front office that had mediocre results from 2002-2008 despite fielding one of the all time great defenses.
    ——————–
    Make sure you know a little background on an organization before you try to bash it. The mediocre seasons from 2002-2008 were a result of superbowl hangover. We tried to keep all our vets together to make another run and that put us into cap hell for the next half decade. This time we’re purging the vets for younger guys and under-valued free agents so we can remain a playoff team. Out of the last five teams that won a superbowl not a single team won a playoff game the following season. What we’re doing right now may seem unorthodox but its unproven whereas keeping the vets has proven not work year after year…

  168. ccolgain says: Mar 27, 2013 2:58 PM

    Maybe us Raven fans should listen the our friends from Pitt. If anyone should know about their team tanking after winning a Super Bowl it would be the Steeler fans. They missed the playoffs the last two times they won. And the year after they lost in the Super Bowl they lost to Tebow which is basically the same thing.

  169. dissed215 says: Mar 27, 2013 2:58 PM

    Find a Ravens related article on PFT and you’ll find Steeler fans. Enough said.

  170. steelcurtainn says: Mar 27, 2013 2:59 PM

    I know the steelers, bengals and even the browns are now licking their chops to see huff in the secondary. Sorry Raven fans, but this guy is know where near an upgrade over Reed. I would be airing it out if I was the opposing team.

  171. niz10rav55 says: Mar 27, 2013 3:03 PM

    When have the Ravens ever shown throughout their 17 years any sign of falling to the bottom of the NFL for a consistent period of time? They along with the Pats, Steelers and a few other of the truly GREAT organizations have been the model of consistency in the NFL and anyone who says otherwise, well that tells us all we need to know about your knowledge of football in the NFL.

  172. cowboyhater says: Mar 27, 2013 3:04 PM

    On paper the moves look good. Losing the number of defensive players they did, Ozzie had to make moves to best fill in the missing pieces. If it works out… he’s a genius, and if not… they will compare them to the team down the beltway during the Vinny Cerrato years. I hope Ozzie didn’t listen to the Vinny show in Baltimore that could have influenced him while making these moves.

  173. nysteelerfan says: Mar 27, 2013 3:06 PM

    They had another good run in the 00′s, but lets not kid ourselves about the Super Bowl victory over the Seahawks.
    ———————————–

    Are you insinuating that the officials didn’t call a penalty where they should have, giving the Steelers the game?

    Wow. There’s the pot calling the kettle black…

    If you don’t think so, ask Micheal Crabtree.

  174. ravenator says: Mar 27, 2013 3:06 PM

    Oh and Jack, no fool predicted that the ravens would lose to the Giants and would fail to make the postseason. Then it became you will lose to a rookie, followed by losing to the real manning brother and then the argument that Brady owns the Ravens. In the superbowl he was pounding his chest saying the 49ers are way too talented and better on both sides of the football and we were lucky to be in this game. Once the Lombardi was hoisted by Baltimore, it was oh, you won’t make the playoffs next year. See it’s like a never ending cycle, kind of like the hair loss and crazy pills no fool has to keep chugging back. It will be like this until the Ravens win the north and earn a playoff birth, again, and then it’ll be raves lose to (insert opponent).

  175. cfeeley52 says: Mar 27, 2013 3:11 PM

    @nysteelersfan

    The 70′s called, they said no one cares what you did 40 years ago…

    The huge national fanbase is because everyone had to leave pittsburgh after the steel mills shut down. Now Hines Field consists of a bunch of blue collar inbred’s waving dirty yellow towels…

  176. Nofoolnodrool says: Mar 27, 2013 3:12 PM

    Well I know this much, no fool has no wife therefore he has no offspring – so we can all rest assured given his age that this man will not be reproducing anytime soon

    Ah silly little boys my children and wife are my pride and joy. One child is a Dr of Pharmacy and the other is finishing an Master program. I am sure you know what it takes to accomplish this….more than being the point posting troll for the ravens.

    I don’t make predictions like you trolls do that is why I enjoy making fun of you and how seriously you take yourselves. Learn to laugh at your self then you can join thousands of smiling fans.

  177. mungman69 says: Mar 27, 2013 3:14 PM

    Comment #175: It is still Flacco’s team.

  178. bmoresfinest says: Mar 27, 2013 3:15 PM

    In the past three seasons Huff has missed 18 tackles. Ed Reed missed 16 in the 2012 regular season alone.

    — Gordon McGuinness (@PFF_Gordon)

    I am and always will be a huge fan of #20. His jersey is and will remain part of my collection. He gave his body for Baltimore and was a true warrior. I don’t think anyone expects our new players to be Ed Reed or Ray Lewis, however Reed’s made it clear he has 2 maybe 3 years left max and he ranked in the bottom half of all safeties in 2012. Huff will get $2million a year versus Reed’s $5 million and Pollard’s $2.5 million he was due. Resigning Reed would’ve left us with approximately $1 million in cap space. Huff isn’t a HOF Player however he was a former #1 draft pick and Reed is no longer playing at a HOF Level. Houston had the cap space and wanted veteran leadership in the back half of their defense in order to contend with the Pats and were willing to pay more. Anyone that thinks there’s a huge drop off from Reed to Huff or Pollard to Huff, didn’t follow the Ravens week in and week out in 2012. Pollard was a liability in coverage but could tackle, Reed couldn’t tackle but made up for it with his coverage. Huff can play the run and hits hard and can cover as he played CB in 14 games last season. He is a solid signing and hopefully his career is rejuvenated now that he’s away from Oakland.

  179. thraiderskin says: Mar 27, 2013 3:16 PM

    I’m not the biggest Huff fan, quite honestly, he massively underachieved for the Raiders, but I think he is an excellent pick-up for the Ravens and they will probably get more out of him. Not to mention that whole change of scenery thing, sometimes it really does pay off.

  180. stainlessstill says: Mar 27, 2013 3:16 PM

    Nofool and stainless both need anger/jealousy management. They have convinced themselves
    (no one else), that The Ravens will fail. I wonder what their predictions for The Ravens were last year. let’s ask them. Do you think they’ll tell the truth?

    ——————

    Now THAT’S rich. When Manning and CO. spanked that ass in the regular season with Flacco sprawled out over the turf in disgust, I’d bet you had your tail tucked between your legs and called it a season! Even your own fanbase was stunned when Denver let that 70 yarder behind them. I had Baltimore at 9-7 last year, but I KNOW you wouldn’t tell the truth when Balty lost to Charlie Batch and actually thought they’d have a punchers chance in Denver.

    Hypocrites. The “I told you so’s” will be out in full force in September. Defending your title is harder than it looks. Reality check coming. Cya opening night in Pittsburgh! Cheers!

  181. bmoresfinest says: Mar 27, 2013 3:20 PM

    IN OZZIE WE TRUST!! And for many of the people who comment on here about a team you dislike yet cannot stay away from Raven’s articles, I hope you all find peace in your life and I feel terrible that you put so much time and energy into disliking an NFL Team and I truly hope you put that much effort into being a success in your own life away from PFT and all the other websites you post you hate on.

  182. bigbenh8tr says: Mar 27, 2013 3:21 PM

    spears is awwwwwwwful. cut 3 years too late in dallas

  183. nysteelerfan says: Mar 27, 2013 3:22 PM

    @nysteelersfan

    The 70′s called, they said no one cares what you did 40 years ago…

    The huge national fanbase is because everyone had to leave pittsburgh after the steel mills shut down. Now Hines Field consists of a bunch of blue collar inbred’s waving dirty yellow towels…
    ————————————–
    Wow. Good one bud. You got me. Never heard that before. Ever.

    Do you do knock knock jokes too?

  184. scoobies05 says: Mar 27, 2013 3:22 PM

    and stainless…i love to antagonize a fan base that thinks they invented football and are the be all and end all of everything nfl. everyone knows that in terms of superbowls the steelers have won the most. but what steeler fans dont accept is that the nfl existed for almost 50 years before the steelers won a championship. the league existed before the sb and dont make excuses….the steelers werent good enough to win back then. baltimore has a very proud history with 5 nfl titles won by teams that play or played in baltimore since 1958 including the greatest and most influential game ever played. as far as the ravens go since 1996 they have established themselves as one of the premier franchises in the nfl and have won as many championships as the steelers. baltimore and pittsburgh are two of the elite franchises in the league. right now the ravens are doing better. and i have a hard time believing that in the past when the steelers have won or in the future if you win again you all are going to”act like weve been there before”

  185. ccolgain says: Mar 27, 2013 3:23 PM

    stainlessstill says:
    Mar 27, 2013 3:16 PM
    Hypocrites. The “I told you so’s” will be out in full force in September. Defending your title is harder than it looks. Reality check coming. Cya opening night in Pittsburgh! Cheers!
    —————————————————
    Actually, the Steelers make defending a title look quite difficult since you can’t seem to make the playoffs after winning one.

  186. Nofoolnodrool says: Mar 27, 2013 3:25 PM

    cfeeley52 | Mar 27, 2013, 3:11 PM EDT
    @nysteelersfan

    The 70′s called, they said no one cares what you did 40 years ago…

    The huge national fanbase is because everyone had to leave pittsburgh after the steel mills shut down. Now Hines Field consists of a bunch of blue collar inbred’s waving dirty yellow towels…

    Dirty yellow towels are better than a bloody white suit worn by your hero….no one brags about being from Baltimore and rightfully so.

  187. ravgt says: Mar 27, 2013 3:26 PM

    Steelers fans who would demean the Ravens if they signed Joe Montana in his prime — 25 cents

    Steelers fans who think Pittsburgh can avoid the AFCN cellar in 2013 — 35 cents

    Ravens Fan who said this:

    The Ravens have existed in their present state for 16 years. In that time each team has 2 rings. Steeler fans always want to throw out the 6 rings. That’s the past. Baltimore won 4 NFL Championships back when the Steelers couldn’t even tie their own shoes. Maybe If they hadn’t cut Unitas things would have been different.–

    PRICELESS.

  188. iamtonyarmstrong says: Mar 27, 2013 3:26 PM

    I promise you, Michael Huff – who the Ravens wanted to draft – will fit in juuussssstttt fine with the Blackbirds…

    Just like the supposed problem-children Pollard and Jacoby Jones came in to Baltimore and became difference-makers.

    Mark my words, Mr. Huff will be a whole new football player in the Purple and Black…

  189. showerrugmike says: Mar 27, 2013 3:29 PM

    8-8

  190. stainlessstill says: Mar 27, 2013 3:31 PM

    Actually, the Steelers make defending a title look quite difficult since you can’t seem to make the playoffs after winning one.

    —————-

    It is quite difficult. You should know. It was fun beating that ass in 2001 in the AFC Divisional round, a year after the Steelers missed the playoffs and Baltimore defending. You know something you don’t know? Winning back to back. The Steelers did it twice in the 70′s. Don’t worry, you won’t have to worry about that. You won’t sniff the post-season in ’13. What, you think Flacco is going to go all season without throwing another interception? Good one.

  191. Nofoolnodrool says: Mar 27, 2013 3:31 PM

    Ravenator lets put it in simple terms my kids have post graduate and residency time than you had in high school and college. Yup you are a great posting pro but you can’t match me in any way off this thread….time to lie by your dish for dinner Barkley

  192. ccolgain says: Mar 27, 2013 3:38 PM

    It is quite difficult. You should know. It was fun beating that ass in 2001 in the AFC Divisional round, a year after the Steelers missed the playoffs and Baltimore defending. You know something you don’t know? Winning back to back. The Steelers did it twice in the 70′s. Don’t worry, you won’t have to worry about that. You won’t sniff the post-season in ’13. What, you think Flacco is going to go all season without throwing another interception? Good one.

    ————————————————
    Right. Because the NFL in the 70s is even remarkably close to the current NFL. Have you ever heard of Free Agency and a Salary cap??

    Congratulations on beating us in 2001. But guess where you beat us…..in the Playoffs. Maybe we could have returned the favor is the Steelers didn’t suck the two years after winning.

  193. bobonmycob says: Mar 27, 2013 3:38 PM

    camcameronsucks says:Mar 27, 2013 12:43 PM

    Ozzie once again working his magic…best GM in the NFL

    Ravens fans are delisional. Ozzie baby!! best gm in the NFL! Brings us in a real top tier talent like Huff……….. lol Come on this is Michael Huff were talking about people. You have been downgraded at the safety position. Huff can’t lace Reed’s boots.

  194. swirv78 says: Mar 27, 2013 3:39 PM

    Raven fans are so lame! Your first Superbowl was won because your city stole the Cleveland browns.. Which was coached by Belichick! And who was one of his scouts in his tender as the head coach of Cleveland? Ozzie Newsome.. You know Ozzie looked so good cause he stole the Browns AKA Belichicks Two targeted prospects in Ogden and Lewis.. When Art the Fart wanted Lawrence Phillips.. But Ozzie said listen to me Art I have Coach Belichicks draft board.. So He looks like a genius.. Acquires all Belichicks players in the 97 Draft.. And the drafted players from Cleveland.. And wins a Super Bowl Quick.. With all the great picks that Ozzie drafted it still took you guys 12 years! Cause an average QB has one of the best and I bet only playoff run of his life! Cause Boldin saved his life.. So you guys draft these great players let em go when they deserve to get paid.. And just pray to win one every 12 years.. That’s pretty cool! Your Whole franchise was just crushed with the loss of Ray Lewis who kept you guys alive for 17 years with his leadership.. Same with Ed Reed! And you should all write Belichick and say thank you for allowing you guys to have one of the best Line backers to ever to play the game! And what is this that you guys own us? Steelers 3 and 0 against you in the playoffs… Largest victory against each other ? Steelers 37 Ravens 0 in 1997 Pittsburgh 20 division titles… Ravens 4 ! Since the north was formed in 2002 Steelers 1 wild card appearance with a Superbowl win that year.. Ravens 3 wild card appearences.. All time series: Steelers 21 wins Baltimore 15.. Steelers 6 rings, Ravens 2… Pittsburgh 9 and 8 in Baltimore… and 13 and 7 against you in the Burgh… largest win streaks against each other Pittsburgh 5 Baltimore 3.. Conference Championships Pittsburgh 8 and Baltimore 2.. And no matter what? What we did to the Ravens in 2008! You guys will never do that to us.. Beat you 3 times.. And won it all ! I couldn’t imagine being a Raven fan that year? How bad did that feel? You guys have waited for this title so bad since that 3rd loss…So, Since 1996 you guys have not beaten us in nothing We have owned you! And now that we finally got rid of Lewis and Reed.. Watch the numbers just increase… Even Cincy is learning from us.. Almost 29 million under the cap.. And there not out there trying to fix there team with quick fixes of overpaid and overrated talent.. No they realize they have Akins, Gresham, Green and Dalton to sign.. Keep your core group of players together.. And have several good years.. Not wait every 12 years.. Face it you guys suck now.. And Joe Flacco will be booed at in Baltimore this year.. Followed by several chants of Overrated on the road… So enjoy this off season.. Cause the rest of the NFL fans know you haven’t.. You got your first breathe of air with Dumerville.. And enjoy sitting on your couch watching your team presented as the defending champs on the road.. That’s a real good sign of things to come.. And last 2 things.. Jacobey Jones should of been the MVP of the Superbowl.. And just like you Raven fans and Terrel Suggest who mad fun of Hines for being on dancing with the stars.. You guys might have another trophy to celebrate! Go Jacobey your moves are Fierce!

  195. ccolgain says: Mar 27, 2013 3:40 PM

    Nofoolnodrool says:
    Mar 27, 2013 3:31 PM
    Ravenator lets put it in simple terms my kids have post graduate and residency time than you had in high school and college. Yup you are a great posting pro but you can’t match me in any way off this thread….time to lie by your dish for dinner Barkley

    —————————————————
    Amazing. A post from Nofool with very few spelling and grammer issues. Maybe you should have shown up for bring your crusty ass steeler daddy to school day

  196. polychronopolous says: Mar 27, 2013 3:42 PM

    A lot of hate towards the Ravens on this blog. That’s good because it reaffirms the fact that they are an elite franchise. They have a class act owner, the best GM in the league. People keep counting them out, but they keep coming back stronger than before and they have answers for every criticism that comes their way. I pity those fools who think they are smarter than Ozzie Newsome when it comes to football. He’s got two Superbowl rings as a GM. And just to add to what that silly NE fan said about Belichick being better. 1) You’re comparing a coach to a GM?! 2) Ozzies Superbowl’s don’t have asterisks.

  197. bobonmycob says: Mar 27, 2013 3:47 PM

    ravenator says:Mar 27, 2013 12:51 PM

    Wait, but I thought Flacco’s ridiculous contract meant they could not sign anyone. You stupid ignorant haters.

    Hey moron, who did you sign exactly? Huff to replace Reed? LOL thats a joke. And you still lost all your key players and have only made up for it slightly by signing average players.. congratz… and put down the pipe!

  198. Nofoolnodrool says: Mar 27, 2013 3:49 PM

    cfeeley52 | Mar 27, 2013, 3:11 PM EDT
    @nysteelersfan

    The 70′s called, they said no one cares what you did 40 years ago…

    The huge national fanbase is because everyone had to leave pittsburgh after the steel mills shut down. Now Hines Field consists of a bunch of blue collar inbred’s waving dirty yellow towels…

    Funny the chanting during raven home games remind of the old westerns where the Indians danced around the fire chanting . Hardy the fan base above the so called in breeds. If Johns Hopkins wasn’t in Baltimore there would be no intelligent life there at all. mr Feely.

  199. polychronopolous says: Mar 27, 2013 3:52 PM

    What does Western PA and West Virginia are the only two places in the US where there are no more than 15 last names.

  200. wtf2812 says: Mar 27, 2013 4:05 PM

    Seriously before anyone starts trying to make some kind of god out of Newsome, the ONLY free agent you guys signed who isn’t somebody else’s unwanted SCRAP is Dumervil. I mean, you guys all laughed when the Steelers signed Gay. What makes signing Huff or Spears any different?
    Dumervil is a good sign, for sure, but let’s not get too full of ourselves here..

  201. ravenmuscle says: Mar 27, 2013 4:07 PM

    Sorry haters…Reed has lost MANY steps…can’t tackle do to his nerve impingement neck condition…and only relies on his GUESSING ability to pick off a pass here and there.
    If Reed has anything left in his tank Ozzie would have surely kept him.

    Mark my words…Huff will do an outstanding job fitting in with Suggs, Ngata, Canty, Spears, Dumervil, Upshaw, McPhee, Art Jones. Lardarius Webb, Jimmy Smith, Corey Graham….AND possibly Kevin Minter or any of the TWELVE draft picks Ozzie will surely use to make the most TALENTED haul of ANY GM in the NFL this coming draft.

  202. 6allsohard6more says: Mar 27, 2013 4:07 PM

    For all of you downgrading Huff he played on a bad team Ravens have a good system that’s even below avg players shine in our system make players known lets see if the players Ravens lost shine like they did here Remember Jocoby Jones they was saying the same thing now they say why he ain’t play like that with Houston this will be the same case.

  203. patriots87 says: Mar 27, 2013 4:10 PM

    polychronopolous says: Mar 27, 2013 3:42 PM

    A lot of hate towards the Ravens on this blog. That’s good because it reaffirms the fact that they are an elite franchise. They have a class act owner, the best GM in the league. People keep counting them out, but they keep coming back stronger than before and they have answers for every criticism that comes their way. I pity those fools who think they are smarter than Ozzie Newsome when it comes to football. He’s got two Superbowl rings as a GM. And just to add to what that silly NE fan said about Belichick being better. 1) You’re comparing a coach to a GM?! 2) Ozzies Superbowl’s don’t have asterisks
    ————–
    Well normally id ignore this but its just factually incorrect.
    1. Belichick is coach AND gm. so yea, his job is harder than ozzies.
    2.Belichick taught ozzie all he knows, ask him and he’d tell you the same thing.

  204. Nofoolnodrool says: Mar 27, 2013 4:14 PM

    —————————————————
    Amazing. A post from Nofool with very few spelling and grammer issues. Maybe you should have shown up for bring your crusty ass steeler daddy to school day

    Cute son cute. Ok time to do your home work and then your chores…ssshh children should be seen and not heard. Now run along and do as your told…..lol

  205. tdk24 says: Mar 27, 2013 4:14 PM

    All the Raiders players suck and now it’s Ozzie working his magic by signing Huff? Wow. You’ll have buyers remorse after Week 1!

  206. polychronopolous says: Mar 27, 2013 4:16 PM

    patriots87,

    I don’t see you disputing Belichick asterisks by every Superbowl in NE.

  207. psuravens19 says: Mar 27, 2013 4:17 PM

    Over 200 posts about the Ravens signing Huff seems a bit much to me…

  208. polychronopolous says: Mar 27, 2013 4:21 PM

    A lot of Stooler and Patsie fans on a Ravens blog. You know you scurred. LOL!

  209. swirv78 says: Mar 27, 2013 4:35 PM

    Whats funny @nysteelersfan…. Is in 17 years we have been in 4 Superbowl’s.. And you guys have only been in 2…We are one of the reasons Art ran from Cleveland.. Couldn’t beat us there either.. Half of your city hates the Ravens cause there still Colts fans.. So they root for the Steelers , The Skins, And the Colts… And you guys only have a team cause Art Ran away from Cleveland.. And who is the only person from Belichicks staff to run with Art? Ozzie who played for Cleveland.. Had no heart and knew as long as he was Art’s slave that was his only chance to be somebody.. Notice everybody else on that staff dint go Cause they had class… And the ones who did? Quickly ran back to Bill when he went to New England ..Ozzie the thief…And you know since Myron Cope invented the Terrible Towel? Every major sporting event has copped our style.. I remember a bunch of white and purple towels being waved against Indy this year.. Where did you guys get that Idea? And you know why the Steeler Nation is so huge? Not because everyone left Pittsburgh.. People just like rooting for winners with a rich history.. Passed down from generation to generation.. With great Memories.. Who was your favorite team before 1996? Not a franchise that was stolen with there history being divided between The Colts and Browns.. I went to the Cowboy Steelers game this year in Arlington.. And in a 100,000 person venue in Americas Teams own house.. We out numbered them.. So, you guys will never be on our level… Just admit your Baltimore team is a s big as your city limits! With a scandalous past.. And a bunch of luck since 96..

  210. acruiser75 says: Mar 27, 2013 4:44 PM

    The only way Huff can be considered a better option than Reed is that he’s younger and cheaper. That’s it.

  211. nysteelerfan says: Mar 27, 2013 4:48 PM

    @swirv78: Are you talking to me, or at me about someone else? Because if you think I am a Raven fan, I think my screen name sort of refutes that.

    @psuravens19: Over 200 posts about the Ravens signing Huff seems a bit much to me…
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    I actually agree with you there. Kinda got out of hand, I guess. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted.
    Peace out.

  212. sicklnick121 says: Mar 27, 2013 4:53 PM

    psuravens19 says:
    Mar 27, 2013 4:17 PM
    Over 200 posts about the Ravens signing Huff seems a bit much to me…

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    I think when you consider the fact that there is always 100 comments on anything Raiders, then add that every steeler fan has to try bashing the Ravens. There like little kids when they dont get any attention. Im thinkin 200 is a slow day on pft when you consider the teams involved

  213. bucrightoff says: Mar 27, 2013 4:55 PM

    Ravens fans before signing: What an overrated, bust.

    Ravens fans after the signing: Ozzie is a genius.

  214. bmorecharmcity says: Mar 27, 2013 5:18 PM

    Steelers – established in 1933 – 6 Championships – 7% of the time the Steelers are winning the trophy.

    Ravens – established in 1996 – 2 Championships – 11% of the time the Ravens are winning the trophy.

    To keep up with the Ravens, the Steelers should be at 8.5 trophies right now.

    Ravens have won their trophies during the salary cap era of the NFL. Steelers won a bunch back in the 70′s with no salary cap. When you had a good team back then, you could keep all the players in place.

  215. celty00 says: Mar 27, 2013 5:32 PM

    I heard the contract was around $2 mil a yr for a $6 mil 3yr deal.

  216. tdk24 says: Mar 27, 2013 7:19 PM

    I forgot to mention, isn’t this the 2ND time he’s been cut by the Raiders? He’s a joke, overrated Longhorn.

  217. competitivecompetitioncompeter says: Mar 27, 2013 11:45 PM

    Between Upshaw’s short arms and Dumerville being short in general and Huff being a soft-nosed cover guy, I foresee some problems vs the run on the horizon.

    I know it’s a 3-4, but that front seven is looking like a bunch of DTs and LBs with nary a DE in sight.

  218. mlbbal52 says: Mar 28, 2013 1:23 AM

    Lol man you all are knocking Huff look at his tape he is solid he rushes the QB he plays centerfield and he hits…he is also versatile. He played on a terrible team and no he will go to a system that makes players great. Oh he he only cost 2 mill a year!!! Soak it up!!!

  219. flavadave10 says: Mar 28, 2013 12:34 PM

    Sure, a safety who can play corner and play it respectably is overrated. Makes sense. Quite simply, if you think Huff isn’t an upgrade over Pollard OR Reed at this point, you must not watch football. Huff can cover better than Pollard and isn’t a 15 yard penalty waiting to happen. Huff can cover better than Reed at this point and Huff can actually wrap guys up unlike Reed.

    The Huff signing allows the Ravens to pick the best safety available whenever they draft one and not have to worry about their position. Huff can play either SS or FS. For $2 million a year? That’s a steal.

  220. ravc82 says: Mar 28, 2013 2:17 PM

    Do you know what a bigger joke is than Huff replacing Reed??

    Plax replacing Wallace…..

    A lot of people have room to talk on this thread…..

  221. randallflagg52 says: Mar 28, 2013 5:34 PM

    Nofool must be 5ft nothing, because that guy has the largest case of little man syndrome I’ve ever seen.

  222. EJ says: Mar 29, 2013 8:36 PM

    I’m going to have to say that Ozzie Newsome is hands down the best GM in the league. An open mind, good with numbers and quick to pull the trigger. If he ever becomes available, he won’t last two seconds on the market. If I were an Owner, he’d be without a doubt my first and only choice. Ravens Fans, thank your lucky stars that you have GM Ozzie Newsome. He is the reason the Ravens are the Super Bowl Champions.

  223. bunkmcnulty says: Apr 1, 2013 10:16 AM

    Frankly I don’t care who is “the best” GM, or “the best” FS. Just give me wins and playoff appearances.

    Signed, a grateful Ravens fan.

    I loved Ed Reed, but these last 3 or 4 years, his tackling was terrible. Ever since he had nerve damage in his neck he has not been the same. He also gambles in coverages and exposes his corners at times to his guessing games. Wait Texans…wait for him to make a tackle. He’s not what you think. That’s a lot of money for OLD #20.

  224. dirtybird28 says: Apr 1, 2013 1:03 PM

    I just wanna know why this is the most commented thread on PFT.

    And the Huff signing is a steal, stop hating.

  225. taintedsaints2009 says: Apr 2, 2013 12:34 AM

    good sign. ravens should have a pretty solid defense for a long time now. nothing new there, i guess.

    I wonder what their plans are to replace matt birk? that’s 15 years of experience gone. nobody seems to ever mention Birk in the discussion of guys lost from this team.

  226. mwindle1973 says: Apr 2, 2013 5:04 AM

    This is a good signing…and the Ravens are doing the right thing here. In terms of not sacrificing the future to keep the Super Bowl roster intact. But that said, they have lost most of the leadership of what we all know as the Ravens D. And they are so far removed from the lineage of the “system” that evolved with all the great DCs over the years. The next DC was always already on the staff, and the next guy up was already on the roster. But the thing that was always there through it all was Lewis, and Reed has been there for the last 10 years. It will be interesting to see how it all shakes out in the end. Ozzie is a great GM though, and this is in line with what he said he would do heading into the offseason.

  227. bgm9876 says: Apr 2, 2013 2:59 PM

    the bills once again lose out.

  228. bgm9876 says: Apr 3, 2013 8:59 AM

    Huff played his entire seven-year with the Raiders before being released last week. The 29-year-old visited the Dallas Cowboys earlier this week.

    He must pass a physical before he can sign a contract.

    The Ravens announced the agreement Wednesday. Huff is expected to fill a void in the backfield for the Super Bowl champions, who previously this offseason released starting strong safety Bernard Pollard and lost free safety Ed Reed to Houston via free agency.

    Huff started all 16 games for Oakland last season — 14 at cornerback and two at free safety. He had 71 tackles and two interceptions.

    The 6-foot, 210-pound Huff has 11 career interceptions and 453 tackles in 108 games.

  229. bgm9876 says: Apr 3, 2013 9:04 AM

    it will be interesting to see how huff does.

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