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Report: Ravens set to acquire Eugene Monroe in trade from Jaguars

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The Baltimore Ravens are set to acquire a former first-round draft pick to add to their depth along the offensive line.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, the Ravens have agreed in principle to a deal, pending a physical, with the Jacksonville Jaguars to acquire offensive tackle Eugene Monroe. The deal will send multiple third-day draft picks (rounds 4-7) to the Jaguars in exchange for Monroe.

Monroe, selected with the eighth overall pick of the 2008 NFL draft by the Jaguars, has started 62 games over the last five seasons for Jacksonville, including the first four games of this season. The Ravens have allowed Joe Flacco to be sacked 10 times already this season, tied with the New Orleans Saints for 10th most in the league through four weeks. Baltimore also is 28th in the league in rushing averaging just 64 yards a game.

Monroe could ultimately be a replacement at left tackle for Bryant McKinnie, who has struggled so far this season for the Ravens.

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  1. wearethesteelers says: Oct 1, 2013 10:04 PM

    HAHA! Desperate!

    #worstolineinfootball

  2. sdisme says: Oct 1, 2013 10:05 PM

    Dear Jaguars,

    Welcome to Los Angeles.

  3. tonyugoh says: Oct 1, 2013 10:06 PM

    Smart move for both teams. Ozzie proving once again why he’s the best GM in football.

  4. DonKellyBaby says: Oct 1, 2013 10:07 PM

    Good for them

  5. bus035 says: Oct 1, 2013 10:09 PM

    I believe he was drafted in the 2009 draft…..the year of the first round bust!

  6. thegreatgabbert says: Oct 1, 2013 10:11 PM

    Wow, that’s as big a trade as Richardson. Probably more impactful. Eugene Monroe is a top five or ten LT in the league just entering his prime years.

  7. CowboyErik says: Oct 1, 2013 10:11 PM

    Jags trading for a punter? really?

  8. pooflingingmonkey says: Oct 1, 2013 10:12 PM

    Another shrewd move by Ozzie Newsome, the best GM in the NFL.

  9. bears0492 says: Oct 1, 2013 10:12 PM

    I don’t know what they gave up to get Monroe, but whatever it was, it isn’t nearly enough. Monroe is a beast on a bad team and instantly made the Ravens a better team. He’ll be comfortable in the system by the time playoffs roll around too.

    Looks like this years #2 overall pick is officially beginning his transition to left tackle

  10. christine5014 says: Oct 1, 2013 10:13 PM

    He`s in the last year of his contract and Joekel isn`t necessarily transitioning well to right tackle. I guess it`s a no brainer but it`s hard as a fan to see one of the few decent players we have go… Gene Smith destroyed this team and it`s definitely getting worse before it gets better.

  11. deezenucks says: Oct 1, 2013 10:14 PM

    Daryl Smith who left for the ravens in the offseason is finally getting some credit, Monroe will do the same. Both were awesome for the jags but obv didnt get much recognition in borth Florida. Im happy for these guys to get a chance elsewhere as long as Monroe brings in more picks for the rebuild,
    Jockel will just slide over to his regular position at RT. Mojo will be gone next.

  12. pcjag says: Oct 1, 2013 10:15 PM

    He probaly dd not want to re-sign- at least the Jags got something for him. Anyone need a former rushing champ?

  13. stlluna7 says: Oct 1, 2013 10:15 PM

    Fire sale!!!!

  14. onehunglow says: Oct 1, 2013 10:17 PM

    How good is this guy?

  15. Bmorelikeray52 says: Oct 1, 2013 10:17 PM

    Awesome!!!

    Now we can finally bench fatboy mckinnie.

  16. cheapseater says: Oct 1, 2013 10:19 PM

    The Jags are not “not trying,” we are actively trying not to be good.

  17. jjb0811 says: Oct 1, 2013 10:19 PM

    Jax should have locked him up, and traded back the #2 pick, it had more value. Monroe can hold the left side.

  18. flash1283 says: Oct 1, 2013 10:20 PM

    Maybe the should also think about acquiring a QB too,
    JUMP BALL JOE just isn’t quite the same without Q to bail is overrated and way way way over paid a$$ out.

  19. xbox4wwe says: Oct 1, 2013 10:20 PM

    Now they just got to get something for MJD and Mercades Lewis. This year is a wash anyway. Got to stock up for the draft now.

  20. afrancis55 says: Oct 1, 2013 10:21 PM

    The jags will then use the pick(s) they acquire from the ravens to get josh freeman

  21. coltzfan166 says: Oct 1, 2013 10:21 PM

    Suddenly MDD wants out of Jacksonville too.

  22. jagsandliquor says: Oct 1, 2013 10:23 PM

    Anything less than at least a first day pick…would be absolutely terrible

  23. pekkle007 says: Oct 1, 2013 10:29 PM

    That’s all u got for a decent to good LT in this day and age? Highway robbery by Ozzie Newsome. Add 2 more pts for sacks to whichever D/ST Jax is facing this wk.

  24. rhabdodontidae says: Oct 1, 2013 10:29 PM

    Ozzie finds a way.

    I wish he was my team’s GM.

  25. primenumber19 says: Oct 1, 2013 10:29 PM

    Please let this be a sign that the nfl will become a more trade aggressive league.

  26. thestrategyexpert says: Oct 1, 2013 10:30 PM

    How much for the Blackmon brothers?

    -Detroit

  27. donnymacjack says: Oct 1, 2013 10:30 PM

    Damn…wish Seattle could snag him up.

  28. therealbillybuffalo says: Oct 1, 2013 10:34 PM

    Bulk for Hulk, way to go Jags.

    Idiots.

  29. andyreidsskinnyjeans says: Oct 1, 2013 10:37 PM

    Firesale begins…now.

  30. thetruuf says: Oct 1, 2013 10:38 PM

    Its not just McKinnie that has struggled. Its the entire line! I would say McKinnie has been one of the better performing players, next to Yanda.

    Since moving to a zone-blocking scheme from a man-on-man, its been like shoving a square into a round hole!

    I do like the move though.

  31. mydogsnameisvick says: Oct 1, 2013 10:45 PM

    Noooo! Monroe is the Jags only good player!

  32. alonestartexan says: Oct 1, 2013 10:47 PM

    Has there ever been this many trades during the NFL season? Looking more like MLB all the time..

  33. sickoe47 says: Oct 1, 2013 10:47 PM

    So the browns are trend seters now huh.

  34. sgtr0c says: Oct 1, 2013 10:47 PM

    Why would Jacksonville give a starter to the SB team this past year, in their conference, for a bunch of 4-7rnd draft picks?

    I am only a football fan, but the brass in Jacksonville knows less the I do, I quess. What a bunch of dopes.

    I mean, really, Baltimore really needs help. You have a real solution for them. Why just hand him over for future chances? Try to play a little hard to get.

    Seeing this move, the Jaqs would be better off letting Baltimore making those picks for them.

  35. abusementland says: Oct 1, 2013 10:49 PM

    Good Bye McKinnie. He will be declaring bankruptcy on the Tuesday after he is cut. Say hi to Sweet Pea for us.

  36. eagleswin says: Oct 1, 2013 10:50 PM

    That’s very cheap for a starting left tackle. No matter how many 3rd day picks there are. The Ravens avoided giving away any premium picks (rnds 1-3). Stupid by Jacksonville.

  37. nattypoes says: Oct 1, 2013 10:50 PM

    Ozzie does it again. And only for some 3rd day draft picks… What a steal.

  38. davidpuddy720 says: Oct 1, 2013 10:57 PM

    Wow third day draft picks for one of the best LT in the game (scratches head)

  39. loyalraven says: Oct 1, 2013 10:59 PM

    We’ve just acquired a top 10 left tackle for day 3 draft picks….meanwhile the Pittsburgh steelers sit at the bottom of the AFC north below the Browns still trying to figure out what a win looks like.

    In Oz we trust.

  40. themagicman1223 says: Oct 1, 2013 10:59 PM

    Monroe is actually pretty good, but what happened to Khaan and his studies about having two good starting tackles?

  41. John Darnell says: Oct 1, 2013 11:01 PM

    Best to Monroe… Sorry to see him go, but glad we’re getting something for him.

  42. bmoreballer023 says: Oct 1, 2013 11:01 PM

    Still no WR trades yet? What is it gonna take for us to get a WR? SMH

  43. bennyb82 says: Oct 1, 2013 11:02 PM

    And now the Jaguars will send one of those picks to Tampa for Freeman.

  44. mcjon22 says: Oct 1, 2013 11:02 PM

    Seriously Jeff Ireland? Your team leads the league in sacks allowed, Jasksonville is only a few hours away. You couldn’t of made this deal happen?

    SMDH

  45. raiderapologist says: Oct 1, 2013 11:07 PM

    McKinnie is knee-deep in strippers this time of year. He gets paid for what he does when it counts.

  46. reed20fence says: Oct 1, 2013 11:09 PM

    Oz and DeCastro strike again! The men never cease to amaze.

  47. buzzbeaubank says: Oct 1, 2013 11:12 PM

    Meanwhile, Kevin Colbert spent Tuesday night sitting on:
    A) Two day 3 draft picks that wouldn’t have seen playing time.
    B) His thumb
    C) All of the above

  48. northstarnic says: Oct 1, 2013 11:17 PM

    Bryant Mckinnie just can’t get that sweet girl off his mind long enough to make a block. Sweet, sweet, Sweet Pea!

  49. msclemons67 says: Oct 1, 2013 11:18 PM

    Monroe probably wouldn’t have been resigned after this season. May as well move Joeckel to his natural position and get started rebuilding.

    Smart move by the Ravens as well – McKinnie is pretty bad.

  50. dfalcon3522 says: Oct 1, 2013 11:19 PM

    Why wouldn’t the Falcons have snuffed out this deal first? Our $100 mil QB is getting Killed. I’m a life long falcon fan but if I think this team is in trouble now I hate to think where we are if number #2 goes down with an injury that he misses a few games.

  51. captaineagles says: Oct 1, 2013 11:19 PM

    Ozzie Newsome is the best GM in the game. He just has a way to add talent that will make an instant difference. Ray Lewis done, Ed Reed looks terrible, the Browns grossly overpaid for Paul Kruger, Cary Williams isn’t showing how he is #1 talent in Philadelphia…

    He added Elvis Dumervil, Michael Huff, Elam and now Monroe. But I will never understand why he traded Anquan Boldin to the 49ers, that is just headscratching….

  52. dickjagger says: Oct 1, 2013 11:25 PM

    Sweet move. No problem giving up multiple later day draft picks for a guy who can be really good, especially considering the compensatory picks they get for all the guys who left and those will be high. A win win for Ozzie and the Ravens. Now for a center and a tight end that can catch and get open!

  53. jayovalentine says: Oct 1, 2013 11:27 PM

    Might as well do MDJ a solid and trade him too ! If Jax is tapping out, just sign Tebow then ! :-)

  54. 50brady23moss says: Oct 1, 2013 11:28 PM

    I cant see the name Bryant McKinnie without laughing & thinking about Fred Smoot… “running through the okra patch” LOL

  55. redfield11 says: Oct 1, 2013 11:31 PM

    Tied for 10th in sacks allowed isn’t really an eye catching statistic

  56. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 1, 2013 11:41 PM

    Matt Schaub has been sacked 11 times.
    8 td — 6 int — 2 fumbles

    Joe Flacco has been sacked 12 times.
    5 td — 7 int — 2 fumbles

  57. wryly1 says: Oct 1, 2013 11:43 PM

    Monroe will be going from a team that can’t get any worse, to a team that can only get worse.

  58. harrisbarton says: Oct 1, 2013 11:45 PM

    Like re-arranging deck chairs on the Titanic. Well, maybe at least Flacco won’t throw five picks next game.

  59. iced107 says: Oct 1, 2013 11:52 PM

    wow.. how bad is he, since its for 3rd day picks?

  60. bosshoghussla says: Oct 1, 2013 11:56 PM

    They desperately need help on the line. They have been dominated 3 of 4 games in the trenches and it’s painfully clear that Flacco cannot perform under those conditions. Good move to add some depth/competition at the tackle position. Would not be surprised to see Monroe starting at left tackle after the week 8 bye…if not sooner.

  61. gameover78 says: Oct 2, 2013 12:06 AM

    This trade make sense and should provide a boost at OT on their Oline. Seems like a great deal for a proven and fairly young talent…I like it

  62. elliottcovert says: Oct 2, 2013 12:08 AM

    I recall plenty of times when Big Mac’s performance for the Vikings was a source of major frustration. He was actually cut from the team two years ago for showing up in horrible shape, vastly overweight. Monroe seems like a consummate professional, and I’m surprised that the Jags weren’t able to finagle a first rounder out of Baltimore. Jacksonville is bad enough that their roster could use a large-scale overhaul.

  63. dstep24 says: Oct 2, 2013 12:17 AM

    Unfortunately this doesn’t change the fact that Joe Flacco is an awful quarterback. It’d be cool if they could trade for some accuracy.

  64. jkaflagg says: Oct 2, 2013 12:27 AM

    Is he that disappointing, or is the new administration just cleaning house ? Getting a starting OT for low draft picks seem slike a steal….

  65. blancodiablo says: Oct 2, 2013 12:28 AM

    Going to let nature take its course on Gabbert. Like putting a lame, mentally challenged impala in a Lion’s den.

    I bet “thegreatgabbert” is crying to his mom tonight.

  66. st1llerz1 says: Oct 2, 2013 12:36 AM

    Where are all those ratbird fans that said resigning fats mckinnie was another “genius” move by the “wizard of oz”…

    Enjoy your Super Bowl trophy luckimore…

    We’re both recycling…

    GO STEELERS!

  67. baltimoreballs says: Oct 2, 2013 12:50 AM

    good move, we need to protect our 120 million dollar investment.

    Joe can get stuff done when he has time. I’m a homer for him but what Baltimore fan wouldn’t be a homer for a qb that had a almost perfect post season. We had our fair share of bad qb’s so we will take our best option even if he may not be a pretty quarterback, as long as he doesn’t look like Boller I’m content.

    btw the NFL is better when the Bills are good, that fan base deserves a good team.

  68. granadafan says: Oct 2, 2013 1:08 AM

    Lucky for Eugene Monroe. He gets to escape the dredges of Jacksonville to a pretty darned good team which won’t be threatening to move to another country.

  69. jayovalentine says: Oct 2, 2013 1:13 AM

    MJD*

  70. mwilkins0 says: Oct 2, 2013 1:20 AM

    Too bad they will draft a punter or long snapper in the mid round and lose out on a steal! Cough cough, Russell Wilson!

  71. edelmanfanclub says: Oct 2, 2013 1:22 AM

    Jags stockpiling for the future, they are burning 2013 with Gabbert and setting up for 2014 and beyond. Maybe with a good quarterback and some good signings they can resemble the 2012 Colts, after all they are guaranteed a weak schedule next year. Who will sign Gabbert and Sanchez when theyre both released next season?

  72. itssocoldinthed says: Oct 2, 2013 1:36 AM

    2009 draft

  73. borisbulldog says: Oct 2, 2013 1:47 AM

    OMG, Is McKinnie still in the NFL?

    I remember when MIN drafted him, was Bud Grant the HC?

  74. taintedsaints2009 says: Oct 2, 2013 1:51 AM

    Is there any good reason to keep an nfl team in Jacksonville?

  75. v2the4 says: Oct 2, 2013 1:52 AM

    Monroe has to be the happiest man in the world, escaping quite possibly the worst team in nfl history in the Jacksonville Jaguars, and heading to the Ravens, who at 2-2, are tied for first place in their division with the Browns and Bengals…

  76. dirtysouthniner says: Oct 2, 2013 2:06 AM

    Shake it up harbs..

  77. paulnoga says: Oct 2, 2013 2:14 AM

    Monroe is an unrestricted free agent after this year. It is going to cost the Ravens 10+ million to sign him. Add that to Flacco’s contract, and more players will be let go.

  78. majormeatcurtains says: Oct 2, 2013 2:26 AM

    hehehehe, this’ll help Flacco!

  79. vanguard6g says: Oct 2, 2013 3:19 AM

    Haha haha this is priceless…. Just to ensure our spot in the Johnny Manziel Sweepstakes, “Hey Blaine, there goes your blindside!!!!” Looks like a firesale in Jacksonville…. P.S. Jaguar fans thats why thier not signing tim teblow, cause evem he would will them to a couple wins….

  80. bmore44 says: Oct 2, 2013 6:00 AM

    The play calling is your problem. . Caldwell didn’t adjust and Joe can’t read def.

  81. nationalmediacansuckit says: Oct 2, 2013 6:12 AM

    Ok, Dave Caldwell. Now you’re talking. Lets move every single player on this team (although not many) that has trade value and get these draft picks. Marcedes, Posluszny and MJD should be next. Doesn’t really matter what round pick it is, these guys will not be on team next year anyway. Keep’em coming Dave.

  82. thelongestgoodbye says: Oct 2, 2013 6:40 AM

    The Ravens have zero depth in the o-line so this deal seems to make sense.

    Welcome to the bench McKinnie.

    Can any Jacksonville fans tell us what were getting in this guy ?

  83. tallguyme says: Oct 2, 2013 6:49 AM

    Being traded from the Jaguars must feel exactly like that feeling on the Maury Povich show when you are told that you are NOT the father.

  84. sizvampire55 says: Oct 2, 2013 6:50 AM

    I get that no one acquires compensatory picks better than the Ravens, but that doesn’t mean we have to just give them away for a guy with 12 games left on his contract. If this deal doesn’t come with a new contract then it’s a loss for the Ravens.

  85. akzane says: Oct 2, 2013 6:50 AM

    Now they just need to trade MJD.

  86. slowclyde86 says: Oct 2, 2013 7:14 AM

    Jags should have waited for the Colts to get involved, seeing as Monroe was a first round pick and everything, they surely would have given a one back to Jacksonville irrespective of his true demonstrated nfl value.

  87. edgarcaetano says: Oct 2, 2013 7:20 AM

    does this also mean Michael Oher will leave as a free agent at the end of the year?

  88. kperagine says: Oct 2, 2013 7:22 AM

    This trade confused me. I always thought they would build this team around him and Joeckel. Are two or three late picks worth it?

  89. ravgt says: Oct 2, 2013 7:23 AM

    Pass protection has been spotty and run blocking has been non-existent. I don’t know if McKinnie is to blame but he is certainly not the long term or possibly even the short term solution on the blind side. Glad to see the Ravens make moves in week 4 that will hopefully improve the offensive front moving forward. I see the Miami game on Sunday as an important early season matchup and hope this move will help Ravens to get the “W”. (My other team, Ga. Tech, is also in an important ACC Coastal game in Miami on Saturday. Though RAV & GT (thus, RAVGT)are u-dogs and both are coming off tough losses, look for each to beat Miami this weekend.)

  90. @Cereal_22 says: Oct 2, 2013 7:27 AM

    I’m surprised Jax sold so low, this guy is a solid tackle. Oz strikes again I guess….

  91. thegonz13 says: Oct 2, 2013 7:30 AM

    Sounds like a firesale to me…

  92. dcapettini says: Oct 2, 2013 7:42 AM

    And not a moment too soon! Oher and McKinnie have completely caved in this season. Oz is Great and Powerful, but somehow he has not been able grasp that the game is won and lost at the line of scrimmage. Poor Joe has really taken a pounding this year. When they had to move guys out to the ends to double team, they have laft the middle open. There is no sense in having great downfield receivers if Joe never has enough time to throw.

  93. Joemontanaflacco says: Oct 2, 2013 7:44 AM

    Ozzie=Genius.

  94. whatjusthapped says: Oct 2, 2013 7:50 AM

    The shocking part is McKinnie can’t cut it anymore. He has taken his “Love Boat” work ethic to Baltimore and I guess the limo & stripper lifestyle is cutting into his professional work life.

  95. goodellmustgo says: Oct 2, 2013 7:54 AM

    Can he play center?!

  96. reed20fence says: Oct 2, 2013 7:57 AM

    Anyone that thinks the Champs aren’t taking a repeat seriously needs to think again.

  97. byrnestj7 says: Oct 2, 2013 8:05 AM

    IS the only picture you could find of this guys is against the Bills from 4 years ago?

  98. hawkstradamus says: Oct 2, 2013 8:07 AM

    As a seahawks fan I’m wondering why we didn’t make a move on this guy. We must really like the guys who gave up five sacks last weekend.

  99. Patskrieg dot com says: Oct 2, 2013 8:11 AM

    Another day another quality move by Jacksonville. Dumping a starter for a handful of late picks (because they’ve shown soooo much ability to draft) and ensuring they’ll bottom out yet again.

  100. joeflaccosunibrow says: Oct 2, 2013 8:16 AM

    We have to protect that 100 million dollar investment behind center.

  101. monsterscream says: Oct 2, 2013 8:16 AM

    “In Oz…”(well, you know the rest)

  102. whojustme says: Oct 2, 2013 8:17 AM

    Yea now we only need a center and then we can play real football. Oh I forgot we still need two tight ends and a reciever. Can we please move the draft up to next week.

  103. nyfan63 says: Oct 2, 2013 8:25 AM

    Would love to see Jerry Reese make some moves like this, but I’m not holding my breath

  104. ravensbitch says: Oct 2, 2013 8:41 AM

    Take all the help we can get! SOLID PLAYER

  105. ledzep826 says: Oct 2, 2013 8:45 AM

    great addition to the ravens Ozzy is a genius

  106. foremiddle says: Oct 2, 2013 8:51 AM

    Multiple picks to the jags? That’s worse than letting Boldin go. Not worse than giving flacco 100 mil though. Has oz lost his mind

  107. shackdelrio says: Oct 2, 2013 8:53 AM

    Ravens got a steal.

    All I have to say is I hope Bridgewater is worth this tank job.

  108. ravenmomma says: Oct 2, 2013 9:02 AM

    This is great news! A good deal for the Ravens with a much needed upgrade at LT. McKinnie stated he was Joe Flacco’s insurance policy and has been anything but…if we leave him on the line much longer, Flacco will either continue running for his life or get killed. I mean McKinnie isn’t the only problem but you can’t win games if your QB is flat on his back half the game. Bench McKinnie, take away his Twinkies and put Monroe in there…LOVE IT! Now if we could get a sub and a 6 pack of beer for Ed Dickson, Ozzie Newsome will really look like a genious!!! :D

  109. pabrownsfan says: Oct 2, 2013 9:48 AM

    Solid pick up. Good luck Raven fans. For the steeler trolls on here ssshhhhh youre 0-4.

  110. squared80 says: Oct 2, 2013 9:54 AM

    What do you gain by trading away the best player on your line? A higher 2014 draft pick. Good luck, MJD.

  111. kepdogg23 says: Oct 2, 2013 9:58 AM

    This could show why Ozzie is the best in the league….or it could show that Ozzie realizes he didn’t have all the parts that he needed going into the season, which he can shoulder some of the blame for. Boldin gone, no great option at Center, banking on Mckinnie to step up for an entire season( Can’t stay in shape and last year showed that). They had to bring in Dallas Clark, Brandon Stokley, and Shiancoe because the receiving options aren’t there. Huff stinks, Dumervil hasn’t done a lot, remember Rolando Mcclain? Let’s just calm down on “In Ozzie We Trust”.

  112. jtbsteeler says: Oct 2, 2013 10:24 AM

    Ozzie looked down the barrel of that 2-5 record after the Steelers game(which I predicted in July) and made a desperate move.

    Miami – Loss
    Packers – Loss
    Steelers – Loss

    Oct 21st W-L 2-5

  113. zoxitic says: Oct 2, 2013 10:37 AM

    Anybody who thinks Monroe is an elite tackle hasnt been paying attention. He is in a contract year and hasnt played well at all.

  114. flaccodelic says: Oct 2, 2013 10:38 AM

    jtbsteeler says:
    Oct 2, 2013 10:24 AM
    Ozzie looked down the barrel of that 2-5 record after the Steelers game(which I predicted in July) and made a desperate move.

    Miami – Loss
    Packers – Loss
    Steelers – Loss

    Oct 21st W-L 2-5

    Meanwhile, going 2-5 is a beautiful dream for the Steelers. Sorry to wake you, but it ain’t happening.

  115. jtbsteeler says: Oct 2, 2013 10:43 AM

    The Steelers will be 2-4 after they beat the Ravens who will be 2-5 after that.

  116. Nofoolnodrool says: Oct 2, 2013 10:44 AM

    buzzbeaubank | Oct 1, 2013, 11:12 PM EDT
    Meanwhile, Kevin Colbert spent Tuesday night sitting on:
    A) Two day 3 draft picks that wouldn’t have seen playing time.
    B) His thumb
    C) All of the above

    Still brushing your teeth with foot powder Beau? Interesting to see which guys does the most for his team. The egg goes in your mouth not on your face…..lmao

  117. marty2020 says: Oct 2, 2013 10:46 AM

    Monroe is a free agent at the end of this year, so basically the Ravens are getting a 12 game rental.

  118. moagecu says: Oct 2, 2013 10:54 AM

    I guess all the Steeler fans forgot they are 0-4.

  119. swagger52 says: Oct 2, 2013 11:46 AM

    Jacksonville = Cleveland South

    Baltimore took what they could from Cleveland, now they are moving on to Jacksonville. That is only fitting, because they took the franchise that we were supposed to get, so we took Cleveland’s. This is a plot just like Taken with Liam Neeson. Ultimately revenge is measured on all that were involved in the injustice.

  120. ghost26 says: Oct 2, 2013 11:47 AM

    ‘Smart move for both teams. Ozzie proving once again why he’s the best GM in football.’

    Tonyugoh,

    Yeah…That was a BRILLIANT move trading away Boldin who btw was a big reason they won the SB. Flacco may be paid elite money BUT he’s not an elite QB. Sorry Raven fans but right now there’s only 4 TRULY elite QB’s that can carry a franchise on their back–Brady, P. Manning, Brees, & Rodgers. That’s it. Not Matt Ryan, not Schuab, & definitely not Romo. Big Ben was definitely elite but I believe injuries have taken their toll & Eli who has played at an elite level in their two SB runs is simply not consistent enough to be considered ‘elite.’

  121. swagger52 says: Oct 2, 2013 12:00 PM

    Ghost26…

    Every week I watch WRs either wide open, or making acrobatic catches, or perfectly timed catches over the defender. I have watched Ravens football for a long time. We have never had a premiere Wide Receiver that can do that. Boldin was very good when he wanted to be, not in getting open, but basically willing his way to a catch. He couldn’t push off with the Ravens, like most receivers get away with. We lost the Philly game last year because of an Offensive Interference by Boldin. Boldin was not the reason why Baltimore won the Superbowl. If he made that much difference why is the media darling 49ers doing worse this year with him on the roster?

    I agree Manning is elite. It is amazing what he can do with Welker, versus the stable of WRs and TEs that Brady has had. Manning is a once-in-a-lifetime like Ray Lewis at MLB. However, I would really like to see what Manning would do if Derrick Mason, or Anquan Boldin were his best and only WR. I know what Flacco has done with that. Flacco rarely misses the receiver. His problem is that the receivers are always blanketed unless they are 50 yards downfield. Fortunately he can throw that far. That is why they won the SB -not Anquan Boldin.

  122. jaxbeachjagfan says: Oct 2, 2013 12:01 PM

    Giving up a 4th and 5th round pick for a 12 game rental. Thanks B-More!!! Jags weren’t going to resign him.

  123. Vir Publius says: Oct 2, 2013 12:13 PM

    Always a good sign when you’re turning to the Jags for an infusion of talent.

  124. crownofthehelmet says: Oct 2, 2013 12:26 PM

    They’d have better luck playing Monroe from Too Close For Comfort.

  125. ghost26 says: Oct 2, 2013 12:33 PM

    ‘Every week I watch WRs either wide open, or making acrobatic catches, or perfectly timed catches over the defender. I have watched Ravens football for a long time. We have never had a premiere Wide Receiver that can do that. Boldin was very good when he wanted to be, not in getting open, but basically willing his way to a catch. He couldn’t push off with the Ravens, like most receivers get away with. We lost the Philly game last year because of an Offensive Interference by Boldin. Boldin was not the reason why Baltimore won the Superbowl. If he made that much difference why is the media darling 49ers doing worse this year with him on the roster?

    I agree Manning is elite. It is amazing what he can do with Welker, versus the stable of WRs and TEs that Brady has had. Manning is a once-in-a-lifetime like Ray Lewis at MLB. However, I would really like to see what Manning would do if Derrick Mason, or Anquan Boldin were his best and only WR. I know what Flacco has done with that. Flacco rarely misses the receiver. His problem is that the receivers are always blanketed unless they are 50 yards downfield. Fortunately he can throw that far. That is why they won the SB -not Anquan Boldin.’

    Swagger,

    I respect your opinion but I don’t think the reason why the Niners have struggled on offense this year is Boldin’s fault. With Crabtree out SF has no one else @ WR besides Boldin to throw the ball to. If anything the Niners would MUCH worse w/o him.

    As for ‘elite’ QB’s, the names I mentioned make the players around them better. IMO elite also means that they have proven they can get it done w/o the big time WR’s or with key injuries around them. Take a look at Tom Brady & the receivers he’s gone 4-0 with. Kembrell Thompkins is an undrafted rookie!!!

    As for Manning the guy has proven year after year that he makes guys better. Just look at guys like Stokely or Austin Collie or Pierre Garcon or Jacob Tamme, & now Julius Thomas. Yes he started his career with Marvin Harrison & then had Wayne & Dallas Clark but do you honestly believe Flacco can do what Peyton has done? He also can’t do what Brady does, he can’t do what Brees does, & he can’t do what Rodgers does. Flacco played great in the last two post seasons but he’s not consistently great to be in that class right now.

  126. itsfootballbaby says: Oct 2, 2013 1:21 PM

    marty2020 says: Oct 2, 2013 10:46 AM

    Monroe is a free agent at the end of this year, so basically the Ravens are getting a 12 game rental.

    Yeah BUT! If Monroe doesn’t sign with the Ravens after ’13 the ravens will get a compensatory pick and, depending on the size of his contract could be a 3rd rounder……. so definitely worth the rental.

  127. jtbsteeler says: Oct 2, 2013 1:45 PM

    None of Ozzie’s moves have panned out this season. Look at his draft picks from this season and the last two, they aren’t working either.

    Can all of that “best GM in the league” nonsense.

  128. guitarkevin says: Oct 2, 2013 2:24 PM

    OZZIE IS THE BEST EVER!!!!!!!!!

    That was for you jtbsteeler. ;)

  129. jcjaguar says: Oct 2, 2013 2:51 PM

    “Beast” “one of the best LTs in the league”??? Have you guys watched any Jag games for the last 3 years? Monroe was ok but that’s it. Not worth the spot he was picked. Joeckel was going to be the LT after this season anyway(for better or worse). Monroe is free agent after this season and no way he was signing back with the Jags…not sure they even wanted him anyway. So they got picks for a player they didn’t want next year and he only made them marginally “better” this year. Front office is getting ready for next year….smart.

    Oh and I hate Gene Smith….carry on.

  130. jtbsteeler says: Oct 2, 2013 3:12 PM

    Ozzie is batting an 0fer this season, how in the he# is he the best GM in the league this season? Everything he touched turned to “dust” this season.

    I trust Ozzie to make bad moves this year. That excites me.

    The Ravens made this move because they see it slip, slip, slipping away. The Steelers made their move because even after an 0-4 start they see this division can still be had.

    A confident Ozzie Newsome wouldn’t trade a 4 and 5 for a guy who wont be with them next year.

  131. lovefootball4life says: Oct 2, 2013 3:34 PM

    A GM’s job isn’t just during the offseason. Making moves to improve the team, even during the season, is what I expect a GM to do. If my team’s GM did nothing with huge holes on the team I’d want to know why he has given up and laid the problem solely in the coach’s lap.

    I’m not one to say Oz is perfect but I am very happy he’s trying.

    As many have pointed out Ravens lost a lot of pieces this year. They lost enough during FA that a few extra compensatory picks should be coming next year.

  132. i10east says: Oct 2, 2013 4:33 PM

    In Caldwell we trust.

  133. scoobies05 says: Oct 3, 2013 4:21 AM

    jb…where were you when the ravens beat houston. easy to come on when the ravens lose. and remind everyone what the steeler’s record is

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