Blissful Monday, Flock. Nikhil has moved to New Orleans to start his regulation college profession at Tulane. First off, an enormous congratulations to him, from everybody at RSR. He’ll nonetheless be round and sharing loads of his Ravens ideas, however this morning his goes by way of all of the enjoyable that goes with transferring to a brand new metropolis, so I’m filling in as we head Out to Lunch.
First up, some disappointing information for Ravens followers, as one veteran move rusher whom many people hoped can be coming again to Baltimore as an alternative signed with the Carolina Panthers.
Compensation replace: Panthers gave edge rusher Justin Houston a one-year deal as much as $7 million, that features $6 million assured. https://t.co/CtE9k1r8um
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 7, 2023
Justin Houston has been an enormous contributor over the previous a number of seasons. Shedding each him and Calais Campbell looks like fairly a shot to the defensive entrance. Right here’s to the younger guys like Justin Madubuike and others stepping it up.
The transfer created a little bit of a flurry of arguing amongst Ravens followers, interrupting what’s been principally a complete lotta Kumbaya since Lamar Jackson signed his deal.
Baltimore Beatdown’s Vas, who has been beating this drum for years, had his priors confirmed but once more:
Keep in mind all these
everlasting optimists who thought EDC would deliver again Peters & Houston put up draft?
What number of extra cycles do we have to see to acknowledge the Harbs/EDC regime prioritizes run D/O & ST above move O/D?
Harbs has molded BAL right into a reg season squad#RavensFlock
— Vasilis (@VasilisBeatdown) August 6, 2023
Dan Rees pushed again…
How are you going to say this with a straight face after this low season?
He has invested a TON in move offense.
Final 12 months’s huge FA signing was Williams who’s primarily a move defender. Roquan improves all facets of protection. https://t.co/rJjjky8Gco
— Daniel Rees (@DPRees8) August 6, 2023
There’s a complete lotta forwards and backwards there. Take a while to learn it when you’re so inclined, and see which aspect of the controversy you in the end end up falling.
If nothing else, it provides us one thing to do as we depend down the times till the primary preseason recreation. Replace: FIVE. On Saturday, the Ravens take the sphere towards the defending NFC champs up in Philadelphia. How a lot of the squad we’ll really get to see stays to be seen, after all.
Will we see Odell Beckham Jr. on Saturday? Unlikely. However we will examine him, c/o Peter King’s Soccer Morning in America column at present:
…I discovered Beckham to be a compelling story—30 happening 45, a special man than the one many in soccer didn’t take care of and presumed was residing out his NFL days with one final payday. However he’s been a special Beckham in his first Baltimore offseason. He’s became a frontrunner, one Raven mentioned. Completely unselfish, an exec mentioned.
King has loads to say about his impressions of Beckham. Head on over to NBC Sports activities for your entire article (scroll down previous just a few sections).
The O’s are streaking (first group within the AL to 70 wins), and we get precise (kinda) Ravens soccer this week. Life is nice, Baltimore.