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Dennis Pitta returns to practice today


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#1 OriginalColtsFan

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 01:39 PM

Interesting.

 

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 02:03 PM

Finally some good news although it may be too late


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Posted 20 November 2013 - 02:06 PM

Finally some good news although it may be too late

Well...if he can actually play, given the mess of the AFC North, it's not too late. It all hinges on whether he can play, and/or how well he can play.

 

It's also interesting from the point of view of him being a FA at the end of the season, and what works best to his advantage, and what works best to the team's advantage. That could get very knotted, on a lot of levels.

 

And it's also interesting in terms of who they'd cut to make room for him. I'd like them to cut Dickson, but there's certainly no guarantee that'll happen.


Edited by OriginalColtsFan, 20 November 2013 - 02:07 PM.


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Posted 20 November 2013 - 02:22 PM

Returning to practice is one thing. Playing all together different. I doubt we'll see him. It all depends on how they do down the stretch. If we lose to the Jets, Pitta will not return this year.


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Posted 20 November 2013 - 03:18 PM

Returning to practice is one thing. Playing all together different. I doubt we'll see him. It all depends on how they do down the stretch. If we lose to the Jets, Pitta will not return this year.

I don't think he should anyway. The season is all but over playoff wise. Why risk a reinjury?


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Posted 21 November 2013 - 07:16 AM

The only reason I can think of is to show the rest of the league he can play; free agency is coming for him, right?



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 09:24 AM

The only reason I can think of is to show the rest of the league he can play; free agency is coming for him, right?

That would benefit him though, not the team. Do we really want to show the other GMs in the league how healthy he is?


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Posted 21 November 2013 - 10:54 AM

That would benefit him though, not the team. Do we really want to show the other GMs in the league how healthy he is?

 

Agreed. I think we should wait the next 2-3 weeks before playing him. If we lose one of the next 2-3 games and are out of it, do not play him so we can re-sign Pitta for less. If we win next couple of games and we have a shot at playoffs then bring him back to make a run. The Jets and Dolphins are the only 2 teams ahead of the Ravens for the last wild card spot and both are 5-5.


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Posted 21 November 2013 - 11:02 AM

Agreed. I think we should wait the next 2-3 weeks before playing him. If we lose one of the next 2-3 games and are out of it, do not play him so we can re-sign Pitta for less. If we win next couple of games and we have a shot at playoffs then bring him back to make a run. The Jets and Dolphins are the only 2 teams ahead of the Ravens for the last wild card spot and both are 5-5.

I think the whole "don't give him a chance to show other teams what he's got" could backfire if he feels the Ravens tried to restrict his options in the off season. He's an UFA at the end of the season, meaning the Ravens have no hold on him. I doubt they'd tag him, so if he gets the sense that they're trying to screw him he's completely free to sign with any other team he wants.



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 12:50 PM

Maybe I'm naive, but I actually believe the Ravens tend to be righteous about this sort of thing. Regardless of the record or FA, I'll bet that when Pitta is healthy and up to speed he plays. The playoffs are not the only fact of life in the NFL, as important as they are to the fans. We still have a lot of games they want people to attend, a lot of TV they want people to watch, a lot of newspapers and online clicks they want to sell - I seriously doubt they give up on trying to win at any point. Plus, these guys are competitors. You don't think they want to beat New England and Cincinnati and Pittsburgh just because they want to beat them? It is a sport, and these people are football players and coaches, and their job is to win games. If they think Pitta will help that happen he will play.



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 01:24 PM

Maybe I'm naive, but I actually believe the Ravens tend to be righteous about this sort of thing. Regardless of the record or FA, I'll bet that when Pitta is healthy and up to speed he plays. The playoffs are not the only fact of life in the NFL, as important as they are to the fans. We still have a lot of games they want people to attend, a lot of TV they want people to watch, a lot of newspapers and online clicks they want to sell - I seriously doubt they give up on trying to win at any point. Plus, these guys are competitors. You don't think they want to beat New England and Cincinnati and Pittsburgh just because they want to beat them? It is a sport, and these people are football players and coaches, and their job is to win games. If they think Pitta will help that happen he will play.

That's the way I see it.



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 01:44 PM

I think the whole "don't give him a chance to show other teams what he's got" could backfire if he feels the Ravens tried to restrict his options in the off season. He's an UFA at the end of the season, meaning the Ravens have no hold on him. I doubt they'd tag him, so if he gets the sense that they're trying to screw him he's completely free to sign with any other team he wants.

Yeah I'm sure you'll feel that way when some team throws a boatload of money at him that the Ravens can't match


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Posted 21 November 2013 - 02:36 PM

Yeah I'm sure you'll feel that way when some team throws a boatload of money at him that the Ravens can't match

Uhm...we don't live in a slave society anymore (at least not overtly). He's free to make any deal he wants. Did I feel any differently when the Browns threw a lot of money at Kruger? Or the 'Fins at Ellerbe? Clearly, I did not. So once again...your presumptions regarding me are not only false, but so off the mark as to not even register. Yet I will give you one thing...persistence. You certainly do persist down all those one way dead end paths. WHY you choose to keep doing it is a mystery. But the fact that you continue to do it is part of this board's history.

 

Carry on.


Edited by OriginalColtsFan, 21 November 2013 - 04:44 PM.





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