Deepurple

Mike Preston at it again

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I just read his column in the Sun. He insists that the Ravens will not make the playoffs without another ready to start cornerback, offensive guard, and safety. IF we get those, by way of trading a receiver and linebacker, we'll probably make the playoffs, he says. If not, fuggettabout it", he asserts.

 

This guy's Raven negativity sickens me. With or without his assertions, the Ravens are going to the playoffs this year. I really believe that. Like Buck said, "I like our guys".

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I sometimes wonder if it is Preston's role to lower expectations in case things don't work out.

 

Personally, I like our starting offensive line, now and for the future, and I think it is the right time to work in Wagner. That unit is thin, though, if a starter is injured there isn't much behind them.

 

The secondary, though, is a huge concern. The safeties might well develop, but right now they're vulnerable. Corner is a disaster waiting to happen (and probably won't wait long with Andy Dalton and the Bengals' receiving corps looming). It is hard to imagine a solution coming from other teams' cuts, and teams are unlikely to part with quality CBs without giving up serious quality. It may need to be done, though.

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I don't see anything that Preston said that is so far off the mark. I think people dislike Preston simply because he calls it like he sees it instead of just being a rah-rah promotion guy for the Ravens. The Ravens secondary right now could be a huge disaster waiting to happen. If it wasn't, they wouldn't have brought in Derrick Cox this late in training camp. Would any team be comfortable with the possibility of Chykie Brown being their top cornerback facing Cincinnati's receivers and Roethlisberger just 4 days later?  A lot depends on the health of Smith and Webb, but Smith hasn't played in a few weeks and Webb hasn't practiced at all.  And while people want to crucify Preston for always being the naysayer about the Ravens, remember this. Who was the only local pundit who picked the Ravens over Denver, New England and San Francisco to win the Superbowl two seasons ago? That's right, Preston.

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I quess I'm drawn to him. That doesn't mean I agree with him though.

It means you're kind of dumb. Preston has been writing the same stuff for years and you bozos continue to read it and come here and complain. What's the definition of insanity again?  :D

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It means you're kind of dumb. Preston has been writing the same stuff for years and you bozos continue to read it and come here and complain. What's the definition of insanity again?  :D

 

Well, I wouldn;t point fingers if were you. 55,716 posts on this board. What in the hell is the matter with you man? Don't you have a wife, a life? Apparently no.

Pretty sad. You must be kind of dumb.

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Well, I wouldn;t point fingers if were you. 55,716 posts on this board. What in the hell is the matter with you man? Don't you have a wife, a life? Apparently no.

Pretty sad. You must be kind of dumb.

What does the number of posts have to do with anything? bmore_ken is right. Preston counts on people like you coming on forums like this telling everyone how they "hate" his articles. It's free advertizing for him. The best way to go is just don't click or read his articles. If enough people do that, maybe the Sun would see no reason to keep him. Otherwise, he applauds you for a job well done.

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Preston can write whatever he wants about roster talent, Xs and Os, organization decisions, etc. and I couldn't care less.  It's when he manufactures drama and twists stories to his own agenda / bias in order to paint someone he has a personal disliking for in a bad light that is shameful to me.  He's been doing that for 20 years now around the Ravens, and he'll continue to do it.  It helps his case that he works relatively cheap and has absolutely zero chance of moving up / moving on in the industry.  Cerrato started doing the same thing this year with the Kubiak fairy tale.  Difference of opinion is fine.  Lying is not.

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Preston can write whatever he wants about roster talent, Xs and Os, organization decisions, etc. and I couldn't care less.  It's when he manufactures drama and twists stories to his own agenda / bias in order to paint someone he has a personal disliking for in a bad light that is shameful to me.  He's been doing that for 20 years now around the Ravens, and he'll continue to do it.  It helps his case that he works relatively cheap and has absolutely zero chance of moving up / moving on in the industry.  Cerrato started doing the same thing this year with the Kubiak fairy tale.  Difference of opinion is fine.  Lying is not.

He also has a right to lie as long as it boosts ratings/hits. Fox fought and won that battle in court. Anyone in the media can lie without repercussions.

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haha, negativity inspires discussion, that's all preston is doing. i've met him a couple times and he is one of the nicest guys in the world. but the man has to sell newspapers in the internet age and writing "the ravens are the greatest" every day won't do it. he'll even stoop to immaturity, name-calling, etc. when regular ole negativity gets dull. it's a show..  B)

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What does the number of posts have to do with anything? bmore_ken is right. Preston counts on people like you coming on forums like this telling everyone how they "hate" his articles. It's free advertizing for him. The best way to go is just don't click or read his articles. If enough people do that, maybe the Sun would see no reason to keep him. Otherwise, he applauds you for a job well done.

Absolutely nothing. It's the last refuge of those on this forum with no argument. I guess Deepurple doesn't have internet access at his Mickey D's job   :D  Preston has had these clowns dancing to his tune for years. I don't even have to read his column to know what he says every week, I just come here  :lol:

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Preston can write whatever he wants about roster talent, Xs and Os, organization decisions, etc. and I couldn't care less.  It's when he manufactures drama and twists stories to his own agenda / bias in order to paint someone he has a personal disliking for in a bad light that is shameful to me.  He's been doing that for 20 years now around the Ravens, and he'll continue to do it.  It helps his case that he works relatively cheap and has absolutely zero chance of moving up / moving on in the industry.  Cerrato started doing the same thing this year with the Kubiak fairy tale.  Difference of opinion is fine.  Lying is not.

This is how I see it.

 

Now, a guy like Mike Florio, who specializes in borderline analysis/opinion/out right gossip, might properly fit the category of posting things just to get a reaction. And once in a while he might cross the line into untruth. But having read Preston all these years, it's just different with Preston.

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haha, negativity inspires discussion, that's all preston is doing. i've met him a couple times and he is one of the nicest guys in the world. but the man has to sell newspapers in the internet age and writing "the ravens are the greatest" every day won't do it. he'll even stoop to immaturity, name-calling, etc. when regular ole negativity gets dull. it's a show..  B)

This post is right on (though I have to wonder if you have a broken shift key. Normally sentences and names begin with a capital letter.)

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haha, you don't need capital letters to make a good post. you don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows.

 

and your parentheses are out of whack. :)

Yes, you are right about the parentheses, something I guess I never understood and with which I have a bad habit. And you don't need capital letters to make a good post, they just aid in readability. What is needed for a good post is a sense of humor and a bit of perspective, which I can see you have. Thanks.

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haha, you don't need capital letters to make a good post. you don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows.

 

and your parentheses are out of whack. :)

Wow. I would have sworn it was "you don't need a weather vane to know which way the wind blows". But I checked before I responded to this post, and, as usual, you were right.

 

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thanks steve!! i've been away from the board for a while and am just getting back into it. i've read some of your stuff, you're a great knowledgeable fan..looking forward to some talks.  :)

 

in any event, 6 days to go.. i am very excited! i think it's going to be a real special year for our teams. i got married in june and i want to tell my grandkids that the o's & ravens won championships this year! haha.

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originalcoltsfan.. yo, i was raised on rock baby! :P

So was I. But I guess I didn't pay close enough attention to the lyrics.

 

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Absolutely nothing. It's the last refuge of those on this forum with no argument. I guess Deepurple doesn't have internet access at his Mickey D's job   :D  Preston has had these clowns dancing to his tune for years. I don't even have to read his column to know what he says every week, I just come here  :lol:

 

Deepurple has no argument? But you do? Since when is speculating that I'm some kind of stupid kid working at McDonalds any kind of argument? Calling people dumb, calling them clowns is not the way to make your argument, unless of course, your uneducated, stupid, and sit in your drawers all day pounding keyboards. It's time to grow up and get a life Kenny. Stop the name calling. You're not that good at it.

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