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pittbull
02-04-2005, 11:31 PM
I don't know about anyone else, but Hartwell and Baxter would both be huge additions to Houston. Baxter would be a compliment to Robinson. Bigger, physical and good coverage skills. Cannot command alot of money, but will get enough on the open market. But the guy I would love to have is Hartwell. Word in Baltimore, he has become a slight distraction in the locker room, wanting to become a more vocal leader......................THAT'S RAY'S TERRITORY! Bang heads with Ray and your on a new team. Would fit in really well in Houston. Knows the 3-4 scheme. Hits like a hammer, vocal, emotional, and would bring a well needed passion to our defense. Hartwell and Sharper on the inside! Sounds good to me! :coolb:

D-ReK
02-04-2005, 11:34 PM
I would love to have both of them...Anytime you can get players from a good 34 team, you should at least take a look at them...

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
02-04-2005, 11:38 PM
Ravens will re-sign Baxter. Hartwell is likely out of our price range. Marques Douglas will be available though and would come fairly cheap.

F-minus67
02-04-2005, 11:49 PM
douglas would be a good pick up and give us great depth. hartwell will command some serious $$$$ thanks to playing next to and being mentored by Ray Lewis.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
02-05-2005, 12:59 PM
Another Raven to keep an eye on is Casey Rabach. He can play both C and OG.

Lucky
02-05-2005, 01:10 PM
The Ravens are in very good cap shape for next season. I don't see a lot of defections considering that they can afford to keep the players they want.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
02-05-2005, 01:11 PM
The Ravens won't pay for 2 starting centers though. Mike Flynn is healthy and already under contract.

keyfro
02-05-2005, 01:23 PM
i don't see us signing another o-lineman during Free Agency...gary baxter is a bit of a reach there...he's the reason why they brought in deion sanders cause he wasn't able to do his job...hartwell will comand way too much money...now douglas maybe someone we look at but if the texans are gonna draft spears or s. cody it would be a waste of a sign

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
02-05-2005, 01:27 PM
Ravens brought in Deion because Dale Carter was out for the season with a blood clot in his lung. They wanted a veteran nickelback to play behind McAlister and Baxter.

TexansTrueFan
02-05-2005, 08:10 PM
douglas would be a good pick up and give us great depth. hartwell will command some serious $$$$ thanks to playing next to and being mentored by Ray Lewis.


but didnt sharper play with ray lewis ????

Lucky
02-05-2005, 10:54 PM
The Ravens won't pay for 2 starting centers though. Mike Flynn is healthy and already under contract.
As of now, Flynn is listed as the starting RG on the Ravens depth chart.

TexansTrueFan
02-05-2005, 10:56 PM
and as of right now, tony banks is listed as 2nd string qb for the houston texans along with corey bradford at wr !!! that dont mean anything till after training camp, and maybe pre season !

LikeABoss
02-05-2005, 11:26 PM
but didnt sharper play with ray lewis ????

Yeah, but didn't we draft him in the expansion draft???

Didn't the Ravens leave him unprotected in the expansion draft and we picked him up???

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
02-06-2005, 12:05 AM
Flynn is the Ravens starting C. When he got injured and missed a good part of the season, Rabach filled in for him and did a pretty good job. So when Flynn was finally healthy, they tried using him at RG where he had played during their Superbowl season. Flynn is a better C than Rabach and he is already under contract, so the Ravens will keep him and let Rabach go unless he doesn't command much $$$ in the open market. They will address the rest of their needs on the offensive line through free agency or the draft.

LikeABoss
02-06-2005, 12:30 AM
Flynn is the Ravens starting C. When he got injured and missed a good part of the season, Rabach filled in for him and did a pretty good job. So when Flynn was finally healthy, they tried using him at RG where he had played during their Superbowl season. Flynn is a better C than Rabach and he is already under contract, so the Ravens will keep him and let Rabach go unless he doesn't command much $$$ in the open market. They will address the rest of their needs on the offensive line through free agency or the draft.

Rabach started all 16 games at center this season and it seems like he did a pretty good job, so I don't think the Ravens will let him go. Bennie Anderson started 12 games at RG over Flynn for the Ravens this season, then the Ravens just switched back to Flynn for some reason, maybe because Anderson was hurt idonno: The person leaving might be Flynn do to the Ravens releasing him idonno: But, I'll have to check Raven's Insider to see what the word is over there.

TexansTrueFan
02-06-2005, 12:32 AM
Yeah, but didn't we draft him in the expansion draft???

Didn't the Ravens leave him unprotected in the expansion draft and we picked him up???


yeah your right !!! i wasnt even thinking about that !

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
02-06-2005, 12:39 AM
Flynn broke his collarbone during the preseason so Rabach had to fill in for him. When he returned, the Ravens had him take over for Bennie Anderson at RG just to experiment because they were already planning on looking for a permanent replacement once the season ended. Flynn is better suited at C. Rabach is Flynn's backup and really didn't do anything special to overtake him on the depth chart.

Keldar
02-06-2005, 03:07 PM
Another Raven to keep an eye on is Casey Rabach. He can play both C and OG.

If he's better than Mckinney lol: ,............bring him.

fresno8
02-06-2005, 03:35 PM
I would love to have Hartwell @MLB w/ Sharper. Baxter would be good too, but I'd rather see us get a rookie @ DB to play opposite D-Rob in a year or 2.

Panther5407
02-07-2005, 09:35 PM
It be a fluke if this happened but Jerimah Trotter would be great on our team along side Sharper but I know the eagles will resign him. Anyone have a clue how long Varbel has left with the Pats? he'd be great but also, why would you leave a dynasty like the patriots?

Ranger
02-08-2005, 11:25 PM
It would hard to beleive Trotter in a Texan uniform. After his "resurection" with the Eagles he will once again be looking for the big money, when he should just take what hes got already.

Hartwell would be a great addition to this team. It would be fun to see 2 former Ravens and Ray Lewis counterparts playing next to each other. I think it would be a great combo too. Hartwell in my find should be up there on our wish list. I don't think he would come at too big of a cost, we could afford him, I mean its not like he can say he's gone to the Pro Bowl or anything. Would $2.5-3 mil a season be too much for us to handle?

I don't think we would go after a secondary player in the FA market. Besides I really don't see how Baxter would help us. Baxter is a good #2 corner, but we would be better off drafting one.

Apoc6
02-09-2005, 07:00 AM
I would take Hartwell all day but having said that Pittsburgh played without Kendrell Bell most of last season (and played well). He is a free agent do you think they are going to spend money on him when they don't have to?

LikeABoss
02-09-2005, 01:19 PM
but having said that Pittsburgh played without Kendrell Bell most of last season (and played well). He is a free agent do you think they are going to spend money on him when they don't have to?

Nope, they will probably offer Larry Foote more money than they will offer Bell because Foote was the one that filled into Bell's spot the whole season and he played pretty well.

NoBullTexan
02-09-2005, 03:05 PM
I think Trotter learned his lesson the last time he was a FA. He interviewed with us but ultimately chose Washington. Also I think Trotter just wants to stay with Andy Reid.