Kevin Johnson Rumor

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  1. Vinny

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    -- Kevin Johnson to Opt Out & Become Free Agent --
    Sun Feb 13, 2005 --from www.FFMastermind.com

    The Trenton Times reports the Baltimore Ravens will need a wide receiver to replace WR Kevin Johnson. He plans to opt out of his contract and give up a $1 million bonus he's due. Johnson wants a chance to test the market and play for a winning team with an experienced quarterback. "I've never had my choice," Johnson, who was drafted by Cleveland, claimed on waivers by Jacksonville and traded to Baltimore, said. "Let me go on the record and say I would love to play for the Eagles. I think I'd be perfect with Donovan, T.O. and (Brian) Westbrook. But I just want to play on a good team." That rules out the Giants, who supposedly have interest in him. Tampa Bay is a possibility, but don't be surprised if he goes to Houston and reunites with OC Chris Palmer, who drafted him out of Syracuse in 1999.
     
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    I think the guy is kinda overrated IMO idonno:
     
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    he has not really done anything in his career. plus, he isn't the kind of speedster to replace bradford if he is not retained.
     
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    I think it makes a bit of sense. He is a solid WR2 and already knows Palmers run and shoot style pass route progressions and keys (we run pretty sophisticated pass routes and it is hard for a WR to step right in to our system), and will not command top dollar money. Thomas and Starling likely need another year or so to mature.
     
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    Gaffney and Armstrong are better than Kevin Johnson. If he wants to come cheap and accept a lesser role then so be it.
     
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    Gaffney and Armstrong are slot guys.
     
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    So is Kevin Johnson.
     
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    :howdy: Ok what makes a slot guy different from a WR. I bet Kevin Johnsons not any faster than Gaffney .
     


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    Have you seen Kevin Johnson play. He can not get any separation and is afraid of taking a hit. Ravens fans thought he would help their passing game but instead lost his job to a 6th round rookie.
     
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    Wouldn't you like to see more speed in the slot? We could get a linebacker or safety matchup and just burn right by them.
     
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    I agree. Over 1000 yards and 9 touchdowns isn't slot reciever #'s, except for Stokley.
     
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    This may come as a shock to you but I watch quite a bit of football.
     
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    It is kind of shocking since you think KJ would be a legit #2 WR for us.
     
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    Gaffney and Armstrong's strengths are exploiting linebacker zones, curls and come back patterns, and working in the middle of the field. More speed would be great but it isn't an absolute must in the slot.
     
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    I don't think I need to apologize for my football insight. I’m comfortable with it. Besides, all I did was bring this to the forum and say it makes a bit of sense. I'm just sharing what I found.
     
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    For a team desperately seeking anything that resembles a decent WR, most Ravens fans sure are glad to see him gone.
     
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    One man's trash is another man's treasure.

    Just ask San Diego about Steve Foley.
     
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    I would really like to see us get someone in the slot who can burn. I remember Gaff getting chased down in the Chicago game and thinking "was he jogging?" I think we would see a lot more big plays if we got some speed in the slot. Lots of YAC, sorta like what Stokley does to us.
     
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    Insert QB in WR's place.
     

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