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This doesn't sound good for McGahee (1 Viewer)

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From today's Baltimore Sun -- it's the last item at the bottom.

Offensive coordinator Cam Cameron reaffirmed coach John Harbaugh's assertion that running back Willis McGahee (arthroscopic left knee surgery) might rotate in at tailback with rookie Ray Rice and fullback Le'Ron McClain. "He's getting more reps in practice," Cameron said. "…Those are the two backs that we're going with. Willis' role will increase. I think today's practice and tomorrow's practice will determine how much of a role he really has."
Ravens have had serious doubts about Willis's work habits. I think they are clearly trying to light a fire under his butt, but this could also very well be his last year in Baltimore if he doesn't get moving.
 
From today's Baltimore Sun -- it's the last item at the bottom.

Offensive coordinator Cam Cameron reaffirmed coach John Harbaugh's assertion that running back Willis McGahee (arthroscopic left knee surgery) might rotate in at tailback with rookie Ray Rice and fullback Le'Ron McClain. "He's getting more reps in practice," Cameron said. "…Those are the two backs that we're going with. Willis' role will increase. I think today's practice and tomorrow's practice will determine how much of a role he really has."
Ravens have had serious doubts about Willis's work habits. I think they are clearly trying to light a fire under his butt, but this could also very well be his last year in Baltimore if he doesn't get moving.
I'd like to buy low if I thought there was a chance of passing him to the left hand side before the trade deadline.
 
All aboard the McClain Train !!!
The majority of McClain's yards came late in the game, in clock management mode, against the Bengals. I would think Rice would be a much better "Cameron type" back. That's just my opinion, but I'm staying on the Ray Rice bandwagon until further notice.
 
That went w/o saying. But lot of people have been hyping Rice all year. Sure are quiet lately. :thumbup:

 
Maybe this is more than just coach speak to motivate Willis but twice I read this past week in that same newspaper that Willis had resumed his customary position of practicing with the first team.

 
All aboard the McClain Train !!!
The majority of McClain's yards came late in the game, in clock management mode, against the Bengals. I would think Rice would be a much better "Cameron type" back. That's just my opinion, but I'm staying on the Ray Rice bandwagon until further notice.
It still remains a valid question, why did McClain get those carries instead of Rice? Somehow I doubt the Ravens had shifted into "rest Rice" mode in the first week, up by 7 points. It seems apparent the coaches trust McClain, and will probably keep him involved.signed,hopeful but guarded Rice owner
 
I totallly read that coach comment as saying that his game time will be dependent on what he can accomplish in practice this week. Furthermore, I take that as to mean two things - 1. proving how healthy he is and 2. how much of the playbook he can pick up.

After all he hasn't really practiced or played with the off-season much.

RBBC is a definite risk/chance here. But lets give the Ravens at least 2 games before we right of McGahee for the season.

 
I think McGahee is a good buy low player right now. He had another week of rest, with the unexpected bye - and if he can get to full strength, it doesn't appear to me that Rice or McLain will challenge him for playing time.

 
I'm sitting patiently on McGahee for these weeks:

6 @ Ind

7 @ Mia

8 vs Oak

9 @ Cle

10 @ Hou

13 @ Cin

Assuming he is healthy and carrying the load by week 6 (pretty good odds) there's no reason, really, why he shouldn't be able to put up good numbers against those run Ds.

 
I'm sitting patiently on McGahee for these weeks:6 @ Ind7 @ Mia8 vs Oak9 @ Cle10 @ Hou13 @ CinAssuming he is healthy and carrying the load by week 6 (pretty good odds) there's no reason, really, why he shouldn't be able to put up good numbers against those run Ds.
I can give you a few reasons why he might not put up good numbers against those run Ds:* 8 in the box with a rookie QB and mediocre WRs* shaky OLine play* Ravens playing from behindI'm not necessarily predicting poor output, but there are plenty of reasons to be conservative in your expectations.
 
I've been driving the Ray Rice bandwagon and will continue to do so. This is more for dynasty long term but if Willis fades out of the picture I see Rice as the guy this year.

Cam will make someone a stud and I just don't see it being McClain.

The first pre season game Rice did not look so good and then came back the next week to light it up. If McGahee does not get most of the looks this week I can see Rice putting up some good numbers and McClain to come in as the hammer at times.

 
I should say I play in a .5 ppr league and McGahee also catches a lot of passes. Even playing from behind, he should get his fair share of dump-offs, etc. He's still their best player and against those Ds I would expect 15+ pts out of McGahee each week, which is good enough for me.

p.s., as a basis of comparison, J Jones (who nobody likes really) put up 20.5 this past week and Sea doesn't exactly have a plethora of WRs right now...

 
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All aboard the McClain Train !!!
The majority of McClain's yards came late in the game, in clock management mode, against the Bengals. I would think Rice would be a much better "Cameron type" back. That's just my opinion, but I'm staying on the Ray Rice bandwagon until further notice.
It still remains a valid question, why did McClain get those carries instead of Rice?
I think it was because Rice had fumbled.
 
I'm sitting patiently on McGahee for these weeks:6 @ Ind7 @ Mia8 vs Oak9 @ Cle10 @ Hou13 @ CinAssuming he is healthy and carrying the load by week 6 (pretty good odds) there's no reason, really, why he shouldn't be able to put up good numbers against those run Ds.
I can give you a few reasons why he might not put up good numbers against those run Ds:* 8 in the box with a rookie QB and mediocre WRs* shaky OLine play* Ravens playing from behindI'm not necessarily predicting poor output, but there are plenty of reasons to be conservative in your expectations.
With Cam Ronnie Brown put up unreal numbers in a worse situation last year.
 
I totallly read that coach comment as saying that his game time will be dependent on what he can accomplish in practice this week. Furthermore, I take that as to mean two things - 1. proving how healthy he is and 2. how much of the playbook he can pick up.After all he hasn't really practiced or played with the off-season much.RBBC is a definite risk/chance here. But lets give the Ravens at least 2 games before we right of McGahee for the season.
Ahhhhh...finally the voice of reason. The sky is not falling on Willis just yet. Give the man an opportunity to "catch up" after his surgery before you threaten to put him in his grave.McClain could be lead blocking for Willis and Rice for quite some time, perhaps a little old school Tom Rathman role at best.
 
BigRed said:
That went w/o saying. But lot of people have been hyping Rice all year. Sure are quiet lately. :potkettle:
they only played one game so far, I havent heard anyone jumping ship
Please, all you Rice and McClain owners keep saying that over and over until you remember that Willis is included in "they", and that he had surgery to clean up his knee a few weeks ago.Willis "Ain't dead yet"

 
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BigRed said:
That went w/o saying. But lot of people have been hyping Rice all year. Sure are quiet lately. :potkettle:
they've played one game. and haven't played in 2 weeks. maybe that's why it's quiet?
 
Scooby1974 said:
kaso said:
I totallly read that coach comment as saying that his game time will be dependent on what he can accomplish in practice this week. Furthermore, I take that as to mean two things - 1. proving how healthy he is and 2. how much of the playbook he can pick up.

After all he hasn't really practiced or played with the off-season much.

RBBC is a definite risk/chance here. But lets give the Ravens at least 2 games before we right of McGahee for the season.
Ahhhhh...finally the voice of reason what I want to hear.
fixed. :(
 
Skinsfan said:
McGahee will light up Houston this week and put all this talk to rest. (I hope)
keep hoping because McGahee or anyone from the Ravens will not be playing Houston. Tenn plays Houston this week bud.
 
buck naked said:
davearm said:
yellowdog said:
Mortimer Ichabod said:
All aboard the McClain Train !!!
The majority of McClain's yards came late in the game, in clock management mode, against the Bengals. I would think Rice would be a much better "Cameron type" back. That's just my opinion, but I'm staying on the Ray Rice bandwagon until further notice.
It still remains a valid question, why did McClain get those carries instead of Rice?
I think it was because Rice had fumbled.
Maybe but I think it has to do with the Ravens trying to save Rice's legs. I know college is not the NFL but he carried the ball 325 times in 2006 and 380 times last season to go along with 25 catches. Than after the season he had to train hard in preparation for the draft. Willis skipping most OTA's and missing training camp than forced Ray Rice to have to take most of the practice reps. Add all that up and his legs can't possibly be fresh for much longer.
 
Scooby1974 said:
kaso said:
I totallly read that coach comment as saying that his game time will be dependent on what he can accomplish in practice this week. Furthermore, I take that as to mean two things - 1. proving how healthy he is and 2. how much of the playbook he can pick up.

After all he hasn't really practiced or played with the off-season much.

RBBC is a definite risk/chance here. But lets give the Ravens at least 2 games before we right of McGahee for the season.
Ahhhhh...finally the voice of reason what I want to hear.
fixed. :thumbup:
As opposed to the "sky is falling" and the "rookies are taking over the world" talk concerning Willis? Sorry that swinging the pendulum of reason to the middle upsets you so much.RBBC is a definite risk/chance here. But lets give the Ravens at least 2 games before we right of McGahee for the season. :wall:

 
BigRed said:
That went w/o saying. But lot of people have been hyping Rice all year. Sure are quiet lately. :bag:
they only played one game so far, I havent heard anyone jumping ship
Please, all you Rice and McClain owners keep saying that over and over until you remember that Willis is included in "they", and that he had surgery to clean up his knee a few weeks ago.Willis "Ain't dead yet"
No kidding. He's like 26 years old. I am Holding on McGahee right now. I have faith that he ends up with more FP than Jamal Lewis.
 
Scooby1974 said:
kaso said:
I totallly read that coach comment as saying that his game time will be dependent on what he can accomplish in practice this week. Furthermore, I take that as to mean two things - 1. proving how healthy he is and 2. how much of the playbook he can pick up.

After all he hasn't really practiced or played with the off-season much.

RBBC is a definite risk/chance here. But lets give the Ravens at least 2 games before we right of McGahee for the season.
Ahhhhh...finally the voice of reason what I want to hear.
fixed. :thumbup:
As opposed to the "sky is falling" and the "rookies are taking over the world" talk concerning Willis? Sorry that swinging the pendulum of reason to the middle upsets you so much.RBBC is a definite risk/chance here. But lets give the Ravens at least 2 games before we right of McGahee for the season. :thumbup:
and I agree :lmao:
 
It definitely sounds like they will be bringing McGahee along slowly, which isn't that surprising.

Not much his owners can do except hope he reclaims the full time gig--it's unlikely you're getting much for him in a trade right now.

I agree he's a good buy low if you can get him cheap from a panicky owner.

 
I've read on this board many times that the Ravens beat writers really dislike Willis and THEIR comments on him are usually negative. THEIR comments don't matter. What the coach says is what matters. Remember, we only know what the media decides to tell us and HOW they decide to tell us. Willis had a career year last year, got very minor surgery on his knee and now is back. Yes, it's troubling that he skipped OTA's but he's not the first star to do that. Yes, star. I think people will be trying to get him in 2 weeks. But they will be too late.

 

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