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Mr. Scot

Is an offseason "big splash" a necessity?

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I'm afraid Suggs might regress without Ray Lewis in his ear every 5 mins.

Beason needs to start getting in peoples ear.

Although he would sound a lot tougher if he was a murderer too. :o

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Haynesworth and Suggs have their pros and cons. Asomugha has few negatives but would be near impossible to get.

It isn't so much about the pros and cons of specific guys though as it is whether we need to go hard after a big name or just follow the usual "slow and steady" route.

Does the loss of a big name necessitate the acquisition of another big name to replace him?

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The big splash MUST include Turgo leaving.

THEN, the guys you plug in after that will do well.

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I don't want any Baltimore Defender unless their names are Reed or Lewis.... Ask Atlanta how Hartwell worked out for them.... or how Baxter worked out.... etc...

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Our big splash will be signing Jordan Gross and whatever the hell we do with Peppers. (whatever happens with him there will be a splash, just may not be in our pond)

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No big splashes please. Our two biggest acquisitions last off-season were Landon Johnson and DJ Hackett. Then we went and got Brayton and some rookie out of Iowa and they went and contributed far more in their first four games each than our big signings did all year combined.

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No big splashes please. Our two biggest acquisitions last off-season were Landon Johnson and DJ Hackett. Then we went and got Brayton and some rookie out of Iowa and they went and contributed far more in their first four games each than our big signings did all year combined.

Valid point, but we didn't have any big losses last year either.

Does the loss of Peppers necessitate a big name replacement?

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Arguably, Terrell Suggs.

Good call. There's a strong chance he'll be tagged, but if he is free, I would love him as Peppers' replacement.

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Valid point, but we didn't have any big losses last year either.

Does the loss of Peppers necessitate a big name replacement?

Nope. Neither did the loss of Jenkins, and he had a better year than Peppers did his last year here.

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Nope. Neither did the loss of Jenkins, and he had a better year than Peppers did his last year here.

Valid. I don't count Jenkins as a "loss" per se since that one was voluntary, but it can't be denied his on-field presence was a loss.

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No, just because he lose a big splash player doesn't mean we need to sign one as well. Hell, who knows, Charles Johnson could become an elite DE next year. Creating big name players you draft is far better than signing them in the offseason.

With that said, some on here have speculated that Balitmore might be a suiter for Peppers. I wonder if a trade involving Suggs and Peppers would be possible.

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Suggs is indeed intriguing. My question is will he be able to retain his performance in a DE position? He played it well in college at Arizona State and he is a speed freak off the end but will his tenure in the 3-4 have affected his vision from the line. My guess would be that it hasn't but its just a guess. Also im almost positive that he was used on the line in Bmore but not absolutely sure.

In short I wouldn't be opposed to a straight up trade but i gotta go check his salary figures

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