• The Ravens should do whatever they have to do to obtain safety Jamal Adams from the New York Jets, especially knowing their is a finite window in time until Lamar Jackson, Ronnie Stanley, Marlon Humphrey and others get P-A-I-D.
Nay. And let me start off with this: I love Jamal Adams. I believe he’s one of the most exciting defensive players in the league, and Ravens’ Defensive Coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale could utilize his skills maybe better than any other coordinator on the planet. He would make the Ravens defense and, thus, their entire team better.
But quite frankly, I don’t want to trade away two first-round picks in a salary-cap age where you need to get bang for your buck with rookie contracts. I really don’t want to trade a first and a second, either. I love Adams. He’d help the team. But I don’t want to trade away those types of assets, even more than I don’t want to have to fit in another mammoth contract sooner than later.
• The Ravens need to stop playing around and sign Antonio Brown to shore up their inexperienced receiving corps.
Nay. I’m an AB truther, who thought he was better than Julio Jones and was the best receiver in the entire league. I don’t doubt that he can still bring that to a team. This is not a high-volume passing attack, and I believe the Ravens would like to see continued growth from Marquise Brown, Miles Boykin and Mark Andrews, along with getting eyes on their intriguing rookies Devin Duvernay and James Proche.
I just don’t think they would maximize Brown’s value, and a grumpy AB is not a fun guy in the sandbox. He’s the guy that doesn’t share the shovel. Metaphors, people. Metaphors.