After a few days full of rumors linking Baltimore to a lot of players on both offense and defense, it turns out that now pundits and analysts are turning into a more conservative line of thinking, advising the franchise to call it a deadline and pass on any potential deal.
In an article published on Thursday, Oct. 19, Brad Spielberger of PFF made it clear that he thinks Baltimore should "hold" onto their assets instead of "buy" or "sell" ahead of the trade deadline.
"The Ravens are already in the top three of cash spending for 2023, so pulling off another blockbuster like they did last year in acquiring linebacker Roquan Smith may be tough to accomplish. Giving up premium draft capital also makes it harder to add cheap young talent, further compounding the issue. Plus, adding veteran talent like Jadeveon Clowney just before the season and Kyle Van Noy a few weeks into the season is effectively making trade deadline moves by another means."- Brad Spielberger, Pro Football Focus
Just one day after saying that Baltimore should go and trade for Chase Young, our man Brad is telling the Ravens to do nothing. Hmm... alright?
Brad reasoned that the Ravens "are already in the top three of cash spending for 2023, so pulling off another blockbuster may be tough to accomplish." That's correct, but then why call for a Young trade just 24 hours after saying that? Hugh!?
The PFF analyst also contradicted himself adding "Giving up premium draft capital also makes it harder to add cheap young talent, further compounding the issue," again, after calling for trade just hours before.
Ultimately, Spielberger thinks that the additions of Jadeveon Clowney and Kyle Van Noy to the Ravens' pass-rushing unit can be considered "trade deadline moves," even though they were accomplished by "another means."
One doesn't know what to think anymore, folks, and it looks like "experts" don't have a clue either.