Ozzie Eviscerated The Secondary Today

Sports and Bets — November 4, 2014 at 8:38 pm by

Give up six TDs to Mr. Sexually Aggressive up in Pittsburgh and you may find yourself looking for a new job.  That’s the message that Ozzie Newsome sent out today when he cut Chykie Brown and Dominique Franks, who had both struggling mightily this season in the Ravens’ secondary.  The Ravens have not looked all that great in the defensive backfield all season, but when Jimmy Smith went down with a foot injury at Cincinnati, things really got ugly.  The depth at the cornerback position that the Ravens enjoyed during their Super Bowl run two years ago has evaporated via free agency and injury, and in a passing league, having safety Matt Elam playing nickel corner, which he played Sunday night after Brown got benched, isn’t good for business.

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In corresponding moves, the Ravens promoted Tramain Jacobs off of the practice squad and then signed old friend and cornerback Danny Gorrer, who had just been waived by the Lions.

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It’s a tough break for Brown and Franks, but that’s the nature of the beast.  In the NFL one man’s bad news is another man’s opportunity. Time for Jacobs and Gorrer to step in and grab this opportunity by the throat.  (Though admittedly I’m not holding my breath.)

Things can’t get any worse back there, can they?!

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