Yes and no. If you can get something back for him it might be worth moving him. They seem to like Owusu better and he should theoretically provide replacement value. I kind of like Kerley, so I would probably rather keep him than have an extra 5th or 6th, but I'm not sure this staff feels the same. He'd cost a bit to move this year though. Normally I'd have thought they figured they knew what they had in Kerley and wanted to check other options, but the fact he seem bewildered by his role does not bode well. Especially since Devin Smith has been out.
You can just hover and it gives the exact time. I actually preferred it this way when I was overseas because eight a.m. for me was 2 a.m. for you people. I think Villain is in that boat now, but it is pretty irrelevant for regular posting.
They also got 3 turnovers and handed the O the ball inside the Ravens 40 four times. Once on the 11. Saying they played "poorly" that day makes as much sense as saying Favre was awful. It makes as much sense as saying Favre had an awful career. Oh, BTW, Ed Reed was out while they put up 74 yards passing, 27 of which came on the following - with 1:37 left a dump to Tomlinson for 9 yards from the NYJ 13. (Take what they give ya!) With 1:03 left, 9 yards on 3rd and 6 to Edwards on the NYJ 31 (Huzzah!) On 4th and 10 with 41 seconds left 9 yards to Dustin Keller. (Heady play!) Going into that last drive he had 47 ******* yards passing. TOP is all on the D!
An astonishing # of 3rd and longs is important, but points are not? The D was not bad that day, they were ******* insane, top of the league. They gave up 10 ******* points. They recovered two fumbles and got an INT. Gave the O the ball at the Baltimore 11 and with some good returns, three more times inside the Baltimore 40. The ******* guy put up 9 points. Once was on Greene's fumble, but still... If they just ran the clock and kicked FGs they would have done better. Yes it is the O's fault. The offense was an abomination that game. The longest "scoring drive" was 27 yards. That is a great number, but I'd like a few more yards. Sanchez ******* sucked that day.
Excuses? Aren't you the guy that felt getting shutout was acceptable because "windy weather" and feels that 74 yards passing is the fault of the D giving up "a ton of 3rd and longs" ? Time of possession is always the fault of the D and not the O that mustered 6 first downs in 12 drives. I mean it had to be on the D, they gave up 10 points!
I wasn't against it at the time. I thought the money was a bit high and it bothered me that Idzik was paying Kerley when he should have brought in another WR before the season. I actually wanted a guy like Hester or Ginn. I think both those guys signed in the 3/$9M range and would have provided return game, plus YAC mediocre WR that maybe Mornhinweg could use - replacements for Josh Cribbs. He ended up giving up a draft pick and paying what he would have for a full contract of those guys to get Harvin when the season was already toast. Lame move, but I guess he was trying to save his skin since the roster was obviously substandard. It was one of those instances where Idzik's philosophy was probably good. He left room for young guys and draft picks and used a shotgun approach by picking 3 WR and Amaro in a stacked WR draft. OTOH, his execution was beyond pitiful and counting on that fidget lunatic Saunders to return punts was disastrous. Tannenbaum used the sniper approach, trading up to grab what he wanted. Idzik used the shotgun spraying positions (OL in 2013, WR in 2014) neither one has done us much good.
I don't think they ever really wanted to count on him. They went into 2013 drafting WInters, Aboushi and Campbell and having signed Peterman along with Colon. At that point they were still trying to force feed Ducasse into the lineup - he had that one good game matching up against Wilfork and got a few starts before being benched for Winters. Colon seemed like the kind of local guy at the tail end of his career that you bring in just in case. Even worse this year when he was still hurt when camp started.
Eh. They gave him the contract after they got Harvin. There was no reason to lock him up at that point unless you thought he was going to be disgruntled about Harvin's impact. There were tons of Andre Roberts type guys Idzik could have gone after with similar money and had in addition to Kerley so that they did not have to go with guys like Salas and Nelson when Decker or Kerley were dinged. The only one I even remember him having in was James Jones - who is an older guy that got a similar contract.