PTY Podcast 6/16/13 (The Cal & JoePa ShowPa)

Sal is “on assignment” this week so it’s the inaugural edition of the “Cal & JoePa ShowPa”…Cal and Joe talk Ravens without Leach, attempt to talk NBA, give updates on the MLB All-Star Voting, drop an amazing stat about Manny Machado, and have a guest that predicts the future.

0:00-14:00 The Rundown: Cal & JoePa talk about living in a post-Vonta’ Leach world and the Ravens chances at repeating

14:00-15:00 Sal’s NBA Shootaround: Cal & JoePa do their best to talk a little hoops in Sal’s absence

15:00-29:00:  The guys breakdown the O’s latest homestand, talk about the surprising Boston Red Sox, the disappointing Angels and the always resilient Orioles.

29:00-42:00:The guys discuss Jake Arrieta’s latest chance at starting a game and what should happen to Nolan Reimold when his time on the DL ends.

41:00-47:00: Cal gives an update on the AL All-Star voting and JoePa speculates how many O’s could really make it to New York

47:00-50:00 JoePa’s Stat of The Day: The long awaited rematch between Sal & Joe features questions for O’s MVP besides Davis, The team that will finish worst in the majors, and what song would be your walk-up song?

50:00-56:29 NostraJoePa and Signoff: The guys have soothsayer/gambler’s anonymous nemesis NostraJoePa on to predict whether Manny will break an 80-year-old record and who will be the starting pitcher for the AL All-Stars

Thanks as always for listening. Like something? Hate something? Leave us a comment or tweet us at @PTYApparel, @S4LR1NAUD0 or @JoePappa.
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‘Fax’ual Healing for Ravens Nation

455px-Elvis_Dumervil_2011Just over a month after winning their second Superbowl, the Ravens have had eight key departures from the team. Each move more devastating than the previous. However, a simple fax machine mishap may be able to heal the bleeding hearts of Baltimore fans when the Ravens reached a five-year deal in principle with former Denver Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil.

According the ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the deal for the 29-year-old Dumervil is reportedly worth up to $35 million with $8.5 million in the first year. Dumervil will receive $12.5 million guaranteed. The deal will reportedly have only a $2.5 million cap hit this year.

Dumervil has been highly regarded as one of the best defensive ends in the business since he entered the league in 2006, but the Broncos were forced to terminate their deal with Dumervil after a faxing error between the Broncos and Dumervil’s agent was 6 minutes late of the NFL’s deadline for official paperwork. Dumervil had agreed to take a paycut from the Broncos for the 2013 season. The easy solution for Dumervil was to fire his agent Marty Magid and hire Tom Condon.

The unfortunate mistake landed Dumervil in the open market. The two teams in the running for Dumervil were the Broncos and the Ravens. Dumervil may have been a little bitter that the Broncos wanted to give him a slight pay cut, and didn’t seem to want to outbid the Ravens to bring him back.

Elvis Dumervil is expected to play outside linebacker for the Ravens as the Ravens hold a 3-4 defense as opposed to the 4-3 defense run by the Denver Broncos. The move fills the void of Paul Kruger, and then some.

Dumervil is a 3-time Pro Bowler and has recorded 63.5 sacks (including NFL-best 17 sacks in 2009) along with 16 forced fumbles. Last season he chalked up 11 sacks, 6 forced fumbles and 54 tackles for the 13-3 Denver Broncos.

He will rejoin his former linebackers coach, Don Martindale, from 2009 when Dumervil had the best statistical season of his career. Martindale now serves as Ravens linebackers coach.

Let’s not forget that Dumervil is not the only signing the Ravens have inked since winning the Superbowl. The retooled defense added former Giants defensive lineman, Chris Canty, along with former Cowboys defensive lineman, Marcus Spears. This gives the Ravens many more schemes to work with on defense. We’ll see rising stars such as Art Jones and Pernell McPhee on the front line with some guys named Suggs and Ngata. The addition of Dumervil to this talented group doesn’t bode well for opposing quarterbacks.

Look at it this way…last time the Ravens won the Superbowl, they went and signed Elvis Grbac. This time, Elvis Dumervil. May put things into perspective. It is ironic how a slight mishap can heal the hearts of those in Baltimore that thought all hope was gone. Calm down and sleep easy…for now, Ravens Nation.