aaronwilson What's your opinion on Baltimore signing Lenny Walls? Good move, or just a tall journeyman who's a liability in man coverage?
adamcaplan AA: Totally expected and they did it now instead of waiting until November to get it started even earlier.
adamcaplan I really don't see an uncapped year because of the chaos it would cause.
aaronwilson Do you think the CBA crisis will affect rookie negotiations, including Ravens first-round pick Joe Flacco? What's the latest in contract talks after launching preliminary discussions a week ago?
adamcaplan Nobody wants that.
adamcaplan As for Walls, tallest CB in the league who has been out of the NFL for a while. adamcaplan Was once highly thought of by Denver but that was a while back.
adamcaplan Could be a dome CB.
adamcaplan AA: Nothing new on Flacco really but the Ryan contract getting done much earlier than expected could push things faster.
aaronwilson What's the reputation around the NFL of John Matsko and Chuck Pagano, the Ravens' new offensive line coach and secondary coach, respectively?
adamcaplan AA: Pretty good for the most part especially Pagano
adamcaplan That's why Washington was acquired
aaronwilson Do you think Ed Reed will bounce back? Seemed to be off on his timing a lot last year?
adamcaplan Pagano did a great job with the Raider secondary when he was there.
adamcaplan Reed was dealing with some nagging injuries which hurt him plus the loss of the two starting CBs hurt him as well
aaronwilson He played for Pagano at UM, too.
aaronwilson What do you make of the 2012 Super Bowl going to Indianapolis? Good choice, or just an automatic incentive for cities to build new stadiums?
adamcaplan AA: Cold weather area but a new stadium so I can understand why they gave it to them
aaronwilson How many years will the rookie contracts be for players picked in the first round, second round and thereafter?
adamcaplan Up to six for the first half of the round 5 for the second half
wayupnorth So is Flacco looking as good as it sounds?
aaronwilson He's off to a very good start, displaying arm strength, intelligence and accuracy. Needs to get the ball out of his hand a little quicker and work on blitz recognition, but overall very impressive as a rookie.
aaronwilson I think Troy Smith has been much more impressive than Kyle Boller so far, but it's early. I know the coaching staff is taking him very seriously. Could be hard to move him out if the team is winning and he's playing well. Very fluid situation.
aaronwilson Kyle has made some good throws, too, but has thrown the most interceptions. Joe Flacco hasn't thrown any, and Troy, I believe, has a couple. Kyle is up to four or five or so.
aaronwilson The best-case scenario for the offensive line appears to be from left to right, Jared Gaither, Ben Grubbs, Jason Brown, Marshal Yanda and Oniel Cousins. But it could just as easily be Jared Gaither, Jason Brown, Chris Chester, Ben Grubbs and Marshal Yanda depending on Cousins' development. Gaither is going to face competition from Adam Terry once he recovers fully from ankle surgery.
aaronwilson Lenny Walls is bigger, but is a liability in man coverage. Could be good on special teams and there are so many small corners on this roster.
aaronwilson Walls was with St. Louis last year, then was cut in October.
Anything we should be worried about?
aaronwilson He has a legitimate chance to make the team, but must cover better than he has for the past couple years. It didn't work out because he didn't cover very well and he had injuries.
aaronwilson He takes long strides, has trouble adjusting to quick cuts It's a reflection of the team needing depth. Remember, David Pittman has struggled and has been in a boot recently with arch problems.
aaronwilson He was good at special teams, 21 special-teams tackles last year for his career-high, but not very good in coverage and he's short.
aaronwilson Yes, he has hung around for a while. Nice guy, solid player.
aaronwilson Nothing big other than most of the injuries weren't serious other than Scott Kuhn (broken thumb) and Yamon Figurs, who has a hand injury. I think it's broken, but that's unconfirmed.
aaronwilson Yes, I did. Lot of money. They had better be right.
aaronwilson Should have drafted Glenn Dorsey.
Aaronwilson Not a lock, but I think they will play him if he's ready and the offensive line is ready. Remember, they would like to see if they can contend with the older guys, too. It's easier to go from Smith or Boller to Flacco than to switch back if Flacco fails Delicate situation. I think he will clearly outplay the other two guys, though, and make this a tough decision.
aaronwilson Well, they're not going to allow the Boller debacle to affect how they approach Flacco. Two different guys, two different quarterbacks.
aaronwilson I don't think they should necessarily cut Kyle. He could be good insurance. He's already been paid his bonus anyway. He'll obviously be gone after this year, though.
aaronwilson Should definitely be intriguing with it being the first year of a new regime and having a quarterback competition. At least training camp won't be dull. It will be long, though. Starts July 21, breaks Aug. 16.
aaronwilson Yes, the Walls transaction really isn't a big deal. It's been years since he played very well. But he is a big guy at least. Very imposing at 6-foot-4. Nearly 200 pounds.
aaronwilson I think he's been trying hard, just struggling with his injuries and play.
aaronwilson Nothing new on Ogden. Still expected to retire. I know he has told friends, "I'm done." I don't think he has even been working out as far as preparing to play football.
aaronwilson I understand that, but J.O. isn't big on public relations. He just does his thing. He's kind of shy actually. Very low-key guy. Doesn't have a big ego. Likes to keep to himself.
aaronwilson I think he has a very good chance to be the starter, especially if Terry's ankle doesn't cooperate. Maturity issues, notwithstanding.
aaronwilson I haven't heard anything bad lately, which likely means he's been more responsible lately.
aaronwilson About eight or so.
aaronwilson No deal imminent, but the compromise helps keep things friendly.
aaronwilson I think Dan Cody could be a nice situational pass rusher if he's healthy, big emphasis on if he's healthy. Dan is working hard and trying his best, but obviously they can't count on him. Harbs called him a wild-card.
aaronwilson Not even close to a deal. Far apart on dollar figures.