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Little risk for Ravens

Posted on: February 17, 2010 1:27 pm

The Baltimore Ravens need speed.

Donte' Stallworth has speed.

That makes the 1-year contract for $900,000 he signed with the team Wednesday a good signing for the Ravens. Stallworth didn't play last year after being suspended violating the league's personal-conduct policy for a DUI vehicular manslaughter charge.

That means he's rusty. And how much has he slowed down? He was once a 4.4 guy in the 40-yard dash. It's hard to imagine he's that fast anymore, but he's probably close.

The problem with Stallworth in the past has been inconsistency. There were always questions as to whether he truly loved the game. He also had a lot of drops.

But he was always fast.

If he's close to having the same speed, he will help a Baltimore offense that needs to liven up the passing game. Stallworth truly sounds like a changed man after the horrible crash that led to his suspension and the death of a man.

This signing could be a nice move for the Ravens. Joe Flacco needs help in the passing game and there is little risk without a signing bonus for Stallworth.



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Since: Jan 3, 2010
Posted on: February 24, 2010 1:01 pm
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Since: Apr 1, 2009
Posted on: February 19, 2010 8:53 am

Little risk for Ravens

This Ravens fan defended him before he ever signed with us. What he did was terrible, but it was not intentionally murdering someone, he drove drunk which I bet 50% of Americans do. The police at the scene of the accident said if he had had no alcohol in his system the case would have resulted in ZERO charges against Stallworth because it would have been pedestrian mistake or whatever it's called, dude's walkin around the street around a bad turn in the middle of the night. A sober driver could have hit him. One drop of alcohol and it turns it from pedestrian error to manslaughter.

Since: Sep 26, 2007
Posted on: February 18, 2010 1:16 pm

Little risk for Ravens

Apparently Steelers fans don't belive America is the land of second chances. But I wonder if it were the San Francisco 49ers who signed Stallworth if they would be so critical. I doubt it.

Since: Jan 16, 2009
Posted on: February 18, 2010 11:40 am

Little risk for Ravens

, apparently you and you're cohorts are under the impression Pittsburgh is running some form of convent?  You sound like ever homer Steeler fan I know.

Since: Mar 18, 2007
Posted on: February 18, 2010 10:34 am

Little risk for Ravens

Prisco is correct.  A veteran who has produced in the past.  Reports say that he ran 4.3 three times.  As a number two or three, his speed will pull defenders out of the box and make the Raven attack harder to defend.  He will require over the top help which pulls a defender away from other receivers and away from the line of scrimmage.  If he catches 30-45 passes at 15 yards per reception, with 5-8 TD's, he is a bargain.  Not a superstar but a solid addition to a team looking for a deep threat.  He comes cheaper than a high draft pick who probably will not be immediately productive.  Watch some big gains from Stallworth off of play action plays where he just burns down the field.

Since: Sep 15, 2009
Posted on: February 18, 2010 10:05 am

Little risk for Ravens

Leave it to a steeler fan to complare Ravens players to Hitler.  Don't worry buddy, maybe you guys can get to the playoffs next year.

Since: Feb 2, 2010
Posted on: February 18, 2010 10:02 am

Little risk for Ravens

Hahaha "new murderer," I love it.  Ray Lewis is just as much a murderer as Roethlisberger is a rapist and Harrison is a woman beater.  I can't get over how steelers fans harp on this stuff, and are cool with guys like Harrison, who lets a pit bull attack his child and shows his IQ to be around 70 when talking about visiting the white house.  Also, your kicker is a drunk and your best wideout is a pothead.

Like I said back when this whole thing was going on, all evidence in this case suggests that the guy crossing the street was completely in the wrong.  Stallworth was legally impaired, but there is no evidence to suggest that this in any way contributed to the accident or that it would have happened any differently had he been completely sober.  There are clearly cases where a pedestrian could die to a motor vehicle through no fault of the driver.  If there were evidence to suggest otherwise, he would not have received the sentence he did.  He also handled the incident properly, by immediately reporting it and not lying or trying to flee the scene, something that many people (famous or not) would consider doing.  A month in jail for this accident seems appropriate.

Since: Feb 16, 2007
Posted on: February 18, 2010 9:06 am

Little risk for Ravens

It's funny how the raven fans are so quick to defend their new murderer.  The guy paid his dues?  Riiight...   30 days and he KILLED someone in his car.  Anyone of us could end up doing that?  OK.. yeah.    How about we reincarnate hitler and throw a purple uniform on him.. I'm sure the raven fans will be the same.  The guy did that 60 years ago and any one of us could do the same thing.  He'll have a chance to redeem himself by catching touchdowns.. maybe if he catches a touchdown in a raven's uniform it will put to rest all of that murdering another human being thing.    Everyone dies and maybe they would of died anyway by another one of us running him over in our car high as a kite.     Such a desperate classless organization.

Since: Jul 18, 2007
Posted on: February 18, 2010 8:54 am

Little risk for Ravens

....Unless he drives around wasted at training camp and kills someone? In that way I see it as a huge risk for the Ravens.

Since: Jul 13, 2009
Posted on: February 18, 2010 1:24 am

Quality addition?

Forget the ethics part of the argument for a minute.

The guy's now on his fifth team in nine seasons in the league.  That alone should be enough to make the Ravens stay away.  He's already bombed in 4 different places, and now he's older, rustier, and been out of football for basically two years (he was injured most of 2008).

So how is this an upgrade?  Yeah, the guy's fast, but you need more than just speed, and Donte's not shown any real talent anywhere else.

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