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Old 04-11-2013, 12:21 AM   #121
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McClain is a thug. Hell he even wore a house arrest bracelet while in "HIGH SCHOOL". Not to mention all that crap he got into in Alabama when he was playing for the Raiders. That guy is a POS.
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:50 AM   #122
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McClain is a thug. Hell he even wore a house arrest bracelet while in "HIGH SCHOOL". Not to mention all that crap he got into in Alabama when he was playing for the Raiders. That guy is a POS.
sounds like he'll make a perfect Felon...
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:00 AM   #123
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Now that The Ravens signed him, all he needs is to be involved in a murder and he will officially replace Ray Lewis. It seems he is already well on his way with that "gangsta" attitude.
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:17 PM   #124
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Damn, every body is beginning to get better in FA except us. With Kruger and Lewis gone, and the losses at Safety, I thought the Ravens would not be able to bounce back. Now with McClain, Dummerville, and Suggs, their defense is looking strong again. Relying on the draft only isn't working out for us, we need to be able to sign FA's or we will be in for a longer recovery.
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:24 PM   #125
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you say that as if McClain was any good

he's a complete liability in coverage. two down thumper at best with multiple legal issues. meh.
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:48 PM   #126
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you say that as if McClain was any good

he's a complete liability in coverage. two down thumper at best with multiple legal issues. meh.
Yea, I don't get where so many people think he was/is a good player. College isn't the NFL. Was he out of position in Oakland? Yes. Did he try to progress as a MLB? No. He was lazy, took plays off, couldn't cover for shit, was slow, and the biggest problem..... he's no kind of leader at all. Not on or off the field. I'm certainly not upset to see him gone.
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Yea, I don't get where so many people think he was/is a good player. College isn't the NFL. Was he out of position in Oakland? Yes. Did he try to progress as a MLB? No. He was lazy, took plays off, couldn't cover for shit, was slow, and the biggest problem..... he's no kind of leader at all. Not on or off the field. I'm certainly not upset to see him gone.
He is 23 years old. If you have started a single game by 23 years old, you are ahead of the curve of 95% of the league. Starting 38 games, amassing 6.5 sacks, 1 Int, 1 FF, 175 tackles, 70 assists before your 24th birthday means you are ahead of 99% of the league.

And let's face it, Oakland is a dysfunctional franchise. I don't think it is difficult to argue that a player is going to have a harder time playing up to their potential in such an environment. No offense intended, just stating the obvious, imo.

Of course, the off the field problems indicate the kid is indeed immature and not very bright. He clearly needs to shape up big time if he wants to accomplish anything meaningful in the league. And I think Ozzie Newsome has already made that crystal clear to Rolando, from one Tide alum to another.

The contract offered was negligible. If he acts up and squanders the opportunity to "start fresh" at age 23-24 and get his career back on track, then he is flat released with almost no damage done to the Ravens. It is not preordained that he even makes the team, though I suspect he will.

I am optimistic about his contributions in 2013, but I don't think anyone is relying on the fact he will play well. If he does, it is a bonus, if not, no worries.
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Yea, I don't get where so many people think he was/is a good player. College isn't the NFL. Was he out of position in Oakland? Yes. Did he try to progress as a MLB? No. He was lazy, took plays off, couldn't cover for shit, was slow, and the biggest problem..... he's no kind of leader at all. Not on or off the field. I'm certainly not upset to see him gone.
Agreed. If he was next to Ray Lewis, who would have busted his ass and pushed him to be great, then I think Rolando would have been an awesome signing and would have faith that he would turn out a good performance this year. Since Ray isn't there to push him, it's a low risk/high reward situation, where I think we could see either result.

Either way, his signing doesn't intimidate me as a Steelers fan.
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:32 AM   #129
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This has got bust written all over it along with Dumervil. Both will be average and hopefully we will be able to exploit the noobness.
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Rolando McClain arrested in Alabama

Updated: April 22, 2013
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Baltimore Ravens linebacker Rolando McClain was arrested Sunday in Decatur, Ala., and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

McClain was released after posting $1,000 bond, AL.com reported.

The Ravens signed McClain to a one-year contract April 12.

McClain has had a string of legal troubles in his hometown. He was involved in a shooting in Alabama in November 2011, when he left his former team, the Raiders, briefly during the season to attend a family funeral.

In May 2012, McClain was convicted of four misdemeanors -- reckless endangerment, menacing, third-degree assault and firing a gun in the city limits -- but he appealed the verdict and the charges were dropped when the accuser told prosecutors he no longer wanted to pursue the case.

On Jan. 8, McClain was arrested on charges of violating rules on car window tint and trying to lie to police about his identity.

McClain had a rough final season in Oakland, serving a two-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team. He also was demoted from the starting lineup a month into the season because of his struggles in pass coverage and because Raiders coaches thought he tired too much playing every down.

In 41 career games with Oakland, the former first-round pick had 6.5 sacks, one interception, one forced fumble and no fumble recoveries, and he did little to help improve Oakland's struggling run defense.

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