DreamKid Posted March 3 Share Posted March 3 16 minutes ago, diamondbull424 said: Cuck is a strong word and position when there’s some truth in this from both sides. I disagree. This is the largest hit the Ravens have taken to their public image since the Ray Rice incident. During a media frenzy week(combine) no less. Rashod Bateman willfully making things worse, for no valid reason other than wanting to join to the attention seeking look at me aggrieved club on social media, is inexcusable. And a fan of the club being in any way happy about him doing this.... is utterly insane and just screams cuck to me. 23 minutes ago, diamondbull424 said: That was already an organizational black mark was it not? EDC is ultimately the only person that can keep Harbaugh in check and thus having him move off of Roman and make the tough move a year early would’ve been something that is HIS responsibility. He needs to take accountability for that. That isn't EDC's responsibility. He has no power over the coaching staff. Harbaugh is a 'CEO Coach' empowered and hired by Steve Biscotti to handle all staffing outside of the executive/FO branch. Anything that isn't contractual or scouting related is under Harbaugh's purview. There is no blame sharing on this issue with the executive branch. The only people to blame for Saunders and Roman are Harbaugh and Biscotti. That's it. They enabled all of this. 34 minutes ago, diamondbull424 said: Whats more, that tweet, taken out of context as it was… is certainly a bad look. I’m sure Bateman was informed that he was not one of those WRs that EDC was referring to and I’m sure EDC probably didn’t mean it quite as aggressively as it could’ve come across to a young player who has yet to prove his worth. We can't have players pouring gasoline on media fires because they get tilted off out of context tweets. That's essentially all social media is, out of context content meant to trigger. A grown man not being able to handle it is concerning. I'm a big believer in Bateman's talent on the field, but I won't forget this incident anytime soon. 46 minutes ago, diamondbull424 said: Ultimately, EDC needs to actively take this as a sign that he needs to do a better job within the relationships with the players. He might be better at some things than Ozzie, but you can get a sense that players don’t feel quite as respected under this GM regime as they did under Ozzie… and that’s a big deal. If EDC is better at his job, players wouldn’t feel the need to go to Twitter to voice their frustrations. It’s a new generation, sure, but part of EDCs job is to have strong enough relationships to players that if they did hear something out of turn, they would know they could go to him prior to expressing their frustrations via the media/online. Ozzie was notoriously brutal and cutthroat with players. Who can forget him telling Lee Evans "You should've caught that ball". He was also a former HOF player and a legendary figure as the first black GM. That's weight and presence no other GM is ever going to carry. Dude was a teddy bear in Ravens media, but many parts mafia don to the roster. Players staying off social media before speaking to a GM or their agent as an intermediary boils down to their maturity level more than anything else. Bateman had a lot to prove, and has even more to prove now- on and off the field. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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