The Ravens Haven’t Given Up On Sergio Kindle Yet

Last week I wrote that the Ravens should part ways with failed draft pick Sergio Kindle. You know Kindle’s story; he was the Ravens first pick in the 2009 NFL draft, but didn’t play a game until 2011 after he fractured his skull from a fall down two flights of stairs.

Just a few weeks ago, John Harbaugh told the media that Kindle struggled to learn the Ravens defense, which kept him off the field for the majority of 2011.

Admittedly, I don’t think the Ravens will ever get any production from Kindle, but their general manager doesn’t agree. “We’re looking forward to Serg being part of the offseason program,” Newsome said Friday at the NFL Scouting Combine according to Ryan Mink at BaltimoreRavens.com. “It starts from Day One, being part of the offseason program, go through the OTAs and the minicamp.”

“I think we have a very good handle on what his strengths and weaknesses are and it’s going to be interesting to see how we can integrate him into the defense,” Newsome added.

Kindle offseason will certainly be an interesting storyline. If he stands any chance on this team he’ll need to stay out of trouble and hit the books as much as the weights. But I still have my doubts.

Zach Wilt is the Founding Editor of BaltimoreSportsReport.com and host of the BSR Podcast. He's a loyal Orioles, Ravens and Capitals fan who is obsessed with baseball, loves traveling, In-N-Out Burger and Walt Disney World.

12 Comments

  1. Weston

    February 27, 2012 at 9:41 am

    I understand it- they need a pass-rusher but it isn’t a dire need. If they have a guy in-house that they don’t have to pay much and has some potential then it’s worth it to keep him around and spend that draft pick on something else. He is no guarantee but with so many positions the Ravens need to patch up he is more than worth the risk.

  2. spy

    February 27, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Just one more of Ozzie’s high draft bust’s…………….

    • Weston

      February 27, 2012 at 11:45 am

      That has yet to be seen. I never think it’s fair to call someone a bust because they got hurt. I mean, no one can predict stuff like that and it isn’t appropriate to put that on the GM. Ozzie has not made all the right moves by any stretch, but if a guy shatters his skull and then doesn’t make an impact in essentially his first season it is a bit early to call bust.

      • MGW

        February 27, 2012 at 11:51 am

        Weston,

        How’d the guy get hurt? HOW do you fall down two flights of stairs?

        You are aware this dude ran his car into an apartment complex and left the scene…I’m sure there was no “substance” related issue there ;) And then there was the other “incident” in college. Google him, you’ll see.

        How about his little DUI while he was recovering from his cracked skull?

        Oh, he’s a bust.

        • 9inchnail

          February 27, 2012 at 8:07 pm

          I know how you fall down the steps….with the aid of some mary jane. That and the DUI doesn’t tlook good but others have done worse. One can rebound nice from a cracked nugget, just see Rick B.

      • spy

        February 27, 2012 at 1:30 pm

        Hey Weston , Kindle also explained to the doctor how he burnt his ear , he was ironing and the phone rang and he thought the iron was the phone , but the Doctor asked him how he burnt the other ear , Kindle said “he called back”,,,,,,,,,,,

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  4. Weston Bruner

    February 27, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    He has been in the league two years, too early to call “bust”. Leaning that way maybe, but too early. I don’t care who the player is or what he has or hasn’t done, two years is not enough time, especially when there is only half of one healthy season to reference to.

    • MGW

      February 27, 2012 at 7:48 pm

      Going to have to agree to disagree.

      The guy slipped to the second round due to character issues. Since being drafted, he’s done nothing to quell those demons. The guy should focus on getting his life together. Give this man a multi year deal right now and he’d be hanging out wit Pacman making it rain.

  5. 9inchnail

    February 27, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    I am going to maske it rain in Sarasota, think Kindle and Pacman want to hang out?

  6. 9inchnail

    February 27, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    I am going to make it rain in Sarasota, think Kindle and Pacman want to hang out?

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