The NFL owners meetings in Orlando have proven to be more busy than I expected, though I’m not sure why that’s a surprise as the NFL is really a year round league. Yesterday, the Ravens signed defensive lineman Cory Redding and we talked about the possible overtime rule changes.
Today, I was disappointed to hear two things from Baltimore’s Head Coach John Harbaugh.
Jamison Hensley at the Baltimore Sun talked to John Harbaugh about the Ravens’ voluntary offseason workouts and Jared Gaither‘s absence. “I talked to (Gaither’s agent) Drew Rosenhaus and he tells me he’s getting Jared in shape, Harbaugh said. “The last time I checked Drew Rosenhaus doesn’t coach the offensive line in the National Football League. Jared needs to be in our weight room with our players with our offensive line, becoming the player he can become.”
Good point John. Gaither was given a first round tender as a restricted free agent. His absence may be a protest of his contract with the Ravens, either way it isn’t looked upon too highly and rightfully so. You’ve got to think that Michael Oher will eventually move to the left side and Gaither should be doing everything possible to get in shape and stay healthy, as it was a challenge for him in 2009.
Return of “Frank The Tank?”
Bad news for Ravens fans, looks like the team is considering bringing back everyone’s favorite cornerback, Frank “The Tank” Walker. “Frank has got as much talent as any corner in the league,” Harbaugh said at the NFL owners meetings.
No he doesn’t John. he’s played a couple good games, but the guy is a loose cannon that gets burned by good receivers all day long.
Harbaugh does know that the fans aren’t siked about the idea of Frank The Tank returning. “It’s funny you ask the question and the whole fan base, everybody’s going to be like, ‘Don’t do it.’ But Frank’s a better player than what people think,” Harbaugh said.
What do you think?