Truth & Rumors > NFL

Rice becomes holdout risk

Views
11857
Comments
52

08:00 AM ET 02.28 | John Harbaugh took the occasion of a Monday radio appearance to address one of his team's most pressing concerns. Probably the most interesting thing Harbaugh had to say came when he was asked whether star running back Ray Rice, a potential free agent, would hold out if the team couldn't agree to a deal with him and instead used the franchise tag. At first he said, he "couldn't speak to" whether Rice would opt for that route. Then, he spoke rather candidly to his opinions on holding out. "I would be surprised, just knowing Ray and I know how much he loves football," Harbaugh said. "I think he understands there's not leverage to be gained by doing that. Guys who've done that haven't come out and played well."

The Baltimore Sun

Ray Rice, Getty Images Ray Rice, Getty Images
Comment #1 has been removed
February 28, 2012  08:03 AM ET

A biased statement from a coach.

February 28, 2012  08:03 AM ET

John Harbaugh took the occasion of a Monday radio appearance to address yet another bonehead "what-if" question from a reporter trying to manufacture a story.

February 28, 2012  08:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

John Harbaugh took the occasion of a Monday radio appearance to address yet another bonehead "what-if" question from a reporter trying to manufacture a story.

... which immediately equates into FN fodder.

February 28, 2012  08:10 AM ET

Yeah Ray don't listen to Harbaugh, hold out! For a year or 2 at least

February 28, 2012  08:19 AM ET

Franchise tag.

Comment #7 has been removed
Comment #8 has been removed
February 28, 2012  08:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Lay Lice?

Flied Lice.

February 28, 2012  08:41 AM ET

"....he spoke rather candidly to his opinions on holding out" DON'T..... spoken like a true coach... lol !!

February 28, 2012  08:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Yeah Ray don't listen to Harbaugh, hold out! For a year or 2 at least

I second the motion,The Ravings did so well this year, the whole team should hold out for more money.

February 28, 2012  08:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I second the motion,The Ravings did so well this year, the whole team should hold out for more money.

Damn right!

February 28, 2012  08:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I second the motion,The Ravings did so well this year, the whole team should hold out for more money.

Except Lee Evans. He should settle for a new pair of gloves.

February 28, 2012  08:55 AM ET

If they tag him then a hold out is not an option. If he does not report 30 days before the first regular season game then he loses the whole year regardless. He is fined $30,000 a day, every day he is out of camp.
Let me know the next time anyone holds out.

February 28, 2012  08:58 AM ET

Trade Rice for the No2 pick in the draft......

February 28, 2012  09:00 AM ET

Time is not something that favors a running back.

February 28, 2012  09:07 AM ET

He's 25 gets about 2000 Total Yards per yr, can run & catch, and block has Value!!!

February 28, 2012  09:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

He's 25 gets about 2000 Total Yards per yr, can run & catch, and block has Value!!!

He does. And franchising him would pay him "elite" RB money, which is arguably what he should be making.

Not sure where the Ravens are with cap space, but when your quarterback is Joe Flacco and you expect to be a playoff team, and when your defense is getting gray, the best thing you've got going might be that running game.

Pay the man.

February 28, 2012  09:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Flied Lice.

Fried rice? Pick it up!

 
Comment #20 has been removed

Comment

Remember to keep your posts clean. Profanity will get filtered, and offensive comments will be removed.


Truth & Rumors

MOST POPULAR

  1. 1
    Irving: Fans don't deserve the Cavs
    Views
    13220
    Comments
    682
  2. 2
    Red Sox dodged two injury scares
    Views
    3113
    Comments
    503
  3. 3
    Trump taking a legit run at the Bills
    Views
    2427
    Comments
    108
  4. 4
    Why the Raiders have lost 111 of 160 games
    Views
    9491
    Comments
    66
  5. 5
    Bruins can't count on shut-down D
    Views
    2318
    Comments
    62

SI.com

SI Photos