On one side; I agree with Drew. I think it is very likely that Ray Lewis said something to DeMarcus Ware along the lines of “I don’t know what’s gonna happen with all of this; but I might want to be a Cowboy.” DeMarcus Ware might have decided to run with that.
Or maybe Ray Lewis actually told him that he REALLY wanted to be a Cowboy, no matter what.
There are a couple of things to be pointed out…..
1-It is Ray’s fault and ONLY Ray’s fault that he is even in this position. Ray should have come out from Day 1 and said “I want to be in Baltimore; and I hope they want me here.” Had he said that; Ravens fans wouldn’t be NEARLY as up in arms or willing to say “good riddance” to the star linebacker; and might be more apt to defend Ray when hearing stories like DeMarcus Ware’s.
2-I would not be the LEAST bit surprised if the story was true, however. As I said when talking to Ross Tucker of Sports Illustrated last week; I think Ray is MUCH more concerned about being a football icon than he is about being a Baltimore Raven. Ray might very well want to wear the same jersey as he’s seen Michael Irvin, Deion Sanders, Terrell Owens, etc. wear. I don’t doubt that for a second.
Let’s see what everyone else has to say…..
Best of Sunday’s WNST Blogs:
Drew Forrester not buying everything he hears about 52
Vince Fiduccia says Gary could be doing ‘best’ coaching job
Cliff Saunders says Terps brought Heels ‘to their knees’
Glenn Clark says Maryland fans were ‘awesome’ Saturday
Drew Forrester says O’s apologists out in force
Casey Willett says Ravens scouts go see talent ‘up close and personal’
Bryan Powell says Salisbury had no troubles with Lynchburg
Ed Frankovic says Ovechkin, Caps ‘crush’ Crosby, Penguins
The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Vontae Davis showed ‘personality’ at Combine
The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Cowboys LB Ware says playing for Cowboys 52’s ‘dream’
The Sun’s Jamison Hensley thinks Ray has ’70 percent’ chance of returning
The Sun’s Ken Murray says Ravens could be looking at undersized CB
The Sun’s Ken Murray says Ravens set to interview UConn CB prospect/McGahee cousin Darius Butler today
The Sun’s Ken Murray says Ware thinks 52 ‘infatuated’ with playing for Cowboys
Examiner Phil Macek thinks Ravens should ‘cut ties’ with 52 if Ray won’t help team in negotiations
Aaron Wilson says Brown’s return ‘long shot’
ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ravens ‘have never been afraid to take undersized players’
SI’s Peter King thinks Ray will ‘seriously consider’ leaving Ravens
The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Brazell, Chiasson can help Uehara thanks to Japanese experience
The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Wieters will ‘likely’ play Tuesday in exhibition opener vs. Team Italy
The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Mora not worried about contract status
The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Brandon Snyder having ‘awesome’ experience in Spring Training
The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says former Oriole Jason Johnson battling retinal cancer
The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Chris Ray ‘relieved’ to throw again
The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Chris Ray hopes Trembley can go to he or Sherrill at end of games
The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Roberts, Hendrickson kissed and made up
Examiner Steve DeClue thinks O’s ‘should trade’ Scott
TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:
Washington Post’s Camille Powell says 16,000+ see Terps take care of Blue Devils
The Sun’s Rick Maese says Terps might have ‘depth’ issue at guard
The Diamondback’s Aaron Kraut says Toliver scored 34, Coleman 24 in win for Terps
The Diamondback’s Greg Schimmel says Terps put Devils away with 10-0 run to start 2nd half
Washington Times’ Mike Fratto says Coleman also grabbed 10 boards in win
The Sun’s Jeff Barker says 8-8 ACC record better with win over Carolina than without
Examiner Tony Wisniewski says Terps beat Tar Heels with ‘heart’
The Diamondback’s Adi Joseph says Vasquez needs to remain at point guard
Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Vasquez wants ball in his hands in big games
Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Gary kept message ‘positive’ at halftime of Carolina win
Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Terps didn’t double Heels’ big men; but gave looks like they were
Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Tucker outstanding for Terps in win over UNC
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says win over North Carolina can ‘linger’ for Terps
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps definitely best team in Maryland/DC/Virginia/Delaware area
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens highlights fan signs Saturday at Comcast Center
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Gary has 5 career wins over Top 5 Roy Williams teams
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens remembers all-time great individual performances in Maryland history
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens gives Terps 75-85 percent chance of making Tournament if they reach 20 wins
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps were best with Tucker on floor Saturday
ESPN.com’s Mark Schlabach says Terps back in ‘at-large contention’
ESPN.com’s Andy Katz says Vasquez had ‘one of the best single-game performances of the season’
Yahoo! Sports’ Jason King has Terps 6th in ACC power rankings
The Sun’s Ken Murray says DHB puts up best time in 40 at Combine
The Sun’s Ken Murray says DHB also ‘performed well’ in position drills
Washington Post’s Mark Maske says DHB ran 40 in 4.3 seconds
Yahoo! Sports’ Charles Robinson says DHB ‘solidified’ himself as first round pick
The Sun’s Edward Lee says Cottle not pleased with Terps’ inability to clear
The Diamondback’s Michael Katz says Cottle thought Terps ‘stopped trusting each other’ in loss to Georgetown
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens has Terps 6th in new poll
MT. ST. MARY’S BASKETBALL:
Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says former Eers Sullivan, McGuthrie shared ‘bond’ despite playing under very different circumstances
Go Mids says Navy made ‘right’ decision with Kettani (must subscribe)
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL:
The Sun’s Glenn Graham says St. Frances has little trouble beating Calvert Hall for ‘A’ title
SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:
-Congratulations to SunTrust Athlete of the Morning Nick Groce. Groce-a future UMBC Retriever-scored 26 points to lift St. Mary’s to a 62-60 victory over Pallotti in the MIAA “B” conference final.
-In talking to a few people, I really believe that any combination that gets Maryland to 8-8 in the ACC at this point will probably be enough to get them in. With two wins over top 5 teams (so far); and with the lack of depth in conferences across the country; the Terps would be in very good position to get a bid.
-Morgan State 75, Hampton 65. I just don’t see a stumble between now and the NCAA Tournament for Todd Bozeman’s Bears.
-Coppin State 67, Howard 61. I just don’t see a stumble between now and the MEAC Championship for Fang Mitchell’s Eagles.
Talk to you tomorrow.