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Dez Bryant isn’t wrong for passing on Ravens offer

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Dez Bryant might not find work until training camp, and he ought to be fine with that. Bryant. 29, was released only days before the NFL Draft in April, and has yet to sign on with another club. Reportedly, the Baltimore Ravens were offering a multi-year deal, but the former Pro Bowler declined, and now has limited options.

On the surface, Bryant made a bad decision. However, a slightly deeper analysis shows it could be a wise move. The former Cowboys star hasn’t enjoyed a 1,000-yard season since 2014, but he remains a viable threat on the outside for a contender. Eventually, whether it be lesser demands or an injury in camp, a team with championship hopes and a solid quarterback will come calling.

As currently constituted, the Ravens have neither of the aforementioned traits. Joe Flacco has been something awful for the better part of the last five seasons. Additionally, the Ravens don’t have any other legitimate receivers to take the heat off Bryant, making him the No. 1 receiver by default. In other words, Bryant is getting the attention of the opponent’s top corner.

Last year, this happened to Jeremy Maclin in Baltimore. The result was disastrous for the then-29-year-old, going for 40 catches and 440 yards in 12 games with three touchdowns. Maclin remains a free agent.



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Oh boy another fan site that is giving a slanted opinion... I am glad he turned them down, the blog should have focused on the poor personnel decisions Ozzie has made over the past five + years and compared them with the ones he made since he took over way back when..


It should also be a two part blog looking at the decisions made since "Eric became the next man up" to see if he made any of them this off season or if he just sat on his hands...

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Didn't want him here either.


BTW, Steve Smith and Mike Wallace didn't seem to have any issues catching a lot of passes from Flacco. Maclin was either hurt most of the time or didn't show the effort needed.


I do think Flacco needs to go next year unless he has a successful turnaround this year. Should be interesting.

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