5 rules for being a Baltimore Ravens fan

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We do not need everyone that gets cut from another team.

Feb 22, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome speaks at the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Speaking of “desperately wanting Ozzie to just sign everyone available”, this rule will save you so much stress if you just abide by it.

Understand this, players get cut for a reason.

It could be off-field/legal trouble, internal conflict with players or coaches, trouble grasping the playbook, being injury prone, unreasonable in contract negotiations, or maybe they’re just the proverbial diva in the locker room and it disrupts the team chemistry.

No matter the reason, it’s a reason worth validating. It’s rare that a player is released and there was absolutely no rhyme or reason to it.

So think about it. If the player is injury prone, why should they be a Raven?

If they have off-field issues, why do we want that in our locker room?

If they can’t grasp the playbook, what good are they to the Ravens, because the playbook will look similar but just use slightly different terminology.

There’s always a reason. Everyone who may look good in a Ravens uniform may not be good in a Ravens uniform.

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