stomperrob wrote:Yeh just some reporters opinion, predicting a player will get cut during the regular season??? The exact quote was:
Harbaugh said he didn't know when injured running back Willis McGahee would return, and that McGahee might possibly miss the entire preseason. Somehow that doesn't surprise me, and I wouldn't be surprised if the Ravens cut him before the season is over.
McGahee has angered a lot of Ravens officials over at the Castle with his poor work ethic. He doesn't know his plays so I don't see him playing much in the first regular-season game.
This sounds to me like two different quotes. The first half referencing what Harbaugh said, and then starting with "somehow" starts the speculation from the writer.
Note the change in subject to "me" and "I" at this point, whereas in the sentence before it was "he".
McGahee’s timetable By Aaron Wilson, Times Staff Writer Wednesday, August 20, 2008 Back eyes return for first game of season, but still has plenty of work left
The other obstacle McGahee faces is learning the playbook after skipping the majority of the offseason program with the exception of one mandatory minicamp and another voluntary minicamp.
There have been questions raised about McGahee’s work ethic and commitment.
Running backs coach Wilbert Montgomery has said McGahee has a lot of work to do to fully understand the offense and needs to get in better shape.
While offensive coordinator Cam Cameron installs a new offense that features the tailback as its centerpiece, McGahee is missing valuable repetitions.
“It’s hard, but the game is mostly mental,” McGahee said. “I need to get that down pat. There are certain things you need to be on the field to see.
“Right now, they’re throwing the whole playbook at us and they want you to remember it all. What they did the first day, they might not bring it back up again until today and I’m like, ‘Man, I don’t remember all this.’”
Nonetheless, McGahee is in no apparent danger of losing his job to rookie second-round pick Ray Rice, who rushed for 77 yards and a touchdown in a 23-15 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
Now RotoWorld is reporting that it could happen during the season:
Beat reporter Mike Preston writes that it wouldn't surprise him if the Ravens cut Willis McGahee before the season is through.
It would be stunning, but Preston has the inside track in Baltimore. He says McGahee has "angered" Ravens officials with his consistently poor work ethic and "doesn't know his plays" in the new offense. We doubt McGahee will be cut before next offseason, but a diminished role is quite possible.
I would seriously think about staying away from all Ravens this fantasy season. McGahee is the ONLY fantasy player I would even consider, and that's if he is still available come third round. I would also stay away from Heap...
I don't see the Ravens Offense doing anything this season.
The only reason they would cut him during the season is if he PLAYS like he's lazy and doesn't know the plays. He was the lone bright spot in an abysmal season last year. If he plays like he did last year, he'll be around at the end of the season.
Why is it this Preston guy is the only one barking this? Maybe I'm just choosing to be blind because I own McGahee and am stuck with him anyway, but this whole thing sounds like utter nonsense. Even if they did want to get rid of him, I would have to think they'd trade him.