Harbs is playing this just right. If he's truly dedicated as he says he is, and his actions match his talk, then he'll be here. If his talk is just that, or if he ends up getting arrested for something stupid, he won't. Simple as that. Like Harbs said, if he really has turned a corner, I'm kind of excited about it. At worst he'd be good depth at ILB, and at best he plays for them and plays well. We'll find out soon enough I think.
I believe Ravens give him a chance. He could be an asset at LB. The guy was a very good player when drafted. (6th pick in draft) Give him a chance, he will be hungry (if he is serious). Won't cost a lot of money. If given a chance I think he will do a good job and Ravens will end up signing him long term
This guy was good in college. He has never been good in the pros and I don't understand why people think he'll all of the sudden revert to his Bama playing abilities. Forget his off the field stuff and the fact that he is a mental midget, the guy is just not very good.
I have a feeling Harbaugh would be the type to smoke out the level of commitment from him early on in the OTA's. He will probably push him mercilessly (to the level of the CBA, of course). Talk is cheap and he has not shown self-discipline (combined with the off-field news surrounding the Ravens), so the patience with this will probably be thin.
I don't see why this guy gets so much attention for being a good PROSPECT years ago. Like Harbs said, if he's on the wagon, let him join the caravan. If not, #byeFelicia
Bynes is currently our 3rd ILB. I dont see how anybody cant see McClain as an upgrade even if he wasnt "good" in oakland. That was also when his head was up his ass, which is the biggest part of this equation. head in ass vs not anymore.
how many people here can say they were the same person at 20 as they were at 24?
Bynes is an UDFA who fought to make the roster and has seen limited playing time. Yes, I think he's better than McClain who was a high top pick in the first round and played so poorly he was eventually benched and took to Twitter to bitch about it.
IMO he will never make it even if they give him a shot. He's just not very good and he's a quitter
Not good, but great.
He was a leader of one of the best defenses in college football (if not the best) and won a national championship.
He was a student of the game and knew where all 11 should be every play.
He was physically gifted and worked hard.
He was very young and made big mistakes...after he was drafted.
He is still so very young but it APPEARS that he may very well be coming out the other side of a terrible time in his life where he could have fallen off completely.
It could be a serious win-win for everyone involved, including his kids, the Ravens, and most importantly himself.
He also gets consideration because of Ozzie's Alabama connections that just about no one else has.
Ozzie gets to talk to Saban and gets to hear about other back stories which we never get to know about.
And if he doesn't step up, than it is very sad.
But at this point, we all know, this is the end of the line for him.
I hope for his sake, he steps up to the plate and delivers.
Well have to agree to disagree.