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    Re: Is Rolando McClain Coming Back or Not?



    Quote Originally Posted by Raveninwoodlawn View Post
    Well, for the second time in a year in regards to this loser..."I told you so".

    Stop getting your hopes up for this clown.

    I wish him the best in life in general, but he cannot and absolutely should never be someone who is relied on on a football field.
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    Re: Is Rolando McClain Coming Back or Not?

    Wow, he failed a conditioning test in April. I guess his future is doomed.

    Not that I expected much from him in the first place, but this is meaningless.




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    Quote Originally Posted by redmike34 View Post
    FWIW, Wilson tweeted something to the effect that McClain was expected to struggle with it...
    I expected him to struggle somewhat because he's been out of football for a minute, but a non padded conditioning test seems like something he could've been better prepared for.

    Seems like he'll be here through OTA's and such so he'll have more time to get into better shape but this is definitely not a step in the right direction.

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    Re: Is Rolando McClain Coming Back or Not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravens Fan View Post
    Wow, he failed a conditioning test in April. I guess his future is doomed.

    Not that I expected much from him in the first place, but this is meaningless.
    I wouldn't say it is meaningless because he has a lot to prove and one would hope that with all the "I'm ready to make a come back and I've been training" commentary, he would have been able to come in on day-1 and blow everyone out of the water. Not so, apparently.

    The silver lining is that now he knows where he is at from a conditioning stance (Harbaugh is notorious for having an extremely difficult conditioning test... Remember Jacoby failing last year?) and he can only go up from here. If he doesn't work his ass off this off - season, he probably won't even make it to training camp.

    Lot of time before training camp. A lot could happen.


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    Re: Is Rolando McClain Coming Back or Not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravens Fan View Post
    Wow, he failed a conditioning test in April. I guess his future is doomed.

    Not that I expected much from him in the first place, but this is meaningless.
    How is it meaningless? This is exactly the kind of test that he's supposedly been getting in shape for. I doubt they just showed up out of the blue. McClain had a date and a goal and he didn't get there. It's the same way he's handled everything in the NFL since getting drafted.
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    Re: Is Rolando McClain Coming Back or Not?

    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    How is it meaningless? This is exactly the kind of test that he's supposedly been getting in shape for. I doubt they just showed up out of the blue. McClain had a date and a goal and he didn't get there. It's the same way he's handled everything in the NFL since getting drafted.
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    Re: Is Rolando McClain Coming Back or Not?

    I still don't see a reason to cut him right now. If there's no requirement to re-instate him, he's costing us nothing, what's the harm in giving him a 2nd look right before TC, see if he's in shape then. If not, you release his rights and there's no harm done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    How is it meaningless? This is exactly the kind of test that he's supposedly been getting in shape for. I doubt they just showed up out of the blue. McClain had a date and a goal and he didn't get there. It's the same way he's handled everything in the NFL since getting drafted.
    He has plenty of time to get in shape and chances are that he will. If he plays well he will make the team regardless of his conditioning test results. I bet half our team would fail the test in the offseason
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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    I wouldn't say it is meaningless because he has a lot to prove and one would hope that with all the "I'm ready to make a come back and I've been training" commentary, he would have been able to come in on day-1 and blow everyone out of the water. Not so, apparently.

    The silver lining is that now he knows where he is at from a conditioning stance (Harbaugh is notorious for having an extremely difficult conditioning test... Remember Jacoby failing last year?) and he can only go up from here. If he doesn't work his ass off this off - season, he probably won't even make it to training camp.

    Lot of time before training camp. A lot could happen.


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    This. Jacoby failed his conditioning test and that was at beginning of training camp. McClain is failing months before TC. My guess is Harbaugh probably purposely had a tough conditioning test done to test McClain and potentially push him to train harder before TC to see how serious he really is. He may not have ever had conditioning tests this hard before coming from playing for Oakland.

    The team seemed to expect him to struggle and that seems to mean they purposely did a very hard test.

    I think the more concerning part of the tweet is that he showed up late. That may indicate he is not focused mentally like the previous articles about his preparation for his return have suggested.

    The team will see how serious he is now that they put him through a grinder early and showed him how much he still needs to work at.




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    Re: Is Rolando McClain Coming Back or Not?

    McClain may think he's focused on returning, and MAYBE one could allow for him not being completely in shape to pass the conditioning tests at this point (although that's not a good sign at all!), but sorry, folks ---
    "Icing on the cake? McClain showed up late, Kinkhabwala was told." added to the other stuff is a deal-breaker IMHO.

    I've seen guys in lots of sports with lots of potential, but McClain seems to be pissing his away.




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    I dont see a reason to cut him right now still, but I dont like hearing the late part. Thats more damning than anything. could be reasons we dont know for that, that the team does and accepts but on his last legs he needs to be 15 mins early at this stage. Ive read and heard about his story since retiring and have been a fan of his "comeback" but things like this dont support that hes made major changes.

    I think if that work out went well, Ozzie would have more faith and maybe devalue ILB a little. Now hell probably draft one for sure and I think that will significantly hinder McClains chances of making this team.
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    Re: Is Rolando McClain Coming Back or Not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravens Fan View Post
    He has plenty of time to get in shape and chances are that he will. If he plays well he will make the team regardless of his conditioning test results. I bet half our team would fail the test in the offseason
    Half the team isn't trying to impress the coaches in April to make the roster. If we've learned one thing about Harbaugh it's that he doesn't reward laziness. That doghouse of his is real and plenty of talented players have found themselves on the bench or not on the team because they aren't committed.
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    If he was interested in coming back and playing football again he should have been willing to train hard enough to pass a conditioning test(what else does he have to do?). The fact that he didn't has to make the organization question his work ethic and desire.




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    Re: Is Rolando McClain Coming Back or Not?

    Quote Originally Posted by SeeBass View Post
    If he was interested in coming back and playing football again he should have been willing to train hard enough to pass a conditioning test(what else does he have to do?). The fact that he didn't has to make the organization question his work ethic and desire.
    Of course it does, but how many guys (even guys who actually played last year) could come into off-season workouts in April and pass Harbs' conditioning test? Hell, Jacoby couldn't even do it last August!

    I'm just saying...it's April. Now he knows that Harbs isn't playing. If he comes back for OTA's in May/June and still is out of shape, I doubt he makes it to training camp at all.

    At this point, he is competing with guys like Albert McClellan and Josh Bynes.
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    Re: Is Rolando McClain Coming Back or Not?

    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    How is it meaningless? This is exactly the kind of test that he's supposedly been getting in shape for. I doubt they just showed up out of the blue. McClain had a date and a goal and he didn't get there. It's the same way he's handled everything in the NFL since getting drafted.
    This. I'm 49 years old and I bet I could pass that test with a month's notice.




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