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    Does anyone think Ray Rice could hold out?



    Just curious. I don't think he'd be that kind of a guy, but stranger things have happened.
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    Re: Does anyone think Ray Rice could hold out?

    It's entirely possible for him to holdout, it's business. I would like to think that he wouldn't do that but it comes down to the strategy that his agent employs. All that being said, I personally don't think he'll hold out...




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    Re: Does anyone think Ray Rice could hold out?

    I sure hope he doesnt, but it seems like most of the time in these situations they do. As they like to say "it's business"




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    Re: Does anyone think Ray Rice could hold out?

    Even though it's ultimately Rice's decision, we have to understand that the people he has hired to advise him on these matters will likely suggest or rather insist that he goes that route. I would not be at all surprised to see him hold out. He plays one of the least durable positions in the NFL. He can't risk injury if he's going to get paid. Because you better believe if Rice comes in under the franchise tag and pops an ACL or something the Ravens will cut off all negotiations or try to low ball the hell out of him.




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    Could he? Yes.

    Will he? Nope.

    Doesn't have that kind of vibe and he's been saying he's ok with the tag.
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    Re: Does anyone think Ray Rice could hold out?

    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    Just curious. I don't think he'd be that kind of a guy, but stranger things have happened.
    I think you answered your own question the same way I would. It would be uncharacteristic for him, absolutely.
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    Re: Does anyone think Ray Rice could hold out?

    Depends on what his agent is telling him

    It would be suprising but players listen to the agents




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    Re: Does anyone think Ray Rice could hold out?

    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    Just curious. I don't think he'd be that kind of a guy, but stranger things have happened.
    I don't think he will go that route, #1, he knows it would hurt the team, and he loves his teamates. #2 He is too smart to play that game with Ozzie, because he won't win. #3 He already stated before he got the FT that he was ok with that and that he was gonna be at TC regardless.
    I think that pretty much assures us that he is gonna be a team player.




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    Re: Does anyone think Ray Rice could hold out?

    I hope not, and I don't think it's in him to do it, but at the same time his agent seems like a real dick, so I can see it possibly happening. This is why it could be important to sign a FA RB who is proven, and could split carries with Allen should any of this happen.




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    Re: Does anyone think Ray Rice could hold out?

    Maybe camp but not games.
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    Re: Does anyone think Ray Rice could hold out?

    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    Maybe camp but not games.
    Would it really be a big deal for him to hold out a few weeks? The Ravens need to find out who his backup is gonna be so it would probably be for the best!




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    Re: Does anyone think Ray Rice could hold out?

    Man, when he holds out a bunch of you guys are going to feel betrayed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    Could he? Yes.

    Will he? Nope.

    Doesn't have that kind of vibe and he's been saying he's ok with the tag.
    Does he seem like the type of guy to hold a hard stance to get AP money? Nope!

    Is he doing that? Yes!

    It's all up to his agent and the strategy he wants to go with. If he tells Rice to hold out, then you can wipe out Rice as the person. This is a business and he's going to put his money first, then the team second.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raveninwoodlawn View Post
    I didn't say there was any shame in it...however in this day and age of UFA and Salary Cap, you are setting yourself up for disappointment when the players leave. These players are out for themselves. I don't blame them, and I don't blame the teams for cutting guys that can't do for their salaries. It's a business for the teams and the players...not the utopia of family.

    I love both Ray's and what they've done for the team, but I am not big on harming the team longterm for any player. The train moves on...but it won't if you keep holding onto guys over sentimental reasons.
    The front office should give you a look. Your post in this thread are how it should be.

    Rice is the big team guy, I'm sure the Ravens gave him a more then fair offer and he won't take it. So therefore he is holding the team in a salary cap bind until he realizes that he is getting what he's worth and not any more.

    BTW - I think Ed Reed should take a pay cut. He's not worth his cap number he has now, anymore.

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    Re: Does anyone think Ray Rice could hold out?

    Quote Originally Posted by bmorebirds_24 View Post
    The front office should give you a look. Your post in this thread are how it should be.

    Rice is the big team guy, I'm sure the Ravens gave him a more then fair offer and he won't take it. So therefore he is holding the team in a salary cap bind until he realizes that he is getting what he's worth and not any more.

    BTW - I think Ed Reed should take a pay cut. He's not worth his cap number he has now, anymore.

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    Other than Ray Lewis, that's how it has been. Ray Lewis is the only player the Ravens have ever really "held onto".

    Unless Ed Reed comes back for a reasonable price tag next year, I doubt the Ravens push real hard to re-sign him.
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