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Darin Gantt's Article

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What is the history with the Ravens and Darin Gantt of PFT? I do not ever remember reading a more spiteful and just mean spirited article by a sportswriter. In his article he portrays the Ravens as if the team is filled with law breakers and lowlifes. I am just wondering what does his small mind he thinks the Ravens organization ever did to him? Or is he just some guy trying to stir something up with readers so he looks go for having an article with lots of comments? 

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I thought he had a point tbh. The arrests, while generally overblown individually (and with Jah Reid's days as a Raven pretty well numbered anyway. God knows who he has incriminating photos of to be on the roster even this long), still reflect on the Ravens organisation and this just hasn't been a flash offseason for the management saying one thing and the players doing something else.  Just like how a series of classless Ravens fans make the rest of the fanbase look bad, how the players carry themselves does reflect on the franchise.

 

I saw a good piece about the 49ers being in a similar spot early last season and agreed with it. The players being muppets doesn't look good on the work management's been doing. This offseason is just one of those ones where we've had the bad rolls (a couple of years ago it was Detroit, and the Lions copped far more heat than we have imo), but I think the principle for that piece on the 9ers stands.

 

The main thing I'll criticise that piece for is for picking and choosing the stuff he wrote about as he summarises the incidents, but if you did a full summation of events and material facts with a well-weighted balance for all the arrests the piece would be so boring no-one would read it.

 

Bottom line, that I'm sure everyone can and will agree on, is that it's been an ugly offseason that hasn't looked good for us and can't end soon enough.

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The article is a simple read, to the point and truthful.

Ravens had 5 arrests this off season, the rest of the league 14.

 

I wouldn't sweat it, just a few guys making a bad decision except for Rice's incident, that's a big one.

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The article is a simple read, to the point and truthful.

Ravens had 5 arrests this off season, the rest of the league 14.

 

I wouldn't sweat it, just a few guys making a bad decision except for Rice's incident, that's a big one.

 

Yeah not like the owner was arrested or anything

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As for the article, it's PFT. Re-blogging with a heap of trashy editorialism.

 

Don't both reading the comments / commenters, either, most of them are miserable - as they are for almost every article.

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Let's see.......... We have a guy cited for not leaving a rest room, a guy arrested for breaking a cab window, a guy who won't be on the Team busted for a bar fight in Key West, another guy who probably won't be on the Team arrested for being in a car with a bunch of pot.......... and RR.

 

Save for the RR debacle, this other stuff really isn't worth talking about.  Another attempt by a nobody writer to write a scathing story about nothing.  smh. 

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Need a tissue guys? The dude is right. Get over it. For as much as this fan base loves to tout the toughness card, they sure sound like a bunch of whiny, pre-pubescent brats. Oh boohoo, he said a bad thing about the Ravens. That makes him a moron. :rolleyes:

 

Also, this is what's called a "column" or an "editorial." For the media illiterate, that means this is his opinion. And his opinion is more than fair here.

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The Ravens deserve the criticism they are getting with these arrests. If the poster above is correct 5 arrests for one team and 14 for 31 others is a problem. Frankly it is embarassing and erases a lot of the work Harbs has done to clean up our image since he got here. They don't have to all be horrible cases, it all puts a negative light on the team. We can call this all a big outlier but it will take years of good offseasons for us to get back to the point we were and after all the progress we made it is frustrating, hopefully we turn it around.

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At this rate, i can't make fun of the Bengals because we are becoming the new bengals apparently.

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Need a tissue guys? The dude is right. Get over it. For as much as this fan base loves to tout the toughness card, they sure sound like a bunch of whiny, pre-pubescent brats. Oh boohoo, he said a bad thing about the Ravens. That makes him a moron. :rolleyes:

 

Also, this is what's called a "column" or an "editorial." For the media illiterate, that means this is his opinion. And his opinion is more than fair here.

Agree..

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At this rate, i can't make fun of the Bengals because we are becoming the new bengals apparently.

Our QB is gonna bail to Oakland and we're gonna have an ineffective red head QB who's not capable of winning a playoff game?

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

(Next time say 05-06)

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Need a tissue guys? The dude is right. Get over it. For as much as this fan base loves to tout the toughness card, they sure sound like a bunch of whiny, pre-pubescent brats. Oh boohoo, he said a bad thing about the Ravens. That makes him a moron. :rolleyes:

Also, this is what's called a "column" or an "editorial." For the media illiterate, that means this is his opinion. And his opinion is more than fair here.

This.

But the comments on PFT are the ones that piss me off.

They want "Harbs fired for this"

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Need a tissue guys? The dude is right. Get over it. For as much as this fan base loves to tout the toughness card, they sure sound like a bunch of whiny, pre-pubescent brats. Oh boohoo, he said a bad thing about the Ravens. That makes him a moron. :rolleyes:

Also, this is what's called a "column" or an "editorial." For the media illiterate, that means this is his opinion. And his opinion is more than fair here.

Wait, are you really suggesting that Ravens players aren't saints? They can do no wrong man, they're victims of police abusing their power. Get with the program.

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Wait, are you really suggesting that Ravens players aren't saints? They can do no wrong man, they're victims of police abusing their power. Get with the program.

 

I do think that Jimmy's, Talieferro's, and Deonte's arrests aren't all that serious in the grand scheme of things, but it's still pathetic.

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To be honest, some of the comments on the article infuriate me more than the article itself:

 

 

As a Steeler fan, I will say that the Ravens have been a very good organization football-wise. But they fell hard after winning the Super Bowl to not even making the playoffs, lost some senior leadership, and now are experiencing this terrible offseason of legal issues. I am somewhat shocked that the Ravens have not taken any action themselves against Rice. I recall the Steelers dealing with Holmes themselves after he was caught smoking pot, etc.

 

The lack of discipline on the Ravens is staggering, for their standards. If the team doesn’t make some type of “statement” about all this soon, they could be in for a very rude awakening this season and sink to their worst record in years.

 

Thank goodness the Steelers have had a quiet off-season.

 

Did the Steelers make any sort of statement for Ben raping a girl?  That would be a no.  So lets be serious here.  Also, being thankful that the Steelers have had a quiet off-season isn't going to end well.  They're going to be fielding the same old, beat up team from last year and continue to restructure their contracts to ruin their future.  They won't have a chance at the division this year - frankly I'll be a little surprised if they don't end up last.

 

/rant

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Our QB is gonna bail to Oakland and we're gonna have an ineffective red head QB who's not capable of winning a playoff game?

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

(Next time say 05-06)

U knew what I meant.

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The comments on PFT always irritate me.

I wouldn't even quote that garbage website

Thats the point of the website, to tick you off so you return and read their trash again just to see how ridiculously bad it is.
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To be honest, some of the comments on the article infuriate me more than the article itself:

 

 

Did the Steelers make any sort of statement for Ben raping a girl?  That would be a no.  So lets be serious here.  Also, being thankful that the Steelers have had a quiet off-season isn't going to end well.  They're going to be fielding the same old, beat up team from last year and continue to restructure their contracts to ruin their future.  They won't have a chance at the division this year - frankly I'll be a little surprised if they don't end up last.

 

/rant

 

They benched Santonio after his third arrest, very admirable... Also, I guess that fan forgot that Santonio himself was arrested for domestic violence in 2006, and that the charges were later dropped because he went into counseling (sounds familiar). His girlfriend / mother of his child / victim had said he "choking [her], throwing her to the ground, grabbing her arms, and slamming her into a door, leaving her with bruises, pain, and a torn shirt" to police

 

 

What about James Harrison in 2008? Police report states he "broke down a door, broke Tibbot's [his girlfriend / mother of child / victim] cell phone in half as she attempted to call 911, then slapped her face with an open hand, knocking off her glasses." and was charged. Dan Rooney signed off on it saying, and this is a direct quote:

 

 

"I know many are asking the question of [why] we released Wilson and Harrison we kept," Rooney said. "The circumstances -- I know of the incidents, they are completely different. In fact, when I say we don't condone these things, we don't, but we do have to look at the circumstances that are involved with other players and things like that, so they're not all the same."

 

In Harrison's case, Rooney said the player was trying to take his son to be baptized.

 

"What Jimmy Harrison was doing and how the incident occurred, what he was trying to do was really well worth it," Rooney said of Harrison's initial intent with his son. "He was doing something that was good, wanted to take his son to get baptized where he lived and things like that. She said she didn't want to do it."

 
That's flooring... for backstory, the Steelers had two players - Harrison and WR Cedrick Wilson - go through similar domestic violence charges around the same time and they cut Wilson but not Harrison.
 
Anyways, Harrison's charges were dropped after he completed an anger management course (familiar, again) and neither the Steelers nor NFL did a thing about it...
 
They say people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
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They benched Santonio after his third arrest, very admirable...

 

I'm sensing a little sarcasm here but people do seem to conviently forget about the past.

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I'm sensing a little sarcasm here but people do seem to conviently forget about the past.

 

It was sarcastic, every team has their issues and wants their best players on the field despite those issues. The Steelers have been one of the worst at this so it's hypocritical of them to point at us.

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This.

But the comments on PFT are the ones that piss me off.

They want "Harbs fired for this"

Half of them are Steelers trolls, who I can't be too bothered with considering the face of their franchise is a word that rhymes with playlist.

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What is the history with the Ravens and Darin Gantt of PFT? I do not ever remember reading a more spiteful and just mean spirited article by a sportswriter. In his article he portrays the Ravens as if the team is filled with law breakers and lowlifes. I am just wondering what does his small mind he thinks the Ravens organization ever did to him? Or is he just some guy trying to stir something up with readers so he looks go for having an article with lots of comments? 

 

The man had a point!  The article wasn't as bad or as "mean spirited" as you're making it seem.  At least to me it wasn't!

 

#Mili

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