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Ravens Sign Donte' Stallworth

PK notes on Twitter that the Ravens have added Donte' Stallworth to the roster.

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33 comments, Last at 20 Feb 2010, 8:19pm

1 Re: Ravens Sign Donte' Stallworth

A great sign for the Ravens. This could be the last piece for them, giving their young QB someone to throw to and opening up the field for Ray Rice. Finally the Ravens have a receiver who commands a double team. If Reed doesnt retire and the Defense can fight the aging curse one more year, this is a dangerous team with Stallworth, who by season's end will be their #1 if he can stay healthy.

3 Re: Ravens Sign Donte' Stallworth

If he breaks a tackle, will the announcer say... oh never mind, that's too tasteless. I'll stick to the easy "Stallworth pulled a hamstring" jokes...

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29 Re: Ravens Sign Donte' Stallworth

Except that a great number of cops are easy to run from. I have seen quite a few pushing 300 pounds or more. As long you can stay away from the roads and their cars, getting away is a lot easier from the donut eaters.

6 Re: Ravens Sign Donte' Stallworth

ever since the Saints drafted Marques Colston ..Stallworth has become a vagabond ...three teams and jail in 4 years is not a long term solution..I guess he replaces Mason?..how is this the final piece to the puzzle?

7 Re: Ravens Sign Donte' Stallworth

Well, he had a good 12 games as the #1B in Philly (11 starts, 725 yards, 5 TD), and had 697 yards as the #3 in New England. Then he went to the Browns and cratered, but their quarterbacking was terrible. To me, the evidence suggests that when he has competent QB play and is one of the top two WRs, he can approach 1000 yards and 7 TDs. And that's a big deal in Baltimore.

9 Re: Ravens Sign Donte' Stallworth

He put up 700 yards in a New England offense that may have been the best ever, and then lost his job to a combination of Jabar Gaffney and Kelly Washington.

If he gets 1000yds and 7TDS, its because he has 150 targets.

11 Re: Ravens Sign Donte' Stallworth

Kelley Washington had like 1 catch in 2007 (did make a bunch of great special teams plays though). Stallworth lost the job to Gaffney by the end of the year (basically the Ravens game where Jabar caught the winning TD). Gaffney is a totally solid, dependable receiver and people don't give him enough credit. Maybe they will after the 250 yard game or whatever it was that he put up this year in Denver.

24 Re: Ravens Sign Donte' Stallworth

Ah, you forget the fact that he didn't really "play" for the Browns much as he kept getting hurt warming up in pre-game.

This guy borders on terrible and this fits exactly with the rest of the Ravens WR's (as long as D Mas retires) as they all suck giant roosters

13 Re: Ravens Sign Donte' Stallworth

Stallworth isn't a number 1 because he's a stud, he's a number one in Baltimore by default. As much as it pains me to say because the guy should be in jail, The Ravens don't need a Steve Smith or a Reggie Wayne or a Fitzgerald. They need a guy who can keep 8 out of the box and stretch the field a little, and make you pay if you load up on the run. If you don't think Stallworth is going to break out, you'll see. Flacco will be thrilled to be throwing to someone other than the rotting corpse of D. Mason (who was a possession receiver to begin with), and Clayton (who never mastered that ball catching aspect of being a receiver). The Ravens don't need much to get over the hump, this is a leap in the right direction.

25 Re: Ravens Sign Donte' Stallworth

Flacco = ggood young talent

Stallworth = useless

Flacco + Stallworth = not much to write home about

Stallworth was supposed to do the same with the Browns taking heat off Braylon and opening up the middle for Jamal. None of that happened as the guy doesn't run route, can't catch that well, is a drunk, doesn't work hard, gets injured in warm ups and misses 5 games

In fact I bet he will miss the 5 games at min with some useless hamstring pull cuz he is too hungover to play football.

Las Vegas here I come

15 Re: Ravens Sign Donte' Stallworth

He's a poor man's #2 receiver and on good teams a #3 or #4 receiver.
Now he's been raped by bubba for a year so I don't see him getting more than 200 yards and a TD.

16 Re: Ravens Sign Donte' Stallworth

He spent 24 days in jail...so unless Bubba was really busy for three weeks, I doubt he got a year's worth of raping in.

18 Re: Ravens Sign Donte' Stallworth

Nobody in Baltimore sees Stallworth as a #1 WR, though some people here seem to think that's the case. Mason will probably be back, and the Ravens might invest a high draft pick in a WR, sign another WR (Owens), or trade for Boldin/Marshall.

It's a no risk play for the Ravens. If he gets hurt or sucks, he'll be cut. No biggie. If he can be a decent #3 WR, its a good investment.

19 Re: Ravens Sign Donte' Stallworth

Exactly, all he has to do is run deep stuff like gos and posts to occupy a safety and give the threat of play action with Flacco's cannon to open stuff up for Rice a bit. Then he can run some short stuff off that, slants and bubble screens since he's good with YAC. I'm not a huge Stallworth fan as I think he's pretty overrated but this signing still makes a lot of sense.

21 Re: Ravens Sign Donte' Stallworth

Stallworth won't make a huge difference, but he has to draw coverage from Mason and get a man out of the box, and he just might be able to do that. I see 575yds, 3 TDs tops. Any stud TEs in the draft? About time to draft Heap's replacement.

30 Re: Ravens Sign Donte' Stallworth

This makes sense if it is step 1 of building a WR core. He certainly isn't going to scare away a 'diva' #1 receiver like Owens or Marshal. He also is probably competent to run slants, sluggo, and post patterns and won't need too much coaching attention pulled away from young draft picks.

I doubt the Ravens think this is 'the' answer. I could always hope, but I doubt it. /pitt homer