Friday, August 05, 2011

Bring back Jared Gaither!



In Week 2...

It’s possible that the Ravens could try and lure veteran backups in after the first week of the season. That way, if for any reason the player doesn’t work out, they could cut ties with the player(s) and not owe them a dime.

Perhaps there’s a veteran quarterback who is familiar with the Don Coryell system that Cam Cameron runs who is among a team’s final cuts. The Ravens could bring that QB in during Week 2. The same could be said of a running back or even an offensive tackle.

Take Jared Gaither for instance.

There have been some unsubstantiated rumors swirling about regarding Gaither and the NFL’s substance program. I’m not confirming or denying them, but if I’m hearing these rumors you know league executives are too.

Match these rumors up with a work ethic that has been heavily criticized along with a season missed due to a back injury and that could explain why such a promising left tackle is seeing little interest in the free agent market.

If Gaither is still out there after the Ravens play the Steelers during Week 1, I would be on the phone to his agent Drew Rosenhaus extending his client the opportunity to put all rumors and uncertainties to rest and turn his career around.

And if he fails to do so, just cut him and the opportunity cost is just a few wasted game checks.

But the upside could be substantial.

1 comments :

Jerry B said...

This guy has all the tools to be an outstanding tackle in the NFL, but lacks the motivation, work ethic and "heart" needed to capitalize on them! DO NOT BRING HIM BACK UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!