Sunday, August 21, 2011

Ozzie Newsome to Domonique Foxworth: "I'd like to see you in my office"




This needs to happen...









Ozzie: "Fox, you know we liked you a couple of years ago and that's why we paid you handsomely to bring you here. I think you know we haven't gotten the returns we expected.

"I appreciate your dedication to rehabbing and I know you are coming around. But others have stepped in front of you on the depth chart and we need to make this right for both you and for us.

"If we cut you, we'll save over $4 million on the cap and that's money we could use for other areas of need. In all likelihood, you will not get half of what your contract currently calls for, if that.

"But we like you Fox. We want to keep you. We appreciate your leadership. But you are going to have to work with us. We need to tear up your contract and replace it with one more in line with your production and expected playing time and one that is more cap friendly.

"We have to do something and we hope that you can work with us towards a mutually beneficial deal. If you can't, you leave us with little choice."

9 comments :

Phil said...

Tony-
You've been beating this drum for a long time. Surely you've been around long enough to know that Foxworth can't be cut because he suffered a serous knee injury and is, by both team and player account, not healthy. The Ravens would have to do an injury settlement or place him on IR, which is going to cost enough money that the whole idea of threatening him with termination really becomes a Mexican standoff scenario. If the Ravens terminate Foxworth, he'll likely grieve the Ravens rather than claim he's healthy, and the Ravens would likely loose the grievance and have to pay his entire salary plus damages and lose the player. Foxworth has no reason to take a reduction really. Do you really think someone so involved with the union is going to bow to Newsome's pressure so quickly? Especially when all he has to do is see Andrews in Birmingham and have him proclaim that Foxworth's knee isn't entirely healthy........

Tony Lombardi said...

Phil,

If he's passed the physical, not on PUP and on the field and he's not getting it done performance-wise, you don't think the team has the right to go to him and re-do his contract?

Harryos29 said...

Harry OS 29 Aug 21st
.. I did not see enough of # 24 in the CHIEFS game to make a determination. However, with the addition, of # 31 Bernard Pollard & others; We may no longer need the Services of MR FOXWORTH? Its difficult to cut someone who is a union Chief...but for Performance..another story?

Phil said...

Tony,
They can't do it without his cooperation and he has no reason to cooperate.

Baltimore Ravens said...

Oh that's not good that effect the performance of both team players and also on the game but health is most necessary to be cure from injury otherwise all things are useless.

Jerry B said...

Wouldn't be surprised to see them move Foxworth to IR, which wouldn't save cap money, but would save a roster spot! I don't see Gooden making this team either - injury prone and not big enough or good enough in my judgment. Hope they find a spot for Anthony Allen, who was very impressive Friday night. Cameron still refuses to use Flacco in the "gun" more, where he's not just more comfortable, but much more effective. But, unless the offense improves significantly this year, Cameron should be......gone! Finally, they may want to see more of Harewood at LT, where he impressed, too, which would then free Oher to move back to RT where he excelled in his rookie year. That COULD turn a lemon into a lemonade......

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