As promised, here’s the opinion of Ravens blogger Jarrett Carter of The Ebony Bird when it comes to new Chiefs WR Devard Darling and Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome letting him go:
Okay, Ozzie. You’ve never let us down before, so we’ll trust you on this one. We know the Ravens receiving corp hasn’t had a quarterback in a while, so we really can’t blame you for thinking we didn’t need Devard Darling. But come on, he was literally a darling for this team.
He was second on the team in touchdown receptions to Todd Heap. He was the third leading receiver on the squad with only 18 catches. Maybe he didn’t pan out over the course of his career, but we saw the signs in spite of poor QB play last season.
You’ve never let us down, Ozzie. We just hope letting go of a potentially great receiver doesn’t leave the Ravens offense out.
What more could I possibly say?