Ray Rice guarantees he’ll be back in Baltimore

AP

Ray Rice joined PFT Live Tuesday to talk about his future with his contract up this offseason.

Early in the interview, he said he was “almost positive” he would be back in Baltimore. By the end of the interview, Rice guaranteed he would be back with the team.  (This came after a question regarding Joe Flacco.)

Rice knows he isn’t going anywhere. The Ravens will surely use the franchise tag on Rice if they can’t reach a long term deal.

“If the franchise tag happens, it happens,” Rice said. “Not the worst thing in the world. It’s definitely a lot more than I’ll ever have.”

Rice said the franchise tag essentially buys the team time to come up with a long-term deal. Rice is right that he should be back in Baltimore, but it wouldn’t be a surprise if the process takes up much of the offseason.

You can check out Rice’s entire interview on the PFT Live homepage or you can download the show on iTunes.

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30 responses to “Ray Rice guarantees he’ll be back in Baltimore

  1. Sure do want him to stay put in Baltimore. One of the best running backs in the league, considering his durability.

  2. Ya think? Baltimore would be insane not to re-sign this guy. What can’t he do? Everytime the Ravens got away from him they lost the game.

    A nice guy too. He was on the Herd today standing up for Kyle Williams.

  3. oveRAYted Rice should leave the Ravens and back up Shawn Greene in New York. The aged Ricky Williams is a better fit for Baltimore

  4. As much as I dislike the Patriots I was happy to see Fu Man Joe and his fellow criminals in Baltimore go down to defeat.

  5. Regarding the Pollard comments – I don’t get it?

    Im not a pats or ravens fan but come on

    He sounds like a moron “we played great, the Patriots played poorly” yet I am mad that they beat us? Now that is actually kind if embarrassing if you think about it. Your mad at the team that beat you because you played good and lost to a team that did not play well… That’s spelled looosssseeeerrrrr…. 🙂

  6. This is not good news. But only because I am a Steeler fan. Ray Rice is the best weapon they have. Tough kid, good kid. Just a tremendous asset to a football team. Ravens fans should be happy this kid is associated with that franchise. Makes our RB look downright stupid, on and off the field.

    And what a great attitude. Why players feel the need to moan and whine abut the franchise tag is beyond me. Nice to see Ray get it – it means they like you, it is more money than you would ever otherwise see and it is a tool the franchise can use to sign you to a longer term deal. An union agreed to tool at that.

    I wish him luck, I really do. Great football player. I wish he was in Black and Gold.

  7. Is it a 1st and 3rd or 2 1st’s to sign a franchised player? If so as a Bengals fan I’d almost be willing give up 2 1st round picks for Rice because not only getting proven stud 😛 you’d be nerfing the Ravens…

    Then again they may find a QB who can actually produce with those 1st round picks.

  8. The look on Rice’s face when that kick went wide left was priceless. I think its the only time I’ve ever seen a Raven speechless ROFL

  9. footballprophet says:
    Jan 24, 2012 4:41 PM
    oveRAYted Rice should leave the Ravens and back up Shawn Greene in New York. The aged Ricky Williams is a better fit for Baltimore

    TOOL!

  10. footballprophet says:
    Jan 24, 2012 4:41 PM
    oveRAYted Rice should leave the Ravens and back up Shawn Greene in New York. The aged Ricky Williams is a better fit for Baltimore

    ——————

    How can you “overrate” the league leader in yards from scrimmage? One could argue that stat alone makes him the most important player in football.

  11. He deserves another contract before Flacco does. So if Flacco “definitely” deserves one, Rice must have already gotten one.

    The guy IS Baltimore’s offense. He’s a great receiver out of the backfield. I think he’s Joe’s primary target, if I’m not mistaken.

    He’s a shifty runner, but he also runs downhill and almost always falls forward and gets that extra 2 yards.

    He’s a good guy, too. Always soft-spoken, not much of a trash-talker.

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