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Ozzie Newsome says he’s headed to watch film later today


Ravens General Manager Ozzie Newsome said he wasn’t completely sure what led to his trip to a Chicago hospital last night, but he knows where he’s headed this afternoon.

Newsome told Mike Preston of the Baltimore Sun: “I’ll begin breaking down film this afternoon. It’s back to work.”

That’s a quick turnaround after he was taken from Solider Field in an ambulance, and didn’t make the team flight home.

“I’m fine,” Newsome said. “All my tests were normal and there is nothing wrong with me. They didn’t find anything.”

Asked if he recalled being stretchered out, Newsome replied: “No, just one of those things, I guess. We don’t know right now.”

The hope is that there are no further problems, and that he isn’t pushing himself by returning to the office so quickly.

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24 Responses to “Ozzie Newsome says he’s headed to watch film later today”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Nov 18, 2013 11:58 AM

    Sitting around watching T.V. all day will do that to you.

  2. thegreatgabbert says: Nov 18, 2013 12:02 PM

    Determined not to let a little health scare upset his routine, Ozzie will be back in the film room for the next 12 hours, with some nice takeout food, a case of soft drinks, a giant urn of coffee and a large box of doughnuts.

  3. mackcarrington says: Nov 18, 2013 12:14 PM

    I’m really glad he’s OK. Really. To help make him feel better I’m going to Fed-Ex him some bratwurst and deep dish pizza.

  4. ridingwithnohandlebars says: Nov 18, 2013 12:19 PM

    Not sure if breaking down the film of yesterday’s game will make him feel better.

  5. kevo126 says: Nov 18, 2013 12:19 PM

    “Sitting around watching T.V. all day will do that to you.”

    @thegreatgabbert ozzie works out multiple hours every day.

  6. kane337 says: Nov 18, 2013 12:22 PM

    Nothing wrong? I guess the ride in the ambulance was just for fun.

  7. jetsjetsjetsnow says: Nov 18, 2013 12:46 PM

    Bill Belicheat must be behind all these key NFL opponent personnel dropping like flys…

  8. j0esixpack says: Nov 18, 2013 12:54 PM

    You know things are bad for Jets fans when the most football satisfaction they can hope to achieve comes not from watching their team, but from looking for any way to turn any story into something about Belichick.

    Note not one word from our Jets fan above about Ozzie watching film from the game – presumably including play calling.

  9. Deb says: Nov 18, 2013 1:09 PM

    @jetsjetsjetsnow …

    Not Ozzie. He and Belichick are buddies. Ozzie was part of Belichick’s Browns staff from the mid-1990s that produced four GMs–Oz, Mike Tannenbaum, Scott Pioli, and Thomas Dimitroff–and three head coaches–Jim Schwartz, Eric Mangini, and Bama’s Nick Saban.

    Glad to hear Ozzie feels good. Hope the docs make sure he stays good.

  10. godofwine330 says: Nov 18, 2013 1:10 PM

    I’ve been a Browns fan for all of my 36 years and The Wizard of Oz is a legend even though he is GM of the Ravens. I wish him the best of health and I hope he isn’t pushing it too soon

  11. seahawkgoat says: Nov 18, 2013 1:18 PM

    Looks like all the anonymous prayers on the msg board last night paid off. I wonder what would have happened to him without those?

  12. islandgechee says: Nov 18, 2013 1:50 PM

    Some heads gone be rolling,rolling,rolling in Baltimore…somebody is losing their job an it ain’t Ozzie

  13. yyyass says: Nov 18, 2013 1:52 PM

    Somebody showed him Joe Flacco’s cap hit in the third year of his contract.

  14. hammerhunker says: Nov 18, 2013 2:04 PM

    Weird how things come in threes.

  15. doe22us says: Nov 18, 2013 2:59 PM

    Now that we know he will be ok, he was probably sweating bullets on how to justify again to Steve B the contract he gave Flacco :).

  16. ravensterpsarmystrong says: Nov 18, 2013 3:39 PM

    The Wiz: we’re glad you’re alright, back in town and back to work. We understand the drain that this year’s team has caused all of us to feel! Uugghhh! Now let’s go stack some good days of prep and practice together and move on to Sunday.

  17. greymares says: Nov 18, 2013 4:34 PM

    I guess the reasoning for a G.M. to be breaking down tape would be to second guess the coach. Jerry Jones has the ability to do that right after the game, with no tape watching involved.

  18. Deb says: Nov 18, 2013 5:14 PM

    @greymares …

    Good GMs break down tape to assess whether their players are performing at the level expected and to see what holes they need to plug. That way they can watch college games with an eye toward filling those holes. Ozzie is a very good GM.

  19. dontstabmeray says: Nov 18, 2013 8:13 PM

    Why would he want to watch game film of a bunch of last place losers?

  20. ampatsisahypocrite says: Nov 18, 2013 10:28 PM

    Good to hear he’s OK. Don’t be surprise to see him check back into the hospital though after seeing Flacco’s latest passing stats. And realizing HE’S the one responsible for paying Flacco all that money.

  21. seaeagle707 says: Nov 18, 2013 10:57 PM

    Methinks he should have his blood sugar tested.

  22. SmashMouthFootball says: Nov 19, 2013 10:01 AM

    dontstabmeray says: Nov 18, 2013 8:13 PM

    Why would he want to watch game film of a bunch of last place losers?
    He doesn’t need to watch the Browns. Already played them twice. With tie breakers involved Ravens are actually 3rd. If you take away tie breakers its a 3-way tie for second place. But hey, you tried right?

  23. guitarkevin says: Nov 19, 2013 12:10 PM

    What is sad is that the Browns and Bengals fans can only pin their hopes of success on the Steelers and Ravens having a down year.

  24. cfeeley52 says: Nov 19, 2013 6:33 PM

    To all the clowns making pizza and doghnut comments… Ozzie spends a minimum of 30 minutes on the treadmill 3 times a day everyday. Being out of shape wasn’t the cause of whatever happened. Do ANY of you workout 3 times a day…?

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