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John Harbaugh guarantees big things for Owen Daniels

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Ravens coach John Harbaugh says there’s no doubt that newly signed tight end Owen Daniels will play a big part in Baltimore’s offense.

“Just couldn’t be more happy, more excited. . . . I guarantee his role will be plenty big,” Harbaugh said, via the Carroll County Times. “He’s going to have a lot to do with our success next year, and we’ve got a lot of big plans for him.”

Daniels previously played for Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak in Houston, and Daniels says Kubiak is the right coach to design plays for a two-tight end attack featuring Daniels and Dennis Pitta.

“We’ve got the guys here to do it, and that makes things tough for defenses,” Daniels said. “That’s what you want. You want playmakers on the field, and it seems like we’ve got them all over the place on this offense.”

Last year the Ravens’ offense didn’t have nearly enough big plays. Harbaugh sounds confident that Daniels will be one of the players to change that.

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39 Responses to “John Harbaugh guarantees big things for Owen Daniels”
  1. jbeagles23 says: Apr 5, 2014 12:21 PM

    This dude can catch the ball

  2. icanhazblogs says: Apr 5, 2014 12:22 PM

    Ravens offense looks pretty good on oaper right now with the additions of S. Smith and Daniels. Time to see of Flacco is worth all that coin

  3. thestrategyexpert says: Apr 5, 2014 12:25 PM

    They seem to be pretty thin at RB. Cierre Wood has 9 career rushing yards, Bernard Pierce had a 2.9 YPC last year, and then that leaves Ray Rice for whatever he and his 3.1 YPC from last year is worth. Nothing to be excited about with that group, and Harbaugh didn’t have anything to offer on them either. Maybe he’s worried and afraid to talk about that group.

  4. xinellum says: Apr 5, 2014 12:29 PM

    Smoke and mirror parlor games? Kyle Jusczcyk was going to see a lot of action last year. How many teams really prepared for Jusczcyk and with the weapons, who is going to prepare for Daniels. I see him more as Dallas Clark II.

  5. Coach John Harbaugh says: Apr 5, 2014 12:31 PM

    it’s a great day to be a raven

    but then again, so is everyday

  6. camcameronsucks says: Apr 5, 2014 12:36 PM

    He never “gauranteed” anything. He simply said he has big plans for him and they expect his role to be big.

    Very misleading…

  7. wryly1 says: Apr 5, 2014 12:39 PM

    Two years ago, Ravens mediocre QB had a regular season in which he compiled an 80 or lower rating in half the games, but got hot for 3 -4 games in playoffs. It was his contract year, so Ozzie was over a barrel to give him an 8 figure contract – and had to part with the players who made Flacco look good in order to do so. Since then, the departure of the real playmakers on both sides of the ball have increased. Now their RB is a has-been, too. They will remain what they were last year for the foreseeable future – a .500 team at best.

  8. doctorrustbelt says: Apr 5, 2014 12:42 PM

    $120,000,000

    LOL!!!

  9. hakunamangata says: Apr 5, 2014 1:00 PM

    As a number one, I’d be worried considering Daniels injury history, but as a number two I couldn’t be more excited as a fan. Pitta and Daniels are essentially the same type of player so in the same way that Sproles and McCoy compliment each other and don’t allow a defense to key on just one, I think Daniels and pitta will be equally as difficult to defend, especially in the red zone.

  10. SAV says: Apr 5, 2014 1:02 PM

    Yeah Owen has the luxury of defenses having to commit to Pitta and Pitta vice versa. Neither of those guys ever have had a real threat on the opposing side and now we are talking dual LEGIT Pro Bowlers.

    As a Ravens fan I am truly excited to see a complete offense where I respect every name at WR, TE, and Running Back for the first time in team history. I see speed or veteran guile at every skill position and a COMPETENT OC with a proven track record putting together SB caliber offenses!

    The team is incomplete prior to the draft and I am not predicting Superbowls but I am predicting the most FUN offensive year in Ravens team history!

  11. princeopus says: Apr 5, 2014 1:02 PM

    delusion is a potent drug when self administered

  12. SAV says: Apr 5, 2014 1:05 PM

    Yeah Owen has the luxury of defenses having to commit to Pitta and Pitta vice versa. Neither of those guys ever have had a real threat on the opposing side and now we are talking dual LEGIT Pro Bowlers.

    As a Ravens fan I am truly excited to see a complete offense where I respect every name at WR, TE, and Running Back for the first time in team history. I see speed or veteran guile at every skill position and a COMPETENT OC with a proven track record putting together SB caliber offenses!

    The team is incomplete prior to the draft and I am not predicting Superbowls but I am predicting the most FUN to watch offensive year in Ravens team history!

    Vegas (not I) have Smith Sr. Projecting 950 yards if that happens you can bet this years Ravens are going to be a handful!!!

    And for the love of Ray Lewis, how can you not be excited about Marlon Browns upside! That game winner in Minnesota never happens to undrafted FA’s!!!

  13. 7pints says: Apr 5, 2014 1:10 PM

    If he can catch the 50/50 jumpball he will do well.

  14. getyourownname says: Apr 5, 2014 1:12 PM

    It’s nice having enough cap room to be able to make potentially significant moves like this, with additional moves still possible.

  15. ravens2xworldchamps says: Apr 5, 2014 1:33 PM

    In Oz We Trust

    Ravens 2x World Champs

  16. hakunamangata says: Apr 5, 2014 1:43 PM

    So it’s Flacco’s fault now that the ravens signed quality free agents?

  17. grimreaper12 says: Apr 5, 2014 1:48 PM

    Thanks to the Ozzie, the market is ruined. Now, every average Joe QB will demand 100m even though they aren’t good enough to carry an entire team on their shoulders, also happen to throw more picks then td’s. Same with mediocre Tight Ends like Pitta getting 35 million. Jimmy Graham 2013 season > Pitta’s career.

  18. ravenswhat says: Apr 5, 2014 2:00 PM

    Joe is going to kill it this year. They are finally giving him some decent targets.

  19. grimreaper12 says: Apr 5, 2014 2:05 PM

    How is Pitta a legit pro bowler? LOL

  20. texansfalcons says: Apr 5, 2014 2:12 PM

    Daniels is great.

  21. psuravens19 says: Apr 5, 2014 2:27 PM

    Just curious, why do people care what Flacco gets paid?

  22. tqaztec says: Apr 5, 2014 3:55 PM

    IF he can stay healthy you’re are looking at a line of 45 receptions, 500 yds, and 4 TDs. Big things?

  23. imnotsorryisaidthat says: Apr 5, 2014 4:09 PM

    Yea they got a guy coming off a broken leg and a 35 yr old wr who has lost three steps,a wife beating rb who runs like her and a ol that is the worst in the nfl..sounds promising john

  24. ocgunslinger says: Apr 5, 2014 4:44 PM

    We’re all 32 Superbowl contenders in April.

  25. partmachine says: Apr 5, 2014 4:51 PM

    If your QB is Scott Farkus please refrain from leaving an opinion.

    Scott Farkus is a ginger who chokes in the playoffs, that’s why.

    Also, because no matter how little the Bengals pay him, it will still be too much.

  26. jmblosser82 says: Apr 5, 2014 4:58 PM

    hakunamangata, have to make it to the red zone for it to matter. Seeing how Tucker was the team MVP last year, I see that as a problem again this coming season.

  27. bassplucker says: Apr 5, 2014 5:09 PM

    Daniels and Pitta together sounds great on paper but which one is gonna block?

  28. lawyermalloy says: Apr 5, 2014 5:20 PM

    Now, if Flacco can live up to his enormous and over-paid contract, the Ravens should be able to compete.

  29. randomcommenter says: Apr 5, 2014 5:41 PM

    It says something that the Texans let Daniels walk when O’Brien’s offense is built on multiple TEs.

    But I forget, Ozzy never makes a mistake. Flacco is worth every penny and they don’t miss Bolden at all.

  30. patsfan1820 says: Apr 5, 2014 5:51 PM

    He has to stay healthy that’s their concern. He’s already an upgrade over stone hands Dixon. Plus they probably know Amaro and Ebron will go to other teams so why not Daniels? Ravens offense can’t get any worse than last year so what do they have to lose?

  31. watermelon1 says: Apr 5, 2014 5:53 PM

    2 tight end sets when they finally found a solid group of receivers. This team is wasting too much talent because they are insistent that flacco is a “god.”

  32. opneon says: Apr 5, 2014 6:18 PM

    Nobody said Flacco is God – but he is a franchise QB who gets the job done when needed. He has been CLUTCH. The more weapons, the better he will be. I only wish they could do more @ RB or we will be one-dimensional and all those receivers still won’t make an impact. A Legarrette Blount could have been that guy, but let’s hope that Kubiak’s system will do just as well with RBs acting as receivers. Good luck Justin Forsette. Always liked the guy, but not a big-named player…but could help if Jacoby gets hurt with kick returns!

  33. csilojohnson says: Apr 5, 2014 6:32 PM

    Wouldnt consider 3rd in division something to get excited about..

  34. crownofthehelmet says: Apr 5, 2014 8:56 PM

    Just curious, why do people care what Flacco gets paid?

    Great question. Who would possibly care what their team is doing with the salary cap. So, as a fan, you’d be ok with Flacco making $100M/yr?

  35. iamthefootballjerk says: Apr 5, 2014 9:26 PM

    News flash, Flacco is worth every bit of his contract in today’s nfl. Is he trapping college girls in bathrooms? Nope. Is he qb of the falcons making $120 mil and no ring? Nope.

    He had garbage for pass catchers last year. And before comparing him to Brady, look at Flacco’s last two playoff games against Brady. In Foxboro. He’s tough, he wins, and he can throw in bad weather.

  36. evansvc says: Apr 5, 2014 9:40 PM

    There are a lot worse QBs on NFL rosters that has never had the success Vince Young has had …(NFL Rookie of the Year, 2 Pro Bowls, Playoff experience and Mobility). Vince has a career winning record of 31-19…
    I hope some team gives this quarterback a try-out, even if it’s for third string…
    GM/Coach, sit down and talk to this guy…I think he can help….

  37. crownofthehelmet says: Apr 5, 2014 10:25 PM

    evansvc, I’d rather roll the dice with Jeff George.

  38. Steeley McBeam says: Apr 5, 2014 10:33 PM

    Did someone say they respect the RBs? Lol ask Ms. Rice how she feels about that…

    As for Owen Daniels — you guys sure are happy about a 31 y/o backup TE who has had 3 straight injured seasons. But, Oz has never done anything wrohaha almost typed that out with a straight face.

    And, if you’re angry about Steelers fans posting here go look at the article about them raising prices for primetime games. That’s thread is filled with idiocracy.

  39. boyshole25 says: Apr 6, 2014 5:21 AM

    I don’t think flacco is world class as a qb, but honestly if I was making 120 mil i would love it when people talked crap about me lol

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