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Jeremy Maclin thinks Ravens could be “something special”

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There were other teams interested in Jeremy Maclin. But the Ravens quickly emerged as the favorite, at least based on Maclin’s gut feeling.

“With me coming here and what was already here, I felt like this was a team that could definitely win and definitely build something special,” Maclin said, via Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com. “From a football standpoint, it made the most sense.”

So that led him to ignore interest from the Bills and Eagles, and join up with Baltimore.

The Ravens put the full-court press on the veteran wideout, with Joe Flacco texting him while he was visiting Buffalo, to safety Tony Jefferson inviting him to his home to watch basketball to retired wideout Steve Smith recruiting him during his visit.

(They also offered him a two-year, $11 million contract, which didn’t hurt. And the free crab cakes definitely didn’t.)

Perhaps the warm feelings made up for the chilly treatment he got from the Chiefs, who released him last week rather than earlier in the offseason, which would have made for an easier market.

“Of course it hurt a little bit, just kind of how it went down and it just being so unexpected,” Maclin said. “But at the same time, it’s a business. You understand how things work. So there was only one choice but to pull it together and get things back on track.”

And Baltimore’s the place he thinks that’s going to happen.

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34 Responses to “Jeremy Maclin thinks Ravens could be “something special””
  1. dvdman123 says: Jun 14, 2017 3:58 PM

    Why is it every player says the same thing about the team they just signed on with?

  2. guitarkevin says: Jun 14, 2017 4:01 PM

    I hope so too Jeremy!!!

  3. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Jun 14, 2017 4:04 PM

    I don’t !

  4. bringbackkosar says: Jun 14, 2017 4:08 PM

    I’ll have what he’s having

  5. steelcurtainn says: Jun 14, 2017 4:20 PM

    Doesn’t someone say that every year.

  6. maust1013 says: Jun 14, 2017 4:22 PM

    Their coach is definitely ‘special’ so at least there’s that.

  7. bmoreb says: Jun 14, 2017 4:26 PM

    This is a solid signing, period. Even the opposing fan base would have to admit this. The logical think ones that is.

    Can’t wait !!

    #RavensNation

  8. upnorthvikesfan says: Jun 14, 2017 4:26 PM

    Said every player joining a new team ever……

  9. pointerdogs says: Jun 14, 2017 4:27 PM

    23 combined wins over last 3 seasons is more like “something weak”

  10. iknowurider72 says: Jun 14, 2017 4:32 PM

    Joe Flacco is still the QB.

  11. cliffordt says: Jun 14, 2017 4:34 PM

    Maclin has one more year left. That’s it. Two ACLs, age 29, 7 years in, coming off a year he made $20,000 per yard, he’s not that good anymore.

  12. noose18 says: Jun 14, 2017 4:38 PM

    Man free crab cakes is a hell of a signing bonus.

  13. boltson says: Jun 14, 2017 4:38 PM

    Every player who hasn’t proclaimed the same thing believes his team will be nothing special

  14. grogansheroes says: Jun 14, 2017 4:38 PM

    See how he feels when Jump Ball Joe, hangs him out to dry over the middle.

  15. weepingjebus says: Jun 14, 2017 4:43 PM

    Smart move with the basketball film study, you’ll be fighting for a lot of jump balls.

  16. skins716 says: Jun 14, 2017 4:44 PM

    they all do

  17. yankeemofo says: Jun 14, 2017 4:44 PM

    Hooe he can jump…

  18. tylawspick6 says: Jun 14, 2017 4:48 PM

    miss the playoffs yet again but the media
    still fawn over overrated ozzie and harbaugh within
    all of their arrogance

  19. sychosam28 says: Jun 14, 2017 4:58 PM

    Its a broken record this time of year every team thinks they are going to be great!

  20. djstat says: Jun 14, 2017 5:16 PM

    Joe Flacco as QB is a good thing.

  21. jmb82 says: Jun 14, 2017 5:26 PM

    Didn’t Weedle say the same thing last year? Maclin is not a game changer. Even getting more looks with Kielce and Hill getting more attention, he couldn’t manage 600 yards and only had 2 TDs. Veteran presence but that’s about it at this stage in his career.

  22. Nofoolnodrool says: Jun 14, 2017 5:34 PM

    tylawspick6 | Jun 14, 2017, 4:48 PM EDT
    miss the playoffs yet again but the media
    still fawn over overrated ozzie and harbaugh within
    all of their arrogance

    A Pat’s fan calling out someone for arrogance……now after 71 years I have heard just about everything. My bucket list is now complete….smh

  23. natijim185 says: Jun 14, 2017 6:20 PM

    Welcome to the Ratbirds!

  24. bencoates57 says: Jun 14, 2017 6:38 PM

    Let’s go to to the Ravens ring of honor and Todd Zeier for his opinion.

  25. officialgame says: Jun 14, 2017 6:56 PM

    Belichek is checking to see if the crab cakes count against the CAP.

  26. billsbackto81 says: Jun 14, 2017 7:16 PM

    officialgame says:
    Jun 14, 2017 6:56 PM

    Belichek is checking to see if the crab cakes count against the CAP.
    ————————————————
    Ok, that’s pretty funny! LOL!!

  27. canedaddy says: Jun 14, 2017 7:33 PM

    He’s right.

  28. flaccounibrow says: Jun 14, 2017 8:04 PM

    My aunt could be my uncle if she had…well, you get the picture.

  29. mmack66 says: Jun 14, 2017 8:07 PM

    A lot of teams “could be” something special, but they refuse to work at it.

    Roger Goodell’s machinations aren’t going to win Super Bowls for anyone, except for the one team he machinates against.

  30. nsawins says: Jun 14, 2017 8:15 PM

    Ya, and I go to Hooters because of the wings…….okay, buddy.

  31. case4pats says: Jun 14, 2017 9:19 PM

    Yeah real spppeeeecccciiiaallll ! What ??? flops ??? cellar dwellers ???

  32. dumbaseinstien says: Jun 14, 2017 9:41 PM

    Yes, the Ravens are in the realm of especially bad…part of a Race to the Bottom group.

  33. e3ander says: Jun 15, 2017 12:20 AM

    My last poop was special

  34. jjackwagon says: Jun 15, 2017 10:33 AM

    He better hope Smith decides to un-retire.

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