Ozzie Newsome: It’s a “make or break” year for Breshad Perriman

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Ravens General Manager Ozzie Newsome is entering his final season in that job and the team’s chances of success will be better if one of his recent first-round picks can come through with his first good season.

Wide receiver Breshad Perriman didn’t play at all as a rookie in 2015 because of a knee injury and he’s caught just 43 passes over the last two seasons while the team has tried to find consistent production from their wideouts. On Friday, Newsome stated the obvious about what’s at stake for Perriman this season.

“It’s up to Breshad,” Newsome said, via Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun. “He knows this is his opportunity to make or break being part of the Ravens.”

Newsome also said that he anticipates significant changes to the makeup of the receiver group. Mike Wallace and Michael Campanaro are both set to become free agents and Jeremy Maclin has been mentioned as a potential cut as the Ravens work toward improving the group.

16 responses to “Ozzie Newsome: It’s a “make or break” year for Breshad Perriman

  1. And therein lies the very heart of the problem: Ozzie Newsome. In 20+ years as GM or acting GM, he has never procured a legitimate #1 wide receiver. NEVER! Even after it was obvious to the rest of the world that Travis (a.k.a. Travesty) Taylor was a huge bust (even after he was long gone from the Ravens team) Newsome INSISTED that Taylor was a very good receiver who just didn’t have enough time to develop. (The man RETIRED as a bust, so how much time should he have been given to develop?!!!) It’s the same with this total flop Perriman. The entire rest of the civilized world can see that Perriman is yet the latest in a long, ever-growing list of Ozzie Newsome wide receiver BUSTS! Yet Newsome stubbornly and stupidly insists that THIS is Perriman’s “make it or break it” season. He shouldn’t even still be on the squad, but that’s just how Newsome rolls. It would be funny if it weren’t so sad, predictable, and pathetic. Ozzie Newsome struck gold with a few blue chip players early on, and has been riding the coattails of those players every since. He is, without a doubt, one of the most over rated GMs in the history of the game.

  2. This likely has something to do with Joe Flacco’s ability to consistently get the ball to receivers, as injuries seemed to have caught up to him in recent seasons. And the Ravens have not exactly produced a good group of receivers. Still, it’s doubtful that they are going to improve that unit if they let all of them go?!

  3. This kid is not Clifford Franklin, that is a fact.
    Even though Ozzie cannot draft a receiver to save his life, he has drafted the best left tackle, middle linebacker, and free-safety in football.

  4. If these guys are seriously considering keeping Perriman around, they are delusional. They need to say good bye to him, Maclin, Wallace and Campanaro and draft a WR, sign a quality free agent WR and probably get one more WR in the draft or as a FA. I’d keep Chris Moore and the other lower end guys on the roster, but they need significant improvement here and at TE.

  5. Hey, let’s blame Flacco for the fact that Perriman can’t catch the ball.

    Silly people.

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