Ray Rice demonstrates that he’s staying in great shape

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Ray Rice remains unsigned as the Ravens’ franchise player, but coach John Harbaugh said last month that he’s not concerned about Rice showing up in shape, whenever he does show up. And now Rice has demonstrated exactly why.

Rice has been writing on Twitter about his 5:15 a.m. workouts, and he recently linked to a video that shows him running up and down bleachers while wearing a weighted vest and holding a keg in each hand, above his head. Yes, he’s in good shape.

The Ravens slapped Rice with the franchise tag, and Rice has shown little interest in signing the one-year, $7.7 million tender. For their part, the Ravens have shown little interest in signing Rice to a long-term contract that pays him like he wants to be paid, in the range of the contracts that Adrian Peterson and Chris Johnson signed last year. So it’s possible that Rice will remain unsigned well into training camp.

But Harbaugh said that no matter how long Rice is out, he’ll be ready to go when the time comes.

Ray will be ready to go when the season starts, he’ll be in shape and he’ll be Ray Rice,” Harbaugh said. “He’s one of the hardest-working guys, and I have complete trust in Ray.”

Rice’s workout video is a strong indication that Harbaugh is right to trust in Ray.

15 responses to “Ray Rice demonstrates that he’s staying in great shape

  1. I think the Ravens need to pay Rice…he’s a rare kind of player. Flacco shouldn’t be the franchise. What has he done besides underwhelm and call himself “the best”? Pay Rice…let another QB throw screen plays to him and the occasional bomb to T.Smith.

  2. @crik911 Wow where do I begin? First and foremost…where is your video of you doing anything like that tough guy? I googled and googled several times but your no where to be found. Secondly, can you not see his veins popping out of his arms and forearms? Your gonna tell me that an empty keg would make him stay flexing like that? Also no mention about the weight jacket he had on? Why not? Only in the social media world that we live in now can someone actually type up such stupidity AND get thumbs up for it.

  3. Even empty, those kegs probably weigh about 40 lbs, and theyre not exactly the easiest thing to carry because they are so cumbersome. Its impressive.

    It’s good that he’s in shape, but the Ravens need to get this done so that he can regain the chemistry and timing with his QB and OLine though.

  4. dram931 says:
    …Flacco shouldn’t be the franchise. What has he done besides underwhelm and call himself “the best”?
    Wrong twice:

    #1-How is throwing a GW TD pass to Lee Evans in the AFCC (only to be dropped, all on Evans not on Joe) underwhelming? And how about going into the 2011-12 season with Boldin, 2 2nd year TE’s, a rookie in Torrey Smith and a part time Evans? Not like he’s throwing to a bunch of studs. Well, not until Torrey breaks out this year. And Streeter in 2 years.

    #2- Joe never called himself the best, he said every QB needs to think that of themselves, or else you’re setting up for failure, which is absolutely true. He never said he is the best and deserves to be paid as such. He never said I’m better than Manning and Brady.

  5. @humbleminded85: I never said it was easy. I never said it wasn’t impressive. All i said was ten steps empty kegs. It turns out its actually 13 steps x 4, 52 times with about a hundred pounds of weight. Is it grinding? Sure, Beasting, no way.

  6. Understood. Didn’t mean to jump on ya I just thought it was rather easy for someone to TYPE about someone actually putting in work. I do have to ask you a honest question…what is the definition of “beasting”? Is it like the word “hater” or “swag”? Meaning it has no actual definition but it’s cool to say? I just turned 30 so you’ll have to excuse me as I’m just trying to learn these things.

  7. @skolvikesskol: A beast is someone who makes other men look like children. Makes them wish they weren’t matched up against them.

    I’m not taking anything away from Ray Rice he’s a heck of a back and deserves his big time contract (Mr. Newsome). I’m just saying I expect more when someone says BEAST.


    @humleminded85: I am getting a little hung up on the word Beast I suppose. I’m sure there is a urban dictionary definition for the word. Realistically I think when someone just dominates someone else.

  8. You go, Ray. Make the Ravens pay. Dearly. Break the salary cap bank while you can. Take it all. Please.

  9. Nothing replaces training camp. Start worrying if he is not there. Otherwise if your job is to keep your body in shape I do not see why this is anything outside of the norm.

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