Ronnie Stanley takes issue with Schefter’s Tunsil report

AP

Ravens left tackle Ronnie Stanley, the sixth pick in the 2016 draft, has faced some criticism for the perception he won’t always roll up his sleeves and rumble. On Saturday afternoon, Stanley has done just that, albeit on Twitter.

In the wake of a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the Ravens would have taken Laremy Tunsil over Stanley but for the gas-mask-and-bong video that surfaced right before the draft began, Stanley said this: “Hey Adam, you’re wrong.”

Stanley obviously cares about the report because it creates the impression that he was viewed as a fallback to Tunsil, propelled to the sixth pick only by Tunsil’s bizarre misfortune. Which suggests that the Ravens have told Stanley that he was their guy, regardless of the video.

Even if Tunsil really would have been the pick.

24 responses to “Ronnie Stanley takes issue with Schefter’s Tunsil report

  1. Any team would say “happy to have you” or something similar. No team would call a guy and say “we wanted the other guy but we drafted you instead because he did something stupid”. He should be grateful that he was picked ahead of Tunsil. Adding any reason at all for that is just meaningless ego stroking.

  2. I thought every team was obligated to say “This guy was number one at the top of our board going in” no matter who they take?

  3. this guys career will be longer, more consistent and without trouble.
    tunsil has shown bad judgement repeatedly in a short period of time. he is a bomb ticking. im going to guess he ends up with a suspension at some point, gets nicked and cant play hurt (already shown that) and in turn loses the respect of his guys.
    hes a mental tool and didnt even run a 40 yd dash.
    lazy,loser,wont lay it out there for even himself much less his teammates

  4. Ozzie and John Harbaugh have both said they had Stanley rated higher than Tunsil. Not surprising since Tunsil has baggage off the field. Before the video surfaced. Video just confirmed their rating.

  5. Then after the first round they all have to say “We couldn’t believe he was still there!” in all subsequent rounds

  6. Eventually Tunsil will get bored with trying to stay out of trouble and he will fall into the fast paced Miami/ Fort Lauderdale lifestyle and he will return to the headlines.

    Stanley will be on that O-line for the next 10-15 seasons for Baltimore with a few Pro Bowls and opportunities at a Lombardi’ each season.

  7. Twitter blasts, even if they might be accurate, are not a good way to start your career young man. Hush up and get to work.

  8. One of the big differences between Stanley and Schefter is that Stanley has to prove himself every time he goes out on the field. Schefter, because he hides behind the Constitution, never has to and doesn’t prove himself. He can just claim unnamed sources and that’s it.
    Good for Stanley defending himself. More people should do that. And the Constitution should be changed to limit the freedom of the press to really significant issues. I don’t believe the Constitution was amended simply to cover lies and rumors associated with trivial issues such as sports.

  9. Ravens reached for this kid,tuntil was the top OL in the draft regardless if he smoked some ganj or took $$ in college. Love all the people bashing tunsil for doing what pretty much every college kid does. Just happened his business was made public.

  10. Stanley was the guy all along. He confirmed he had numerous conversations with the Ravens prior to the Ravens and he wasn’t surprised at all when the phone rang when the Ravens were on the clock.

  11. This whole thing is unfortunate, but make no mistake Tunsil is the highest rated OL sine 2007 Joe Thomas. Both guys are going to be Pro-Bowlers, but the Dolphins got the Steal.

  12. tomtravis76 says:
    Apr 30, 2016 3:32 PM

    Eventually Tunsil will get bored with trying to stay out of trouble and he will fall into the fast paced Miami/ Fort Lauderdale lifestyle and he will return to the headlines.

    Stanley will be on that O-line for the next 10-15 seasons for Baltimore with a few Pro Bowls and opportunities at a Lombardi’ each season.

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    Nope. If he plays really well, he’ll do four years and move on as is the carousel that is the Ravens offensive line. Outside of Yanda, very high turnover.

  13. Laremy Tunsil is Bryant McKinnie 2.0.

    All the talent in the world, but good luck getting the guy to play to his full potential.

    Nothing criminal, but still, good luck with all the off the field distractions.

  14. pftcancer says:
    May 1, 2016 1:04 AM

    tomtravis76 says:
    Apr 30, 2016 3:32 PM

    Eventually Tunsil will get bored with trying to stay out of trouble and he will fall into the fast paced Miami/ Fort Lauderdale lifestyle and he will return to the headlines.

    Stanley will be on that O-line for the next 10-15 seasons for Baltimore with a few Pro Bowls and opportunities at a Lombardi’ each season.

    ===================================

    Nope. If he plays really well, he’ll do four years and move on as is the carousel that is the Ravens offensive line. Outside of Yanda, very high turnover.

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    Wrong again. The Ravens don’t let go of Pro Bowlers and future HOFers. If Stanley is the real deal, he’ll be a Raven for a long time.

  15. If Tunsil is dumb enough to have his account hacked, and admit on live TV that he took $$ from Ole Miss, he is not smart enough to execute an NFL offense.

    College v NFL is a big step up. Simple schemes don’t exist in the NFL. Especially with Juan Castillo and the Ravens.

  16. The Ravens were linked to Stanley well ahead of the draft and the pic/video. It was classic Schefter trying to sensationalize the story by throwing out the large sum of money “lost” because of the pic.

    “Laremy was drafted 13th but COULD have been drafted 6th by the Ravens. That player now makes ‘xyz million $’ more than Tunsil. So at the end of the day, that picture may have cost him millions.”

    Yeah…. or not Schefter. I haven’t given up on ESPN but sometimes I feel like they are pushing me away.

  17. Agreed! Harbaugh stated Stanley was one of their top rated players on the board so either way, Stanley is a good pick for what they are trying to do moving forward. As for ESPN I stop watching them once the NFL Network launch. Not surprise they are no longer the flagship of sports.

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