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Jamal Lewis sells his home (1 Viewer)

Bri

Footballguy
Note it's Atlanta, and how he said he figures to be franchised but...

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http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/footbal...sports-football

Soon after the season ended, moving and storage trucks were outside the Granite home of Ravens running back Jamal Lewis. He can become an unrestricted free agent next month if the Ravens don't designate him the franchise player.

Lewis, in Atlanta, says he doesn't know what the future holds. He says the Ravens have not had contact with him or his agent since the season ended.

"I sold my house. I had to get out from under it because I'm not sure of my future," Lewis said. "I've had that house for six years, but there is no use keeping it if you aren't going to be there. If I end up back in Baltimore, I'll just rent an apartment for six months or less."

Lewis expects the Ravens to put the franchise tag on him, and he has no problems playing in Baltimore again as long as he is the featured runner.

"The players association thought that designation [franchise player] would be a good thing, that it could be used as leverage," Lewis said. "But I think I am more valuable than that. I don't want to come back to a situation where I carried the ball only 10 to 15 times a game like last year. I'm used to carrying it 20 to 25 times a game. I want that kind of workload. If the Ravens want to give me that, I'll be more than happy to play in Baltimore again, or anywhere else."

 

fridayfrenzy

Footballguy
Makes no sense to me.Either he is buying a new house/moving just because, or he is having money problems. I see no reason someone would sell their home just cause they don't know whats going to happen in the near future. Dumbest reasoning I have ever heard.

 
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cstu

Footballguy
Note it's Atlanta, and how he said he figures to be franchised but...

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http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/footbal...sports-football

Soon after the season ended, moving and storage trucks were outside the Granite home of Ravens running back Jamal Lewis. He can become an unrestricted free agent next month if the Ravens don't designate him the franchise player.

Lewis, in Atlanta, says he doesn't know what the future holds. He says the Ravens have not had contact with him or his agent since the season ended.

"I sold my house. I had to get out from under it because I'm not sure of my future," Lewis said. "I've had that house for six years, but there is no use keeping it if you aren't going to be there. If I end up back in Baltimore, I'll just rent an apartment for six months or less."

Lewis expects the Ravens to put the franchise tag on him, and he has no problems playing in Baltimore again as long as he is the featured runner.

"The players association thought that designation [franchise player] would be a good thing, that it could be used as leverage," Lewis said. "But I think I am more valuable than that. I don't want to come back to a situation where I carried the ball only 10 to 15 times a game like last year. I'm used to carrying it 20 to 25 times a game. I want that kind of workload. If the Ravens want to give me that, I'll be more than happy to play in Baltimore again, or anywhere else."
The guy is a joke - 3.4 YPC with an OL that anyone should be able to average 4+ YPC behind.
 

roadkill1292

Footballguy
Makes no sense to me.

Either he is buying a new house/moving just because, or he is having money problems. I see no reason someone would sell their home just cause they don't know whats going to happen in the near future. Dumbest reasoning I have ever heard.
He's definitely no genius but the bottom line is that he thinks that he doesn't have much of a future in Baltimore.
The guy is a joke - 3.4 YPC with an OL that anyone should be able to average 4+ YPC behind.
The Oline did not have a good year, IMO, especially in comparison to recent years past. But your point still has some merit; he wasn't running with the same aggressiveness this past season.
 

Irish

Footballguy
Note it's Atlanta, and how he said he figures to be franchised but...

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http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/footbal...sports-football

Soon after the season ended, moving and storage trucks were outside the Granite home of Ravens running back Jamal Lewis. He can become an unrestricted free agent next month if the Ravens don't designate him the franchise player.

Lewis, in Atlanta, says he doesn't know what the future holds. He says the Ravens have not had contact with him or his agent since the season ended.

"I sold my house. I had to get out from under it because I'm not sure of my future," Lewis said. "I've had that house for six years, but there is no use keeping it if you aren't going to be there. If I end up back in Baltimore, I'll just rent an apartment for six months or less."

Lewis expects the Ravens to put the franchise tag on him, and he has no problems playing in Baltimore again as long as he is the featured runner.

"The players association thought that designation [franchise player] would be a good thing, that it could be used as leverage," Lewis said. "But I think I am more valuable than that. I don't want to come back to a situation where I carried the ball only 10 to 15 times a game like last year. I'm used to carrying it 20 to 25 times a game. I want that kind of workload. If the Ravens want to give me that, I'll be more than happy to play in Baltimore again, or anywhere else."
The guy is a joke - 3.4 YPC with an OL that anyone should be able to average 4+ YPC behind.
Didn't catch any Ravens games this yr huh?
 

cstu

Footballguy
Note it's Atlanta, and how he said he figures to be franchised but...

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http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/footbal...sports-football

Soon after the season ended, moving and storage trucks were outside the Granite home of Ravens running back Jamal Lewis. He can become an unrestricted free agent next month if the Ravens don't designate him the franchise player.

Lewis, in Atlanta, says he doesn't know what the future holds. He says the Ravens have not had contact with him or his agent since the season ended.

"I sold my house. I had to get out from under it because I'm not sure of my future," Lewis said. "I've had that house for six years, but there is no use keeping it if you aren't going to be there. If I end up back in Baltimore, I'll just rent an apartment for six months or less."

Lewis expects the Ravens to put the franchise tag on him, and he has no problems playing in Baltimore again as long as he is the featured runner.

"The players association thought that designation [franchise player] would be a good thing, that it could be used as leverage," Lewis said. "But I think I am more valuable than that. I don't want to come back to a situation where I carried the ball only 10 to 15 times a game like last year. I'm used to carrying it 20 to 25 times a game. I want that kind of workload. If the Ravens want to give me that, I'll be more than happy to play in Baltimore again, or anywhere else."
The guy is a joke - 3.4 YPC with an OL that anyone should be able to average 4+ YPC behind.
Didn't catch any Ravens games this yr huh?
I tried not to...Seriously, there are tons of excuses for Lewis' play this year but he was outplayed by Taylor. Lewis is a one-dimensional back and wasn't even able to succeed at that. Maybe if he goes to a team like the Steelers that doesn't need a receiving RB he will do alright, but he reminded me of how Barlow played last year and I won't be surprised if he's bad again next year.

 
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Stillers Jr.

Footballguy
Man the Ravens are is disarray....1 - Kyle Boller stinks (everyone sees that except Raven management)2 - Brian Billick is not what he was cracked up to be.3 - Ray Lewis wants out and/or the Ravens want him out4 - Now Jamal Lewis is on the way out...I don't see the Ravens contending for the next few years...

 

roadkill1292

Footballguy
Man the Ravens are is disarray....

1 - Kyle Boller stinks (everyone sees that except Raven management)

2 - Brian Billick is not what he was cracked up to be.

3 - Ray Lewis wants out and/or the Ravens want him out

4 - Now Jamal Lewis is on the way out...

I don't see the Ravens contending for the next few years...
Add:1. Looming retirement of Ogden

2. McAllister sleepwalking through season

3. Loss of Demps

Trouble in Crabtown.

 

Bri

Footballguy
Makes no sense to me.

Either he is buying a new house/moving just because, or he is having money problems. I see no reason someone would sell their home just cause they don't know whats going to happen in the near future. Dumbest reasoning I have ever heard.
I would guess the average NFL star player lives in some lavish home and spends way too much money then as his career winds down he has to live in a lesser but still nice home. I wonder if that's all this is. He figures whatever contract he gets won't ever be huge again so he'd better tone his lifestyle down now.BTW I'd love to see him on the Steelers, whomever threw that one out there.

 

Michael Fox Fan

Footballguy
Makes no sense to me.

Either he is buying a new house/moving just because, or he is having money problems. I see no reason someone would sell their home just cause they don't know whats going to happen in the near future. Dumbest reasoning I have ever heard.
Well, he knows at most he spends one more season in Baltimore. So why have a house there? As he states in the article, he'll just rent for 6 months. Have you ever been to Baltimore? Not exactly the place most people dream of living. Maybe Jamal's financial advisers told him to sell before the real estate bubble bursts.

 

thayman

Footballguy
What a crybaby. He flat out sucked this year. Then said he didin't want to play at full speed because he was worried about being hurt......

 

jeff_eaglz

Moderator
Well, he knows at most he spends one more season in Baltimore. So why have a house there? As he states in the article, he'll just rent for 6 months. Have you ever been to Baltimore? Not exactly the place most people dream of living.
Baltimore maybe, but Maryland is quite nice actually.
 

The Reverend

Footballguy
Well, he knows at most he spends one more season in Baltimore.  So why have a house there?  As he states in the article, he'll just rent for 6 months.  Have you ever been to Baltimore?  Not exactly the place most people dream of living. 
Baltimore maybe, but Maryland is quite nice actually.
Maryland has nice geography, but is mostly a Socialist state. Case in point: the recent Walmart verdict. Erlicht and Steele are class acts, but the damage has been done. No wonder Lewis wants out. Unfortunately, many smart. patriotic Americans live in MD. I figure they will form the backbone of the resistance during the revolution. Viva la Revolution!BTW, Steele for VP 2008!

Edit to add: Oh, Baltimore itself is a small piece of hell. Really.

 
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