News of only a six-game suspension for Deshaun Watson swept over the NFL Monday and Head Coach John Harbaugh was requested for his take after apply.
If the suspension stands, Watson will make his debut on Oct. 23 at M&T Bank Stadium.
“I do have a lot of opinions on it. I’m just not at liberty to share them at this time. That’s for the league to decide,” Harbaugh mentioned.
However, Harbaugh pointed to the Ravens’ resolution after the Ray Rice incident to not pursue gamers with any historical past of mistreating girls. It was a call made by Owner Steve Bisciotti, along side Dick Cass, Ozzie Newsome, Eric DeCosta, Pat Moriarty, Harbaugh and others.
“I respect what Steve Bisciotti and Dick Cass created here almost 10 years ago,” Harbaugh mentioned. “Basically, we’re kind of zero tolerance. You have to know the truth, you have to try to understand the circumstances, but we’ve stayed away from that particular situation – when we draft players, when we sign them as free agents. That’s Steve’s decision, and I’m glad that we have that policy.”
Ronnie Stanley’s Return ‘Is Not Going to Be Imminent’
Ronnie Stanley continues to be part of apply, however with shorts and a T-shirt on from the sideline.
The updates on Stanley’s ankle rehab have been encouraging, from the energy of the ankle to the form Stanley is getting in, however Harbaugh mentioned it is too quickly to know but when he’ll be again on the sector.
“It’s not going to be imminent,” Harbaugh mentioned. “He’s feeling good. He looks good right now.”
Tyler Linderbaum Has Up And Down Day in Pads
One of the gamers to look at most carefully with pads on is rookie middle Tyler Linderbaum. Being the smallest offensive lineman within the draft, Linderbaum should show he can deal with the physicality and larger, stronger defensive linemen of the NFL.
On Day 1, it was a blended bag for the scrappy Iowa blocker.
On one play, Linderbaum completely picked up a blitz by linebacker Patrick Queen and stuffed him on the line of scrimmage. Linderbaum then saved pushing ahead, getting after Queen until the play was full.
On the following play, Linderbaum obtained a bull rush from 345-pound defensive lineman Michael Pierce and was pushed into the backfield as he tried to reset.
“It’s a work [in progress],” Offensive Line Coach Joe D’Alessandris mentioned. “You can’t judge it just on today. It’s part of the equation of teaching.”
What Separates Ben Powers in Left Guard Competition
Offensive Coordinator Greg Roman mentioned Ben Powers is within the lead within the competitors to be the beginning left guard.
On Monday, D’Alessandris shed gentle on what Powers is doing to face out within the race with Tyre Phillips and Ben Cleveland, who handed his conditioning take a look at and practiced for the primary time Monday.
“It’s an ongoing competition right now,” D’Alessandris mentioned. “[Powers has] very good vision, he’s very instinctive. He’s a good communicator. When you do all those things … you have to gel the line together and trust each other. So he’s doing a great job.”