The University of Alabama annually is at or near the top of NCAA rankings, and look no farther than coach Nick Saban for a reason. But what makes him so special? Ravens’ GM Ozzie Newsome has the answer.
The decision that changed Paul Warfield’s career and helped make him a Hall-of-Fame wide receiver was immediate, with the Browns taking a leap of faith the first time they saw their first-round draft pick.
Leroy Butler was an all-decade starting safety. Yet he not only hasn’t been discussed as a Hall-of-Fame finalist. He’s never been a Hall-of-Fame semifinalist, and that’s one wrong that needs to be corrected … now.
Former Baltimore linebacker Zach Orr led the Ravens in tackles a year ago and was named second-team Alll-Pro. But now, at 24, he’s out of the game — forced to retire by a rare spinal condition. “I feel lucky,” he said.