Originally written on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 11/9/14

CLEVELAND - NOVEMBER 16: Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens runs the ball in the first quarter against the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium on November 16, 2009 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
The offseason gives players, coaches, writers, and fans alike an opportunity to step back and look at the big picture in the NFL. Sometimes, players don't step back far enough, and they wind up making statements like the Ravens' star running back, Ray Rice. In comments published at BaltimoreRavens.com, Rice expressed that he'll not only be ready for the start of the season; he'll be ready to take the Ravens to the promise land. "Training is something that I never worried about. My training has always been part of my routine. Nobody ever had to beat me in the head to work out. I actually have the burning to desire to come back, not only for myself, but to come back ready to play. When we get to the season, I’m going to do my job and bring a Super Bowl back to Baltimore." There seems to be little doubt that Rice will be playing for the Ravens in 2012, despite ongoing contract negotiations. He's currently under the team's franchise tag, but he has not signed his franchise tender, cho...
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