It is official, Ozzie Newsome is giving special treatment to the Alabama alumni players when their performance has not warranted praise. The main example of this is the one year re-signing of Terrence Cody. Cody has not met expectations of the Baltimore Ravens, but was still awarded a second contract? I do not understand how coaches and players who perform poorly are rewarded.
Cody’s 2013 season was absolutely terrible. He had 15 total tackles, and eight of them were assisted. After 12 games, those minuscule numbers should be reason enough to send a player packing, but instead he will be offered a chance to compete for a starting job? There are players on the roster, like Cody Larsen and Brandon Williams, who will not get the chance to showcase their skills because Cody will be taking up reps. I could see if his potential leaped off the charts, but Cody has shown no promise since 2011 when he had 34 tackles, one pass defense, and a forced fumble in which he leveled Jamal Charles in the 2011 Wild Card round of the playoffs.
Cody claims that his lack of production has been because of injuries and offseason surgeries.He now feels he is healthy, according to BaltimoreRavens.com, saying, “I can be a lot better now that I’m full-to-go and actually healthy for the first time in a while. There are going to be a lot of good things this year.” We all hope this will be the case.This will not be an easy hill for Cody to climb, as he will have to prove his worth to the Ravens in more than just a depth capacity in order to make the final roster for the 2014 season.
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