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NFL: Ravens RB Ray Rice Tells Critics 'I Haven't Lost A Step'
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NFL: Ravens RB Ray Rice Tells Critics 'I Haven't Lost A Step'

Nov 7 2013, 10:49pm CST | by

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice fired back at his critics in the midst of his struggles in 2013 by saying "I haven't lost a step."

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, who has struggled during the first half of the 2013 NFL season, has fired back at his critics.  Rice has been on the receiving end of harsh comments from his...

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NFL: Ravens RB Ray Rice Tells Critics 'I Haven't Lost A Step'

Nov 7 2013, 10:49pm CST | by

NFL: Ravens RB Ray Rice Tells Critics 'I Haven't Lost A Step' Photo Credit: Getty Images

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice fired back at his critics in the midst of his struggles in 2013 by saying "I haven't lost a step."

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, who has struggled during the first half of the 2013 NFL season, has fired back at his critics. 

Rice has been on the receiving end of harsh comments from his detractors as he's in the middle of what has been the worst season of his six-year NFL career. To make matters worse, the Ravens are 29th in the league in rushing offense. 

He has produced just 259 yards on 97 carries for a 2.7 yards-per-carry average -- his lowest ever. He's never tallied lower than 4.0 yards a carry. 

Rice was not one to take the criticisms sitting down. 

"Everybody has these situations. A down year is not going to make or break me as a person. I've been through a lot worse that what I'm averaging in carries. I got broad shoulders. I'll take it. 

"If you watch the film, you'd understand that we've been playing very good fronts. We've got eight games left, and that's my focus now.

"I've been working on my health. My health is there. And now it's time to keep pushing for these next eight games, and win the ones we have at home." 

With this, the 26-year-old Rice shot down any speculations that a hip flexor strain he suffered in Week 2 against the Cleveland Browns has produced any lingering effects. 

He also told Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun on Nov. 6 that the Ravens will be able to eventually turn things around on the ground. 

"My level of confidence is where it was in Week 1. I still believe we'll get the run game going. We have the guys. We've just seen some pretty good fronts, and I've battled through stuff this year. The next eight games, I'm just trying to go out there and be the best Ray Rice I can be for the next half of the season." 

Rice has rushed for at least 1,143 yards in the last four seasons, being named to three Pro Bowl selections along the way. His Ravens, the defending Super Bowl champions, are currently 3-5 through Week 10 of the 2013 NFL season. 

 
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Former NFLPA president surprised by domestic violence policy

Aug 29 2014 4:50am CDT | Source: ProFootballTalk

Former NFL Players association president Kevin Mawae was surprised to hear about the NFL’s new domestic violence policy yesterday. Not because he’s opposed to tougher standards, but because he didn’t expect commissioner Roger Goodell to admit he was wrong in the giving Ray Rice just a two-game suspension for knocking his then-fiancee un ...
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How much has the domestic violence policy really changed? (Possibly a lot.)

Aug 28 2014 7:16pm CDT | Source: ProFootballTalk

The NFL received a much-deserved round of national applause for finally admitting that which pretty much everyone knew:  The league got it wrong when suspending Ravens running back Ray Rice for only two games for committing domestic violence against his then-fiancée. But setting asid ...
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Roger Goodell Figures Out Domestic Violence is Bad

Aug 28 2014 4:51pm CDT | Source: SportsFilter

Under a new policy, NFL players face a six-week suspension for a first domestic violence offense and banishment for a second. The league was widely criticized for assessing only a two-week suspension to Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice after he struck his now-wife and dragged her unconscious out of an Atlantic City hotel elevator. "I didn't get it right. Simply put, we have to do ...
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Goodell: I didn't get Ray Rice punishment right

Aug 28 2014 4:31pm CDT | Source: cbs sports

Goodell: I didn't get Ray Rice punishme ...
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NFL tries to tackle domestic violence

Aug 28 2014 3:51pm CDT | Source: msnbc

Roger Goodell now admits he "didn't get it right" when he suspended Ray Rice for just two games following a widely publicized incident of ...
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Roger Goodell’s Surprising Apology And New Domestic Abuse Policy Should Be Applauded

Aug 28 2014 3:25pm CDT | Source: SportsGrid

Roger Goodell sent a letter to NFL front offices and a memorandum to all NFL personnel — coaches, players, executives, trainers, etc. — announcing an updated policy for domestic abuse and sexual assault, as well as, surprisingly, an apology for how he handled the Ray Rice situation: My disciplinary decision led the public to question our sincerity, our commitment, and whether we understood the toll that domestic violence inflicts on so many families. I take responsibility both for the decisi ...
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Roger Goodell Admits He Was Wrong and Alters N.F. L. Policy on Domestic Violence

Aug 28 2014 2:43pm CDT | Source: New York Times: Sports

The N.F.L. Commissioner acknowledged in a letter to team owners that he made a mistake imposing only a two-game ban on the ...
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Goodell, NFL roll out new domestic abuse policy

Aug 28 2014 2:42pm CDT | Source: milehighreport

You knew it was coming... So the Ray Rice Fallout continues with a new domestic violence policy. Six games for 1st offense, lifetime ban for 2nd. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 28, 2014 Here is the letter Roger Goodell sent out to every owner in regards to the policy update Key phrase in new domestic violence policy sent to NFL owners: "These disciplinary consequences apply to all NF ...
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Goodell, NFL get tough on domestic violence

Aug 28 2014 2:39pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Acknowledging he "didn’t get it right" with a two-game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for players accused of domestic violence, including six weeks for a first offence and at least a year for a second. In a letter and memo sent to all 32 teams owners Thursday, and obtained by The Associated Press, Goodell never mentions Rice by n ...
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NFL implements domestic violence penalties

Aug 28 2014 2:39pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — NFL players will be subject to a six-week suspension for a first domestic violence offence and banishment from the league for a second under a new policy outlined by Commissioner Roger Goodell. In a letter and memo sent to all 32 teams owners Thursday, and obtained by The Associated Press, Goodell says he "didn’t get it right" in giving Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice a two-game suspension for allegedly hitting the woman who is now his wife. He told tea ...
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Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

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