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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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N.F.L. Roundup: Rice Breaks His Silence in a Public Repentance

Jul 31 2014 7:17pm CDT | Source: New York Times: Sports

Ray Rice, who was arrested and charged with assaulting his then-fiancée on Feb. 15, said his actions "were totally inexcusable" in his first public comments since receiving a ...
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Goodell can't win with Gordon ruling after failing so miserably with Rice

Jul 31 2014 6:46pm CDT | Source: Sports Business News

Josh Gordon is Roger Goodell's worst nightmare, though maybe I should rephrase that. Ray Rice is Roger Goodell's worst nightmare. Though maybe I should re ...
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ProFootballTalk: Ray Rice finally speaks to the media after suspension

Jul 31 2014 5:43pm CDT | Source: ProFootballTalk

Ray Rice spoke to the media for the first time since his suspension, but Mike Florio thinks this is something that should have happened much sooner as too much time has passed for Rice to sta ...
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Fred Flinstone’s Honour Is Defended In Ray Rice Controversy

Jul 31 2014 4:19pm CDT | Source: balls

Balls.ie The good name of one of the most beloved cartoon characters was besmirched in the Washington Post last week. After Ray Rice’s public apology to his wife and his teammates following his arrest on a domestic violence charge last February, the Post’s Sally Jenkins described Rice as going ‘all Flinstone on his wife’, a totally unjustified allusion. Thankfully, Martin Kaymer of Takoma Park rode to the rescue. [Deadspin ...
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Ray Rice publicly apologizes to wife for domestic violence

Jul 31 2014 12:47pm CDT | Source: Los Angeles Times Sports

Saying he realized he had never said he was sorry in public, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice said Thursday at training camp that “I didn’t publicly apologize to my wife. I know that hit home for a lot of people. I’ve made the biggest mistake of my life. Me. She can do no wrong. S ...
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Ray Rice: "My Actions That Night Were Inexcusable"

Jul 31 2014 11:39am CDT | Source: The Big Lead

Ray Rice apologized for the domestic violence incident for which he’s been suspended for two games, in a press conference broadcast on ESPN. “My actions that night were inexcusable,” said the Ravens running back. “That’s not me. That’s something I have to live with the rest of my life. The pain that I’m talking about living with is waking up every day, and my daughter’s two years old now — she’s very smart, very intelligent — and one day she’s going to know the p ...
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Watch LIVE: Ray Rice talks about suspension

Jul 31 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: cbs sports

Watch LIVE: Ray Rice talks about susp ...
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Washington Post Reader Defends Fred Flintstone After Comparison to Ray Rice

Jul 31 2014 10:46am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Fred Flintstone seems like a pretty good guy, so some people may take offense when he is compared to someone who was involved in a domestic violence incident. Earlier this week, Sally Jenkins wrote a column that compared Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, who was arrested earlier this offseason for a domestic violence incident, to The Flintstones. That apparently didn't sit too well with one reader. In the Thursday publication of The Washington Post, there was one letter ...
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Frank Deford: "Roger Goodell just looks like a slick, selling us seventy-six trombones"

Jul 31 2014 9:40am CDT | Source: The Big Lead

Frank Deford, the legendary sportswriter who’s been at SI for over 50 years, has a weekly radio spot on NPR. On Wednesday, he used the platform to skewer Roger Goodell over the light Ray Rice punishment, and theorized that the NFL would be far better served by new leadership (emphasis and hyperlinks included in the transcription are mine): “The larger question is whether Goodell is good enough to serve as the leade ...
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Letter to editor rebukes Washington Post for slandering Flintstones with Ray Rice column

Jul 31 2014 9:33am CDT | Source: SBNation

Please don't compare Ray Rice to America's favorite cartoon rock quarry worker. Ray Rice is no Fred Flintstone. The Hanna-Barbera cartoon character was way better than that. That's the gist of this letter to the editor in Thursday's Washington Post. WaPo Letter to the Editor of the day pic.twitter.com/L3NnApPKc3 — ...
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