Honorable mentions for me:
Honorable mentions for me:
Personally, I think it should be someone who started AND ended his career with the Ravens.
Those right now are the only two I can think of. If he can get healthy and get back to being productive, I would put Todd Heap in there eventually as well.
Anyone who left this organization to play elsewhere should not be in the ROH. JMHO.
Ray Ray :thumbup:
Earnest Byner? :thumbdown:
Ray and JO obviously. Reed is still young, we will see.
McAlister has been a real class act the last couple of years and a huge credit to the organization. I don't know if anyone else noticed, but I thought his post-game comments after the Cleveland game were a reminder how far he's come as a stand-up guy. So he can be on my bubble.
Chris McAlister has been nothing but an elite CB for pretty much his whole career so far. He has been considered a "shut down" corner for a long time. 3 time Pro-Bowler, including the 2006 season. He was drafted by the Ravens, and if he retires a Raven then he belongs on the ring.
Matt Stover is a no brainer.
Jamal Lewis :thumbdown: If it weren't for Jamals many off the field issues this would probably be a yes. He brought as many negatives as positives to the Raven organization so it's a no for me.
Edwin Mulitalo:thumbdown: Great guy he just didn't do enough special things on the field.
Oh yeah. Matt Stover :thumbup: obviously.
Jamal Lewis - This one is a toss up and depending how long his career lasts in the NFL. If he retires soon, then most of his time will be as a Raven. I am not happy with his attitude and how he left the organization. He always had a victum's mentality and no one likes a victum.
Edwin Mulatalo- :thumbup:
A thought - I know this is terrible; but is there ANY WAY we can get the Ravens to recind (take down) Ernest Byner's name. It is a total disrespect to the rest of the Ring of Honor to have his name there. It is a complete joke.:thumbdown:
Does anyone really know the reason Byner is even on the ring?
Stinger I'd always heard the reason is he was close with Art Modell. No idea whether it's true, just what I'd heard.
I guess. I know he was a Raven for a couple years. And I know he worked in the Ravens front office. But his stats for the Ravens were hardly impressive at all. To be honest, Byner was more of a Brown and Redskin than a Raven.
He just doesn't deserve to be there. The only person who IMO should be there that was a Brown first was Matt Stover, and that is because he came to Baltimore with the team and never left. If he retires here, he should be inducted that first game he doesn't play.
And as Greg pointed out, he bolted for a job with the Skins the moment it was offered.
My locks are:
If they keep it up:
I used to have Heap in that list but he's starting to fall into the "bubble" category for me although I still think he'll get in.
I think Jamal should get in as well but there is a little more baggage with him.