The announced addition of RB Ricky Williams to the Baltimore Ravens created a buzz at the team's Training Camp, not just on the sidelines with the assembled media. Apparently, the players and coaches are intrigued by the addition as well, as evidenced by the excitement in their voices when questioned about Ricky coming to Baltimore.
On BaltimoreRavens.com, both RB Ray Rice and QB Joe Flacco are looking forward to working with the former Miami Dolphins and New Orleans Saints running back. Williams also was the Heisman Trophy winner out of the University of Texas in 1999. Offensive Coordinator does not look at the controversial Williams as any more of a risk than any other player he's coached and says that Ricky is an excellent runner and pass protector and will give Ray Rice a break.
His size and abilities seem to be the perfect complement to Rice's elusiveness, as at 230 pounds, he can be the bruiser between the tackles and an effective option near the goal line. At the same time, pairing Williams with 255 pound FB Vonta Leach is another "big" option the team could consider on short-yardage situations.
Finally, the media is truly looking forward to an interesting interview with Williams, who has a checkered past, some humorous and some not-so-humorous, including past social anxiety disorder isses while with the Saints, which had him wearing his football helmet with dark visor to media interviews, as well as his story of quitting football and being suspended for his repeated marijuana use. Stay tuned!