The Baltimore Ravens have some high expectations for their wide receiver room this year after bringing in three free agent pickups to fill out a whole new starting lineup. One of those signings was restricted free agent Willie Snead, who on Twitter predicted that he’ll have a big game against his former team the New Orleans Saints in Week 7:
Best Believe, I’m getting that stat line against my former team & then some #2018Goals #RavensFlock #TrustGod https://t.co/RUg6rtgBah— Willie Snead IV (@Willie_Snead4G) July 10, 2018
The Saints chose to let Snead walk after Baltimore made an initial offer, and opted to go for another restricted free agent (Chicago’s Cameron Meredith) to take his place. While there hasn’t seemed to be much bad blood between the two parties, no player should be happy about being phased out of an offense and essentially being replaced. This shows in Snead’s fiery Twitter prediction.
Sarah Ellison of the Baltimore Ravens official website summed up how this compares to the typical revenge game situation that often takes place across the league:
“It’s no secret that players frequently circle games on the calendar against their former teams,” Ellison wrote. “Snead didn’t promise “blood and guts” like Steve Smith Sr., or demand to play for a division foe like Dez Bryant. But, of course, Snead wants to prove to the Saints that they made a mistake when they placed a low-round restricted free-agent tender on him and ultimately let him go.”
Snead would go on to clarify that he has no hate for the Saints organization, but as Ellison wrote, he’ll have the usual itch to prove them wrong when these teams meet in the fall.