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Idahojim
03-11-2008, 01:31 PM
Expect an announcement soon of a free agent signing at wide receiver. Can't say who it is yet because my daughter works for his agent and I don't want to get her in trouble for spilling the beans early. 3-year deal. Could be a sleeper.

doomy3
03-11-2008, 01:33 PM
Is it Davis from Chicago?

Chiefs_5627
03-11-2008, 01:33 PM
Rashied Davis..probably. :)

Cochise
03-11-2008, 01:33 PM
Finally, it's our shocking news!

JBucc
03-11-2008, 01:33 PM
What if I gave you $99.95?

Idahojim
03-11-2008, 01:34 PM
None of these guys.

blueballs
03-11-2008, 01:34 PM
Fitz is rumored to have signed a hell of a contract with Az
so he's out
not that he would be considered seriously

Idahojim
03-11-2008, 01:36 PM
Fitz wouldn't exactly be a sleeper

doomy3
03-11-2008, 01:36 PM
None of these guys.


Well, then hopefully it's either Hackett or Bryant Johnson

doomy3
03-11-2008, 01:37 PM
Fitz wouldn't exactly be a sleeper



We already have Teh Ultimate Sleeper, Bobby Mother****ing Sippio.

Mecca
03-11-2008, 01:37 PM
Well, then hopefully it's either Hackett or Bryant Johnson

If he considers those guys sleepers...

Simply Red
03-11-2008, 01:37 PM
Is it Leeroy Jenkins?

Bill Lundberg
03-11-2008, 01:37 PM
Please let it be Hackett or Johnson

blueballs
03-11-2008, 01:37 PM
4 years 40 million
guess not

DaKCMan AP
03-11-2008, 01:38 PM
DJ Hackett, Drew Carter or Malcolm Floyd is my guess.

Chiefs_5627
03-11-2008, 01:38 PM
Well, then hopefully it's either Hackett or Bryant Johnson

Neither have made a visit and per rotowire, johnson is close to signing with Titans. :shrug:

blueballs
03-11-2008, 01:38 PM
PBJ YOU KNOW WHO PBJ

Simply Red
03-11-2008, 01:39 PM
PBJ YOU KNOW WHO PBJ

ROFL

Bowser
03-11-2008, 01:40 PM
I'll go with DJ Hackett.

Chiefs_5627
03-11-2008, 01:40 PM
Lets throw darts:

http://www.nfl.com/freeagency

Brock
03-11-2008, 01:41 PM
Samie Minnis

DaneMcCloud
03-11-2008, 01:42 PM
Is it Leeroy Jenkins?

No, it's his brother, Spock.

Spock Jenkins.

Chiefs_5627
03-11-2008, 01:42 PM
Craphonso Thorpe :rockon:


ROFL

Cochise
03-11-2008, 01:43 PM
Samie Parker returns!

Jilly
03-11-2008, 01:43 PM
This is a bunch of bs...why start the thread if there's no real info out of it?? Grrrrr....

Hog Farmer
03-11-2008, 01:43 PM
Sylvester Morris

MTG#10
03-11-2008, 01:44 PM
I was hoping we would bring Fred-Ex back. He's a star.

Direckshun
03-11-2008, 01:44 PM
I'd have to demand DJ Hackett of the remaining guys.

I'm guessing it's just a nobody that your daughter's boss will say is a "sleeper" to disguise the fact it's a nobody.

You see, the Chiefs aren't even playing with beer money. DJ Hackett would be beer money.

The Chiefs are playing with vending machine change, and I'll be a monkey's uncle if it's anybody to be excited about.

Mr. Laz
03-11-2008, 01:44 PM
Craphonso Thorpe!!!!!!

The Crappy man returns :thumb:

Bowser
03-11-2008, 01:44 PM
SEAN LACHAPELLE RETURNS!!

Chiefs_5627
03-11-2008, 01:44 PM
I was hoping we would bring Fred-Ex back. He's a star.

Noooo, his hands are. :D

Chest Rockwell
03-11-2008, 01:44 PM
Samie Parker returns!

I was thinking that or Cro Thorpe.

crazycoffey
03-11-2008, 01:45 PM
Sylvester "the cat" Morris is coming back?

DeepSouth
03-11-2008, 01:45 PM
Samie Parker returns!

that's what I was thinking.

DaKCMan AP
03-11-2008, 01:45 PM
I'd have to demand DJ Hackett of the remaining guys.

I'm guessing it's just a nobody that your daughter's boss will say is a "sleeper" to disguise the fact it's a nobody.

You see, the Chiefs aren't even playing with beer money. DJ Hackett would be beer money.

The Chiefs are playing with vending machine change, and I'll be a monkey's uncle if it's anybody to be excited about.

I'd rather have Drew Carter over DJ Hackett.

JBucc
03-11-2008, 01:45 PM
I'll guess Drew Carter

blueballs
03-11-2008, 01:45 PM
McCarins

Bowser
03-11-2008, 01:46 PM
La Cha PELLE

La Cha PELLE

La Cha PELLE

doomy3
03-11-2008, 01:47 PM
Who the **** is it???

beach tribe
03-11-2008, 01:47 PM
I hate this shit.

If you can'y say his name then don't say shit.

Rooster
03-11-2008, 01:47 PM
Jerry Rice?

Chiefs_5627
03-11-2008, 01:47 PM
Lake Dawson?

Mr. Arrowhead
03-11-2008, 01:48 PM
its me

King_Chief_Fan
03-11-2008, 01:48 PM
I will guess Kassim Osgood...chargers

Sully
03-11-2008, 01:48 PM
I hear that Lance Allworth kid is gonna go places.

JBucc
03-11-2008, 01:48 PM
Nate Washington

MTG#10
03-11-2008, 01:48 PM
Why is Samie Parker still on our roster?

blueballs
03-11-2008, 01:48 PM
What do we win
I'm taking the ex-Jet

doomy3
03-11-2008, 01:49 PM
Michael Vick is getting released from prison to be our new WR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

doomy3
03-11-2008, 01:49 PM
McCareins?

Mr. Laz
03-11-2008, 01:50 PM
Troy Walters is small but is quick

Sully
03-11-2008, 01:50 PM
Troy Walters is small but is quick

So's my Johnson!!!


Hey-Yooo!!!!!!

JBucc
03-11-2008, 01:51 PM
If you just delete the part about your daughter working for him and say you heard it from "someone" nobody will ever know.

Mr. Laz
03-11-2008, 01:51 PM
I hate this shit.

If you can'y say his name then don't say shit.

jim is hardly wpi

if he says we have a new WR then we do.

as frustrating as it is right now not to know his name.

Simply Red
03-11-2008, 01:51 PM
I hate this shit.

If you can'y say his name then don't say shit.

shut up

Sanka
03-11-2008, 01:52 PM
Bryant Johnson signed with the Bucs.

Mr. Laz
03-11-2008, 01:52 PM
So's my Johnson!!!


Hey-Yooo!!!!!!
apparently not "quick" enough :fire:

Direckshun
03-11-2008, 01:52 PM
Everybody look up as many Jims in Idaho as possible. We'll look up all their daughters to see who works for an NFL agent.

That'll crack the case.

Dicky McElephant
03-11-2008, 01:52 PM
Marc Boerigter

Simply Red
03-11-2008, 01:52 PM
:D

Simply Red
03-11-2008, 01:53 PM
I'm not sure who we're signing, but, PRINT EM!

Chiefs_5627
03-11-2008, 01:53 PM
Bryant Johnson signed with the Bucs.

I think u mean antonio bryant?

DaneMcCloud
03-11-2008, 01:53 PM
I hate this shit.

If you can'y say his name then don't say shit.

You're fairly new here but Jim has been a great source of info over years in addition to writing providing honest and frank assessments of the Chiefs franchise at KCChiefs.com.

Jim's word is as good as gold and I'm sure he's passing on all he can at this point.

Sure-Oz
03-11-2008, 01:53 PM
I will guess Kassim Osgood...chargers

he is property of the chargers

Zouk
03-11-2008, 01:53 PM
If it's not Rashied Davis, I'd guess Devard Darling from Baltimore. Was recruited by WR coach Eric Price's dad to Washington State. Former 3rd round pick never got much of a chance in Baltimore.

Bowser
03-11-2008, 01:53 PM
Bryant Johnson signed with the Bucs.

That crazy 'lil Gruden, trying to put together a football team!

ChiefsCountry
03-11-2008, 01:54 PM
Jim writes for KCChiefs.com and a newspaper if I remember right. I'll trust him on this one.

Sanka
03-11-2008, 01:55 PM
I think u mean antonio bryant?
Could of swore ESPN said Bryant Johnson, but you may be right cause I can't find anything on him signing with Tampa.

Stryker
03-11-2008, 01:55 PM
Is it this guy...

http://images.disneysites.com/clipart/images77/Movies/Snow_White/Sleepy/sleepy02.gif

Looks like a "sleeper" to me.

Bowser
03-11-2008, 01:55 PM
If it's not Rashied Davis, I'd guess Devard Darling from Baltimore. Was recruited by WR coach Eric Price's dad to Washington State. Former 3rd round pick never got much of a chance in Baltimore.


Huh. This sounds like a move they would make.

McCariens, Darling, or Davis are probably the choice.



Sean LaChapelle

doomy3
03-11-2008, 01:56 PM
Could of swore ESPN said Bryant Johnson, but you may be right cause I can't find anything on him signing with Tampa.


It was Antonio Bryant

beach tribe
03-11-2008, 01:59 PM
You're fairly new here but Jim has been a great source of info over years in addition to writing providing honest and frank assessments of the Chiefs franchise at KCChiefs.com.

Jim's word is as good as gold and I'm sure he's passing on all he can at this point.

Yea, I'm just impatient. Pay me no mind.

Iowanian
03-11-2008, 02:03 PM
I'd hope it was Bryant Johnson, but it won't be.


Davard Darling is probably a good guess. Reche Caldwell is turd enough to be a Chiefs project move.

My dart is Drew Carter since its a "sleeper" I'm reaching away from the less obvious DJ Hackett.

noa
03-11-2008, 02:03 PM
Webster Slaughter decided that one season with the Chiefs wasn't enough!

Alphaman
03-11-2008, 02:03 PM
McCareins doesn't fit the age profile. I'm holding out hope from Bryant Johnson.

Monty
03-11-2008, 02:04 PM
You're fairly new here but Jim has been a great source of info over years in addition to writing providing honest and frank assessments of the Chiefs franchise at KCChiefs.com.

Jim's word is as good as gold and I'm sure he's passing on all he can at this point.

So true, but we're really going to have to have Jim reassess his priorities.

Choosing his daughter's livelihood over spilling the beans about this signing on CP just isn't going to cut it. ;)

We want to know now.....we can help find her a new job later.... :D

eazyb81
03-11-2008, 02:08 PM
I'm hoping for Hackett.

Frosty
03-11-2008, 02:09 PM
If it's not Rashied Davis, I'd guess Devard Darling from Baltimore. Was recruited by WR coach Eric Price's dad to Washington State. Former 3rd round pick never got much of a chance in Baltimore.

That would be a great pickup with a lot of potential. Darling has a lot of talent and just got caught in a crap situation at Baltimore.

pr_capone
03-11-2008, 02:09 PM
Andre Rison is ready to release the sequel!!!

Spiderman 2!

woohoo!!!!!!!!

Bowser
03-11-2008, 02:09 PM
I'm hoping for Hackett.

You misspelled Sean LaChapelle.

Hydrae
03-11-2008, 02:11 PM
You misspelled Sean LaChapelle.

SlyMo! SlyMo! SlyMo!

Idahojim
03-11-2008, 02:13 PM
Two of you have it right.

the Talking Can
03-11-2008, 02:13 PM
hello?

Lake Dawson

the Talking Can
03-11-2008, 02:14 PM
It just occurred to me that someone actually named their child "lake"

doomy3
03-11-2008, 02:14 PM
It's Devard Darling.

doomy3
03-11-2008, 02:15 PM
...Or Drew Carter. Either Darling or Carter.

InChiefsHell
03-11-2008, 02:15 PM
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/chiefs/story/526496.html

It's DArling

Frosty
03-11-2008, 02:17 PM
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/chiefs/story/526496.html

It's DArling

Awesome! :thumb: Nice little pick up.

doomy3
03-11-2008, 02:17 PM
Darling it is.

DaKCMan AP
03-11-2008, 02:17 PM
Not a bad signing at all..

Dicky McElephant
03-11-2008, 02:18 PM
Hey....at least we picked up someone.

Idahojim
03-11-2008, 02:18 PM
Sorry about stringing it along. Just didn't know where they were in the announcement process.

tyton75
03-11-2008, 02:18 PM
Chiefs | Team signs Darling
Tue, 11 Mar 2008 12:13:32 -0700

Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star, reports the Kansas City Chiefs signed free-agent WR Devard Darling (Ravens) Tuesday, March 11. Darling should compete for a starting wide receiver position on the Chiefs roster.

Brock
03-11-2008, 02:18 PM
whatever

the Talking Can
03-11-2008, 02:18 PM
I'll be pissed if we didn't give him $12 mill guaranteed.

I'm tired of losing the FA Bowl.

Bowser
03-11-2008, 02:18 PM
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/chiefs/story/526496.html

It's DArling

20 catches in four years, with 18 coming last year. Huh.

doomy3
03-11-2008, 02:19 PM
Sorry about stringing it along. Just didn't know where they were in the announcement process.



Can you tell us contract details? Or give us a little info about this guy?

tyton75
03-11-2008, 02:19 PM
Now.. could someone give me a rundown about this guy.. I have no idea what kinda reciever he is

Dicky McElephant
03-11-2008, 02:19 PM
Sorry about stringing it along. Just didn't know where they were in the announcement process.

No need to apologize. At least you were correct in your info.....

Thanks for the heads up man.

Iowanian
03-11-2008, 02:19 PM
If it's not Rashied Davis, I'd guess Devard Darling from Baltimore. Was recruited by WR coach Eric Price's dad to Washington State. Former 3rd round pick never got much of a chance in Baltimore.


Thats using your head JR!




Welcome to KC, DeLard Darling.(coining now in case he gets fat)

Bowser
03-11-2008, 02:19 PM
Sorry about stringing it along. Just didn't know where they were in the announcement process.

Shoot, don't apologize for anything.

FD
03-11-2008, 02:19 PM
Darling is the new Priest holmes.

Cave Johnson
03-11-2008, 02:19 PM
20 catches in four years, with 18 coming last year. Huh.

They're not LaChapelle numbers, but...

Bowser
03-11-2008, 02:20 PM
I'll be pissed if we didn't give him $12 mill guaranteed.

I'm tired of losing the FA Bowl.

Ahh, for the days of Carlton Gray and Victor Bailey....

Idahojim
03-11-2008, 02:21 PM
3 years. $5 million including $1 million bonus.

Bowser
03-11-2008, 02:22 PM
They're not LaChapelle numbers, but...


Let's not be comparing Darling to LaChapelle just yet, my friend. That's a hill Darling isn't ready to climb just yet.

the Talking Can
03-11-2008, 02:22 PM
If it's not Rashied Davis, I'd guess Devard Darling from Baltimore. Was recruited by WR coach Eric Price's dad to Washington State. Former 3rd round pick never got much of a chance in Baltimore.

dude, you're mecca-smart

Iowanian
03-11-2008, 02:22 PM
Lost another scoop to DITECH! [/wpi-tech]


I don't see the move as anything to get excited about at this time
but its a body, and a FA Signing...

The Ravens passing game has been terrible for a long time, and he
ended up behind some experienced vets. there's always hope of contribution
until reality arrives in September, anyway.

doomy3
03-11-2008, 02:22 PM
3 years. $5 million including $1 million bonus.


Wow. Seems kind of rich for a guy with 20 career catches in 4 years, but whatever. 1.75 Mil a year seems high for that though.

Bowser
03-11-2008, 02:23 PM
3 years. $5 million including $1 million bonus.

They are certainly going the thrifty route this year. Not complaining, just making a statement.

Dicky McElephant
03-11-2008, 02:23 PM
http://www.nfl.com/players/devarddarling/profile?id=DAR358587

Nfl.com has a video on the right with a highlight of him from Week 17.

Monty
03-11-2008, 02:23 PM
No need to apologize. At least you were correct in your info.....

Thanks for the heads up man.

No kidding....and we all saved $99!!! PBJ

Bowser
03-11-2008, 02:23 PM
dude, you're mecca-smart

LMAO

We need to coin that phrase, or add it to the lexicon.

Zouk
03-11-2008, 02:27 PM
Thats using your head JR!



You can figure out lots of stuff if you just look at the personal connections.

That's also why I think we might be more interested in Matt Ryan than people currently realize. He had one of his best performances against Chan Gailey and Ga Tech last year, and O-line coach Bicknell's brother currently coaches at BC. Ditto for Godser Cherilus.

Adept Havelock
03-11-2008, 02:27 PM
So we signed Darling? Cool.

Can't wait to see his wife Cherry working with Brodie's old lady.

eazyb81
03-11-2008, 02:27 PM
Nice signing. Darling has some potential, he was just in a crappy situation in Baltimore. He's made a few circus catches in his career and a Ravens fan I know had been high on him for awhile.

DeezNutz
03-11-2008, 02:28 PM
Ok, who knows something about this guy?

Direckshun
03-11-2008, 02:29 PM
So I take it this guy is a burner?

Has anybody seen him play college ball? Or really any information would be useful.

Direckshun
03-11-2008, 02:30 PM
You can figure out lots of stuff if you just look at the personal connections.

That's also why I think we might be more interested in Matt Ryan than people currently realize. He had one of his best performances against Chan Gailey and Ga Tech last year, and O-line coach Bicknell's brother currently coaches at BC. Ditto for Godser Cherilus.
HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

Interesting.

Idahojim
03-11-2008, 02:30 PM
I know there was a sad human interest story about him. He had twin who died, I believe while both were in college.

Zouk
03-11-2008, 02:30 PM
I hope they still sign Rashied Davis as well. Then I think we'd be all set at receiver and can focus on our other 20 needs.

DaKCMan AP
03-11-2008, 02:32 PM
So I take it this guy is a burner?

Has anybody seen him play college ball? Or really any information would be useful.

He enrolled at FSU but after his brother died they wouldn't clear him to medically play again. He transferred to Wash St. and came out as a junior. He's 6'1 about 215.

Chiefnj2
03-11-2008, 02:32 PM
Nice signing. Darling has some potential, he was just in a crappy situation in Baltimore. He's made a few circus catches in his career and a Ravens fan I know had been high on him for awhile.

If he thought he had a crappy situation in Baltimore, he hasn't seen anything yet.

Dicky McElephant
03-11-2008, 02:33 PM
www.rotoworld.com

Chiefs signed WR Devard Darling to a three-year contract.

Darling was a reserve in his four years with the Ravens, but could compete with Jeff Webb for a starting job this season. He caught 18 passes for 326 yards and three touchdowns last season, almost all of it coming after Demetrius Williams' mid-season injury. He's a nice downfield threat, and should open up some space for Dwayne Bowe. The Chiefs should continue to bolster their receiving corps in the draft.

Frosty
03-11-2008, 02:33 PM
So I take it this guy is a burner?

Has anybody seen him play college ball? Or really any information would be useful.

I saw him a few times while he was at WSU. He isn't a burner. Decent route runner with good size (6'1", 215 lb) and good hands. I think he ran a 4.5 40 at the combine.

I was glad to see him leave WSU.

eazyb81
03-11-2008, 02:33 PM
If he thought he had a crappy situation in Baltimore, he hasn't seen anything yet.

With Darling and Clady in the fold we will be AFC West champs!

Bowser
03-11-2008, 02:34 PM
I hope they still sign Rashied Davis as well. Then I think we'd be all set at receiver and can focus on our other 20 needs.

We need to get an offer to him. If we sign him, we owe nothing to the Bears. We can't lose on a deal like that.

Iowanian
03-11-2008, 02:34 PM
215lbs, he should at least be solid enough to provide some downfield blocking to help with the run game.

Woodrow Call
03-11-2008, 02:34 PM
I know nothing about him but he seems to fit the "plan" perfectly. Young, cheap and hopefully ascending since he is coming off his best year.

Hopefully he pans out.

Frankie
03-11-2008, 02:36 PM
It's Devard Darling.

That's a name that will throw fear into the hearts of the opposition.

What's up with all these wuss names in the NFL? Gay? Darling?

Bowser
03-11-2008, 02:38 PM
That's a name that will throw fear into the hearts of the opposition.

What's up with all these wuss names in the NFL? Gay? Darling?

That's how they ended up being football players. They got tired of getting their asses kicked in school.

Valiant
03-11-2008, 02:42 PM
This is a bunch of bs...why start the thread if there's no real info out of it?? Grrrrr....

LOL there is someone else that does this..

ChiefsCountry
03-11-2008, 02:42 PM
That's a name that will throw fear into the hearts of the opposition.

What's up with all these wuss names in the NFL? Gay? Darling?

Wait till Florida State's DeCody F a g g gets into the NFL.

Chiefnj2
03-11-2008, 02:44 PM
Brody certainly won't have any excuses this year.

Cave Johnson
03-11-2008, 02:50 PM
316/3 is impressive given the Raven's QB situation the last half of last year. Much better than throwing $ at Bryant Johnson. That guy never stepped up his game when Fitz or Boldin went down.

Micjones
03-11-2008, 02:53 PM
This is a solid acquisition.

Devard Darling has a great combination of size and speed.
He made good on increased playing time last season when the Ravens called his number.

He's not a legitimate #2 currently, but could develop into one given the opportunity.
He's certainly the best Wide Receiver on the team not named Dwayne Bowe.
And he should push Jeff Webb to see who'll be the starter playing opposite of D-Bowe.

Darling makes drafting a Wide Receiver in the opening three rounds a little less vital, but I'm still intrigued by the thought of drafting a guy like Eddie Royal.

We still need to take a Wide Receiver in April, but this is a good signing.

Mecca
03-11-2008, 02:54 PM
Wait till Florida State's DeCody F a g g gets into the NFL.

That guy blew out his knee at the combine...

jspchief
03-11-2008, 03:04 PM
Darling's NFL combine numbers: Linky (http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/profile.php?pyid=27062)

Skip Towne
03-11-2008, 03:13 PM
I'm sure GoChiefs knew about this 2 weeks ago.

ZootedGranny
03-11-2008, 03:28 PM
I can't say I've followed his career since he entered the league, but I really liked him in college. It seemed like every week he was making circus catches.

booger
03-11-2008, 03:33 PM
Offseason Profile: Darling Has New Challenge
by Allen Barrett
Jan 17, 2008, 12:00AM

When Ravens wide receiver Devard Darling left M&T Bank Stadium on Dec. 30, there was an added hop to his step.

Not only had the Ravens defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in the season finale, but Darling had capped off his best year to date with a memorable performance. In his first-career start, the receiver pulled in three passes for 49 yards, including a 15-yard touchdown that had turned out to be the game winner.

But amidst the post-game hype surrounding his play, Darling's excitement was geared toward something else. More important than the six points he had put on the scoreboard was the six-pound fan awaiting him at home.

"It's a very vital, very important time for me," Darling said. "I'm just thankful to the Lord that he gave me the opportunity to be a father."

On the Wednesday leading up to the Ravens' final contest, media members had speculated on Darling's absence from practice. It was revealed the next day that he was with his wife, Cicely, who gave birth to Devard Darling, Jr.

"It's perfect," Darling said in regard to the timing of their son's birth. "We kind of planned it that way. I get to spend a lot of time with him and especially through these crucial first months, it'll be good."

Officially 6 pounds, 14 ounces and 20 inches at birth, "D.J.," as he is called, has been the focus of Darling's life this offseason. With the Ravens' 2007 campaign coming to an end earlier than expected, the receiver has been able to devote even more time to his son.

"I just want to do my best with it and guide him in the right way," the new father said.

For Darling, this will involve a parenting process rich with family heritage.

A native of the Bahamas, Darling stands out among fellow teammates for his distinctive voice and easygoing persona. He plans on passing along the island culture to his son, who is sure to connect with his family's roots.

"That's a part of him that's most definitely going to be a huge part of his life," Darling explained. "Even though he was born over here, he's a Bahamian in my eyes. As soon as he gets big enough and acclimated to everything, we'll do some traveling so the family can check him out."

For the time being, however, the Darlings will remain in Baltimore while the wide receiver prepares for next year.

"We're going to stay right here for awhile, especially with this being my contract year and figuring what our next step is and what the Lord has in store for us," Darling said.

After Darling's breakout year, that future could involve great things.

Having only amassed two catches in three seasons with the Ravens, the wideout reeled in 18 passes for 326 yards and three touchdowns in 2007. Appearing in all 16 games, Darling became a fixture on the Ravens' offense and was another downfield target for Baltimore's quarterbacks.

"It doesn't surprise me at all that he had such a great game," quarterback Kyle Boller said after the Ravens' 33-30 loss to the Cleveland Browns on November 18. "He just adds an extra threat to what we have."

"I knew once I got the opportunity, I'd show what I could do," Darling said. "I try to take advantage of every play, so hopefully everyone sees that I can play and be a very productive receiver in this league."

In 2006, Darling trained with wide receiver Derrick Mason in the offseason, something he hopes to continue this year. Through track workouts and other exercises, he expects to improve his speed and stamina and keep his body in top shape. After his performance in 2007, he has proven that he can be potent weapon on the field.

As for his hopes off of it, Darling has his own expectations.

"I just want to be an example for my son, so he can learn from my mistakes and the things I don't do," Darling said. "I want to be the head of the house for him and be the man that he needs me to be."

http://www.baltimoreravens.com/News/Articles/2008/01/Offseason_Profile_Darling_Has_New_Challenge.aspx

RustShack
03-11-2008, 03:41 PM
If you think about it, the only way to get Davis to to really over pay him... The Bears can match our offer and since they want him, they would most likely match it unless it was a crazy offer that he isn't close to being worth. I don't see him coming, I'm not really big on him anyways though.

MIAdragon
03-11-2008, 03:46 PM
here are some HL's of his best game week 11 vs the Browns

http://www.nfl.com/videos?videoId=09000d5d8044c826

look around 1:50 or so

Sure-Oz
03-11-2008, 03:46 PM
25 years old has size and speed, hopefully he beats Webb with flying colors, shouldn't be too hard

Frankie
03-11-2008, 04:10 PM
Brody certainly won't have any excuses this year.

Sarcastic, no?

Bowser
03-11-2008, 04:21 PM
25 years old has size and speed, hopefully he beats Webb with flying colors, shouldn't be too hard

If he can't beat Jeff Webb on the depth chart, he should just go sell cars or something.

beach tribe
03-11-2008, 04:24 PM
I was a little ticked at first because he's not the speed guy we need, but OZ talked some sense into me. This guy could be a vey good pickup to maybe push Webb off the field. We should go after our burner in the draft.

Bowser
03-11-2008, 04:27 PM
I was a little ticked at first because he's not the speed guy we need, but OZ talked some sense into me. This guy could be a vey good pickup to maybe push Webb off the field. We should go after our burner in the draft.

I'm sure they will, but I think they still need to pursue Rashied Davis, as well.

beach tribe
03-11-2008, 04:31 PM
Just found a time of 4.45 of Darling's. Me likey.

Bowser
03-11-2008, 04:32 PM
Just found a time of 4.45 of Darling's. Me likey.

You know Jared Allen only pushed 225 pounds on the bench 13 times at the combine, right?

beach tribe
03-11-2008, 04:37 PM
You know Jared Allen only pushed 225 pounds on the bench 13 times at the combine, right?

I'm not much of a measurables guy at all. really. but usually 40 times translate pretty well.

Sure-Oz
03-11-2008, 04:38 PM
I was a little ticked at first because he's not the speed guy we need, but OZ talked some sense into me. This guy could be a vey good pickup to maybe push Webb off the field. We should go after our burner in the draft.
In the few highlights i saw of the guy he looked like he could make plays and had that size, something parker can't do and jeff webb makes me want to fall aseep. I hope this guy can be solid considering he had potential coming out. Anything to get parker and webb off the field at this point.:D

Sure-Oz
03-11-2008, 04:39 PM
I'm sure they will, but I think they still need to pursue Rashied Davis, as well.

agreed, he is a good special teamer as well

beach tribe
03-11-2008, 04:41 PM
In the few highlights i saw of the guy he looked like he could make plays and had that size, something parker can't do and jeff webb makes me want to fall aseep. I hope this guy can be solid considering he had potential coming out. Anything to get parker and webb off the field at this point.:D

Completely agree. I did a little more research, and found some things i really like.

I just had a knee jerk reaction when I saw 6'1" and a 4.52 40.

Coach
03-11-2008, 04:49 PM
He enrolled at FSU but after his brother died they wouldn't clear him to medically play again. He transferred to Wash St. and came out as a junior. He's 6'1 about 215.

I remember him now, since you mentioned that.

DTLB58
03-11-2008, 04:54 PM
FYI,

D Bowe 6' 2" 221lbs
J Webb 6' 2" 211lbs
D Darling 6' 1" 215lbs

thurman merman
03-11-2008, 04:58 PM
It just occurred to me that someone actually named their child "lake"

ROFL

stlchiefs
03-11-2008, 04:59 PM
You know Jared Allen only pushed 225 pounds on the bench 13 times at the combine, right?

While doing a keg stand.:BLVD: