I have to say I like Ricky Williams. and this is coming from a guy who is a fan of the New Orleans Saints. I can remember the whole Mike Ditka insanity deal with the coach tipping his hand and giving away the franchise to get Ricky Williams. Remember the Saints packing up their whole draft? I do.
But due to some personality quirks Ricky Williams never managed to be the hero Ditka envisioned in New Orleans. So when Deuce McAllister proved to be the real deal, Williams was packed off to the Miami Dolphins, where he left to go investigate ganja, then returned to be a legitimate if not spectacular NFL running back. After a rough start, Rick Williams has been a solid guy. But he’s still quirky, delving into holistic medicine and spiritual things I can’t begin to understand. You have to admire him for forging his own way in life.
Now the Baltimore Ravens have tapped into the Ricky Williams karma thing, signing the ex-Dolphins to a two-year deal with no qualms. Despite his struggles with a personality disorder and some drug use, Williams has been productive, reaching the Pro Bowl and leading the NFL in rushing yards for a season. The Ravens took a look under the hood and liked what they saw. Now Ravens ticket holders will be jammin to Ricky.