Tag:Tandon Doss
Posted on: September 2, 2011 9:29 pm

David Reed suspended for violating drug policy

ReedPosted by Josh Katzowitz

When the news first broke last December that Ravens receiver David Reed had been the target of a police investigation, he didn’t seem all that worried about the fact the cops were in his apartment , searching for narcotics (officers did discover marijuana at his place).

Instead, he seemed more worried about his reputation.

Now, Reed really has to worry about his rep, because he’s been suspended for Baltimore’s season opener and fined an additional game check for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.

Which is unfortunate for Reed, because he’s performed well and impressed the coaching staff this preseason, despite the fact he was dealing with a wrist injury that delayed his training camp debut by two weeks. But even though the Ravens acquired Lee Evans and drafted receivers Torrey Smith and Tandon Doss this past offseason, Reed has done well enough to be considered the team’s possible No. 3 receiver.

“Last year, right when I got excited about him, he gets hurt,” offensive coordinator Cam Cameron told the Baltimore Sun last month. “Then, this offseason, he had to have the wrist done. Now he's back, and hopefully he'll stay healthy. There's no question that he's ahead of these guys (Doss and Smith) in the sense that he's not hearing most of this stuff for the first time. He has a good feel for NFL defenses. He knows what the expectation is. He's been nothing but a plus, not only this year so far, but he's come back with the right attitude. He's practiced well, and he played pretty good the other night."

Now, it’ll just take a few more weeks before we actually see him on the field.

In other drug suspension news, Redskins cornerback Phillip Buchanon will take a four-game vacation, as directed by the NFL. According to the Washington Post, Buchanon has declined all interview requests this preseason.

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Posted on: August 27, 2011 10:43 am
Edited on: August 27, 2011 4:06 pm

Doss breaks up knife fight before preseason game

T. Doss broke up a knife fight at a local Baltimore restaurant (Getty).Posted by Josh Katzowitz

A few hours before the Ravens played the Redskins in their preseason game last Thursday, Baltimore rookie receiver Tandon Doss was hanging out at Five Guys restaurant, presumably filling his intestines with greasy burgers and fries.

But then, Doss saw two men fighting another man, and apparently, he felt like he had to get involved. Even if it was gameday, and even if he didn’t know why the men were fighting each other.

"I mean, it was two dudes on one," Doss told the Baltimore Sun. "I was trying to help the situation out. I broke it up. ... I saw the guy on the ground bleeding, and I saw a guy on top hitting him. So I stopped it."

Doss officially broke the news on his Twitter account, and when someone asked him why he had behaved like a good Samaritan on game day, he responded, “wat day it is I'm not gonna sit there and let someone get jumped. [I don't know] where ur from but we don't do that in Indy."

Doss, though, is lucky. According to police, the two attackers were former employees of the Five Guys, and one of them had a knife and tried to injure the restaurant’s manager. The manager is OK, and the two suspected attackers are being sought.

But we’ll leave you with what Doss wrote in his own words after he played hero for the day that sums up this whole affair. “Jus had to break up a fight at five guys. Baltimore is too ratchet!!!"

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Posted on: May 8, 2011 2:31 pm

AFC North draft truths revealed

Posted by Andy Benoit

One of the best things about the draft is that from it we can find out what teams really think about their current players. Excluding examples of teams filling obvious needs, here are some of the more revealing draft picks from 2011, with a quick blurb of what the team was really saying by making this pick.

Baltimore Ravens

2nd round, Torrey Smith, WR, Maryland
We’re not sure we want to re-sign T.J. Houshmandzadeh, and we need a downfield playmaker anyway. Plus, Derrick Mason can’t play forever…right?

3rd round, Jah Reid, OT, UCFA. Dalton (US Presswire)
Jared Gaither is far too flaky to bank on, and we prefer to play Marshall Yanda at guard.

4th round, Tandon Doss, WR, Indiana
We’re aware of the Torrey Smith-Darrius Heyward-Bey comparisons.

Cincinnati Bengals

1st round, A.J Green, WR, Georgia
We’re as sick of Chad Ochocinco as everyone else.

2nd round, Andy Dalton, QB, TCU
We’re not going to give an inch with Carson Palmer. Problem is, we don’t think he’ll give an inch with us either.

3rd round, Dontay Moch, OLB, Nevada
We’re not sure Michael Johnson has the ability or drive to be a stud starting linebacker. And we might be starting to realize the same thing about Keith Rivers.

Cleveland Browns

1st round, Phil Taylor, DT, Baylor
We need defensive linemen in the worst of ways. Taylor is perfect because he’s Shaun Rogers without being Shaun Rogers.

2nd round, Greg Little, WR, North Carolina
Why spend a first-round pick on Julio Jones when you can get a handful of extra picks and a player who, talent-wise, is not all that far off from Jones? All it takes is a little maneuvering and a slight willingness to overlook character concerns.

Pittsburgh Steelers

2nd round, Marcus Gilbert, OT, Florida
At some point offensive line coach Sean Kugler won’t have the patience of Job and will start pounding his fists on the table.

3rd round, Curtis Brown, CB, Texas
Yeah, yeah, we know about Green Bay’s spread formations in the Super Bowl. But a third-round pick isn’t going to do the trick. That’s why we’re praying we can re-sign Ike Taylor.

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