Former Ravens Player Backs Up Rashod Bateman's Criticism of GM

Tyler Maher
Rashod Bateman isn't the only Ravens player to criticize Baltimore's GM.
Rashod Bateman isn't the only Ravens player to criticize Baltimore's GM. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Rashod Bateman stirred up some controversy on Thursday by blasting the team's general manager, Eric DeCosta.

When DeCosta gave a quote about being disappointed with his team's receiving corps, Bateman ripped the GM in a since-deleted tweet for blaming his players rather than taking accountability for his own failures to establish a quality passing game in Baltimore.

Bateman wasn't alone in his criticism of DeCosta, either, as multiple other Ravens players agreed with him, including former running back Mike Davis.

Rashod Bateman Tweet

Davis, who spent most of the 2022 season with Baltimore before being waived in December, supported Bateman, saying that he's "100% right."

Bateman and his teammates clearly do not appreciate being blamed for the team's shortcomings in recent years, which include bad injury luck, an inconsistent passing attack and an inability to win in the postseason. Ravens players have taken much of the flak for that, but they believe the front office deserves its share of criticism as well.

Things are obviously very tense in Baltimore right now with the clock ticking on Lamar Jackson's free agency, which has also strained the relationship between players and leadership. Time will tell if this eventually blows over or if there will be any repercussions for Bateman for blasting his employer on social media, but the Ravens' offseason is not off to a good start.

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