Baltimore Ravens: Franchise player

August, 18, 2008

Posted by's James Walker

 James Lang/US Presswire
 Matt Stover has been the Ravens' kicker all 12 years they've been in the league.

Readers' pick: Matt Stover, K

Come on Baltimore Ravens fans.

You're kidding, right?

Linebacker Ray Lewis or offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden are not the greatest players in Baltimore's franchise history?

And kicker Matt Stover is?

Usually, the AFC North version of the Blog Network applauds creativity. We try things outside of the box all the time in this space, and everyone is certainly entitled to their opinions. We're family here.

But this is just silly, Baltimore fans. Let's call a spade a spade.

The Ravens have only been in existence a dozen years. Other fans had to vote on players with more than 40-50 years of team history throughout several different eras.

Was it that hard to get this particular voting process correct?

Ravens fans couldn't go wrong with either Lewis or Ogden -- two first-ballot Hall of Famers -- as the franchise's greatest player. That would be a tremendous debate.

But the choice of Stover was simply wide left. Far left.

James Walker | email

ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter



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