Ken Niumatalolo, DJ Stewart and Adalius Thomas all chimed in on Glenn Clark Radio in August. Here's what they had to say.
"He had that when he was in high school and it carried right over into college. He had a takeover attitude, which I thought would have [made] a great quarterback. Evidently he carried that on into professional football. Anything he did up there [in Baltimore] doesn't surprise me because, again, he's one of the best athletes. ... He was as good of a guy as he was a football player. Never in a problem. Always got the grades. Just a wonderful guy to coach."
- Legendary former Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden Aug. 22 on the career and toughness of recently retired former Ravens receiver Anquan Boldin
"It's the same goals every year whether you win it or lose it. We're still trying to win our conference; we're still trying to win the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy. So every year you come back -- whether you win or lose -- and try and regain that. Every year is different. Every game is different. So we come back. All you can do from the previous season is learn from your mistakes and some of the things that happened. That's all we try to do."
- Navy football head coach Ken Niumatalolo Aug. 22 on the team's pursuit of getting the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy back to Annapolis, Md., this season
"The last month, I'm honestly just standing up there just trying to have fun and just see the ball and hit the ball. … Baseball's hard enough, and when you're thinking about five or 10 different things in the box about your stance, it's going to be hard to hit a ball. There were multiple times in previous years where I was working on the stance adjustment, I would be thinking about five different things and then all the sudden … it was kind of like I woke up, and I was already sitting back on the bench, and I didn't even remember the at-bat because I was thinking all these other things."
- Orioles outfield prospect DJ Stewart Aug. 23 on how a change in his batting stance led to more success at the plate for him at Double-A Bowie this season
"It's been a lot of fun to reconnect with the game and be around the guys. The Ravens have always been a first-class organization. The fans have always been great to me. And so to go back and be on the, I guess the other side of the fence, was different. It was humbling and an honor all in one to see some of the younger guys and feel like the old guy. I look at [linebacker Terrell] Suggs -- I think this is year 15 for him -- I look and say, 'He was a rookie under me!' So it's kind of interesting to see the transition and how things have changed."
- Former Ravens linebacker Adalius Thomas Aug. 14 on being back with the team for training camp this year as a coaching intern
Issue 237: September 2017