Donte Stallworth Joins Ravens Coaching StaffPosted on June 10, 2014 by Phil Gentile
Donte’ Stallworth is back in Baltimore.
The longtime receiver has joined the Ravens coaching staff as an intern for the summer as part of the NFL’s minority coaching fellowship program. Stallworth will work on Head Coach John Harbaugh’s staff until training camp concludes in mid-
“It was like the perfect situation for me,” Stallworth said. “It couldn’t get any better.”
Stallworth, 33, played 10 seasons in the NFL, and will work with the receivers during his internship in Baltimore.
He played for the Ravens in 2010, but dealt with injuries for much of the season and saw action in eight games. He caught two passes for 82 yards during that season. Stallworth last played in the NFL in 2012 when he suited up for the New England Patriots for one game. Over the course of his career, Stallworth caught 321 passes for 4,837 yards. (BaltimoreRavens.com)
I like this move. Adding Stallworth as an intern gives them a veteran guy to work with Bobby Engram and mentor this young receiving corp. I'm interested to see what this coaching staff can do with Torrey Smith. While he isn't an Andre Johnson-type receiver, he will fill that role in Kubiak's offense which he should thrive in. Stallworth will have a chance to teach young playmakers like Marlon Brown, Deonte Thompson, and Michael Campanaro how to improve their skills and this could lead to a new career path for the former Ravens receiver, who has done well to improve his image since a fatal drunk driving incident he was involved in back in 2009.
P.S. The fact that Stallworth only caught two passes in a Ravens uniform kinda blows my mind. Feels like he was a bigger contributor than that.