• Brian L. Barefield

Ravens Offensive System Is the Reason "Hollywood" Brown Wanted Out Of Baltimore.

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The 2022 NFL Draft was full of surprises last Thursday with the amount of moving and shaking in the first round. One trade that took fans by surprise was former Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Marquise "Hollywood" Brown, who was sent to the Arizona Cardinals along with the Ravens' third-round pick (No. 100) for the 23rd overall pick in the first round.

Details of why the disgruntled wide receiver wanted out have surfaced, and it has nothing to do with Baltimore's superstar quarterback Lamar Jackson. Former Ravens player turned ESPN football analysis Robert Griffin III gave details on why Brown refused to play another snap for Baltimore.

Griffin says that Brown wanted out due to offensive coordinator Greg Roman's system, per his Twitter page. Throughout the NFL, it is widely known that Roman's offense relies on running the ball first.

"Marquise Brown wanted out of Baltimore because of Greg Roman NOT Lamar Jackson. Marquise knows G-Ro's system runs through the backs and tight ends, so it's unlikely a WR1 will get big money. The best way to get paid was to be in a pass first offense in [Arizona]," Griffin wrote.

With the recent six-game suspension of Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins for violating the NFL substance abuse policy, Brown may thrive in a pass-happy offense led by quarterback Kyler Murray.

Brown finished his 2021 season with 1,0008 yards on 91 receptions and six touchdowns.

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