We just stepped out of T.J. Houshmandzadeh's introductory press conference, and I'll start by saying this: Baltimore is going to love this guy.
Some Ravens fans might have negative memories of Houshmandzadeh from his years with the Bengals, either because of his performance on the field or his confident personality off it.
But now that the Pro Bowl wide receiver is in purple and black, Ravens fans will take to him immediately.
He's charismatic, fiery, and clearly excited to be a part of a team with Super Bowl aspirations.
I picked out just a few of the gems from Houshmandzadeh's press conference, and let his words speak for themselves in the rest of this post.
On whether there will be enough balls to go around in the Ravens' WR corps: "As long as you win, it doesn't matter. Do I want the ball? Of course. And I'm sure they feel the same way. But as long as you win games, it doesn't matter who gets the glory or who's getting the ball, because at the end of the day, everybody benefits when you win. Period. I'm sure each of us will play a part in different games of playing the hero so to speak, but you've got Ray Rice, you've got Todd Heap, you've got so many different guys. You've got Willis McGahee...you've got so many different guys in this offense that have shown that they can do really good things in the NFL."
On last year with the Seahawks: "Going to Seattle, I felt like was a bad year for me. I've got people around me telling me it wasn't, thinking that's what I want to hear. But to come here and be with these guys, and just to be back playing big football games, that's the most important thing. You're playing big games. You play the Jets - that's a big game the first game of the season. Then you turn around and play Cincinnati - that's a big game. So, just to be involved in big games in probably the best division in football, that's refreshing."
On how last year affected him: "I've been on teams that have lost, obviously. But last year was just a little more stressful than the other years. I don't know why, maybe because I expected so much after being given so much. To whom much is given, a lot is required. And maybe I put a lot of pressure on myself, I don't know. But I always tell people, 'When pressure comes, I get fresher.' And I'm just excited to be here, for real, to be honest with you."
On if a long-term deal with the Ravens is a possibility: "I don't want to get to far ahead of myself, but yeah, I would like that if everything falls into place."
Much more to come.