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    Re: Sounds like it could be a possible conspiracy...



    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt1 View Post
    Wouldn't surprise me at all. If McKinnie does play against the Giants, and plays well, then look out. Harbaugh will be on the defensive big time as to why this move wasn't made sooner. That prospect alone should be enough to motivate McKinnie.
    It would be interesting in a way to see Mckinnie play and play well... not only would Flacco have more time and that's good but it creates another question mark on Harbaugh, I am not sure he will let that happen.




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    Quote Originally Posted by darthpemo View Post
    It would be interesting in a way to see Mckinnie play and play well... not only would Flacco have more time and that's good but it creates another question mark on Harbaugh, I am not sure he will let that happen.


    I was going to make this very same poast, but there's been a black helicopter hovering around my office all day and I was afraid to use the computer!

    That being said, there is a LOT of money tied-up in a football team, and concerns run long into the future. I wouldn't be surprised at anything.

    Oher HAS to go back to the right side though!




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    Quote Originally Posted by VaRaven View Post
    I was going to make this very same poast, but there's been a black helicopter hovering around my office all day and I was afraid to use the computer!

    That being said, there is a LOT of money tied-up in a football team, and concerns run long into the future. I wouldn't be surprised at anything.

    Oher HAS to go back to the right side though!
    Break out some more tin foil...but "rumor had it" that Matsko was let go because he wouldn't sign off on the party line that Oher was okay at LT, and kept insisting that he should be moved back to RT. Can't have THAT sort of "non-ball-playing" coach, so he was let go. (Just a rumor, mind you...)



    But IF it's true...then there's just too much apparently invested in keeping Oher at LT to overcome GETTING him back to RT.




  4. Re: Sounds like it could be a possible conspiracy...

    Quote Originally Posted by B-more Ravor View Post
    From Jeff Zrebeic/The Sun (right after the SD game):

    The Ravens could insert Harewood or Williams back in or they could plug in Bryant McKinnie at left tackle, move Michael Oher to right tackle and then shift Kelechi Osemele to left guard. That would be a pretty drastic transformation for a 9-2 team, especially when there have been no indications that McKinnie is forcing their hands with his play in practice.

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/r...,0,79014.story
    9-2 team??? Hmmm....
    Last edited by Tspot-D-Ravenator; 12-19-2012 at 12:13 AM.




  5. Re: Sounds like it could be a possible conspiracy...

    I was talking to one of my new customers in Easton today and he stated that it seemed interesting that they are sitting McKinnie and that they know it's Joe's contract year..He said he paid $2,500.00 for tickets for himself and his kids for Sunday's game...He was very dissapointed to spend so much money and drive the distance to see such crap ...He also brought up the McKinnie sitting because they don't want to pay Joe top money..I still don't think the Ravens are doing this, it just sounds absurd to me.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Tspot-D-Ravenator View Post
    9-2 team??? Hmmm....
    Well, they were 9-2 at the time he wrote that article.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by B-more Ravor View Post
    Well, they were 9-2 at the time he wrote that article.........
    Maybe Mckinnie being benched has nothing to do with his on field performance. This guy has been made to sound like a low life in the media. Maybe he is, maybe he isn't. But if he is then its possible the team just wants no association with him regardless of being an upgrade on the field.

    They won't release him because then some other team would get him for free since the Ravens are on the hook for his contract this season. And if they cut him at the end of the year don't they get compensatory picks if someone else signs him?

    Now this flies in the face of Ozzie, who has had no qualms about drafting or signing convicted felons right out of the pokey. But Harbaugh and Bisciotti weren't around then. Maybe character issues mean something to the Ravens now.




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    Re: Sounds like it could be a possible conspiracy...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevlar View Post
    Maybe Mckinnie being benched has nothing to do with his on field performance. This guy has been made to sound like a low life in the media. Maybe he is, maybe he isn't. But if he is then its possible the team just wants no association with him regardless of being an upgrade on the field.

    They won't release him because then some other team would get him for free since the Ravens are on the hook for his contract this season. And if they cut him at the end of the year don't they get compensatory picks if someone else signs him?

    Now this flies in the face of Ozzie, who has had no qualms about drafting or signing convicted felons right out of the pokey. But Harbaugh and Bisciotti weren't around then. Maybe character issues mean something to the Ravens now.
    No offense, but I can't buy that theory. McKinnie started every game for the Ravens at LT last season. What happened this off-season that was so awful that would raise "character" flags on McKinnie? He didn't show up in good enough shape? He lied about an injury he suffered at home? Those aren't the kind of things that keep guys with talent on the bench all season in the NFL. Suggs lied about his injury and that didn't affect the way the team treated him. Bisciotti may insist on a more disciplined team than Art did, but he doesn't strike me as some kind of "holy roller". Bisciotti wants to win. I am totally fed up with all of the coach speak BS coming out of Harpuke's mouth about this issue. He was getting away with putting his personal feelings ahead of the interests of the team with regard to Cam because the team was winning. Not anymore. I think the same may be true about the situation with McKinnie. I would love for the FO to make Harbaugh play McKinnie at LT to see what happens. Oher certainly isn't getting it done at that position.




  9. #39

    Re: Sounds like it could be a possible conspiracy...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt1 View Post
    I would love for the FO to make Harbaugh play McKinnie at LT to see what happens. Oher certainly isn't getting it done at that position.
    Well, based on Preston's somewhat cryptic blog from yesterday, that appears to be exactly what may happen this week.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Preston
    It looks like Ravens coach John Harbaugh might be forced to start or at least use left offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie.

    The current two starting tackles, Michael Oher on the left and Kelechi Osemele on the right, have struggled against speed rushers and left guard Jah Reid struggles against everybody. McKinnie probably has some rust, and he might not be in top shape having sat on the bench all season, but at least the Ravens would be attempting to get better after struggles in the past three games.

    If McKinnie starts on the left, Oher on the right and Osemele at left guard, it cuts down on the weaknesses on the offensive line. McKinnie has been in Harbaugh's dog house because he doesn't practice well, but when you cut a veterans' salary and garnish his wages, you can expect him to sulk. A good coach finds a way to motivate him, and if he doesn't perform better than the Ravens should have cut him. I imagine that general manager Ozzie Newsome might have spoken to Harbaugh about the situation. McKinnie gets paid to play, not sit on the bench and eat cheeseburgers.

    They face the Giants this week and the Bengals the following week. Both teams have outstanding defensive lines that get after quarterbacks. With Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco struggling, it makes sense for Harbaugh to give him as much help as possible.

    I don't know if McKinnie is the answer and I'm sure he'll struggle this week after being out of the lineup for such a long period of time. But the Ravens have backed into the playoffs, and by the first game McKinnie should have rounded into form. Right now, he's the best and only option the Ravens have except for remaining status quo, and that hasn't worked -- at least not against the better teams in the NFL.
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    Re: Sounds like it could be a possible conspiracy...

    Lets assume all reports are true --- the Preston report about McKinnie playing and the multiple reports about him being out of shape.

    I think it's then safe to conclude we're not going to see the sugar huddle Sunday.
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    Keep in mind Denver has one helluva pass rush. Gmen have shown streaks this year but they haven't been nearly as consistent and are currently ranked near the bottom of the league. That'll make your Oline look much better (I hope)
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    Re: Sounds like it could be a possible conspiracy...

    There has to be more to the McKinney story. With the atrocious line play and Yanda out, there is no way that the Ravens are comfortable putting Jah Reid at guard on the same side as Michael "Turnstyle" Oher.. A line with McKinney at Tackle and Oher on the strong side with Osemele at guard is the only thing that makes sense right now.




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    Re: Sounds like it could be a possible conspiracy...

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    Lets assume all reports are true --- the Preston report about McKinnie playing and the multiple reports about him being out of shape.

    I think it's then safe to conclude we're not going to see the sugar huddle Sunday.
    I think using the sugar huddle extensively could be a better strategy during the regular season than in the playoffs anyway. In the playoffs, you are playing better teams with better QBs and more explosive offenses. If you use the sugar huddle on every possession, but have a lot of 3 and outs, you are just giving those opposing offenses additional possessions. You generally want to limit the number of possessions you give Brady or Manning in a game. For all of their talk, the Ravens have not used the sugar huddle extensively this year. It is a good ploy for a few drives per game to try and keep opposing defenses off balance, but not for the entire game.




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    Re: Sounds like it could be a possible conspiracy...

    We may see the "sugar huddle" on Sunday.
    The McKinnie version...where the team slowly moseys up to the line of scrimmage, pulls up their drawers, then stands there with their hands on their knees, rests a tad, takes the playclock down to the very last second...




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    Re: Sounds like it could be a possible conspiracy...

    Quote Originally Posted by bensmotorcyclehelmt View Post
    We may see the "sugar huddle" on Sunday.
    The McKinnie version...where the team slowly moseys up to the line of scrimmage, pulls up their drawers, then stands there with their hands on their knees, rests a tad, takes the playclock down to the very last second...
    Hey man. If the OL play improves, I'll take it.




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