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    Quote Originally Posted by Terpsfan82 View Post
    Then why don't they just cut him?
    Possible trade value.

    Plus, if someone goes down you still have a warm body collecting a pay check who can fill in.
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    Re: Sounds like it could be a possible conspiracy...

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    Possible trade value.

    Plus, if someone goes down you still have a warm body collecting a pay check who can fill in.
    I think it's the latter. He's depth if Oher or KO go down. They would have cut him if he didn't take less money this offseason. It sounds like Harbaugh made a decision as to McKinnie's role in camp and has yet to change his mind
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    Re: Sounds like it could be a possible conspiracy...

    It's not as if McKinnie was much better last year either, he has to be the most overrated player on this board by far.




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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by leachisabeast View Post
    It's not as if McKinnie was much better last year either, he has to be the most overrated player on this board by far.
    McKinnie was better at LT last year than Oher has been this year. You improve three positions by playing McKinnie (LT,RT, and LG. Plus you help Birk get more push up the middle with KO playing LG)




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

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    This.

    Tony and others have reported the same yet folks don't want to believe it for some reason.
    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.
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    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):



    http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/r...,0,79014.story
    There you have it.
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    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):



    http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/r...,0,79014.story
    Gotta wonder what's going on, this line up cant be any worse than what we been putting on the field, Joe has no time and Rice has no lanes....give it a try IMO.
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    Re: Sounds like it could be a possible conspiracy...

    It would be great if every player were a highly motivated self-starter, but they all aren't. Just as in a regular work environment, you have to deal with all kinds of personalities. A good manager finds a way to get the most out of all of his/her employees. I just get the feeling that a lot of Ravens players and FO people roll their eyes when they hear Harbaugh. If the Ravens were going to pay McKinnie $2.2 million for this season, Harbaugh should have found a way to motivate him and use him for THIS year. Don't bring him back next year, but the NFL is a year to year proposition. It would be the height of irony if this year ends badly for the Ravens, and Bisciotti ends up firing Harbaugh. McKinnie is not another Gaither. I think McKinnie has missed a total of 1 game in his career due to injury.




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

    Quote Originally Posted by RavenousD View Post
    Gotta wonder what's going on, this line up cant be any worse than what we been putting on the field, Joe has no time and Rice has no lanes....give it a try IMO.
    I hear ya.

    Purely speculating here, but it may also have to do with moving KO to Guard. Remember, he's been a OT in college and has pretty much been exclusively at RT since the early OTAs. So, there's a learning curve there that he's yet to have experienced, and it may just be that they don't feel that there's adequate time for him to make the transition.
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    Re: Sounds like it could be a possible conspiracy...

    Quote Originally Posted by B-more Ravor View Post
    I hear ya.

    Purely speculating here, but it may also have to do with moving KO to Guard. Remember, he's been a OT in college and has pretty much been exclusively at RT since the early OTAs. So, there's a learning curve there that he's yet to have experienced, and it may just be that they don't feel that there's adequate time for him to make the transition.
    Frankly, I thought Harewood was a better guard than Bobbie Williams.

    I'm surprised they don't put Harewood in if Yanda can't go.
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    Re: Sounds like it could be a possible conspiracy...

    As I see it, Mckinnie fits into the same situation as Terrence Cody. I am not privy to the reasons Harbaugh chose not to have either start at the beginning of the season or why Mckinnie is still not in the lineup - at least not regularly.

    If I look at this in a vacuum, It seems appropriate to think the coach is either displeased with Cody's/Mckinnie's effort or more pleased with another players effort.

    If I look at this suspecting that Harbaugh has placed loyalty over pragmatism when it comes to Cameron, I begin to question whether or not a player is sitting because of an emotional reason rather than a pragmatic one.




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

    Quote Originally Posted by darthpemo View Post
    If I look at this suspecting that Harbaugh has placed loyalty over pragmatism when it comes to Cameron, I begin to question whether or not a player is sitting because of an emotional reason rather than a pragmatic one.
    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.




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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.
    The problem is, that same prospect would motivate Harbaugh to keep him on the pine no matter how well he might practice. If Mac doesn't play then he can't show Coach up, can he? Fans like us can draw conclusions but unless he gets the chance to show he can play well, it's just their opinion against the "pros".




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

    I can see KO playing RG next year. He was in the Draft as a G and many people had him on their draft boards as a G. We will most likely draft a LT or sign a Vet stop gap like similer to McKinnie last year at a good price, then draft one the following year.




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