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    McKinnie ?



    It seems like a no brainer to bring him back .... what is the hold up?

    Do you think it is the Ravens holding this up by looking at other options or do you think he is trying to get more money from another team?




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    There is no rush on the Ravens standpoint because there is no market for McKinnie.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Paintballguy View Post
    There is no rush on the Ravens standpoint because there is no market for McKinnie.
    they will probably wait to see how the draft goes and go from there
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    The longer McKinnie stays unsigned - the lower his market value drops. When he again becomes 'right player, right price' he may get signed.




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    Quote Originally Posted by helloharv View Post
    It seems like a no brainer to bring him back .... what is the hold up?

    Do you think it is the Ravens holding this up by looking at other options or do you think he is trying to get more money from another team?
    I think the holdup is McKinnie, who thinks he's worth more than he actually is.

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    Re: McKinnie ?

    Quote Originally Posted by helloharv View Post
    It seems like a no brainer to bring him back .... what is the hold up?

    Do you think it is the Ravens holding this up by looking at other options or do you think he is trying to get more money from another team?
    I don't think there's a hold up, I think Ozzie is banking (and I would too) on the fact that no one else is gonna pick up the laziness that is Ginormous Mac (big just doesn't cover it) and he'd rather see how it shakes out in the draft as far as OT goes before wasting the team's money and time.




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    There's other tackle options on the market so Ozzie has no need to overpay for one. You've got gaither, Andre smith, Eric Winston, and I just got a text saying clabo was cut. And none of these other guys have weight issues. Mckinnie definitely has no leverage on the ravens right now so there's no hurry to sign him




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    McKinnie thought that he was going to get in on the Post-Super Bowl Champion spending spree by other teams.
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    Re: McKinnie ?

    Quote Originally Posted by rpcfball View Post
    There's other tackle options on the market so Ozzie has no need to overpay for one. You've got gaither, Andre smith, Eric Winston, and I just got a text saying clabo was cut. And none of these other guys have weight issues. Mckinnie definitely has no leverage on the ravens right now so there's no hurry to sign him
    Umm ...no. Gaither isn't coming back here. Compared to Gaither, McKinnie has a stellar work ethic.

    As to Clabo, Winston and Smith, I think those guys are RT's, and I personally don't wanna see Oher on the left side anymore.

    Like others have said, no rush to re-sign McKinnie because there's plenty of time. His price may drop, or other options may present themselves.




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    Quote Originally Posted by rlh445 View Post
    I don't think there's a hold up, I think Ozzie is banking (and I would too) on the fact that no one else is gonna pick up the laziness that is Ginormous Mac (big just doesn't cover it) and he'd rather see how it shakes out in the draft as far as OT goes before wasting the team's money and time.
    Yea he really sucked those 4 playoff games !




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    McKinnie has tweeted a couple times about having conversations with Harbs.




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    Quote Originally Posted by helloharv View Post
    It seems like a no brainer to bring him back .... what is the hold up?
    Despite the ulcers it often gave us to watch the OL through the first 14 games or so, the Ravens might have used McKinnie as well as they possibly could have last season. Given his track record of conditioning and [alleged] motivation/attitude issues, the Ravens may have been saving him for a stretch run and the post season. What many took as a doghouse sentence may have been to a degree a calculated holding out of a guy that would have broken down or tuned out over the course of a full[er] season. If so, all's well that ended well, but it wouldn't show much faith from the Ravens that McKinnie could go 16+games this year.

    My guess is that both parties are doing their due diligence about alternatives (draft & FAs for the Ravens; offers - which are unlikely - for McKinnie), with the assumption that the other will always be there as a fall back right up through preseason.




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    Re: McKinnie ?

    Does anybody know if McKinnie has even visited any other clubs?

    While I would agree that moving Oher back to LT...again...is NOT the answer, I remain extremely leery of McKinnie. If there ends up being zippy market for him, I hope any deal that Oz offers is incentive-laden.




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    No one else is interested in McKinnie. Andre Smith is probably the best LT out there and he can't find anyone to give him more money than the Bengals.

    Dry FA market this year. Any player looking for big $$$ that didn't get signed 2-3 days into FA are likely not going to get anything close to what they want/\.




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    McKinnie IS NOT coming back next year. I don't care how many "conversations" he claims he's had with Harbaugh, or what coachspeak comes out of John's mouth. He's not coming back! Mark that down as my most bulletproof prediction of the year. If I'm wrong feel free to put this in your signature to remind me as much as possible.

    This is a guy who WOULD NOT HAVE PLAYED A SNAP last year without Jah Reid getting hurt. Oher wasn't very good at LT in 2012, in fact he was downright bad quite often, but he kept the job all 16 games. If Jah Reid would have been healthy for the playoffs they would have plugged him in at LG just like they did every other time he was healthy. When Reid went down, they KNEW they couldn't hand the job back to Harewood or B. Williams. They had NO CHOICE but to plug KO in at LG, and that opened up a hole at RT. McKinnie can't play RT, but Oher can, so the ONLY OPTION was to play McKinnie.

    No matter how much we try to massage the narrative after the fact, McKinnie was not in the Ravens' plans to play a snap at LT in 2012, and I see NO REASON to think he's in the plans for 2013. End of story. They'll play Oher at LT because they like him there--they always have and the results on the field have never been and will never be an impediment to that.

    I don't LIKE Oher at LT, but it's going to be either him or Osemele at LT on opening day. If the OL is strong at the other 4 positions the offense as a whole can probably overcome bad LT play. I think bringing in an RT option like Winston or Clabo is the direction the team will go.




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