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    Gino Gradkowski



    I'm curious what people's impressions were of Gino's play yesterday. To my eye he looked good, though it's tough to judge when he's playing next to a virtual corpse (Bobbie Williams) rather than Yanda. It'd be a big boost to the run game and salary cap if he could become an athletic replacement for Birk in '13.




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    Re: Gino Gradkowski

    He got pushed around a bit, but he battled a lot harder than Birk. On a side note Bobbie Williams has to be the worst signing of the year.




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    Tyrod didn't get killed, so that's a plus.




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    Quote Originally Posted by bengtc View Post
    On a side note Bobbie Williams has to be the worst signing of the year.
    It's not so much that it's a bad signing, it's why he's gotten so much playing time. Could Harewood really be so bad that he went from starting the first few games to not even being able to outplay Williams? There was a play on the first series where Willaims was pulling to the left and was so slow getting over there that he bumped into Ray Rice as Rice was hitting what should have been the hole.




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    Ravens broadcast team mentioned it was weird seeing the Ravens C getting to 2nd level...

    I'm hopeful for him, I think he needs to hit the weight room this offseason with some fury. He's got a good setup, just needs some extra bulk.
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    I thought he played well.

    Stick him between Jah and Yanda and I don't think it would be too bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    I thought he played well.

    Stick him between KO or Brian Winters and Yanda and I don't think it would be too bad.
    I know what ya meant




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    I thought he looked pretty good. He does need to add muscle, but that'll come in the weight room if he's dedicated to being a quality NFL player. Hopefully he hangs around Lewis and Ayanbadejo and not McKinnie...




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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    I thought he played well.

    Stick him between Jah and Yanda and I don't think it would be too bad.
    I agree...I thought he played well. People are still talking about strength and such, but I didn't see him get pushed around at all.

    He definately should get first dibs on the starting C spot next year IMHO.
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    Geno did play pretty well but keeping it in perspective the Bengals did not keep their A list guys out there the whole game either.

    With that in mind Geno certainly showed enough to encourage me he could have a future. Not enough though that if a really good C were sitting there in 2,3 or 4th rounds that I would pass on em
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenous1 View Post
    Geno did play pretty well but keeping it in perspective the Bengals did not keep their A list guys out there the whole game either.

    With that in mind Geno certainly showed enough to encourage me he could have a future. Not enough though that if a really good C were sitting there in 2,3 or 4th rounds that I would pass on em
    I don't buy that. The Bengals played their starting DL into the 4th quarter. Granted they were rotating a bit more in the 2nd half but they were still out there.




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    Re: Gino Gradkowski

    Quote Originally Posted by RavenScallywag View Post
    Ravens broadcast team mentioned it was weird seeing the Ravens C getting to 2nd level...

    I'm hopeful for him, I think he needs to hit the weight room this offseason with some fury. He's got a good setup, just needs some extra bulk.
    I agree. I've said before, the dude needs to be a madman in the weight room between now and OTAs. Needs to get rid of the donut belly and put on 20 pounds up top. If he does that he's likely a shoo-in for the starting job.


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