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    Re: Bryant McKinnie - Not at 1st practice, Oher at LT for now.



    Quote Originally Posted by ballhawk View Post
    no, im worried that we go into week 1 with oher at LT and ??? at RT.

    Because obviously this was part of their plan. That's why they were willing to pay the d-bag over 3 million and have already paid him a roster bonus and all he had to do was drop some weight and show up to camp.

    Obviously they weren't trying to have Oher at LT this year, but if that's their best option, then so be it.
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    Re: Bryant McKinnie - Not at 1st practice, Oher at LT for now.

    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    Oh geez give me a break.

    No one is running or ran McKinnie out of town. He didn't show up and the Ravens are well within their right to fine him as per the CBA.

    Ed Reed wasn't find for OTA's because they are VOLUNTARY and it's also likely that Ed Reed had permission to miss anything. Oh, and he actually showed up for training camp in shape and ready to go.
    that was my first reaction when i heard todays developments. im not gonna apologize for it.

    and ed reed missed the mandatory mini camp that he could have been fined for but he wasnt.




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    Re: Bryant McKinnie - Not at 1st practice, Oher at LT for now.

    Quote Originally Posted by ballhawk View Post
    that was my first reaction when i heard todays developments. im not gonna apologize for it.

    and ed reed missed the mandatory mini camp that he could have been fined for but he wasnt.
    Ed Reed is a HOF'er that shows up ready to go for training camp and IIRC, he's never held out for anything. Comparing him to a guy who was fired from a job for being nearly 400lbs and then can't even show up for the start of training camp is completely ridiculous IMO.

    McKinnie didn't even have to really show up in great shape. Part of the process of training camp is getting into football shape.

    He obviously doesn't have any interest in playing anymore.


    Honestly, I wonder if he's holding out in hopes that the Ravens give him an extension or something? I thought about that this afternoon.
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    Re: Bryant McKinnie - Not at 1st practice, Oher at LT for now.

    who knows, the guy may show up in a couple days and this blows over. But it sounds like since he is not even communicating directly with the team and he is AWOL, they're moving on. The fine part we can agree or disagree but the team doesn't have a lot of options on moving on...
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    Re: Bryant McKinnie - Not at 1st practice, Oher at LT for now.

    This is nothing close to the Ed Reed situation.

    Unless one believes an offseason OT and the report date for training camp are the same thing.

    Pretty funny stuff here.

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    Re: Bryant McKinnie - Not at 1st practice, Oher at LT for now.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlacco View Post
    Disagree. As I stated above, his doctors have cleared him to play immediately. Some team is definitely going to take a chance on him...I would.
    Gaither's doctors cleared him to play last year and he still left Oakland without a contract.
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    Re: Bryant McKinnie - Not at 1st practice, Oher at LT for now.

    Quote Originally Posted by ballhawk View Post
    they showed a lot more patience with ed reed. and they didn't fine him either. im not saying mckinnie is anywhere near in the same class as ed reed. but starting LT on this team is just as important as starting FS.

    is the team going to be better off taking this aproach with mckinnie? im not convinced yet.
    Ed Reed has a LOT more clout than McKinnie and if anybody has earned that respect, it's Ed.

    And when we are in the homestretch to get ready for the season, Ed is here. McKinnie is not, nor has he earned that right.




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    Re: Bryant McKinnie - Not at 1st practice, Oher at LT for now.

    Alright, there are a few things that need to be cleared up here:

    Number 1: As PurplePoe has mentioned, Gaither did himself in. No, he was not obligated to attend the OTAs, but it was his choice to not keep the team informed about his physical condition for most of the off-season. Harbaugh had already been on his case a year prior, because he wasn't in the best physical condition. If you only want to show up to a day or two of the OTAs and vanish, that's fine, but show up ready to go when that time rolls around. He didn't.

    Aaron Wilson reported that Jared Gaither reported to mini-camp that year, in even worse shape than he was in the year before, which wasn't great to begin with. Aaron Wilson also reported that, THAT is when the switch was announced to both players, when the coaching staff finally got to see Gaither and saw the shape he was in.

    Gaither had the opportunity to show up to mini-camp in amazing shape. HE did not.
    Gaither had the opportunity to communicate with the team about his physical condition prior to mini-camp. HE did not.

    Gaither went down with an injury the second day of mini-camp and, after a merry-go round of doctors visits, showed up to training camp 29 pounds underweight, once again, after keeping the team completely in the dark about his condition.

    Ed Reed is a hall of famer and I fail to see how, in one breath, it can be said that 'I know they are on a different level', but in another breath say 'but'. Ed Reed has never shown up to any team event out of shape. Ever, IN TEN YEARS. Neither has Ray Rice, nor has Haloti Ngata. They have earned a different respect. The only notable Ravens player that ever has, is Terrell Suggs. Guess what, when he did show up out of shape one year, the OWNER CALLED HIM OUT PERSONALLY. Suggs fully cooperated and got his act together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raveninwoodlawn View Post
    Dude, the issue is that he is not here.

    Not that he isn't in shape.

    If he was here and not in shape, the team would deal with it.

    But he is completely blowing off a mandatory report date. That is a huge issue without a valid excuse.
    And since again, let's not forget this isn't the first time he has been through this kind of thing. As I said earlier McKinnie was given another chance, and by an elite team. He didn't just hitch on with the Browns or Rams. He came to a playoff team that got damn close to a ring.

    If it were me, I would have been sitting out front of the Castle waiting for someone to unlock the doors Monday Morning to let me in so I could get to work.

    To me, this is a guy who doesn't understand what he has, and is taking it for granted.




  10. #160

    Re: Bryant McKinnie - Not at 1st practice, Oher at LT for now.

    now black sports is reporting that McKinnie is in South Beach this week partying with his girlfriend.
    Now that is a set of cohonnes if true and would probably be his deathtoll.




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    Re: Bryant McKinnie - Not at 1st practice, Oher at LT for now.

    Quote Originally Posted by HHIRaven View Post
    now black sports is reporting that McKinnie is in South Beach this week partying with his girlfriend.
    Now that is a set of cohonnes if true and would probably be his deathtoll.
    Got to give a link next time bro.

    http://blacksportsonline.com/home/20...n-south-beach/

    No to be fair, that site is a rumor site...basically TMZ.

    But if true...




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    Re: Bryant McKinnie - Not at 1st practice, Oher at LT for now.

    Dude will be flat ass broke in a year. Book it.




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    Re: Bryant McKinnie - Not at 1st practice, Oher at LT for now.

    He's played his last down as a Raven IMO.
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    Re: Bryant McKinnie - Not at 1st practice, Oher at LT for now.

    Quote Originally Posted by TL24x7 View Post
    He's played his last down as a Raven IMO.
    It sure looks that way. You don't go with the maximum fine unless you have had it with the player.
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    Yup, the fine says they're moving on
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