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    Re: Osemele will start opening game, McKinnie in danger to make roster



    Sounds like a bunch of BS. If McKinnie was in "danger" of getting cut, he wouldn't be getting 1st team reps.




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    Re: Osemele will start opening game, McKinnie in danger to make roster

    Can you post your source, Ed? (I don't think anyone minds links to articles to be discussed here, correct me if I'm wrong mods)

    A few minutes googling "bryant mckinnie jeff risdon" returned... this thread. Even realgm didn't see to have an article on it (that I could find at least), so I'm curious where this came from.




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    Re: Osemele will start opening game, McKinnie in danger to make roster

    Quote Originally Posted by steelerhater View Post
    Why? He's terrible, especially on the left side. ......Most of the other plays in that quarter seemed to go to the right side. It appeared to me that the Ravens had no confidence in him, so they ran plays where he wouldn't be a factor.
    Sorry, but I think you are seeing what you want to see.

    Oher may not have been worthy of #22 overall, but he's far from terrible.
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    Re: Osemele will start opening game, McKinnie in danger to make roster

    Quote Originally Posted by AirFlacco View Post
    Oz will never admit this huge mistake. Never.
    When Oher is the 2nd best OT on your team, there's nothing to admit and certainly no reason to cut him. He's not been great, but he's far from a bust.

    BTW, weren't you also saying that they should have taken Britt over Oher too? Britt is great when he plays, but those off field issues are the reason A LOT of teams passed on him.

    Trap, you keep beating this drum, congrats, you got one right. No offense, though, but still I'll take Ozzie's and DeCosta's track record!
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    Re: Osemele will start opening game, McKinnie in danger to make roster

    The Ravens really need to get Osemele more snaps at LG. McKinnie is the best LT and Oher is the best RT on the Ravens. It doesn't look as though Bobbie Williams will be able to hold up all season at LG, so they need to get Osemele ready. If Harbaugh is just trying to motivate McKinnie then fine, but he better not go overboard with his doghouse crap. The Ravens do not have the necessary depth on the OL for that.




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    Re: Osemele will start opening game, McKinnie in danger to make roster

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenswintitle View Post
    I'm not the biggest Oher fan but it's because of the penalties primarily. He's been pretty solid and a constant starter so it's hard to say he hasn't lived up. Will he be here after next year? Not if another team over pays him.
    Still two years away before we have to start worrying about his contract.




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    Re: Osemele will start opening game, McKinnie in danger to make roster

    Quote Originally Posted by B-more Ravor View Post
    Not going to happen. Oher will be here - and starting - this year and next.

    I can understand people being disappointed with Oher, but this is a bit over the top.
    Even I agree with you here Ravor...

    He's worth the contract he has. The pick was spent and is gone, so all you can look at is what he will make next year vs his production, and it's a fair trade for sure. All teams need at least two capable LT's, and I consider Oher an acceptable #2 in that regards. Combine that will his acceptability on the right side and you have a fair value for his contract.
    I'd prefer not to see him at LT ever again in purple, and would even prefer to have a better option on the right, but he has value for the team regardless.

    Now if the poster were to say he wouldn't re-sign AFTER next year, then I would agree. Some bad team will probably overpay him to try and play LT... lol




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    Re: Osemele will start opening game, McKinnie in danger to make roster

    Tony Lombardi is on this site and it drives me crazy that some of you don't rely on him more far as getting inside information. Tony or Aaron Wilson can confirm this so lets ask them, Tony what's the inside scoop on McKinnie and K.O.?




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    Re: Osemele will start opening game, McKinnie in danger to make roster

    Quote Originally Posted by leachisabeast View Post
    However, McKinnie, who a lot of you all seem to think is still a premium tackle in this league, .


    You keep saying this, but I think you are the only one saying it.
    I think, but could be wrong, that the general sentiment is that McKinnie is "marginally better" then the below average Oher. To me, that makes him roughly league average, not premier, nor elite.
    The big difference that I personally see is that MCKinnie keeps his rusher, on average NO WHERE NEAR AS CLOSE to Flacco as Oher does. Oher's passblocking style REALLY doesn't fit the LT position, IMO. His complete unwillingness to extend his arms gets passrushers much closer to Flacco and, IMO more likely to cause panic, bat down passes or peel off for an easy sack.
    Oher is a far better run blocker, particularly back side, second level and mobility plays. Mckinnie, to me is jsut a better shield blocker int he pass game which gives Flacco more time and confidence.




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    Re: Osemele will start opening game, McKinnie in danger to make roster

    Quote Originally Posted by Jayc00 View Post
    I guess he know's something even the coaches don't know then.


    ...coming from the actual Ravens website.
    I hope that turns out to be our starting lineup. McKinnie, Osemele, Birk, Yanda, and Oher puts our best 5 guys in. Not a fan of another 35+ year old starting on the line.




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    Re: Osemele will start opening game, McKinnie in danger to make roster

    Quote Originally Posted by Iscull View Post
    I hope that turns out to be our starting lineup. McKinnie, Osemele, Birk, Yanda, and Oher puts our best 5 guys in. Not a fan of another 35+ year old starting on the line.
    That's been the line the past 2 days. I'm hoping it stays that way also.




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    Re: Osemele will start opening game, McKinnie in danger to make roster

    McKinnie is not getting cut. To take a chance on having two below average LT's(Oher and Harewood) and two unproven RT's (KO and Reid) you risk Joe getting hurt and the season being over before it starts especially when the Ravens face basically every pass rusher known to man this year.

    Hell the shot he took in the Atlanta game that left me cringing. The good news is that they have some good young pieces in Yanda, KO and even Oher whom I believe will develop into a good RT. What the Ravens need more than anything else is to draft a franchise LT or by some act of congress get Jake Long from the Fish.

    Having that LT will really balance out the line and they need to do something if they really want Joe to stay upright and for the running game to thrive.

    On a related topic, I am surprised no one has mentioned the comment the writer made about Ray and Courtney.




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    Re: Osemele will start opening game, McKinnie in danger to make roster

    Quote Originally Posted by AirFlacco View Post
    Oz will never admit this huge mistake. Never.

    He'll give him a big signing bonus before he cuts him.
    Just a small point of order. Ozzie really isn't the guy who decides if a player is cut. Harbaugh and his staff decide on the final roster. Oh sure, the GM is going to have a say if the staff wants to cut a guy who will leave the team hamstrung with a lot of dead money, but if Harbaugh doesn't think a guy is able to help the team, it's his opinion, not Ozzie's ego that matters.




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    Re: Osemele will start opening game, McKinnie in danger to make roster

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravens75 View Post
    On a related topic, I am surprised no one has mentioned the comment the writer made about Ray and Courtney.
    I don't think it has any validity. Upshaw has been dealing with a shoulder injury.




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    Re: Osemele will start opening game, McKinnie in danger to make roster

    Quote Originally Posted by Mista T View Post
    Osemele will not start the opening game, McKinnie is in no danger to make roster.

    p.s.: I don't need unnamed sources to state that!
    Ya may want to be careful with what you consider facts.




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