09-04-2012, 11:57 PM #1
Can Ravens rely on Bryant McKinnie?Offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie has decided to restructure his contract and remain with the Ravens, according to ESPN NFL Insider John Clayton. If I were Joe Flacco, I wouldn't be real happy that McKinnie was protecting my blind side and no one can blame him.
Can the Ravens really rely on McKinnie to hold down one of the most important positions on the team? The Ravens apparently are ready to take that risk.
McKinnie's story just gets more strange.
09-05-2012, 07:56 AM #2
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When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?
09-05-2012, 10:37 AM #3
Problem for most on here is he actually played pretty good last year. The Ravens issues on the OL are in the middle (backup spots) when they had to rotate players.
Of course most will discount this because of what team is ranked one position higher than the Ravens.....
8. Baltimore Ravens (4th)
Run Rank 11th, Pass Rank 7th, Penalties Rank 17th
There were times when the Ravens’ line looked a lot worse than this, but thanks to a strong interior (that earned a collective +39.7 grade), they stayed in the Top 10 for a third year running. The obvious problem spots occurred at tackle and whenever Andre Gurode (-15.0) got on the field. It really showed up in the playoffs against some motivated defensive lines.
Best Player: Without a doubt it’s Marshal Yanda (+27.6), who just so happens to be the best right guard in the NFL.
Worst Player: It would be Gurode, but given that he was depth thrust into the lineup because of injury (and he was playing an unfamiliar position), we’ll cut him some slack and instead turn to Bryant McKinnie (-11.6). For such a big guy you feel like he should do more when he gets his hands on defenders.
7. Minnesota Vikings (21st)
Run Rank 2nd, Pass Rank 16th, Penalties Rank 8th
For years the Vikings’ line has struggled to open up holes, so what happened this year? Well, chiefly, they got a little bit more mobile with the loss of Bryant McKinnie and got excellent play from their interior line. They could still stand to get better at certain spots and may have to deal with moving on from Steve Hutchinson. Overall, things are encouraging with some of the talent they do have.
Best Player: In a move that nobody saw coming, John Sullivan (+22.5) started playing like one of the best centers in the league.
Worst Player: In all honesty, we probably expected worse from Charlie Johnson (-12.4). He may prove a better fit at guard.
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09-05-2012, 12:34 PM #4
we’ll cut him some slack and instead turn to Bryant McKinnie (-11.6). For such a big guy you feel like he should do more when he gets his hands on defenders.
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Lazy fat slob that is more interested in banging that skank Serena W on South Beach instead of trying to become one of the best at his position. His fav is doggy style.
09-05-2012, 01:29 PM #7
McKinnie could well have been All Pro as a Vikings tackle had the coaches insisted he come in at a lower play weight and work on his footwork. Instead, coach after coach let him slide and just get by with his size.