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[News] With Marshal Yanda Injured, Could Bryant McKinnie Re-Emerge?

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The Ravens may have to do some re-shuffling if right guard Marshal Yanda is out.

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So if Yanda is healthy (crossing my finger he is) our line up should be well imo:
Mckinnie Osemele, Birk Yanda OHer
MCkinnie Reid, birk , osemele, Oher. If yanda is hurt.
I also would like to see Gino Gradkowski to get more snaps in center i cant see if birk is holding up to well
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It would be real shame if since we finally got rid of Cam, that Flacco gets possibly injured by the lackluster play of the o-line in protection...we need the the best linemen we have out there, if that is McKinnie so be it. Just do your job and protect the QB!
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Seems like it'd be much easier just to plug and play Bobbie Williams at RG. That'd be much better than moving Osemele to RG, Oher to RT, and putting McKinnie in at LT.
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Get rid of the seven step drop and use slants and WR screens and then the line will block a lot better... It doesn't matter who we put at LT or any of the other line positions if we continue to use the seven step drop and deep routes for the WR's. That is what I am really hoping Caldwell does with this offense now.
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Oher at T and KO at G is a nasty combo! McKinnie is solid... and its time to let him out of the doghouse!His presence will make us better!
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I think that Birk has actualy played soli this season

OHER-KO- BIRK- JAH and McKINNIE

THat is one HUGE OL
I think that we would simply just maul anyone we play!
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Sometimes though, it's Flacco's fault and OC (Yes, I keep blaming Cam)'s fault. Run Ray Rice more often, don't hold the ball too long. If you hold the ball too long waiting for the play to develop, tuck it.

2 fumbles that cost us this season.
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Come on Harbs.... You cannot tell me if Yanda is out for sunday that McKinnie is not one of the best 5th OLINEMAN.
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I mean, there is nothing wrong with Big Mac in the line up, but wouldn't it be easier to use Reid, or Williams instead of shaking up the O-line (and with a new OC)?

Just a thought.

GO RAVENS!
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well this sucks that Yanda could be out but if he is it's a good problem to have in terms of who to start it shows that there is good quality depth behind the starters
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Speed and misdirection will help protect Joe, regardless of who's out there. Get the ball out faster. Put Rice or a receiver where the blitzer was, get them the ball, and let them pick up YAC. But don't stand there like a dope and give up the strip-sack, waiting for Torrey, Q, or Jacoby to get open 20 yards downfield...
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Berkeley, you are right on point. we need to get the ball out of joe's hands quicker. I hope caldwell will focus on getting the ball into the hands of our playmakers, let them do what they do best. Joe doesn't need be throwing it 30 yards downfield all the time. Quick screens and crossing patterns will be unstoppable with our weapons.
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Against the Broncos i think Michael is better option at LT he is more athletic to handle the speed rush unlike Mckinnie. Against the Giants i believe Mckinnie needs to be in there
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enough with the harbaugh doghouse talk. mckinnie cannot maintain his weight and is out of shape and has not been able to outperform oher for that job in practice. if he is to start that means he did a better job than oher in practice. go eagles go dallas go 49'ers go colts go ravens!!
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I'm sorry but anyone who thinks Oher is a better LT than McKinnie needs to get their head checked. Oher has given up constant pressure and is the reason for 2 forced fumbles against Steelers and Skins that ended up costing us dearly
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One thing i want is to see more use of WR its the same guys always out there.... Deonte Thompson anyone? I mean he was behind safeties ALL Preseason
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Harbaugh stop being to stubborn and play B-McK. So he came to camp out of shape - he was not the first to do that and he won't be the last. He got his contract re-done and yet he is still here....waiting to play. Put Flacco in the shotgun, move Oher back to his side and let's get serious for the playoff push. Put the grudges behind you, Coach. C'mon.
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Please put MO back over on the other side. B-McK needs to go back in. His doghouse time is done, coach. We need these wins badly. If he's not going to contribute, cut him. But don't park himn on the bench when Oher is getting his jock handed to him repeatedly during the game.
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Harbaugh is hard headed he don't want Mckinnie to play because if he get so many snaps they have to pay himm a bonus. They rather lose or get Joe hurt first. Oher is no left tackle and he will be the first to admitt it. Harbaugh needs to get off his high horse and make the more for the good of the team.
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It's time to put up or shut up. We need to win and GO TO THE BIG DANCE!!! We have all the pieces we need so whats the problem. I don't want to hear , "well this is the NFL". Win,Win,Win!!!
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Harb's is stubborn and bull headed,hopefully he'll realize that Oher needs to move from the blindside,because if Oher gives up another scrip fumble or allow Flacco to get hit a lot there will be trouble in Ravens nation.
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Michael Oher can not hold the DT for whole day, Joe flacco should release ball on time. joe is not releaseing ball one time.
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We have enough healthy and talented O-lineman that we should be able to piece together a solid line. We weren't shy about moving lineman around in the beginning of the season, so I don't know what's changed since.
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I can't believe that Mckinnie is not our left tackle . It should be a no-brainer now that Yanda is injured . He did a much better job at LT last year than Oher is doing now. Getting our OLine up to speed is #1 priority now with Von miller and then Gmen coming in!!
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I am so sick of Harbaugh and his bullcrap doghouse!! He has repeatedly not played players because he gets his panties in a wad and gets angry at them!! Oher has been beaten at critical points in recent games that have resulted in turnovers and the Steelers/Redskins eventually scoring! Get him back to the right where he belongs!! We need McKinnie at LT and we need him NOW!! Wake up John and do what's best for the team or the next head Steve sends rolling will be yours!!
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The new oc has got to get the offense on the same page. It's as if they all been playing for a different team sometimes. Timing has got to be tightened up somehow with shorter shorter plays and quicker passes. The long ball only works if you got the time (which means the oline has got to be good or the opponent defense is off guard). Couple timing with good foot movement by Flacco and good fake moves/play action and you got a real winner of an offense. Things have gotten sloppy lately all the way around. Time for a change. There's enough talent on-board to make it happen too.
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It's crazy why Mckinnie's not (playing). I can understand why he's not starting but there not even letting him play. I mean we are developing are young guys but at least throw Mckinneie in on power formations running behind Mckinnie/Oher/KO/ with Leach leading the way cant be a bad idea.
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You guys are right... Oher should move to the right. Slide KO to RG. LT should be Big Mac, LG should be Williams or Harewood. But I'm not a coach, I'm not at their practices, I'm not in their film room, I'm not on the field with them. I'm just a guy who lives in Bmore, like most people here, who's a fan, so what do I really know.
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Yeah, I agree on Harbaugh being stubborn and hard-headed sometimes to his own detriment and the teams. Some of his tenacity is needed to keep everyone in line but too much is overkill and makes for some stupid looking games. That stuff each week about 'we got to get better' is getting old. How about just getting better and stop talking about it? And the loyalty to pals is also another downfall.
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Just what we needed another injury. Patch'em up and play on..............but it does give us another excuse.
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Mckinnie is our best pass pro guy. And the last few weeks and really all season Oher has been beatin like a drum. Now Oher is a run grader. The man can mual cats in the run game. So why not do something else. Another BIG change to our offense that i believe will make a change.(DISCLAIMER-i am a football coach and watch back the ravens games like a coach, BUT i am not a ravens coach) I would if i was Harbs or Caldwell whoever is in charge of the O. I would put McKinnie at LT and leave Osemele at RT. Birk continues to play Center. LG would be Oher and RG would be Yanda. Now with Yanda out i would look to Williams to play RG.

Now i know i may get some heat about changing the O-Line up but Oher is not a Tackle on the left or right side. He is built like a guard and should be a guard. Ravens staff need to Admit the mistake Oher is not a tackle and try to put the kid in a position to best utalize his skills.
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I also have a feeling that the Ravens staff do not take blame. Its never them that made a bad decision its the player. Yes Oher is not a Tackle. As a player he cant help it. You drafted him to be our long term LT. Now admit the mistake and put him at guard, that would be the best position to utalize his skill set. Also they made the same Mistake with Ellerbe. Ellerbe should have gotten the contract over McClain. Ellerbe from day 1 showed better skills. He was faster stronger and flat out better. Yet Harbs put him in the doggy house and said McClain is a better player. Ellerbe is flat out better and Harbs cant admit he was wrong. Admit your mistake and put the best players on the field and in te best positions. You were wrong admit and get over it.
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[quote name='arizonaravensfan' timestamp='1355262297' post='1258350']
I can't believe that Mckinnie is not our left tackle . It should be a no-brainer now that Yanda is injured . He did a much better job at LT last year than Oher is doing now. Getting our OLine up to speed is #1 priority now with Von miller and then Gmen coming in!!
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Last year our line was so much better than it is this year and since Jah Reid, who is at LG instead of Ben Grubbs isn't giving up sacks - that only leaves Oher at LT who killed us last week letting Joe get hit from the left. It is time for changes around here. We took care of replacing Cam with Jim. Let's now replace Oher with McKinnie and move him back to RT. KO can fill in for Yanda if need be.
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John Harbaugh stop with the FAVORITISM & put McKinnie in the game & take Reid out the line! Gees is that 2 much 2 ask!!!
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I hope someone who can take it up the chain of command is reading all these comments. Every one sees the same thing and yet Harbaugh is with these guys everyday and doesn't see it?? C'mon John, you're hurting our team with your stubbornness!!!!!!
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McKinnie sould be the left tackle. We need someone who can stonewall Von miller. Our best option is McKinnie. Also other is not a bad olineman. He's just not a left tackle. A decision has to be made to either move him or owe else to guard. In my opinion it should be oher and when yanda comes back oher should take jah Reid's spot
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I would like to point out three things...

1. The Ravens benched McKinnie because he doesn't have the endurance to play left tackle in a no-huddle offense. Unlike defensive lineman, you really can't rotate out offensive lineman on different plays and expect them to perform as a unit well.

2. McKinnie graded out as a bottom 10 LT in the league last season.

3. Von Miller is a speed rusher, not a power rusher. Oher is a quicker moving LT than McKinnie. Oher is getting beat by power rushers, not speed rushers.
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Why does everyone want to move KO to G. He's been a constant bright spot in the next man up senario along with Graham, Jacoby and Ellerbe in a frustrating year. There seems to be an agreement that Oher is not our future LT. Maybe try him at G or C which we desperately need. Why is Oher not fulfilling his promise? He played a fair RT but is no LT. Could we be getting mixed signals from the movie, does he have scheme learning trouble, are his arms to short or is he not strong enough which I don't believe. i'm just lost like everyone else I think? What you say.
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We need to draft a quality lineman next year. AN O-linemen if we are going to win football games. I say we draft a dude who can play center/guard.
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