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#1 BR News

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:14 PM

John Harbaugh said Matt Birk is playing as well as he has at any point as a Raven.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:38 PM

I have to admit he held up fairly good this season and played well against the Patriots last week.
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#3 s3paul

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:42 PM

Has anyone seen this video of Bad NFL Lip Reading?
I love the one with Jim Harbaugh, Matt Birk is also lip read.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:56 PM

Honestly, Whether he stays or goes. Thank you for the Great hard work and years you put into this organization!
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:57 PM

He hasn't been playing hurt and is having a great season, he even got the better of Wilfork.

He made a smart choice not to retire.
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:58 PM

He has played extremely well in pass protection. In the run-game not so much but at least we know what were getting from him. Gradkowski was a beast against the Bengals very good defensive line.

While Gradkowski looks to be an upgrade another year of practice without having to play every Sunday would offer a lot of benefits. I think Birk will retire though. Who doesn't want to go out on top with a ring but he would be a pretty big hit against the cap.
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:09 PM

I say come back and rotate with Gino next year... smooth transition are always better instead of throwing Gino to the sharks... plus Gino could learn some more from birk...
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:18 PM

Birk played his tail of this year I'm loving the o-line right now!!!
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:22 PM

He hasn't been playing hurt and is having a great season, he even got the better of Wilfork.

He made a smart choice not to retire.

Got the better of him twice
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:07 PM

thank you for not retiring. i hope gino has soaked up as much info. as possible from you so he can be our dominating center for the next 10-15 years. go ravens!!
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:30 PM

I think if the Ravens win Birk will retire because he really wont have anything to play for and could come back as a Oline coach.
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:38 PM

I do want a blue hen snapping to a blue hen next year, but maybe we keep Birk as a backup...

Let's just win this thing next week to make the decision easier! Go Ravens!
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:43 PM

i was one who was on the Birk should retire bandwagon last year but he has actually done an exceptional job this year . at the time I had no clue he was hurt but i am glad he is back and better then ever. the Bengals game i thought gradowski did a good job one botched snap (correct if i am wrong) but that even happens to seasoned pros.
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:43 PM

Much respect to you Matt Birk! You are an intelligent and good man!
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:06 PM

Winning the Superbowl , I dont think< will matter if he comes back or not. These guys love to play. Thats one of the reasons Ozzies chooses who he chooses. They have to love to play football and Matt loves to play so if hes feeling ok I think he'll come back.
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:08 PM

Firing Cam, has helped Matt Birk also! I didnt hear big vince wilforks name during the game, unlike last year!
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:14 PM

I can imagine how elated Birk feels considering he was a bit conflicted about leaving the Vikings to come to Baltimore a few years ago. Conversely I can imagine how bad Jason Brown feels for jumping ship at the peak of his career. Come to think of it I can't believe the dude is out of the league presently. Yikes!
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:15 PM

one winning drive clips... where you @?!
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:24 PM

another yr or Birk would only help us & Gino i honestly dont think Ginos ready to fill in yet .. he kinda got pushed around by 2nd stringers in Cincy

& for all of you that bashed my mans Birk last yr ... HE was INJURED for christ sakes !!!!

See how he plays when hes healthy RN ???
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:44 PM

The O-line has been great. Big reason they are in the SB. All healthy too. SF's defense think they can shut down the ravens, bully them. The ravens don't get bullied by anyone. It's the 9er's that will get tired of being hit when this is over.
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