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#1 BR News

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:35 AM

It has long been a difficult decision for Matt Birk to walk away from the game he loves. But with the script to the perfect ending before him, Birk bowed out Friday. After 15 seasons in the leagu...

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#2 mrs.raven

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:21 PM

Another great player retiring on top--as a Raven and as a Superbowl Champion! Way to Go Birk! Thanks for an awesome 4 years! Good luck in your retirement!
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:22 PM

Good luck with your future endeavors Mr. Birk.
Thanks for helping us get our 2nd title!!!
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:24 PM

Hopefully Gradkowski pans out as our new center.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:26 PM

Congratulations! You will be missed. But there was no better way to leave.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:31 PM

I Really believe we are going to the Superbowl Next season, D.Pees Will finally know all of our players, and Jim Caldwell... Man he worked with our offense like 7 games and they were Gold, imagine a hole season! dayum, I am really looking forward to what we can continue doing and i know we have a great Organization.. I believe in my ravens All day baby!
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:32 PM

Can't believe how well Birk played this year. We are going to have a great young line for years to come.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:40 PM

Great player, he had a really good season and responded well after what happened in the AFC championship game last year. He is leaving at the right time, on top. Hope he enjoys retirement like we enjoyed him playing here. Best of luck!!
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#9 propjoe

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:44 PM

Good Luck Birk, you were a key part of the puzzle to helping Baltimore hoist another Lombardi. I'm curious, this guy has been to 6 Pro-Bowls and has played throughout his career at a high level? Does he have a chance to get into Canton one day?

Edited by Grapple Raven, 22 February 2013 - 05:56 PM.
Made correction in original post, deleted following post with correction

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:45 PM

Best of Success to you #77!! Thanks for the leadership, dedication, professionalism and being the anchor of the O-line. We could not have obtained our goal without you. You will be missed but most of all you will remembered and honored as one of the All Time Great Ravens!!!
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:51 PM

Ok Gino, You better get in there and start lifting and studying that playbook. You have some tremdously large shoes to fill.
We'll miss ya Matt, God be with you.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:51 PM

Congratulations Matt birk a true Warrior on & of the field Thank you.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:55 PM

Congrats and thanks to Mr Birk. A true renaissance man.
Does anyone know anything about Reggie Stephens? We have him on reserve. He is young and big: 6'3'' 320 lbs.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:00 PM

Not sure exactly what qualifies for Canton. Football, unlike baseball, seems to have extremely fuzzy parameters, especially for O line positions. Certainly not first-ballot, but he could be an eventual entry.

Whether they enshrine him in Canton or not, I anticipate he will eventually be in our ring of honor and be forever a Raven.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:01 PM

Birk really stepped up for us big time this year. Glad to see him go out on top.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:02 PM

God bless you Birk, I hope you and your family enjoy your retirement. You really played like a Raven the few years you were here. Thank you for helping bring back a CHAMPIONSHIP to Baltimore.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:06 PM

A well spoken, educated man, great community guy, as well as a great football player. Thanks for all you've done here, Birk. Best of luck to whatever you choose going forward.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:08 PM

thanks for all that you've done for the Ravens Birk. enjoy retirement and spending time with your family. peace!

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:08 PM

Thanks Matt Birk for all you have done. Enjoy your retirement.
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#20 tsizzle95

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:20 PM

Congrats Birk!! Great way to go out! Enjoy the he retirement!
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