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#1 BR News

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 03:04 PM

Gino Gradkowski knows he’s going to have to work to become the next starter at center.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 03:34 PM

I knew Gradkowski was going to be starting at some point.
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 03:46 PM

I believe Gino can do it, but he does have very tough shoes to fill.
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 03:48 PM

its your job to lose gino. good luck and you know they will bring in a veteran to push you.
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 03:50 PM

Now we just need a long term left tackle. McKinnie is great but could be gone next season.
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:00 PM

Gino will be fine, not everybody shines in their first full year starting and that would be some high expectations. In a few years we might be talking about a pro bowler so give him time guys.
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:06 PM

Joe & Gino.....the BlueHen connection.
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:08 PM

He will do just fine, look forward to seeing him this season
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:35 PM

It is good that Gino has the attitude that he shouldn't take his move to starting center for granted. I think there is little question that we'll be bringing in new blood this coming year - potentially thought the draft. Even if Gino is ultimately the starting center, we'll need depth in the middle of our O line and that depth will push Gino for his job.

Good luck, Gino!
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:44 PM

Now we just need a long term left tackle. McKinnie is great but could be gone next season.


I still have this crazy thought in my head that our future LT is KO, even though I've not heard anyone speak of it as a possibility.

If that came to pass ... combining that with the retirement of Birk and the inevitable release of B. Williams, we'll really have a strong need for filling in the interior O line. I know D up the middle is all the talk, but somewhere during the draft, I'm anticipating we're going to be looking long and hard at middle O line players.
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:47 PM

Good luck Gino !!
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:08 PM

Gino got his first experience against Geno Atkins...and played well. There was a reason we spent an early fourth on Gino, and this is it. It's his time.
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:22 PM

@balfan23 and charliebucket:

Two words for you guys: John Wetzel!

The Left Tackle from Boston College
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:30 PM

We have nothing to loose with Gino!
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:44 PM

Gino you can do it bro just keep working he already showed a good bit of pop against the bengals and was mentored by one of the best and smartest centers in the NFL
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:47 PM

Everything happens for a reason,now we know,if Matt Birk felt Gino wasn't ready then he would have not retire this year, that was quite a compliment Matt said to Gino " You'll Be Fine " Matt would never leave the Raven's hanging,the funny thing is that Joe Flacco and Gino came from a bird theme team called the Blue Hens ( U of D )the motto there was "Fear The Birds " if anything's going to make Gino better It's Joe Flacco
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:52 PM

We know you'll do great, Gino! Go Ravens!! Go Hens!!
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:56 PM

We drafted him in the fourth round for a reason. This is just the logical progression in the "next man up" process. I think he's good enough to start and, if he continues to perform at the level he has, should emerge from camp as the starter.
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:59 PM

Gino has the right attitude and approach. I love the blue collar mentality. Sounds like a Raven to me. :)
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 06:19 PM

High praise from Matt about Gino. I'm going to think he knows what he's talking about.

Go Get'um Gino
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