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[News] Gino Gradkowski In Line To Replace The 'Irreplaceable'

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

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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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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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[quote name='charliebucket' timestamp='1361825442' post='1368550']
Now we just need a long term left tackle. McKinnie is great but could be gone next season.
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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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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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@balfan23 and charliebucket:

Two words for you guys: John Wetzel!

The Left Tackle from Boston College
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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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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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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 · Hidden by Moderator 3, February 25, 2013 - OT · Report post

here is my prediction for the draft
#1 Tavon Austin (WO)
#2 Swearinger (S)I have a feeling he will be there late in the second round
#3 Oday Aboushi (OT) or Brandon Williams (DT)
#4 Jon Bostic (ILB)
#5 Tyrann Mathieu (CB) or Tharold Simon (CB)
#6 either one above i feel they could get both players
#7 some player who will some day be a starter
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Posted · Hidden by Moderator 3, February 25, 2013 - Yes, totally OT · Report post

Totally off subject, just watched the Paul Kruger highlites and realized they left off his SB sack of Kapernick. Seems like a big moment to leave off.
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Posted · Hidden by Moderator 3, February 25, 2013 - OT · Report post

[quote name='mark0408' timestamp='1361833155' post='1368765']
here is my prediction for the draft
#1 Tavon Austin (WO)
#2 Swearinger (S)I have a feeling he will be there late in the second round
#3 Oday Aboushi (OT) or Brandon Williams (DT)
#4 Jon Bostic (ILB)
#5 Tyrann Mathieu (CB) or Tharold Simon (CB)
#6 either one above i feel they could get both players
#7 some player who will some day be a starter
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Thanks for your input.
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With full trust in Gino and assuming he'll turn out to be our long-term solution at C - we'd still need a veteran C on the roster. No matter how good gino is - he can get injured, just like any other player.


But I'm quite sure the FO has figured it out, too :D

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One more thing: I like to believe Birk wouldn't have retired if he didn't thing gino would be too much a risk... No proof of that really, I just like to think so :)

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I enjoyed watching him hold his own against Cincy's starters. He's going to be a great center for us.
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Posted · Hidden by Moderator 3, February 26, 2013 - OT · Report post

Joe Flacco%u2019s agent, Joe Linta, and the Ravens had their first meeting since last August.

%u201CBy all accounts, the Friday night meeting in downtown Indianapolis adjacent to the Ravens team hotel went fine and talks will continue,%u201D Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun reports.

%u201CAgent Joe Linta called his meeting with Ravens V.P. of football administration Pat Moriarty a %u2018good start,%u2019%u201D reports Pro Football Talk%u2019s Mike Florio.

%u201CStill, Linta said the two sides have a %u2018long way to go.%u2019%u201D

AND these talks were reported to have "gone well"?! How do you figure !

Linta appears to be an overly hungry parasite !

Speak your voice Raven fans. We pay the salarys !!!
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Posted · Hidden by Moderator 3, February 26, 2013 - OT · Report post

Joe Flaccos agent, Joe Linta, and the Ravens had their first meeting since last August.

By all accounts, the Friday night meeting in downtown Indianapolis adjacent to the Ravens team hotel went fine and talks will continue, Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Agent Joe Linta called his meeting with Ravens V.P. of football administration Pat Moriarty a good start, reports Pro Football Talks Mike Florio.

Still, Linta said the two sides have a long way to go.

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AND these talks were reported to have "gone well"?! How do you figure !

Linta appears to be an overly hungry parasite !

Speak your voice Raven fans. We pay the salarys !!!
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"Gino will be fine"

Love it. Wonder if Matt will tell him 'nothing wrong with adding bulk'.

10 lbs of muscle to make 6'3" 310 lbs might go a little more ways in the run game!
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