View Full Version : The Ravens better hope their NEW O-Line doesn't need a coach

09-09-2011, 03:18 PM
....On Sunday :ratsuck

Ravens | OL coach suspended two games
Fri, 09 Sep 2011 11:54:50 -0700

Baltimore Ravens offensive line coach Andy Moeller has been suspended two games by the NFL for violating the league's personal conduct policy. Moeller was found guilty of driving while impaired stemming from an incident last September.

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09-09-2011, 07:23 PM
Wonder where the Ray Rice tweet was for this story

09-09-2011, 08:48 PM
KARMA hahahaha

09-09-2011, 09:08 PM
Wonder where the Ray Rice tweet was for this story


09-10-2011, 02:11 AM
Ravens concerned about their offensive line

Saturday, September 10, 2011

If it's true that familiarity breeds contempt, the Steelers have nothing to worry about when it comes to Baltimore's offensive line.

The Ravens aren't even familiar with their own offensive line, which has become an ever-growing concern heading into Sunday's season opener against the Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium.

"It's not an ideal situation for us, that's for sure," Ravens veteran center Matt Birk said. "It is what it is. That's the world we're living in right now."

The offensive line of left tackle Bryant McKinnie, left guard Ben Grubbs, Birk, right guard Marshal Yanda and right tackle Michael Oher has a combined 32 years of NFL experience but hasn't lined up together once this preseason.

Birk missed the entire preseason after having knee surgery and isn't sure if he will be ready for Sunday. Yanda was out for the last three preseason games because of back pain. And McKinnie was signed by the Ravens two weeks ago, causing Oher to switch from left to right tackle.

Grubbs was the only lineman who played at his starting spot for more than one preseason game. Birk and McKinnie didn't play a single snap; nor did recently acquired veteran center Andre Gurode.

"We're going to make sure it's not a problem," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "That's our jobs, all of us together, to make sure it's not a problem."

The Steelers don't believe it will be a problem for the Ravens and refuse to get caught up in the news coming out of Baltimore concerning its line.

"It is not like they are younger guys," Steelers defensive end Aaron Smith said. "They all have experience. When you have been in the league a long time, you can pick up things faster than a young guy can."

For a veteran like Smith, who will be lined up over McKinnie, he went back a few years to pull some old tape on McKinnie.

"No matter who you go against, you have to play your technique and trust your responsibilities," Smith said. "We think we have an advantage no matter who we play. We have been together a long time and been in the same defense for a long time. It is always an advantage as far as we are concerned."

The Steelers have had their way with the Ravens' offensive line in recent meetings, and Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco has suffered the consequences. The Steelers have sacked Flacco 28 times over the past three seasons, with most of the pressure coming from the outside where McKinnie and Oher will be lined up.

James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley have combined for 12 sacks of Flacco over the past eight meetings the most of any other quarterback the Steelers have played in that span.

Missed line assignments cost the Ravens a victory over the Steelers in December. Troy Polamalu went untouched by Oher on a busted assignment and forced a Flacco fumble that set up the Steelers' game-winning touchdown in the waning moments.

The Ravens' line allowed 40 sacks last year despite playing all but three games with the same five linemen. It's possible Sunday that they will have only one player at the same position across the line as they did last year, and that's Grubbs at left guard.

"I am pretty sure they are going to make it simple for those guys and easy for them to make calls and things like that," Steelers nose tackle Casey Hampton said. "I am pretty sure they will be OK."


The Ravens had a revolving door at offensive line during the preseason. Here are their starting lines during the preseason (left to right):

First game: Michael Oher, Ben Grubbs, Bryan Mattison, Marshal Yanda, Oneil Cousins

Second game: Oher, Grubbs, Mattison, Mark LeVoir, Jah Reid

Third game: Oher, Grubbs, Mattison, LeVoir, Reid

Fourth game: Ramon Harewood, Justin Boren, Tim Barnes, Mattison, Reid

Week 1 (projected): Bryant McKinnie, Grubbs, Matt Birk, Yanda, Oher

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09-10-2011, 10:15 AM
I have a feeling that the Stains may finish ahead of them this season, tomorrow will be very telling indeed.