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hawaiiansteel
09-12-2011, 03:57 PM
Bryant McKinnie looks like a huge find for Ravens

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on September 12, 2011

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A man that was recently 400 pounds can’t exactly slip under the radar.

Baltimore’s signing of former Viking Bryant McKinnie got plenty of attention when it happened a few weeks back, but we didn’t know McKinnie’s impact until Sunday. The man looked ready to go.

McKinnie had a terrific game run-blocking. With Michael Oher on the right side where he is more comfortable, Baltimore’s rushing attack looked like it did in 2009. They piled up 170 yards on Pittsburgh.

“McKinnie slapped around Pittsburgh All-World outside linebacker James Harrison, at times knocking him silly with one big paw,” Mike Preston of the Baltimore Sun wrote.

Joe Flacco got great protection throughout the game. It appears the Ravens got a motivated McKinnie.

“Minnesota tried to make it seem like I lost it. Well, I guess I found it in Baltimore. It’s good motivation,” McKinnie said after the game.

Decent starting left tackles are not easy to find. McKinnie only has to be average on the left side to greatly help Baltimore’s line. He frees Oher up to vastly upgrade the right side, where Oher is more comfortable.

It was only one game, but the Ravens must feel like they found a rather large diamond in the free agency rough.

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SidSmythe
09-12-2011, 04:19 PM
He'll be an All-Pro as long as he's allowed to continue to hold James Harrison!!

TallyStiller
09-12-2011, 09:41 PM
The Rats must've come correct... offered the ex - "U" star and Vikings' "party boat" veteran more strippers, blow, and yacht excursions than anybody else in the league.

DukieBoy
09-12-2011, 09:46 PM
McKinnie sucked up in MN in recent years. It was one game. And apparently he was playing against a team not ready and willing to play regular season football. I suspect he will return to form soon.

insanesteelersfan
09-12-2011, 10:03 PM
Yeah the steelers Brass really screwed the pooch with that one. Mckinnie is better then ANY Tackle that has played in Pittsburgh for over 15 years...better then M.Smith and Leon Searcy. Also heard he is around 3.55 now, and 8 % body fat, and running a 4.8 forty.



Nice one Colbert :loser

phillyesq
09-12-2011, 10:33 PM
Yeah the steelers Brass really screwed the pooch with that one. Mckinnie is better then ANY Tackle that has played in Pittsburgh for over 15 years...better then M.Smith and Leon Searcy. Also heard he is around 3.55 now, and 8 % body fat, and running a 4.8 forty.



Nice one Colbert :loser

Yeah, but those numbers are nothing compared to yours.

DukieBoy
09-12-2011, 10:42 PM
Yeah the steelers Brass really screwed the pooch with that one. Mckinnie is better then ANY Tackle that has played in Pittsburgh for over 15 years...better then M.Smith and Leon Searcy. Also heard he is around 3.55 now, and 8 % body fat, and running a 4.8 forty.



Nice one Colbert :loser

Yeah, but those numbers are nothing compared to yours.

:wink: :D :D :lol: :lol: :lol:

NJ-STEELER
09-12-2011, 10:53 PM
improved both their OT spots with his signing by being able to move oher to the right side