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Tag: "offensive line"

Ravens Bolster Offensive Line With McKinnie Signing

The Baltimore Ravens reportedly reached a two-year agreement with offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie earlier this afternoon. There have been question marks surrounding this teams offensive line all preseason. With this signing, the Ravens bring in one of the most talented yet troubled free agents remaining. The deal is still pending tomorrow’s physical, which could soil […]

Ravens Experimenting Along Right Side of Offensive Line

After a rather disappointing showing in Thursday’s preseason opener against the Philadelphia Eagles, the Baltimore Ravens have elected to move Oniel Cousins to right guard. The move will now press 3rd round pick Jah Reid into action as the teams starting right tackle. Cousins really can’t do much worse at guard than tackle, that’s for […]

Purple Friday Links: Preseason Recap & New Signings for Ravens

First and foremost, before we start going for the panic button, let’s remember that this is only preseason. Yesterday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles was merely practice and a chance for the Ravens rookies to get their feet wet. Plus, without OTAs this season, training camp has been much shorter than normal. Let’s cut the […]

Ravens Offseason Needs in 2011: Offense Edition

TOP POSITION NEEDS ON OFFENSE Offensive Line: Left Tackle The loss of OT Jared Gaither hindered the Baltimore Ravens offensive line, forcing the team to shift Marshal Yanda to the right tackle position. Inconsistency in pass-protection plagued the offensive line. The unit also struggled in run blocking,  particularly in short yardage situations. Michael Oher filled […]

Steelers Facing More Off-Field Player Issues

Less than a month after Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger was accused of assaulting a woman, WR Santonio Holmes has stirred the media with an assault case of his own. A woman in Florida is suing Holmes for supposedly hitting her in the face with a glass and trying to keep her silent by paying her. […]

Madden 10 Tip #2: How to Stop a Nano Blitz

Because my last tip involved how to actually perform a nano blitz, I must stay objective and explain how to counter these nano blitzes. Just as there are defensive line adjustments, there are also important offensive line adjustments. To bring up the preplay menu to control the O-Line, press L2 before the snap. You will […]