According to NFL.com, the Baltimore Ravens plan on leaving Michael Oher as their starting left tackle. Bryant McKinnie will continue to ride the bench as his back up for the time being.
The Ravens are moving forward with Michael Oher as their left tackle, three sources told NFL.com and NFL Network.
Oher started as the man protecting quarterback Joe Flacco’s backside in the season-opening win against the Cincinnati Bengals, while last year’s starter Bryant McKinnie rode the bench. Taking into consideration an explosive no-huddle scheme that put up 44 points, the Ravens decided that Oher gives the team the best chance to win. Oher is also judged to be more reliable than McKinnie.
One team source explained that an injury could change things. Oher started at right tackle in his first and third seasons, while starting at left tackle as a second-year pro. McKinnie is only a left tackle. Thus, an injury to surprise right tackle starter Kelechi Osemele could bring Oher to his side and McKinnie to the left side.
The Ravens offense almost looked flawless on Monday night. If there’s nothing broken, don’t bother trying to fix it.. If the Ravens run into any problems down the road, they can always change things up.