He was chop-blocked on a big run by the Panthers, and was not credited with a tackle in the game. The man he replaced in the starting lineup, Cory Redding, had two tackles, including one for a loss.
"He played OK," coach John Harbaugh said of the Ravens' second-round draft pick. "He can play a lot better. We expect him to keep playing better and better. We need him to be a force in there in the middle. And I know he wants to do that."Of the big run, Harbaugh said: "You have to be able to [avoid] the chop block. You can't get cut. On the defensive line, a defensive play, you can't get chopped, you can't get knocked off the ball and you can't run around behind blocks. Those three things just cannot happen. And he got chapped and that created the whole defensively."
Cody had his best effort in the loss to Atlanta, when he had five tackles.
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