"It's a very difficult thing to do," Oher said of moving between positions. "It might look easy from the outside looking in, but going from the right side to the left side is definitely not easy.
"You work extremely hard every single day to get your techniques down and try to do everything right. That's the only thing that can help you, working hard."
All the work sure paid off Sunday night when he dominated the Patriots' highly-touted rookie pass rusher, Chandler Jones.
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Jones, the brother of Ravens' defensive end Arthur Jones and New England's top pick in last April's draft, finished with two assisted tackles, no hits on Joe Flacco and no sacks.
"Early on, Chandler got him one time, and Mike did a great job of adjusting and adapting," John Harbaugh said. "Pretty much after that, he didn't give up any kind of pressure at all.
"I must say, he is a great player," the Ravens coach continued. ". . . He's going to be a great player for a long time in this league. Nobody works harder, nobody studies more than Mike. He just comes to work every single day."
When Harbaugh's words were repeated to him, a strange look came over Oher. His lips began to twitch. It almost looked like a smile was forming.
But a moment later he was studying the cornhole tourney draw sheet again, muttering oaths, his game-face back on.
Just the way the Ravens like him.
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