Two days after coach John Harbaugh called Michael Oher’s habit of moving early “illogical,” the starting right tackle said he intends to clean up the false starts.
“It’s something that can be taken care of,” Oher said prior to Wednesday’s practice. “It’s about being cued in and getting it done.”
Oher, who led the team in false starts with eight last season, avoided moving early in the season-opening 35-7 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers Sept. 11, but he was flagged twice for false starts in Sunday’s 26-13 loss to the Tennessee Titans.
Oher declined to delve into specific reasons for why he was jumping before the snap count.
“It’s just different things,” he said. “You’d have to be out there to understand. It’s just different things that go on. Just have to cue in on everything.”
After a win against the New Orleans Saints Dec. 19, Harbaugh half-joked that Oher might have to run laps if he continued to be flagged for false starts. After that comment, Oher did not move early in the team’s final two regular-season contests and the two postseason games.
Oher said he can repeat that showing this year.
“It’s something that can be taken care of,” he said. “I did it at the end of last year. I can do it now.”