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Ravens news, notes and opinions on Gino Gradkowski, wide receivers and more
While Ravens coach John Harbaugh acknowledged Monday that the team is “feeling” the difference with the line calls now that first-year starter Gino Gradkowski is starting at center and not the retired Matt Birk, that shouldn’t be taken as a sign that the coaching staff is singling Gradkowski out for the offensive line’s struggles. In fact, Harbaugh praised how Gradkowski has held up physically, which was the big question mark given that he’s considered undersized for his position. The reality is there’s been some good and some bad for Gradkowski, but the Ravens anticipated that. They knew he’d experience some growing pains. What they didn’t anticipate was so much inconsistent play from the other returning starters after the offensive line played so well during last year’s postseason run.
By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun
October 1, 2013