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Catching Up With former Ravens center Jeff Mitchell
Catching Up With former Ravens center Jeff Mitchell

Twelve years later, the play sticks in Jeff Mitchell's mind. The one-time Ravens center can still hear the collision, see the Denver player fold and sense the game turning on one bone-jarring hit. "I'd never seen anything like it," Mitchell said of the play that occurred early in the Ravens' victory over Denver in the 2000 playoffs. "Our fullback, Sam Gash, was lead blocker on an outside run when he met up with Bill Romanowski, the Broncos' linebacker who'd been trash-talking all week in the media. "Now, Sam was no King Kong. He looked like any guy on the street, but when he hit someone, he'd explode. Sam hit Bill so hard that...

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