So, where in the world is Ravens left offensive tackle Jared Gaither?
He went down three or four days into training camp with an ankle sprain, and we haven't seen much of him since. Was this a severe ankle sprain, or a high ankle sprain or what? Team officials have said it wasn't a serious injury, but if it wasn't, they should have been able to tape him up and put him back on the field.
I really enjoy watching offensive line coach John Matsko. He is a stickler for detail. If the Ravens break the huddle wrong or are slow coming out of it, he makes them go back and do it again, just like we used to do in rec ball and high school. If the Ravens run a trap play, and the guard puts his shoulder on the wrong side when making a block, he makes the team do it over again.
Despite what some people think, it's never one play that causes a team to lose. It the 15 to 20 little things that aren't executed properly that make the difference.
I think cornerback Derrick Martin is getting paid by Derrick Mason. Because every time Martin seems to line up against Mason, he blows him up for touchdowns. Mason scored twice on him in the morning session, once on a long pass, and the other on a short pass inside the red zone.
Fullback Justin Green was in the coaches' doghouse earlier in training camp. He appeared sluggish and out of shape. But Green has rebounded well, and today delivered a crushing blow on safety Haruki Nakamura that led to a 40-yard touchdown run around the left corner.
Green is supposedly out of the doghouse, but on a short leash.
- Mike Preston