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O-line needs a lot of work

The Ravens gave up six sacks to the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday night. It was disturbing because some of those sacks were by Eagles' third and fourth stringers and came against offensive linemen the Ravens were considering as starters.

Some of it was physical where Ravens offensive linemen simply got beat. The Ravens, though, weren't technically sound, either. There were few times where Ravens offensive tackles actually got their arms extended and kept the Eagles away from their bodies. The Ravens also seemed too high and didn't have their weight distributed evenly.

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Ravens head coach John Harbaugh talked after the game about cutting down on the illegal procedure penalties, but those were the results of the Ravens trying to get a quick jump because the Eagles were too quick. Once they got the Ravens back on their heels, some of the Eagles defensive linemen and outside linebackers bull rushed and overpowered the Ravens.

The best move for the Ravens, at this point, might be to move right guard Marshal Yanda back to right tackle, and then pursue a right guard in free agency. Guards can get help on either side so you can get away with a lower-caliber guard than a tackle.

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Right now, the Ravens have a lot of work to do with all three top tackles, Michael Oher, Oniel Cousins and Jah Reid.


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