Ramon Harewood on benching: 'You could call it disappointment'
By By Aaron Wilson
The Baltimore Sun|
Oct 18, 2012 | 3:00 PM
Ramon Harewood was the Ravens' starting left offensive guard for the first five games of the season. He allowed a dozen quarterback pressures, one sack and one quarterback hit. He committed no penalties. And now he's been replaced by veteran Bobbie Williams.
"I guess you could call it disappointment because you would want to play," Harewood told The Sun in his first comments since being benched prior to the Ravens' 31-29 win over the Dallas Cowboys. "I wouldn't say it goes past anything else."
The Ravens have emphasized that Williams' improved health, after be struggled with swelling in his surgically repaired right ankle during the preseason, was one of the biggest factors in making the change.
A former sixth-round draft pick from Morehouse, Harewood said he'll continue to apply himself in hopes of getting another chance.
"Same as I have before, I want to get better every day," Harewood said. "It's not much else I can do. As far as my reaction, I'm just one man on this team. There's 52 others. I just do the best on my part that I can moving forward."