Baltimore Sun photo by Kevin Richardson
April 19, 2012
The Ravens need this latest blocking configuration to succeed. They're counting on Michael Oher to succeed at left tackle, a position he hasn't mastered previously as he dealt with penalties and assignment lapses. They're banking on elder statesman left guard Bobbie Williams remaining healthy and quick enough. They need Matt Birk to hold up inside, and another sterling season from Pro Bowl guard Marshal Yanda. And precocious rookie right tackle Kelechi Osemele needs to remain poised in his first NFL start. The toughest assignment is corralling Pro Bowl defensive tackle Geno Atkins. If Oher or Osemele falter, then former Pro Bowl left tackle Bryant McKinnie could come off the bench.