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Michael Oher dodges a bullet

Ben Grubbs, Michael Oher

The 8-3 Ravens need left tackle Michael Oher for Sunday night’s prime-time showdown against the 8-3 Steelers.  And it looks like the Ravens will have him.

A sprained knee suffered Sunday by Oher against the Buccaneers doesn’t look to be serious.  As explained by a certain Internet hack during the Chargers-Colts post-game injury rundown with Bob Costas, Oher currently is expected to play.

Oher’s primary task on Sunday night will be to keep Steelers linebacker James Harrison from separating Joe Flacco’s head from his body.

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24 Responses to “Michael Oher dodges a bullet”
  1. darthvader89 says: Nov 29, 2010 8:14 AM

    The force is with him. But he is not Jonathan Ogden yet.

  2. drumbug7 says: Nov 29, 2010 8:23 AM

    “Oher’s primary task on Sunday night will be to keep Steelers linebacker James Harrison from separating Joe Flacco’s head from his body.”

    I think the refs will make it their primary task also.

  3. wtf2812 says: Nov 29, 2010 8:52 AM

    I agree with drumbug7 … whatever Oher can’t do for Flacco, the officials will.

  4. bdrunk says: Nov 29, 2010 8:53 AM

    Oher’s a beast, good to see he’ll be able to play.

  5. buckeye044 says: Nov 29, 2010 8:55 AM

    @drumbug

    Yep, they screwed him again this week….head was up, hit with his facemask, but hey say the crown.
    And instead of obvious bad calls, they resulted to calling holding whenever there was an opportunity for a big play by the Steelers.
    The league is turning into a joke. It will be interesting to see if Andre Johnson is suspeneded and how the league spins it since they didn’t suspend Seymour.

  6. Omar Comin says: Nov 29, 2010 8:56 AM

    Yeah I guess we’ll see come game time. One thing I noticed when Mike got hurt is that he’s not wearing knee braces. Every o-lineman should be wearing these as a precaution; they do it in college all the time. We pay these guys too much money and there’s too many low hits to take the risk. Get your DonJoy son!

  7. nycbbbacker says: Nov 29, 2010 8:57 AM

    hmm shouldn’t be too hard considering Demetrius Bell of the Buffalo Bills kept him relatively non-existant…

  8. palinforpresidentofnorthkorea says: Nov 29, 2010 8:58 AM

    “Oher’s primary task on Sunday night will be to keep Steelers linebacker James Harrison from separating Joe Flacco’s head from his body.”

    Tell us Mike, what would the Commissioner’s punishment be for that?

  9. somesome says: Nov 29, 2010 9:34 AM

    @buckeye044

    … and what has this comment to do with Oher being injured and/or available for next game????

    Stop whining, Harrison has a history, it is his own fault that when in question he gets fined. PERIOD – END OF STORY.

    http://galleries.buffalonews.com/photo.php?gname=gallery_1290976500.txt&item=23

    Instead of driving forward he launches himself upward. Eventhough I believe the tackle was ok he inadvertantly will slide up the chest and hit his head. Most would get a flag, he will get fined, his OWN FAULT, nobody elses. And keep this crap in the Steelers threads.

    Go Ravens!!!!

  10. steelers6pack says: Nov 29, 2010 9:49 AM

    Harrison will be flagged when he touches Crappo! If no suspensions for Johnson-Finnegan fight I say body slam Flacco and put him out!

  11. flabtreesports says: Nov 29, 2010 10:11 AM

    Looks like the amount of time Steelers fans spend bitching about the officiating has finally eclipsed their whining about Ravens fans bitching about the officiating.

  12. jmac0585 says: Nov 29, 2010 10:22 AM

    Another unfortunate situation for Oher, is that James Harrison has already separated his own brain from his head.

  13. halasfan says: Nov 29, 2010 10:29 AM

    Oher dodges a bullet. If only Plax could have done that…

  14. danwhitmer says: Nov 29, 2010 10:59 AM

    steelers6pack says:
    Nov 29, 2010 9:49 AM
    Harrison will be flagged when he touches Crappo! If no suspensions for Johnson-Finnegan fight I say body slam Flacco and put him out!

    ——————————————————-

    cannot stand people who wish injury on others. Just shows how cheap and pathetic you are ( no wonder you like harrison )

    Atleast you understand that will be the only way for you to win!

  15. kirkandhanh says: Nov 29, 2010 11:25 AM

    cannot stand people who wish injury on others. Just shows how cheap and pathetic you are ( no wonder you like harrison )

    Atleast you understand that will be the only way for you to win!

    It’s called real football. If only you were around to see Football in its glory in the 70’s and 80’s.

  16. camphardball says: Nov 29, 2010 11:26 AM

    If Harrison learns to use his SHOULDER and not his head…he won’t have to pay to play football! He should take a lesson or 2 from Troy, he might save himself a few dollars in his pockets.

  17. somesome says: Nov 29, 2010 11:39 AM

    @kirkandhanh
    too bad you still live in that era because there is some great football played today with some devastating hits, all within the rules.

    Enjoy your mullet much?

  18. ravensj5 says: Nov 29, 2010 11:50 AM

    Wow…look at all the steeler hypocrites……the ones always accusing the Ravens fans of whinning about officials calls…..this is great!!

  19. steelerdynasty2010 says: Nov 29, 2010 12:25 PM

    @kirk:
    really? what’s his record against us so far? do we really need him to be injured to win? check on that and get back to us.

    @somesome:
    he will slide or did slide up to hit his head? if he will slide, what happened to the league’s edict that they cannot “officiate intent”? do they now throw flags for anticipated infractions. should we start penalizing defenders for “preparing to tackle a qb before he starts his slide? it would make about as much sense.
    and i’ll say this again, are you ravens fans accusing another team’s players of whining? you, my friend, need to peruse the comments of the face of your franchise EVERYTIME your vaunted defense comes up short or commits the same types of garbage infractions they call against the steelers.

    @camphardball:
    hard to argue against that, however, form tackling says to put your facemask on the person you are tackling (it’s where the phrase, “see what you hit” comes from.) and making high impact tackles over and over again are just begging to snap a very fragile clavicle.

    people who support all these changes to one of the most basic principles of football, tackling, really need to get a grip. i absolutely agree that something needs to be done to help minimize the concussions, but i just dont think that making these knee-jerk reactions is the way to go. it should be a thoughtful process and one that is feasible for other leagues all the way down to pop warner to emulate if they really want to make a real impact on the game as whole, not just the NFL brand. The mixed reaction from players and fans alone should tell them that. with all the discord among players and fans regarding the rule changes, do you guys really believe that these part-time officials are totally on board? why arent they a part of the rules committee? NO ONE sees the games as they do! they and the league are about as impartial as the entire of spectrum of the commentary that you can read on this site alone. Its a joke and it loses credibility every week.

  20. steelerdynasty2010 says: Nov 29, 2010 12:35 PM

    Dear Pot (Ravens fans),
    you are BLACK TOO!!!
    Signed,
    The Kettle (Steeler Nation)

  21. bdrunk says: Nov 29, 2010 1:55 PM

    steelerdynasty2010 says:
    Nov 29, 2010 12:35 PM
    Dear Pot (Ravens fans),
    you are BLACK TOO!!!
    Signed,
    The Kettle (Steeler Nation)
    ————————-
    omg RACIST!

    I kid, I kid.

  22. edgarpoe2 says: Nov 29, 2010 2:22 PM

    Officiating has been horrible for some time. The Steelers fans are finally recognizing this because some calls are going against them sometimes too. When the calls were consistently favoring them, they called others whiners and sore losers.

    Now, that the Steelers fans are finally on board, let us all demand full-time refs. Maybe if they have more time to study the rules and see film, they can improve on their shabby existence.

  23. steelerdynasty2010 says: Nov 30, 2010 9:50 AM

    @edgar….
    i think i like it…..maybe…..lol

  24. bebopa says: Nov 30, 2010 8:21 PM

    tough game coming up, steelers are lucky and good

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