The Ravens had sufficient confidence in second-year defensive tackle Terrence Cody to send veteran Kelly Gregg packing. So far, Cody has given them no reason to regret the move.
Tom Worgo of CSNBaltimore.com reports that Cody, who weighed anywhere from 375 to 400 pounds as a rookie, has gotten down to 335.
“I was out of shape and overweight,” Cody said. “That’s what kind of slowed me down.”
His partner at defensive tackle has noticed.
“He is definitely a different player than last year,” Ngata said. “He has better technique. You are seeing that. He ended last year on such a great note. Once he gets going this year and gets more experience under his belt, he can do a lot of good things.”
Motivating Cody was a comment from G.M. Ozzie Newsome that Cody could have a breakout year.
“I was told about them,” Cody said. “It was like a big wake-up call. Everybody is really counting on me. That was a motivator to be ready to play.”
If Cody can become a great player, he and Ngata could become the premiere one-two punch in the league.