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Bryant McKinnie not practicing because he’s too heavy

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A little more than a month ago, Ravens coach John Harbaugh praised Bryant McKinnie’s conditioning and said that presumptive left tackle on Baltimore’s offensive line was in his best shape in years.

McKinnie agreed with that assessment, but something happened between June and McKinnie’s arrival at training camp. And that something was the expansion of McKinnie’s waistline.

Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that coach John Harbaugh said that McKinnie “is too heavy right now” and the team didn’t feel comfortable having him out on the practice field.

“I’m not sure who’s more disappointed Bryant or I,” Harbaugh said. “There’s an issue but we’re going to get it fixed.”

Harbaugh might be disappointed, but he can’t be too surprised even if McKinnie was in better shape last month. It’s not the first time that conditioning has been a problem for McKinnie. He struggled to pass the team’s conditioning test when he arrived at camp last year and he’s had a problem keeping his weight down dating back to his days with the Vikings.

There’s no word on when the Ravens think McKinnie might be svelte enough to get on the field, but they surely prefer sooner rather than later after watching McKinnie’s work in the postseason last year.

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42 Responses to “Bryant McKinnie not practicing because he’s too heavy”
  1. crownofthehelmet says: Jul 25, 2013 5:47 PM

    Too bad he couldn’t have someone else pass his conditioning test for him, like Terrence Cody or Jacoby Jones, …. oh, wait….

  2. unbiasfan says: Jul 25, 2013 5:47 PM

    Vikings – 1
    Ravens – 0

  3. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Jul 25, 2013 5:48 PM

    That has to be the first time the words “McKinnie” and “svelte” have ever appeared in the same sentence.

  4. dowhatifeellike says: Jul 25, 2013 5:49 PM

    They can control his weight as long as he’s in camp… but maybe he should hire someone to whoop his ass from February to July if he eats too much.

  5. breakingb says: Jul 25, 2013 5:51 PM

    It’s just water weight..

  6. Stiller43 says: Jul 25, 2013 5:58 PM

    Of course he’s too heavy, he already got a new contract!

  7. kpizzow says: Jul 25, 2013 6:06 PM

    How is that a Vikings win…Ravens 2 Super Bowls – (1 with Mckinnie)…Vikings 0….4 losses..

  8. cpo187 says: Jul 25, 2013 6:07 PM

    This is the same news every year with this guy.

  9. gdeli says: Jul 25, 2013 6:07 PM

    Good lord man, NFL starting left tackle just can’t stay motivated. And I think that he eats his feelings. He is a comfort food eater.

  10. DubZ480 says: Jul 25, 2013 6:08 PM

    Must be the buffet at the Gentleman’s Clubs….

  11. deathonwings410 says: Jul 25, 2013 6:09 PM

    Vikings -1
    Ravens – 0

    ….McKinney has a ring tho.

  12. sterling7 says: Jul 25, 2013 6:11 PM

    As a Viking 4 life I saw an awful lot of “The Whopper”. Crazy how the Vikings let him go and he’s in the right place at the right time to earn a Super Bowl ring because Lord knows this guy is one super lazy shamu the whale, brontosaurus burger, can I have a triple order of fries with that- lazy s.o.b. Serves the Ravens right for letting him back on the team. Where do the teams get all this money to babysit irresponsible grown men?

  13. siggtacular says: Jul 25, 2013 6:13 PM

    unbiasfan | Jul 25, 2013, 5:47 PM EDT

    Vikings – 1

    Ravens – 0
    …..
    Allow me to help you

    Super Bowls:

    Ravens – 2

    Vikings – 0

  14. surfinbird1 says: Jul 25, 2013 6:24 PM

    Looking at that pic. I wouldn’t want to try and take his Big Mac away from him.

  15. leftyman says: Jul 25, 2013 6:24 PM

    Don’t feel too bad Bryant I love that new boneless KFC too!

  16. st1llerz1 says: Jul 25, 2013 6:31 PM

    Just ROFLMFAO…

    He can sit on the bench right next to that tub of goo cody…

    Nope, there are no issues on this team!

    As the Nest Burns…

    Luckimore, no more…

    GO STEELERS!

  17. mackcarrington says: Jul 25, 2013 6:43 PM

    Musta had one helluva 4th of July feast.

  18. bennyb82 says: Jul 25, 2013 6:45 PM

    By now I am sure you have a Mckinnie template where all you have to do is change the year and team.

  19. Talk football or shut your pie hole... says: Jul 25, 2013 6:47 PM

    As Bud Grant said “it doesn’t take talent to be in shape”.

    Big Mac is apparently too lazy and has wasted his chances to be a truly dominant LT because he had the talent but not the discipline.

  20. eclipsingbinary says: Jul 25, 2013 6:47 PM

    Is Harbaugh disappointed at realizing water’s wet too?

  21. oldway9 says: Jul 25, 2013 6:53 PM

    @ st1llerz1 says:

    GO (HOME) STEELERS!

  22. ravc82 says: Jul 25, 2013 6:57 PM

    Hey Crown- bet you couldn’t wait for the next Ravens thread so you could get out of getting owned in the last with your Pitta comment. Too bad it has to be on a post about being overweight- pot meet kettle.

  23. taintedsaints2009 says: Jul 25, 2013 7:01 PM

    I’d say haha! to the ravens but…they did just win a Super Bowl. So…ha ha?

  24. Joemontanaflacco says: Jul 25, 2013 7:06 PM

    “Too bad he couldn’t have someone else pass his conditioning test for him, like Terrence Cody or Jacoby Jones, …. oh, wait….”

    I see there’s no training camp for the Steelers. Perhaps an extension of Tomlin’s 2012 “What’s the point?” philosophy?

  25. gb4mn0 says: Jul 25, 2013 7:08 PM

    kpizzow says:
    Jul 25, 2013 6:06 PM
    How is that a Vikings win…Ravens 2 Super Bowls – (1 with Mckinnie)…Vikings 0….4 losses..

    ——————————————-

    It works like this, The vikqueef toads all suffer from endemic delusional disorder which causes them them to resort to any level of distorting reality for the purpose of gaining a small moral victory to elevate their pathetically low self-esteem. This intern causes them to act like a bunch of spoiled rotten 5th grade girls.

  26. cags777 says: Jul 25, 2013 7:09 PM

    Surprise, surprise. McKinnie is once again too heavy to practice. I doubt other teams were interested in signing him during free agency. He can play when he wants to play, but ultimately won’t. He’s just too lazy.

  27. allidoiswin55 says: Jul 25, 2013 7:16 PM

    Pathetic. Period. Your paid handsomely and can’t keep your weight at a reasonable number. Your a
    looser, ungrateful and terrible example to youth.

    When your that big you can loose 20 lbs in a week. Just 3 weeks of working out and cardiovascular get this lump in shape.

    Let your team down.

  28. cocheese000 says: Jul 25, 2013 7:18 PM

    say what you want about mckinnie but flacco was a much better qb when he was his LT

  29. titletown1929 says: Jul 25, 2013 7:22 PM

    As a Packers fan, I gotta say that Viking fans talking junk about their ex players is pure hilarity. Its pure hilarity due to the fact that two of their ex O-lineman (Birk and McKinne) go and win a ring with another organization who actually knows how to run a football team. Looking forward to the Packers Ravens matchup!

  30. fi1thymcnasty1 says: Jul 25, 2013 7:32 PM

    You can bet you’ll learn a lot from someone using the term “vikqueef toads”.

    Speaking of 5th grade girls.

  31. lakermetskins says: Jul 25, 2013 7:35 PM

    For an NFL left tackle, he should use those long arms to push himself away from the dinner table.

  32. boyshole25 says: Jul 25, 2013 7:47 PM

    All you can do in Baltimore is eat greasy food and chase ugly women. The strippers have Adam’s apples the size of baseballs

  33. crownofthehelmet says: Jul 25, 2013 10:19 PM

    I see there’s no training camp for the Steelers. Perhaps an extension of Tomlin’s 2012 “What’s the point?” philosophy?

    Actually, Tomlin cancelled practice and took the team bowling. Him and Harbs just finished watching The Big Lebowski.

  34. jziii says: Jul 25, 2013 11:11 PM

    It wouldn’t surprise me if he did this on purpose just to get out of practice for a few weeks. It’s a win-win for him; he got to lay around and eat what he wanted for a month and now he gets to chill on the sidelines and watch everybody else sweat for a month. The dude may not be as dumb as everyone thinks he is. It’s just a shame that someone with so much God-given talent has so little love or respect for the game or his teammates.

  35. zygizag says: Jul 26, 2013 12:32 AM

    I was hoping that other Tackle of the Ravens would have rubbed off on him and made him care a bit more. He is a LT version of Randy Moss. Very talented but he plays when he wants to play and works when he wants to work.

  36. axespray says: Jul 26, 2013 1:04 AM

    unbiasfan says:
    Jul 25, 2013 5:47 PM
    Vikings – 1
    Ravens – 0
    ———————————
    So if a player leaves my team and wins a ring… does that mean, Raiders 1 – Packers 0 (since Woodson left Oakland and won a superbowl with the Pack) ?

    This “logic” makes no sense.

  37. virg1969 says: Jul 26, 2013 1:36 AM

    boyshole25 says:
    Jul 25, 2013 7:47 PM
    All you can do in Baltimore is eat greasy food and chase ugly women. The strippers have Adam’s apples the size of baseballs

    ____________________________________

    This coming from somebody that calls himself boys hole?

  38. sbchampsagain says: Jul 26, 2013 9:01 AM

    Disappointed because this season there were reports about a fit and trim Mckinnie mid summer.

    But this should not be a surprise. This guy ALWAYS reports out of shape.

    Like clockwork, Harbaugh scolds him, benches him, and by mid season (after an injury or terrible left tackle play) McKinnie gets on the field and plays well.

    Seems he’s more worried about his music/promoter gig than his football gig.

  39. dickjagger says: Jul 26, 2013 10:14 AM

    unbiasfan says:
    Jul 25, 2013 5:47 PM
    Vikings – 1
    Ravens – 0

    Are you kidding me? How many titles did the Vikings get with him? Yeah, that’s what I thought?

  40. steelerben says: Jul 26, 2013 11:18 AM

    Going from the best shape you’ve ever seen him to too heavy to pass the conditioning test in a matter of four weeks? I can’t imagine that he is way over the limit. It is more likely that he came back with an extra five pounds on and Harbaugh wasn’t having it. McKinnie needs someone breathing down his neck at all times to keep him from sliding into bad habits and falling back on raw talent rather than hard work.

    I also have a sneaking suspicion that some of this might have something to do with the $200,000 workout bonus, as well. A penny saved is a penny earned.

  41. guitarkevin says: Jul 26, 2013 1:11 PM

    Steelers fans will find joy in anything negative about the Ravens. Bottom line is the guy will burn the weight off after a week of OTAs.
    Harbaugh is just reminding him who the boss is.

  42. Joemontanaflacco says: Jul 26, 2013 1:27 PM

    “Actually, Tomlin cancelled practice and took the team bowling. Him and Harbs just finished watching The Big Lebowski.”

    Tomlin is more of a TV guy. Favorite show? “Eight is enough.”

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