Eugene Monroe says he’s ready to go for Ravens

AP

The Ravens said last week that tackle Eugene Monroe’s comfort with the offense would be a big factor in determining when he took over as the team’s starting left tackle.

Monroe didn’t wind up playing against the Dolphins and it’s not surprising that he didn’t have total knowledge of the playbook just a few days after being traded to the team by the Jaguars. He’s had a bit more time to let everything seep in now and Monroe says he’s ready to make his Ravens debut.

“I feel like I have a pretty good grasp of what’s going on,” Monroe said, via the Baltimore Sun. “I’m ready to go. I’ll start getting in there with the guys, building on a relationship on the line and be ready. It’s been a grind: First one in the building, last one out. I’m doing everything it takes to be ready.”

The Ravens have not gotten much from Bryant McKinnie at left tackle this season and he had a poor game against the Dolphins, which is why Monroe is on the team and why he’s got a good chance of being in the lineup this weekend against the Packers despite a relatively short time in the offense.

21 responses to “Eugene Monroe says he’s ready to go for Ravens

  1. “I feel like I have a pretty good grasp of what’s going on,” Monroe said

    translation: this offense is simple compared to the Jags

  2. Eugene Monroe will develope into the greatest Tackle to ever play the game, now that he is playing for the Ravens.

    #ravensrepeat
    #cincifearsbaltimore

  3. If you pay Bryant McKinnie he doesn’t play

    If you don’t pay Bryant McKinnie he does play

    Glad to see we’re moving on from him, he’s one of the laziest NFL players I’ve ever watched play

  4. I can’t wait to see what Eugene does for the Ravens’ running game, and protection for Joe Flacco. We’ll see this weekend. You go Ray Rice!!!

  5. On second thought, I’ll just drop back for pass coverage.
    — Troy Polamalu, October 10, 2013

  6. God knows Flacco needs some help from somewhere to justify that future-crushing contract, because his stats are slightly worse than Andy Dalton’s right now.

  7. One of the best movie quotes ever is from a Bronx Tale: “The worst thing in life is wasted talent.”

    Bryant McKinney, Robert DiNero was talking to you sir.

  8. trekker38 says:
    Oct 10, 2013 9:28 AM
    I can’t wait to see what Eugene does for the Ravens’ running game, and protection for Joe Flacco. We’ll see this weekend. You go Ray Rice!!!

    ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– i’m sure his decisions had nothing to do with cm3 not playing due to a broken thumb right? either way good luck this week. go pack

  9. @vikescry

    You seriously think that whether or not Mathews had played had anything to do with whether or not Monroe plays?

  10. jmf says:

    On second thought, I’ll just drop back for pass coverage. – Troy P on Oct 20th
    ——————————————————
    I would think that every safety that plays against the Ravens offense faces that dilemma –
    “rush in for an easy sack, or drop back for an easy int”

  11. “He spent the week working on his ducking skills, to be effective on the check-down to Rice.”

    I doubt the check-down will be necessary against a defense that specializes in giving up 60 yard TD jogs.

  12. Joemontanaflacco says:
    Oct 10, 2013 5:05 PM
    Of course, if Flacco needs 70 yards, the checkdown should work just fine at Heinz Field.

    1 0 You would think someone living in a such a culture rich area such as Baltimore would have a more sophisticated response….but wait it isn’t such a high brow place except in the posters mind…after all sweet pea is their poster girl for culture this month.

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