The Ravens traded tackle Bryant McKinnie to the Dolphins on Monday, a couple of weeks after trading for Eugene Monroe and installing him at the left tackle spot previously held by McKinnine.
Those two trades may not be the end of the changes to the Ravens. Coach John Harbaugh said Monday that the team will be considering all options for getting better during their bye week and that could mean shuffling personnel, schemes or both before they return to the field.
“We’ll do whatever it takes,” Harbaugh said, via Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun. “We’ll trade guys, we’ll cut guys, we’ll sign guys, we’ll coach guys, we’ll change schemes. It doesn’t matter. We have to find a way to get better. That’s the business we’re in. We’ve got the men for the job. I like our guys but that’s what we’ve got to continue to work on. This week’s a chance to really focus on that.”
Harbaugh pointed to the special teams units as a place where the Ravens have to improve and that changing the players is one possibility about how to do that. This year’s trades show the Ravens are willing to shake things up during the season, something they also did last year when they fired offensive coordinator Cam Cameron in the final weeks of the regular season.
Nothing that dramatic may be in the cards this year, but it doesn’t sound like they’re ruing out too much in Baltimore.