Ravens plan to start Eugene Monroe at left tackle


As expected, the Ravens appear ready to plug in Eugene Monroe at left tackle.

Coach John Harbaugh indicated Friday that Monroe, acquired from Jacksonville last week, is on track to start Sunday against Green Bay, the club’s Twitter feed reported.

Monroe will replace Bryant McKinnie, who’s started the first five games on the left side. In Sunday’s win at Miami, McKinnie allowed Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan to get around the edge on a fourth-quarter pass play, which led to an errant Joe Flacco pass returned for a touchdown to tie the game. Per STATS Inc., McKinnie has allowed 2.5 sacks.

Monroe, 26, has made 62 regular-season starts, including four with the Jaguars to begin this season.

23 responses to “Ravens plan to start Eugene Monroe at left tackle

  1. Now that he’s a starter, he really missed out on the training camp trip to Williamsburg. I hope Flacco’s briefed him on his speech so he understands the monetary hierarchy that exists, in case he has any thoughts on the long-term.

  2. oh crown….you slay me. you do realize the ravens are in first and the steelers, well…maybe you can beat the jets.

    welcome to baltimore eugene monroe. have a great career here

  3. It can’t hurt, but with the way Big Money is playing, I can’t help but wonder if it will help all that much.

  4. @crown,

    Mr. Kettle is calling! A Steeler fan ripping on a Ravens player contract affecting everyone else’s deals is…how do I say it? FUNNY!

    As if all those restructured contracts that Colbert did a few years back hasn’t affected your team’s status? Everyone, and I mean everyone, knows there is a price you pay to restructure deals. That glass house your in doesn’t hide you very well!

    And I am reasonable Ravens fan who doesn’t think Joe is the “Second Coming.” But any team that experiences success with a QB is going to have a significant part of their cap hit by the QB. It’s the economics of the game/sport. I don’t like it but it’s the way it is.

    And I guess when Ben signed his last deal, he wasn’t one of the top paid QB’s in football at that time? You really shouldn’t throw stones that your own teams history can’t dodge.

  5. thegenoatkinsdiet says:
    Oct 11, 2013 2:34 PM
    It can’t hurt, but with the way Big Money is playing, I can’t help but wonder if it will help all that much.

    Andy Dalton is your QB. You should probably stop insulting a Super Bowl MVP QB until your QB can actually win a playoff game.

  6. hey bunk, yes Ben was a top-paid QB when he got his deal…because he was/is a top-tier QB. Flacco would be the steal of the century if he was make $5M per year. It’s all relative.

  7. I have no idea how this guy was scooped up by Baltimore when Pittsburgh is so deparate for a LT.

    My only explanation…This guy is only 26, so he isn’t old enough to play for the Steelers.

    I heard the Steelers are moving to England. It is a perfect match as they are really old too.

  8. Hey Crown…Let me explain a new world order relative to NFL Championships…

    It really doesn’t matter how much Baltimore paid Flacco, because all the available free agents want to play here, so they have a chance to win championships.

    It is an opposite dynamic in Pittsburgh and Cleveland. You could have $15M available and with nobody to spend it.

    After next year, this “new world order” will be even more pronounced, such that even you will see it.

  9. It’s funny, we don’t see fans of the Jaguars, Giants, and Bucs trying to talk trash about teams in front of them.

  10. Stiller43 says:
    Oct 11, 2013 2:41 PM

    your ravens are also tied for 3rd…
    Good thing the steelers have 4th locked down air tight!

  11. Crown, the issue with you is your more worried about getting your “digs” in rather than being reasonable and showing any real knowledge of the state of the game.

    I would not argue that Ben is top tier. He got paid top money at that time. But your ignorance is showing if you think Joe Flacco is a $5m a year player. I am not going to say that Joe is even top 5 talent. But the guy bet on himself and he delivered. And his playoff record “is what it is.” Either Ravens had to pay or lose him. I get it, you don’t like Joe. That’s fine. But he’s not your problem or your QB.

    Post again when you want to sound like someone who actually knows football. If it is the same ignorant remarks, do it on a Steelers thread.

  12. Hey Steeler trolls, why don’t you confine your inane comments to Steeler posts? The Ravens actually are in 1st place in the division due to a better division record than either the Browns or Bengals. What the Ravens pay Joe Flacco is really none of your concern. Why Pittsburgh can’t keep wide receivers after drafting well and why the Steeler high round offensive linemen are, how can we say it, offensive.
    So put your musty old rings where the sun doesn’t shine and let us bask in our one season of glory, until someone else wins a Super Bowl. I hope it is the Bengals and then the Browns the following season. Then we get to see “Crown” and “Weare..” grab their feet and tear themselves in half.

  13. I agree with you scoobie but did you see how many thumbs down in the comment section about his son? I don’t get it do you?

  14. crown, thanks for the support. at the end of the day its just footbal
    pabrownsfan…i dont know how anyone could possibly thumbs down on this. guess there are just some true sickos out there
    i am enjoying an extra special day with my 4 year old son today…stories like what happened to adrian’s son make me appreciate what i have just that much more. for thos of you with kids in your life, hug em a little tighter today

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