Those of you who have read The Blind Side have most likely followed this, but the amazing journey that is Michael Oher’s life continues. The Ravens are doing it the right way too, playing the kid at Right Tackle and letting him grow there for a year before possibly switching him to the more demanding left side. This is the same process Jordan Gross went through with the Panthers. It’s the smart thing to do and the it’s good to see the Ravens starting the kid out right. I also found this quote illuminating:
“He’s probably one of the first rookies I’ve seen in a while that came in and for the most part knew the [playbook] ahead of time,” offensive coordinator Cam Cameron said. “He got ahead of the game, and I think he’s going to try to stay ahead of the game.”
Now this is obviously a bit of coach speak, but it paints quite a different picture than the kid with a learning disability that would have trouble digesting an NFL offense, at least according to many scouts. Oher has the chance to be special and it sounds like he’s going to try to do all he can to reach that potential.
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