On Now
Coming Up
  • Thu., Sep. 29, 2016 12:30 PM EDT Live Coordinators Presser Ravens offensive coordinator Marc Trestman, defensive coordinator Dean Pees and special team coordinator Jerry Rosburg will address the media.
  • Sat., Oct. 01, 2016 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM EDT Ravens Report Hosted by WUSA-TV's Kristen Berset, Ravens Report, the flagship program of the Baltimore Ravens that showcases life in the NFL. Created by Ravens Productions, this magazine-style show features behind-the-scenes access to Ravens players and coaches as they prepare for each week's opponent.
  • Sat., Oct. 01, 2016 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM EDT Ravens Wired See the plays, hear the sideline conversations and feel the hits on Ravens Wired, the only behind-the-scenes show featuring a Ravens player wired for sound during each week's game. Go behind the Ravens bench for in-game adjustments and inside the locker room for Head Coach John Harbaugh's post-game speech. Produced by Ravens Productions, Ravens Wired is hosted by WBAL-TV's Keith Mills.
  • Sun., Oct. 02, 2016 1:00 AM - 1:30 AM EDT Ravens Unscripted Ravens beat writers Ryan Mink and Garrett Downing join our host to tackle the latest Ravens headlines and hottest topics. Each week's show, brought to you by Ravens Productions, also features a special guest, including prominent sports media, front office staff, players or other Ravens insiders.
  • Sun., Oct. 02, 2016 12:30 PM EDT Live Game Audio Broadcast Listen to the live WBAL broadcast of the Ravens vs. Raiders on BaltimoreRavens.com or in the Ravens mobile app.
  • Sun., Oct. 02, 2016 4:15 PM EDT Live Post Game Presser John Harbaugh and key players will address the media following the game.
  • Mon., Oct. 03, 2016 4:00 PM EDT Live John Harbaugh Presser Ravens head coach John Harbaugh will address the media.
  • Mon., Oct. 03, 2016 5:00 PM EDT A Purple Evening A Purple Evening is back! Join Purple on Monday, October 3rd for on-field drills, player appearances and autographs, giveaways, and much more! Tickets will go on sale soon. Check Purple-Just for Women on Facebook for the latest club and event information.
  • Wed., Oct. 05, 2016 12:30 PM EDT Live Press Conference Ravens head coach John Harbaugh and key players will address the media following practice.
  • Sat., Oct. 08, 2016 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT Ravens Report Hosted by WUSA-TV's Kristen Berset, Ravens Report, the flagship program of the Baltimore Ravens that showcases life in the NFL. Created by Ravens Productions, this magazine-style show features behind-the-scenes access to Ravens players and coaches as they prepare for each week's opponent.

News

Print
RSS

The Caw: Crazy That Eugene Monroe Is Just 26

Posted Mar 12, 2014

Eugene Monroe may be the most serious, professional 26-year-old I’ve ever met.


If I had signed a contract yesterday with a reported $11 million signing bonus and $19 million guaranteed, I would have, in this order, done the Squirrel dance, run around the block with my hands triumphantly raised above my head, then posted “I’m riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiich” on my Facebook page.

Not newly-minted Ravens left tackle Eugene Monroe.

I called him minutes after his deal was complete and he sounded like he just woke up from a nap.

I was thinking about Monroe last night, and how crazy it is considering he’s three years younger than me and now set for life.

In thinking about it more, it’s not a surprising reaction from Monroe, however. He is the oldest 26-year-old I’ve ever met.

The Ravens signed a true professional, somebody that takes their job extremely seriously. Those of us that are around him on a daily basis know that, and you fans should too.

In terms of seriousness, Monroe reminds me of wide receiver Anquan Boldin and outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil. Boldin treated practices like a game. The only game Dumervil plays is football.

The difference between Monroe, Boldin and Dumervil is that Monroe is so much younger.

But you definitely wouldn’t think that being around him. He seems like he’s at least 32.

As proof of Monroe’s professionalism, he never really left the Under Armour Performance Center after the season ended. He’s been in here working out nearly every day, something not usually seen from players who are prospective free agents.

He came into the facility early to work out before his press conference on Wednesday.

“I train all year, so that doesn’t change,” Monroe told me. “I’m always going to get my work in, regardless of where I am. Why would I not come here? Everything I need is right here.”

Monroe has a strict diet. He’s quiet off the field, preferring offshore fishing to drinking like a fish. A large part of the reason why he stayed with the Ravens is because his wife is from the Baltimore area and he wanted to keep his kids around family.

It’s a drastic change from some of the left tackles the Ravens have had in recent years.

The Ravens got a mature, talented pro. And when his five-year contract expires, he’ll still only be 31 years old.

That’s a year younger than he seems right now.

Please Note

The opinions, analysis and/or speculation expressed on BaltimoreRavens.com represent those of individual authors, and unless quoted or clearly labeled as such, do not represent the opinions or policies of the Baltimore Ravens' organization, front office staff, coaches and executives. Authors' views are formulated independently from any inside knowledge and/or conversations with Ravens officials, including the coaches and scouts, unless otherwise noted.

Related News

Recent Videos

Recent Photos