The Ravens may have to do some shuffling along their offensive line.
Pro Bowl right guard
If Yanda is out for a while, could the Ravens move pieces around by putting veteran
“When we think [McKinnie] is the best option, we will put him in there,” Head Coach John Harbaugh said Monday. “He is working hard at practice. He, obviously, has some ability at pass protector; that’s a big deal, no doubt about it.”
If the Ravens were to insert McKinnie back in the lineup, they could then potentially move starting right tackle
The other option would be to put veteran
The offensive line has come under criticism lately, as quarterback
Flacco has been brought down 32 times this season, tied for fourth-most in the NFL. Improving the sack numbers is a focus for the offense, but Harbaugh said the group has performed well overall.
“I think our offensive line is playing pretty well,” Harbaugh said. “Sacks come from a lot of things. Sure, guys get beat one-on-one and all of that.”
McKinnie has been used sparingly this season, but the 11-year veteran has plenty of experience and was a long-time starter before this season. The Ravens could keep him in a reserve role down the stretch, but Harbaugh indicated that they would not hesitate to put him in the game if he believes he’s one of the best five linemen on the roster.
“I would have no qualms about [McKinnie] going into the game,” Harbaugh said. “If we feel like he’s the best option at one position or another, we’ll do it. Right now, we think we have the best group of guys out there, but that could change.”