Daily Caw: Ravens O-Line Makes History, Michael Oher Blames ‘Blind Side’ For Struggles


Nov 9, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Tennessee Titans offensive tackle Michael Oher (72) blocks Baltimore Ravens linebacker Elvis Dumervil (58) in the first quarter at M&T Bank Stadium. The Ravens won 21-7. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to the Daily Caw, where we round up all the latest Baltimore Ravens news from around the web.  With a two thirds of Ravens minicamp in the books, Breshad Perriman is raising eyebrows with some dropped passes, while former Ravens’ first rounder Michael Oher is blaming the hit movie based on his life for his struggles on the field.  Plus, the Ravens 2015 offensive line has achieved a feat that it has never achieved before.

Ravens’ offensive line continuity is rareRyan Mink, BaltimoreRavens.com

"Baltimore is expected to have the same starting offensive line come Week 1 as they had to begin last year. If so, it would be the first time in team history they’ve had that luxury.“It’s pretty unusual in today’s football to have your whole offensive line back, plus your backups,” Head Coach John Harbaugh said. “It’s a big-time blessing. It’s something that should help us be a really good football team.”"

Michael Oher says hit movie ‘The Blind Side’ has hurt careerDavid Newton, ESPN

"“I’m not trying to prove anything,” Oher said. “People look at me, and they take things away from me because of a movie. They don’t really see the skills and the kind of player I am. That’s why I get downgraded so much, because of something off the field.“This stuff, calling me a bust, people saying if I can play or not … that has nothing to do with football. It’s something else off the field. That’s why I don’t like that movie.”"

Ravens minicamp notebook: Lardarius Webb wants to return kicksJoe Platania, Press Box Online

"But Webb, who restructured his contract in March to give the team some salary-cap relief, is openly lobbying for the job.“I really like the return game,” Webb said. “It’s really something that set me apart when I came out [in the draft]. So, hey, I want it. I want it.”“… I don’t know if they’re going to let me get it like that. But yeah, I’m challenging for it. I want it. I want to be that playmaker, at least.”"

Ravens guard Kelechi Osemele feels good about his body of work entering contract yearAaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun

"Although he hasn’t been named to a Pro Bowl, Osemele’s body of work has established himself as one of the best young offensive linemen in the game after starting as a rookie on the Ravens’ Super Bowl championship team.“I feel really good about what I’ve shown,” said Osemele, a 6-foot-5, 330-pound former second-round draft pick from Iowa State. “Obviously, it helps to come in here and win a Super Bowl. That’s always a good thing, but, on top of that, I’ve had great teammates and a great coaching staff behind me."

Ravens defensive end Chris Canty expects to retain starting jobAaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun

"“I’ve been a starter in this league for a decade, I don’t really see that changing,” Canty said. “That’s what I foresee. Things change. It’s a very fluid situation, but that’s what I have in mind for my role being on this football team on our defensive unit.”"

Ravens rookie wide receiver Breshad Perriman makes no excuses for dropped passesAaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun

"One of the primary criticisms of Ravens rookie wide receiver Breshad Perriman heading into the NFL draft was his tendency to lose concentration and drop passes.The speedy first-round pick arguably had his roughest practice Tuesday since joining the Ravens, as he dropped four passes, including one deep sideline pass after he had sprinted past cornerback Jimmy Smith and was wide open."

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