Thursday, August 20, 2009

Contrary to public opinion Ravens pleased with T Cousins

Oniel Cousins received his share of criticism following the Ravens preseason game against the Redskins mostly due to the holding penalties he committed. But keep this in mind – Cousins played the entire game at left tackle, a position he isn’t accustomed to. That’s 82 plays in the heat and humidity taking on fresher opponents who took far fewer snaps. And let’s not forget that he went face to face with Washington’s highly touted rookie DE Brian Orakpo. The Ravens believe that Cousins can be a competent back-up right tackle and that the mistakes he made against the Redskins are correctible technique issues.