You’ve got to hand it to the Ravens training staff, they took a 400 pound Bryant McKinnie and put him in game shape at 372 pounds in two weeks. McKinnie was dominant against the Steelers on Sunday though many expected him to be part of the reason that Pittsburgh would control that game.
Tom Worgo of CSNBaltimore.com points out that Ravens second year defensive tackle Terrence Cody has also slimmed down from 375-400 pounds last year to 335 in 2011.
“I was out of shape and overweight,” Cody told Worgo. “That’s what kind of slowed me down.”
Cody credits extra motivation from Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome for the weight loss and overall improvements. “It was like a big wake-up call,” he said. “That was a motivator to be ready to play.”