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    Quote Originally Posted by houstonravensfan View Post
    Nothing but good things to say about Matt.

    Now let's use a 4th or 5th to get some C to push GINO.
    Most likely, the guy to push Gino will be a cheap vet, ala Gurode in 2011...

    speaking of, what is Gurode up to????
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    “When I think of a Baltimore Raven - we go in there, we take your lunch box, we take your sandwich, we take your juice box, we take your applesauce, and we take your spork and we break it. And we leave you with an empty lunch. That’s the Baltimore Raven way.” - Steve Smith Sr.


    Call me a Special Teams coach again. I dare you! I double dare you, MFer!




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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenswintitle View Post
    class act and I will always be grateful for his contributions here. Remember when he played the whole year with a gash on the bridge of his nose that opened up every game? Tough, smart guy and I wish him the best in retirement.

    This is just the first move for a team that will look a lot different next year
    The guy took a real chance uprooting self and family from their comfort zone in Minn. to take a last couple laps in Baltimore. So glad he got his ring. He did a nice job on blocking assignment calls, and had maybe one botched snap in his time here, IIRC. He's very active in raising resources for the older NFL vets and has already promised his brain to CTE research after he dies. Knowing what he knows, he wasn't going to stick around one play past what he needed. John Harvard wants to keep those Ivy League cognitive functions around as long as he can!

    Godspeed Matt and THANKS!




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    $3M pr yr and back to back exciting AFC championship games and a SB ring is a pretty good comfort zone to land in.


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    Birk was and is a class act, and I don't doubt that he gave his all to the Ravens every single time he took the field.

    Count me among those happy he has a ring to cap off a great career. I'm even happier it was as a Raven. I hope he's another vet who comes around Owings Mills to help mentor future Ravens. He's the kind of player who brings more to a franchise than just his talents on the field.




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    Peter King had a few quotes from Matt Birk in his Monday Morning QB on page 2. Here is the link.



    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/nfl.../?sct=hp_wr_a2




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    Quote Originally Posted by Ash55 View Post
    Peter King had a few quotes from Matt Birk in his Monday Morning QB on page 2. Here is the link.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/nfl.../?sct=hp_wr_a2
    I loved this quote:
    I'm happy. Fifteen seasons, Man of the Year, two great franchises, Super Bowl my last game, and we win it. If you ever hear me complaining about anything, ever, slap me in the face. Please.




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    Glad to see Matt getting some media love. He's certainly earned it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnBKistler View Post
    I loved this quote:
    I liked when he said Ravens wanted to have a ceremony to retire him and he was like "No, don't do that for me. You do that for Ray Lewis, you don't do that for guys like me".

    He's another guy like Kevin Millar, who turned down a limo to take him to his O's signing press conference, and asked for a pickup truck instead.
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    “When I think of a Baltimore Raven - we go in there, we take your lunch box, we take your sandwich, we take your juice box, we take your applesauce, and we take your spork and we break it. And we leave you with an empty lunch. That’s the Baltimore Raven way.” - Steve Smith Sr.


    Call me a Special Teams coach again. I dare you! I double dare you, MFer!




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    Not to quibble, but IMO Matt Birk is NOTHING like Kevin Millar. Birk has class and doesn't seek the spotlight. Millar has none and never met a reporter/camera/recorder he didn't love. I've never been so happy to call someone a former Oriole in my life.
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    I believe Birk is the type of guy who appreciates his long NFL career, Super Bowl ring, and the amount of $$$ he made at his chosen profession to support his family. I think he doesn't care about individual awards (HOF or ROH) because he's been blessed with a body type (that sustained 15 NFL years @ Center) and an intelligent mind (Harvard grad). IMO he is the personification of a true professional and a person who can really bring insight as a media persona... Bc




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