He did it again. The Ravens have questions about center, so he gets Andre Gurode, who’s made 5 straight Pro Bowls, as an insurance policy. With questions at tackle, Ozzie signs Bryant McKinnie to solidify the position. Are there questions about these two? Sure. Two teams with playoff aspirations let them go, so that has to tell you something. But, they looked better than the alternative….Mattison at center and Cousins or Reid at guard. Add the two late acquisitions to the others already made–Evans, Leach, Williams, and there’s no doubt the Ravens are in much better shape than they were a month ago.
25 Jan 2001: Hall of Fame player Ozzie Newsome answers questions during the Ravens press conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Tampa, Florida. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Andy Lyons/ALLSPORT(Photo Credit: Andy Lyons/ALLSPORT)