Reporting Kevin Battle
Mike Preston of the Baltimore Show, a regular with The Norris & Davis Show, and co-host of 105-7 THE FAN’s ‘Monday Morning Quarterback’ show (the morning after each Ravens game), joined Gary Stein & Steve Davis to review the first day of The Ravens 2012 Training Camp.
Linebacker Ray Lewis showed up to camp yesterday slimmer than he has been in years, but Preston doesn’t think it will make much of a difference.
“He’s trying to make a difference, trying to improve, but I can’t think he’s going to make much of a difference, “ he said.
Offensive Lineman Brian McKinnie was absent from the start of Raven’s training camp, and Preston said a lot of McKinnie’s fate with the Ravens depends whether or not he’s in shape when training camp starts.
“I think the next couple of days are crucial. This team has made an investment in him as far as the previous contract; they gave him a roster bonus. Their giving him a change to get his act together,” he said.
The Ravens hired former Indianapolis Colts Head Coach, Jim Caldwell, to be the Quarterbacks Coach, and Preston said his addition could only help Joe Flacco’s and Offensive Coordinator Cam Cameron’s relationship.
“I think Jim is a great buffer between Cam and Joe. I think Cam and Joe’s relationship has improved,” he said.
Preston had a chance to see Flacco at the Ravens’ first practice yesterday and said Flacco looked good.
“I watched him yesterday and that was the best opening season practice he’s ever had. He looked good. I was impressed and I’m probably his harshest critic in the media,” he said.