Former Ravens center Mike Flynn joined the Norris and Davis show on Baltimore’s 105-7 THE FAN Tuesday morning to discuss the induction of Jonathan Ogden into the Hall of Fame, saying Ogden “sets the bar for left tackles.” Flynn believes Ogden is going to be the standard of left tackles for a very long time. He then talks about the loss of Dennis Pitta this year with a fractured hip, saying Pitta was finally finding his way and that he is going to be very challenging to replace. He believes this is going to be a big loss because not many players were as versatile as Pitta. However, Flynn tells that the Ravens have been very good at getting past injuries so far, dating back to when Flynn played. Flynn compares Pitta’s injury to when Jamal Lewis tore his ACL back in 2001, saying the team was crushed when it happened, but got over it, and the current Ravens will do the same.
He transitions to talk about the current state of one of the Ravens’ newest big rivals, the New England Patriots. He mentions how the Patriots are having a tough time since most of Tom Brady’s biggest weapons in the 2012 season are not returning this season. He thinks they have plenty of young talent, but there is still going to be a challenge for the team to overcome.