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Edwin Mulitalo Celebrates JO’s Hall Of Fame Induction With Zinno

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Former Ravens guard Edwin Mulitalo joined Zinno on “Last Call” to discuss his former teammate and offensive line-mate Jonathan Ogden’s glorious career as he will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend. Mulitalo said that Ogden just made him better. “To play next to a caliber player like that, it just made my job that much easier.”

Mulitalo played next to Ogden from 1999-2006. And he expressed that Ogden’s consistency is one of the things that just separated him from everyone else. “Practice in, practice out. Game in, game out. That high level that he played, I mean, he could have kept on playing,” said Mulitalo. And he said that when he retired it was because he couldn’t play at that level anymore.

Mulitalo described J.O. as a great teammate. He said one of the things he loved the most, contrary to popular belief, was run blocking. The former Ravens guard explained, “I think people think of Jonathan Ogden as a finesse guy because he was so good at pass protection, but that guy loved to put the beating down! When we started running the ball, he would get so exicted!” Ogden will be the first ever Raven player drafted by the organization to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

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