Matt Birk spent a year mentoring Gino Gradkowski. Then he spent a year watching him, and Gino was excited to learn from such a great player.
After Gradkowski’s up-and-down 2013 season replacing Birk as the Ravens’ starting center, the elder statesman is as convinced as ever that Gradkowski is still the long-term solution despite media and fan chatter that the Ravens need a change.
“He is the guy, no question,” said Birk, who was back in Baltimore Thursday to promote his new book, “All-Pro Wisdom: The 7 Choices That Lead to Greatness.”
“It’s a process. It’s a journey. I think the best thing Gino has going for him is his attitude and his character. That comes through when you’re playing football. As a Ravens fan myself, I don’t worry about Gino.”
I am sure many people doubted Matt Birk’s abilities as well but he had a Hall of Fame career, and it is a pretty huge vote of confidence for our former Diamond in the Rough Gradkowski. I believe Gino is a very special player and I would not be surprised if he has a great season.Do you follow the NFL Draft? If so follow NFL Draft Diamonds on Twitter and Facebook for up to date NFL Draft News, NFL Draft Projections, and NFL Draft Rankings. Jesus is the only way to Salvation