When Mc Kinnie finally did get back on the practice field, he had lost his starting job, and he admits that his work ethic suffered.
“There was weeks where I wasn’t motivated at all,” Mc Kinnie said.
Bryant Mc Kinnie and the Dolphins agreed to void the final year of the two-year, .3 million contract he initially signed with the Baltimore Ravens this past offseason.
Head Coach John Harbaugh consistently told the media that he had confidence in Mc Kinnie, but the veteran had doubts if his shot was ever going to come.“It makes me feel good that I was able to contribute to make us better.They were doing OK, but the fact that I was able to help and make us that much better just makes it that much better.” Mc Kinnie had an uphill battle dating all the way back to training camp.The 11-year veteran lost his starting job coming into the year, and didn’t start a single game during the regular season. Mc Kinnie’s return to the lineup has solidified the offensive line, and the Ravens offense has burst onto the scene in the playoffs.In three postseason games, the Ravens have averaged 30 points and 424.7 yards per game.