Oher knows false starts need to stop

Usually, it's a positive thing when you lead the league in a statistical category.

That's not the case with Michael Oher.

Oher has been flagged for eight false starts on the year, which is the most in the NFL. He's gotten whistled for 11 penalties overall, and it seems like every week, the Ravens' left tackle is seeing some yellow laundry dropped on the field at his expense.

The second-year tackle knows he needs to get a hold of the situation (no pun intended) and cut down on the flags, particularly those of the false start variety.

"Yeah, I just got to be more patient and sit in there a lot longer than I have been," Oher said. "I just got to focus on it."

Head coach John Harbaugh said that Oher's strengths as a player are actually at the root of the problems.

"He's so quick and so athletic [that] sometimes he beats it," Harbaugh said. "We have to clean that up. We still have too many pre-snap infractions on offense, and it puts us behind the eight ball."

Harbaugh jokingly suggested on his weekly radio show that he might have to break out some hard-nosed coaching tactics to get his players to understand that the false starts must come to an end.

"It's something that obviously we've been struggling with," Harbaugh said. "And short of making him runs laps after every one...you know, Michael, if you're listening, that may be the next deal, is make him run laps after every one. Old school there. We may have to go that way."

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