Yesterday, I passed along Jared Gaither's thoughts on being moved from left tackle to right tackle, with Michael Oher taking his spot on the blind side.
Gaither seemed resigned to the fact that if he stays with the Ravens this year, he'll now be their starting right tackle. Asked for his take on the move, Oher didn't want to speculate on whether it was a permanent switch.
"I just play football," he said. "You know how that goes."
Oher was the Ravens' starting right tackle from day one last year, but he got five starts at left tackle when Gaither was injured last season. While he has played on the left side most of his football-playing days, the Ole Miss product admitted that it's not easy switching from one side to the other.
"It's kind of like telling a basketball player who's right-handed to play left-handed, so it's different," Oher said.
So how's his left-handed shot?
"Did you see LeBron shoot that left-handed shot?" Oher joked, referring to James shooting with his left hand because of a right elbow injury. "Something like that."
Oher looks slimmed down and in great shape this year, and coaches have said that his time spent in the offseason workout program has helped him in that regard. Oher admitted that he's "in better shape than I was last year coming in," something that he also credits to the work he put in during the last few months.
For the first day of minicamps, the tackle switch was pretty big news, but head coach John Harbaugh downplayed the story which had media members buzzing during and after the minicamp.
"I know it's going to be a big story and it's what everybody wants to talk about," Harbaugh said. "To us, it's not a big story. You know? We're a football team, we put our best 11 guys out there, we're blessed with two quality - I would say starting first-line offensive tackles - that can both play left or right.
"So, we're going to put them in there where we think we can be as strong as we can possibly be."