On Facing Adversity “We had a lot of success early on in my career. The offensive lineman had an illustrious 13-year career for Baltimore, with only three seasons where he missed three games or more. But that's the challenge facing the Ravens this offseason after right tackle Marshal Yanda decided to retire after 13 seasons. You can't say you're going to plug in another Marshal Yanda. "You can't replace a guy like Marshal," DeCosta said. The thought of "replacing" Marshal Yanda is so laughable that General Manager Eric DeCosta couldn't help but crack a joke when asked how he planned to do it.
#BaltimoreRavens #Ravens #NFL Subscribe to … But nine years later, Baltimore did more than an admirable job with the selection of Ronnie Stanley in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Even Yanda was far from a sure thing as a third-round pick in 2007, acknowledging he once wondered if he “had what it took to play at this level” after Terrell Suggs put him on his back on his first day of practice in Baltimore. Yanda’s former offensive line coach, Joe D’Alessandris was there, too. Marshal Yanda is retiring after 13 seasons, and the Ravens are tasked with replacing one the NFL's best interior offensive lineman. Not only was Yanda durable, he was disciplined, with only 11 holding penalties throughout his entire career. Replacing Marshal Yanda is impossible. Powers essentially red-shirted as a rookie for Baltimore, but the team used a fourth-round pick on him and likely believed he’d become Yanda’s eventual replacement when he hung up the cleats. No injury is as devastating for the Ravens as the season-ending one to guard Marshal Yanda. Probably the same thing applied to Ray Lewis and Ed Reed. Balt Ravens.com: One of Ravens' Top Priorities Is Replacing 'Irreplaceable' Yanda https://www.baltimor...e-marshal-yanda. One of Ravens’ Top Priorities Is Replacing ‘Irreplaceable’ Marshal Yanda - Ryan Mink "He’s irreplaceable – bottom line. Expect interior offensive linemen to sky-rocket in first-round mock drafts for the Ravens with Marshal Yanda’s retirement. Marshal Yanda, a Raven since 2007, has decided to step away from football after one of the team’s most successful regular seasons. But before we get there, first a few words from the man himself… Marshal Yanda. The Baltimore Ravens took a huge blow today when long-time guard Marshal Yanda announced his retirement. The 35-year-old had reportedly been mulling retirement over the past two off-seasons. I still think we add a veteran before or just after the draft. Patrick Smith/Getty Images. It's not easy to replace a future Hall-of-Famer. As the Ravens are finding out again this offseason after the retirement of right guard Marshal Yanda, replacing a sure-fire Hall of Famer is nearly impossible. "He's irreplaceable – bottom line. He's in that category," Harbaugh said.
[Related Article: Replacing a Legend] I thought to compile this Marshal Yanda tribute, a bookmark in time, if you will – an ensemble of the most heartfelt quotes that individually and collectively pay homage to Marshal John Yanda. You can’t say you’re going to plug in another Marshal Yanda. The Ravens' third-round pick talks about his 'Big Country' nickname, moving from college tackle to guard and potentially replacing Marshal Yanda. Pro Bowl guard Marshal Yanda suffered a season-ending ankle injury in the Ravens' 24-10 victory over the Browns. Quite simply, there’s no way to replace what Yanda gave to the organization, both on and off the field. Pretty hard to replace one of the best guards ever. With that being said, the Baltimore Ravens may have a successor in place with Ben Powers.