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Terrence Cody can still elevate his game
The nose tackle had an up-and-down preseason, and though he held his own at the line of scrimmage, fans, coaches and teammates would have liked to see him make more plays.
The former Alabama standout played extensively with the second-string defense in Week 4 of the preseason against the Rams. While it was good for Cody to step into a leadership role among the younger players on the Ravens defense, the large number of reps Terrence Cody received in the meaningless game was puzzling.
It was as if head coach John Harbaugh was looking to work the young D-lineman into better shape or motivate him in one way or another.
With a lot of uncertainty regarding the talent level of the Baltimore front seven, impact play from the former second-round pick is needed now more than ever.
The Bengals have been dealing with O-line issues, particularly at center, where Kyle Cook looks to be done for the season (via Josh Kirkendall at cincyjungle.com)
With a hole in the middle of the Bengals offense, Terrence Cody needs to control the line of scrimmage and exploit newly acquired center Jeff Faine (The Miami Herald).