BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Even though he’s retired for the year, Baltimore Ravens near tackle Ronnie Stanley said he’s doing what helium tin to enactment his teammates arsenic they participate Week 13 holding the No. 1 effect successful the AFC.
“I inactive privation to beryllium a bully person for them,” the erstwhile All-Pro said during a Tuesday quality connected “The Rich Eisen Show.” “I privation to assistance arsenic overmuch arsenic I tin for those guys.”
In October, Stanley underwent season-ending ankle surgery, astir a afloat twelvemonth aft an injury to the aforesaid ankle took him retired for the remainder of 2020. The archetypal wounded came days aft Stanley signed a five-year declaration with the Ravens. The 2nd came aft months of rehabilitation to get backmost connected the field.
“It’s decidedly hard physically gathering everything backmost up, and past benignant of going backmost to crushed zero again,” Stanley told Eisen. “But I conscionable effort to absorption connected the blessings that I have. There’s a batch of things to beryllium thankful for. And I deliberation that’s conscionable my approach, effort to instrumentality it 1 time astatine a time.”
Stanley played successful Baltimore’s 2021 play opener against the Las Vegas Raiders, but did not marque a 2nd quality earlier opting for country a 2nd time.
Injuries have been a recurring theme for the Ravens frankincense far. Aside from Stanley, the squad mislaid starting moving backs J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards, backup moving backmost Justice Hill, starting cornerback Marcus Peters, and linebacker L.J. Fort earlier the archetypal crippled was adjacent played. Defensive lineman
Derek Wolfe tried to get backmost connected the tract but is present done for the year with a backmost injury. And information DeShon Elliott went down with a torn pec and torn bicep during the overtime triumph against the Minnesota Vikings.
Despite each the setbacks, the Ravens person continued to triumph successful the topsy-turvy NFL. Stanley attributes the team’s occurrence to the resiliency of the players, arsenic evidenced by the galore wins successful adjacent games.
“To support consistently winning those adjacent games not lone takes luck, but it besides takes a batch of determination by those players,” helium said. “I conscionable emotion our civilization and our team, and the mode we play for each other.”
The lineman knew Lamar Jackson was a peculiar subordinate arsenic soon arsenic the backmost stepped connected the signifier tract arsenic a rookie and started juking defenders and throwing the types of passes galore helium doubted helium could make.
“I deliberation precise aboriginal connected I knew helium was built for it,” helium said. “Some people, I consciousness like, you tin archer they’re conscionable not built for this benignant of pressure, particularly astatine that position.”
Stanley besides discussed the enactment of his foundation that trains rescue dogs for caller roles arsenic therapy animals.