Category: Matt Birk

Retiring Offensive Lineman Matt Birk: “I’ve Got a Lot to Live For Outside of Football”

Monday, February 25th, 2013

When we last checked in on 15-year veteran and new Super Bowl champion Matt Birk, the center was debating retirement but wouldn't commit before taking some time to ponder things. Now, a couple weeks after the biggest moment of his career, Birk has indeed decided to hang it up and ...

Matt Birk Will Wait a Week or Two Before Thinking About his NFL Future

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Ray Lewis might not be the only Baltimore Ravens player leaving the game on top. That's because center Matt Birk has been flirting with retirement for several years. But the 36-year-old isn't ready to make any bold predictions regarding his future. Matt Birk joined The Power Trip on KFAN in Minneapolis ...

Matt Birk: “That’s why I decided to come back this year was because I felt like we were a Super Bowl team”

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

This season, the Baltimore Ravens have been able to overcome a ton of adversity. Despite injuries to some key players and some emotions sweeping through the organization, Baltimore has overcome it all and thanks to finally getting over the hump against the New England Patriots, the Ravens are on to ...

Matt Birk Ditches Rumored Retirement Plans, Gears Up For Another Grueling Season in the NFL Trenches

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

He's a gentleman and a scholar, and for at least another year, one of the NFL's better interior offensive lineman. Longtime Vikings and Ravens center, Matt Birk, has refuted the media created rumors that he'd be hanging it up after this past season and is instead extending what has already ...

Matt Birk Knows The Ravens’ Fans Are Bummed Out and Found Out While Getting a Burritto

Friday, October 28th, 2011

The Baltimore Ravens went into Monday night’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars sporting one of the best records in the NFL and sat atop the AFC North. Baltimore had some big victories on their resume and it looked like Jacksonville wouldn’t be a problem. But as they say, anything can ...

Matt Birk Says There’s Not A Drug Problem In The NFL

Friday, April 1st, 2011

The guy went to Harvard. So listen up. Clearly his take on the NFL Lockout is going to be worth listening to. Actually though, to be honest Baltimore Ravens center Matt Birk echoes the basic mindset of all his colleagues around the National Football League -- he just wants to ...

Matt Birk Advocates Adding Playoff Teams Instead of Regular Season Games

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Matt Birk's argument is hardly brand new. It's just not a fix to the current NFL labor unrest that seems to be discussed very much. It probably should be. One of the seemingly many sticking points during the negotiations -- or currently non-negotiations -- is the owners' desire for an 18-game ...

Matt Birk: “Three Games Doesn’t Make a Season”

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

  This post was written by Chris Fedor of WKNR in Cleveland.  A season ago, behind a rookie head coach and a rookie quarterback the Ravens advanced to the AFC Championship game where they were upended by the eventual Super Champion Steelers.  People around the league wondered what they would do ...

Birk and Baltimore: A Perfect Fit

Friday, March 6th, 2009

The Minnesota Vikings have spent a great deal of money on their offensive line in the last few years -- there was the famous 2006 "poison pill" deal with guard Steve Hutchinson -- the one that started a wave of seven-year, $49 million contracts for guards -- and half a ...