Ravens relying on 'Wink' Martindale's steady hand in developing young linebacker corps
Ravens defensive line coach Joe <a href="http://www.officialpatriotsonline.com/shop-by-players-andre-tippett-jersey-c-2_3.html">http://www.officialpatriotsonline.com/shop-by-players-andre-tippett-jersey-c-2_3.html</a> Cullen’s raspy and unique pitch reverberates across the three fields behind the Under Armour Performance Center. When one of Chris Hewitt’s defensive backs makes a mistake, he pounces quickly and loudly. Defensive coordinator Dean Pees’ voice increases with intensity when he sees something he doesn’t like.
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Linebackers coach Don “Wink” Martindale stands about 10 yards behind the line of scrimmage and a few paces to the right of the quarterback. His eyes covered by dark glasses and his salt-and-pepper hair flowing onto his wide neck and shoulders, Martindale is barely heard above the din of a Ravens training camp practice.
And that’s a good thing for the team’s linebackers.
“If Wink yells, that means he’s fed up, man,” former Ravens weak-side linebacker Zachary Orr said. “If Wink yells at you, you’re <a href="http://www.billsshopofficial.com/shop-by-players-eric-wood-jersey-c-1_21.html">http://www.billsshopofficial.com/shop-by-players-eric-wood-jersey-c-1_21.html</a> probably on the way out of the building. I remember only one time he really yelled at somebody and that guy wasn’t there the next week.”