The Baltimore Ravens….when you hear that name, what is your first thought…defense?, Ray Lewis, almost conference champs?, perennial contenders?, feared in the NFL?, etc. The Baltimore Ravens are one of the best teams in the NFL. You know that they are going to ‘bring it’ every game and for 60 full minutes. They have 2 of the most widely respected players in the NFL … Ray Lewis, Linebacker and Ed Reed, Safety. They anchor one of the most consistent and respected defenses in the game today…and this has been going on for years! Pretty impressive to be one of the top 5 defenses year after year. They are fast, tough, strong and mean! They come to play and will hit you to “lights-out” if given a chance. They have a passion and love for the game unrivaled in professional sports. They look like real contenders this year and with the draft and bringing players from other teams on as free-agents, it looks like they have amassed a formidable squad of old and new players. They are ready to challenge all comers (especially ‘The-Pits-Burgh‘!) for the ultimate prize…Super Bowl XLVI! They have a great offense with Ray Rice running out of the backfield…one of the best back in the League. Joe Flacco, QB now has the experience and knowledge that comes with playing 3 years. They have made some changes this year on the offensive line. They have moved Michael Oher, of “The Blind Side” fame, to right tackle with the signing of Bryant McKinnie. Many feel that this move is best for both men as Oher is a better right tackle than left tackle and Bryant is a left side natural. This year will be exciting. The most recent Raven’s preseason game found the Ravens behind late in the 4th quarter. They rallied from behind to win a close one 34-31. This is a team that has the right balance of young guns and seasoned professionals according to Ray Lewis. We will await to see what this year holds!
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