What’s Wrong with the Ravens Defense?

Posted: 24th September 2009 by Jarrett Carter in NFL
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The passion is still there. The youth and the speed that once meshed so beautifully with the physicality, however, are not. If you want to look at what happened to the Baltimore Ravens defense locals came to cherish and the league came to fear, Father Time has all of the answers you need. I’m not saying it is no longer a solid defense, but it is far from the intimidating, synchronized machine that it was just a few seasons ago. Truth be told, the Ravens have always been susceptible to long-yardage passing plays. When you hear “live by the blitz, die by the blitz,” you should know that the Ravens have given up their fair share of play-call corpses. But the lateral mobility of Ray Lewis and the exchangeable parts on run and pass defensive packages are not as dependable as t ...

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