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#1 vmax

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 01:18 PM

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With all the great QB's and receivers the Ravens will have to face, the defensive secondary is the one spot the team needs to be deep and talented.

The Ravens are ranked #1 at this spot and #1 as to having the deepest position group in the NFL.

 

 

NFL's deepest position groups in 2019: Ravens secondary on top

1) Baltimore Ravens secondary

CBS broadcast prodigy Tony Romo cited Don Martindale's defense as the league's premier combination of scheme and talent, specializing in blitzing, disguising coverages and shutting down outside receivers. The cornerback corps was deep enough not only to survive but to thrive during the early-season absence of Jimmy Smith, Baltimore's stingiest cover corner. Sidestepping Eric Weddle's decline phase, the Ravens upgraded the back end, swooping in to sign replacement Earl Thomas, the gold standard for safety play in the modern NFL. As star-studded as Thomas' legendary Legion of Boom defenses were in Seattle, they never boasted the extraordinary depth that Martindale will carry into the 2019 season. Beyond the four starting-caliber cornerbacks, the Ravens have stashed a bevy of young draft picks in Anthony Averett, Iman Lewis-Marshall, Chuck Clark and DeShon Elliott to go with jack-of-all-trades Anthony Levine........http://www.nfl.com/n...econdary-on-top

 

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“[Lamar] was amazing last year, and then they add in Mark Ingram,” Burleson said. “We forget how strong and angry of a runner he is. … [The Ravens] are just getting started. I think people assume that Lamar Jackson isn’t going to pass the ball this year, and I will tell you right now you are wrong. He’s going to light up the skies and torch the ground like he did last year.”

“Put on 20 pounds of muscle over the offseason,” Hurst said. “I’m kind of on a mission this year. I’ve got a lot to prove.”


#2 oldno82

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 02:00 PM

The secondary is scary good. The DL is solid. If we get good play from the linebackers the defense will thrive. We do need to establish a pass rush and it looks like it's going to have to be done with the talent we have on hand.

 

Offensive line is solid. Running backs are too. If Lamar develops to be another step up the passing ladder this team will be fun to watch on both offense and defense.


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Of course, any plan to solidify the passing game depends largely on how much Jackson improves as a passer in his second pro season. While he made some plays with his arm as a rookie, he wasn’t as consistently accurate as anyone wanted. He acknowledged to reporters earlier this month that he knew his mechanics needed work.

Jackson said he has been working on those mechanics and other aspects of his passing since February.


#3 papasmurfbell

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 06:44 PM

Except for Jefferson it should be great.


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#4 varaven45

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 09:02 PM

I get the shakes whenever I see people describe our D as scary good. With a unproven pass rush and developing LB corps, I think our secondary will be good but scary good? Well see.
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#5 papasmurfbell

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 08:20 AM

I agree.  A lot of it I am seeing from Judon and others.  It reminds me of Thou protest to much.  When guys have this need to be very vocal they are trying to talk themselves into believing it.


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