Two National Pundits Say Ravens Are Primed to Rebound
As famous in yesterday’s Late for Work, the Ravens have been described because the NFL’s largest boom-or-bust crew by a Bleacher Report author.
King stated the wholesome return of various key gamers and the addition of a extremely touted draft class could have the Ravens again in rivalry after their once-promising 2021 season was derailed by an unreal quantity of accidents.
“All who would say, Baltimore’s in decline, Greg Roman’s a dinosaur coordinator, the defense doesn’t have a dominator on the front seven, who knows about the future of Lamar Jackson, I hear you,” wrote King, who positioned the Ravens at No. 8 in his energy rankings. “But I look at the Ravens this way: They won 12 in 2020, they beat Tennessee on the road in the playoffs, and they got murdered by injuries last year. That counts.
“I say they’re again, and I say they will problem the Bengals for the division. Week 18, by the best way: Ravens at Bengals. Game 272? Don’t guess in opposition to it.”
Rosenthal said he expects the Ravens to get back to the smashmouth brand of football that has been their trademark.
“Remember these first 5 video games final season, when Lamar Jackson threw the ball all around the discipline? That’s not how this crew is about as much as function,” Rosenthal wrote. “There is one thing humorous about some of the analytic-minded organizations being arrange so nicely to run and cease the run.
“After one of the worst seasons of injury luck ever, the Ravens are primed to rebound.”
Rosenthal added: “The offensive line looks very strong and ready to be among the best run-blocking units in football with J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards supporting Jackson. The addition of center Tyler Linderbaum figures to mean more zone concepts for the Ravens, as if their running game needed to be any more versatile.”
King stated the most important situation dealing with the Ravens is the outlet at vast receiver the place Marquise “Hollywood” Brown was. Rosenthal additionally cited vast receiver as a priority, however he feels the Ravens have a participant on the roster who can fill Brown’s function.
“I like Devin Duvernay and suspect the Ravens believe he can replace a lot of what Marquise Brown could do,” Rosenthal wrote. “But this wideout group remains too thin and will almost certainly add a veteran like Will Fuller or Julio Jones.”