Ravens’ Secondary the Centerpiece for Defense’s Improvement
After a 12 months of struggling to maintain their secondary collectively attributable to well being, the Ravens retooled their defensive again group, and the media has taken discover. NFL.com‘s Coral Smith now sees a surplus of expertise on the again finish for Baltimore.
“With this combination of new signings and players returning from injury, there is suddenly an overflow of players to fight for the limited spots on the field,” Smith wrote. “But [Head Coach John] Harbaugh said that’s just how he wants it, as he knows only too well how quickly injuries can deplete even the deepest of defenses.”
The function for an effort to make such drastic modifications was in giant half attributable to giving up a franchise-worst in passing yards (4,742).
“It’s no wonder that as the offseason played out, improving the secondary clearly emerged as DeCosta’s priority and there was an effort made to get younger and healthier,” The Athletic’s Jeff Zrebiec wrote. “Williams, the Ravens’ top free-agent signing, is just 25 years old and represents the rare instance of Baltimore targeting one of the top free agents at his respective position.”
In bringing in new gamers, Zrebiec sees the strikes not simply to enhance the expertise on the subject, but additionally sees the Ravens bringing in youthful expertise, one thing which will deter the similar injury-stricken situation suffered final season.
“Injuries are unpredictable, but the Ravens are obviously more confident about staying healthier by trending younger,” Zrebiec wrote. “That doesn’t necessarily mean the Ravens will be better, yet on paper, it appears they clearly are.”
Zrebiec additionally famous that the Ravens’ newest free-agent signing, cornerback Kyle Fuller, has been a sturdy participant all through his NFL profession. He missed the whole 2016 season, however performed in 16 video games the different seven years.