The Ravens’ defense is getting old, real old, you’ve got Ray Lewis and Ed Reed, yes, you too Terrel Sluggs.
They are all past their primes, in their mid-to late 30’s, Baltimore as everyone knows, was well known for their defensive teams, as Baltimore is most well known among Pro Football fans with their great defensive teams in the past.
— Take the 2000 Baltimore Ravens for example, who had sub-par starting quarterback Trent Dilfer. They didn’t need a super-star quarterback, not when they had Ray Lewis. I don’t want to forget to mention that this team did have an explosive running game, and a very dangerous defense, that’s all they needed to be a Super-Bowl contender, as Baltimore won the Super-Bowl that season, in thanks to the amazing defense they had. — Fast-forward 12 years-later, Lewis and Reed, are both still on Baltimore, and as I stated earlier, both out of their primes, they can still play, but they can’t take much more. — With that being said about the old-guys on the defense, take a look at this team’s offense, Joe Flacco has established himself as among the elite quarterbacks in this league, as he has led the Ravens one game shy of the NFL Super-Bowl twice in his career, already in his 4 year career in the NFL. When Lewis and Reed are done with their careers, The Ravens will have to rely on Flacco and the team’s offense. — So far I’d say the Ravens have a pretty explosive offense, with a young, hot quarterback that has the potential to be even better, which could make this team even better. So far, so good for Flacco, looks like Baltimore shouldn’t have much of a problem of building around him even more in the near future when that’s all they really have.
Thomas Brunt is an aspiring sports-journalist