Jerry Coleman: Ravens Prepared For Patriots
The Ravens say they will be fully prepared for their Sunday Night showdown against the Patriots. New England eliminated them from the postseason and going to the Super Bowl just a few months ago. The team is not looking for revenge Head Coach John Harbaugh said, “We just look at it as our game this week. Its a big game; they are all big. Every single game is big, because they all count. This just happens to be an AFC game. It’s a home game; those are important, too. It’s the next game up.” “ They team might not be out for revenge but the Ravens are going to fight for all four quarters and pull out a victory.”
VIDEO: Ray Lewis on Patriot TE
Ray Lewis who has 17 years of NFL experience stays humble off the field but when it comes to game time he is feared by the opposing offense. Plus the Patriots have a weapon of their own in Tight End Rob Gronkowski. How can the Ravens defend him? Lewis admits ,“He’s a big guy. He gets open. If you see him, he gets open a lot. He is a big body. Those guys, they have a great scheme over there. New England has always been at the top for whatever reason they are, but he is just one of those guys. He is a hard-nosed guy. He is a hard worker, and Brady loves to use him.” Lewis and the Ravens are getting ready for the game but they will have to make some adjustments, quickly.
Ray Rice doesn’t want to focus on the past and why he did not get the ball I. Philly. That is so important in the NFL to be able to “move ahead,” focus and grind it out. Rice has not carried the ball as much and he said “the touches really don’t matter to me; it’s all about winning games, because I know how effective I can be in the passing game. Last week was just a little bit of the proven point that when you think I’m protecting, I can get out in open space and make a guy miss. All it takes is one big play in the pass game to change a game.” So we know that even though the Ravens are not thinking about this as a revenge game Sunday Night, it would still give them their first ever win against the Patriots in Baltimore.
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