After the Ravens conducted their annual “State of the Ravens Address”, it was clear that the brass of the organization wants to make 2014 much more successful.
I was looking at the Ravens salary cap and I think one of the big issues facing the team is that their highest paid players underperformed this year. Every single one of them.
The Ravens will be well represented at this year’s Pro Bowl. Linebacker Terrell Suggs, defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, guard Marshal Yanda and kicker Justin Tucker were all selected to play in Hawaii.
With the season coming to a close, it appears as if Baltimore is slowly returning to full strength.
Mark Zinno gives us his keys to the game for the Monday Night matchup between the Ravens and the Lions in Detroit.
The Ravens snatched victory out of the jaws of defeat 3 times on Sunday against the Vikings. With 6 lead changes in the final quarter of the game, it became increasingly clear that Baltimore possessed a team of fighters. And with a difficult gauntlet of opponents on the horizon for Baltimore, fighters is exactly what they’ll need.
The Ravens have scored first in four out of their last five games, and are now 39-8 at home and 11-1 against the NFC teams under John Harbaugh in Baltimore.
The defending Super Bowl champions are coming off of the worst loss of the season even though it was by a mere six points. With the loss to the Browns now behind them, Baltimore has to play harder and those filling in have to step it up as the AFC North leading Cincinnati Bengals come to town.
Just last week, Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs declared the Ravens in a “state of emergency.” It might be at “Code Red” now.
The Ravens didn’t want to enter the bye with a loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers. But it may end up being the best thing to happen to the Ravens this season.
It wasn’t too long ago that many wondered if Suggs would ever be the same player again after tearing his Achilles tendon last season. But now it’s clear that Suggs is back and better than ever.
The losing record is one thing. But the hard part for the Ravens right now is finding something to hang their hats on. Anything.