Joe Platania covers the Ravens for Press Box and PressBoxonline.com.

Joe joined Ed and Steve to talk about this weekend’s game between the Raiders and the Ravens.

Steve asked Joe about the Ravens signing Jason Babin and what we should expect from him this season. Joe believes the signing should prove to be a good one noting his proven track record as a pass rusher, “this gives the Ravens another option. The pass rush options are a bit limited, but the one guy that needs to step up in pass rushing is Courtney Upshaw. Babin is definitely a good addition.”

Ed asked Joe about the offensive line struggles in week 1 against Denver. Joe acknowledged that the play of the tackles needs to improve against another dangerous pass rush in week 2, “I think it hangs mostly on the tackles. At left tackle I would be surprised to see Eugene Monroe play this week, which means it will be up to James Hurst again. The Raiders though have guys that bring just as much, if not more, than the Broncos.

Joe went on to discuss when we should expect to see rookie wide receiver Breshad Perriman return from injury, and whether or not the Buffalo Bills are for real this season.

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