Former Raven Femi Ayanbadejo joined the Scott Garceau Show with Jeremy Conn to talk Ravens training camp, the running back competition and Leslie Frazier’s impact on the Ravens secondary.
Scott and Jeremy asked Femi if he thinks the poor tackling in today’s NFL is due to the lack of contact in training camp and Femi disagreed. “I think that a lot of the game is played on the perimeter. It’s much harder to tackle a guy in space then it is to tackle a guy when you only have to push him in one direction…To me, that’s a much larger explanation for the issues then the fact that the guys don’t hit all the time.”READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Afternoon Storms Trigger Alert Day
The Ravens backfield is one of the more highly-contested training camp competitions. Femi has his eyes on two backs in particular. “I like [Kenneth] Dixon a lot. I think he has huge upside…I think that him and [Justin] Forsett would make a great one-two punch. Until he gets a couple carries in the league under some pressure, it’s hard for me to give him my full endorsement.”READ MORE: Catherine Pugh Filling-In As Host Of Baltimore Radio Show
The Ravens brought in Leslie Frazier this offseason to coach the secondary. Femi believes Frazier’s coaching will do wonders for the back-end of the defense. “That lump of knowledge and what he brings, I think players are really going to respect it…It sounds like he’s got that backfield gelling even more so than they did during the season last year.”
Listen to the full interview with Femi Ayanbadejo here and don’t forget to follow Scott & Jeremy on Twitter: @ScottGShow1057 and @JeremyConn1057.MORE NEWS: First Alert Forecast: Severe Thunderstorms May Move Into The Area Monday