Baltimore Ravens Secondary a Primary Concern


Published: September 21, 2009

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... the passer and look good doing it too. They can also stop to run and rush the passer with the same elite finesse they have for years.

But no team is perfect. Despite a strong 2-0 start, it’s abundantly clear that the Ravens need to improve in their pass coverage.

San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers shredded the Ravens secondary for 436 yards in the second game of the year. A week earlier, they gave up 177 yards to the lowly Brodie Croyle in their home opener.

It’s early in the season, but the Ravens cannot hope to remain a contender in the AFC, let alone for the Super Bowl, if they continue to give up big plays down the field. With the likes of Tom Brady, Carson Palmer, Peyton Manning, Jay Cutler and Aaron Rodgers on the schedule.

The Ravens maintain their faith in their defensive backs. But that doesn’t mean they don’t think there isn’t room to improve.

“The pass defense stuff is really very correctabl...

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