I’m Just Saying…

August 26, 2008 |

…not that I’m defending anything that I’ve already said, but I do feel the need to clarify some things.

I never said, nor do I believe the Ravens are a 3 or 4 win team. That may have been said on my show, but it wasn’t said by me. I still believe the Ravens can win 7 games this year.

Now, the problems begin, but don’t end with the quarterback position. To add to that, Kyle Boller and Troy Smith were out of practice, again, today. That may actually be a blessing. Not that I want them injured, but let’s see what the future holds.

I don’t believe this team has a homerun hitter at the receiver, unless Demetrius Williams can prove to be that.

I think this team will struggle on defense. No, I’m not talking about struggle compared to what they’ve done in the past. I mean, they will struggle by anyone’s standards.

Here’s why. Our cornerbacks have health problems. Cornerback is the toughest position in football, maybe in sports. With only two good corners, and both having health issues, we will struggle at that position.

I don’t believe this defense can get their hands on the quarterback. If Terrell Suggs is the only real threat, he will be shut down. Trevor Pryce will have to return to his 2006 form. I’m not sure he can…

Where is this team’s best player? No, not Ray Lewis. Ed Reed is the best player on this team, and he’s not playing. If he doesn’t return soon, he cannot be replaced. Someone will play the position, but the player will remind you how good Ed Reed is.

Ray Lewis joins three other defensive starters who have been playing in the League for more than a decade. It’s not an insult to say that he’s not the player he once was. The question is: Is he still good enough?

Funny, that’s the question for the entire defense. Is this defense still good enough? We all hope so…