After receiving several emails with the following questions, I thought I would address them from the way I see it:
- What happens if Ray is out: I would expect Bart to take over at middle linebacker, and you see a rotation of Dennis Haley, Prescott Burgess, and Gary Stills to take Bart’s spot. Also Antwan Barnes in certain situations.
- Will Ed Reed return kicks and punts if Sams is out? Me personally, I say no. It was a nice return once, but I am not sure that you want your 2nd best defensive player back there. This is where Yamon would have to prove why the Ravens drafted him; I honestly think that if he was active last night, you would have seen him instead of Ed.
- If McNair is out, will the Ravens sign Leftwich? No, makes no sense: a.) he would have no clue how to run offense if he had to come in and play. b.) Can’t imagine Byron would come here under those circumstances.
If I am the Ravens today, I am looking to see what is out there as a back up tackle. Of all the injuries, Ogden is the one that worries me the most. Think about it, it took him almost 9 months to be able to play 1 quarter of football.