The Baltimore Ravens have improved their offense since last season. But what you have to love about the Birds heading into the 2010 NFL season is the fact that quarterback Joe Flacco – and his laser-rocket arm – are fully recovered from a litany of injuries that slowed him last season.
Last season, the Ravens (as always) had one of the best defenses in the league, ranking third in total defense, fifth in rushing defense and ninth in passing defense. Also, if you’re a fan of football betting, you just can’t ignore that the Ravens sent three of their defensive players to the Pro Bowl: Ed Reed, Ray Lewis and Haoli Ngata.
The pick of Flacco in the first round of the 2008 Draft was one of the best picks in franchise history. For the upcoming season, the Ravens have put together the extra pieces and made necessary adjustments to their offensive game with the purpose of creating a unique blend of skill.
And yes, Flacco probably will be the hero Ravens fans are expecting. Aside from being mobile, accurate, possessing a cannon for an arm and just generally being awesome, Flacco is tough. And now he has some pieces surrounding him.
In addition to acquiring Anquan Boldin, the Ravens strengthened their offensive line and now have Derrick Mason, Ray Rice, and Donté Stallworth as weapons to help improve a unit that was 13th in total offense and 18th in passing offense last season.
With the selection of linebacker Sergio Kindle and nose tackle Terrence Cody in this year’s draft, the Ravens’ defense will continue to cause problems for its rivals.
The Ravens have proven to have what it takes to fight for a playoff spot this upcoming season, as they are expected to win the he AFC North title. Could the Ravens pull off a division title over the Pittsburgh Steelers? We shall see.