Thursday, June 3, 2010

Baltimore Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens big move this off-season was to trade for Pro Bowl Wide Receiver Anquan Boldin. There big need was a Wide Receiver and they got a good receiver at a low price. It is hard to find a pro bowl caliber receiver who's better suited to compete in the hard-hat style offense the Ravens like to run. Boldin is a tough, physical guy who prides himself on the way he rallies his teammates with his hard work ethic and competitive fire. Boldin will be able to totally turn around a receiving core that was one of the worst in the league last year although Joe Flacco put up good numbers.

They also added Donte Stallworth who was a standout with the Patriots but was suspended from the league all of last year after a DUI change that resulted in him running over someone while driving.

They also added Sergio Kendle and Terrence Cody to help get the Ravens defense back what it was in 2008. Surprisingly they where able to draft Kindle in the second round who was suppose to be drafted middle first round but instead they get him middle second round. Kindle will be able to add some needed pass rush while Cody can help get a small Ravens defensive line bigger.

They also added BYU TE Dennis Pitta, Oregon TE Ed Dickson and Utah WR David Reed to give Flacco more weapons as well as DT Arthur Jones who was suppose to be a first rounder until he suffered a season ending injury in 2009.

They didn't suffer any huge losses in the off-season although they did lose a few players. All in all they had one of the best off-season in the league.

Prediction: They now have the tools in place and expect them to win the NFC North and make a Super Bowl run as Flacco will be comfortable in his 3rd year.

Predicted Record: 13-3

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