Baltimore Ravens Stronger in 2009 Than 2008

The Baltimore Ravens were one of the more successful NFL teams in 2008. Under the steady leadership of rookie quarterback Joe Flacco (who, despite his rookie status, showed the steady command of a seasoned veteran), the team had a successful 2008 campaign both offensively and defensively.

The Ravens ended up making the post season and while they lost, they were certainly pleased with the caliber season they’d had, and looked forward to the 2009 football season.

While most of the 2008 Ravens team is still intact, the loss of their defensiv ufabetเว็บไหนดีสุด  e mastermind Rex Ryan (who is now head coach in New York for the Jets) led many to wonder whether the team could keep up its level of superiority when it came to defense.

Would the Baltimore Ravens still be a great defensive team, or would Ryan’s departure lead to the demise of this defensive unit? The team certainly has some great talents in Ray Lewis and Ed Reed, but Lewis is aging and the fate of this defense would be uncertain.

Through two weeks of the NFL season, the defense in Baltimore has let up more points than usual. The 50 points allowed through the first two weeks of the season are very high for the Ravens, but it hasn’t mattered much as the team is now 2-0 to start the year. The high-octane offense in Baltimore has eased concerns for now.

Flacco has picked up right where he left off (and in fact improved), and the running game in Baltimor