Offseason Analysis: Baltimore Ravens

Feb 10, 2009

The Baltimore Ravens have a lot riding on this offseason.  First, they lost Defensive Coordinator Rex Ryan to the Jets.  They may also lose the heart and soul of their Defense if Ray Lewis jumps ship.  The three biggest free agents for the Ravens come on Defense.  I don’t see a scenario where Ray Lewis, Terrell Suggs, and Bart Scott can all come back.  They’ll still have Ed Reed and several other Defensive standouts, but losing any of these three will be a blow.

Offensively the Ravens are in OK shape.  They seemed to have found their QB in Joe Flacco, which is half the battle.  He’ll be asked to do a little more than babysit their Offense next year, especially if the aforementioned Defensive stars leave.  The Ravens found a diamond in the rough in Le’Ron McClain, who was one of the surprise stars of the NFL last year.  He ran for 900 yards and ten scores.  Willis McGahee battle injuries last year, and could be a cap casualty.  Ray Rice should contribute more in 2009.  Derrick Mason had an outstanding season for the Ravens, but he’s 35.  Mark Clayton showed glimpses of greatness last year.  We’ll see if he can build upon it. 

Defense will be a concern for the Ravens when it comes to free agents.  Don’t look for them to make a big splash this offseason.

**Update:  Chris McAllister was cut.  Terrell Suggs was franchised**

KFFL Free Agent Tracker:

Pos Player Name FA Status Previous Team Current Team
QB Kyle Boller UFA Baltimore Ravens Free Agent
QB Todd Bouman UFA Baltimore Ravens Free Agent
RB P.J. Daniels RFA Baltimore Ravens Free Agent
FB Lorenzo Neal UFA Baltimore Ravens Free Agent
WR Terrance Copper UFA Baltimore Ravens Free Agent
WR Demetrius Williams RFA Baltimore Ravens Free Agent
TE Quinn Sypniewski RFA Baltimore Ravens Free Agent
TE Daniel Wilcox UFA Baltimore Ravens Free Agent
PK Matt Stover UFA Baltimore Ravens Free Agent
P Sam Koch RFA Baltimore Ravens Free Agent
C Jason Brown UFA Baltimore Ravens Free Agent
DL Dwan Edwards UFA Baltimore Ravens Free Agent
DL Terrell Suggs UFA Baltimore Ravens Free Agent
LB Dan Cody UFA Baltimore Ravens Free Agent
LB Ray LewisNew player news! UFA Baltimore Ravens Free Agent
LB Bart Scott UFA Baltimore Ravens Free Agent
CB Corey Ivy UFA Baltimore Ravens Free Agent
CB Derrick Martin RFA Baltimore Ravens Free Agent
SS Dawan Landry RFA Baltimore Ravens Free Agent



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4 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. CK0712
    February 10th, 2009 at 8:22 am #

    they sure better jump on the money wagon for ray ray, they can’t “afford” to lose him!

    then again, i say the same about Dawk & andy tells him, go ahead, buh bye *insert rolling eyes*

  2. LestersLegends
    February 10th, 2009 at 8:25 am #

    You are correct. They need Ray. We’ll see what they do.

  3. Crazy Canton Cuts
    February 10th, 2009 at 10:51 am #

    The Ravens need a WR bad

    though they have 3 good TE’s

    I think it also is time for them to start rebuilding the D

    lots of age, FA’s, and question marks

  4. LestersLegends
    February 10th, 2009 at 10:56 am #

    Agree CCC. Mason can’t do it forever. Hard to keep their FAs and rebuild that D. They are going to have to rely on the draft.

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