Since the beginning of training camp, we've talked about how this could be the year the Ravens' offense assumes the dominant role in helpng this team win games.
The vaunted defense, after all, showed signs of slipping. Lewis and Reed, the two future Hall of Famers, were aging. Suggs, the team's best pass rusher, was out until November at the earliest with a torn Achilles tendon.
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Still, it's astonishing to see how far this defense has fallen. It's astonishing to see the D-line pushed back on its heels and the linebackers trampled and opposing running backs having big days against this team.
And now with Webb potentially out for the season and Lewis nursing a triceps injury, the Ravens' mystique could take another hit.
"We're a tough football team," Pollard said. "No one can question that. But we gotta get better."
A lot better. Even at 5-1.
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