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Ravens news, notes and opinions on Jimmy Smith, running backs and Joe Flacco

Ravens news, notes and opinions on Jimmy Smith, running backs and Joe Flacco

During their media availability at the mandatory minicamp this month, both Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil cited cornerback Jimmy Smith’s healthy return as one of the primary reasons to be optimistic about the defense despite Haloti Ngata and Pernell McPhee’s departures. We’re still about 3 ½ weeks away from training camp, but if I had to name an X-factor for the 2015 Ravens, a player whose performance will go the longest toward determining whether the team has a successful season, I’d say it’s Smith, without hesitation. How quarterback Joe Flacco meshes with new offensive coordinator Marc Trestman is crucial. The play of the offensive line and the...

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