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Mike Preston's observations from second day of Ravens-Rams joint practices

Mike Preston's observations from second day of Ravens-Rams joint practices

On the second day of joint practices between the Ravens and Los Angeles Rams, I stayed on the Ravens defensive end to watch them go against the Rams offense. Overall, the Ravens held their own, which is impressive because Los Angeles had one of the best offenses in the league last season.

As opposed to a year ago, the Ravens attack more on defense. They will bring pressure from anywhere on the field at any time, and it will be interesting to see if that philosophy holds up throughout the season.

The Ravens appeared to use that strategy early in seasons under former defensive coordinator Dean Pees, but became more conservative in the final...

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