Don “Wink” Martindale makes no bones about the role C.J. Mosley will play in his redesigned Ravens defense.
“He’s the quarterback of this whole thing,” Martindale said this spring.
Mosley was perhaps the most important player on the defense last season, when he made his third Pro Bowl in four years. And as the 2018 Ravens began practice Thursday before an enthusiastic crowd at their training facility in Owings Mills, the middle linebacker’s role loomed larger than ever before.
Martindale’s defense will retain many of the essential elements put into place by his predecessor, Dean Pees. But he’ll emphasize on-field adaptability, which will place extra responsibility on key...