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Ravens defense off to strong start, but it might have to be Y2K good

Ravens defense off to strong start, but it might have to be Y2K good

Maybe it will end up being just a grand delusion, but since the start of offseason workouts the Ravens have been describing this year’s retooled defensive unit in heraldic terms that bring up memories of their two Super Bowl teams.

The first preseason game on Thursday night did nothing to quell that enthusiasm or the notion that this could be a “historic” defense, though everyone knows better than to draw any sweeping conclusions from one half of a glorified full-pad scrimmage.

Ozzie Newsome and his front office staff signed some high-quality veterans and drafted well – it appears – so the pieces are in place. The next step is to see how they fit together, which is one of...

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