The absence of cornerback Lardarius Webb will hurt this team more than inside linebacker Ray Lewis not being in the lineup.

Webb was playing extremely well and had forced other teams to stay away from him. He pretty much had shut down one quarter of the field. Without him, teams will start attacking the entire field again.


Cornerbacks Cary Williams and Jimmy Smith have shown improvement in the last two games, but opposing teams weren't throwing at them. When you can run for more than 200 yards a game, why throw?

Playing with injury

One of the reasons safety Ed Reed can play with a torn labrum in his shoulder is because he doesn't hit anybody.

More film study needed

If former starting left guard Ramon Harewood was smart, he'd start watching more film and learn how to pick up blitzes and stunts. Those were some of the things that led to him getting benched last week against Dallas.

Harewood has better wheels than start Bobbie Williams and can get to the second level faster, but there aren't a lot of things that a veteran like Williams hasn't seen. Harewood is still learning playing his first season at guard.

Good show, Cam

The Ravens defense has played so poorly recently that few noticed the good game called by offensive coordinator Cam Cameron Sunday.

He came out and got running back Ray Rice involved in the game early, which slowed down the Dallas  defense. And once that happened, he attacked the Cowboys downfield.

It was quite an impressive performance by an offense that had the ball for only 20 minutes.

Good luck, Dean

On the other hand, defensive coordinator Dean Pees is trying to rally his guys. He experienced lackluster play like this before when he was with New England.

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