With most of the latest Ravens news leaning towards the negative side, I thought I would lighten up the mood in Baltimore and remind everyone why we still have a Super Bowl contending football team.
Here”s a list I have put together, in no particular order, of 10 reasons why the Baltimore Ravens should reach Super Bowl XLV in February 2011.
- Anquan Boldin, Derrick Mason and Donte” Stallworth provide a wide array of weapons for Joe Flacco to open up the passing game.
- The combined teachings of Cam Cameron and Jim Zorn should help Flacco develop into the “elite quarterback” we have les machines a sous all been waiting for.
- Veteran TE Todd Heap is backed by 2 young studs, rookies Dennis Pitta and Ed Dickson. The tight-end position is finally looking to be explosive.
- A re-conditioned Terrell Suggs showed up to training camp looking better than ever. He will perform like the T-Sizzle of old and once again put fear into opposing quarterbacks.
- Though Reed is on the PUP list, he will come back strong for the crucial 2nd half of the season and support the team through a deep playoff run into the Super Bowl.
- Even with over 2,000 all-purpose yards last year, Ray Rice still feels he did not get enough recognition. Well, look for him to explode on every single play in order for him to get some attention.
- And to back up Rice are Willis McGahee and Le”Ron McClain. The Ravens arguably have the best 3-headed rushing attack in the NFL.
- The monstrosity of Haloti Ngata, Kelly Gregg, and Terrence Cody fortifies and maintains the reputation of Baltimore”s impenetrable run defense.
- The 2010 Baltimore Ravens unit is perhaps the most balanced unit overall, in terms of offense and defense, in franchise history.
- And last but not least, the biggest reason that stands among them all requires just two words: Ray Lewis.