When he’s kept upright and untouched by opposing team’s pass rushes, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is like kryptonite to even the strongest defenses. Sacked only 32 times this season, the ninth-fewest in the NFL, Brady threw for 5,239 yards, 39 touchdowns and was only intercepted 12 times. Given ample time in the pocket, [...]
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More times than not on Sunday, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was flushed from the pocket and was running for his life in the team’s 20-13 win over the Houston Texans. Flacco faced constant pressure and was under great duress throughout the course of the game due to the Texans’ ruthless pass rush. Sometimes Flacco managed [...]
Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs took his game to another level in Thursday night’s dominant 16-6 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. Suggs had his second three sack performance of the season in the win. His first three sack performance came in week one against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The ninth-year veteran now leads the [...]
TOP POSITIONAL NEEDS ON DEFENSE 1. DE/OLB: Pass Rusher The Baltimore Ravens totaled 27 defensive sacks in 2010, which ranked near the bottom of the NFL. OLB Terrell Suggs, who had an outstanding year, accounted for 11 of the team’s total sack count. And the addition of DE Corey Redding did help stabilize the defensive [...]
Greg Mattison, the Baltimore Ravens Defensive Coordinator, will find his secondary in a difficult spot with the likelihood of cornerbacks Fabian Washington and Lardarius Webb, along with safety Ed Reed missing some games this season. The replacements in the secondary will certainly be under some pressure, but one way to take that pressure off the [...]