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Old 08-19-2012, 05:45 PM   #22
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Default Re: ravens lions pre season

I don't read much in to preseason but their defense did get cut up by Megatron. I think Flacco played pretty well but the Lions had a backup QB throw for somewhere around 500 yards on them last year. Their defense will step back. Reed is older, Lewis is just flat old for a LB, Suggs is out, and they lost defensive starters in free agency. As for their offense making up for their defense, I don't see it. They will likely have O line problems this year, something that Flacco hasn't had to deal with too much, nor has Ray Rice. The O line won't be terrible but LeBeau, Harrison, and Woodley will expose it. This year Ike will be covering Tory Smith more often as opposed to Boldin the last few years. Smith is a bigger threat then Boldin at this point IMO. If our #2 CB can cover Boldin well then it will be our defense giving their offense fits, not the other way around.
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