Can’t wait for the
This isn't the Ravens doing a little nip-and-tuck on the defense. This is a complete makeover. Ravens fans can only hope they haven't killed the patient in the process.
And with the shocking decimation of a once-proud unit that gave the Ravens their swagger and their identity, the logical question is: who leads the defense now?
Suggs, the veteran outside linebacker who will be entering his 11thseason, is the only one with the credibility to take over the leadership role once owned by Ray Lewis and, to a lesser degree, by Ed Reed.
Suggs is mouthy, funny, profane, energetic, upbeat, a true warrior and, when healthy, one of the best pass-rushers in the
But with an offseason to rehab both injuries, he should come back strong. And the Ravens desperately need Suggs at full strength now, both for his big-play abilities and his ability to motivate his teammates.
Ditto with veteran cornerback
No, the defense now belongs to the irrepressible Suggs, who will miss his mentor, Lewis, and his pal, Reed, mightily.
And when he looks around the room the first time the defense meets and sees all the unfamiliar faces, he may well wonder what he's gotten himself into in assuming the leadership role.