Monday, February 14, 2005

Key Issues

Former defensive coordinator Mike Nolan couldn't reach cornerback Chris McAlister, but the Ravens are hoping his replacement Rex Ryan can. McAlister, a Pro Bowl player the past two seasons, didn't play particularly well last season, and his production fell off after he signed a new contract after a long, bitter dispute. The only other Ravens coaches who could motivate McAlister were the Bengals' Marvin Lewis and Donnie Henderson, who is now the Jets' defensive coordinator. Ryan, the team's former defensive line coach, has a reputation of being a players' coach. He has had success coaching a position that traditionally has some of league's laziest and most egotistical players. The Ravens hope Ryan can somehow reach McAlister, who, in top form, might just be the best cornerback in the league.

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Moss to Baltimore?

The hard truth about the Ravens is that their offense has seen better days. If the Ravens expect to ever make it back to the Super bowl, they will need some more weapons on offensive to help get them there.

And what most people have been hearing is that Randy Moss could be a possibility, which is not a bad idea (from one purple uniform to another). Seriously, if this was to happen the Ravens still wouldn’t get the numbers they want. They need dynamic offensive line-men that can give Boller time to throw the ball. Unless he is just used to handing it off to Jamal Lewis.