Impact Player: Lardarius Webb, Playoffs and Beyond

Lardarius Webb has flown under the radar this season as a talented and developed corner on the Baltimore Ravens defense. A pro bowl snub, Webb has 5 interceptions in the regular season, one of them for a touchdown, and two in the postseason in last week’s game against Houston. That game showed that Webb is a playmaker and can perform when the team needs him. Webb, along with the rest of the defense, will have to bring their A game on Sunday against Tom Brady and his offense. If Webb and others can force turnovers and make plays tomorrow, then Baltimore should come out of New England with the win.

This bodes well for a defense that has been under some scrutiny. Although never confirmed by the player, many feel that Ray Lewis will step away if the Ravens win the Super Bowl and many lump in Lewis and Ed Reed together as being aging members of the defense. Rumors aside, the future looks bright for the Ravens D. A new leader has been found in Terrell Suggs, and the talent of rookies like Pernell McPhee and Jimmy Smith along with the experience of Ngata and Jameel McClain indicates the start of new generation of solid Ravens Defense.

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Topics: AFC Championship, AFC Championship Ravens Patriots, Baltimore Ravens, Houston Texans, Lardarius Webb, New England Patriots, Playoffs

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