One of the major issues the Ravens had last week was the loss of Dannell Elerbe. without Elerbe the Ravens zone defense completely broke down in the middle of the field and they struggled to stop the run. the result was the Ravens D getting shredded by Steelers TE Heath Miller and the Steelers running back committee having its way all day and eventually fueling a 10 point comeback for the Steelers.
I for one hope that the defense will be much better prepared to deal with the loss of a key player than they were last week. if not, it is going to be another long sunday for Ravens fans.
The team also ruled out Ed Dickson. Dickson hasnt been much of a factor this year so this isnt much of a big deal.