Dean Pees Thinks Ravens Defense Is Top 5, Team Gets Day Off


Feb 3, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees hugs linebacker Ray Lewis after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The Ravens got a well deserved day off today, and instead attended a “team building” event that consisted of going to the movies.

The movie choice was made by the Raven’s leadership council. Humorously, John Harbaugh was asked if the players are Scarlett Johannson fans.

There were some interesting tidbits that didn’t involve popcorn and giant sodas. While John Harbaugh has expressed his happiness with the run game, Gary Kubiak explained that it is critical in his scheme and is why their red zone success has improved.

Finally, while most of us are a bit worried about the defense (particularly the secondary), it appears that Dean Pees doesn’t share our concerns. Pees thinks that this unit will be a top five or better group this season.

We hope he’s right, of course. But it’s really contingent on the health of Lardarius Webb and Jimmy Smith. If they can stay upright this season, we have a feeling his prediction will come true.