Nov 30, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Eddie Royal (11) makes a catch defended by Baltimore Ravens safety Matt Elam (26) at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports
Reason #5 – The secondary will be much improved
Ravens fans (and probably the team’s braintrust) would prefer to forget about 2014’s disastrous defensive backfield. But Ozzie and company attacked the position this offseason, adding new talent while also locking up it’s own.
The Ravens are raving about (to this point) draft bust Matt Elam this offseason, and Will Hill is taking part in the first trouble free summer of his career. Kendrick Lewis is a underrated signing, and he will likely step in and start week one. Tray Walker has a lot of upside as a playmaker.
Jimmy Smith is healthy once again and is locked up with a generous new contract. Lardarius Webb (so far) hasn’t been any worse for wear after battling back issues pretty much all of last season. His improvement towards the end of the year gives us hope that he will be back to his former self in 2015.
So there you have it, Ravens fans. While there are other reasons to be optimistic about 2015, these are five of the most prominent. So while every fan thinks their team has a shot at glory in the coming season, these are proof that Baltimore Ravens fans aren’t just dreaming.
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