Jan 3, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Baltimore Ravens running back Justin Forsett (29) carries the ball as Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Mike Mitchell (23) defends in the second quarter during the 2014 AFC Wild Card playoff football game at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports
After last season’s heartbreaking Divisional Playoff loss to the New England Patriots, the Baltimore Ravens made Super Bowl moves this offseason.
With owner Steve Bisciotti, general manager Ozzie Newsome, and head coach John Harbaugh, the Ravens have one of the best front office and head coach combinations in the NFL.
Since Harbaugh has been in charge, the Ravens have reached the playoffs in six of his seven years, winning the Super Bowl in 2012.
It has been an eventful offseason with some key losses, the most noticeable being Torrey Smith, who is now with the San Francisco 49ers, and Haloti Ngata, now with the Detroit Lions.
It was clear after losing Smith to free agency that the Ravens’ front office and coaching staff were on a mission to add more offensive weapons. Mainly through the draft, the Ravens secured more than 10 offensive playmakers for quarterback Joe Flacco and new Offensive Coordinator Marc Trestman to work with.
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I believe the Ravens are in prime position to win the AFC North and go on to hoist the Lombardi Trophy for the second time in four years at Super Bowl 50. The catalyst for that belief lies in what I feel to be their five best offseason moves.
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