5 Problems The Baltimore Ravens Addressed For 2016
2. A Struggling Secondary
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The Ravens secondary has been problematic for a while now. Even in their Super Bowl season of 2012, this was an issue. Once Ed Reed was no longer a Raven, the problem escalated. Last season it became clear that the Ravens needed better safety play. It also became clear that the Ravens needed a leader for the defensive backs. Eric Weddle entered the picture to take care of both issues.
Weddle will play strong safety for the Ravens in all likelihood. That was pretty much determined when Will Hill got suspended and released. Weddle has a lot of range and many experts have pointed to the Ravens using Weddle as the Steelers used Troy Paolamalu. Weddle will be a difference maker for the Ravens. The free safety position is Ladarius Webb’s job to lose.
The Ravens cornerback situation is still somewhat concerning. The Ravens allowed 15 cornerbacks to go off the board, before drafting Tavon Young, in the fourth round. The Ravens also signed Jerraud Powers. Powers is a solid slot cornerback. The Ravens are gambling that Jimmy Smith and Shareece Wright can get the job done on the outside. They better stay healthy. They better play well. Otherwise this problem is not fixed.
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