No More Prevent D
The Dean Pees prevent defense is something that has to change. The Ravens let teams drive down the field with ease at the end of games. If the prevent defense isn’t there, Antonio Brown does not reach the football over the goal line for a touchdown on Christmas Day.
The Ravens do not have a bad defense by any measures. For most of the season, it was the best in the NFL. The prevent defense exposed the Ravens weakness, their secondary. It is as much as Dean Pees’ fault as the lack of depth in the Ravens secondary. It showed that he did not have much confidence in the later parts of the season. When Jimmy Smith went down, the defense took a major hit.
Adding depth at the corner-back position will ultimately fix this problem. Smith ultimately needs a #2 that can play alongside and step up if he goes down again.