The Baltimore Ravens had the best offseason in recent memory. How does this year’s team stack up against the 2016 Ravens?
When you look at the 2017 Ravens, there is reason for confidence. Baltimore has a coach who has won it all, and a Super Bowl MVP under center. For the first time since hoisting the Lombardi trophy at the conclusion of the 2012 season, the Ravens have enough talent to do it again. The Ravens have surrounded proven winners with support.
Baltimore upgraded the roster at almost every position. On paper, this is not an 8-8 team. Then you look at the schedule and you see a realistic path to double digit wins. The playoffs are completely in reach. We’re looking at a must reach the playoffs kind of year. Ozzie Newsome did too much this offseason for the Ravens to waste a talented roster. Winning is a requirement this season, plain and simple.
The Ravens drove their fans crazy last season. After a good start it all went down hill. After rock bottom, things began to turn around again. Finally things fell apart and the Ravens missed the postseason. Things will be different this season. Let’s compare the projected depth chart for this season, to last year’s squad. You will see massive improvements for the purple and black.