Baltimore Ravens: Ebony Bird Q/A with “Raising Zona”
The Cardinals offense vs. the Ravens defense:
How does the ageless wonder in Larry Fitzgerald stack up vs. one of the top cornerbacks in the game in Marlon Humphrey?
"Actually this one I’m more looking forward to now that Humphrey has a back issue. Certainly Fitz is always going to draw the top guy and it’s always the best when the top receiver and top cornerback go at each other. However with Humphrey returning to practice in a limited fashion on Thursday, it will be interesting to see how much time on the field he gets on Sunday. Fitz had a very good opening week, catching 8 passes for 113-yards and a touchdown. Should be fun! More from Ebony Bird Will Baltimore Ravens be rewarded for risky Lamar Jackson decision? The Baltimore Ravens Big Gamble Ravens Super Bowl odds present fascinating insight on Lamar Jackson’s future Should Baltimore Ravens be interested in this recently released WR Do the Baltimore Ravens have serious interest in this free agent wide out?"
Should Marlon Humphrey be significantly slowed down, Larry Fitzgerald spells out major trouble for the Baltimore Ravens defense. Despite being the ripe “old age” of 36-years old, Fitzgerald remains one of the best wide receivers in the entire league. His savvy play and veteran intelligence makes him one of the best to ever do it. It seems as though he’s aged like a fine wine, because Fitzgerald continues to dominate despite it.
While I maintain confidence that the Baltimore Ravens can control this game, I’d feel more confident about slowing down Fitzgerald with a healthy Marlon Humphrey. With our top cornerback on the field, the Arizona Cardinals will have a hard time making plays against a disciplined defense. With or without Humphrey, Fitzgerald will have his hands filled against the best secondary in the NFL.
How should the Arizona Cardinals coordinate their offensive line to slow down the Baltimore Ravens pass rush?
"Two words for the Cardinals offensive line: Good luck. Actually, as long as Murray is able to scramble around like he is able, it should be alright but the Cardinals offensive line is going to make me nervous every time they step on the field."
The Cardinals may have the worst offensive line in the NFL. Baltimore’s pass rush was wrecking havoc vs. the Miami Dolphins last Sunday and forcing their quarterbacks into bad decisions. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see a similar scenario this Sunday.
The toughest aspect of this game will be Kyler Murray’s ability to shake off hits and get out of the pocket. Quite frankly, he’ll have to do that quite a bit vs. the Ravens. Still, the Detroit Lions pass rush was all over Murray and he managed to tie that game…