Ravens news: Derek Wolfe channels his inner Hugh Glass, top offseason priorities, and more
Leonardo DiCaprio, is that you? Baltimore Ravens defensive end Derek Wolfe was recently pictured holding a mountain lion in the snow-covered woods, which is a normal thing to do in the offseason we guess.
In a scene shot straight out of The Revenant, Wolfe holds up the massive male mountain lion with the Colorado Rockies in the background. It’s the equivalent of a half-naked guy holding a fish on Tinder, but much, much cooler.
Wolfe was apparently on the prowl for a mountain lion that was causing trouble in a Colorado neighborhood, and he helped hunt down the beast in the wilderness.
The Ravens defensive lineman showed his strength and oozed nothing but swagger in his Instagram photo — hopefully he brings that same big D-line energy to the 2023 season.
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Lamar Jackson is the free agent the Ravens can’t afford to lose (Brad Spielberger, PFF)
No duh. Spielberger win for the most obvious statement of the year when he claims Baltimore can’t afford to lose Lamar Jackson in free agency.
"This Ravens simply live and die by Lamar Jackson on offense. In seven games to end the season without Jackson under center, the Ravens never once reached 20 points, with their -0.158 expected points added per play over the stretch ranking 26th. Through Week 12, the offense ranked eighth in EPA per play, at .028."
Kyle Hamilton, Tyler Linderbaum make PFWA All-Rookie Team (Kevin Eck, Ravens.com)
A round of applause for Eric DeCosta for helping to select Hamilton and Linderbaum in last year’s draft.
The Ravens were one of seven teams to have multiple players on the PFWA All-Rookie Team, and both Hamilton and Linderbaum absolutely deserve the recognition.
Hamilton will likely remain a cornerstone piece of the secondary as the team prepares for a potential shake-up in the offseason while Linderbaum has confidently locked down one of the Ravens’ most unstable positions for the last decade.
Both are shining diamonds in the rough who should enjoy more success in Year 2.