The week is over, folks. At last, that's for your Baltimore Ravens as they endured the final of six practices scheduled for this now-gone week on Saturday at The Castle.
Your superheroes wrapped up a week that saw them use full pads, no pads at all, go through a walkthrough-type session midweek, and finally practice once at the Under Armour Performance Center to cap the week on the first day of the weekend. They will be back at it on Monday after enjoy this extraordinary Sunday with their families or how they please.
The pads were left inside the locker room and the coaches decided to stage some defense-laden exercises with the offense limited to third-and-long situations. And oh, boy, did the attack of the Flock struggle mightily: nine interceptions, six false starts, and the worst performance through camp. Ugh.
Here are the most interesting storylines that popped up through Day 10 of the Baltimore Ravens training camp.
1. Is the secondary thin but stacked with playmakers?
Not long ago, like, yesterday, we were talking about how thing the Ravens's depth chart looks at some positions, mostly the secondary when it comes to cornerbacks and safeties.
The truth is, perhaps the unit is not gaudy in terms of the quality of the players they boast outside of the headliners (Kyle Hamilton as the best safety, Marlon Humphrey leading the cornerback room) but after Saturday's practice there are reasons to keep our hopes up.
The Ravens defensive backs snatched nine passes from the wideouts intercepting four passes thrown by Lamar Jackson, three by Josh Johnson, and two by Tyler Huntley.
According to Ryan Mink's practice report after Day 10, written for BaltimoreRavens.com, as many as seven different defenders got themselves at least one interception: S Marcus Williams (2), S Kyle Hamilton, S Ar'Darius Washington, CB Keyvon Seymour, CB Jeremy Lucien, CB Corey Mayfield Jr. (2), and CB Daryl Worley.
None of those names, outside of Hamilton's and Marcus Williams might ring a bell if you're just a casual fan remotely interested in American football. Others might do if you're a bit more invested in the sport.
In any case, the defensive unit came to play on Saturday and they proved that they are more than capable on putting on a good-enough (if not way more) effort if they are called upon.