Confidence breeds success. It's a mentality that can inspire anyone to achieve greatness in anything they set their sights on, especially when it comes to the gridiron. Cornerback Marlon Humphrey is no stranger to confidence as over the years, he's always enjoyed chiming in that yeah, his Baltimore Ravens can keep up with anyone in the NFL week in, week out.
Even though we're in the heart of summer, Humphrey knows that it's all about setting the tone now for when it matters most later. Recently this offseason, Humphrey continued to let the football world that yes, the Ravens look very scary on paper but in the grand scheme of things, it's all about putting it all together to field a competitive team.
General manager Eric DeCosta did a solid job this offseason to bolster the wide receiver corps of the Ravens via free agency and even in the 2023 NFL Draft. The Ravens have notoriously been known to field a tough-as-nails defense as that'll still be the case this upcoming season and now with all the Lamar Jackson contract extension news out the way, it's time for everyone to prepare for the new season ahead.
Marlon Humphrey is right about the Baltimore Ravens being a scary team in 2023
In an article written by Mike D'Abate for Sports Illustrated, here's what Humphrey had to say about why the Ravens will be a team to fear in 2023 thanks to all the moves they have made this offseason to put the franchise in a position to win football games:
"They [GM Eric DeCosta and coach John Harbaugh] felt, more than ever, we have put a roster together that should be able to compete for a Super Bowl. You paid the best quarterback [Jackson] in the league, you get Odell, you put all these pieces together. The talent is there; it is just putting it all together. So, I have been very pleased with the front office and what they have done this offseason. So, that is the biggest thing."- Marlon Humphrey
Everything Humphrey said is true and then some. DeCosta brought in veteran leaders and new rookies that fit the mold of what it takes to be a Raven. Now it's just a matter of making sure everyone puts in the work, executes all the little things, and continues that legacy of dominance in every aspect of the game.
It won't be easy but if anything, Humphrey's comments speak volumes about the confidence he has in himself, his team, the front office, and everyone involved to ensure the Ravens are heading in a winning direction. Not only for this season but for the future to keep them a playoff-contending team for many years to come. Hopefully, to a season that does indeed bring a championship back home to Charm City.