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Defense still working to improve

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Defense still working to improve

So maybe this is the way its going to be for awhile. The Ravens might not be the dominating, domineering defense that stops teams from scoring. Theyll be more of the bend-but-dont break kind of a defense that gives up yards but tries not to allow touchdowns.
The Ravens again looked more like the latter than the former on Sunday night in the 31-30 win over the Patriots. Its kind of also the way they looked against the Eagles last week and for part of the opener versus the Bengals.
Theres no question that this team has some things to fix on defense. The pass rush is still suspect, and the pass coverage has been below par throughout the season.
At times, however, everything clicks. Its just hard to figure out when thats going to happen. Against the Pats, it happened in the fourth quarter and was a big reason the Ravens rallied to win.
We just went out there and played, said safety Bernard Pollard after the game. We werent worried about how many points we were down, when we were down. We just went out and played, and I think for us, we played the Raven way towards the end of the game.
They stopped the Pats twice after New England had a 30-21 lead in the fourth quarter. That opened the door for Joe Flacco to drive the Ravens to a touchdown and then for Justin Tuckers game-winning field goal as time ran out.
Its not surprising the defense is taking some time to come together. Theres a lot missing from last year and some new people in place, and its going to take some time for everything and everyone to click.
Plus, the Ravens have gone against three very good quarterbacks in the first few weeks. So, as one coach said last week, its kind of a work in progress for the defense.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: OTAs Day 1

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: OTAs Day 1

Kick off your Tuesday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news including a recap of the first day of OTAs.

Player/Team Notes: 

1. Yesterday, (Monday) was the first day of the Ravens' OTAs. OTAs continue today (Tuesday) as the Ravens work on developing a new offense. Check out some of the highlights here. 

2. The Baltimore Ravens have officially announced the full 90-man roster that will be competing for an official team roster spot in OTAs this summer. 

Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. deadline to get a long-term deal done with designated franchise tag players.

The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

Credit: Baltimore Ravens for news points.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Roster is set heading into start of OTAs

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Roster is set heading into start of OTAs

Kick off your Monday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news including the full 90-man roster heading into the beginning of OTAs.

Player/Team Notes: 

1. The Baltimore Ravens have officially announced the full 90-man roster that will be competing for an official team roster spot in OTAs this summer. Ravens OTAs begin Monday.

2. With the return of Pernell McPhee and the addition of Shane Ray, it's clear that the Ravens are searching for the right pass rushers for their defense. The two veterans join draft pick Jaylon Ferguson in the quest to create a dynamic defense.

3. Marquise Brown is expected to miss OTAs due to continued rehab on his foot from Lisfranc surgery. However, Brown is expected to be ready by the start of training camp in August.

Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. deadline to get a long-term deal done with designated franchise tag players.

The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

Credit: Rotoworld and Baltimore Ravens for news points.

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