2018 Baltimore Ravens

Discussion in 'Baltimore Ravens' started by RTTAS, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. RTTAS

    RTTAS Guru

    Sep 16, 2015
    Ravens increase for the second straight year, from 8 starters in 2017 to 9 in 2018 (including FB Patrick Ricard), with 17 on the 53-man roster. This number could definitely be higher as the Ravens only keep three reserve OL (1/3 white), but more than make up for it with 4 white TEs, including two highly-rated rookies in Hurst and Andrews. Unfortunately they could be on the downturn by drafting Jackson and getting rid of Campanaro, but for 2018 and as long as Flacco starts they're okay. They have one of the best linemen in the league in Marshal Yanda and the best safety on the last decade in Eric Weddle who both should be Pro Bowl players, while Justin Tucker will be after his first-team all-pro spot back from Greg Zuerlein.

    QB: Joe Flacco
    FB: Patrick Ricard (also a back-up DT)
    TE: Nick Boyle, Maxx Williams, Hayden Hurst, Mark Andrews
    OL: Alex Lewis, Matt Skura, Marshal Yanda, James Hurst, Bradley Bozeman

    DE: Brent Urban, Zach Sieler
    S: Eric Weddle

    K: Justin Tucker
    P: Sam Koch
    LS: Morgan Cox

    Starters: 9
    On 53-man roster: 17

    IR: OL Steven Moore
    Practice Squad: OL Randin Crecelius, OL Nico Siragusa, and DT Christian LaCouture
  2. Don Wassall

    Don Wassall Administrator Staff Member

    Sep 30, 2004
    Four White starters on the o-line is a first for Baltimore. Don't think they've even had three before except maybe temporarily because of injuries. I'm expecting Joe Flacco to have a big year, thanks to the improved line, better receivers, plus he knows the DWFs and media will be screeching for Lamar Jackson every time he doesn't have a good game.

    It's also great to see Brent Urban persevere through a string of season-ending injuries to finally become healthy.
  3. Riggins44

    Riggins44 Master

    Oct 6, 2007
    Another team to support, good to see. I hope Jackson never sees the field.
  4. La France Blanche

    La France Blanche Mentor

    Sep 12, 2016
    Flacco comes strong out of the gate with a good first game. He's been falsely accused of being overrated so many times.

    Jackson is nothing more than DeShone Kizer 2.0 - a quotaback who wasn't even good in college.
  5. Awake in America

    Awake in America Mentor

    Jun 30, 2012
    Eric Weddle is the smartest player in the NFL. He is obviously covering up every bit of white skin. There is no way this is not deliberate. Brilliant, even if it doesn't help the greater good. If he keeps this up, he could develop hip swivel and/or burst before he retires.
  6. Bucky

    Bucky Hall of Famer

    Jul 20, 2018
    Hah noticed Bengals LB Vigil is wearing black under armour as well!
  7. wile

    wile Master

    Sep 29, 2011
    I was thinking Weddle knows the score, upsider CB or S gets burned on their side of the field producer in the van is screaming for a shot of the white DB, so in Weddle's case he is not giving an easy target.
  8. Thrashen

    Thrashen Hall of Famer

    Jun 4, 2007
    It should be noted that Weddle frequently wore full sleeves while at Utah. With the Chargers, he usually wore half arm sleeves that covered about 70% of his arms, but sometimes he was sleeveless. Since he came to Baltimore, he exclusively covers his entire body, including his face with a dark visor.

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