Can a Super Bowl-winning defense get better while losing five starters? Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco seems to think so.
Flacco said on Mike and Mike in the Morning that he loves the way the Ravens’ defense gets after him in practice, and he thinks Baltimore can dominate opposing offenses this season.
“I tell you what, our defense looks really good,” Flacco said. “The front seven, those guys look like they’re going to be dominant. Our secondary, you can argue that it’s better than it’s ever been. . . . I think we have a pretty special group and I think it’s going to be exciting to watch those guys go after it this year.”
The Ravens lost Ray Lewis, Dannell Ellerbe, Paul Kruger, Ed Reed and Bernard Pollard off last year’s defense, but they’ve added veterans Elvis Dumervil, Michael Huff, Chris Canty, Marcus Spears and Daryl Smith, plus five draft picks on defense. It’s easy to picture the Ravens being better on defense this year than they were last year.