Tony Jefferson, Eric Weddle safety tandem leaving strong impression with John Harbaugh

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It’s only May, but Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh is encouraged by what he’s seen from free agent addition Tony Jefferson so far in OTAs.

Combined with returning safety Eric Weddle, Harbaugh believes the tandem could make for a productive back end of the Ravens’ defense this season.

I see how he and Eric interact back there,” Harbaugh said, via Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com. “We are causing the offense a lot of trouble. I think those two safeties back there have a big impact on that, and Eric has done a great job and Tony has done a great job.”

Jefferson signed with the Ravens in March after playing the first four years of his career with the Arizona Cardinals. Last year was Jefferson’s first as a full-time starter. He started 14 of 15 games played and recorded 96 tackles with two sacks, two forced fumbles and five passes defended.

Harbaugh has been impressed with Jefferson’s approach since joining the team.

“My impressions would be A-plus in every area,” Harbaugh said. “I see him in the weight room, I see him in the conditioning, and I see him in the meeting room. I see his knowledge of the defense already.”

6 responses to “Tony Jefferson, Eric Weddle safety tandem leaving strong impression with John Harbaugh

  1. “We are causing the offense a lot of trouble. I think those two safeties back there have a big impact on that”

    I think the team completely neglecting our 17th ranked offense and pouring all of the resources into our already almost top 5 ranked defense is the sole reason for that.

  2. Looking good against what offense? The offense who didn’t pick up any skill positions or offensive linemen when they lost 2 receivers and two linemen. You mean they stopped Mike Wallace and who….? Perriman with all his 20 catches in 2 years, Campanaro who can’t stay on the field and… and…. I am a ravens fan and I can’t think of anyone else. Oh, Chris Moore who I think had 10 catches last year. Come on, who is kidding who here. Most High School defenses could shut down THIS Ravens offense.

  3. I think the league is going to find out what it means to have an EXCELLENT safety tandem this year. All Raven fans knew what it meant when Two-tickets played his HOF years in our secondary… As much as I love(d) Ed, I believe these TWO safeties will be more effective than Ed +anyonewehadbacktherewithhim ever were. It’s going to be a great year.

    Go Ravens!!!

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