Ravens banged up
Credit Peter King in his Monday Morning Quarterback for the following summary on the Ravens secondary:
“1. I think the most underrated roster move of the weekend was Ed Reed going on the physically unable to perform list for the first six weeks of the season. That makes an iffy secondary rely even more on young safeties Dawan Landry and Tom Zbikowski … a secondary that will likely start newcomer Josh Wilson and Fabian Washington (coming off late-season ACL surgery), with Chris Carr in the slot. It’s looking more and more like the best cover corner the Ravens have, Lardarius Webb, also coming off ACL surgery, won’t be ready opening night against the Jets.
“I can’t wait to see our blitzes this year,” coach John Harbaugh told me in camp. The blitz package sounds like it will be less exotic, with more focus on using fewer rushers so as to not expose the secondary as much. It’ll be interesting to see if Mark Sanchez is accurate enough, and can wait until the last second often enough, to carve up the Ravens’ D in Monday night’s opener. His preseason would suggest he won’t.”
King just hates the Jets, doesn’t he? I really can’t remember one weekly column where he doesn’t take a jab at Gang Green.