NFL 2016 Preview: Baltimore Ravens

Remember last year when I picked the Baltimore Ravens to win the Super Bowl and they came out and shit the bed instead?

Ya, that was funny and I’m still upset about it.

This is one preview that I didn’t want to do……….

 

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Baltimore Ravens

The Stats:

Record Last Ten Seasons: 5-11 (2015), 10-6 (2014), 8-8 (2013), 10-6 (2012), 12-4 (2011), 12-4 (2010), 9-7 (2009), 11-5 (2008), 5-11 (2007), 13-3 (2006)

Last Playoff Appearance: 2014 Divisional vs. New England

Last Playoff Win: 2014 Wildcard vs. Pittsburgh

Super Bowl Titles Won: 2 (Super Bowl XXXV, Super Bowl XLVII)

Passing Leader for 2015: Joe Flacco (2,791 yards, 14 touchdowns, 12 interceptions)

Rushing Leader for 2015: Justin Forsett (641 yards, 2 touchdowns)

Receiving Leader for 2015: Kamar Aiken (944 yards, 5 touchdowns)

The Head Coach:

John Harbaugh

John Harbaugh

Overall Record (as a head coach): 77-51

Record With Team: 77-51

Previous NFL Jobs: Philadelphia Eagles Special Teams Coordinator and Defensive Backs Coach (1998-2007)

My Grade: A-

The Team:

(Depth Charts will change as training camps progress obviously….)

Player Grade Guide:

Blue = Elite Player

Green = Really Good Player

Orange = Average Player

Pink = Meh

Red = NO THANKS

Gray = Rookie

Offense:

QB: Joe Flacco

RB: Justin Forsett

FB: Kyle Juszczyk

WR: Steve Smith Sr.

WR: Mike Wallace

TE: Ben Watson

OC: Jeremy Zuttah

OG: Marshal Yanda

OG: John Urschel

OT: Ricky Wagner

OT: Ronnie Stanley

Defense:

DE: Timmy Jernigan

DT: Brandon Williams

DE: Lawrence Guy

LB: Terrell Suggs

LB: Elvis Dumervil

LB: C.J. Mosley

LB: Zachary Orr

CB: Jimmy Smith

CB: Shareece Wright

SS: Lardarius Webb

FS: Eric Weddle

The Schedule:

vs. Buffalo Bills (September 11)

vs. @ Cleveland Browns (September 18)

vs. @ Jacksonville Jaguars (September 25)

vs. Oakland Raiders (October 2)

vs. Washington Redskins (October 9)

vs. @ New York Giants (October 16)

vs. @ New York Jets (October 23)

BYE WEEK

vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (November 6)

vs. Cleveland Browns (November 10)

vs. @ Dallas Cowboys (November 20)

vs. Cincinnati Bengals (November 27)

vs. Miami Dolphins (December 4)

vs. @ New England Patriots (December 12)

vs. Philadelphia Eagles (December 18)

vs. @ Pittsburgh Steelers (December 25)

vs. @ Cincinnati Bengals (January 1)

The Prediction:

7-9

Brief Synopsis:

I’m not falling for it this year Baltimore. You got me last year, but this year….I’m not going to be a sucker. In case you forget, I picked the Ravens to win the Super Bowl last year and you know how they repaid me? By having their worst season in eight years! So, now that I’ve learned my lesson, the Ravens are going to go ahead and have to be proud of being a middle-of-the-road 7-9 team this season. Can they potentially sneak into the playoffs with a better record? Sure. But I could also potentially find a million dollars in an unmarked bag sitting on the side of the road to, but I doubt that’s going to happen anytime soon.

That’s all you’re getting from me this year Ravens fans. Fans of other NFL teams got real in-depth previews of their teams and the “why’s and why not’s” on why your favorite team was a Super Bowl contender.

You guys though? No. You don’t get nothing and you can go ahead and blame it on John Harbaugh and all those pesky injuries that made last season an absolutely insufferable, miserable, down right ugly time for fans of Ravens football.

I guess I do have some good news for you. It probably won’t get any worse than last season.

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