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One thing was constant. Harbaugh loved how the defensive line played the game. Now, he has gotten an up-close and personal look, and the view is even better. Full Story

Since: Aug 07

Hampstead, MD

#1 Aug 6, 2008
When did Dwan Edwards become so good?

He epitomizes the dreadful second and third round picks that Ozzie has been making for years now. Can you spell Devard Darling? How about Dan Cody?

A second round pick in his millionth season should be a starter, not an acceptable backup.

Since: Mar 08

Ellicott City, MD

#2 Aug 6, 2008
Great insight Mike. The D-Line should dominate and provide many opportunities for the Offense to get the ball. I'm just worried about the otehr starting corner opposite Mac. I hope we come together.

DEK

Since: Jun 08

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#3 Aug 6, 2008
A great defense and special teams can provide the time for the offense top get on track.
Jon

Scottsdale, AZ

#4 Aug 6, 2008
Good positive article. Edwards did a prety good job when Pryce went down last year. He will never get the sacks, but he occupies blockers for Ray and plays the run well.

Since: Jan 08

Ruffs Dale, PA

#5 Aug 6, 2008
Well Mike that nothing new....its been that way from year one.
Fells Point Craig

College Park, MD

#6 Aug 6, 2008
The D line is a total beast! Esp. the former rugby player Ngata!
huh

AOL

#7 Aug 6, 2008
Fang Guy wrote:
When did Dwan Edwards become so good?
He epitomizes the dreadful second and third round picks that Ozzie has been making for years now. Can you spell Devard Darling? How about Dan Cody?
A second round pick in his millionth season should be a starter, not an acceptable backup.
not true. so you saying ad should had never started or started at 50? we dont know how good cody would had been. he got hurt. you are a raven fan right? if so you would had knew that
Sam

Greenbelt, MD

#8 Aug 6, 2008
Fang Guy wrote:
When did Dwan Edwards become so good?
He epitomizes the dreadful second and third round picks that Ozzie has been making for years now. Can you spell Devard Darling? How about Dan Cody?
A second round pick in his millionth season should be a starter, not an acceptable backup.
Darling is a starter on the Chiefs. Hardly a bust. Nothing special but not a bust.
next year guy

AOL

#9 Aug 6, 2008
Good stuff Mike.
staying healthy as usual is key for us to even mildly compete
but with improved special teams, a step up on defense with healthy players, and troy running around in circles for his life heck,it might be alot of fun.
My main complaint is how oz knows the team has a weakness every year and fails to fix it. receivers, last year secondary, now o line. I know he excels in much but he seems to lack in a few critical areas
The Patriots simply figure it our no matter how they do it.

DEK

Since: Jun 08

Laurel, MD

#10 Aug 6, 2008
Sam wrote:
<quoted text>
Darling is a starter on the Chiefs. Hardly a bust. Nothing special but not a bust.
Doen't mean he's not a bust. Maybe how good are the Chiefs receivers? I personally was never impressed with Darling.
Roy

United States

#11 Aug 7, 2008
Well, it's nice to know that the defense will continue to terrorise the NFL, but it looks like yet another year of 3 and outs for the offense.
I love that the Ravens D is so strong and respected, but we cannot continue to expect them to throw a shutout every game in order to have a chance.
It would be nice if we could have an impressive offensive line for a while too.
Whoever the QB is, he is going to be running for his life all season.
The D will certainly "carry" the Ravens this season, just like all other seasons, but don't expect them to carry the team much past 9-7.
crap smells good

Bloomfield, NJ

#12 Aug 7, 2008
DEK wrote:
<quoted text>
Doen't mean he's not a bust. Maybe how good are the Chiefs receivers? I personally was never impressed with Darling.
Shoutout to my boy, Bobby Sippio, wide receiver for the Cheifs #83. Saw him play his high school ball in K-Town, Florida and hope to see him do good.
brandon

Centreville, VA

#13 Aug 7, 2008
everyone likes to complain about how bad or line is. truth is, we are in very good shape from guard to guard. is our tackle situation poor? yeah, it is. but franchise tackles aren't available all the time. if ozzie picked up a crappy tackle w/ a high draft pick you people would rip him apart. they already do about gaither, and he was a supplemental pick! give it time, the o-line will get better. for god's sake people, most of them haven't even hit 4 years nfl time yet!
dyno don

United States

#14 Aug 7, 2008
Good article. Positive, but not a "homer" piece.

Yes, Oz has made some very weak 2nd round picks - two of them for O linemen ...

I expect the D to be in the B/B+ range IF the DBs hold up, but the offense ... It could get ugly.

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