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1) The Ravens defense is just as dominating and effective as it was with Rex Ryan, Bart Scott and Jim Leonhard.
Just ask Brodie Croyle how intimidating Jarrett Johnson and the rest of the defense were.
After “JJ” blind-sided and sacked the Chief’s quarterback, Crolye returned under center to survey the defense. Not liking what he saw, he called a timeout. He went back to discuss the situation with his head coach, but Todd Haley was not interested.
If you watched the game on TV, you could clearly read Haley’s lips when he screamed, not once, but twice, “Just snap the [bleep] ball!”
2) Ozzie’s offseason decision to invest in resources that will protect the quarterback is already starting to pay off.
C Matt Birk and T Michael Oher makes this starting unit complete.
When an offense produces 501 yards and five touchdowns, you know the offensive line is doing something right.
When a quarterback completes 60 percent of 43 attempts for 307 yards and three touchdowns while being sacked just once, you know the offensive line did something right.
When you start counting “one, one thousand…two, one thousand” until you reach eight one thousand and THEN your quarterback finds an open receiver in the end zone, you know the offensive line did something right.