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Ed Lee of the Baltimore Sun joins FOXSports.com to preview the Ravens' upcoming season.
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Hi I'm Bryan Webber the Baltimore Ravens are coming off a twelve win season and a wild card playoff spot for preview of what's going on in Maryland let's bring in -- Who covers a team for the Baltimore side. And let's start with the offense quarterback Joseph Flacco has lost three major weapons studied Willis McGahee and Derrick Mason which one will Flacco missed the most. Why -- that -- concern out there that was He it is part of the -- -- I would go at Derrick -- because Eric. Has been more consistent. Terms of being a receiver and being. -- pop. Threat out there on the field and also. You know Derek what service security like -- four. Jokers but when Joseph was still looking for receivers take the first what -- you looking that we usually Derrick Mason Munich -- -- -- step up last year and you know made a pretty could impact on this team but. Before -- -- -- -- -- really Derrick Mason so I would say that losing Derek probably hurts is offense the most that essentially which Arafat have because He really relied on -- to sort of be there in the Coachella there for -- -- eight yards nine yards. Comeback routes and getting his first adults. And the Ravens always play solid defense but they have a new coordinator chuck -- -- so what's going to be different. On -- this year. I think you'll see Alou returned to discern the aggressive nature that this defense used to be under Rex Ryan I think Greg Mattison. Was -- more cerebral approach and probably. You know -- hedged on playing it safe present take risks I think trip -- -- his service style of of Rex Ryan and mentor and that he's gonna take some gambles and it takes some risks are certainly not go to the quarterbacks stand there in a comfortable. -- -- have more than your usual three man rush. Cause you know He wants the quarterback -- -- -- -- it you know. These -- get off his rhythm and make mistakes and I think that's we do that pressure and so I think which -- see it this defense to be more crisis. Certainly try to present or perhaps rushed. And will blitz when they have opportunities. Finally Baltimore opens the season with Pittsburgh at home then they play the Steelers again in week nine. How do you think the schedule plays out for the Ravens. This year. I think it's obviously difficult schedule because you know they did finish second you're -- north so they -- have. You know schedule that sort of He fits what -- -- success from last season but you know they they know every year they've got a place dirt twice they had -- been lost by as it could but it broke twice in. Yes the Bengals and Browns have had off years in. -- this year they've suffered through. Some turmoil with regards their roster but it is still divisional games and and those are the types of opponents would love to try to upset the Ravens and it's really give them losses so you know I think you know you look at the Jets coming to ten. I haven't played up and coming it was Rams taking. I think that the Colts compelled. Yet it's the schedule that does not going to be easy but -- I think if there's one thing we've seen it that this team. Looked forward to challenges and I can guarantee that they're very eager to get as she started. All right Ed thanks so much for the inside still forget foxwoods dot com has you covered -- your football -- I'm Bryan Webber. We'll see you next up. Fox fantasy football this is your season play today I bought Ford dot com. Last fantasy.