The Baltimore Ravens wasted very little time to retool their defense. The Ravens for the first time in the Harbaugh era are 0-2. The Ravens return home looking for a way to climb out of unique hole now being in 4th place in the AFC North. Losses in this early season is something Baltimore fans has not experienced for a while. These two weeks present panic, dismay, and doubt. However the Ravens head coach says that the main mission is to fight and find a way.” We’re going to have to work from the position we’re in and improve and find a way to win,” Harbaugh said this past Monday. Enter the acquisition of a new defensive teammate for the Ravens to get back to their winning ways.
According to the Miami Herald, the Miami Dolphins traded Will Davis to the Baltimore Ravens for a seventh-round draft pick Monday, after a three-year stint with the team that drafted Davis from Utah State. The no. 93 overall in 2013 suffered an ACL injury that cut his NFL season short. Davis has played only 15 games in his young NFL career. Davis is returning off knee surgery from last November, compiling two interceptions in the final game of the preseason. However, Davis was not on the roster for the first two games of this NFL season.
Coach Joe Philbin via NFL.com said”obviously, he is coming off of an injury and we’ve seen development over the last five weeks,” The coach continued with,””and so we think there will be some more development there from a physical standpoint.”The Ravens make this move after the defensive debacle during the 37-33 loss to the Oakland Raiders this past Sunday.The Ravens allowed 351 yards and three touchdowns to Derek Carr.According to Bleacher Report, Pro Football Focus listed Baltimore as the 11th-best team in pass coverage.
Will Davis has a reputation of being an effective force in the secondary. Davis has 25 tackles and two pass deflections within those 15 games in his two seasons with the Dolphins. The Ravens made their choice from a team with a large pool according to the Baltimore Sun. The Sun states that the corner-back position. Moreover,”it happens to be a deep position for the Dolphins. Brent Grimes, Jamar Taylor and Brice McCain are the top three, and Bowman, McCain and rookie Tony Lippett are also on the 53-man roster.”
Overall, the team is 0-2 at the moment. One of the biggest needs moving forward is establishing a cohesive defense. This means a defense that can get off the field and stop short passes and communicate clearer on assignments and routes.The Ravens are currently giving up 250.5 passing yards through two games after an eleven minute drive in the Broncos game and a second year Quarterback picked apart the defense in the Raiders game. UPI.com reports”Davis will battle for playing time behind starters Jimmy Smith and Lardarius Webb. Veteran Kyle Arrington is the nickel back with Anthony Levine, Rashaan Melvin, Julian Wilson and Tray Walker also on the roster.”