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For yet another season, Razzball will be interviewing local NFL beat writers for some in-depth actual football knowledge to sway some insight in our fantasy football knowledge. Keep your eye out for an interview for every NFL team through the summer and check out each one on the “2012 Fantasy Football Team Previews” link. This installment comes courtesy of Brian Malan from the Baltimore Ravens blog Baltimore Beatdown:
1) With Terrell Suggs a question mark for the start of the season coupled with the age of the veterans of the Baltimore Ravens defense, is there any concern for a step backward defensively in 2012 and how do you see the team overcoming Suggs’ absence if necessary?
I definitely think that a step backward will come about with this defense, but it will not be to the point where you see Baltimore as a “middle-tier” group. The loss of the DPOY certainly hurts and there is no possible way to replace him. All we can really do at this point is compensate for him by using a b...
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