Originally posted on Ravens Football Machine  |  Last updated 11/27/12
It may be no coincidence that as 3rd-year defensive end Arthur Jones seems to be blossoming as an impact player on the Ravens 3-man line, Baltimore's run defense has gotten better, they are generating more pass rush... and overall team performance has improved. People always ask me lately---"are the Ravens playing better defense because they are without Ray Lewis [triceps] ?.." I tell them no. The difference is Arthur Jones is playing the best defensive end of his life right now. That, plus Terrell Suggs is getting faster and stronger at OLB...and LB Paul Kruger is getting better as the season goes on, too. Having Ray Lewis back in time for the 2012 playoffs will only end up making something that is now good even better.       Arthur Jones, DE, 6-3, 315, age 26, 3rd year out of Syracuse, drafted 5th round of the 2010 Draft...Jones had 5 tackles and 2 sacks against the Chargers in the win at San Diego last Sunday. Jones has come a long way from hardly
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