After losing four of the last five games of the 2012 regular season, the Baltimore Ravens now have won three straight playoff games, including two in a row on the road over Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. En route to New Orleans and a date with the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII, they've silenced critics, done the unthinkable and slayed two of the greatest quarterbacks of football's modern era.
Just don't call the 2012 Ravens a "team of destiny."
O.J. Brigance will have none of that.
"I don't know with all the different events and challenges that we have had this season whether we are a team of destiny, but I will say we are a team of vision," says Brigance, a former Ravens player and the team's current senior adviser to player development. "We have faith in the vision we have all seen to be Super Bowl champions."
Known around the Ravens locker room and team's facility as "Juice," Brigance knows a thing or two about having faith in a vision.
In 2007, he was diagnosed wit...