Found March 16, 2013 on Football Nation:
Baltimore RavensThe Ravens' first move this season was very costly, but very necessary as they re-signed their franchise quarterback, Joe Flacco. With a loaded supporting cast, Flacco led the Ravens to their 2nd Super Bowl win.As a result of re-signing him, the Ravens were forced to let go of some key players like Paul Kruger (Browns), Dannell Ellerbe (Dolphins), Anquan Boldin (49ers), Ed Reed (rumored to the Texans), and Cary Williams (Eagles).These losses won't be easy to overcome next season, in a normally close division in most seasons. The Ravens do have Webb at cornerback, but Williams' replacement has yet to be found and the expected loss of Reed will hamper the Ravens' coverage against opposing pass games.The loss of Kruger will be another loss that's hard to overcome. He played a large pert in the Ravens march to their Super Bowl win. Ellerbe is another linebacker loss, but his role wasn't nearly the size of Kruger's. Flacco's re-signing has ...
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