Originally posted on Ravens Football Machine  |  Last updated 1/26/13
You can talk all you want about "teams of destiny", but it all boils down to one essential fact: winning teams usually out-work and out-practice their opponents. Ray Rice's "Hey-Diddle-Diddle" 4th-and-29 conversion, Joe Flacco's 70-yard miracle bomb to Jacoby Jones with 30 seconds left in regulation in Denver... these sorts of things seem to reek of "destiny", but they do not happen if the team as a whole is not superbly conditioned and prepared to create them. I found it remarkable about the Ravens that they just completed some of their toughest and most grueling practices since training camp this past Thursday and Friday...and with the Super Bowl still more than a week away.           John Harbaugh's work ethic is all over this team. If the Ravens don't get the big prize in New Orleans, it will not be because they lacked the will to work hard hard enough for it. Terrell Suggs (OLB) talked a little about the Ravens' work ethic on Friday after practice:
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