The Ravens entered the 2011 season with questions about their secondary. Those questions never made a lot of sense to me, but they were among some local and national media outlets.
Baltimore’s pass defense ended the season ranked fourth in the NFL, allowing just 196.2 yards per game. A mix of youth (Lardarius Webb, Cary Williams and Jimmy Smith) and experience (Ed Reed and Bernard Pollard) combined to make this one of the best secondaries in football.
If Baltimore was this successful with youthful, largely inexperienced cornerbacks, what kind of room will the Ravens have on their roster for veteran cornerback Domonique Foxworth?
Foxworth, one of the key negotiators in the NFL’s labor agreement, has played in just two games the last two seasons because he’s recovering a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered before the start of training camp in 2010. He’s entering the final year of his four-year $27.2 million contract signed before the 2009 season.
The problem with that final year ...