The Ravens aren’t sad to see such a talented player on the sideline, but they know Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will find other targets, including No. 2 tight end Martellus Bennett.
Dean Pees spent six seasons in New England, including four as the Patriots’ defensive coordinator. Now in his fifth year as the Ravens’ defensive play caller, Pees has a disciplined, yet flexible unit that is adept at confusing opposing offenses.
The Patriots’ two leaders glowed when talking about what they see from Baltimore’s top-ranked defense.
The Ravens and Patriots have matched up four times in the playoffs over the past seven seasons, including twice in the AFC championship. But there’s something different about Ravens-Steelers, say Ravens players.
The Ravens quarterback lived at his parents’ home during his first two NFL offseasons, and he shared a room with a younger brother who had a poster of Tom Brady on the wall, among other magazine cutouts and posters.
Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick was fired by Art Modell before the team relocated to Baltimore. Modell wanted a fresh start and hired Ted Marchibroda.
Baltimore has a difficult final four games against the Patriots, Eagles, Steelers and Bengals, but Head Coach John Harbaugh said the Ravens have ‘just the men for the job’ to make it to the playoffs.
The Ravens head coach dabbed at the request of Amanda, an 11-year-old fan who visited the Under Armour Performance Center last week with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
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