Russell Street Recap
In 120 seconds or less the Russell Street Recap delivers news, insight, opinion and stories about the Baltimore Ravens. Our focus ranges from human interest topics, to the plays that made a difference in the game, and all points in between. Think of the Russell Street Recap as your daily Ravens two-minute drill intended for those on the go.
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It was late July of 2016. Another hot, muggy day on the fields at One Winning Drive. The linebackers and running backs gathered together for a drill. An undrafted free agent linebacker, number 48 stepped up to take his turn. Across his back was a name that I hadn’t yet learned to pronounce. Onwuasor.
The Ravens are hosting former Tampa defensive tackle and recently turned free agent Gerald McCoy. And given the logjam of talent in the team’s interior defensive line, you might wonder why Eric DeCosta covets such a player who is likely to be a bit pricey. But maybe there’s more to the story…
Cleveland is the same city that busted up its stadium and threw pieces of it on the field during the Browns final game in 1995. This is the same city that hurled beer bottles on to the field during a game, peppering players and game officials. This is the same city that is home to fans that tackled a young Jets fan because the Browns lost and the youngster wore his Jets colors.
With all of the attention given to defending the pass in the NFL, might it not be a good idea for offenses to shift their focus towards attacking faster but lighter defenses with the run?
When the Ravens courted Eric Weddle prior to the 2016 season, they had competition for the then 3-time Pro Bowler. The competition? None other than the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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