Originally Posted by LadainianIMnotDONE
I mean they pretty much stuck with the same roster only adding RB's to keep Rice from emptying the tank so early, and what else? Beliving in Flacco? Letting Flacco have more freedom? I'm not 100% focused on their personnel moves does anybody know if they stacked their O Line or got younger at linebacker or something?
I just want to know what they did as an organization to improve personnel to get over that hump. This team was knocking on the door the past 4 years and finally pushed thru. What was the key? I know Flacco's development had a huge deal to do with it and firing their terrible OC. Anything else?
They did NOT hire their heir apparent DC Rex Ryan. After watching him be boastful, big mouth and unable to be a true HC they went with a relative unknown.
A more cerebral HC, a DB coach. Who under his tenure has led the Ravens to balanced drafting.
They did not overpay guys 50mil, drafted offensive players like Flacco and developed him. Ray Rice, and many other offensive players.
They recognized that you must score to win. Great defense was valued but so was scoring and they stayed competitive on offense.