We have all heard it time and time again.... "The Ravens D will fall off. They lost Rex Ryan. They lost key players in Bart Scott and Jim Leonhard who can't be replaced. They are an aging defense. Ray Lewis is done."
Of course, us knowledgeable guys at the Beatdown know the average fan just has no clue. We have to disprove these falsities over and over and I think we are all getting tired of it. So I have an idea....
Why not come up with a list of reasons why the Ravens defense will in fact be better in 2009, then 2008. In this post you can list your ideas and expand upon some or all of them.
This way, when people question our defense, we can just link them to our post, and the facts will be clearly displayed for them. I also think this will be a great source of information when finished, especially because there are so many smart, knowledgeable Ravens fans who post here.
I'll start us off. My reason that our defense will be improved is our greatly upgraded secondary.(others could be regarding Ray's continued stellar play, Kelly Gregg and Landry's return, T-Good breaking out, Mattison taking less chances...) We have depth and speed back at CB like never before in Ravens history. I will expand on this later in the comments.