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What If...

What if, the worst case scenario happens Friday night and the Ravens lose a starter to season ending injury?  Just kicking this around as filler until game time.  We have lost at least one starter for the season each of the past few years, so if past is prologue...

I was thinking about this and it occurred to me that on defense, we are set with plenty of depth all the way around.  Even if we lost Ngata, we have a ton of depth on the D-line; same with Reed and Ray-Ray -we have depth to fill in for them.  We would lose a step, but I do not think it would be the end of the season.  I think Suggs and what he brings in pass rushing production would be the only defensive player that would really hurt if lost for the season.

Special teams I am kind of passing on, because every team is in the same boat if their punter or kicker goes down- they find the best on the street and hire them...

Our offense, is a whole 'nuther story...  While I believe we have plenty of depth at WR and TE, everywhere else would either be a fatal blow or near fatal blow.  Ray Rice going down would be a huge hit, but we do have Ricky and some others all ready in house.

The two I fear the most would be Flacco and Oher.  Flacco for obvious reasons -game (over), set and match.  But if Oher goes down, we are in a world of hurt also because of the ripple effect along the O-line (Yanda at LT anybody?!?!), and the fact it would potentially be putting Flacco in a (life) career threatening situation in terms of being pounded like a red-headed stepchild caught in a bathroom stall with Big Ben.

So, any thoughts in terms of who you would fear the most in terms of being knocked out (and Fabian Washington and Troy Smith are not valid responses!)?

The opinions posted here are those of the administrator of this blog and his loyal readers. They are in no way official comments from the team, and should not be misconstued as such, even though he thinks he could do just as well or even a better job!

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