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Trading for a cornerback could be in Ravens' best interest

In this week's GMC Playbook Challenge question, former NFL running back Marshall Faulk wants to know what bold and decisive move the Ravens (and other teams) should make.

Maddie Meyer

Here's this week's question from Marshall Faulk:

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The legendary running back wants to do what bold and decisive decision the Ravens need to make now that the fourth quarter of the season is done.

Here's one that I think most Ravens fans would agree on. The Ravens need to go grab a capable cornerback for depth and substitution package purposes.

The Ravens' offense is beginning to click really well. The front seven has been lights out, despite injuries to Timmy Jernigan and Chris Canty (as well as season-ending injuries to Brent Urban and Kapron Lewis-Moore during training camp). The secondary, on the other hand, has been suspect at best and abysmal at worst.

The Colts will be a tough team for this defense, for example, because Andrew Luck is among the best at making his reads and getting the ball out quick to negate a pass rush. As of now, the Ravens are playing three safeties in substitution packages with Lardarius Webb still coming back from a back injury. The only three corners available with Webb hampered have been Jimmy Smith, Asa Jackson and Chykie Brown. The Ravens sure could use some help at the position.

There aren't many free agents that could step in. Obviously the Derek Cox experiment ended early. But the Ravens do have linebacker Arthur Brown, a second-round draft pick that has been a healthy scratch in all four games. If there's a team that needs some inside linebacker help, perhaps getting a corner in return could work in the Ravens' interest.

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