The first game gets marked down as a loss on the schedule and the Ravens begin the process of moving on from Denver trying to organize and prepare for the Oakland Raiders. While they lick their wounds, we'll take the time to get the staff's knee-jerk reactions to the loss and poor performance by the entire offense.
A tough loss for the Ravens but an even tougher loss with the injury of Terrell Suggs being out for the year. The defense did a great job of limiting what the Broncos could do both on the ground and in the air, but the offense needs more time to gel around one another and figure out how to get mismatches. Once again, the wide receivers seem to be outmatched with Steve Smith being the only threat so far.
What happened to the powerhouse offensive unit? Rick Wagner and Marshal Yanda couldn't open up any lanes for Forsett or Allen. Kamar Aiken was no where in site. I had to ask a co-worker if he even played. The defense was amazing even when on the field for an 11 minute drive. And now Terrell Suggs isn't even playing next week. The wide receivers aren't doing enough, Joe needs passing weapons, especially when the Tight ends have to help block pass rushers.
Our defense was great, and that's what matters the most. We brought down one of the best quarterbacks ever in his own house. That's something to be proud of. The Ravens have always prided themselves on defense, and this year should be no different. Unfortunately, our offenses always look awkward to start out the year, and today wasn't an exception. I predicted this before the game, and I still believe it, but I fully expect the Ravens to rebound in the following weeks.