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Baltimore Ravens secondary has run out of excuses

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The Baltimore Ravens secondary has been the sore point of the team for five years. Players have been brought in and shipped out and the unit has been remodeled several times.

As the Ravens enter training camp following the worst season in the John Harbaugh era, issues that plagued the Ravens in the aforementioned season cannot again rear its ugly head.

The secondary has again been remodeled, in a defense that stresses continuity as a key to success. If the talent is not abundant, it needs to be made up with chemistry which includes Jerald Powers as the nickel and Lardarius Webb's move to safety. Three new starters will see the field. Chemistry might be hard to come by early in the 2016 season.

It is easy to dismiss worries about the Ravens secondary by putting the onus on the pass rush. The fact of the matter is that a defense needs elite players at every level to become complete. The 2014 Ravens defense had the best pass rush in the league when hurries and hits were accounted for. And yet the secondary held the team back.

Every unit must do its job. The Ravens secondary cannot once again lag behind. To be weak in the same are two years in a row will not pass unnoticed by Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti. It's time to put up or shut up for the Ravens secondary.