Posted by MikeT23 on 3/22/2013 2:13:00 PM (view original):
Baltimore may very well be capable of replacing over 1/3 of their starters without missing a beat. However, football is a team sport. Players have to work together. That doesn't come over night.
True, but they return a bunch of guys that started a bunch because of the injuries. I guess that is point I have been making. It isn't like they lost 8 starters that started all 16 games and all 4 playoff games. They are replacing mostly a bunch of guys that started less than half of the 20 games, with guys that started the other half of those games coming back. Kruger, for example, wasn't even a starter in the Super Bowl, but has been deemed one by the media (the Ravens started Jones, Kemoeatu, and Ngata on the line and Suggs, Ellerbe, Lewis, and Upshaw at LB). McCllelan started 12 games at LB. McClain and Webb are back after being injured and starting every game before getting hurt.