Ravens start coming together

Ravens start coming together
May 20, 2013, 11:15 pm
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The 2013 Ravens are starting to come together on the field. It's going to be interesting to see how everything looks.

They won't look exactly the same as the 2012 team that got hot late and raced to a Super Bowl victory. There's been a lot of well-documented changes that everyone will start to get to see when the team begins its OTAs on Tuesday.

This team is going to be a new group, especially on defense where a number of key players from last year are gone, and a number of new guys have joined in. Right now, the big question is going to be how the guys that GM Ozzie Newsome brought it can do under coach John Harbaugh's system and how well they can fit in to a new team.

Teams often keep much together after winning a championship, but that didn't happen here, and the Ravens have said they were expecting that. They brought in players from several different places to fill the holes and try and give the team a new look-- especially on defense where the Ravens wanted to get younger, faster and more agile.

Players are going to be out on the field together at the OTAs, and now it falls to Harbaugh and his staff to get everyone on the same page and trying to find the same level of success as last year and in years past.

But people do need to remember that this is just OTAs, and the regular season remains 3 1/2 months away. This is just the first step towards the 2013 season, but it will be interesting to see how it all plays out this week.