OWINGS MILLS,Md-- Thursday's preseason game provided a problem for the the Ravens as their defensive struggle against the Atlanta Falcons running game created a panic among fans. However, Terrell Suggs stressed that the unit has plenty of time to work out the kinks.
"Do you hit the panic button saying, 'Oh gosh, this team is going to struggle against the run this year? Absolutely not," Suggs said. "you get the things corrected and you take it into the next game. you definitely want to address the issues, the things that we saw out there on Thursday night, but there is no cause for panic."
Transition is the theme for the Baltimore Ravens this year. Eight players, who started last season-including Ray Lewis and Ed Reed-leaving Suggs to take upon the task of leadership for the team.
On paper, the Ravens have all the players that can place this defense in the top 10.
"Its not going to be perfect now, and I wouldn't want to be perfect now, "Suggs said." I'd rather be perfect going into November and December. I say it all the time: 'No Super Bowls are won in preseason, but you have lost some.' You've just got to continue to play and get better".