Replacing a legend is never easy but in Baltimore, rookies Matt Elam and Arthur Brown flashed the instincts, physicality and athleticism in their second preseason game to help the defending champs imagine moving past future Hall of Famers Ed Reed and Ray Lewis.
The demo for Madden NFL 25 debuted on Tuesday and we've got a breakdown of some of the playing options, the player rankings -- who's better between Russell Wilson and Colin Kaepernick?? -- and much more.
A few things to kick around as the NFL enters its quiet season: Adam Jones speaking to rookies is a mistake (as is camp reality TV for his team), we note some replacement who need to come up big and Victor Cruz should play for his big payday.
They lost six starters from the defense that lined up in Super Bowl XLVII -- including Ray Lewis and Ed Reed -- so the Baltimore Ravens are supposed to be handicapped this season. Try again. Their defense will be improved, and here's why.
With Ray Lewis retiring, Dannell Ellerbe signing with the Dolphins and Rolando McClain lasting just a month in Baltimore before calling it a career in May, the addition of veteran linebacker Daryl Smith makes a lot of sense for the Ravens.