Posted 07/06/2018 at 08:27 AM
Baltimore Ravens: Very marginal the last few years and have a potential QB problem. Quarterback Joe Flacco has been a subpar performer since winning the Super Bowl a few years ago. Drafting Lamar Jackson will surely put pressure on Joe, if he continues to play like he has the last few years. I think Lamar could be a steal if he gets a chance to show it. You have to get real about this club from what they did last season. The Ravens were 27th in offensive total yards and passing yards. Nothing there will inspire, but they were 9-7 and that is not so bad. In addition, they were 9th in points scored. They added some speed and depth at WR, so if Flacco can deliver it, they could be a quick strike team. Can the OL give Big Joe time he needs? He certainly has the arm to go deep. Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg will need to be a bit more daring this year.
Cincinnati Bengals: Come on man! Marvin Lewis should have been gone years ago. He and quarterback Andy Dalton are just average at what they do. That’s ok for some but not for the beleaguered fans in Cincinnati. Check this out; the Browns are actually favored to do better this year than the Bengals. That says a lot and I should quit there when it comes to discussing this team. The Bengals have endured back-to-back losing seasons for the first time since 2007-08, so it’s fair that experts and oddsmakers alike aren’t high on this team entering 2018.