Originally Posted by GP
Plus, the Ravens hold a trump card in the sense that they can say "Ed, darling, you have the chance to play 1 or 2 more years HERE and retire as a Ravens player. All things equal, this is your home."
I bet the Ravens FO is playing that card real heavy right now. Any team would.
Also I agree that Rick Smith is pretty solid as a GM.
The rest is up to the coaches (Kubiak, Wade, Marcianno) and the players.
Somehow, if the core players can manage to stay on the field (Mario, Barwin, Schaub, Ryans, Cushing) ; that would help, too.