Baltimore Ravens in 2012
Now that I'm somewhat over the loss in NE, I'm ready to move on and focus on next season. That being said, how this team approaches the offseason will go a long way towards defining who it will be in 2012. I liken this team to the 2001 Maryland Terrapins basketball team that lost a bitterly contested game to their nemesis, the Duke Blue Devils in the Final Four, after leading at one point 41-14, I believe, during that game. I remember the leaders on that team, Juan Dixon and Lonny Baxter, looking crushed after the game and thinking to myself that there went their best chance at a National Championship. But thankfully I was proven wrong as those leaders used that loss as fuel to drive them to the title during the following season. When the Ravens lost Sunday, I had that same feeling as I had watching Maryland 11 years ago. But after hearing Ray Lewis address the team afterward, I think they'll be alright.