Ravens and Titans. An old and bitter rivalry is re-newed once again. I can remeber some classic battles between these two. Tennessee would kill us in the regular season, but we all know what happened in the playoffs during the year 2000.
Now Jimmy, i do have a few question about the Titans. Are you guys better with vince young or collins? I know Kerry Collins has kept this team undefeated through 3 weeks, but Tennesse now face thier toughest task yet. They have to come in to our house and defeat a bitter Ravens team that know they should have won on monday. I really hope Kerry can move cause he is going to be blitz about every down.
My 2nd question is, Who's Defense do you think is better, the Ravens or Titans. We all know that they draw alot of similarities, but let's break them down.
DL: Tennesse may have the best D-line in the NFL right know, but baltimore isnt far behind. Albert Hansworth....how can i put this.....IS A BEAST! This guy is incredible. When i watch him, he reminds me of a Young Warren Sapp except bigger and better. When it's all said and done, Hansworth could be recognized as the best DT to ever play the game. The Ravens have their own verision of Albert in Haloti Ngata. He doesnt get sacks like Hansworth, but i dont think there is anyone better at clogging the middle and stuffing the run then Ngata. I also think that if Baltimore played a regular 4-3 defense, Ngata could and probly would put up Albert numbers. In terms of the overall d-line, i give the edge to the Titans.
LB: This is going to the Ravens. No other lineman is playing better then Hansworth right? Well no other LB is playing better then Ray Lewis right know. This guy is moving like he's 25 out there. Not only is he playing well, but he got all his players playing well. I hate it when people say the Ravens sould let Lewis go because he is old. He may be older but he damn sure anit playing old. To me, Ray Lewis is a G.O.A.T. if you dont know what the means, look it up.
DB: I though about giving this one up to the Titans. No other CB is playing better then courtland finnigan. Not only does he shutdown recievers and get ints, but he also returns them for TD's when he gets a chance. Know, im going to say this is a tie. The reason is, Tennesse fornt 4 is so good, they dont even have to blitz to get pressure. They just rush 4 and drop back 7 making it easier for the secondary. The Ravens defense consist of unique and complex blitz that leaves alot of one on one macth-ups. Baltimore corners have to make sur they cover thier man because there will not be alot of help over the top.
Overall: In terms of the whole Defense coming together, I gotta say Ravens. Defense is what Baltimore is known for and it will be like that for a while. Tennesse D is defeniately in the top 5, but it is still not as good as the Ravens.
Cant wait for sunday. This game should defeniately be a great one!(please list coment, thoughs, agreements/disagreements, question below)