The Baltimore Ravens’ defense has been playing lights out ever since the team traded for inside linebacker Roquan Smith. Smith arrived during Week 9 and the rest is history, as the unit has turned into one of the best in the NFL.
Smith and fellow linebacker Patrick Queen are the dynamic duo of the inside linebacker corps and compliment each other well. Smith talked to the media after practice in preparation for the Pittsburgh Steelers and was asked about the mentality of the defense heading into the end of the season.
“Honestly, I really don’t care. You can roll the ball out … See man – whatever. I’m here, and I think most of the guys have that same mindset. We’re ready regardless of the offense. It could be a spread, it could be a power-I; I think we can do it all, and we’ve got the pieces to handle any offense throughout the league.”
With the offense struggling since before the bye week, the Ravens’ defense has been stepping up in almost each and every game. They say defense wins championships, so the team will need their defense to help carry them heading into the playoffs.