Scouts Inc. team capsules: Ravens

The defense is still stellar (but old), while Joe Flacco needs more work

Originally Published: September 3, 2009
By Gary Horton | Scouts Inc.

After extensive offseason film study and conversations with NFL coaches and scouts, this is a quick look at each NFL team on offense and defense heading into the regular season, providing a capsule of what philosophy we will likely see on both sides of the ball as well as who is calling the shots. Here: the Baltimore Ravens.

Scouts 2009 capsule -- Baltimore Ravens

You know all about the defense, right? Right. (ESPN Insider will tell you more.) But what does the offense need to do to excel -- i.e., to get over the Pittsburgh hump? To find out, you must be an ESPN Insider. Insider

Gary Horton spent 10 years in the NFL as a scout and another 10 years at the college level as an assistant coach and recruiter. He is the founder and most seasoned member of the Scouts Inc. staff, and his extensive experience at all levels of football make him an excellent talent evaluator.