Friday, February 18, 2011

2010 Ravens Season in Review – Defensive Line

NT Haloti Ngata -Before the season even began Ngata started receiving high praise.  The terms “best defensive lineman” and “best defensive player” were heard when discussing the Ravens top play-maker up front.  For the most part Ngata did not disappoint.  He took his game, from an already high level, to the next stratosphere.  Ngata improved significantly as a pass rusher, collapsing pockets and often beating double teams.  Ngata did seem to slow late in the year with a nagging knee injury, but he was a dominant performer who may not have reached his best yet.  The Ravens have already placed the franchise tag on Ngata for the 2011 season, and I am sure they will look to lock him up with a long term deal.

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