Terrence Cody struggled a lot in the 2012 season, as he couldn’t shed one-on-one blocks and collapse the pocket in run-defense. Much of that has been attributed to a hip-injury he had during the regular season and had surgery on this offseason. The former second round draft pick of the Baltimore Ravens in 2010 has been on the mend to some degree as to whether he will be on the team in the future or even the near future. But right now, the veteran is looking good.
“He’s played well in training camp, so there’s no issue with Terrence and the way he’s playing at all,” Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh noted via the team’s website. “He’s graded out really highly, and I think he’s improved.”
Cody has certainly been graded out highly in a very surprising way in my opinion. According to profootballfocus.com, Cody has a grade of 3.4 which is the second highest on the Ravens defense overall.
I was very critical about his play last season and thought of him as huge disappointment. I expected him to team up with Haloti Ngata and develop one of the scariest defensive lines in the NFL. Cody is entering his fourth season and is looking forward to seeing what the defense can do. I’m just glad he’s proving me wrong.
“We’ve worked well together, and practiced well, and we’re just battling with each other,” Cody noted. “I’m really excited just to see what the defense is going to do.”
If Cody can develop into a stout defensive lineman, expect this unit to go back to being the elite defense we are all accustomed to seeing.