Resiliency is Key for the Baltimore Ravens

By Jermaine Lockett
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We have heard how bad it is in every way possible.  A state of emergency has been declared in the locker room by Baltimore Ravens‘ players.  Coaches and players alike have gone through humbling interviews with reporters about the losses to the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers.  Analysts and rival AFC North fans have had their fun heckling Ravens Nation, but what now?

Author Elizabeth Edwards once said “Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one you had before. You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream about what you’ve lost, or you can accept that and try to put together something that’s good.”   Now is that time to do something good.  I could have chosen a Ray Lewis quote for inspiration, but let’s face facts people; the more we dwell on past accolades or former players that are missed, the more we lose focus on what the current problems are and how to address them.  John Harbaugh and Ozzie Newsome are aware of this.  It is time for Ravens Nation to get on board as well.  They have got to stand together and fight for their playoff lives.  The Baltimore Ravens we all know and love are still a unit capable of greatness.  The personnel is in place, and all that is needed is a proper scheme and the will to win.

Harbaugh will bring this team out of the depths of despair and return them to something respectable.  Throughout his tenure in Baltimore he has not had a losing record until now.  Since 2008 he has only had one year where he had less than 10 wins.  Although this is unfamiliar territory for him, he is a Harbaugh.  These type of men are thick skinned and are the very definition of fight.  Look for your 2013 Ravens to show resiliency with a tough opponent in Charm City against Cincinnati.

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