Even though four weeks ago he was nothing more than a special teams player, Lardarius Webb ended his season as Baltimore’s best player in the secondary.
Who would have thought that the Ravens 2009 third round draft pick would mean so much?
Webb’s injury was first described as a right knee strain, though it was later called a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
The talk of the town was that the Ravens may consider bringing back Chris McAlister, but I never bought it. Not to say that C-Mac isn’t the best candidate for the open position, I believe that. But I think he interferes with John Harbaugh’s “agenda” in Baltimore and that even if the two cleaned up their relationship that Harbaugh still wouldn’t bring back McAlister as it would be too damaging to his reputation.
So who’s the next man up? Right now it looks like Corey Ivy. Remember him? He should fit right in here in Baltimore’s secondary. Ivy played one game with the Steelers (against the Ravens ironically enough) before being cut.
I’m not a big fan of the move, but personally I don’t think it will matter too much. The Ravens have their hands full against the Steelers, but I honestly don’t their they are strong enough to truly be successful in the playoffs if they do make it.