OWINGS MILLS, Md. — New Ravens defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald needs extra versatility on protection.
On the latest voluntary exercises, Macdonald confused understanding the general ideas of the protection reasonably than specializing in a particular place.
The gamers embraced the idea.
“Mike truly doing a novel job I’ve sort of by no means skilled; he’s actually having everyone perceive the entire philosophy of primarily simply the group of a protection, versus, ‘You’ve bought this name. How do you play this name?’ He’s sort of saying, ‘Grouping these calls altogether, what’s the complete thought of this name?’” cornerback Marlon Humprey stated. “So, I believe he’s achieved a very good job of sort of actually serving to us all be smarter, to the place I do know what the D-line is doing; I additionally know what the linebacker is doing; I additionally know that the protection is doing, as a result of it’s, ‘The explanation why I name this protection is due to this.’
“And so, it’s been actually distinctive, and I actually like how he did the early-on a part of the offseason program, with sort of simply explaining various things to us and sort of making us smarter soccer gamers. After which, as OTAs have began, he’s sort of began placing the calls to paper after which grouping all of it collectively. So, it’s been actually good – the best way he’s sort of taught us.”
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The Ravens are definitely versatile, particularly within the secondary with the additions of Marcus Williams, Kyle Fuller and Kyle Hamilton, a first-round draft choose.
Macdonald will seemingly transfer these gamers round to create matchup issues.
“The extra we preserve offenses guessing and the extra that we’re placing our greatest guys on the market that may go play quick, simply the higher off, and that is the time of yr to attempt these issues out,” Macdonald stated. “As we get nearer to kickoff, then we’ll begin narrowing it down, so we are able to go play.”