Ravens `D' has mixed appeal

By varying packages, group hopes to keep dominant ranking

August 01, 2006|By JAMISON HENSLEY | JAMISON HENSLEY,SUN REPORTER

There are seven Pro Bowl players running in seven different directions.

The linemen shift. The linebackers flop to one side and back again. And a defensive back always seems to be sneaking up to the line of scrimmage.

Ravens Training Camp Through Aug. 19, McDaniel College, Westminster Today: 8:15 a.m. to 10:35 a.m.; special teams, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Dominating `D'

A look at where the Ravens have ranked in yards allowed per game, yards allowed per play and points allowed per game over the past six seasons:

Year YPG YPP PPG

2000 .. 2nd .. 2nd .. 1st

2001 .. 2nd .. 1st ... 4th

2002 . 22nd . 10th ..19th

2003 ... 3rd .. 1st .. 6th

2004 ... 6th .. 5th .. 6th

2005 ... 5th .. 3rd .. 10th

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