On defense, Ravens seek show of hands

Dropped balls were factor in low turnover total of '05

August 10, 2006|By JAMISON HENSLEY | JAMISON HENSLEY,SUN REPORTER

Wanting to force more turnovers on defense, the Ravens have resorted to some strong-arm tactics.

That is, the strong arm of quarterbacks coach Rick Neuheisel.

Ravens Training Camp

Through Aug. 19, McDaniel College, Westminster. Today: 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Cooling turnovers

The Ravens forced 26 turnovers in 2005, their fewest since 1998. A look at the turnovers produced by the defense over the past six seasons:

Year .... Int. .... Fum. .... Total

2000 ..... 23 ........ 26 .......... 49

2001 ..... 16 ........ 12 ........... 28

2002 ..... 25 .......... 6 ............ 31

2003 ...... 24 ........ 17 .......... 41

2004 ...... 21 .......... 13 ........... 34

2005 ....... 12 .......... 14 ........... 26

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